If you host your internet sites on a dedicated server, you would expect that they'll perform lightning fast and that the access speed to them will depend only on the Internet connection of the website visitors. Having said that, this won't be the case if the hosting server has bad network connectivity or relies on a network card, which just can't cope with high volume of website traffic. If this is the case, it will take a while for your websites to load if many people open them at the same time or visitors may see error messages. Therefore you might lose customers as most probably many people will not revisit your website in case they have experienced difficulties or slow loading speeds. This is the reason why you must pay attention to the network components of any new hosting server you buy and not just to the main hardware which includes CPU, Random access memory or hard disk drive.
Server Network Hardware in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The Linux dedicated servers hosting which we provide feature gigabit network cards which are tested together with all the other hardware parts before and after any new machine is put together in order to make sure that we won't use a faulty part that can cause a problem eventually. We also use the newest hardware for our internal network within the Chicago data center where we offer the dedicated plans. This includes routers, switches and hardware firewalls that can easily deal with substantial inbound and outgoing traffic to any server, while any traffic that isn't legitimate shall be blocked and shall not take up your system resources. The constant access to the center is made certain by using redundant backbone Internet providers. This way we ensure the fast and reliable connection to all our hosting machines, which means your websites and applications shall be up and running at top speed all the time.