In most cases, the answer is no. Many years ago, before virtualisation really took off, dedicated servers provided a level of power, performance and guaranteed resources that was unmatched. Skip forward to today and the scaling nature of containerised products means they can often be more powerful at a fraction of the cost.
For example, our stock dedicated server from 2015 came with 8GB RAM and retailed for £120 per month. Today, our 8GB WordPress hosting container costs just £56.95 per month. Moreover, the WordPress product also comes with a range of managed features. A dedicated server is unmanaged and often under performs such an optimised platform.
We have a number of containerised products that are far better than a simple dedicated server. Depending on your website/s you might be interested in our:
Built from the ground up, this platform is optimised exclusively for WordPress. From specialized caching systems through to industry leading tools like staging and snapshots, this VPS based product is better than a dedicated server for most websites.
This VPS product runs the Plesk Onyx system and is designed for users who need to host multiple websites, with a simple control panel interface. Indeed the platform can host unlimited websites, out of the box on a 2GB container, and can scale upwards quickly as your site's performance requirements grow.
Then a dedicated server might be an option for you and we can certainly assist. For these hosting requirements we provision only custom built, managed dedicated setups. If you have such a need, please do get in touch regarding the application you need to host and we can prepare a custom quote for you.