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What is a Dedicated Server?


A dedicated server is a type of internet hosting service where the client leases out an entire server not shared by anyone. These types of servers are more flexible than shared hosting and organizations have full root access and total control over the servers and the services that run on the servers. With a dedicated server the possibilities are endless.

Typically, a dedicated server is rented and includes a stated amount of memory, hard disk space, and bandwidth. Some hosting companies allow the renter of a dedicated server to do virtual hosting, in turn renting services on the server to third parties for their Web sites. Domain name system, e-mail, and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) capabilities are typically included.