Are Semi-Dedicated Servers Any Good?

The Virtual Private Server (VPS) is the best stopover if you are planning to move from the shared server to the dedicated server. There is also something called the semi-dedicated server that people go for when they want more than what the shared server offers but don’t want to invest in a dedicated server yet.

The dedicated server is one that you own. The semi-dedicated server is not yours. It belongs to a hosting company. A semi-dedicated server is not completely dedicated to you, but it offers you control. You get root access and control over a part of the server. Like a shared server, the semi-dedicated server, too, requires you to share it with others. But here, you get a better share. The sharing happens with only 5, 10, 20 or so websites, making life easier for you.

A semi-dedicated server provides you better performance than a shared server now that you are sharing your resources with only a few websites. You have more bandwidth and more disk space with you now along with control. You can choose as many applications as you want.

In terms of cost, too, a semi-dedicated server works reasonably well, offering features similar to a dedicated server at a low cost. And the server is fully-managed. The company hosting the server takes care of the management of the semi-dedicated server.

With a semi-dedicated server, you get an idea of your hosting needs in the future. Trying this server will let you know if it is time to get a dedicated server.