If you host your websites on a dedicated server, you would expect that they'll perform very fast and that the access speed to them shall depend only on the Internet connection of the visitors. However, this won't be the case if the hosting machine has poor network connectivity or uses a network card, which simply can't cope with high volume of site traffic. If this is the situation, it'll take quite a long time for your sites to load if lots of people open them concurrently or visitors might even see error messages. As a result you may lose visitors as almost certainly many people won't revisit your website in case they have experienced difficulties or slow loading speeds. This is why you need to pay attention to the network components of any new hosting machine you buy and not only to the main hardware like CPU, Ram memory or hard drive.
Server Network Hardware in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated web hosting plans we provide feature gigabit network cards which are tested alongside all the other hardware components before and after any new machine is assembled as to make certain that we won't employ a faulty part which might cause a problem at some point. We also use the most up-to-date hardware for our internal network inside the Chicago data center where we offer the dedicated plans. That includes routers, switches and hardware firewalls which can easily cope with enormous inbound and outgoing traffic to any hosting server, while any traffic that's not legitimate shall be blocked and won't use up your system resources. The continuous access to the center is made sure by using redundant backbone Internet providers. In this way we ensure the fast and stable connection to all of our hosting machines, which means that your websites and applications shall be up and running at top speed at all times.