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5. Which type of server to choose?
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The table below presents the benefits and drawbacks of different types of servers.
Regardless of the type of server, a deployment license is required for each server.
Each server hosts one or more dynamic WEBDEV sites (in Session or AWP mode).
Benefits / Drawbacks
When to use this server?
SharedMain benefits:
  • Lower cost.
  • Server managed by the hosting company.
Main drawbacks:
  • Memory resources shared by all the sites found on the server.
  • If a site is locked, all the sites found on the server are locked.
  • Stand-alone executables can rarely be used.
  • Non-secured access to data:
    Unauthorized people can access the data: the hosting company and possibly other clients if the server is not configured properly.
    Tip: encrypt the data files to avoid any unauthorized use.
A shared server is recommended for:
  • sites with few hits (up to 20 or 30 simultaneous connections)
  • sites requiring little memory (no large calculations performed on the server),
  • Sites in startup phase.
DedicatedMain benefits:
  • The server resources are available for the sites installed on this computer.
  • Custom management of data download:
    • replication by emails,
    • copy of files by FTP.
Main drawbacks:
  • High cost.
  • Server entirely managed by the client in most cases.
A dedicated server is recommended for:
  • sites with many hits,
  • sites that require a lot of disk space and memory,
  • sites that manage sensitive data,
  • dynamic sites.
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