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What to look for in a hosting provider

09/26/2012 | Internet hosting |

What to look for in a hosting provider

If you're looking to increase the visibility of your business, having a good website is obviously a must. But with a wide range of hosting applications providers out there to help with this, it could be a challenge for small firms to determine what the best option for them is. Therefore, there are several key things you need to consider when looking for a quality hosting applications provider. High on the priorities for many enterprises should be the reliability and speed of access of the host.

This is something you can be confident you will get if you opt for dedicated servers with instant setup from As well as allowing you to get up and running straight away, with no need to wait hours or days, we understand that availability is vital to our customers. This is why we offer 99.9% uptime on all our products, along with third party monitoring so you are aware of exactly what you are getting. Data transfer speeds are also a crucial consideration, as the more bandwidth offered, the faster people will be able to access your site. provides bandwidth pooling as part of our packages, which means if one of your servers is at its limit, you can pool your traffic across other servers that still have capacity available. This saves you money and ensures your site always works as efficiently as possible.

The amount of control you get over your servers should also be a factor when looking for a quality hosting applications provider. Tools such as dedicated KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) over IP make it easy to control a server independently wherever the user is, while the ability to integrate the control panel seamlessly into your systems will also make the management of your site much easier. For many growing businesses, flexibility may also be important. It may be difficult to expand your operations if you are locked into a long-term contract. This is why services that provide the ability to upgrade easily at any time could be highly useful.


Here are 4 out of 12 reasons why you should choose

Bandwidth pooling

Other providers require extra money for bandwidth you may not even need. differs from other providers by providing bandwidth pooling across all your servers at no extra cost. If your other servers have plenty of bandwidth left, we allow you to pool the bandwidth to another server that requires more. This enables you to save money and you can use your dedicated server more efficiently.

Dedicated KVM over IP stands out in delivering flexibility, simplicity and convenience. All our dedicated servers come with many free features, such as dedicated KVM over IP. This feature provides technical freedom, because it enables you to control your server independently. Moreover, the unique and robust features of a dedicated KVM over IP allow you to control your server remotely 24/7 at BIOS level. With this free feature we provide more flexibility and usability on our dedicated servers. 

Native IPv6

IPv4 addresses are running out very quickly and preparing for native IPv6 is essential. We offer native IPv6 with all our servers by default, complete with reverse DNS. This means that our entire infrastructure is IPv6 supported. Dedicated servers with native IPv6 are truly future proof. We enable you to use your native IPv6 addresses instantly after your server activation.

Custom built servers

We are committed to meet the changing hosting needs of our customers. allows you to assemble your own dedicated server with any combination of hardware, memory or processor. By using our user-friendly drag and drop configuration tool you can easily build your own dedicated server completely tailored to your own needs. All you have to do is to drag or click the components you need. Our custom-built dedicated servers provide enterprise solutions which allow you to maximize your IT environment.