A managed web server offers you the power of a dedicated server with the facilities of shared hosting. When a website achieves a certain amount of visits, simultaneous or daily, and the shared hosting falls short, migrating to a dedicated server that offers sufficient resources is the most logical solution.
However, when a standard dedicated hosting is hired, what is being reserved is a machine, and as such, some technical knowledge is required to operate it effectively. Usually, the hosting provider delivers an IP address, the “root” user and the password that allows to connect to the corresponding terminal; but, unless you have administration experience with Linux, server / machine management can become a job in itself.
4 ADVANTAGES OF MANAGED SERVER
Although managed hosting services are more expensive than unmanaged hosting services, the advantages they provide are often offset in other ways:
1. FREE YOUR COMPUTER
If your company employs IT staff, you can better spend your time on other company-specific tasks. Also, because the hosting provider is a server expert, you can solve it quickly and easily with any problems.
2. REGULAR AND PREDICTABLE FEES
Manually managing a hosting service involves a certain recurring expense, depending on the difficulties present, can increase significantly. Because web hosting providers can get wholesale prices for both software and parts, as well as bandwidth, the managed server will likely get more if you take into account the total cost.
3. LARGE-SCALE SECURITY
Thanks to data center technology, web hosting providers can give you greater security and strength.
4. 24/7 MONITORING
You never know when a problem may arise. However, the fact that small and medium-sized businesses only have 24-hour employees to control servers is often prohibited. On the other hand, hiring a 24 hour managed hosting service is much more feasible.
While having a managed server implies a certain monthly cost. Paying extra money is often worthwhile, as it allows you to have the technician as you need it.