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10 Questions to Ask Before Picking a Dedicated Server Provider | TurnKey Internet

10 Questions to Ask Before
Picking a Dedicated Server Provider

Before you select your Dedicated Server provider, be sure you ask these 10 questions first

Dedicated Servers, also known as bare metal servers, provide the highest level of cloud-based service and the ultimate combination of performance, value and security for your website and application needs. Dedicated Servers are far more flexible than other hosting options giving your organization full control over the security settings, choice of operating system, hardware configuration, and what applications you want to run on the server.

Choosing the right Dedicated Server provider to fit your business needs can seem to be a large task with all the vendors on the market today. TurnKey Internet has put together 10 questions you should ask of any Dedicated Server provider you consider to help make sure their services align with your business needs.

  1. 1. Do they offer the latest enterprise-class server options and network infrastructure?

    TurnKey Internet offers enterprise-class dedicated servers from Dell and Supermicro providing CPU options ranging from Dual Hexa-Core (2 x 6 CPU Cores), Dual Octa-Core (2 x 8 CPU Cores), Dual Deca-Core (2 x 10 CPU Cores), Dual Tetra-Deca (2 x 14 CPU Cores), to the latest 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors. We offer options such as multi-disk RAID, NVMe SSDs, geographic redundant backups (east-coast and west-coast), choice of many popular operating systems including Linux, Windows Server, and VMware.

    Our network and data center utilize the latest equipment, software, and monitoring from top tier vendors such as Cisco, Juniper, Emerson, SolarWinds, RedHat, and Microsoft. Our dedicated servers offer the highest speed options for network bandwidth connectivity including Gigabit (GigE) and 10Gbps un-metered network connections.

  2. 2. Do they own, operate, and maintain the infrastructure - or are they just a reseller/wholesaler or middleman?

    TurnKey Internet owns and operates its facilities (data center, network, computers, infrastructure, fiber optic circuits, etc.) and maintains its own dedicated local (not outsourced) staff. TurnKey Internet owns the physical real estate the data center is located at in New York, and we are the only entity residing in the facility - meaning no other businesses, clients or vendors could disrupt your service. TurnKey Internet is not a reseller or a sales agent for another data center or web hosting company. By owning our own building, data center, network and server infrastructure, we are able to offer the most reliable service and competitive pricing backed by unmatched 24x7x365 managed support.

  3. 3. Do they partner and offer leading vendor software licensing and add-ons?

    TurnKey Internet is primarily in the business of providing Dedicated Servers and has direct data center top-tier partnerships with cPanel, WHMCS, R1Soft, GlobalSign SSL, SmarterTools, DirectAdmin, Plesk, SolarWinds, ManageEngine, CloudLinux, Red Hat Linux, VMware, Microsoft and more. We are serious about providing Dedicated Servers, and to do so you need to have the latest software licensing and add-ons available to your customers. TurnKey Internet has setup the best level tier volume discounts for these software items, and the convenience of having them pre-installed, supported, and maintained by our expert local staff on your dedicated server.

  4. 4. Do they offer free Dedicated Server Migration assistance?

    TurnKey Internet offers FREE Website & Server Migrations - we make migrating to our dedicated server and web hosting services easier than ever by handling all the migration work for your website(s) and servers including all email, databases, websites, and applications. For specific details please view our Free Dedicated Server Migration Service.

  5. 5. Do They Offer a 100% Service Level Agreement, 4 Hour Hardware Replacement Guarantee, And Money Back Guarantee?

    TurnKey Internet provides, in writing, our SLA (Service Level Agreement) guaranteeing 100% Network and Power Uptime.

    TurnKey Internet provides, in writing, our 4 Hour Hardware Replacement Guarantee. If anything on your Dedicated Server fails, we replace it, at our cost (parts and labor!), within 4 hours - guaranteed.

    TurnKey Internet provides, in writing, our 30-day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we're confident that you will love our TurnKey Services.

  6. 6. Do they have staff located at the data center where your Dedicated Servers will be hosted?

    TurnKey Internet's on-site staff are available 24x7x365 to answer your questions quickly and provide complete solutions direct from our expert team located right in the same building as your servers. There is no substitution for quality expert staff when dealing in a technical-oriented business place. TurnKey Internet has in-house industry veteran staff to handle all your needs. Unlike the trend as more and more companies outsource their technical support and customer support half way across the globe, TurnKey Internet is a complete one-stop-shop providing clear, consistent expert quality service.

  7. 7. Do they answer the phone and offer expert support 24 hours a day?

    Please, pick up the phone right now, dial 518-618-0999 and you will get a real person based in our New York Headquarters talking to you within 60 seconds. There is nothing worse than a provider that doesn't provide support - except possibly when you realize their support has you talking to someone located half a world away who barely speaks your language. TurnKey Internet stands apart from the crowd with fast and friendly local expert assistance 24 hours-a-day. TurnKey Internet offers every possible means of support ranging from toll free phone support at (877) 539-4638, to online Helpdesk, Email Support, Online Tutorials and Live Online Chat available 24x7x365.

  8. 8. Do they have a transparent proven track record?

    TurnKey Internet has a transparent proven track record and commitment to you in writing that you can view online. You can view our verified 3rd party reviews and view our BBB A+ report card, and other industry issued awards and certifications. Trust is key - and at TurnKey Internet we are transparent, you can see what others say about us and from that understand how we value both you and your business.

  9. 9. Do they care about the environment?

    TurnKey's flagship New York Data Center leverages only green clean energy, including our on-site solar power plant and Hydro Electric power feed from New York Governor's program Recharge New York. TurnKey Internet's Green Data Center Design is among the most efficiently designed system in the world utilizing advanced cooling techniques and modern technology to provide a clean, and precisely cooled facility to the highest standards. The U.S. Government's EPA designated our New York data center as the 39th in all of the United States, and second located in New York as a certified Energy Star Data Center in 2013. In 2013, The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation awarded TurnKey Internet the Environmental Excellence Award in recognized our innovative facility design and outstanding commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic viability. This means every second your cloud server and/or website is running with TurnKey, you're reducing your carbon footprint significantly. It also means our investment in green technology provides for a long term business model that is sustainable - to be here for the long term as your partner in the cloud.

  10. 10. Do they offer enough service options and flexibility to handle your growing business needs?

    If you are serious about your business, you plan to grow - and picking TurnKey Internet as your Cloud Services partner provides you future growth ready flexibility. TurnKey Internet offers a wide range of cost effective cloud service options and platforms to get your business online. From value-priced Virtual Private Servers, Dedicated Servers, Managed Servers to Secure Colocation Services, TurnKey Internet can meet your cloud-based needs from 1 small virtual server up to hundreds of dedicated servers. The foundation and core of TurnKey Internet is structured for lighting speed and rapid growth through our company-owned network and data center.

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