A dedicated server is a type of Internet hosting solely for use by a single customer, account or domain name, where the client leases an entire server; i.e. a computer that only runs one type of server software, and is usually constructed according to the user’s specifications. Dedicated servers are appropriate for users that require lots of disk space or data transfer, as well as sites that are database intensive or have specific software requirements. Example: An Email server used by only one sender. Email usually goes out faster, and the server is more secure.