Why are dedicated servers (hosting) more secured than shared hosting?

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Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:53 pm

I have read how dedicated servers are more secure than shared hosting. Can you please explain to me why this is true? Also, what are the best reasons to use a dedicated server, especially when it comes to enhanced security.

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Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:37 pm

With shared hosting, your site can fall victim to malware, viruses or intrusion hacks when other sites on the same server have poor security measures. However, with a dedicated server, the entire server is only available to you, so the security issues of other sites won't affect yours. The only people who would have access to your site other than yourself (and your IT team) are the staff of the site which manages your hosting. And, these people are very invested in keeping you safe.
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:50 pm

dedicated hosting is more secured than shared because in this you use their own server and nobody can share it.
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Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:25 am

A dedicated server is an entire server configured for you rather than shared hosting.
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Dedicated servers are not shared by other users.
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:50 pm

On a dedicated server, you have full control, and full access and full resources. But on a shared hosting you only have to manage your allocated space. And if a website, is loaded on the shared hosting, it can affect your visitors also causing lags.
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:40 am

Dedicated Server, an exclusive services refers to the rental use of specified computer system suitable for those who seeking for a high stability server, which is have more security and no need to share hard disk space with other users. Moreover, dedicated server could be maintained or managing the server space by its own users too.
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:08 pm

Hi :shy:

Dedicated hosting is more secured than shared hosting because dedicated hosting means that the server that you buy is "dedicated" to you and only you. There is no sharing of any sort. Also dedicated servers are hosted on data centres to which access is very limited and are located in highly secured colocations (this is generally the case, of course there can be less safe locations).

The physical machine on which a shared server is hosted can differ and since this is the most basic type of hosting, many users share resources and server space. So if one user gets attacked by malicious software or if one user is a malicious user, it is highly likely that the rest of the users will be affected badly by this. Also for the shared hosting user it is not possible to harden their server. Hardening means maximizing the security of your server by an integration of different means and methods for a more wholesome experience of safety. So in a shared hosting environment it is highly unlikely that you will have access to do the necessary configurations.

Hope this helped.
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:46 pm

on a shared hosting, the system is managed by the administrator and he himself control complete server but many time in use to exploit server users try different methods which result in the low performance of the server and many time your data is also lost but on the other hand on shared hosting you will receive a system which is modified according to your requirement.

On dedicated server you can control system fully but you have to modify system setting according to your requirement and it is costly too
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Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:42 am

You have full control over your server, and it isn't shared with other people. Of course, I should warn you that you have to secure it and take care of it as with this also comes responsibility.
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