The needs of modern servers are constantly changing. E-commerce and social media sites are adding so much resource-intensive content; servers need to constantly be upgraded with the newest, most efficient technology. Speed and reliability are some of the most vital features, especially for large internet corporations. Consequently, the brain of the server (the processor) must be fast and effective at transferring data.
Selecting the right processor can be intimidating and confusing with technology growing exponentially and the number of choices available. There are a few methods to choosing the right process for your dedicated server. By creating a checklist of your needs, you can ask the right questions to the technicians that can help you find the perfect fit. These questions for choosing the right process include:
- Business size
- Number of employees
- Number of customers
- Page views per year, week and on a peak day
- Price range
The size of the business will help the data center technicians learn what processor you require. The larger the business, generally the greater number of employees. Consequently that will increase the amount of resources needed to support them all. Paying for more services than needed is a huge and costly mistake. These two pieces of information help to tailor the server configuration to support your organization.
The amount of customers you have also links directly to the server performance that’s required to run your site. It also greatly affects future server expansion. This relates directly to the number of page views per year, week and on a peak day. This is indicative of the bandwidth and data transfer requirements.
As with everything your price range will make a large difference in the server configuration. The more money you have to spend, the better the equipment, faster the speed and more reliable the configuration will be. Finally speed is a vital factor of overall performance. Make sure to forecast and anticipate random spikes in traffic so as to not lose customers due to a slow website.
With so many different options now available, it’s difficult to know the correct server configuration for your business needs. The more money you have, the better your configuration will be. The size of the business, number of employees and customers, page views and speed are all contributing factors to selecting the right configuration for your dedicated server.