Common misconceptions about dedicated servers

Common misconceptions about dedicated servers

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If your business has made the decision to go for off-site hosting, you might find yourself having some reservations when it comes to deciding what hosting plan is for you. Put simply, you have three options, you can go for VPS hosting, shared hosting, or alternatively you can go for dedicated server hosting. When it comes to UK dedicated servers, they can prove to be a great choice, particularly if you’re looking to upscale your operations. Some misconceptions still remain around dedicated servers however, so to help you make the best decision for your business, we’ll take a look at a few of them…

No control over the server

A lot of business owners seem to believe that dedicated servers mean that they are giving up control of their server. Although having dedicated server hosting means the service provider is responsible for both maintenance and security, it doesn’t mean the business has no control when it comes to the resources of the server. Plenty of businesses with dedicated servers still retain control when it comes to the design and content of their site.

Too costly

Generally speaking, dedicated server hosting is more expensive than VPS and shared hosting, but that doesn’t mean it’s the wrong choice for your business. Shared hosting means that your resources will have to be shared with other businesses. Having to share your resources could end up costing you money, particularly if it leads to network downtimes. So if, for example, you have an online store on your site, every second the network is down could prove costly. With dedicated servers however, you can be rest assured you’ll have a resilient network that has fantastic uptime rates. So in the long run, dedicated servers could prove to be more cost effective.

Lack of reliability

Some business owners believe that they will have no control when it comes to dedicated servers. By believing that they have no control over their resources, they believe that dedicated servers lack reliability. This belief is sometimes heightened when the business has a number of customer facing platforms. The reality is however that this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, having a dedicated server means that you’re creating dedicated infrastructure that has been specifically designed to provide your business with a great amount of reliability.

For more information on dedicated servers, contact us at Clouvider today.

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