Charlottesville Web Hosting
The Benefits of Managed Hosting:
Within the broad spectrum of hosting options—between
co-location and dedicated servers, all the way to enterprise
hosting and fully outsourced IT—managed services offer a
viable alternative for companies interested in enhanced
support/maintenance to keep their servers fully optimized.
The levels of management and server support will differ,
sometimes widely, from host to host. For those companies
without server administration resources or expertise, or
those without a significant amount of time to maintain
servers, managed solutions can free up the time and
resources of an in-house IT organization to maintain full
control over the operating system and manage applications.
Managed services do cost more than unmanaged. However, when
you factor in the personnel costs to perform updates,
security monitoring, etc., fully or semi-managed services
may actually cost less.
Advantages of Managed Server
Technology upgrades: There’s no need to invest up front in
OS, management software, dedicated staff, installation of
high-speed connectivity, etc. The managed hosting service
provides this infrastructure and charges only a monthly fee.
Hosts manage all support functions for servers and control
panel updates. This includes server monitoring, hardware
repairs, troubleshooting network issues, and backup power
supplies for servers. Hosts also provide bandwidth and
connectivity to the internet. Most web hosts also offer
performance guarantees and SLAs.