How to rent a dedicated server?
Capacity, security, cost, skills, environmental impact, whatever the nature and the size of your activity, the question of the choice of the computer server and therefore of a dedicated server arises today for all professionals and even some individuals. Responding to them, however, turns out to be quite complex as the criteria to be taken into account are numerous and sometimes subjective. Why choose the dedicated server solution? What are the different kinds of dedicated servers, how to rent one and which host to choose? Should we opt for outsourcing? Here are the first answers to see more clearly.
How to get a dedicated server?
Today, there are an estimated 400,000 million dedicated servers worldwide and many companies of all sizes offer their dedicated server services. A simple search on a search engine with "dedicated server" in keyword is enough to realize the importance of the offer. These hosts generally offer a monthly rental for a minimum dedicated server service. Of course, there are also dedicated server services for larger companies.
Dedicated server hosts therefore do not all offer the same services and may not be suitable for your need for a dedicated server. This is why it is essential to clearly define several points in advance.
- The first is the reality of your expectations for a dedicated server. Do you manage an e-commerce site? Do you produce video content? Do you have to access your database regularly and simultaneously?
- The second point concerns your IT skills within the company. Would you like to administer your dedicated server yourself? Is your IT department able to create the right infrastructure, manage its evolution and ensure the maintenance of your dedicated server? This point thus raises the question of the outsourcing of your dedicated server.
- The prospects for the development of your activity and the consequences that this could have on your dedicated server constitute the third essential point. Indeed, rapid growth, diversification of activities, the integration of new employees, drastically change your needs in terms of dedicated servers and can profoundly modify your economic model and your choices of dedicated server, including in the short term.
How to rent a dedicated server?
To rent a dedicated server, you have to go through the services of a host or a hosting service. These dedicated server companies, present all over the world, all offer dedicated servers, but their services can be very different. Before renting a dedicated server, here are some essential questions whose answers will inevitably influence the choice of the host for your dedicated server.
Outsourcing for your dedicated server?
Only the nature of your business and the way you envision the operation of your company can help you choose the best solution for your dedicated server. You may prefer to keep full control of your dedicated server and administer it without an intermediary. This means that you will need to have internal human resources on issues of administration of the dedicated server but also its maintenance, security and upgrades. You can choose to outsource these same tasks to your dedicated server host. Outsourcing, if it has a certain cost, can allow you to save money by reducing the staff of your IT department, for example.
A dedicated server host close to you?
Before responding to a tempting offer on the web, it is better to find out about the location and the commitments of the host. If theoretically, the dedicated server can be located on the other side of the world, it is better to opt for a dedicated server host located in France. Indeed, the geographical proximity of the data centers is a guarantee of security. In addition, you will be able to better control the reality of safety conditions and compliance with environmental legislation and standards.
Choose the best lease for your dedicated server
Once again, many criteria come into play when negotiating the rental of your dedicated server. If your activity is limited and does not require special needs, you can safely opt for one of the basic monthly plans offered by most dedicated server hosts. However, even then, every item is worth weighing: what about maintenance? the renewal of materials? can you easily - and inexpensively - change your contract if your business grows? what memory and bandwidth is really available for your dedicated server? What does the outsourcing contract for your dedicated server really include? In any case, market research is essential to find the dedicated server host that will perfectly meet your needs.
The dedicated server has become the essential solution for the administration of IT services for professionals - even individuals. From a simple website to a multinational, the dedicated server allows the company to live. This is why it is essential to forge partnerships with specialists!