Commonly made mistakes when choosing a dedicated server

Are you trying to choose your own dedicated server? If you answered yes, then you may be a bit overwhelmed by the amount of choice there is available, especially if dedicated servers are a new concept to you. A quick google search reveals hundreds of hosting companies and with each offering many different hosting options, features, and specification, it can be difficult to know exactly where to start.

Our experts at Clouvider understand this, and as such have listed the most common mistakes that you need to avoid when choosing a dedicated server for yourself and your company.

1. Ignoring customer support

Customer support is vital when using a dedicated server, and it is often overlooked when making a decision. Remember that if your server goes down, and you are unable to get in contact with customer support then your whole system is down, costing you time, money, and brand reputation. Find a hosting company that guarantees a specific amount of uptime or offers 24/7 support to give you that peace of mind.

2. Overlooking security features

When considering peace of mind, another commonly forgotten element of dedicated servers is that of security. You need to ensure that all of your data is protected as much as possible to reduce the chances of your sensitive information falling into the hands of cybercriminals, and with the Government’s new GDPR legislation, you are also responsible for the data you hold belonging to your clients. A dedicated server with security as a priority will significantly reduce the risks of disaster striking.

3. Not thinking about a managed server

Equally, while many people tend to dismiss managed servers right off the bat due to its additional cost, the time that can be saved through managed services can often be worth significantly more than the price of this service. Equally, by getting experts to manage your server, you know that you will have trained professionals handling all of the difficult aspects of day to day management, as well as conducting regular security updates and backups, your server is likely to be in safer hands than if you are managing it yourself.

At Clouvider, we pride ourselves on offering companies dedicated server services and solutions for all of their business needs. Offering UK dedicated servers, server management and private cloud storage, all from our London datacentre, contact us today at to find out how we can help you!

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