Increase Reliability and Decrease IT Costs by 60% by Using Managed Hosting Services

September 8th, 2011

In-house server administration is one of the most resource consuming activities in many companies, from small family businesses to the largest corporations. But, while blue-chip corporations with multi-million dollar IT budgets can afford sinking money, time, and human resources in extensive in-house data centers, small to medium businesses (SMB) and freelance professionals cannot afford the luxury of investing in pricey internal administration services.

Managed hosting services have emerged as the solution to the conundrum faced by countless small business owners and IT managers: how to keep server administration expenditures in check, while ensuring a reliable functioning of the hosted websites or web applications. Currently, the market is flooded with managed hosting offers from various providers. Clients can find it difficult to decide which hosting company provides the best total cost of ownership and return on investment. Some providers advertise managed hosting services packages at unrealistically low prices; others do offer managed services but the cost of the service is prohibitive.

Clients can identify the best option for their web hosting needs only through careful research. But doing your research is certainly worth it when it comes to purchasing a managed web hosting solution. In some situations, outsourcing server management to a specialized managed hosting provider can decrease IT costs up to 60% when compared to in-house hosting. In the following article, we show you how moving to a managed hosting solution can help you cut costs and free up personnel for other tasks. We also discuss outsourcing mail server and database server administration, two areas where savings can be substantial. Let’s start with a quick overview of the costs implied by hosting a website or web application in-house.

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Get a Comprehensive Managed Hosting Service Package from WebECS

September 7th, 2011

Many people think that managed hosting means having a professional server administrator maintain your dedicated server or VPS. That’s true in many cases, but quality managed web hosting includes much more than outsourcing maintenance services. A good managed hosting provider will give you access to a well-configured, security hardened server (either a physical or a virtual machine), will execute regular maintenance operations and will actively monitor your system for all types of problems.

Unlike cheaper competitors that offer a limited range of services, WebECS provides customers a complete managed hosting service package. From managed VMware hosting to managed dedicated SQL Server, whatever managed service you need, WebECS is ready to help you. Read on to see the full range of managed services we deliver and how you can use them to cut costs and save precious resources.

Get the most stable hosting infrastructure with managed web hosting services from WebECS

In today’s difficult economic environment, companies need to make the most of available resources in order to gain an edge over the competition. With a complete line of leading managed hosting services, WebECS offers companies and professionals on the Internet the opportunity to gain the competitive advantage they need to thrive.

If you run a complex web application or several high traffic websites, you will probably need more than basic server administration services. For example, data-intensive applications require a dedicated database server to handle all the information collected and processed during operation. If you opt for a less reputable managed hosting solution provider, you will probably need to install and manage the database server yourself. That’s fine as long as you have the time and resources, but why not let a professional hosting company do it for you while saving money at the same time?

WebECS offers customers several specialized managed hosting services including:

  • Managed VMware hosting services

    If you require virtualization to power your web hosting solutions, you will be glad to know that WebECS uses powerful virtualization technology from industry-leader VMware. Also, your VPS will be monitored and administered by a certified specialist in virtualization solutions, including seasoned VMware Certified Professionals.

    • Managed dedicated SQL Server

    For data-intensive applications, there is no better choice than a managed dedicated SQL Server. WebECS’ tech team will make sure that your SQL databases are optimized for maximum efficiency and reliability, which in turn improves the reliability of your websites.

    • Managed dedicated mail servers

    Mail servers take a lot of time to manage, maintain, and support. Let a mail server specialist configure and administer a completely dedicated mail server, freeing resources that you can use better in other areas

    For advanced managed hosting solutions, choose WebECS

    WebECS is the market leader in Windows managed hosting solutions with years of experience in providing reliable managed hosting services to clients of all sizes. Each technician working at WebECS has thousands of hours of hands-on experience in administering servers. Put a seasoned professional hosting company in charge of your web server, SQL server, or mail server to see a clear increase in the reliability of your systems and a significant cost reduction.

    The wide range of managed hosting services and the expert technical team put WebECS ahead of most competitors. Outsource your server management services to WebECS today in order to benefit from an excellent managed hosting solution and a cost decrease of up to 60%.

    To learn more about the managed hosting service or to order a quality managed hosting solution, please call 1-888-993-2327 or visit www.webecs.com.

