Blog post

What difference does a server make to your business?

November 10, 2022
0 minutes read


What kind of server is right for you? What does a server do? If you're just starting a business, or maybe you're just looking for a new server for your business, you might be asking yourself a lot of questions about servers. With so many different types of servers out there, it's hard to know which one is right for your business.

What are the types of business servers available?

There are a number of different types of business servers including those that run on cloud platforms and those that run on physical hardware. Each has its pros and cons.  Nowadays, small business owners are looking to save money, so a cloud server is probably their preferred option. Cloud servers are built on top of cloud computing platforms and they are often referred to as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS). It's the easiest way to get a server up and running, but it can be expensive if you are not careful. Of course, if you run a small business, you may not have to worry about the cost of a server as much as you do about performance. Running your own physical hardware might be the best way to go if you have a very large server. It is also possible to have a hybrid of the two, so that users can access certain files in the cloud, but the core data is on physical hardware.

Rack servers

They are a great option for businesses that want to be prepared to scale and consolidate their IT operations. Rack servers are designed to be installed in a rack chassis, which holds multiple servers on top of each other. This saves space and makes it easy to expand your business in the future.

Tower servers

They are another option for businesses that want a stand-alone server that doesn't take up a lot of floor space. Tower servers can fit underneath or on top of a desk, making them a great option for businesses that are just starting out. However, tower servers do take up more room when it comes to expanding, so keep this in mind when choosing a server for your business.

Modular servers

They make it possible to house multiple servers in a single chassis and share IT resources between them. This makes it easier to manage dynamic workloads and makes the most efficient use of space.

What are the benefits of having an enterprise server?

The question of why to buy a business server may be answered in different ways. A business server is a computer system that is used to support the internal functions of a business. Many businesses have moved to the cloud in recent years, however there are still many businesses that have their own business server. Having your own business server allows you to control the hardware and software that your business uses. It allows you to tailor the system to your needs, rather than relying on someone else's configuration.

The main purpose of an enterprise server is to provide your business with the ability to scale and expand at a rapid rate. The main benefits of having an enterprise server include:

Time savings:

The ability to increase server resources without having to hire more staff or manage individual servers enables businesses to save time.

A man holding a stopwatch in front of credit card to show time saving

Increased performance:

Enterprise servers are designed specifically for high-performance applications, which means they will run faster, perform more efficiently and reduce the amount of time it takes for your business application to respond.


A server ensures that your website or application is always available to customers. If there are any problems with the server, this will mean that there will be no interruption to the service provided by your website or application.


A server also protects your business from hackers and other malicious users who may attempt to gain access to information stored on your computer system or network.


There are many different types of servers available on the market today and each one has its own pros and cons. The main advantage of using an enterprise-level server is that it can provide an almost unlimited capacity for hosting websites and applications without having any impact on cost per unit of space.

A man putting a coin in a jar to show it's cost-effective

What an enterprise server cannot do for you?

The first thing that an enterprise server will not do for you is to run your business. It will only handle the task of running your business as a whole, but it does not benefit from the lessons learned in running your business. This can be a problem if you have a large company and each department has its own server, which means that no one knows what is happening in other departments.

A second thing that an enterprise server will not do for you is to handle your customers' information needs. This includes handling customer orders, customer invoices and customer transactions. If an employee at any point in time needs access to information stored on his or her computer, he or she must log into their own personal computer and access this information himself or herself through a web browser. For example, if an employee needs to see his or her own sales figures for the last month, he or she would log into his or her own computer and then refresh the page on which these figures are displayed (or even navigate through different pages until he or she finds what he or she wants).

The third thing that an enterprise server will not do for you is to provide support for your employees. This means providing training for new employees who come aboard and providing ongoing training so that everyone knows how things work.

For a lot of businesses, using an enterprise server can be complicated and expensive. There are a few disadvantages to using an enterprise server. For example, it's a little harder to use. Most enterprise servers come with their own proprietary software and different ways of accomplishing the same tasks. If a problem with the software arises, it's likely that only people who are very familiar with the software will be able to figure out a fix and that can be expensive. Also, it's not as secure. It's difficult to keep an enterprise server secure because proprietary software is easy to hack and it is a lot worse than using cheaper and more widely available software.

What are the costs associated with an enterprise server?

The cost of server hardware is a huge factor in determining whether or not you should invest in an enterprise server. The price of the hardware itself can be quite expensive, especially if you're looking at enterprise servers with multiple processors and storage.

However, there are many other costs associated with an enterprise server that you may not be aware of. These include:

Software licensing - You'll have to buy software licenses for every application you install on your server. This can be expensive if you have many applications, but it's even more costly if you need to upgrade the software later on.

Support contracts - If your company has a lot of servers and needs frequent support from its providers, then it will probably have to sign up for some sort of support contract. Of course, this depends on how much time and energy your IT staff is willing to put into maintaining these systems.

A man signiing a contract

Advantages of having a virtual server over a physical server:

A virtual server is a server that is physically located somewhere else. It can be located in the same country as where your business is located or it can be located in a different country. The main advantage of having a virtual server is that you do not have to worry about physical maintenance and upgrades. You also don't have to worry about storage space because all of your files are stored on the cloud.

A man using a laptop o access virtual server

If you want to install new software, you will only need to update it once and then all of your clients will benefit from all of the new features that were added to it. This means that you won't have to spend money on new hardware when things change over time.

The second advantage of having a virtual server is that it allows you to scale up or down depending on how much traffic your website gets at any given moment in time. If there is high traffic on your site, then you could increase the size of your virtual server so that more people can access it at once without causing any problems for anyone else who uses it at the same time as well as making sure that everything runs smoothly for everyone involved in using it too!


The conclusion of this article is that an enterprise server is a big investment but can give you the edge over your competition.

It's important to know that when it comes to buying a server, there are a number of factors that go into making your decision: cost, performance, stability and scalability. If you're just starting out, it's best to start off with a low-end system which won't cost too much.

If you know what you're doing and have the budget, then go ahead and buy one that fits your needs. However, if you're unsure about whether or not it's right for your company then consider renting instead.

If you need any more information, or want to buy or rent servers, just give us a call or email us at