Some Information About Managed Hosting

August 2, 2011 / Web Hosting

Managed hosting is one kind of hosting where hosting provider is responsible to manage user’s server. The hosting company provides technical support, 24/7 server monitoring, install or uninstall required software, take backups etc. There are many hosting providers who provide manged hosting for all plans. Like managed shared hosting, managed vps hosting, managed dedicated hosting, managed Cloud hosting etc.

If you are new or you don’t have any technical knowledge then managed hosting would be proper for you. If you have just started your business and you choose a unmanaged hosting for your business then you cannot concentrate your core business. Your maximum time is taken up with hosting. In that case managed hosting is suitable.

Advantages of Managed hosting :

There are so many advantages of managed hosting. Those are as follows :

  1. Concentrate On Your Own Business : You can concentrate on your own business because your hosting provider will be responsible to take care of backup process, monitor your server 24/7, website’s security system. And also fix any kind of technical issues. So, you don’t have to worry about hosting.
  2. Reduce costs, increase profitability : If you don’t have any technical knowledge then you have to hire a technically sound person to take care of your server, but if you choose managed hosting then you don’t want that. In case of managed hosting you don’t need to think about any technical or other things because these processes will be taken care by hosting providers. Your hosting provider’s technicians look into your licensing arrangements, maintenance/support contracts, backups and more.
  3. Rapid deployment and flexibility of services : The server is maintained 24/7/365 so, the server Speed, flexibility and scalability is high or on the other hand we can say that good quality Speed, flexibility and scalability are the basic features of quality managed hosting. New comers, even business units, may be included quickly and in an efficient manner into an existing hosting infrastructure. Managed hosting also permits users to exercise greater flexibility in how they deploy services, enabling a ‘granular approach’ to supplement or replace capabilities (spam filtering, targeted backups, upgrade or downgrade bandwidth) as required. In essence, this lets the business owner tap the hosting provider’s staff and resources, rather than hiring their own, additional staff.
  4. More efficient use of resources : It is not very simple to search and retain qualified IT personnel. In place of managed hosting, it can free IT staff from relatively routine work and troubleshooting so they can be more effectively deployed on initiatives that deliver the big value to their organizations. Maximum providers also offer 24/7/365 coverage of customer service and support.

As per our previous discussion there are many advantages of managed hosting but there is one disadvantage for managed hosting. The cost of Managed hosting is little more than unmanaged hosting. If you can afford that little amount cost more than unmanaged hosting then you must choose managed hosting for your business. Before choosing managed hosting keep in mind the hosting provider must be reliable, reputed, secure. And must check their support quality. You can search with any search engine or you can go through their customer’s review to search the quality of the website hosting provider.

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