For many businesses, having a dedicated server is more than worth the cost. Still, any successful business owner will take measures to reduce operating costs as much as possible. If you’re looking for ways to save money on your dedicated server expenses, there are a few simple yet effective tips that can yield some pretty impressive savings without sacrificing hosting quality in the process.
Understand Your Needs
It helps to begin with a clear understanding of your dedicated server needs. Specifically, now is a good time to re-assess the amount of bandwidth you need, as well as memory and processor speeds. If you’re currently paying for more than you realistically need, it may be time to downgrade your hosting to save yourself some money. Even a small monthly savings can add up significantly over the course of the year.
Consider an Unmanaged Server
Currently paying for a managed server? If so, then you probably made the decision to opt for a managed server after some careful consideration and number-crunching. However, if you’re really looking for a way to reduce your hosting costs and you’re comfortable with the idea of managing your own server, then you may want to consider switching back to a simple dedicated server without included monitoring and management. Keep in mind that this isn’t the best option for everybody, especially for those who are unfamiliar with server management or who don’t necessarily have time for managing a server in their already-busy schedule. Still, it’s something worth considering as a means of saving money.
Shop Around for the Best Rates
At ReliableSite, we frequently hold special promotions and discounts, so we encourage you to stop by regularly to check out current rates and make sure you’re getting the best deal on dedicated servers and hosting. Also, be sure to follow us on social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, as we sometimes treat our followers to special promotions and discounts. The same applies to those who are members of our e-mail list! If you’re not a member now, subscribe today and make sure you get access to the lowest prices.
Check Out Our Clearance Section
We also offer a clearance section for those who are looking for affordable hosting options on our site. Here, you can find great rates on older generation servers, which still have the ability to be customized during the check-out process. Stock is based on availability, so be sure to take advantage of a deal once you see it before it disappears!
These are just a few potential ways to cut back on your dedicated server or hosting costs. For more information on how to make your hosting budget go as far as possible, be sure to contact our knowledgeable and friendly team. We’d be happy to assist you in finding the right hosting option for your budget.