Have you heard your gamer friends discussing dedicated game servers? Most serious games have considered investing in game servers at point or another. Dedicated game servers are servers like traditional web hosting servers that are used only for gaming. Dedicated game servers can be set up to play one particular game or several different games. Unlike playing a game on a PC or gaming console where you need to log into the game and make sure that the game continually downloads upgrades and other information from the main server a game that is runs on dedicated game servers is always on and is always fully updated and ready to play.

So needs to have dedicated game servers? Usually casual game players don’t bother with the expense and the hassle of having dedicated game servers. Dedicated game servers are most often used by professional gamers or other high level gamers that play on a near constant basis and need to be able to play with no interruptions from a slow internet connection or a clogged server.

A dedicated game server needs to be entirely managed by the person using it, meaning all the data that is normally programmed in by the web hosting servers needs to be programmed and maintained by the user. So keeping a dedicated game server running is not something that a casual gamer would have the knowledge to do very easily. Having specialized game servers can be very expensive also. Most of the time just one dedicated server for gaming costs several hundred dollars. But for a serious gamer the advantages of having an entire secure server dedicated to gaming outweigh the cost and the hassles of maintenance.

Another reason that dedicated severs are popular is because they offer a lot of additional security that isn’t available using a regular server. Because of the extra security some businesses also use dedicated servers but they use dedicated servers to protect company data, client records and company or client financial information. If your company has access to a lot of sensitive client information then buying a dedicated server is probably a good idea to make sure that the financial or personal data of your clients is fully protected.