    Improve your Bottom Line with a Dedicated Server Hosting Solution from WebECS

    August 25th, 2011

    IT managers know too well how difficult it is to meet technical requirements, while keeping expenses within the limits of tight IT budgets. In order to save money, some IT managers choose to cut corners, which can have dire consequences on the functioning of the organization by reducing its capacity to generate revenue and incurring unexpected costs.

    Web hosting is an especially sensitive area. The total cost of ownership (TCO) and the return on investment (ROI) for a hosting solution can be difficult to calculate. In their quest to cut costs, some managers opt for cheap hosting plans, only to later discover associated costs that send the TCO skyrocketing. WebECS has recently published an article on this theme, titled Experience Real Savings with a Dedicated Server Hosting Solution, explaining how dedicated servers can help organizations cut costs in the long term. The paper goes through the indirect costs of web hosting and explains how a dedicated server can reduce indirect costs and provide a better ROI than cheaper solutions.

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    Experience Real Savings with a Dedicated Server Hosting Solution

    August 18th, 2011

    Businesses of all sizes, from up-and-coming startups to the most prestigious corporations, demand superior hosting solutions that can provide maximum availability and performance. Having a reliable, professional-looking internet presence is an absolute must in today’s competitive economy and no business can afford to jeopardize its image by relying on subpar hosting services. One solution that meets the strenuous hosting requirements of the enterprise world is dedicated server hosting.

    Dedicated server hosting is the ultimate hosting service, providing top performance and the flexibility required to function flawlessly in an unpredictable environment. But the recent economic downturn has left its mark on companies, and many businesses are reluctant to invest in a dedicated server hosting solution. Dedicated server hosting services are perceived as expensive. In fact, many IT managers prefer using lower-grade solutions such as shared hosting or virtual private servers, or even opt for in-house servers.

    Dedicated servers are admittedly more expensive than other types of hosting, but there are more aspects to be considered besides the price of the solution. For example, downtime can have a massive effect on the revenues of e-commerce companies. That said, a dedicated server minimizes downtime, thus contributing to the revenue of the company. In the following article, we explore some of the ways in which a dedicated server host can save you money. First, let us go through some of the situations when an investment in a dedicated server is advised.

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    Step Up to the Next Level of Performance with a Dedicated Server Solution

    August 15th, 2011

    In an age when any website can become a viral sensation overnight, thanks to social media and social bookmarking sites such as StumbleUpon or Reddit, it is difficult to predict the evolution of a web property. Nevertheless, one thing is sure: when your website finally attracts the attention it deserves, your hosting solution should be able to cope with the growing traffic. Slow loading times and error messages can drive visitors away and reduce your ability to take advantage of your newfound popularity.

    If you are looking for a hosting service that can deliver excellent performance 24/7, you should consider choosing a dedicated server hosting solution. Dedicated servers have the hardware resources needed to deal with large volumes of traffic. With a dedicated server, your website will stay available and responsive even during traffic spikes. In the following post, we analyze the benefits offered by dedicated hosting solutions, such as superior performance and reliability.

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    Move from a Physical to Virtual Server Infrastructure with Windows VDS Hosting Services

    August 3rd, 2011

    Aside from being a popular hosting solution due to the support for Microsoft proprietary technologies it provides, Windows VDS hosting is best known for offering a well-balanced mix between cost-efficiency, flexibility, and control. Based on virtualization technology, Windows VDS servers are virtual machines with more power than shared or VPS server lines and lower costs than stand-alone Windows dedicated servers. With Windows VDS hosting you get a dedicated web hosting environment with your own guaranteed resources and direct access to the physical hardware. You have full control of your Windows VDS server and can install hardware, software, and applications of your choice and customize your hosting experience to your specific business needs.

    Windows VDS hosting services provide a perfect balance between price and performance coupled with all the power, flexibility, and control you need to grow your business to the next level. If you are considering virtualization for your business and want to know more about Windows VDS hosting, WebECS’ recently published article Adapt your IT Infrastructure to Changing Business Needs with Windows VDS hosting Solutions, provides information on server virtualization and VDS hosting. The article discusses virtualization options, explains the reasons Windows is a popular platform for VDS hosting and explores the key benefits that are causing an increasing number of businesses to opt for Windows VDS hosting solutions.

