If you’ve got a website that gets a lot of traffic on a regular basis, it’s probably a wise idea to invest in a dedicated server.
If you’ve got a large website, with a lot of content, it’s probably a wise idea to invest in a dedicated server.
If your business relies on having high up-time, it’s probably a wise idea to invest in a dedicated server, or at least Shared Hosting which doesn’t squeeze hundreds of clients onto the same server.
Whatever your reason, a dedicated server is generally a good idea.
There are implications you need to be aware of if you are entertaining the thought of a dedicated server.
A dedicated server is great, however you need to read the product description and find out whether it’s a Supported/Maintained Dedicated Server (as in, the company has support staff who maintain, upgrade, and optimise the performance of your machine) or if it’s just a dedicated server given to you as a shell (with no ongoing support included).
If you’ve got the latter, you will need to find a System Administrator who can
- Do the initial web server setup and configuration
- Maintain the server’s O/S and programs on a regular basis
- Optimise your server for your needs
Some of our clients have dedicated hosting and use the services of a Systems Administrator. We’ve gotten to know, and come to recommend, Andrew Cutler from Adlibre in Sydney. He knows his stuff when it comes to setting up and managing a server, and are comfortable in referring you through to him. Give him a call – tell him Ovi from Emmix sent you.