Whether your business is large or small, dedicated servers are a necessity nowadays. There is almost nothing left now that isn’t digital. Aren’t you convinced that every business relies on secured data? You should consider making the right decision when hosting a commercial website, some mail server, or a specialized application.
“You might be a lifestyle influencer looking to share all of your step-by-step video tutorials with your online audience.”
“You might be a motivational speaker, specializing in webinars that earn you hundreds of thousands of users around the world. “
“A virtual teacher might want to live stream new tips on her website for subscribers.”
Two very important things are common to all three hypothetical examples:
Every one of them is part of a category called sharing/streaming content.
Website hosting is different for each of them.
The difference between streaming and downloading content
As a technical concept, streaming is the continuous transmission of audio or video files from a server to an end-user. Netflix or your favorite podcast are examples of streaming, or you might do it on your iPhone to watch or listen to Netflix.
When it comes to streaming and downloading, what is the difference?
You raise an excellent point. There is no download involved in streaming. It is a quick and easy way to watch videos or listen to audio content without downloading anything. However, neither can be streamed without being read from a file. Following that, the file will be sent via the Internet through remote storage.
Downloading has an old-fashioned feel to it. Whenever you download a video, it saves the entire file to your computer or laptop’s hard drive, and after it has been downloaded fully, you can play it.
There’s just one problem. A fast server is ubiquitous with streaming content. The video/audio quality is good, and you do not have any lag (latency). Because of this, a reliable and powerful web host is crucial to streaming success.
The type of web hosting you need for this site should streamline heavier amounts of content and handle large bandwidth (visitor traffic). Despite being great for many reasons, Shared Hosting does not allow streaming.
How can we fix this? These resources mentioned above and other valuable features come with a Dedicated Server, helping you stream audio and video for the best possible experience.
So what’s a Dedicated Server, anyway?
There may be a need for a dedicated server for a Website (or set of related company sites) that develops a large amount of traffic – for example, a site that handles up to 35 million hits per day. Dedicated servers are rented and used exclusively as the Web host’s servers, software, and connections to the Internet. Client companies typically can configure and operate the servers remotely. A dedicated server on the web host’s premises is said to reduce the cost of the router, Internet connection, security system, and network administration.
Companies renting dedicated servers must operate specific types of computers in many cases, but they may be given several options. Some hosting providers offer a choice involving a client organization purchasing and installing its server at its location. This is known as colocation.
A dedicated server typically comes with a specific amount of memory, disk space, and bandwidth (referred to as the number of gigabytes a month that can be delivered). Hosting companies can offer dedicated servers for rent to third parties that will use the resources on the server. Some companies provide easy-to-use control interfaces and emails, domain name services, and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) capabilities.
What are the essential features of hosting and streaming content?
Dedicated Servers provide you with several features that meet your streaming and hosting demands.
You get a lot of available bandwidth with dedicated servers because they are located in the data centers. For Dedicated Servers, bandwidth is often allocated by terabytes (TB), but servers and specifications differ according to hosting providers.
Storage of data
As we mentioned earlier, before a video or audio can be streamed, it must be read from a file on disk. You need to know how much disk space is available on your server since that is what you use to store files. While larger applications require more storage, many Dedicated Servers (such as Namecheap’s) are equipped with solid-state drives (SSDs) with backup hard drives (HDDs).
There are now Dedicated Servers that support Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe). This modern storage protocol works with solid-state drives (SSDs) to provide faster input/output (I/O) and a much greater data bandwidth. SSDs offer performance, low latency, and parallelism that NVMe takes advantage of from the start. You will enjoy 2X faster speeds on your website because your Dedicated Server can perform more work in less time.
Control of the server
Dedicated Server Hosting is an isolated environment where you have complete control over how your server is configured and run. We have mentioned this in previous sections. Additionally, you can change the hardware specifications and even install your operating system (OS). Dedicated Servers are a big favorite of advanced web developers.
Keeping your server secure
We have said it before, and we will say it again. Dedicated servers are exclusively yours, so you don’t have to share them with anyone else. The data cannot be compromised as a result of software vulnerabilities. In this way, you can tailor any features you need for your website and stored files. Dedicated Servers offer great flexibility, but ultimately, you’re responsible for how they’re implemented.