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Managed Hosting for the Larger Business

With the now universal need of all business everywhere to use the World Wide Web to target and attract customers, the Internet has become a workplace tool as commonplace as the office telephone or desk.  Every company that launches a website requires some kind of web hosting, as it is the source through which the company makes itself visible to the global community, receives communications and data, accepts orders and presents its corporate face.

Very large companies are prepared to pay extra for the privilege of dedicated web hosting, in which they get a whole server – or multiple servers – to themselves, instead of having to share a server with many other users, with consequent less than perfect availability to users.  With this system, website speed is never an issue, which is most important for a company with a complex site full of images, audio and video.  The managed hosting for this system is likely to be maximum involvement on the part of the provider, who runs and manages the functionalities, and minimum by the client.  The advantages of this for the client are obvious; he does not have to devote time, resources and workforce to managing his hosting but can allow someone else with personnel who are trained, dedicated, experienced people with the proper technical qualifications.  They can do the job far better than anyone on the client’s payroll, and the client can devote all his time and resources to running his own business.  The larger the business, and the wider its use of the Internet, the more it is likely to need hosting management to be someone else’s responsibility.  These facts also hold true for collocation hosting, in which the client owns the server, but still leaves the management to the provider who houses the server or servers on his own site.  A man may own a Jaguar but not have the skills to service it, after all.

Larger businesses are able to afford the more expensive option of dedicated hosting with full management, and conversely they need this to make their website more cost-effective, saving them money in the long run.  No large company wants to divert resources to running an unnecessary IT department, and utilizing the trained and competent personnel of the provider to manage the hosting 24 hours a day could well save them from a technical disaster that could end up costing them a great deal in money or lost business.  The provider will also protect the client from hardware and software compatibility issues, protect the website from viruses, trojans, spyware and other security issues, and provide security against hacking or leakage of data.  This security is one of the major advantages of managed hosting.

Managed server hosting packages will usually fall into one of two types: per item, in which clients can choose a wide range of services and pay only for what they use, and the pre-determined plan, in which the client chooses at the outset which regular services to use and pays a monthly fixed rate.

Posted by admin on July 7th, 2011 :: Filed under Managed Hosting
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