By blog Apr 21 2021
A server can be indispensable for running a website and other applications.
hoosing the right server is crucial to ensure stable website operation. However, with so many server options, it is easy to get confused about which one to choose.
In our newest article, we will discuss what to look for when choosing a server and share tips on how to choose the right one.
In order to create a website and publish it on the Internet, you need a space called a "server." This is where the necessary elements and files (text, images, videos, etc.) are stored for your website.
This server can be set up by a company or an individual, but usually, you must build, maintain, and
troubleshoot the server on your own. These challenges are often why many companies take advantage of renting a server. By signing up for a service, the management of the server is the responsibility of the service provider, and there is no need to prepare your own physical server.
There are many corporate options available, and choosing the right one for your company can be a daunting task. Therefore, when choosing a server, it is important to understand your needs and other important points in advance.
One of the first steps is to determine how many users will access your website. This will help clarify the importance you should place on the specifications needed. If the server specs and the corresponding transfer volume are not sufficient for the expected traffic volume, problems can easily occur.
When choosing a server service, make sure you know exactly what you are looking for to meet your needs. In this way, when examining similar options, you will be able to choose the best server based on your predetermined priorities. A clear understanding of your available budget beforehand is also important.
Below are some tips on how to choose the best corporate server for your needs. If you are considering a new server contract or switching to a new provider, please refer to this section.
There are three main types of servers for rent: shared, VPS, and dedicated. Let's take a look at the features, advantages, and disadvantages of each type.
A shared server is a service in which multiple users share a single physical server. As the cheapest option, it is very popular for those with simple needs (website operation, mail account management, etc.). On the other hand, customization can be limited, and performance may be affected by other users.
If we compare it to a house, a shared server is a "share house" with individual bedrooms but a communal kitchen, bathroom, etc. The landlord (Tsukaeru in this case) manages the common areas, while the tenants manage the inside of their own rooms. This is recommended for those who want to operate in the common areas to a set specification but do not want to spend a lot of time managing them.
Recommended: Personal websites, small websites, etc.
・Low cost and affordable
・No technical knowledge required; easy to implement
・Service providers responsible for maintenance, etc.
・Can be affected by other users
・Performance can be slow
A virtual private server (VPS) is a service that uses virtualization technology to divide a single physical server to provide separate virtual servers for each user. Each virtual server has its own independent environment (individual memory, disk, software, etc.) which is hardly affected by the other virtual servers.
A VPS can be compared to an "apartment." It has high specs and flexibility, the price is reasonable, and the cost performance is excellent.
The difference between a VPS and a shared server is that the administrative rights are with the tenant who can customize by remodeling (changing OS, building applications, etc.) in the apartment. However, knowledge about the operation is required. As this is a good compromise between a shared server and a dedicated server, it is recommended for corporate users.
・Administrator privileges, allowing detailed customization
・Can choose OS, CPU, and other specifications
・Not affected by other users
・Some knowledge about servers is required
・May not be as scalable as a dedicated server
A dedicated server is a service that provides a single physical server for your use only. This option offers the highest degree of freedom and stability but at a slightly higher cost.
This type of server allows you to manage the entire physical server, creating the image of a "single-family home." High-performance, stable, highly scalable, and customizable as desired, it is also not influenced by other users. However, the cost can be rather high, and specialized knowledge is required for operation, making a dedicated server more appropriate for advanced users.
・Ownership of a high-performance server
・Complete control of customization
・Not affected by other users
Depending on the server specifications, there are differences in the speed and response for website access. In particular, you should pay attention to the central processing unit (CPU) and memory values. The higher the values for both, the better the performance. Of course, you should also pay attention to the disk space and estimate how much you will need with some margin for safety.
The strength of the network line varies between servers. If you are expecting a large amount of traffic on your website, pay attention to the network line speed when choosing a server. In addition, be aware that some servers have transfer volume limits (e.g., up to XX GB per month).
It is a good idea to have an automatic backup service in place just in case. With this service, if something as simple as accidentally deleting a file from your website or something even more serious occurs, you can quickly restore what you need. When renting a server for business purposes, this is basically a must-have feature.
One often overlooked issue when choosing a server is the level of customer and technical support. A high level of support provides peace of mind and confidence when problems occur or when you have questions. It is also important that there are a variety of communication channels available, such as phone, email, and chat.
If you are in the market to rent a server, we recommend Tsukaeru servers, which are used by many companies and organizations throughout Japan. In particular, Tsukaeru Cloud VPS is a popular service with a reputation for its reasonable price, ease of use, and excellent customer and technical support. One of the many reasons for this service’s popularity is the wide variety of plans that can be used for various purposes by individuals and corporations.
Currently, Tsukaeru Cloud VPS is running a special campaign that offers up to 50% off the usage fee. In addition, with a new contract for one year or more, the initial cost will be waived. The campaign is only available until April 28, 2021, so please take this opportunity to check it out.
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