Things to consider when looking at a dedicated server
A dedicated server can save your business both time and money. However, there are a number of things you need to take into account before you get your server set up.
Here are the key things for you to consider:
What amount of scaling do you need to account for?
In today’s business world, it’s not uncommon for companies to increase or decrease in size quite rapidly. As a result, you need to ensure your server option can handle such a change, should it become necessary.
Ensure that your dedicated server provider has the facilities to increase the resources you’ll require should you enjoy a period of rapid growth.
Ensure your performance requirements are met
Before you pick out the dedicated server to fit your needs, you’ll need to go through your requirements and ensure that the server has what you need.
Remember, you don’t want to settle here: you want to invest for growth. You don’t want to go for a server that can only just handle your current requirements for RAM, CPUs and disc storage.
Invest in the best possible dedicated server you can afford today, and your business will be in a better position to thrive in the future.
What network requirements do you have?
You’ll need to take into account whereabouts you’ll want your main network hub to be located. Remember that dedicated servers will actually require a physical location.
Ideally, you’ll want your storage to at least be in your home country, so data delivery is as speedy as possible. However, you can still enjoy excellent data speeds by going with storage elsewhere (in Europe, for instance, if you’re in the UK).
Weigh up the different options and go for the one that suits you best.
Which options suit you best in terms of management?
If you don’t have full-time IT staff in your business, then the chances are that out-sourcing your dedicated server needs will be the ideal option.
That way, for a relatively low price, you’ll always have access to a team capable of troubleshooting any problems.
Having full-time IT staff can be valuable for very large businesses, but for SMEs and smaller companies it’s often not very cost-effective.
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