Perhaps it’s time to leave your shared platform and consider a dedicated server that belongs entirely to your small business or SME. If you find yourself at a cross-roads on your shared platform where you need more juice in the form of RAM, CPU and disk space, then a dedicated server may just what you are looking for.
The benefits are great and far ranging including a greater ROI over a 1-3 year period and less staff and IT headaches if you currently run a server in-house.
We like to call this “getting rid of roommates” which refers to sticky issue of sharing resources on a shared hosting platform. By moving to a dedicated server you leverage these benefits.
On a shared platform you share resources with other users. If the server is slow due to a hung process or a bandwidth-intensive app being run by another business on the shared platform, your website may suffer. By purchasing a dedicated server from a web hosting company you instantly gain full and complete control of the box to do as you wish when you wish.
You also instantly gain higher processing speeds that translate into improved performance. This means your website customers benefit as all the resources are geared to one or all of your websites.
Since you are the sole administrator of dedicated machine, there are extra layers of protection not found on a shared platform. This means you can minutely control private and public access for all your applications and processes.
If you are running several websites, a dedicated server is a perfect vehicle. You are able to host unlimited domains and leverage a number of business avenues not available on a shared platform. Adding, deleting and updating accounts are straightforward using industry-leading management software.
If you need a bit of help managing the overall resources on the machine, you can turn to managed dedicated hosting, in which our engineers will do most of the heavy lifting for you. This gives the power of a dedicated server with less IT overhead. Alternatively, if you are relatively experienced in web server management you can opt for an unmanaged dedicated server package.