The keys to successfully hosting media on dedicated servers
Streaming media has rapidly become a ubiquitous part of our personal and professional lives, with virtually everyone accessing the most popular streaming services – such as Netflix, SoundCloud, Spotify and BBC iPlayer – through their mobile and laptop devices for up to 15 hours per week. At the time of writing, the video streaming market is expected to be worth more than $125 million by 2025.
The right website and domain name, hosted on the right platform, is vital for any organisation – from startups to global leaders. However, things become more complicated if you’re looking to manage multiple websites (if you’re looking to create a site for each brand within your corporate umbrella, for example), but a multisite solution eliminates many of these concerns.
If you run an online business, such as an ecommerce website, your website will need to be highly dependable and capable of handling multiple, concurrent visits and transactions from across the globe. In order to provide your customers with this level of performance and security and to develop a strong online presence, you need to carefully select a reliable hosting service, as this is what gets your site online, so others can access it.
Thanks to new tools and techniques, the science of big data has helped decision makers, business analysts and data scientists gain invaluable insights in a number of fields – from business intelligence to healthcare; from predicting consumer behaviour and tracking brand performance to understanding diseases (such as cancer) – better than ever before.
OVHcloud has fostered close partnerships with global leaders in the field of virtualization technology for a number of years. Our ranges of dedicated bare-metal servers have been designed to underpin industry-leading virtualization software, including VMware’s benchmark offering.
With the rise of big data, AI and machine learning methods have rapidly moved from purely conceptual to powerful business tools, with the potential to deliver invaluable insights and sustainable growth. With companies producing and more data than ever before – all of which will require processing, classification and analysis – organisations ranging from startups to global leaders are exploring how artificial intelligence, and an increasingly sophisticated range of machine learning algorithms, can be utilised for a range of applications.
Monitoring is the practice of gathering metrics – such as latency, traffic and data – in order to understand the state of the individual servers, server clusters, applications and networks that make up your IT infrastructure. This involves both real-time server monitoring of any potential incidents, and analysing both short and long-term performance.
Since its launch in 2011, Minecraft has become a true global phenomenon, and the bestselling PC game of all time, with editions for almost all major platforms (even a pocket edition!), and more than 100 million registered users al over the world. With a vibrant online community, and a wide range of unique add-ons and mini games - such as Pixelmon and Skywars - there are more ways to play Minecraft than ever before. Seamless, responsive gameplay is now the industry standard, which all hosting providers offering private servers for Minecraft players (be they physical or virtual) are expected to deliver.
Uses for OVHcloud dedicated server solutions
Our servers are designed by our expert teams, and are the result of more than 20 years of experience in designing, assembling and renting servers. They give you total control of your machine, and high performance resulting from our close partnership with major providers of datacentre-class components.
Dedicated servers can suit a very wide range of uses depending on their configuration, the power of their processors, the volume of RAM, the amount of storage space, and much more. This is why we offer a detailed breakdown of the most common and specific uses for our dedicated servers.
For example, you can use one to create an ERP/CRM server, set up web hosting servers, or deploy a cloud infrastructure with a fleet of virtual machines.
To help you choose a dedicated server, we offer a selection of the solutions that are best adapted to each type of use, so you can find the right one for your needs. Got a project that doesn’t match any of our examples? Get in touch with our sales team, and chat to our experts about what you need — they will help you determine which solution is best for you.