A dedicated server is a type of Internet hosting where the client leases an entire server not shared with anyone.
This is more flexible hosting as organizations have full control over the server(s) and they can choose their operating systems, hardware, etc...
Dedicated servers are most often housed in data centers. A company who lease out these servers is called dedicated hosting provider.
Hosting company provides managed & unmanaged type of dedicated server. Many dedicated hosting provider also offers choice of operating system and advanced control panles.
You've total control over the RAM, Hardware, Firewall and many other components of your dedicated server.
If you have opted for a dedicated server, then the web hosting company will offer you an exclusive computer with your web server having all necessary softwares and valid internet connection. This dedicated server is physically placed in the premises of the web hosting company.
Dedicated servers indeed have great advantage over the shared servers. These servers offer better control, total reliability and quality performance capable to manage resource intensive web applications. Websites having massive user traffic always prefer dedicated servers.
Reliable Dedicated Servers come with guaranteed uptime and reliable support in case of emergencies. When your Dedicated Server needs updates to the operating system or to its hardware configuration - this maintenance is typically included in your regular support agreement. You wont be hijacked by crazy fees or surprise invoices for routine support.
Dedicated Servers may not appear at first glance to be as great of an economic boone as shared hosting or VPS hosts - however, unlike shared and virtual hosting accounts, you are not sharing bandwidth and processor time with other hosted accounts. Your site(s) will run reliably at the same speed regardless of the time of day or what your neighbor is doing with their site... there are no neighbors! Step up your shared hosting account for ecommerce to a dedicated server and elevate your level of security naturally by locking down your server and running with the Cyber-Bulls.