Server Network Hardware
What exactly networking hardware devices does a dedicated server come provided with? How do they impact the actual operation of your Internet sites?
If you host your sites on a dedicated hosting server, you would expect that they shall perform super fast and that the access speed to them will depend exclusively on the Internet connection of the website visitors. Having said that, this won't be the case in the event that the hosting server has lousy network connectivity or relies on a network card, which simply just can't deal with high volume of site traffic. If this is the case, it shall take a long time for your websites to load if many people open them concurrently or visitors might even see error messages. Consequently you could lose site visitors as most probably many people will never return to your website if they have experienced difficulties or slow loading speeds. This is why you should pay attention to the network components of any new hosting server that you buy and not just to the main hardware like CPU, Ram memory or hard disk drive.
Server Network Hardware in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated web hosting plans that we provide incorporate gigabit network cards that are tested together with all the other hardware components before and after any new server is assembled in order to ensure that we will never use a faulty part which might cause a problem at some point. We also use the latest hardware for our internal network inside the Chicago data center where we offer the dedicated plans. That includes routers, switches and hardware firewalls which could easily cope with massive incoming and outbound traffic to any hosting machine, whilst any traffic that is not legitimate shall be filtered and won't use up your system resources. The continuous access to the facility is made sure by using redundant backbone Internet suppliers. That way we ensure the fast and stable connection to all our hosting servers, which means your sites and apps shall be up and running at top speed at all times.