Dedicated Server Hosting in the Age of the Cloud

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

As more enterprises turn to the cloud and web hosting providers try to keep up with demand, how and where does dedicated server hosting fit in Should you be concentrating your attention on expanding your cloud infrastructure and launching new cloud-based services, or is there still life – and revenue – in dedicated servers

Although a dedicated server is relatively expensive compared to shared hosting and virtual private servers (VPS hosting), serious businesses are prepared to pay for reliability and speed.

At HostingCon 2013, connect with dedicated server hosting providers and learn why they remain committed to dedicated servers, and learn how they position their services not just as the next step up from shared and virtual private server hosting, but as a viable alternative to the cloud.

What makes a dedicated server hosting plan successful

Businesses buy into the cloud because they are promised scalability, flexibility, and reliability. However, many organizations prefer dedicated servers because they are often more configurable, fully isolated, and a more secure way to store mission-critical data.

Of course, achieving the best service from a dedicated server requires the correct setup, from the infrastructure to software and hardware configurations. A few key considerations include:

  • Ample hardware resources: Each server needs plenty of RAM, CPU, and disk space to handle connections.
  • Secure servers: Servers must be updated regularly with the latest patches and security updates to keep the BIOS, operating system, and software running smoothly.
  • Network redundancy: For reliability and uptime, servers should not be a single point of failure, but part of a larger infrastructure, with redundant devices to mitigate the risk of failure.
  • A suitable data center: The physical environment where the server is located should be optimized for supporting hardware, with appropriate ventilation, cooling, security, and monitoring tools.

For web hosts that want to add dedicated server hosting, meeting these requirements can be difficult. Competing with the cloud, a dedicated server must deliver the fastest performance and the most consistent uptime possible, with robust security.

Meet dedicated server hosting companies at HostingCon 2013

The cloud is growing in popularity, rapidly becoming a popular choice for enterprises of any size. However, there remains a significant market for dedicated servers.

Smart companies position their servers as a secure, reliable, and powerful solution with predictable performance and, in turn, a predictable cost.

At HostingCon 2013, you will have the opportunity to meet new people from leading dedicated server hosting companies and learn more about what they do and how they position their services in an ever-changing market.

One exhibitor, Limestone Networks, is a specialist in unmanaged dedicated server hosting based out of Dallas, TX. The company offers a wide range of dedicated server plans, hosted in a tier 4 SAS70 Type II certified facility with unparalleled security. In addition, if you would like to start offering dedicated servers yourself, you can become a Limestone Networks Reseller to get a significant discount on your servers, unlimited SSL certificates, and a brandable control panel.

Another exhibitor in the dedicated server space is LeaseWeb, a global company with data centers across Europe and the USA. LeaseWeb provides unmetered dedicated server hosting with no unpredictable bandwidth charges, in addition to colocation, cloud hosting, and virtual servers.

Discover how dedicated servers remain competitive as the cloud continues to expand. Register now to join us at HostingCon 2013 and speak with dedicated server experts.

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