Finding the right server for your business can be a challenge. You have to balance the needs of your online presence with that ever so important budget. But there are so many available these days, it can be hard deciding which caters for your needs best. Here at catalyst2, we specialise in web hosting, offering a range of services that will help to get your business online. One of our most popular platforms is our dedicated server and we’ve written this post to help you find out more about what this service can offer you.

What is a Dedicated Server?

The key selling factor of the dedicated server is the fact that you have a server all to yourself. A dedicated server is a type of web hosting service that provides you with total control over your resources. They are the perfect choice for many businesses and organisations who need the extra disk space and bandwidth. We only use the most powerful computers for our servers and data centres, which is ideal for your business. Dedicated servers have several benefits that make it the ideal choice for most businesses and we would really recommend taking advantage of this particular type of server when working with us. 

How do Dedicated Servers Work?

All of our servers are physical computers that store the data from your website and keep it online, accessible to everyone on the internet. But other server options share the space with multiple businesses,while you get to have a dedicated server all to yourself. This means that no one else is using the space to run their business. While this might sound like a small benefit it can actually make the world of difference because you have all of the machine’s resources to yourself. It means faster speeds, more space and the chance to install the software that you want to work with rather than the general software you have to choose when sharing the space. 

Why Choose a Dedicated Server?

  • Offers High Performance

When it comes to running a business online, you’ll want to make sure that your website is fast and easy to work with. A slow running website is a one way street that drives your potential customers to your competitors, so you want to avoid that as much as possible. It is much easier to avoid a slow running website with a dedicated server because there is no risk that another user’s application will impact the speed of your own service. While our other servers are fairly protected, the best way for you to keep your performance high is to choose a dedicated server. 

  • Provides More Security

No matter how big your business might be, you’ll want to make sure that you have the best possible security for your online presence. You’re responsible not only for your own data but also the data of your customers. A malicious attack to your business can be devastating and it can even lead to your bankruptcy. A dedicated server can help to prevent this. 

Our security system here at catalyst2 is second to none, with military grade encryption and offsite backups, but our dedicated server is definitely the best. After all, you’re not sharing the space with anyone else, so the risk of malicious software being loaded onto your server is greatly reduced. 

Additionally, you get to choose how your server is configured, allowing you to alter your security, enhancing it to suit the needs of your business.

  • Gives you Full Control

It is much easier for you to look after your business if you’ve actually got full control over your resources. A dedicated server can offer you this control, as you get to decide the software you run, you can choose who has access to the server and the sort of level they have access to. You have so many options available to you with a dedicated server server and in the long run, this means that you can provide your customers with a fantastic all round service.

Why Work with catalyst2?

There are many different services available for dedicated servers, so it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd. But here at catalyst2, we’re committed to our customers, putting them first at all times and giving them the service they deserve. We’re really proud of our business and what we’ve achieved and we’re excited to work with you. But, of course, before you make any decision about working with us, you’ll want to get to know us and our service better.

  • What Does Our Service Include?

Our service includes 24/7 support from our team, all of whom are based in the UK. No matter when you need help or what you need help with, you can contact us via telephone, email or live chat. We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to your dedicated server because the longer something is unsettled, the more your sales will be impacted. You can work with us with total confidence that when you need us, we will be there.

  • What Do our Dedicated Servers Provide?

Our dedicated servers offer you reliability, security, speed and flexibility, including the chance to run any software you want on it. We can even help you to install the software and applications that you need. If you’re not sure which software you might want, you can always speak to one of our experts about it. We can help you find the right choice for your business and the needs of your online presence. 

  • Do Backups Come as Standard?

With our dedicated server all of your data will be backed up every seven days on a rolling backup. Backups are incredibly important for any business as they act as a safety net if something goes wrong, like a faulty update or an accidentally deleted file. Instead of losing everything, you can contact our team who will quickly restore everything for you. 

Our backups are one of the most important parts of our service and we’re committed to making sure that it is up to standard. You can always speak to our team about it if you want to find out more, though. We would be happy to talk further about our backup service.

Have Any Further Questions?

The best way for you to find answers to your questions is to get in touch with our team as soon as you can. Our team would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have, ensuring that you make the right decision for you. With more than two decades of experience behind us, we know that we can help you find the perfect solution for your server needs. We offer a variety of servers to our customers, so you can rest assured that we will find the right one for you rather than the one that will give us the most commission.