The Considerations for Dedicated Server Hosting
Wednesday March 9, 2011
Businesses of all sizes need the services of a web hosting company to host their websites. When considering dedicated server hosting, three important factors to take into consideration are the reliability of the server, disk space and bandwidth allocation, and customer/technical support.
3 Things to Consider for Dedicated Server Hosting
- Hosting Provider: When choosing a dedicated server hosting, it is important to choose a host that offers high server reliability. High availability, high performance, and reliability are vital features to consider when choosing a dedicated server host.The company should offer at least 99.9% server uptime because all servers will go down for preventive maintenance. Also, a reliable host must have effective comprehensive security measures, power generator or UPS for back-up, and high-speed connection with fail-over redundancy. As well, you have to make sure that the operating system you choose will handle all of the applications you will be running. Windows and Linux are the two main operating system choices.
- Bandwidth: Bandwidth describes the total amount of data that can be uploaded and downloaded from your site. A dedicated server host should be able to provide the right amount of disk space and bandwidth to meet your specific needs such as if you are expecting high amounts of traffic.
- Support: Customer/Technical support is another important consideration. If you choose a managed dedicated server, you should have 24/7/365 monitoring of the site.
A managed dedicated server provides all-inclusive services such as server set up, installation, maintenance, hardware upgrades, software installation and upgrades, and monitoring. It costs more than an unmanaged server, but many businesses consider it an investment as they do not have to hire IT experts to run and maintain the server which frees the business to concentrate on their business tasks. You should know the customer service phone number of your dedicated web hosting company and they should be available 24/7. They should also provide fast response time when there is a problem with the server.
Dedicated servers are a popular choice for businesses of all sizes. It is important when choosing a dedicated server to make sure the server host is able to provide all of the features that you need that will help your ecommerce website grow and prosper.
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