Websites are hosted on servers, usually either on a shared hosting server, a hybrid server, or one dedicated server. While choosing where to host a site, a webmaster will take into account the needs of the website, including its volume and traffic. A dedicated server is just that — a client will lease one entire server and not share it with anyone else. There are several advantages of renting a whole server for oneself, such as heightened security and peak performance. However, it is more expensive than other options, which is why startups and those who don’t intend to make money on the Web choose to go with a shared service.