dedicated hosting provider

javier

New member
just for provoke discussion and benefit.
When you want to buy dedicated hosting on what basis do you choose a hosting provider?
 

Artashes

Administrator
Staff member
1. Location (in relation to target audience)
2. Track record (it instinctively depends on support in most cases)
3. Relationship (if a provider was recommended by someone I trust)
4. Price (it's always last on my list)
 

javier

New member
when you take the location for a dedicated server

you will focus on the purpose, what are you hosting, and who are your users.

is that enough?

Or are you focusing on something else?
 
Artashes answered this pretty well.

Location is often a key factor. However, this really depends on the type of service you wish to run. These days networking is pretty stable between a lot of locations and with things such as webhosting it doesn't matter quite as much as it used to. Games and low latency needs are typically the main reasons people pick specific locations these days. Other reasons might be if you have a office in Manhattan NY you might want servers in New York if your staff are connecting to those for data.

Price seems to be a big factor for some companies or people, others rather spend extra and believe paying more gets you a better service which isn't always the case. That being said sometimes too cheap = not a great option either. A happy balance is always nice.

Support is another reason people want to choose a company. Do they have 24/7 support or just business hours? This can be a tricky one. Knowing where staff are can sometimes help. For example we have a few staff in Europe and other locations to help cover different hours of business.

Relationship is also a big one finding a company you trust. Word of mouth is quite often times really helpful to find who is a great company to work with. I've seen headaches from customers who have tried multiple places only to leave after issues. That being said it's always suggested to try and work out problems with a provider before just leaving. This is how relationships can be formed and broken. Some customers will have one single issue and rage leaving their provider. There are issues that sometimes come up in this industry such as network routing issues, power outages, equipment failures you name it. While those should all be rare issues sometimes come up.
 

Kuzmenko Vlad

New member
1) Location
2) Reliability, quality of the provider's hardware
3) Support
4) Hosting should be loyal to the hosted content

Also I pay attention to the flexibility in choosing a payment method, for me a good option is payment in a crypto.
 

cirrushosting

New member
here are some factors that you can consider while choosing hosting provider
Customer as well as technical support
Reliability , uptime and security of server
flexibility in site backups
hosting plan rates
 
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