There are few moments in life more exciting than one when realizes that a new business is going to really take off. Internet-based business people have the opportunity to experience this feeling even more often than others, as they are able to create potentially viable new ventures at a fairly quick pace. It is normal for such entrepreneurs to host their new businesses on relatively low-cost services such as VPS solutions, to begin with, so that money isn’t unnecessarily invested in capacity and computing power that might never be used. When an Internet-based business does take off, however, often the first step is to transition it to some managed dedicated server hosting, so that customers can be served reliably and without delay.
While virtual private servers often offer a great mix of flexibility, capacity, and cost-efficiency, they do have their limits. In particular, IO system limitations which less-demanding applications rarel run into can become problematic as a business or Internet service takes off, so that those who had previously relied on VPS hosting can find themselves looking into dedicated physical servers instead.
Providers of managed dedicated server hosting such as JaguarPC take pride in offering selections of the most recent and powerful hardware, but with configurations to suit a variety of budgets. Although most of the products on offer will typically included server-class CPUs such as those from Intel’s Xeon lines and similarly-tasked error-correcting system memory, there is quite a range of capability and power on offer. This means that many will find that the step up from virtual hosting does not need to imply a large jump in hosting costs, with plenty of very economical plans being available.
To return to the example of an application that had started running into IO contention issues on a VPS plan, for example, it’s quite common for such services to need fairly little in the way of CPU power, despite their stressing a system’s hard disks. In such cases, even a low-end dedicated server which costs an amount comparable to a relatively high-end VPS could make a great difference, as it will ensure that no other programs on a particular server are competing for hard disk usage. It therefore pays when looking to upgrade to dedicated hardware, to figure out exactly which issues are motivating the move, so that cost-effective decisions can be made.