A dedicated server price depends on the resources you need. The cost of a dedicated server can easily be over $100/month since you rent the entire physical server to host your business website or apps. Its server has specifications that cannot be easily changed. On the other hand, a virtual server has virtual resources that can be easily assigned and removed.
For example, if you only need 1GB of RAM, you can hire the virtual server at a minimum cost, then if you need you can request another GB without changing anything, you only need a mere restart of the operating system. This condition reduces fixed costs that could not be done with a private dedicated server.
Do I need to buy a dedicated server?
When we talk about renting servers, the first thing we have to keep in mind is:
Not all websites, online stores, web applications and blogs need to rent a private virtual server, a Cloud VPS, or a dedicated server. The situation depends a lot on the needs of your application, the type of content you are going to host, as well as the traffic you are driving. These factors may help you identify your needs for a dedicated server.
#1 Your website gets lot of visits
- If your visits exceed 2 thousand daily: for this scenario, we will recommend that you rent a VPS Hosting, as they are the best option in terms of quality and price. Well, buying a server with so few visits will rarely be profitable.
- If your traffic exceeds 10 thousand per day, it is advisable to go thinking about a dedicated server, but go with a monthly payment
- If your traffic exceeds 30 thousand daily visits, that is when you can consider the option of renting servers for a whole year, because the profitability you can have with that traffic would allow you to buy a machine and place it in a datacenter without problems.
#2 There are specific configuration or application needs
Many developers need to enhance their applications with configurations and technologies that are not available in web hosting plans. In those cases, when you need to make such configurations or installations, the ideal condition is to think about renting a server, depending on the money you have.
#3 If you use a lot of disk space
Plans that use up to 100 to 200GB of disk almost always need to rent a VPS or Dedicated server, since traditional shared hosting/reseller plans are usually not enough.
#4 When you have over $ 20 dollars/month budget
Money is an essential factor. Any VPS with high-speed SSD drives and virtualized Intel CPUs can be obtained for figures close to 20 dollars, always talking about renting a VPS of course.
If you think about renting a dedicated server, you can get them from 70 dollars / month onwards with decent resources and technologies from an Indian hosting company. And if you want to buy a server, you should consider depositing over 3,000 dollars, depending on the CPU, RAM, types of disks, etc.
Advantages of buying a dedicated server
A significant advantage of server rental is that you access it relatively quickly. If it is a Cloud VPS plan, it is usually activated immediately, and if it is a Dedicated Server, you can have it online in about 24-36 hours, which is the time that almost all companies take to deliver the hardware.
If you need to scale the CPU, RAM or Disk and it is a virtual private server, you can scale it in seconds or minutes. And if it's a dedicated server, you can do so in a few minutes with the assistance of the hosting team.
- Hardware is always updated
Rented servers are ideal if you are concerned with having updated hardware and network technologies. Almost all providers usually improve their CPUs, Disks, and other technologies so that every few years you can request upgrades or replacements for your current technology.