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#BacktoBasics – Dedicated Server Hosting

26 July 2013 by Emma Blunt

It sounds promising but what exactly is dedicated server hosting and how do you know if it’s the right solution for your business?

Dedicated hosting, as you might logically assume from its name, means that the server used to host your website or store your database or web applications is dedicated exclusively to you. This eliminates the risk of external factors jeopardising the performance of your website.

What are the benefits?

  • Performance – Speed is incredibly important, especially if you are running an ecommerce business. Slow page-load speeds can result in customers going elsewhere. With hardware and resources just for you, page load times increase dramatically, giving your site better Google rankings and your customers a better experience.
  • Security – As the sole user, there’s no risk of other websites introducing viruses or other malware onto your server. Dedicated firewalls bolster the security of this solution.
  • Control – With a dedicated server you are in complete control of your environment. Our dedicated solutions are fully customisable, built to suit your unique business needs without the risk of other tenants’ activities affecting your performance, service or security from shared environments.
  • Hassle Free – if your dedicated server is fully managed, you don’t have to worry about it, freeing you up to concentrate on what your business needs.

Is it right for me?

Dedicated server hosting is ideal for business-critical websites and applications because of its robust structure. As it is designed to enhance a website’s performance, it is also ideal for businesses with traffic-heavy websites.

Dedicated hosting also ensures that you are in control of your hosting solution – it is yours and yours alone so you dictate any changes and can tailor it to your needs. You can easily build more complex solutions, connecting multiple servers, adding load balancers, web accelerators and firewalls to increase performance and security.  As it is a more expensive option than shared or cloud hosting, dedicated hosting is often used for business-critical data and applications.

With UKFast, your managed dedicated server solution is supported by our technical engineers 24/7/365, so whatever the time of day, you can rest assured that your server is in the best hands.

If you would like to learn more about dedicated hosting and how it can benefit your business then call our team on 0208 045 4945.