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4 Ways to Add Security to Your Dedicated Server

Published on 01 June 18

Dedicated Server is purchased by an organization to host Application and Data.

Dedicated Server means single machine where you can have your Website/Application and DataHosted.

Outsourcing a Dedicated Server could look expensive but it is more secure to have it rented or kept in Data Center. As you do not need to hire own IT person to manage the Server. Having server in Data Center is more secure and safe.

  • Advantages

  1. Higher level of security

  2. Managed support options

  3. Scalable resources and storage

  4. Server root-level access

  5. customization hardware

  6. You will get whole box and hard drives to yourself

  7. 0% Risk of being harmed by others

  • Disadvantages

  1. Bit expensive

  2. Your IT person responsible to manage your server machine

  3. Tends to require an IT staff of some sort

How to select Best Dedicated Server Hosting Providers

  • To choose this server hosting providers, firstly you should know the company requirements. You can choose either Windows or Linux Dedicated Server Hosting with high availability and 99.995% guarantee up-time, it is dependent on the applications you are running on your server.

  • If you are using resource-rich website, then you should choose a provider who can offer you High processing power and high amount of RAM. You might need multi-processors for using large data. So it's instant to analyze your processing needs before finalizing with any hosting providers.

Why is Dedicated Server is a good choice

  1. It provides security measures as per your business data and applications needs

  2. Provides cost saving offers because you make upgrades when you need them

  3. Access latest technology and deliver unparalleled performance

  4. There is no limitation for upload and downloads

  5. Large disk-space and it can be extendable as per your needs

  6. hosting with many operating system

5 ways to add security to your dedicated Server

If your using this server for Emails, website, data, files or any other needs, there are some steps to increase security and reduce your chances of breach.

  • Back up your Data

Every fifteen days you should be backing up your data and importantly it should take back-up on different location from your regular to avoid both being compromised.

  • Check for updates

Don not wait for alert of security updates and patches. It is best if you are checking security updates and patching of your server on weekly basis as it is good idea to delete unwanted platforms or apps from your server.

  • Add DDoS Protection

check your server have DDoS protection in place? If not then you are in risk of Distributed denial of Service attack. These attack comes when your website or server becomes flooded with fake web traffic. By choosing dedicated hosting plan with built in DdoS protection to reduce risk.

  • Know Your Network

You should always use trusted network (own secured or wired network) to log in, also should be careful for to check if network which is open to the public (like those found in shop or platform)

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