Server Network Hardware
Learn what networking hardware a dedicated server offers and in what ways it could affect your website’s performance.
In the event that you host your websites on a dedicated server, you would expect that they shall perform very fast and that the access speed to them will depend entirely on the Internet connection of the site visitors. However, this will not be the case if the server has bad network connectivity or employs a network card, which simply just can't cope with high volume of traffic. If this is the case, it will take a long time for your sites to load if lots of people open them at the same time or visitors may see error messages. Because of this you could lose website visitors as most likely many people won't return to your site in the event that they have experienced problems or slow loading speeds. This is the reason why you should pay attention to the network components of any new hosting server that you get and not only to the main hardware which includes Central processing unit, Ram memory or hard disk drive.
Server Network Hardware in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers we provide include gigabit network cards that are tested along with all the other hardware parts before and after any new server is built so as to ensure that we will not use a faulty part which can cause an issue at some point. We also use the newest hardware for our internal network inside the Chicago data center where we offer the dedicated plans. This includes routers, switches and hardware firewalls that can handle huge incoming and outgoing traffic to any hosting server, whilst any traffic that is not legitimate shall be blocked and shall not use up your system resources. The continuous access to the center is ensured by using redundant backbone Internet suppliers. This way we ensure the fast and secure connection to all our hosting servers, which means your internet sites and applications shall be up and running at top speed at all times.