Hosted Servers are for businesses that want cloud-based, bare-bones IT resources (processing, storage, and bandwidth). Dedicated Server Hosting and Managed Server Hosting are two of the most popular types of Hosted Servers. Though well-known, not everyone understands what makes them different from each other. This blog post will help people differentiate between Dedicated Server Hosting and Managed Server Hosting by providing a definition, an ideal user, and a description of benefits for each one.
Dedicated Server Hosting
Dedicated Server Hosting is a type of Managed Server Hosting. With Dedicated Server Hosting, a business rents an entire physical server from an IT Hosting Provider. In contrast, with Virtual Server Hosting and Cloud Server Hosting the business would have to share the physical server with the IT Hosting Company’s other clients. Virtual Servers and Cloud Servers aren’t any less private or secure than Dedicated Servers because businesses that share a physical server don’t have access each other’s systems or files. At the same time, there are businesses that prefer Dedicated Server Hosting because it gives them the ability to customize and exercise more extensive control over the physical server, and also because many data security regulations prohibit multitenant IT infrastructures.
Managed Server Hosting
Managed Server Hosting, on the other hand, is a combination of Server Hosting and Managed Services. Any Hosted Server can be a Managed Hosted Server—including the aforementioned Dedicated Servers, Private Cloud Servers, and Dedicated Virtual Servers, as well as Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Terminal Server Hosting, Citrix Server Hosting, Web & E-Commerce Hosting, and Compliance Hosting. Technical support, IT security, data backup, and infrastructure management are the Managed Services included with Managed Server Hosting. Managed Services prevent data loss and downtime and improve the performance and security of the Hosted Server. It’s also more effective and cost-efficient for businesses to sign up for Managed Server Hosting than for them to use internal personnel or resources to manage and maintain a Hosted Server themselves. Any company that wants to lower its IT costs while improving the performance of its IT infrastructure should select Managed Server Hosting.
onthenetOffice Infrastructure Hosting
All of onthenetOffice’s Hosted Servers are Managed Hosted Servers. The Managed Services that come with our Hosted Servers include 24x7x365 online and phone-based technical support, 4-D Security (with firewall, antivirus, antispyware, SPAM blocker, patch management, and content filtering), automated data backups, and around-the-clock performance monitoring and infrastructure maintenance. With our Managed Server Hosting, we allow our customers to focus on their business rather than their IT infrastructure. At the same time, we maintain their Hosted Servers at their highest levels of performance, security, and reliability.
Meanwhile, our Dedicated Hosted Servers, like all of our IT Solutions, are fully customizable. Our clients have the ability to select the hardware and determine the operating system and settings of the Dedicated Server. We make sure that the customer’s Hosted Solutions measure up perfectly to their IT requirements and preferences. From start to finish, our goal in providing comprehensive support and unlimited customization is to make our clients feel like we are their dedicated IT department. To sign up for onthenetOffice Managed Server Hosting, Dedicated Server Hosting, or Infrastructure Hosting, contact one of our sales representatives today!