We all know that the World Wide Web has changed our lives in so many ways that we can’t imagine a future where we aren’t as connected as we are now.
It has especially changed the way companies work: it has improved communications, everyday processes have become so efficient that what used to take several hours can be done in a few minutes, allows access to information everywhere, etc.
In order for companies to continue developing there is a growing tendency to migrate most part of their activity to the internet, which makes it easy to access every necessary feature from anywhere.
Different hosting methods
There might be a risk by putting out company information on the Internet, that why you should consider your hosting method carefully.
There are several hosting types: shared hosting, dedicated hosting, VPS, etc. The main difference between them is the use of resources.
Dedicated hosting is the safest but also the most expensive hosting type.
What is dedicated hosting?
Dedicated hosting allows access to a whole server. The client has control over the whole server and its resources. If you manage the dedicated server right, it is the most secure hosting type. Since you have control over the whole server you have to pay more as well.
Having access to a whole server gives a lot of flexibility while migrating the services. The usual company activity won’t have major changes as there’s no need to adapt to other systems.
In order to achieve this level of customization, technical knowledge is necessary. Managing all the characteristics (operating system, software, firewall, virtualization, accessibility, etc. ) of a server to be secure and well configured is a hard task that requires some knowledge.
Tier level of servers
Another characteristic to take into account is the tier of the server hosting provider. The tier level defines server availability, security and component redundancy among others. The higher the tier level is, the more secure it is and the more availability time it will have.
This tier level is important as it can affect the company’s activity and well function in case of error. If a failure occurs, the lower tier servers might not assure the functioning of the company’s services for some time.
On the other hand, higher tier levels can provide functionality while fixing the error. Of course, this comes with a cost, because the higher the tier level is, the more expensive the server will be.
Dedicated hosting conclusion
To conclude, dedicated hosting is an attractive hosting alternative to those companies that look for security while having some flexibility. You should take into account that technical knowledge is important for optimizing and adapting the server’s functioning to the company’s.
Apart from that, the hosting service’s tier characteristic is also important as it can affect the company’s services availability and security. That is why the dedicated hosting service choice should also take this into account.