Managed hosting, also known as managed server hosting or dedicated server hosting, is a computer server hosting service deployed in a data center environment by a service provider. With this service managed dedicated server hosting provider leases servers to their clients for dedicated access to that server. The Hosting Service helps organizations with various benefits and it is primarily utilized by organizations with greater online presence or businesses conducting Ecommerce.
Hosting service enables hosting provider to help their client gain access to their online space for tasks including uploading files to a website or downloading such files. The hosting company deploys computer servers in a data center environment to ensure that the connection to the internet is always on to ensure 100% uptime and keep the online retailers open 24 x 7 x 365 without a glitch. Like any machine, Server Hosting has its own limitations like, how many and how large files can be stored, as well as how many simultaneous connections can be made without crashing the server – these are commonly referred to as storage space and bandwidth respectively.
There are however solutions to these bottlenecks; One for instance is 'cloud hosting' which enables the client to utilize a wide array of servers and server resources to ensure redundancy and uptime with flexible options to scale up or down the operations with on demand functionality. This ensures that there will always be a backup plan in place and the space and traffic are spread across multiple servers and resources.
Larger organizations however, should deploy this type of hosting to better utilize their dedicated server environment without sharing the resources. Dedicated Servers can be costally alternative but ends up ensuring stability. This means that they are not sharing space nor bandwidth resources to store more files and accomodate more visitors without compromising the server performance. For large organizations, this is cruel and they will not have restrictions on what they can and can not do! For larger enterprises having deployed multiple restricted servers can do the trick but it has to be done in a coherent manner to ensure failover and redundancy aspects are not overlooked. Recent for example Face book was reported to have 30,000 servers to keep up with the huge numbers of visitors and to store all their data to include thousands of photos and videos which can be resource intensive. By leasing multiple servers, an organization can have their own cloud hosting meaning no down time if a server crashes etc.
Meanwhile another advantage of such hosting is the security feature which advances others compromising the security protocols by not sharing the resources. For organizations dealing with sensitive information, this is extremely important and larger enterprises like banks could greatly benefit from using dedicated server hosting in a secure data center environment.
Finally, managed hosting is another form of hosting that also adds a layer of added peace of mind by adding some of the daily administrative tasks to the dedicated servers. A typical Managed Hosting package includes security and backup to name a few features. This includes installing critical patches and updating operating systems and other critical software, technical support, antivirus updates, and much more! Managed dedicated server hosting in my opinion could be viewed as highly efficient and secure form of hosting for the larger enterprise, thus saving them time money, effort and valuable resources!
Source by Rachael Harness