Top Features and Services to Look For in a Hosting Company

January 2019

When you’re shopping around for a hosting company for the first time, it can be difficult to know exactly what to look for. Taking the time to research and explore your options when it comes to first time dedicated hosting will help you make the right decision for your specific needs and budget—and by looking for a few specific features and services as you shop around, you’ll be able to choose the best dedicated hosting company in no time.

24/7 Technical and Customer Support

Start by making sure that the hosting company you end up selecting offers dedicated hosting with 24/7 technical support. This is important because in the event that you encounter a technical problem with your server or simply need assistance, the last thing you want is to be unable to reach anybody for help. ReliableSite offers technical and customer support to its users 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days of the year, for your added peace of mind and convenience.

Your Choice of Data Center Location

The location of your dedicated server’s data center matters for a number of reasons. Mainly, the closer your data center is located to your primary users, the less latency (lag) you’ll have to deal with and the faster you can count on your site to be. Ideally, you’ll then want to find a web hosting company that offers numerous data center locations to choose from. This will allow you to select the one that is most centrally located to you or your primary users/audience.

ReliableSite has multiple data center locations across the country, and when you select a dedicated server through us, you always have the option to select the location of your preference.

Standard DDoS Protection Included

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are an increasingly common threat these days, but many web hosts are now beginning to offer DDoS protection as part of their hosting plans. When shopping for a web host, however, it’s a good idea to find one that includes dedicated hosting with DDoS protection at no additional charge to you. At ReliableSite, for example, we include free protection against attacks of up to 10 gbps—and you always have the option to purchase more protection as needed.

Ability to Customize Your Server

Finally, make sure you have the ability to customize your dedicated server to truly meet your needs. This should include being able to decide on exactly how much bandwidth you need each month, the type of storage you require, and even the operating system you want your server to run on. ReliableSite takes great pride in allowing users to customize their servers in a number of unique ways so that you end up with the hosting solution you need, and nothing that you don’t.

If you’d like to find out more about ReliableSite’s dedicated hosting options, or if you’re looking for assistance in selecting the right server for your needs, our team would be happy to help. Reach out to the ReliableSite team to get started right now.