Today, you can get a lot done on your home computer. But like everything that runs on electricity, PCs now take up a lot of power depending on the configuration. As a result, it is neither economical nor feasible to run taxing operations on your home PC like complex data analysis or website hosting. This is where bare metal servers come into play. For those of you who haven’t heard what these are, well essentially these are rack mounted computers based off in the cloud that you can use to run such continuous operations. They are incredibly scalable and can be tailored to fit any need.
In this post, I’m going to discuss a few advantages of bare metal servers and a few areas where you can use them, so let’s begin:
- Website hosting: Well assuming that you aren’t the owner of the big corporate business, the chances are that you’ll be resorting to a website hosting dedicated server that is based off the cloud. As a matter of fact, if you aren’t working with big data, the chances are that you’ll definitely to resort to one of these as they are not only affordable but very scalable.
- Dedicated Seed box: With most P2P services moving to invite only sites, maintaining a healthy upload ratio can prove to be extremely challenging, especially if you are working on a limited data tariff. What you can do instead is get a dedicated server unlimited bandwidth and continue to seed downloads for as long as you can, at a very minimal fee.
- Complex Data computation: We all know that you can get some really powerful hardware with bare metal servers. Such hardware can cost a lot and is mostly out of reach of the average user. But because these can be hired for a fraction of the total cost on a monthly basis, they can be a cost-effective option for performing complex computing tasks.
So as you can see, there are several advantages to owning a bare metal server. These 3 are just the tip of the iceberg, and there are a lot more applications for it. If you are looking for a cost-effective solution for a powerful computer, these are your best bet.