Start by answering the most basic question: What will you be using your server for? Typically, most people will need dedicated hosting for one of two reasons. They either need a reliable server host for a business website, or they’re into online gaming and have decided to purchase a dedicated hosting package for their gaming needs.
Because hosting packages can vary in terms of their bandwidth, you’ll also want to consider how much of it you need. If you’re hardcore into gaming, then there’s a good chance you’ll need more bandwidth than somebody who is hosting a small personal site. Most of our dedicated server ranges come with 10TB of bandwidth, but if you anticipate that may not be enough, we recommend you to upgrade to a higher server with more RAM and more Disk Space.
Another important question to answer is that of how much memory and what kind of processor speeds you’ll need. These factors can impact the speed, which means faster page loading times for your business website and lower latency for your online gaming or project. Our dedicated server hosting packages start at 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 2 x 3.30 GHz processor. If you’re not sure what you need, we can help. Just raise a support ticket and we will help you.
Most people making the switch to a dedicated server will be fine starting out with an unmanaged server. However, if your business takes off or you simply don’t have the time to manage your own, you may eventually want to consider switching to a managed server. This allows you to sit back and relax while trained professionals monitor and manage your server remotely. If you need us to manage your server raise a support ticket and we will get back to you with the perfect solution.
Finally, don’t forget to consider how your hosting needs may change in the future. Of course, this can be difficult to anticipate now, but it’s important to find a hosting company that will work with you in terms of upgrading or downgrading your hosting package, VPS or Dedicated Servers as needed. The last thing you want is to be stuck with a hosting package that isn’t working for you.