Most of us only know about private dedicated servers thanks to the turmoil surrounding Hillary Clinton’s emails. However, there are legitimate reasons why a person or business would choose dedicated servers for their data instead of cloud-based servers.
The main reason to choose a dedicated server is safety. Criminals, hackers and identity thieves are always after personal data. A cloud server is a significantly cheaper way to store your data, but you’ll want to make sure that it has sufficient safety protocols in place. Cybercriminals will take advantage of any exploit to steal your information, so if you handle particularly sensitive data–patient records, for example–a private, dedicated server might be your best choice.