So many business people (especially small scale) are still doubting the fact that dedicated server is just good for their businesses. This is one of the topics I don't like arguing much about because as they say - "seeing is believing", you need to try this out so that you will understand how good it is. Well from my experience so far, I have come to understand that a dedicated server means that your server is dedicated only to you and that you have a complete control over it. This single web server within a computer network will be used only for you as a customer. You don't share it with anybody.
When we started our small business at home, we found out that we would be doing a lot on the internet. We use internet for practically almost everything we do and when we were trying to beat time, we notice that our system was always getting slower. There is nothing that could drive me nuts like a slow internet system that would not agree to work with me. Because I'm a mother, I try to set time for my business and I like finishing what I've mapped out for myself to do before my kids come back from school so that I would also have time for them. With our then shared-server, everything was so slow and I hardly finish whatever I was supposed to do. I didn't know what the problem was until we got a professional who advised us to go for a dedicated server. We were sceptical because we hadn't heard this from any other person before. I even asked some friends about it and they didn't encourage us to go for it. After another month of working frustration, we decided to give it a try since we didn't our growing business and family life to suffer.
Since we started using dedicated server, I was asking my husband why it took us so much time to take the decision. I have to tell you that it has so many advantages that come with it. Can you imagine sharing the same telephone line and number with your neighbour? Can you imagine not having your privacy even when you have some top secrets you want to discuss and you are always afraid that your neighbour might hear everything from the other end? That is exactly how it is with using a shared server. I think business is business and should be treated as such. There are some extra steps or things you need to do for the benefit of your business and you won't regret them at the end of the day.