Dedicated Server

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What Does Dedicated Server Mean?

A dedicated server is a type of remote server that is entirely dedicated to an individual, organization or application. It is deployed, hosted, and managed by a hosting provider, cloud, or managed service provider (MSP).

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A dedicated server is exclusive and not shared with any other customer, service or application.

Techopedia Explains Dedicated Server

A dedicated server provides functionality like an in-house server but is owned, operated and managed by the backend provider. The user/customer remotely connects with the dedicated server over the Internet to perform a suite of server based services.

A dedicated server may be used to host applications and/or services, as well as for data storage and backup services. A dedicated server also may be used internally for the hosting and provisioning of specialized services, such as implementing dedicated file or network servers.

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