You will have to take many factors into consideration as you begin your search for a dedicated hosting provider.
Two Important Questions To Ask Before You Sign Up For Dedicated Hosting
In your search for the right dedicated server hosting provider, there are two questions you should ask which can go a long way in ensuring that you end up being happy in the decision you finally make.
Many people do not think of checking out this but a fast upline provider is extremely important. Always bear in mind the fact that not all networks are fast secure and of high quality. That is why in searching for your dedicated server hosting provider, it is crucial that you find out who the backbone provider is. After discovering which company feeds their connection to the Internet, you will then need to find out what the speed and maximum burst is.
You should know that there have been numerous cases of networks collapsing because they started with an inadequately weak and slow connection. The result is that all servers hosted operate at a snail's pace when traffic spikes happen.
There is also a significant security detail you will need to confirm. And this is whether your server will be automatically behind a firewall, or if this is an optional service. Actually this should be standard because if there is any attack on your server and there is no firewall protection, it will crash. However not all hosts offer this protection as standard and many charge for it as a separate option.
Second, it will be well worth your time to find out how long your prospective hosting provider has been in business. This can simply be done by doing a whois of the host's domain name which will tell you how long the host has been in business.
Still you will have to take other factors into consideration even as you look at the age of your host. Newer businesses may offer you a better deal and are usually more determined to please and give excellent services. So an older established company is not automatically the best option for you. However this is important information to have as you consider other factors in selecting your dedicated server hosting provider.