Server Network Hardware
What networking hardware devices does a dedicated server come equipped with? How do they impact the actual operation of your websites?
In case you host your sites on a dedicated hosting machine, you would expect that they'll perform very fast and that the access speed to them will depend solely on the Internet connection of the site visitors. Having said that, this will not be the case in the event that the hosting machine has bad network connectivity or uses a network card, which just can't handle high volume of traffic. If this is the situation, it shall take a long time for your internet sites to load if many people open them concurrently or visitors may see error messages. Therefore you might lose website visitors as in all probability many people will never revisit your internet site if they have experienced issues or slow loading speeds. That is why you must pay attention to the network components of any new hosting server that you acquire and not just to the main hardware which includes Processor, Random access memory or hard drive.
Server Network Hardware in Dedicated Web Hosting
The Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we offer incorporate gigabit network cards that are tested along with all the other hardware components before and after any new server is put together as to make sure that we will not employ a faulty part that can cause an issue eventually. We also use the most current hardware for our internal network in the Chicago data center where we offer the dedicated plans. That includes routers, switches and hardware firewalls that can easily deal with huge incoming and outbound traffic to any server, while any traffic which is not legitimate shall be blocked and shall not use up your system resources. The constant access to the center is guaranteed by using redundant backbone Internet providers. This way we ensure the fast and secure connection to all our hosting machines, which means that your internet sites and applications shall be operational at top speed all the time.