If you haven’t yet researched enough, your thought at the moment would be “I am probably just enough to handle the entire server things on my own.”
Trust me, I hear these lines. Every time.
People drop in questions about “how can you help us grow with managed hosting?” Or “I can hire a team for management, managed hosting will cost me too much.”
No. It won’t.
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Here are top 6 benefits of managed hosting you should consider instead of going with a self managed solution.
1. Lower your Operating Costs
There are indeed a lot of hidden costs to unmanaged hosting services. There’s a need to hire database admins, system admins, and other staff to manage your servers. However, going with a managed service provider eliminates these additional costs. If you hire a good hosting provider, you can save your money and invest in customer relationship.
2. No Need for Extra Support Staff
When you hire a team and train them to support your clients 24*7, it could be very expensive. Having a professional support means there’s no need to train your staff or put in additional resources to support critical IT applications and infrastructure. They will provide guaranteed 24*7*365 technical support.
If any issue arises, they resolve it without affecting your traffic. You will save your company money, resources, and time.
3. Expertise & Security
Hiring the experts enable you to focus on core business goals and competencies. Website and customer data protection should be the top priority. Your managed hosting providers will run:
- Virus Scanning
- Software Firewall Configuration
- Spam Filtering
- Updates of OS
- Running Audits for Security & more
This way they ensure they have an upper hand in security related issues and you have peace of mind. In fact, they will identify the vulnerabilities before you servers are being attacked.
4. Server Monitoring
Managed services enable proactive detection of vulnerabilities and irregularities to ensure nothing impacts the productivity of your business. Thus, keeping your site and server working efficiently 24×7.
Whereas, if you go for unmanaged hosting, you will need a special set of skills or hire a tech team for monitoring and administrating your servers. Thus, multiplying your operational costs.
5. Support Anytime, Every time
A good and reliable web hosting provider will offer support to you 24*7 and who can be reached through different modes – live chat, support ticket or phone. The support staff is trained in resolving glitches and preventing minor issues before they turn major. This is one of the most popular benefits of managed hosting.
With managed hosting, you don’t have to worry about losing your data. It is backed up automatically and secured since a reliable managed hosting provider will have DR strategies to handle the loss if any.
Going unmanaged means you will not be able to back your data efficiently and probably will lose some (since you already have so many tasks to manage!). If you lose some, you are responsible for managing and taking necessary measures to prevent it from happening any further.