Dedicated Hosted Server
You have an amazing website. It has a few videos and a whole mass of different media and you want it to be reliable and fast. Whether your website is large or small, you require it and the connection speed behind it to be fully customizable. In this case, you may want to consider getting a dedicated host server for your small business, company, or even blog.
A dedicated host server is an Internet server that is specifically allocated to one website or one organisation. Dedicated host servers can be either purchased as physical hardware or they can be rented from a company that specialises in this service. A dedicated host server could be setup in your office location or it can be off-site in a rental unit.
There are other hosting services available for websites but the majority of the time the server is shared with other companies or services. When you share a server you might have to battle for space and the congestion of other users, which can drastically reduce your operating speed. Sharing a server may increase your upload time and decrease your productivity levels.
Typically, a business that has to have a dedicated server is one who gets a large amount of traffic on their website a day or is in need of high level of customizing and security. A dedicated host server can seem like a heavy expense (over £100 per month). One option to significantly reduce the cost of having a physical dedicated server is using a virtual hosted server (starting from £30 per month). Here you will share a physical server with a few other virtual hosted servers but your connections, memory and speed are dedicated to you so you don’t have to worry about fighting for space, maintaining connectivity speeds etc.
If you are considering a dedicated host server you need to know how many gigabytes of RAM, gigabytes of storage requirements, and bandwidth you are going to require in order to fully utilize your space. The cost of having a dedicated host server is also dependent on the level of management you would like the server provider to maintain; fully managed, managed, self-managed, or unmanaged. The level of management you require from the provider is has a direct correlation with the time, money, and manpower you have at your company.
With a dedicated host server you can increase the speed up your operations and availability by using a hosted terminal server to allow any computer to securely access the data on your sever. You can also increase your overall security. Security can be customized to meet the needs for your company or website. You will not have neighbours on the server to jeopardize your security by their actions. Ways that you could customize your own security on a dedicated host server is to apply specific anti-virus software or apply different firewalls.
If you are considering entering into a rental agreement for your server then this will prove to be the most cost effective solution. Your company will not have to spend the money maintaining the hardware of the server because most server rooms or areas require the area to be climate controlled within a certain temperate range. The cost of having the most up-to-date server to assist with security will not fall on your organisation but from the company that you are renting. Most companies that offer dedicated host server services also offer 24-hour system related support which decreases your overall down time on your website.
We invite you to contact us to discuss your requirements further.