Where to Find the Cheapest Dedicated Servers

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Things are getting increasingly expensive. A latte might set you back $5 (but a medium soy half-caf unicorn flat white with agave and an extra shot might be double). A studio in Brooklyn can cost upwards of $1800 per month in rent. Don’t even think about Williamsburg. What has the gentrified, Whole Foods driven world become? If I haven’t lost your attention yet, the good news is that your pockets don’t have to suffer to meet your dedicated server needs.

This month, Primcast rolled out our most affordable offer ever for the same feature rich servers we have always prided ourselves on. In fact, I’m willing to bet my journalistic integrity on these being the cheapest servers currently on the web, period. It’s almost too good to be true, but starting at just $7 per month (your eyes aren’t deceiving you–$7!), you too can jump on the server express. And it’s definitely on the express line: entry level single CPU dedicated servers with unshared 1gbps ports and SSD storage are delivered in just a few minutes.

But affordability isn’t the only thing we’re proud of. Our servers are backed by 24/7 support, and we can be reached by phone, chat, or email—help is just a hop, step, and click away with an average response time of less than a minute. Downtime is virtually eliminated with our 99.99% uptime guarantee and low latency network. Along with all of these goodies, our IPv6 ready servers are equipped with:

  • Root privileges and access to server resources
  • Control panel for custom configurations
  • Unmetered inbound bandwith
  • HP enterprise grade hardware
  • 1Gpbs guaranteed burst
  • 2 IP addresses
  • DDOS protection
  • Bandwith reporting
  • Public & Private VLAN
  • A wide selection of operating systems
  • Free private traffic between your servers

So, it isn’t in fact necessary to sacrifice quality for dolla dolla bills, y’all. Seven dollar bills can set you up with high quality dedicated servers to keep you up and running. On the other hand, the question of whether poor communities can earn a livable wage and not be pushed out of their own cities remains. Either way, Primcast makes it easy speak to a real life human and get started with your cheap dedicated server ASAP, all for the same low monthly cost. And in case you’re worried about setup fees, surprise fees, or price increases after your initial term—don’t be, as these are a non-issue. We’ve got your back.

How to Choose the Right Streaming Platform

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With the wealth of video streaming platforms there are to choose from, choosing just one can feel like an impossible task. Different solutions come with different features. Different plans may or may not fit into certain budgets. Luckily, we’re here to guide (not tell) you to the right decision for you with some basic questions to ask before making the big choice.

The first thing to keep in mind when deciding on a platform is your end goal. What do you want to gain from live video streaming? There are a lot of reasons to implement video into your organization. It is statistically proven to be the most engaging form of media. 82% of people would rather watch a live video from a brand than read a text post. So what are your reasons? Perhaps you want to reach the largest possible audience to announce a product release. Or maybe you want to maximize the amount of ad revenue you can get from your organization’s website. Knowing what your goals are makes it far easier to consider which platform best suits them.

Next, ask yourself why you need to use a video streaming platform for in the first place. What function does your video content serve? Whether you are a small business looking to expand and need to conduct meetings and training sessions live on the web, a place of worship streaming a special service, or a community leader looking to broadcast a local game or concert, to best be able to identify which streaming platform is right for you, you need to have a clear-cut function in mind. Begin conducting your search using relevant keywords.

How much are you willing to pay is an obvious consideration when deciding on any kind of service, and running price comparisons can seem daunting. Set a monthly or per-event streaming budget and stick to it. Keep in mind that video can generate revenue directly from pre-roll, mid-roll, or overlay ads and pay-per-view. It can also help indirectly in creating brand recognition and boosting consumer traffic. In fact, businesses using video grow company revenue 49% faster than those without video. When deciding between plans, consider both the cost and potential revenue.

Now, remember that there are a number of cogs and gears that go into the video streaming process that not everyone is familiar with. This includes software and hardware encoders, recording equipment, codecs, and more. If you fall under the “not a rocket scientist/streaming expert” category and are just starting out, all of these things together may be confusing to navigate. Before making up your mind, read up. Take note of the kind of language used in descriptions. Is it complicated or easy to understand? Ease of use can be a dealbreaker for many, so keep accessibility in mind.

Last but not least, remember that the customer comes first, and in this case, you are the customer! If you are broadcasting a live event and something goes wrong, can you reach a real human as soon as you need help? Many video streaming services have a minimum two business day response time. In the real world, this means that if you contacted them on Monday, you’ll get a response on Friday. Limited customer support can not only be frustrating, but it can also result in losing user engagement—if you encounter technical problems during a live stream, it can be a turn off to your audience. Choose a service with 24/7 phone and chat support for the best possible streaming experience.