The thought of managed hosting often makes people wonder about the cost. Managed hosting definitely promises to offer you the peace of mind you so long for – the peace of mind to focus on your business and not on the peripherals. Owning a server brings along a lot of responsibilities and it is definitely a relief if you could outsource its management.
The problem, however, is the huge cost in outsourcing that businesses are not comfortable with. Not every organization can afford fully managed hosting of their dedicated server. And taking care of every aspect of server management on one’s own is a bit too much for businesses. Is there any solution? There are two. One is a partially-managed hosting and another is colocation hosting.
With partially-managed hosting, you can outsource some of the server management tasks according to your convenience. Colocation hosting is a different kin of hosting in which your server is not located in your premises but in the web host’s. Thus, you don’t have to worry about the daily maintenance and monitoring. The costs of setting up the server and maintaining it are considerably reduced. You don’t need to maintain a data center of your own. In fact, with colocation hosting, your security concerns are also taken care of as the hosting company’s data centers are well-equipped to take care of your server’s security.
These methods of outsourcing are not only easier on your wallet but also let you utilize available resources optimally.
Don’t stop yourself from buying a server for the fear of managing it. You can always outsource its management.