With a dedicated server, all available server resources are allotted to a single user. Unlike a shared hosting server, resources are not distributed between multiple users.
Dedicated hosting is a form of web hosting that provides dedicated resources to a single website or application. For instance, WordPress websites with high traffic typically use dedicated hosting. Dedicated hosting plans may sometimes be used alongside shared and VPS hosting plans.
There isn’t a set limit for the number of websites you can host on a dedicated server, which means you can host multiple websites simultaneously. However, the performance of the websites will depend on your bandwidth requirements, the technologies you’re using, and the resources offered by the server.
It also depends on the type of website you’re hosting, for e.g. if it’s a CMS-based website or an HTML-designed website. You can typically host more HTML website on a single dedicated server than CMS-based websites. This is because CMS-based websites require increased CPU processing and RAM.
The server hardware determines the number of websites you can host. That said, a dedicated server allows you to host more websites than a VPS.
Unlike a Cloud VPS, that has an additional virtualization layer attached to the server, a dedicated server offers more virtual resources and computing power. You also have full management control over the installations and configurations for your websites or applications, and thus, greater autonomy over its usage.
Dedicated server hosting means that you get a full server just for yourself, without having to share it with another user. This makes it extremely reliable, as no one else has access to the server but you. You receive better security as well as custom configuration to run your apps and websites as you wish.
Dedicated server hosting is especially useful for high-traffic websites, business applications, podcasting, large data, content streaming, and game servers. For large organizations with several clients or high web traffic volumes, dedicated server hosting is a robust, efficient and worthwhile hosting option.