Guest post by: Jonathan E.
Dedicated Server Specialist
A dedicated server provides an isolated environment for hosting accounts or other services, and gives you unparalleled configuration options that cannot be found within a Shared server. The most common indicator of a necessary upgrade is the exhaustion of CPU and RAM resources, due to a large amount of web requests.
Determining the type of hardware needed to support those requests depends on many factors, which can be analyzed by our Dedicated Server Team. Shared and Reseller accounts that are currently hosted with HostDime include cPanel, and will be migrated as a courtesy if an isolated solution is required. If a client is currently using an alternative control panel, our Transfers department will be glad to provide an ample amount of assistance to complete the move.
Will a VPS be sufficient for my needs?
We receive this question on a daily basis, from clients looking for a semi-dedicated option while attempting to cut costs as much as possible. A VPS is ideal for development purposes, such as “beta” testing a particular website. They are not meant for high traffic websites, nor as an alternative to a dedicated server.
You can think of a VPS account as a slice of the entire server, where CPU is split equally among the nodes, while memory, disk space, and bandwidth are manually set and allocated to each specific account. A user who is exhausting a powerful Shared server which is designed to handle hundreds of accounts, will most likely experience further headache if attempting to transfer to a VPS.
As a business begins to grow in popularity, owners strive for overall control of their accounts and server stability. We can configure “starter” solutions for smaller companies all the way to multi-tiered clusters for load balancing and redundancy. Regardless of the level of complexity or hardware, all of our dedicated servers paired with cPanel/WHM will be fully managed by our staff.
In addition to managed service and support, each client has full control over their dedicated server. With graphs displaying detailed bandwidth, CPU, RAM usage and more, no one is left in the dark. Complete root access is enabled, as well as a plethora of cPanel/WHM options that are not accessible from our Shared accounts.
HostDime’s Dedicated Server Team is available around the clock, and we will gladly provide a quote based on your specific needs and requirements. If you are not quite sure if an upgrade is necessary, simply contact us directly via live chat, help desk, or phone and we can discuss your current usage and possible options.
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