Comparing A Virtual And Bare-Metal Server

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At RedSwitches, we offer a range of server options and packages to suit our customers both large and small. By offering both virtual as well as bare-metal server options, we provide the performance, features and the specifics needed to meet your requirements and still stay within the budget. One of the most common issues our customers face is in trying to select the best option for their hosting needs. Many of our clients assume that cloud-based services are the best option, but that is not always the case for every website and company requirements. There are a few simple guidelines or considerations that can help to determine if a bare-metal server or a virtual server is the ideal option for your business. Our team of experts can discuss your options, or you can also take a few minutes to think about the following differences between the two.

Shared or Dedicated

The dedicated server is the bare-metal option where one company has full control over one physical server. With the virtual systems, there are virtual servers that are developed and hosted on one physical server. This is not the same as shared hosting as each of the virtual servers is a separate and unique entity, but for processing power and high-performance needs to bare-metal server offers full independence for your system.


Both the bare-metal and the virtual server can be designed to grow with your computing needs. The virtual server is very flexible and scalable and allows the company to pay for only what they need.

For companies with a known computing requirement or when there will be very intensive processing requirements, we often recommend the dedicated server. This offers full performance and reliability that can be set up to meet your known computing requirements and even for your anticipated future needs.

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