Dedicated servers are optimal for those who experience large amounts of traffic and utilize various specialized applications. Whether you are running an email server or a website, it is imperative that you have a quality server provider to power it. You have now been tasked with finding the best possible dedicated server that has the capabilities to handle those daily tasks. Before you can determine which provider or the type of server to go with, you must first determine what your specifications and requirements are.
So you think you have found the server and provider right for you based on price and support, but you forgot to take account the technology behind the server. Processing power, RAM, bandwidth and storage are key components to running a website and other large tasks. Let’s go over some specifications you will need to look in to before deciding on a dedicated server.
The CPU or processor, is the power behind the server. Deciding on a processor will be based on the type of functions and applications you will use on a daily basis. Hudson Valley Host offers a variety of options, including Intel Atom C2758, Intel Xeon E3-1240V3, Intel Xeon E3-1240V2, Intel Xeon E3-1240V3, and Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620.
The amount of traffic you receive and the type of files you run will best determine how much bandwidth you need. If you experience a larger amount of traffic or files, you’ll want to look in to upgrading your bandwidth.
RAM, or memory is a key determining factor for efficiency and load times to your server. If you maintain a large amount of traffic or utilize multiple applications at a time, you’ll want to increase your gigabyte amount.
When choosing a hard drive, you must determine how much storage you will actually need to maintain the server’s capacity. From there, you have the option of choosing between a standard hard drive, or a SSD (solid-state drive). The difference between the two are quite significant; an SSD is not only a more efficient drive with no moving parts, but is also much faster and durable than a standard hard drive. Speed is the name of the game when utilizing a server.
With attacks being extremely common, DDoS protection should be a standard when searching for any dedicated server or provider. Without any protection, an attack can leave your business in complete disarray. DDoS attacks cause loss of revenue and even more if measures aren’t taken immediately. You cannot expect patience from current customers when these servers experience issues from attacks. This is why it is imperative to have a provider that has DDoS protection in place.
You never know when any issue will occur to a dedicated server. When searching for a quality provider, 24/7/365 support should be standard for any service. Whether it is a general question or a specific issue, these are easily resolved with support always on call. At Hudson Valley Host, our data center techs our on call 24/7/365, rain or shine, which means less downtime!
Data Centers with Multiple, Premium Locations
Depending on where your dedicated servers are located, performance can be impacted. When looking for a quality dedicated server provider with multiple location options, you’ll also want to look in to where exactly it is and what options are included. What separates premium providers from the rest are options including, multi-homing, routing optimization for markets outside the United States and protection against cyber-attacks.
Choose Hudson Valley Host for Dedicated Server Hosting!
Choosing a dedicated server provider is not a simple task, you need to research before making a decision. Hudson Valley Host offers a variety of affordable dedicated server plans that can meet your exact needs provided by our data centers in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, and Buffalo