The dedicated hosting service is a kind of internet hosting by which the client leases the entire server which is not shared with anyone. It is much more flexible as compared to shared hosting as the organizations have a complete control on the servers, which includes the choice of the operating system & hardware.

There is another level of dedicated hosting which is commonly termed as complex hosting. Complex Managed Hosting is applicable to both dedicated servers i.e. a hybrid server & the virtual server, with a lot of companies which choose a hybrid which is a combination of physical and virtual hosting solution.

There are a lot of equalities between a standard & the complex hosting but a key distinction is the level of administrative & the engineering support that a customer is paying for leading to both an enhanced size & complication of infrastructure deployment. A provider comes in to take over most of management including security, protection, memory storage & an IT support.

The service is basically proactive in its nature. A server admin can generally be provided with a hosting company as an add-on service. In various cases, the dedicated server can provide very low overhead & a huge return for the investments.

The dedicated servers are basically housed in the data centres which is similar to the colocation facilities which provide redundant power resources and the HVAC systems. In comparison to colocation, a server hardware is basically owned by a provider & in various cases, they would provide support for the operating systems and the apps.

The availability, cost & an employee familiarity generally decides that which OSs are provided on dedicated servers of Linux and Unix which are the open source operating systems are included at no cost to the client.

A dedicated host service is basically different from the managed host service in which the managed hosting services generally offer much more support along with other services. The managed hosting is aimed towards the clients with less technical information whereas the dedicated hosting services or the unmanaged hosting services are compatible for the website development & system administration professionals.

A dedicated host server utilizes the hard security methods to ensure that the data which is stored on their network of servers is safe. The providers will very often deploy various software programs for scanning the systems and the networks for obtrusive invaders, the spammers, hackers and many other dangerous problems like Trojans, worms, and the crashers. There is a different security protection software for Linux and Windows.

The providers bill for the dedicated servers based on fixed monthly cost to include a particular software package. Now the software vendors have realized about the significant market opportunity to bundle the software with the dedicated servers. Since then, they have started introducing the price models which allow the dedicated host providers the capability to buy & resell the software which is based on the reduced monthly fees.