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.
Setting Up Your Server
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Why Host Your Own Dedicated Server?
In a small business, the standard peer-to-peer networking model used in homes and very small offices eventually becomes insufficient. Eventually user demands—such as access to shared storage drives and printers—increases beyond what a router and endpoints can do. So, how do you know when you should introduce a server into your small office network?
Azure Dedicated Host is an Azure service that provides physical servers - able to host one or more Azure virtual machines - dedicated to your organization and your workloads. The server capacity is not shared with other customers. As you provision the host, you gain direct visibility and control over the underlying Azure infrastructure.