Cloud versus Dedicated Hosting
As the name suggests, dedicated servers are dedicated to you alone. This gives you more control, but they have their drawbacks. Unlike cloud servers, a dedicated server requires that you purchase it outright, so it becomes an asset for which you are responsible. It’s up to you to maintain it, to fix it and to upgrade it wherever necessary. It’s also limited in its capacity – so if your needs grow, even if only temporarily, you’ll have to make an additional investment. By contrast, cloud servers allow you to call upon them as and when you need them, so you’ll never be paying for more capacity than you need.