Do you have a website or application you’ve been meaning to get online? If you do, you’ll need to sign up for a hosting service. Whether you’re a small business owner or a software developer, having a trustworthy hosting partner is an invaluable asset to your online presence.
But with so many options out there, how do you know where to start? What service should you sign up for? Clearly, we’re pretty big fans of fully managed hosting. It’s truly the only hosting option you don’t have to think (or worry) too much about.
Have you been thinking about signing up for fully managed hosting? We’ll give you five good reasons why you should.
1. You’ll be way less stressed.
Using a fully managed hosting service will make your life better, we promise. You won’t have to worry about your website crashing, getting attacked, or running slowly because there will always be someone keeping an eye on your servers and making updates as need be. You can lay back and relax. So go on, take that vacation! Leave your phone at home! Your website will still be up and running by the time you get back.
2. You’ll have more time to focus on development and creation.
If you don’t have a computer science background, managing your servers can be a bit of a headache. You would have to put in a lot of time learning how to operate and fix them, and then you’d have to spend even more time constantly monitoring and updating them! Wouldn’t you rather spend your precious time working on something you actually care about and enjoy doing? Time is money, after all. If you’re a small business owner, surely you’d rather spend your time working on your business strategy than making sure your website is always running properly.
3. You’ll save money in the long run.
What are the alternatives to fully managed hosting if you don’t want to deal with the servers yourself? Well, you could always hire an IT person to take care of it… but then you have to pay someone’s salary (which would easily be $60,000 CAD or more). Plus, if you only hire one IT person, they have to be “on” all the time—it’s hard for them to take proper evenings, weekends, or even vacations because they have the sole responsibility of monitoring your servers. You could solve this by hiring two IT workers to share the workload, but then things start getting pretty expensive. Although the monthly cost of fully managed hosting might seem high, it’s a bargain compared to paying full-time employees.
4. Your servers will always be up-to-date.
Rejoice! No longer will you have to worry about updating your servers! A fully managed hosting service will take care of making sure everything is updated and working properly. Frequent server maintenance results in less downtime, better website security, and optimal performance. So yeah, we think it’s pretty important.
5. You have around-the-clock help if you need it.
Sometimes things happen and you need a little help. That’s totally okay; it’s what we’re here for! Because your servers are always being monitored, there is always someone on our end, no matter the time of day, to answer your questions or to help solve your problems. It doesn’t cost anything extra, either. It’s just part of the service (which, according to our customers, is pretty great).
Ready to find some peace of mind? Contact Speedyrails today to learn more about our tailored managed cloud hosting solutions.