How do dedicated servers work?

Gregorio

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Does anyone explain How does a dedicated server work? it has more different from a VPS?
 

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when you lease a dedicated server, you are leasing and entire physical server. The entire server (hard drives, ram, cpu, raid card, motherboard, everything is used by only you. This gives you better isolation and no risk of another account on the server, affecting your account.

A VPS is a "Virtual Private Server". It is a virtual server, running on a physical server. VPS's share the physical resources with the other VPS's on the server. A VPS is usually better then regular shared hosting, but not as good as a dedicated server. However, this also depends on the resources included in the plan you choose.
i.e. you can get a small VPS, that has less resources then you would have on a quality shared hosting account. You can also find older/slower dedicated servers that cannot perform as well as a VPS on newer hardware.

The other thing to consider is server management. If you know how to properly setup/secure/manage a server, then your all set. If not, you will need to get a managed VPS/server and have your host handle these tasks for you.
 

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They are physical computers. VPS is virtual computer running on the physical computer.
Big difference is in the price where VPS can be bought for like $4 and dedi for at least triple price, usually much more.
 

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Great explanations by RDO Servers and postcd. Depending on whether you need managed services, pricing for VPS and dedicated servers vastly varies. A $40 VPS would not compete against, let's say an E5-1270v3 server. Really, when you're deciding which way to host, you need to look at a mix of price, specs, network and customer support.
 

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You're on your own machine.

If you're just starting your site, 99.9% chance you won't need a dedicated server.
 

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A dedicated server is a type of remote server that is entirely dedicated to an individual, organization or application. It is deployed, hosted and managed by a hosting, cloud or managed service provider (MSP).

A dedicated server is exclusive and not shared with any other customer, service or application.
 

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Dedicated Server will be the physical machine while vps is nothing but the virtual part of the dedicated server. Client can create multiple vps on single dedicated servers. Working will be same at some instance but work quality and results will be better with dedicated server only.
 
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