Once you get a dedicated server you have to worry about a lot of things like its location, maintenance, security, performance monitoring, and optimization. Managing the server is not an easy task. So, how do you manage it?
If you ask me, I would recommend going for professional management. Outsourcing your server’s management promises to make your server much more efficient than you could have managed yourself.
First, with managed hosting, you get professionals to look after your server. Second, you get to focus on your business rather than on peripheral tasks related to the server. You get the point. A hosting company offers you services in a way that you cannot provide for your own server.
Some organizations wonder if managed hosting is expensive. Yes, it requires you to spend some money, but if you look at all the benefits you are reaping of it, you’ll realize that you are actually saving money.
Another good thing about managed hosting is that you can choose from different types of managed hosting. Yes, there are types of managed hosting. You have colocation hosting, partially-managed hosting, and fully-managed hosting. Layered Tech, for example, offers five levels of managed hosting. Every hosting company will offer you choices. So, you get to decide what you want as per your needs.
Managed hosting provides you many services from monitoring and maintenance to optimization and security. It is important, however, that you choose the hosting company with care. Don’t go for the first one you come across.