The top 10 myths around dedicated server hosting
Growing businesses walk a precarious tightrope between not investing enough to run successfully and sinking too much capital into overheads – whether that's employees, office space or their website.
If your IT team is faced with this tricky balancing act, a dedicated hosting service gives you the benefit of a server that is devoted exclusively to your business for a single purpose, such as your website. Like any technology, some use cases lend themselves better to a dedicated server than others, but there are many myths surrounding dedicated hosting that need to be dispelled so you can make a more informed choice of provider.
Myth # 1: they're expensive
Historically, dedicated servers came at a price. But like so many things, advances in technology and increased competition have brought down the cost of dedicated hosting services, with a predictable monthly subscription now well within affordable reach of the average website owner. Obviously, you get what you pay for, so don't pinch pennies if your hosted service is underpinning the future profit and sustainability of your business.
Myth # 2: they're unreliable
Shared environments can suffer from contended access to bandwidth, processing power and I/O, resulting in lumpy performance for other tenants. A dedicated server, on the other hand, is immune to the 'noisy neighbour' issue since its resources are exclusively for your use. You also won't be subject to the soft resource limits that are sometimes applied to so-called 'unlimited' plans on shared servers.