Managed hosting refers to the hosting accounts and servers which are managed by the webhosting service provider. In the webhosting industry, you will find competitive prices as each company charges their hosting plans according to the level of managed hosting provided by them. There are lowest to highest pricing hosting plans in hosting industry staring from shared hosting to Dedicated server and different high end hosting solutions. If the price range is high, it is very important to understand the value of the services that you would be receiving from managed webhosting packages.
Fully Managed Hosting:
- Many webhosting companies use “Fully Managed Hosting” term while promoting their plans and services. The term itself implies that the hosting accounts are fully administered by the webhosting company.
- Company offers technical support of certain level. Higher the price of the package more will be the level of support that you will receive by the company.
- In fully managed service, your website and server is monitored round the clock so you don’t have to be concerned about the uptime and technical issues.
- You can contact the technical support staff easily via telephone, live chat or email and get any unresolved issues fixed in a real time.
- Some hosting providers have “Partial Managed web hosting” packages in market in which technical support is provided by company but some administrative functions are to be taken care by customers. So, it is strongly recommended to contact hosting company and check the services included in fully managed hosting service before signing up for any plan.
Advantages of Managed Hosting:
- Managed hosting is recommended for individuals and small businesses as it will be very expensive to hire a full-time in-house technician and webmaster to administer and maintain websites.
- Uptime is very important for small businesses to maintain reputation of company. So, with managed hosting you do not have to worry about uptime as it is taken care by the webhost provider.
- Managed hosting services are costlier than normal hosting plans but you will save yourself a lot of resources and time on administration and maintenance of website.