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What is Managed Hosting?

Managed hosting keeps the day-to-day management of servers, system hardware, and system software in the hands of the web hosting provider. Hardware and other operating features are typically leased to a client as part of a service agreement. Receiving application-level management feels a lot like having a red carpet rolled out for you. It will also feel that way for your website visitors when they encounter a platform that loads quickly, reliably, and smoothly.

Managed hosting is an efficient choice for:

  • Small businesses with limited IT staff
  • Online stores with high traffic
  • Online enterprises that require up-to-date security features
  • Websites with heavy back-end needs

Getting Started

How do you create a solid, state-of-the-art IT infrastructure when you don't actually know anything about IT infrastructure? It’s easy—just hire the right company to take care of it for you.

Managed hosting is a flexible option because you're able to create solutions that adjust to your demands and requirements. You can even keep adjusting solutions as your volume grows and changes. That means you won't be biting your nails while worrying that your website might crash every time you run a promotion or push out content that's bound to get a large response.

The biggest perk of choosing a managed hosting solution is that you'll always have support. You can count on qualified support professionals to respond when there is an issue affecting the front-end or back-end performance of your website. This can have a huge impact if your website being down or compromised means you could lose traffic or sales. In addition, you won't have to worry about taking care of routine server maintenance.

Getting the Best Value for Your Investment

Managed hosting is one of the best investments a small business can make while having an elegant, reputable online presence. It offers you the chance to run a website optimized for performance and pre-configured for easy maintenance.

Managed hosting gives you access to state-of-the-art technology even if you're not ready to invest in your own IT team or don't have the time or knowledge to get your hands dirty in the world of coding. You also won't be stuck with the responsibility of investing in costly hardware or staying ahead of system upgrades the way you would if you were handling your hosting needs using an in-house method.

A Web Hosting Solution That Upgrades With You

You won't get locked into doing things one way when you go with managed hosting. You have the freedom to adjust your web hosting plan as your business grows or changes direction. Your website will be able to handle spikes in traffic without any hiccups. You're essentially giving up the hard work of keeping a website running without giving up creative or administrative control. The best of both worlds!

Ready to Put Managed Hosting to Work for You?

DreamHost offers a one-stop spot for all your managed hosting needs. Experience what it's like to have a website run by pros without giving up control. Give it a try!

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