Why You Need Managed Website Hosting

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Why You Need Managed Website Hosting

You’ve probably seen those splashy ads online for super cheap website hosting. You may have even clicked on one of them and saw promises of 3 months free or 50% off the 1st year. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, not so fast.

There are countless low-cost website hosting options available to you. But what exactly are you getting for your money? They’ll probably assure you that your site will have reliable up-time and perhaps a reasonable level of security, but that only means that they make sure their hardware is maintained. No one is actually looking at your website.

 

Managed Website Hosting

We believe that websites require a full-service approach – managed website hosting. Although there are varying definitions of managed hosting, most options will include:

  • Site backups and restoration
  • Security monitoring
  • Core software updates
  • Technical support

In basic terms, managed hosting means that your website is being proactively monitored to try and prevent issues. And, should a problem arise, you have someone to turn to. With those super cheap hosting options, any website problems are yours to deal with, leaving you to find a web designer or developer to fix the site.

 

Website Care & Maintenance

For a more personal touch, look for managed hosting options that also provide website care or maintenance. The offerings will vary, but here are some of the additional services we provide:

  • Theme & Plugin updates & testing
  • Site performance monitoring
  • Security hardening & website protection
  • Website CMS training
  • Site content updates
  • Custom programming

 

 

So what is that super cheap web host really costing you? Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you know how to update your site’s content management software when there are new releases and security patches?
  • What do you do if an update alters the appearance of your website or causes it to disappear completely?
  • If you’re spending a lot of time managing your website, who’s doing your job?
  • If you’re not spending a lot of time managing your website, how vulnerable are you to being hacked?
  • How much is peace of mind worth to you?

 

If you would like to discuss how a new website or managed website hosting can help your business succeed, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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