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If you’re running, or planning to launch a website, you’re probably aware that there are several types of hosting options available to you. 

Sometimes, it can be difficult to work out which is the best option and where to start, but not to worry, this is where we come in! In this short guide we’ll be looking at exactly what a dedicated server is and identifying whether or not your business needs one. 

Trends show that the need for high performance servers is greater than ever before and many companies have already been making the switch. 

What do we mean by dedicated servers?

A dedicated server is one that is purchased entirely for your business’ needs, used and operated by a single business customer with dedicated resources.

If you have a small business, you may not need your own dedicated server, they are great however for companies that handle a lot of data or run demanding applications. In fact, dedicated servers offer a long list of benefits ranging from control, performance, security, scalability, flexibility and 24×7 support which make it a leading option for many. 

When should you opt for a dedicated server?

  • If your business is demonstrating strong growth, your website is growing and needs to handle an increase in traffic then it may be a good idea to move to a dedicated server. For example, if you are currently using shared hosting, performance levels may be reduced when your (or someone else’s) traffic spikes.

  • Being the sole user of the hardware may be important to you. This means by using a dedicated server you have complete control over the security and reliability, including its resources, storage, memory, CPU and bandwidth.

  • Better security – as a dedicated server can only be accessed by you, meaning it is a safe way of storing your data without having to worry about your server being compromised or falling victim to sophisticated theft.

  • If you’re anticipating future growth, a dedicated server can accommodate the growing needs of your business and provide you with the flexibility of customising your server to your business’s individual requirements. They are also highly configurable and can be built to specification (for example, the ability to be configured with either Windows or Linux operating systems). 

Helping you decide

To help you make the right decision we have a committed team of specialists that will assess your business needs and find the best solution for you. So if you’re still unsure please don’t hesitate to give us a call now on 0161 464 6101 and we’ll be more than happy to help

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