Managed hosting is service through which servers (and related hardware) can be leased for website-related purposes. As an extension of dedicated hosting, managed hosting also offers people day-to-day oversight and maintenance of the servers on which their websites reside so that these people don’t have to worry about conducting such management and maintenance themselves.
While there are various benefits associated with managed hosting, it’s key that people select the right service providers to ensure that:
- They are getting what they are paying for.
- Their business websites are not compromised in any way.
- Their business doesn’t suffer as a result of server or website issues.
In this three-part blog series, we will point out some of the essential things to look for when you are screening managed hosting providers. By keeping these points in mind, you can figure out which managed hosting providers will be better options for you, your website and your business.
If you have questions about managed hosting that aren’t answered in this blog series, don’t hesitate to contact Epic Web Results.
Here’s What You Should Look for in Managed Hosting Services…
1 – Regular and frequent server monitoring.
Server monitoring refers to the process of scanning servers for possible problems or irregularities so that such issues can be resolved before they cause bigger problems or major issues (like, for instance, hiccups in service).
For instance, when a diligent service provider offers server monitoring as part of managed hosting, some of the things that can be detected as soon as possible include (but are not necessarily limited to):
- Virus attacks
- Potential security breaches.
When these problems are detected early on by managed hosting providers, the chances that servers will go down and interrupt service for websites drops dramatically. This, in turn, means that people’s websites will have the maximum possible “up time,” which can result in more traffic to websites and, ideally, a higher conversion rate for these sites.
2 – Security.
Security for managed hosting should be of the utmost importance and should include at least some of the following features to ensure that it is comprehensive and effective:
- Scanning for viruses
- A firewall configuration
- Spam filtering
- Operating system updates
- Security audits.
Having the right security in place for managed hosting is critical to protecting a business’ website, its important information and its reputation in the eyes of users or potential customers (especially if users may be entering their own sensitive personal information into a website as part of the site’s call-to-action).
Ideally, when you are looking for a managed hosting provider for your site, look for providers who offer comprehensive, round-the-clock security (like Epic Web Results does).
For our continued discussion regarding managed hosting and what to look for from providers, don’t miss the upcoming second and third parts of this blog series!
Managed Hosting & Effective Internet Marketing Solutions at Epic Web Results
Are you looking for a managed hosting provider? Or do you need any assistance with developing or maintaining a website? If so, it’s time to contact the trusted industry professionals at Epic Web Results. Our skilled professionals are up to date with the latest advances in Internet marketing and SEO best practices, and we are highly adept at designing and maintaining optimized websites that will soar to the top of search engines.
To learn more about our customizable managed hosting services, as well as our innovative Internet marketing solutions, contact the professionals at Epic Web Results by calling (800) 501-9724 or by emailing us using the contact form on this page.