How many of you out there know that there is a TON of stuff to do in a good business? There is all of the organizing. There is the planning. There are the meetings. There is the dealing with annoying customers. There are a billion things that you need to do to keep your business running smoothly, and the last thing that you want to be on your mind is how the company website is doing.
Hiring managed services can be exactly what you need when it comes to hosting your website. Not only do they provide a variety of options, but there are a lot of new server and web hosting companies emerging today with aspirations of making it big, and as such they may just give you a discount. On top of this, they are the ones that take care of the servers. They make sure that they stay running, they make sure that they are insured, and that means that you can worry about the rest of your business.
So then the question becomes, what kind of managed services do you want to use? There are dedicated servers. I’m sure you’ve heard of them. There are also a billion other types of servers out there as well, all with their own benefits and weaknesses. So how do you know what kind of server to use? Well, in order to answer this question, you need to first ask yourself what exactly you need in a website! Does the format of the server matter to you? Is your website a secondary branch of your marketing strategy? Perhaps, then, a shared server could work wonders for you. They are the cheapest kind to get. Then there is the opposite end of the spectrum, the dedicated servers. This type of server is basically completely customizable. You can choose the OS that it runs, meaning the operating system, you can choose the hardware architectures that will be installed, and you have an enormous amount of real estate to work with.
Outsourcing your web hosting is a great way to keep your business focused. Instead of worrying about the state of the website, and hiring an employee to take care of these servers and electronic devices as a (rather expensive) full time job, you can simply opt to give your business to a reputable server company. This way they will do what your employee would have done for a fraction of the cost that you would have paid the employee. Consider that an employee is going to cost a minimum of $2000 a month, MINIMUM. A server company, for dedicated hosting, is going to cost considerably less than this. On top of this, the company will really take care of all of the work. You don’t have to worry about your website!
All in all, outsourcing your server and web hosting needs is like outsourcing your biggest hassles that your really don’t need. You pay a little bit, get a lot in return, and in the end everyone is happier.