5 Things You Need to Know about Dedicated Hosting

When hosting a website online, there are a lot of different options to choose from. And within each of those options, you have a variety of plans available. All the choices can make knowing which plan to use a little difficult. Dedicated hosting is a powerful hosting option for larger companies or brands that need full customization and resources for their server. If you’re considering which hosting option is right for you, here are some things you need to know about dedicated hosting options.

The Flexibility

Dedicated hosting options provide the most customization and flexibility to your server. With a dedicated plan, you get a full server all to yourself. By not having to share with other websites, you can customize the hardware and software of your server as you see fit. You get the full use of all resources, so it’s up to you to decide what those resources are.

The only other hosting plan that rivals physical dedicated hosting for flexibility is cloud hosting. With cloud hosting, you essentially have a personal, dedicated server in the cloud. Because it’s connected to a variety of physical servers, you can more quickly make changes based on your needs, upgrading or downgrading in a manner of minutes. Both options provide you with dedicated resources and power, but with a physical server, you have more concrete control over what your hosting service looks like.

The Cost

Dedicated hosting is the most powerful option around, so it’s also the costliest. When starting to look into which hosting option is right for your business, keep your budget in mind. The cost of dedicated hosting is certainly worth the additional power and resources you get, but only if you can afford it.

There are two types of dedicated servers you can choose from.

The economical Single CPU Intel Xeon Servers start at $149.95 a month and feature:

  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM – 32 GB DDR4 RAM

  • 2 x 480GB SSD HDD - 2 x 1.92TB SSD HDD

  • Unmetered Bandwidth

  • 2 IPs

The more advanced Dual CPU Intel Xeon Servers start at $219.95 a month and feature:

  • 32 GB DDR3 RAM - 64 GB DDR4 RAM

  • 2 x 960GB SSD - 2 x 1.92TB SSD HDD

  • Unmetered Bandwidth

  • 2 IPs

Both options provide greater strength for your website than other hosting plans. As long as your budget can afford it, dedicated hosting plans help your website and your company continue to grow as you gain more traffic and users.

The Support

Servers and websites hardly wait for a convenient time to break down or be the target of a data breach. Constant 24/7 customer support and alert monitoring keep your dedicated server up and running so your website is always accessible.

With alert monitoring, your hosting company will let you know whenever there’s an attempted hack, security breach, or hardware/software malfunction. Being aware of the issues is the only way you’ll be able to solve them. And with a fully trained and experienced support team available 24/7, you’ll never have to face any issues alone. With dedicated hosting options, you can ensure that your server and your website are running smoothly, free of security risks.

Optional Management

Along with 24/7 support, dedicated hosting options also allow you to have optional management for your server. With server management, you get more than just an alert that something’s gone wrong. Your server’s team of technicians will not only monitor your server and website, but they’ll also take preventive measures to avoid any issues. This includes tasks such as upgrading software as new versions become available, keeping an eye on performance reports and notifying you of improvements, and keeping your physical server safe from additional threats.

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Management of a server takes a lot of time and energy. You have to keep it maintained, routinely check your website for problems, and perform back-ups to ensure that you’re protected from data loss. As a business owner, you may not have the time to manage the server yourself. Dedicated server management is a great way to ensure that your website not only has the power it needs but also has the support it needs to function properly.

cPanel Use

When you choose a dedicated hosting plan, you get access to an industry-leading cPanel that puts control and ease of use in your hands. The cPanel comes pre-loaded with over 300 website apps and plugins, including popular website building tools like WordPress or Drupal. Powered by Softaculous, these tools and apps help you design and maintain your website with a professional touch. And if your website is already on another hosting service, you can get it quickly and easily migrated, maintaining all of the data and hard work you’ve already put into it.

Dedicated Hosting with HostForWeb

At HostForWeb, we’re determined to provide all of our clients with the best hosting experience possible. Our dedicated hosting options give you the full customization you need for your server with constant access to support and monitoring to keep it running smoothly. When you host with HostForWeb, you host with a team of trained and skilled experts that can help you with any problem at any time. If you’re ready to boost your website and get the resources and power needed to outperform the competition, browse our available hosting plans online or give us a call at 1-833-201-8322 if you have any questions about our dedicated server options.

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