Migrating their business networks to the cloud has helped many businesses grow. Although digital migration and cloud hosting can be overwhelming the benefits are undeniable.
For businesses that sell products online and for businesses that are required to adhere to regulations, finding a provider that offers Security Socket Layer, or SSL plans, is a must. The plans range in price and will most likely fulfill minimum security requirements but it doesn’t mean that your site is secure.
Web hosting services serve numerous clients on a shared server. Though most hosting services have internal checks to ensure that data from one site is not compromised by another site housed on the same server, there is still a risk. Every site on the server receives the same security updates. If one site is breached then every site on the server can go down.
Dedicated server hosting minimizes this risk because your business’ site, data and software networks are the only pieces of information that exist on the server.
2. Improved Uptime
If your business shares a server with another organization that experiences peak loads during the same hours in which your business does, it’s possible that both businesses will suffer. The increased load will slow speeds and limit the amount of uptime on each site. The longer a site fails to respond, the more likely customers and sales will be lost, plus your site will run the risk of falling in search engine rankings. Dedicated server hosting provides services to multiple clients but their traffic won’t impact your site’s speed because they have their own server, so your business’ uptime will remain up.
Though some businesses try to save costs by employing alternatives to dedicated servers, dedicated servers are scalable. Web hosting is the least costly way to establish a website. Although VPS hosting, or virtual private server hosting, costs a bit more and provides greater security and less downtime, if you aim to grow your business then a VPS will not grow with you. Dedicated servers have a foundation capable of sustaining growth and they can handle up to 35 million clicks without a slow down. They also are capable of storing greater amounts of data and increasing email services as your staff grows.
Like most businesses, your software probably runs on Windows. VPS services keep their costs down by running on Linux. Though some offer Windows compatibility, most do not. If you want to keep your software and your systems intact, then a dedicated server is a wise choice
Migrating to the cloud doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Take stock of your business’ priorities, then choose a hosting service that aligns with those needs.