Server: Smart Web Hosting Choice
Hosting your personal or business web sites on your
own dedicated server may seems expensive choice in comparison to
shared web hosting, but at the end, it proves a smart choice.
Shared web hosting, no matter how well managed, cannot
be 100% reliable and stable. However if you have your own dedicated
server you can manage to avoid most of the variables affecting the
reliability and stability of a server, commonly experienced by shared
hosting accounts; variables such as: overload, bad codes and scripts
from other users (especially beginners); and, too many applications
and components uploaded, and so on.
On a dedicated server you will install only software and applications
you want to use, while on a shared hosting server you will find
a host of other software and applications installed for other users.
By the very nature of the account, a dedicated server: reduces
your dependency on the web host; and bypasses time delays and possible
expenses incurred from these. With dedicated server hosting you
can provide instant support to your own clients whenever required,
which is not possible if you are on a shared server. A reliable
and fast support service is vital for your own business growth just
like the stability and reliability you wish for your own website.
In business, reliability is reflected through word-of-mouth as one
of the most effective promotional activities.
For people with clients, such as Graphic Designers and Web Designers
a dedicated server is invaluable. A dedicated server will bring
extra income into the studio, not just as a hosting facility, but,
as a designer knows only too well, for the extra ‘bread and
butter’ income value. If you have 24hour access to your own
dedicated server then you can adjust, correct or update a clients
website in minutes, allowing you to keep the dollar back in your
studio and not in someone else’s. Ready availability results
in reduced labour costs for the client, but higher studio-income
frequency for the designer. Hence you will see the return of all
your regular offline clients, bringing their web work with them.
The need for a dedicated server to your average shared server user
is realized when stats tell you: how quickly people left your site
because it was taking too much time to download; or how many daily
visitors you are down by, because your site was not up. The true
negative is the worry of how many lost visitors could have been
your future paying-customers. The loss could easily equal the value
of the upgrade to a Dedicated Server!
For a business, a website that is quickly downloadable and up all
the time gives the visitor encouragement that your service is just
as reliable, hence you will be more likely to make a sale. It will
also enhance the company’s image and encourage existing customers
to refer your service to others. This will result in more sales
for less promotion.
If you are serious about your online presence you need to get a
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Author: Paras Shah