If you host your internet sites on a dedicated server, you would expect that they will perform lightning fast and that the access speed to them shall depend only on the Internet connection of the site visitors. Having said that, this won't be the case in the event that the server has poor network connectivity or relies on a network card, which simply can't handle high volume of website traffic. If this is the case, it'll take a very long time for your sites to load if a lot of people open them concurrently or visitors might even see error messages. As a result you could lose site visitors as most probably many people will never revisit your website if they have experienced problems or slow loading speeds. That's why you should pay attention to the network components of any new server that you purchase and not only to the main hardware which includes Processor, Random access memory or hard disk.
Server Network Hardware in Dedicated Servers
The Linux dedicated servers that we offer you incorporate gigabit network cards that are tested alongside all other hardware components before and after any new hosting server is put together so as to make sure that we will never employ a faulty part that could cause a problem sooner or later. We also use the latest hardware for our internal network inside the Chicago data center where we offer the dedicated plans. That includes routers, switches and hardware firewalls that can certainly handle huge incoming and outbound traffic to any hosting machine, while any traffic that is not legitimate shall be filtered and shall not take up your system resources. The continuous access to the facility is ensured by using redundant backbone Internet suppliers. This way we ensure the fast and stable connection to all of our servers, which means your internet sites and apps shall be working at top speed all of the time.