How Much Will a Server Cost?
In most cases, a server's hardware and software costs represent only a small part of the total cost of ownership for a server. In fact, the hardware and software costs typically account for only 15 to 25 percent of the overall costs associated with installing, maintaining, upgrading and supporting a dedicated server.
For many businesses, the server becomes the lifeline to its success and any downtime can be disastrous, making it critically important to invest in your server's ongoing operation. As a result, when budgeting for a server, it's necessary to create a solid plan for the costs associated with configuring and administering your server – costs that include initial configuration and ongoing support fees, workforce costs for day-to-day administration, reserve funds for replacing hardware as warranties expire, software update fees and more. A reseller or IT consultant can provide specific guidance in this area to ensure that you're allocating the resources necessary to ensure that once your server is up and running, it stays that way.
Before investing in a server you need to consider many things, including the applications you will run, storage, processor, form factor, and more. This Internet.com eBook can help you choose wisely.
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