I don’t have a dedicated server now. When should I make the decision to switch over to one?
You may want to move up to a dedicated server if your needs match or surpass the following:
• Programs require access by system administrator
• A backup server is required
• Multiple IP addresses are needed
• Daily data transfer becomes excessive
• Storage capacity becomes excessive
• Third party software needs to be run on your site
What should be my main concerns when searching for a dedicated hosting provider?
First, you need to determine whether or not your website is large enough to justify the cost of such an endeavor. That aside, the most common concerns are:
• The cost
• Security of Data and equipment
• Bandwidth Availability
• The knowledge and integrity of the web-hosting provider
• Technical support from the web-hosting provider
• Hardware maintenance