Dedicated Server vs. Managed Hosting: A Comparison
Wednesday May 18, 2011
Anyone who starts an online business wants it to grow and establish a clear presence on the web. If you have a shared hosting plan, you will eventually have to upgrade to a host that can meet your changing business needs. Two choices are Dedicated Server and Managed Hosting.
In order to choose the best host service, consider these two differences between a dedicated server and managed hosting.
1. Cost Comparison
Although it may be less expensive to lease a dedicated server, fully managed services provide extra features and services that make it a valuable investment. For instance, it can greatly reduce the resources required to power your website.
With fully managed hosting, you will not require an IT staff to run the server and you will not have to buy the hardware required for the server infrastructure as the host provides the hardware and you can choose your needed software applications. As well as saving on operating costs, you will save on the office space that would normally be required to maintain the physical equipment.
2. More Freedom and Time
With a dedicated server, you have more freedom and control over your server, however, this means it will be a 24/7 job to maintain the server, including its security.
With a fully managed hosting solution, you will have the time to expand your website instead focusing on the technical administration and monitoring. You also save time because the host takes care of administering the server 24/7 allowing you to focus on growing your business. It is a cost efficient and trouble-free way to host a website and you can be assured of effective security.
The Best Hosting Choice
If you don’t have the budget to run your server in-house or the infrastructure and IT team, a fully managed hosting solution may be the right solution. It will free you to focus on the important areas of your business and you will have peace of mind knowing that your website is secure and properly managed. Explore our fully managed dedicated servers.
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