How to Choose Right Managed Dedicated Servers
Thursday March 3, 2011
The right managed dedicated server is essential to ensuring that all of your business needs are met. The managed dedicated server you choose should be based on the platform that will provide the best benefit for your site. Most individuals and businesses normally start out on a shared server and then as traffic demands increase, they will upgrade to a managed dedicated server.
Managed dedicated servers are chosen for the following reasons: a business has a media or video-enabled website, the mailing list on the website has grown extensively, want to have more control of the users and accounts on the site, and they want more options when it comes to running software and scripts. Basically, dedicated servers allow a business to expand and increase their sales while providing more resources and higher levels of security.
The ideal dedicated server that you choose should have the following features: the server should be current with other servers on the market, the server should come with essential services such as hardware and software and software upgrades, sufficient amount of bandwidth to allow the business to grow and maintain high availability, backup for data and storage space, 24/7/365 technical support, and the most up-to-date security such as Anti-virus for Windows or rkhunter for Linux platforms. A quality dedicated host will provide all of these services. Check software compatibility options with your system and make sure there will be access to the files for configuration, root applications, Firewall settings, and upgrades.
Audit system based logs are essential for detecting fishy activities and error management. It is important to read the terms and conditions in the agreement before you sign the contract. As well, ask the host provider what guarantees they offer regarding speed, efficiency, performance, and availability.
When you hire a managed dedicated server host, you should be getting experienced and professional services and support that will allow you to achieve a substantial ROI.