November 25th, 2009 – Codero’s white paper, How Much is Your Hosting Really Costing You?, offers clear and detailed information on the different kinds of managed hosting that small- and medium-sized businesses can choose from. It provides a detailed assessment and comparison of what fully and semi-managed services have to offer, how they operate, and what the benefits of each has for the company.
The full version of managed dedicated server hosting is first described in the white paper. Managed hosting offers advantages such as upgrades to technology infrastructure, technical support, server monitoring, repairs, and Internet connectivity as well as integration of firewalls and monitoring systems, all for a single monthly fee. It is designed for companies that don’t have the in-house resources to handle server administration.
“Seeking a web-presence is an important, but time-consuming process for small- and medium-sized businesses that don’t have the expertise or in-house resources to maintain their own web servers,” said Shelby Garlock, Director,Marketing for Codero. “Our white paper is designed to ease the process of selecting a service which offers a dedicated web server to satisfy web hosting requirements.”
Also described in the white paper are the features and benefits of semi-managed hosting. These include managed email, DNS hosting, and software updates/OS patching as well as managed security, server/services monitoring, and managed data backups. Semi-managed hosting is primarily composed of support, maintenance, and troubleshooting components. It costs a little less than fully managed hosting, but both can include options such as managed hardware firewalls, load balancing, storage, and custom software.
In addition to outlining these kinds of services, Codero’s white paper also runs through 5 main factors to consider before buying a server/hosting service. These include technical expertise, time constraints, costs, what each provider/plan offers, and infrastructure requirements between the company’s website and host.
The white paper concludes with the point that managed hosting provides companies with a cost-effective option for maintaining their web presence. It can eliminate the need for dedicated in-house personnel or allow them to focus on other tasks that generate revenue, not day-to-day server maintenance.
“Whether they choose our own or dedicated hosting plans from other providers, it is important for businesses to know the facts. Codero has gone one step farther with the white paper to inform what it is they need to look for,” added Garlock.
Codero is a dedicated and managed hosting company that addresses the needs of small- and mid-sized businesses. With Windows and Linux servers operating in state-of-the-art data centers, Codero supports websites, storefronts, and online communities that can scale to adapt to individual or business needs. It provides live 24/7/365 support and is comprised of a staff with decades of expertise and a wide range of experience.