Posted on April 10, 2014

Utilizing Managed Hosting: A Brief Overview

Web hosting is a complex aspect for many people to get a hang of. And with that being said, those that are new to this world will find that there are several different types of web hosts that are out there. One of the most common type is the VPS ( Virtual Private Server) or a Cloud Server. This is the server in which you, as the client of the web host, basically do everything that is needed in order to get the website up and running. Though this works for many people, there are some people that require a bit more attention. For these people, the idea of managed hosting is an idea that is going to be full of excitement. The managed hosting option is going to give you just as much room as you will need, but will also allow you to have the service team standing by to assist with certain aspects.

The managed web host is going to provide a person with the firewalls, security, data backup and the monitoring that is needed to ensure that your website is always running at its best. It is these types of things that a person utilizing dedicated web hosts will need to do for themselves, and it does require that the person know a bit more about the technology angle than if they are to use the managed cloud hosting option.

So, is managed VPS the right option for you? This is a personal question that you must answer, however, you should take into consideration a few aspects:

A. Do you have the time to devote to fully manage your own server?

B. Do you have the technical know-how that will be needed to ensure that you are doing this correctly?

It is these two aspects that will determine whether this is the right option for you. If you find that you do not have the time to devote to doing this, then a managed web host option is the best choice for you.

Managed web hosts are usually offered by most web hosting companies out there. Though you are getting some of the perks that the dedicated server offers, there are some limitations that you have to be aware of. There are certain things that may not be allowed, which is another aspect to keep in mind when choosing a web host. Other than that, you need to compare the managed web hosts that you are looking at to find the best option in terms of value for the price that is being paid.

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