A dedicated server is a physical server located in one of our data centres. Unlike Web Hosting plans also referred to as "shared hosting" , which are technically managed by OVHcloud, you are fully responsible for the administration of your dedicated server. This guide will help you with the first steps of managing your dedicated server. When your dedicated server is first set up during the order process, you can select which operating system will be installed. From the General information tab, click on On the next screen, select either Install from an OVHcloud template or Install one of your templates in order to use a template for the installation. To be able to install a customised image on the server, choose the third option Install from custom image.
Why would you need a dedicated server (4 key reasons)?
What is a Dedicated Server?
Much like many other new site owners, you probably opted for shared hosting when you first launched your website. There are plenty of options, and you may have pondered, What is a dedicated server — and why do I need one? The answer lies in the reasons for wanting to upgrade in the first place. For example, you may be dealing with a rise in immediate traffic, or anticipating growth in the near future. Dedicated servers are ideal for this, along with their strong enhanced security features and potential positive impact on page loading times. Dedicated hosting essentially means that your website has its own server all to itself.
Why Do You Need a Dedicated Server?
The name may seem obvious, but what exactly are dedicated servers, and what applications are best for this hosting type? The definition of a dedicated server is "an enterprise-grade physical server used to host the applications and services of a single hosting client". Dedicated servers are typically used to host high-traffic websites, web applications, and for other hosting scenarios where performance is paramount. The most common infrastructure hosting options are shared hosting, VPS hosting, cloud hosting, and dedicated server hosting. The main differentiating feature is that a dedicated server is a single tenant hosting environment. Most infrastructure hosting options divide a server between two or more users: cloud hosting platforms, for example, divide the resources of one physical server between several virtual machines. Known as multi-tenant hosting environments, none provide the full resources and performance of a dedicated server. With dedicated server hosting, everything the server has to offer is at your disposal, which is why dedicated servers are the most powerful infrastructure hosting option — no other hosting option can give your more power and flexibility. A bare metal server is the same thing as a dedicated server. The difference has more to do with branding than the product itself.
Both types of servers perform almost the same function. They both connect computers and transfer information. A dedicated server is exactly what it sounds like: a server dedicated entirely to your website and its needs. Unlike a shared server, all of the resources are yours alone and no other websites have access to them. This leads to increased speed, reliability and security.