Fully Managed Hosting
Most people aren’t very technical minded when it comes to all of the possible hosting options available and which option is best for them. That’s why the staff at Sozo Hosting is willing to talk with you to help you determine the best hosting solution whether it’s a cloud server you need or a dedicated server? But if you aren’t careful, and you shop purely based on price, you could find yourself with a server that comes with very limited support and a lack of usable features and functions. Consider starting with a Fully Managed Hosting plan for full support and server management.
What is Fully Managed Hosting?
Fully managed hosting is a somewhat loose term when you compare between different hosting companies. The term managed hosting can be used for dedicated servers as well as cloud servers so it’s important to read all of the details before selecting a fully managed hosting plan.
When you select managed dedicated hosting, you get a leased dedicated server and hardware from a hosting provider like Sozo Hosting. The dedicated server hosting includes the server hardware, storage, internet bandwidth, server patching, installing and maintaining your software, ensuring that your server runs smoothly from the operating system to the overall security of the server. With the dedicated server, you aren’t sharing any of these resources with any other websites or clients. The server is dedicated to only you the one customer, hence the name dedicated server. Sozo Hosting allows you to select which operating system you want loaded on your server and then Sozo will handle the administration, management and support of your hosting server.
The advantage of a cloud server is similar to that of a dedicated server but with a cloud server, you have the ability to rapidly add additional memory, processing power, disk space and additional systems as needed to your cloud environment. This virtual environment “The Cloud” is configured with multiple redundant hosts, redundant networks and a redundant storage area network.
Here are the key features typically included in fully managed hosting packages:
Server Monitoring – This feature includes automated and manual monitoring of the server for viruses, includes SPAM filters, firewall monitoring, updates notifications, data usage, bandwidth usage, data backups, server resource usage, critical notifications and more.
Server Security & Data Protection – This includes firewall configuration and operating system updates in addition to standard physical data center security measures.
Server Configuration and Maintenance – Both cloud server managers and dedicated server managers should have special on-site staff who specialize in managing your server with the expertise to quickly and easily configure your server’s unique specifications and features and to perform necessary server maintenance and when necessary technical trouble shooting and fixes.
Server Support – This is most likely the most attractive aspect of fully managed hosting for cloud servers and dedicated servers. Having the ability to contact a real person by phone or email is not only nice to have but can be at times critical.
Flexibility and Options – You don’t always get this with many U.S. hosting providers and it’s not always safe to go with a hosting company from other countries but with Sozo Hosting, you can choose from many different managed hosting options, such as managed cloud servers, managed dedicated servers, managed Microsoft Exchange hosting, managed Quickbooks hosting, managed WordPress hosting and much more!
Most people need a fully managed server because knowing all of the technical needs for your hosting isn’t always that clear and you don’t want to leave your website and/or company data to chance. You then need to determine if you need a fully managed cloud server or if you need a fully managed dedicated server? Sozo Hosting specialists will help you determine which hosting solution is best for you.
Call today for more information 1-800-640-4892 on Fully Managed Cloud Servers and Fully Managed Dedicated Servers.