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How You Can Control Your Hosting Costs with Linux Dedicated Server

Author: Anshika Bhardwaj
by Anshika Bhardwaj
Posted: Jun 05, 2017
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One of the important decisions that you must take when you are experiencing a slow server is to upgrade to a higher plan. Having outgrown the shared hosting and VPS hosting you must choose a dedicated server. Unless your website is designed on Microsoft technologies of MSSQL and ASP.NET you should prefer to host with the Linux dedicated server. Linux is free and can be tailored as per your requirements. All Microsoft products require you to pay for a license fee which makes Windows server more expensive than the Linux servers.

Dedicated server hosting is high in costs than the other forms of hosting but it also gives you better features and scope for growth. You are alone on the server and have the complete resources at your disposal. It eliminates sharing of the server with other businesses. You can be assured of fewer server crashes and faster page uploads.

You have complete control:

Another benefit with the linux Dedicated Server is that you have root access to the server. You can structure the server to suit your business, customize the hardware specifications, and install any software applications that you want. You can host any number of websites. Your hosting provider will offer you plans with different configurations.

Managed hosting:

The software that you install will require maintenance and upgrades which you must manage on your own. In case you do not have the time or you do not wish to burden your technical team with additional server related issues, you may buy a fully managed Linux dedicated server from your host. Managed hosting comes with an additional fee but it takes away several tasks such as server upgrades, software updates, hardware replacements, security patches, server reboots etc. from you leaving you with more time and resources to focus on expanding your business.

There are several benefits that you have with Linux dedicated server in addition to the lower costs and control

  • Enhanced security. Being the sole occupant of the server, you are assured of a secluded and isolated environment where no other entity has the authority to enter. Your server is protected with firewalls and anti-virus solutions to make sure your data is not attacked and compromised with.
  • Upgrade: Higher number of visitors means more business and you should have the provision for more space. You can always upgrade to a higher plan or buy an additional server.
  • Customization: You have the liberty to customize the server in any manner and use it for any business.
  • Customer support: The top hosting providers offer 24/7/365 days customer support. You can always contact them by phone, chat or mail for any queries and server issues.

Your Linux dedicated server will be placed in a highly efficient data center by your hosting provider. This will allow you to avail all the facilities that the server requires without the need of making any additional investment on infrastructure. Your host will also provide technical support to make sure your servers are in the top condition and will give the best performance.

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Author: Anshika Bhardwaj

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