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What is a Managed Hosting Provider?

Your company’s website is a great way your business can establish an online presence to influence the brand image and your IT infrastructure provides the foundation for client-facing and company-facing digital operations. When looking to increase your business’ reach through the internet, you will require hosting services. Hosting refers to services offered to house your IT infrastructure and website(s). These services can be either managed or unmanaged.

Managed hosting, therefore, means that the company hosting your company’s IT is responsible for managing and maintaining the server. The alternative, unmanaged hosting, is primarily a DIY experience. You will be responsible for remote server management and maintenance, which entails OS and software upgrades, patching, security measures like virus and spam protection, and monitoring.


Does My Business Need a Managed Hosting Provider?


There are many options out there when it comes to hosting. Generally, managed hosting is more costly (upfront) than its unmanaged counterpart, for obvious reasons — with managed hosting, you can channel your energy away from server maintenance and management. However, you’d want to consider the hidden costs of leaving your server unmanaged, like downtime and data breaches, which are extremely costly. Engaging a managed hosting provider becomes the obvious choice.

Cost shouldn’t be the sole consideration when making this decision. Server management is a tedious 24/7 job that requires expertise. Is your IT department well-equipped to maintain and protect your server all the time? Is your staff big enough to perform their regular work and manage the business servers round the clock? If not, you should consider a managed hosting provider.


Why You Need Managed Hosting


To help you decide whether managed hosting is right for your business, we have compiled a list of some of the benefits managed hosting provides to your business.

  1. Your managed hosting provider will be responsible for security issues and software & hardware maintenance.
  2. Managed hosting allows you to focus your efforts on the growth of your business through marketing and driving traffic to your website.
  3. You eliminate the need for in-house hosting infrastructure or experts and reduce costs.
  4. Managed Hosting Providers offer the 24-hour support of trained experts through various communication platforms like online chat, phone, or e-mail.
  5. Managed hosting offers a server for your exclusive use.
  6. Your hosting provider will also offer data backup and recovery services in case of IT failure or data loss.
  7. The hosting provider provides monitoring and maintenance services for your server, and their team of experts will be able to catch and fix any issues that arise.
  8. Managed hosting providers reduce security risks by proactively updating the OS and software when required.


How We Can Help


Managed hosting gives your business affordable access to experts that will ensure your business remains up-to-date with technology and is compliant with all regulations. With Singularis IT’s Managed Hosting services, downtime is not an option. We assure you of failsafe systems with dual and standby power, experienced leadership, and strategic insights to ensure your project’s success.

Contact us today for more information on each of our data centers and how we can support your mission-critical server requirements.