Dedicated hosting is a pretty straightforward form of hosting. You get access to an entire physical server that’s solely dedicated to your website. Compare this to shared hosting, where this same physical server is split between hundreds to thousands of other sites.
By having all of these server resources pointed squarely at your site, you get access to an unparalleled level of performance, uptime, and security. But that’s a no brainer when you think about the massive amount of server resources dedicated to a single site.
The pricing might make some users gulp, but when you consider the level of server resources you’ll have access to, the price starts to make sense.
You should probably only consider dedicated hosting if you have a website that gets a very high volume of traffic or has strict security requirements that need to be enforced—think something along the lines of a banking website.
If you’re trying to sort through the different dedicated plans offered here, the biggest differences between the plans are the level of server processing power, RAM, storage, and bandwidth they offer.
Basically, the larger your site is and the more traffic it gets, the higher plan you’ll need. So if you have a high traffic personal finance site getting millions of visitors per month, or an ecommerce store that regularly needs to process thousands of ongoing transactions, then a dedicated server will be right up your alley. In terms of upgrading plans, you’re probably fine starting with the Startup plan, and if you notice a lag in performance, then upgrade to a plan that’ll give you more storage and support for more traffic.