Dedicated hosting has often been a choice option for established businesses and enterprises. Many small to medium sized businesses feel they’re better off with shared or VPS servers.While all hosting solutions have their own benefits, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t evaluate your options to find a more efficient hosting solution.
Better security and compliance
Cyber criminals have started targeting SMBs; it is easier for them to access the systems.
The lack of efficient security modules makes you vulnerable to such attacks. You risk losing customer data, business plans and other important information stored on your servers.
Shared resources put you at a greater risk as not every user will take the same precautionary steps to protect the server. Take the security of your data in your hands and opt for dedicated servers.
With shared resources, you lack control over the server. If you want efficient systems, then switching to a dedicated hosting plan is a better option. No other users are working on the same server, and you get all the resources to yourself.
If brand management is a huge aspect of your marketing strategy, then you want to ensure nothing hurts your business’s reputation.
Predictability and performance
When you’re the only one using a server, it is easier to plan for your business’s growth. With time, you’ll need more resources. You can easily track your usage and upgrade packages accordingly. This allows you to offer the best to your customers and end users.
You have the freedom to choose the setup as per your need. With tweaks and fine tuning, you can customize the server, enhancing it for your applications and processes.
Having optimal control doesn’t mean you’re left on your own. In fact, we work with you at every step.Moreover, we provide you with fully managed dedicated packages, helping you respond quickly to errors or issues that may crop up over time.
Managed dedicated servers enable businesses around the world to streamline networking and overall IT infrastructure at their premises. Managed dedicated servers include hardware, software, as well as ongoing maintenance, employing system admins 24/7 to maintain those servers.
Managed dedicated servers are often considered as the ideal option for businesses because of security, reliability and support over other types of servers. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of managed dedicated servers that will help you realize whether or not it’s an ideal option for you.
Your content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.), web servers, and operating systems are prone to vulnerabilities and need to be regularly updated. A managed dedicated server enables you to ensure that all your systems, software, and applications are up to date.
This prevents you from various security threats such as spam emails, phishing scams, and the malicious DDoS attacks. DDoS attacks have headlined the better part of the past few years (Sony Hack, PlayStation hack), so your ultimate requirement for a good managed dedicated server should be security.
24/7 Monitoring & Support
Managed dedicated servers enable you to get 24/7 assistance and responsive staff for hardware, database, mail system, and framework related issues. Choosing the right service provider can significantly reduce the downtime you may face in case the servers go down.
Hence, it’s always practical to look for companies that have a proven track record of more than 99% uptime.
Choosing the Right Dedicated Hosting Service
Finding the best dedicated hosting server is next to impossible. Finding one that works best for your business is relatively easier.
When looking for an affordable, yet efficient hosting solution, make sure to look at all the important aspects. What are those? People often choose a plan based on the upfront cost which often proves to be the wrong decision.
A well-researched choice will serve you in the long term. And, don’t worry about the complexity—we’re here to make things easy! Here are three key aspects to consider:
The technology requirements will partially dictate your server choice. For instance, the operating system must match your requirements. For MS SQL server, you need Windows based dedicated server; for open source stacks, Linux is essential.
Furthermore, you might need plenty of RAM, if the architecture is based on Java, Window or Ruby; these are all power-hungry systems. You will also need high bandwidth and uplink speed to host heavy images, videos and other digital media.
With dedicated servers, maintenance and management falls on you. You can choose managed services if you lack time or technical expertise or both to manage the server. We offer managed dedicated solutions with continuous support.
Both upfront and associated costs matter. Check the monthly traffic, setup fee, software licensing fee, price for future upgrades and add-ons, and management plans. Some providers offer a low upfront cost but charge a huge sum for setup and licensing.
When shopping for a reliable hosting solution, don’t overlook scalability costs, potential downtime costs, staff training requirement, and backup and recovery. Once you have an estimate ready, compare the costs to find the best server.
Sometimes, selected businesses have unique needs which must be met. For instance, ecommerce sites require secure access to servers as well as integrated data.
You may also want to be secured against DDoS attacks. HostSailor offers free 20Gbps DDoS protection as part of packages hosted on our Romania servers.For those hosted through Netherlands servers, the same is available as an add-on. Hence, whichever package you choose, you are protected against bogus traffic.High availability, scalability and email services are other features.Once you’ve listed all your technological, business and budgeting requirements, you’re ready to find the best dedicated server.