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    Solve your Problems in Minutes, Not Hours or Days, with WebECS’ New Sonic Support Services

    July 26th, 2011

    For more than 14 years, WebECS has been on the cutting edge of Windows hosting technology, offering affordable and reliable Windows hosting solutions that clients trust and love. The longtime success of WebECS and the enthusiastic praises received from satisfied customers speak clearly about the dedication and hard work the WebECS team of talented Windows professionals deliver daily to customers just like you. Regardless of the questions you have or Windows solutions you need to help you become successful, WebECS Sonic Support services can help you get there.

    One feature that has won much appreciation over the years is the excellent support system WebECS has developed, which allowed customers to solve problems quickly and efficiently. Now, WebECS takes its support strategy to the next level by introducing our new rapid-response Sonic Support services, for all clients that opt for a Windows ASP.NET hosting plan, Windows VDS hosting, or any other Windows web hosting solution from WebECS portfolio.

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    Adapt your IT Infrastructure to Changing Business Needs with Windows VDS hosting Solutions

    July 23rd, 2011

    Over the last few years, virtualization technologies have evolved significantly, providing businesses with an opportunity to leverage the power of virtualization to maximize their IT infrastructure utilization and minimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The ability to virtualize servers and to reclaim excess capacity with increased processing efficiency, better resource utilization, and significant cost reduction through consolidated hardware and maintenance has drawn the interest of businesses of all sizes. IT managers and decision makers view server virtualization as an important first step in a company’s journey toward enterprise-wide virtual infrastructure.

    Currently, virtual dedicated server (VDS) hosting (sometimes referred to as virtual private server or VPS hosting) is the most sought-after hosting solution due to the guaranteed power and performance and sustainable business value it provides. Designed to help small and large corporate organizations reduce overhead costs and improve overall system performance, VDS hosting is one of the best solutions to fulfill growing business demands. This article will shed more light on server virtualization and VDS hosting by discussing virtualization options, the reasons Windows is a popular platform for VDS hosting and the key benefits that are causing so many businesses to opt for Windows VDS hosting solutions.

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    Windows VDS Hosting is Ideal for Maximizing Utilization Rates and Minimizing Costs

    July 18th, 2011

    With server virtualization technology becoming mainstream, businesses of all sizes are increasingly adopting virtualization as a way to vastly reduce costs through consolidated hardware and maintenance, better resource utilization, reduced management, and increased processing efficiency. Virtual dedicated server (VDS) hosting represents the latest trend in the web hosting market, providing individuals and business owners with a powerful platform capable of handling even the most demanding tasks. For highly visited, busy websites such as e-commerce or corporate sites, VDS hosting is the best and most cost-efficient solution. Since all resources are allocated exclusively to a single website, the cost of this solution is significantly lower while the level of performance and availability is significantly higher.

    One of the best platforms suited for VDS hosting is Microsoft Windows. The Windows platform and virtualization make a perfect combination for high traffic, data-driven websites. Windows VDS hosting plans are the best choice for those looking to maintain control and increase convenience and cost-efficiency. Convenience is provided by powerful control panels while control and cost benefits are achieved through functionality equivalent to dedicated server hosting and a price that is often considerably lower than having your own physical server. If you want to keep your IT investments to a minimum and at the same time enjoy more efficient, agile service delivery without compromising control, Windows VDS hosting service is just what you need.

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    Outsource Server Management Activities so you can Focus on Core Business Objectives

    July 12th, 2011

    Managing and maintaining a server infrastructure can put an enormous strain on your business operations. If server management and systems operation is not a core competency of your business, you should consider outsourcing these responsibilities to a team of professionals who can provide online server support and IT management of your servers, applications, and network. Engaging the services of IT professionals removes the stress and burden of managing your servers internally. Outsourcing also presents the opportunity to consolidate operating costs, build profitability, and leverage your existing resources to fulfill your business objectives.

    If you are using Windows server systems to power your business and are looking for ways to avoid the hassle of dealing with server management, outsourcing server management activities to a managed Windows hosting provider can be the best solution for you. WebECS’ recently published article, Get the Expert Support you Need for your Business and your IT Infrastructure by Implementing Managed Windows Hosting Solutions, provides the essential information you need to get started with managed Windows hosting. The article explains what managed Windows web hosting is, explores how Windows hosting contributes to overall business efficiency, and describes the responsibilities of a managed Windows hosting provider.

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