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Benefits of a Shared Server vs Benefits of a Dedicated Server

It's only once a website has been built that many companies look at the server options and which one is best for their unique requirements. UKFast's team of hosting experts will help you determine which server solution is best for your needs - simply request a quote now and one of our specialists will call you back.

What is a server?

The server is the device that hosts your website on the internet. It gives you space enabling traffic to find your website. UKFast's servers are housed in enterprise-grade data centres, these are secure units with atmospheric control and failsafe power supplies and backup generators giving you piece of mind that your business will always be available online.

Which server is best for your business?

There are a number of different types of server solutions available to you however these can be broken down into two options:

  1. Shared server
  2. Dedicated server

What's the difference?

The main difference is that with dedicated servers you don't share the resources of your server.

There are pros and cons of sharing a server, the main benefit of this server option is that it is an inexpensive route to market. Shared servers may be a good option for individuals and small business websites that mainly act as a brochure.

Dedicated servers are initially a more expensive option than shared servers, however in the long run they repay the website through the extra capacity they are able to deliver, this benefits the users in terms of faster load times, in storage capacity, which is vital for websties with items such as baskets and large files, all of these factors result in better returns in the long run.

There is no limit to the potential growth of your business online with a dedicated server although a shared solution may be a good starting point for your business' online presence, call now on 0800 458 4545 or request a quote and a hosting expert will discuss the best server solution for your businesses needs.