Managed dedicated servers let you focus on your business

What Does a Fully Managed Dedicated Server Look Like

Running a server takes a lot of time, energy, and money. The initial setup alone can be quite the hassle. If you own a company, you want to spend your time devoted to developing and expanding your business. You don’t want to have to worry about managing your online servers. With managed dedicated servers, you can have all the online power and resources you need without the extra trouble. Qualified server managers will make sure your sites are up and running and that your physical server is safe and protected.

What is a Dedicated Server?

When hosting online, you have a few different options. Many users need only simple web hosting to run one website with a minimal number of pages and traffic. But larger companies need devoted resources to help them run several web pages with lots of traffic. Virtual private servers are a good in-between option that lets businesses have their own allotment of resources while sharing space on a server with other companies. However, only through a dedicated server can a business get the full allocation of resources they need to ensure their sites run properly. 

What are Managed Dedicated Servers?

You can’t just set up a server and be done with it. Hosting on a dedicated server requires constant attention and maintenance to ensure everything is running smoothly. If you don’t manage your server, your sites could go down, and you may even lose valuable data. Managing a server, however, takes a lot of time and attention. If you’re busy running your company, you don’t have time to take care of your server as well. Letting your hosting service manage your server for you frees up your workload so you can focus on improving your business.

What Server Managers Do

When you let someone manage your dedicated server, you get high-quality service that improves your company’s web performance. Managers ensure that your server is well-protected and running as it should. A server manager can perform the following actions to help your business stay online:

Updates

A managed server will always keep its software up to date. Security upgrades will help keep your data safe. Performance updates will allow you to continue running online while managing high levels of traffic. If you work with website builders, such as WordPress, your dedicated server manager can even make updates to your plugins and other installs. By keeping up to date, your server is guaranteed to run smoothly and efficiently.

Backups

Keeping a collection of backups is necessary when managing a server. If anything does go wrong with your server, a backup can help prevent data loss. You can also restore to previous backup versions if you need to undo major changes in your website or prevent other issues from occurring. By allowing your hosting service to manage your server, you can rest assured knowing that your backups are handled and your data is secure.

Digital Protection

There is a lot of malware in the world that seeks to harm you and your company. Security updates help prevent data theft or loss. A server manager will also be checking the back end on your sites to ensure that nothing strange has occurred. If there is the potential of a hack, they’ll notify you right away and take steps to prevent harm. 

Physical Protection

Digital threats aren’t the only things you have to worry about with your server. If there’s a fire, flood, or other disaster, your entire server could be ruined. Keeping your servers safe from natural disasters can provoke anxiety, especially if you’re keeping them in-house. A dedicated server manager, however, is going to keep your servers safe from physical harm. If a disaster does happen to occur, they’ll be able to swap your company to a different server using backups to ensure that your company continues to operate smoothly during the incident.

Managed dedicated servers are a great way to keep your sites up and running
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Types of Managed Dedicated Servers

Like most business options, there are different levels of server management you can choose from. Choosing which type of plan you want will depend on what the needs of your company are. 

Standard Plan

A standard plan includes all of the following services:

–      Solutions for network-related issues

–      24/7 high-quality support

–      24-hour hardware replacement

–      Support for Plesk and cPanel

–      Assistance with email server configuration and fixes

–      Installation, upgrades, and recompilations for PHP

–      Administration assistance for Apache, NGINX, and IIS

–      Migration assistance for moving hosting services or servers

–      Resource utilization monitoring

The standard plan is a cost-effective option for simple businesses that want help managing their servers so they can focus on their work.

Business Plan

With the business plan, you get all the same support and update options as the standard plan, with a few additional bonuses:

–      Service monitoring for web, email, ping, and application service

–      Monthly updates for OS/Kernel and security

–      40GB of backup space with five restoration points

These additional features help businesses stay aware of their operation while providing more security options and update features.

Enterprise Plan

The enterprise plan gives you the best options when it comes to dedicated server management. You get everything the standard and business plans do, as well as:

–      Raid monitoring and proactive security updates

–      Additional proactive support on all server-generated alerts

–      SSL certification

–      80GB of backup space with ten restoration points. 

With the enterprise plan, you can leave everything to your server manager and focus your time and energy on running your business.

More businesses are turning to managed dedicated servers to help them with their online hosting. At Cirrus Hosting, we’re dedicated to providing high-quality server management and hosting options. You can take a closer look at our dedicated server management options online or give us a call at 1-877-624-7787 to learn more about how our company can help you.