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Feb 28, 2013 - 11:47 PM
Here are some must-have features to shop for:
1) At least 100Mbps bandwidth
2) Redundant or mirrored hard drives
3) Fully managed service
4) Off-server backup storage
The pros being that a fully managed firm takes care of patching and maintaining your server so you don't have to hire personnel to do this job. Also, you don't have to worry about the logistics involved in keeping a server cool and racked up in the office. The cons being there's a monthly service fee involved when renting a dedicated server online.