The popularity of the internet cannot be denied. Since the public gained access to the internet, the world has become a smaller place. Businesses, big or small, have found an ideal marketplace that could reach to every household in the globe. Online sellers and retailers have found a new lease on life that provides an adequate selling venue that is cheap to maintain and convenient as well. The internet has paved the way for worldwide advertising that could be accessed at the click of a mouse. For small businesses whose websites used to be hosted on shared servers, a better option of managed server hosting services are available for better efficiency and complete hands free management of all web server responsibilities.
Managed server hosting of dedicated servers is an internet hosting service that allocates a whole server to a single client that is in need of a reliable web server and is more flexible than the usual shared hosting service, without all the hassle that usually comes with it.
An internet website that encounters high volume traffic everyday should consider looking for dedicated servers for complete freedom in handling and managing them. Dedicated servers can either be managed or unmanaged. The option of an unmanaged server gives the client complete control on what operating systems, programs and hardware should be used to run their web servers. Websites that encounter minimal traffic volume would do well with a shared server as subscribing to a dedicated server would be costly and requires more administrative support to properly operate.
Think of it as a catering service for a particular event. The client could either choose to purchase food service only or go for everything the caterer has to offer such as party favors, venue and decorations. Managed server hosting is similar to the aspects of a full service catering. The client will look for a managed host to provide the kind of service that will work well for his company/establishment. Unmanaged server hosting gives the client complete control over server options, hardware to use and other aspects needed to run as web host.
Managed server hosting usually comes in two planned packages and could either be per-item basis or according to the dedicated servers’ pre-determined plan. The former offers the client a wide array of options to choose what service to use and exclude any unnecessary service that may not be applicable for their needs. The latter comes with a dedicated server and other hosting features pre determined by a fixed monthly rate.
When looking for a managed host, read client reviews about the particular host and see if the service is consistent with the highest marks. Do not hesitate to email the host and ask about the particular service that you need. A quick response from the host is usually a good indication of reliability and efficiency of service.
A fixed monthly rate is preferred over expensive annual plans and the ability to pay a managed host in monthly terms will offer flexibility when it comes to budget constraints.
Managed server hosting is perfect for businesses that want to maintain a strong presence online without the need for expensive and dedicated administrative in-house support teams in the company