We often get questions about the kinds of hosting there are and how they differ from one another, and one of the best ways to explain this has been to ask our customers to envision the following real estate analogy.
Managed Hosting is the best hosting option for many businesses. It’s rare that a business owner is also an IT expert who knows everything that it would take in order to run a safe hosting environment. So, that’s why hosting companies offer managed hosting accounts. They are very convenient for many reasons.
At its most basic level, a managed hosting account means that you are essentially renting server space and other necessary hardware from a hosting company like MojoHost. However, the hosting company also manages the hardware for you, which allows you to save big on the high in-office costs of having your own server on-site, and a team of server admins to take care of it. First of all, you would have to pay for the hardware itself and someone to manage it, which could be several full-time jobs!
Managed hosting usually refers to dedicated servers in which you are the sole occupant of the server. You don’t share it with any other clients of the hosting company, which is preferable for many reasons including security and configuration (see our post about dedicated servers). However, you could add server management to virtual servers just as well. Consider managed hosting as basically outsourcing some of your IT concerns. This allows you and your team to focus on what they are good at and simply go about business as usual. You don’t need to have a tech expert to catch anomalies, optimize configurations, perform upgrades, apply patches, and monitor your servers because here at MojoHost, we do that for you, and much more. If your server is attacked or infested with malware, our team will help you overcome the problem. If you find yourself needing an upgrade of software, we will perform it for you and work out any issues the change might create.
A dedicated server is all for you and is not shared with someone else, meaning your online properties will be safer because you don’t have to wonder whether or not your server-mates will be subject to attack or if they will take up too much bandwidth. Shared servers are great for sites with low traffic, but once your business starts to grow you will want a managed dedicated server to make sure you have everything the way you want to.
Moreover, managed hosting is also available with VPS accounts. This means that your Virtual Private Server will be monitored, patched and kept online successfully by the team a MojoHost, although that isn’t a full-blown dedicated machine. We will implement the optimal security solutions as well, to safeguard your digital property.
With 24-hour support and a dedicated team, you can rest assured that someone will always be there for you when you need some help with your server, and will catch a problem and resolve it even when you and your developers, or team members aren’t online. MojoHost offers several options for managed hosting accounts for businesses of many sizes and differing needs. Just take a look at our offerings and find the one that is best for you, or contact us to help you figure out which plan you need.