In the event that you host your internet sites on a dedicated server, you would expect that they will perform very fast and that the access speed to them shall depend exclusively on the Internet connection of the website visitors. Having said that, this won't be the case in the event that the hosting machine has bad network connectivity or relies on a network card, which just can't cope with high volume of site traffic. If this is the situation, it'll take a long time for your websites to load if a lot of people open them at the same time or visitors could see error messages. Thus you may lose site visitors as probably many people won't return to your site if they have experienced issues or slow loading speeds. That is why you ought to pay attention to the network components of any new hosting machine you acquire and not just to the main hardware such as CPU, Ram memory or hard drive.
Server Network Hardware in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated web hosting plans that we provide include gigabit network cards which are tested together with all the other hardware components before and after any new server is assembled in order to ensure that we will never employ a faulty part that might cause an issue sooner or later. We also use the newest hardware for our internal network within the Chicago data center where we offer the dedicated plans. That includes routers, switches and hardware firewalls which can certainly deal with substantial inbound and outgoing traffic to any machine, while any traffic that is not legitimate shall be blocked and will not take up your system resources. The uninterrupted access to the center is guaranteed by using redundant backbone Internet providers. That way we guarantee the fast and stable connection to all our hosting servers, so your internet sites and applications will be working at top speed at all times.