A server that is hosted by Igloo and only allows one company to lease and access it – is called a dedicated server. It is “dedicated” to the one client and is not shared with any other clients. Dedicated servers usually allow the client to choose what operating system is installed on it and what type of hardware. In some cases, as an add-on service, Igloo will provide administration services for you, freeing you from having to worry about it.
In most cases, the Igloo performs all or most of the maintenance on the dedicated server. This includes:
- operating system updates
- updates to any installed applications
- monitoring of the server and applications
- intrusion detection and prevention
- data backups
- disaster recovery
Igloo also employs strict security measures to safeguard your data. Clients usually pay a monthly, quarterly, or yearly fee to use a dedicated server, which can save money over hosting, maintaining, and managing their own servers on-site.