Eventually, all hardware fails. It’s your job to ensure it fails gracefully, without taking your business offline. Redundant systems are a good first step. They ensure that even if a critical component fails, your server remains operational, ‘failing over’ to a backup.
Posts Categorized: Dedicated Servers
Dedicated servers — often called bare metal servers — offer more power, stability, and control than cloud and multi-tenant hosting options. In fact, all other hosting options build on the capabilities of dedicated servers. Infrastructure-as-a-service platforms, virtual private server hosting, software-as-a-service applications, and traditional shared hosting rely on the power and flexibility of bare metal.
Dedicated servers are the foundation of every other type of hosting, from shared hosting to the largest cloud platforms. At the bottom of every infrastructure hosting stack is a physical server in a data center, although it might be obscured by virtualization layers and slick interfaces.
The specifications of a dedicated server determine its capabilities. There is a huge difference between a low-end dedicated server and the most powerful servers on the market. For the best server hosting experience, dedicated server users should be careful to match server specifications to the resource needs of their application.
Most people, when they hear mention of a dedicated server, tend to think in pretty limited scope. They’re for large websites, for databases and application development. People use them for storage, or for project management. Think bigger.
Dedicated servers are pretty powerful pieces of hardware – but to truly get the most out of them, you need the right software. For that reason, one of the most important (and most difficult) choices you’ll need to make after you’ve committed to having one is what operating system it’ll use. There are two choices… Read more »
So, you’re looking to get your business off the ground where infrastructure is concerned. Maybe you want to setup a website, create a development environment, or host a platform/service. And maybe you’re considering doing so on a dedicated server. Of course, there are a few things to give you pause. Dedicated servers admittedly tend to… Read more »
Dedicated servers are ideal for infrastructure hosting clients who aren’t ready to buy their own server hardware, providing some of the benefits of colocation without the capital costs. Each dedicated server is a powerful enterprise-grade machine with components that are carefully selected for optimal performance and reliability. We offer two categories of dedicated server hosting… Read more »
With so many options for web hosting, it can be difficult to figure out which solution is best for your website. You’ll want to think about factors like budget, the amount of control over your server that you’d like to have, and your own technical skills. It ultimately comes down to what’s best for your… Read more »
If you need more resources than shared hosting can offer, there’s a good chance you’re going to end up going with one of two options – either a virtual private server or a dedicated server. Thing is, some hosts are…actually pretty bad at explaining what they are, and how they differ from one another. That’s… Read more »