If you host your sites on a dedicated hosting server, you would expect that they shall perform very fast and that the access speed to them will depend entirely on the Internet connection of the site visitors. Having said that, this is not going to be the case in case the server has lousy network connectivity or employs a network card, which simply just can't handle high volume of website traffic. If this is the case, it will take a very long time for your websites to load if lots of people open them concurrently or visitors could see error messages. As a result you could lose visitors as most likely many people won't return to your site if they have experienced problems or slow loading speeds. This is the reason why you need to pay attention to the network components of any new server that you acquire and not just to the main hardware which includes Processor, Random access memory or hard disk.
Server Network Hardware in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated web hosting plans we offer come with gigabit network cards that are tested together with all other hardware parts before and after any new hosting server is put together as to make sure that we will not employ a faulty part which might cause an issue eventually. We also employ the most current hardware for our internal network within the Chicago data center where we offer the dedicated plans. That includes routers, switches and hardware firewalls which could easily handle huge incoming and outbound traffic to any hosting machine, while any traffic which is not legitimate shall be filtered and shall not use up your system resources. The constant access to the center is made sure by using redundant backbone Internet providers. That way we guarantee the fast and reliable connection to all our servers, which means your sites and applications will be operational at top speed at all times.