Debunking the Most Common Myths About Dedicated Hosting

August 2016

There are many reasons to consider switching to a dedicated server from shared hosting, or from hosting your own server to a hosting company. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to dedicated hosting. By taking the time to discover and understand the truth behind these common myths and concerns, you can make a better informed decision when it comes to whether or not dedicated hosting is right for your needs.

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Myth 1: Dedicated Hosting is Too Expensive

Perhaps the most common myth about dedicated servers is that they’re too expensive for the “average” website or business owner. It may have been true in the past that dedicated server packages were designed with deeper pockets in mind, however, today even small business owners and gamers are able to afford their own dedicated hosting packages thanks to advancements in technology and higher demand. As a result, hosting is more affordable than ever. (We even have clearance hosting options at ReliableSite for those on tighter budgets). So it’s simply not true that dedicated servers are too expensive for the typical website’s needs.

Myth 2: Dedicated Hosting is Unreliable

Another reason why some people are skeptical about making the switch to a dedicated hosting is that they worry about reliability. It’s understandable that this would be a concern for somebody who is used to managing their own servers. However, so long as you go with the hosting package that’s right for your website’s needs and traffic, there’s no need to be concerned about reliability. In fact, ReliableSite even works to reduce these concerns by providing a 100% up-time service level agreement to its customers, along with 24/7 support, so you can rest assured that your servers will be reliable. This means more up-time for your site and a better overall experience for visitors of your site as well.

Myth 3: Using Dedicated Hosting Means Giving Up Control

Finally, for those who are used to managing their own servers, the thought of switching to dedicated hosting can be a bit startling because you probably assume that means having to give up control of your servers altogether. However, the good news here is that ReliableSite offers customizable hosting options that allow you to retain a great deal of control over your servers. In fact, on an unmanaged dedicated hosting plan, the company has no access to the data on your server. On the other hand, if you’d prefer a more hands-off approach as a means of saving yourself the time and hassle, we also offer completely managed servers. The level of customization is really up to you, but you are ultimately still in control of what processes and programs are on your server.

These are just a few of the most common myths floating around out there about dedicated servers and hosting. Now that you understand the realities behind these myths, are you ready to consider making your life easier with a dedicated server package? If so, contact us today so we can help you figure out which option best suits your needs.