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What Important Points To Consider After Purchasing A Dedicated Server Hosting?

Points to Consider when Buying a Dedicated Server Hosting

Before anything else, letís see what points you need to take into consideration when buying a dedicated server hosting for your business.

Choice of OS: Linux and Windows are the two most commonly sought-after OS options. Whereas Linux is considered ideal for open-source stacks, Windows is appropriate for hosting Microsoft-based environments. So, you have to choose accordingly.

Hardware: The hardware parts of the server should be from reputed manufacturers only. This ensures high performance and long life-span.

Bandwidth: Dedicated servers are typically chosen for high-traffic applications, so they should come with high bandwidth in order to meet your expectations. Dedicated server hosts should have ties with multiple prominent network providers to allow customers to avail a network-neutral facility.

Security: Another key factor that you must consider while buying a server is security. The service provider hosting a dedicated server should offer advanced anti-spam and anti-malware to ensure your data isnít hacked or corrupted.

Support: Dedicated server hosts should offer round-the-clock technical support, preferably through multiple channels including live chat, phone and e-mail. The support team should be highly professional, knowledgeable and responsive.

Price: Though the price is never the key factor in deciding the right plan, itís an important one. The price can vary depending on the quality and specifications of the servers. Choose a plan thatís both cost-effective and fulfill your business needs in the best possible manner.

 Points to Consider after Buying a Dedicated Server Hosting


Almost all the hosting providers will assist in the setup of your
dedicated server. However, it is important for you to do a check to reassure yourself about the applications that come pre-installed whether they could be configured in some way to ensure better performance. It is necessary as it may help in optimizing against any security hacks, and ensure utmost uptime.
 
1- The server must have a valid domain name with the right PTR record and Reverse DNS.
 
2- It is necessary to set host and IP based restrictions for the WHM, SSH, Plesk, login panels. Configure the password strength and expiration policy. Disable all unwanted ports and services, any susceptible system functions. Tweak firewalls, anti-malware, and antivirus solutions.
 
3- Recheck the backup schedule, data and system backup config files, and hold daily, weekly, monthly replications.
 
4- Configure the email server and maintain a Reverse DNS entry. Enable SMTP authentication, create a SPF (Sender Policy Framework) record to control spammers from forging the send field, and enable users to an unsubscribe/ opt-out.

5- Allow automatic updates/ upgrades by enabling ON. Ensure you have the latest versions of Apache, MySQL, and PHP.
 
6- Maintain an automated notification system. It is necessary to keep the customers informed about the maintenance schedules Keep the schedules for non-peak hours and host a server update portal remotely.
 
7- Configure LAMP as per your requirements. Ensure the server setting supports the Content Management System (CMS) on which you are planning your site to run.

You can always recheck with our support executives in case you are unclear about any of the server aspects.

CloudOYE is a leading cloud computing solutions on Cloud Server Hosting & Dedicated Servers Hosting. Call our technical experts at 1800 212 2022 or mail us at sales@cloudoye.com for more information.

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