If you have an internet business and are keen on expanding, you should ideally be thinking of researching and implementing a dedicated server.

WHAT COMES WITH A DEDICATED SERVER?

If you look online at the different plans, you’ll see the prices vary.  Usually the packages all offer:

Processor – This is a circuit that processes all requests that are sent to it.  The higher-quality processor, the better.  If you are a light user, you may not necessarily need the best processor going so bear that in mind.

Cores – Is the place in the computer system where all the requests are performed.

Processor Speed – This means how fast requests will happen.  If you are impatient or have a history of slow devices, try and look at this aspect before purchasing.

RAM – This stands for Random Access Memory, it essentially stores data related to the machine.  If you find any slow issues the first place to check is here.

Hard Drives – Is a data storage device.  If you are a gamer, someone who primarily uses a device for playing games, then you need a lot of space on the hard drive.  Likewise, if you are a heavy user and a fan of keeping anything and everything on your device you’ll need a lot of hard drive space.

Tech Support – This term refers to specialists who can fix any problems with the machine or device.  Typically, there are various methods of contacting them.  You can email, message via online chats and even make phone calls.

DEDICATED SERVER FEATURES

A dedicated server should also include some of the following features too:

OPERATING SYSTEM

Not everyone chooses Windows platform to operate with.  Others may use Linux, which is an old and primitive system but it does still get used today.  It has excellent security, and as a result, this means there’s a significantly reduced risk of viruses and trojans destroying your machine.

CUSTOMISABLE CONFIGURATION

Depending on your business or the nature of your work, if you buy a dedicated server plan, there are options to customise what you need for your server, e.g. bandwidth and disk space.  That way you have more control, and you’re also getting value for money.

FURTHER TECHNICAL SUPPORT

At home, if you use a laptop and you see an update on it, you have to manage that yourself.  Usually, you would have to reboot the device, after clicking through the software updates and sometimes they can appear at such bad moments.  With dedicated servers there are choices for technical support to manage things like updates and patches, they may come at an extra cost, but if you are confident enough to deal with that feature yourself and you’ve got the time then maintain it as best as you can.

Should there be any problems with the physical server, there is a quick turnaround in getting replacements and fixtures. The price plans are all about speed, efficiency and value.  Use the technical support at every opportunity.