If you have got a growing business on your hands the last thing you want is that growth being slowed or halted because your bandwidth can’t handle the traffic to your website. If people can’t access your website that will directly lead to lost sales for your business. A business owners worst nightmare.
You also need more robust security the more your business grows. The larger your business the more likely someone is going to try to gain access to your businesses data and information.
As your business grows and you need to consider these two things you may be in the market for purchasing dedicated server hosting. In this article we will dive deeper to give a basic overview of what dedicated server hosting is and why you may want to consider investing in it.
What is it and how does it work?
Dedicated server hosting is a kind of internet hosting where you lease an entire bare-metal server and its resources, that is not shared with anyone else. With Virtual Private servers or shared hosting you are leasing space within a server and sharing the space and resources with multiple people. In dedicated server hosting the entire server is actually yours to use as your business needs.
When you purchase a dedicated server hosting service you are leasing a bare-metal server that the company owns in their data center. They own the hardware but they give you a space to upload your operating software (if they support it) and any other software or business related items you need. Your business is now being hosted on their hardware that is protected with a lot more security than if you had your own dedicated server. At GBTCloud specifically all of our servers and hardware are in a data center with 24/7 armed security, CCTV video monitoring recording, man trap entry and numerous other security measures to ensure your data is safe and secure.
Do you need dedicated server hosting?
Like we said in the beginning, if you have a growing business on your hands the last thing you want is that growth being halted because your infrastructure can’t handle it. The most common use for a dedicated server is hosting websites; if your website is getting a lot of traffic and a virtual private server is not strong enough to handle all the traffic without your site starting to lag or becoming unresponsive you probably need to start thinking about upgrading to a dedicated server.
Another reason you may need to upgrade to a dedicated server is if, like we mentioned, you are worried about the security of your data and information. If your website/business is running perfectly fine and is not an extremely large business you probably don’t need to worry about upgrading from shared hosting or a VPS. If you are partnered with a reliable cloud hosting company there are numerous security measures taken to ensure your information is safe from intruders. If your business is getting fairly large though and you are worried about security, a dedicated server is a step up in security and will lower your risk even further so your site is up all the time without any problems.
The third most probable reason you should start thinking about upgrading to a dedicated server is if you are running out of storage space. For most small to medium companies this isn’t an issue because their websites don’t have a crazy amount of pages but if you have a large successful business with hundreds or thousands of pages and tons of picture or video files storage may start to become an issue for you. With a VPS or shared hosting you are limited in the amount of space you have within a server since you are sharing it but with dedicated servers you have access to 100% of that servers resources.
If you have a growing or already large business you may want to consider investing in dedicated server hosting. You don’t want to miss out on potential sales because you can’t handle the traffic coming to your website. If you have any questions about dedicated server hosting feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org