Why Even A Tech-Savvy Company Can Benefit From Managed Hosting

 

If you have a good grasp of technology, you probably don’t need managed hosting for your servers, right? Not exactly – here’s why.

It’s a common misconception that managed hosting is something meant exclusively for organizations that lack technical expertise. If your organization’s core competencies lie outside those required to run a server, you’re definitely better off bringing in someone to handle things for you. Here’s the thing, though – even if you know your way around hosting infrastructure, it could be beneficial to lean on a host’s expertise.

Fact is, the world’s growing more complicated by the day. IT departments need to manage larger, more extensive networks than at any other point in history. Devices and endpoints ranging from smartphones to smartwatches to IoT hardware are regularly being brought online in enterprise networks, and even the largest organizations are struggling with the challenge of how to secure them.
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Not only that, even if your IT department is competent enough to manage, secure, and configure all your hosting infrastructure, doesn’t mean you wouldn’t be better-served outsourcing the task to someone else. There is, after, all, a very good chance that their core competencies lie elsewhere – by leaving them free to focus on those competencies, you will give your business far more room to grow and thrive.

You’ll be able to keep your business more streamlined as well, and avoid having to hire additional support or IT staff to take care of things like dedicated server management or firewall configuration. You’ll be able to forego costs such as hardware maintenance or setup of additional infrastructure, and you’ll be able to keep your monthly expenditures on infrastructure largely predictable – freeing up your budget to spend elsewhere.

Moreover, if you’re operating existing infrastructure, the best hosts will support your transition over to their systems, allowing you to leverage your existing investments to great effect.

Of course, all the above only applies if you choose the right host. You’ll need to practice due diligence here. Pay careful attention especially to their service-level agreement – is there any vague language? Are there any sections that seem a bit confusing? Do they offer decent reparation for downtime?

Take a look at the reviews a hosting company’s received online, as well. What are people saying about them? Do they have a decent reputation?

Finally, make sure the data you’ll be hosting with them will be secure and accessible. Do they offer the level of security your organization requires? Don’t compromise on this one, even if everything else seems perfect.

Liquid Web’s the answer. We offer secure, reliable, fast, and hassle-free hosting, backed by our 100% power and network uptime guarantee and the most helpful support team in hosting. We’ll provide round-the-clock, flawless hosting. And your organization, meanwhile, will have the freedom to create, the opportunity to grow, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you needn’t worry about the increasing complexity of infrastructure management – we’ve got you covered.

Should You Appify Your Website?

Should You Appify Your Website?
Mobile-friendliness is no longer optional. It has been two years since Google announced that it would start penalizing sites that were not optimized for smartphones and tablets. Mobile now represents 65% of digital media time, and all future growth in the digital realm is likely to be on the small screen.

If your website does not already ‘play nice’ with its mobile users, it is long past time you tweak it so that it does. You have three options in that regard: Continue reading “Should You Appify Your Website?”

The Internet of Things Has Nothing To Do With Your Website…Right?

The Internet of Things Has Nothing To Do With Your Website…Right?
The Internet of Things is an inevitability. Already, we are connecting countless devices to the web, from televisions to kitchen appliances to motor vehicles. Gartner predicts that by 2020, there will be at least 6.4 billion ‘smart’ devices on the market worldwide.

To give that number more context, by 2020 there will be only 2.87 billion smartphone users.

Okay, those are some large numbers. But what does any of this have to do with web design? Sure, IoT could represent a huge security threat due to massive DDOS attacks. But that’s a hosting issue – and not something you need to think about. For all intents and purposes, as a designer, the Internet of Things means very little to you, right? Continue reading “The Internet of Things Has Nothing To Do With Your Website…Right?”