Posts Tagged ‘Dedicated Server’

An Affordable Dedicated Server – Is It Possible?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Dedicated server hosting is known to be the best solution for a business with high traffic volumes. Shared web hosting can only serve a business until the demands on available resources exceed supply and then you have to upgrade to a dedicated server. Many business owners consider this option to be expensive, but when you consider the benefits you will soon realise that it is a cost-effective move.

Many dedicated hosting packages include managed hosting which means that you will have a technician to assist you with the maintenance of your server as well as receive back ups and security options. The benefits you will receive are quite expensive, but it is possible to get cheap dedicated servers which are reliable.

Selecting a company that is reliable is crucial when purchasing cheap dedicated servers to ensure that you receive the quality service and security that you require to build a successful business. Here at Host Store we offer different levels of packages so that you only pay for what you require at that particular time. We also offer a free set up service and many discounts to make your server package even cheaper.

When purchasing a server it is advisable to check the other services available such as technical support. Check when the support is available and assess the methods of contact you prefer. Many companies offer a low cost service and then you receive an unexpected bill for extras which you didn’t expect because the relevant information wasn’t highlighted. A reliable company will be totally honest with you in all aspects of web hosting.

Reseller Or Dedicated Hosting

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Being a web hosting provider is a very competitive business, as many people today are building websites for personal and business use and therefore need reliable web hosting. Once you have decided to become a hosting provider you have to make the choice between reseller hosting or having your own dedicated server. Both owning your own dedicated server and choosing a reseller hosting option have disadvantages and advantages which will vary depending upon your circumstances and requirements.

Opting to have a dedicated server will give you more freedom with your customers’ hosting accounts, allowing you to configure the server any way you wish. You will have total control over the server which will guarantee security and the level of down time. However, a dedicated server is a very expensive option and you would have to be able to guarantee a minimum number of customers to cover the cost of the server. As you are totally in control of the server you will also have total responsibility for its performance and any problems will fall on your shoulders.

Reseller hosting can be completely transparent so that your clients do not realise you even have it. Your reseller package will also be maintained by the hosting company who provide the hosting so that you don’t have to have lots of technical knowledge.

Here at Host Store we have competitive reseller hosting packages that have full support from our professional team of experts as well as many added extras to help you offer a top quality hosting package to your clients at a reasonable price.

Managed Dedicated Servers

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The difference between a managed dedicated server and an unmanaged server boils down a number of things including price. A managed dedicated server is more expensive. The level of support from the web hosting company is also better and includes more than just basic service. Both are leasing situations. Most service providers offer managed dedicated servers to their clients. The basic definition is that a managed dedicated server is a hands on situation by the web hosting company. The other is not.

Leasing managed dedicated servers means spending more money. The cost is included in the monthly fee for renting the server. Bear in mind that these management fees are non-negotiable. Typical services provided by the web host include, server set up, system installation and configuration, installation of firewalls, system oversight, software update installation, security, hardware replacement, troubleshooting of the network and maintenance, and server monitoring. Do some research before settling on a web host for your managed dedicated server in order to find out if the company offers the services you need for your business. Include cost comparisons in your research as there is no standard in pricing on anything offered. Check out what a company means when it says it offers support, since there are varying levels and definitions of support.

Web hosting firms offer businesses in house management to go with the server, thus constituting a managed dedicated server system. So how do you manage a server? Well, the web hosting company provides a manager who continuously monitors the server’s performance. They update the operating system when necessary, including updating applications, performing maintenance, making sure the anti virus and firewalls are up to date, troubleshooting when necessary, installing software as needed, performing regular audits and taking steps to prevent intrusions or hacking.

Managed dedicated server management may also include more tasks as specified by the business operation. Within this system, there are levels of management. For instance, there are fully managed servers, medium managed servers, and self managed servers. A fully managed dedicated server is the most headache free, so choose carefully in making your decision.

Dedicated Servers

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Big corporations or other large businesses are turning more and more to dedicated servers for their internet presence. Basically, a dedicated server is a web server within a network of computers that is used by one customer. In other words, one server to service one business.  The dedicated server is customized for the one client in both hardware setup and software programming. A single dedicated server allows for faster data access as well as being able to accommodate high traffic without danger of  a website crash.

For instance, say a company called grandowl mopeds, incorporated, runs a chain of dealerships all over California. Each dealership could create its own personal website under the auspices of the parent company and hosted through the company’s dedicated server.  The parent company would be,, while one of the other dealerships might be,  This can be done for every dealership in the chain. Grouping the dealerships on one dedicated server is better and costs less than operating individually for everyone involved. Point of sale software could be customized and uniform for the whole company, no matter where the dealership is located.

This set up also streamlines administrative and support costs, which makes for easier bookkeeping from top to bottom of the corporation. In some cases, a client can also become a web host using its dedicated server and sub lease their extra space to others allowing the lessees to set up their own websites and domains.  Yet another advantage of having a dedicated server is stability, because, as the client you have a great deal of control over what happens and when it happens. When sharing a server, you are at the mercy of your host, and possibly affected by those with whom you share space.