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Who does not require almighty servers which are fast, reliable and fully redundant?

By Danny Foo - May 08th 2016 14.30 PM GMT+0800

Dedicated servers are designed to maximize the best performance for your online business. Most dedicated servers are engineered to deliver outstanding performance for even the most demanding of websites and applications while remaining cost effective.

SMBs do have huge needs on dedicated server hosting, hence to be successful in this having a good reputation is a must. A dedicated hosting service is an Internet hosting in which an entire server is leased by the client. It is more flexible than shared type of hosting. If you are planning to start a business website, you need to select the right hosting plan.

It is a big challenge for any company to offer something cheap, such as cheap domain, cheap SSL service, cheap hosting services, and at the same time minimizing complaints of its hosting products, such as making your hosting products reliable enough, offering good customers support and making your service without any constraints when using them, then honestly, many SMBs would consider your company as their first choice.

What's more, when a business want to host its site in dedicated server, the site should have been very important to its businesses. And in this case, what they are really concerned about are reliability and customer support, which they hope could find from your company.

Reputation on reliability and customer support seems like a precondition to be a winner in dedicated server hosting.

Are powerful, high-end dedicated servers only destined for mission critical projects?

Understanding the application's goal and potential for the future will help gauge what is needed both now and later.

Mission-critical applications will require higher-end server technology. This means it may be slightly more expensive. Utilize your respective hardware vendor and do a POC of a given server to ensure it meets the application's needs. Oftentimes, POCs can run for a couple of months prior to a company making a decision.

It is worth checking that you really do need it. We see three core reasons for putting customers on to dedicated servers:

1. Performance
2. Control
3. Security

Performance

Performance can be the motivator for going dedicated for two reasons. The application to be hosted has grown to the point that it generates more load than is reasonable on a shared web hosting platform. Alternatively, the nature of the application being hosted is such that performance is critical: under no circumstances can a drop in responsiveness be tolerated, and the budget is available to ensure this is the case.

Control

A shared web hosting environment by definition means that as an end user, the amount of control that you can have over the server and its configuration has to be restricted. Root or Administrator level access obviously cannot be provided. While your hosting company will usually work as hard as they can to accommodate your needs, some requests simply wont be possible within a shared environment.

Unless you are on a dedicated server, you surrender a degree of control of the server to the hosting company. This has the advantages of ensuring all changes are made by professional Systems Administrators but there are the disadvantages that if you are a budding Admin yourself, you have to wait for someone else to make changes on your behalf.

There are many possible server configurations that will conflict with the sometimes restrictive environment that exists in shared hosting. On a dedicated platform you have full control over how the server is configured since the changes are of no consequence to other users.

Security

While shared servers are locked down to very high levels, the very fact that the server is accessible to other authorised users does introduce increased security risks in respect to host compromises. On a dedicated server you can be sure that any security breaches will only be a result of your own actions and not of somebody else.

Typically as a company's demand for hosting increases it will move from a shared hosting environment to a dedicated server. This move adds physical resources, isolation from other customers, and more cost.

Successful online businesses prefer to use dedicated server hosting for its ability to handle a large amount of traffic and provide better accessibility and uptime.

Pros:

  • Performance and Reliability
  • Speed and Accessibility
  • Security and Technical Assistance

Cons:

  • Cost and Maintenance
  • Technical Requirements

Danny Foo is Bootstrap and HTML5 expert. When he is not in the office, you can usually find him running on his treadmill and coding on his laptop at the gym bar.



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