In a dedicated hosting, the server handles only your website. No other website is resided on this server & this means the server is completely dedicated to your website.
Having too many websites on a single server can cause many problems in long run especially if your site is commercial & requires flexibility & huge space. For e.g. an e-commerce site requires dedicated hosting because it is database driven, frequently updated, occupies lot of space & needs security.
Using dedicated hosting servers for such sites, gives you high security standards as the entire server is dedicated to your site alone.
There are two types of dedicated managed hosting:
Self Managed dedicated hosting
In this case, you can set up your own dedicated server & take care of its management completely. All you need to do is buy a server & set it up to host your site. To manage your server, you should have the technical know-how of the server management. If you don’t’ know this, you can learn it before setting it up or consult a professional who can help you with the set-up & management.
This option can be cheaper but you can land into trouble in case your server malfunctions. It is always a better option to have a professional available for you, in such situations.
Fully Managed dedicated hosting
The best approach to avoid all the hassles of setting up & managing a server on your own, is to approach a professional web hosting company. These companies offer you a complete package of fully managed dedicated hosting services.
Once you buy this package, the hosting company takes care of each & every aspect of your server. They setup the dedicated managed servers for you. That is, they have the servers, they set it up to host only your site, and they completely manage it for you. In other words, you will be completely free of all the complexities involved in handling dedicated hosting servers.
Usually a fully managed dedicated hosting includes server monitoring, software updates, reboots, security patches and operating system upgrades. Customers are completely hands-off. Apart from this, each company would have its own server administration add-on tools which are usually part of the package.
So, if you are planning to take your online business to new heights, you should consider fully managed dedicated hosting option.