If you are starting a new business with a new website, you need to look for certain things from your hosting company. This includes:
- Dedicated server.
You need to learn more about all of these.
First, if a hosting company is offering cheap 1Gbps dedicated server – the use of the word “cheap” does not mean they use cheap equipment. Rather they are telling you that the monthly fee for what you need is not going to cost you a huge amount monthly. No reputable hosting company is going to advertise they have cheap equipment in their tag line – so let us get this one out of the way right up front.
This is referring to bandwidth and the amount of data you will be allowed for transferring to and from your web server each month. This should include all downloads and uploads, both FTP and HTTP. Bandwidth depends on your web page size, as well as the amounts of visitors to your website and the amount of pages your visitors will go to. If they are advertising 1Gbps, this means that you are able to transfer a max of about 125 MB every second, but there is no limit to how much data you can transfer in a month. If you are still confused – research this on the internet.
Basically, a dedicated server is a computer that is solely dedicated to your website. Dedicated servers do not have any other website or applications on it except yours. With a dedicated server, the computer is set aside for specific task only hosting your applications and website.
A dedicated server usually gives you the following:
- Full access to customize the server just as you like it;
- You can use any 1 of 19 operating systems;
- Control panel for configuring and customizing your server;
- Free dedicated IP – usually only 1 but can add up to 256 IPs;
- Most of the time, hosting companies will guarantee 99.99% uptime.
And this is what any good hosting company should be able to provide your business.