In the event that you host your sites on a dedicated hosting machine, you would expect that they will perform ultra fast and that the access speed to them will depend only on the Internet connection of the visitors. However, this is not going to be the case in case the hosting machine has poor network connectivity or employs a network card, which just can't deal with high volume of site traffic. If this is the situation, it shall take a while for your websites to load if lots of people open them at the same time or visitors may see error messages. Because of this you might lose visitors as probably many people won't return to your website if they have experienced difficulties or slow loading speeds. This is the reason why you should pay attention to the network components of any new hosting server which you get and not only to the main hardware like Processor, Ram memory or hard drive.
Server Network Hardware in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated web hosting plans that we provide feature gigabit network cards which are tested alongside all other hardware parts before and after any new hosting server is built as to ensure that we won't use a faulty part which might cause a problem sooner or later. We also use the newest 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 easily handle massive inbound and outbound traffic to any server, while any traffic that is not legitimate shall be filtered and shall not consume your system resources. The continuous access to the facility is ensured by using redundant backbone Internet providers. By doing this we guarantee the fast and reliable connection to all of our hosting servers, which means your sites and apps will be up and running at top speed all the time.