When you hear the word “hosting,” what comes to mind? For many, hosting is synonymous with web hosting, which is providing a platform for a website or application. This is an important type of hosting, yes – but it’s not the only one. At Vaultas, we provide not only web hosting, but also server hosting, which is the offsite management of a company’s physical or virtual data and digital operations.
There are several different types of server hosting, which we’ll detail below.
Managed physical server:
The customer either provides the server or leases the server for use onsite. The hosting service installs the server and provides maintenance and monitoring, but the customer has control over the operating system, hardware and software. This can be an expensive option because the server requires both onsite management and offsite monitoring.
This is similar to a managed server, but the hosting service owns and maintains the server offsite. Customers have fewer choices for operating systems, but less hands-on management is required. It’s in the hosting service’s best financial interest to provide high-quality maintenance to increase reliability and life cycle duration.
Virtual private server:
VPS provides the same benefits as dedicated servers, but involves the coupling of a robust group of servers to host in a virtual environment. This creates a “high availability” server for high-demand environments and applications, often with a lower cost to the customer.
There are variations within each of these server groups, and each can be customized to fit the unique needs of your business. With a wide network of partners and 24/7 support, hosting with Vaultas ensures that there will never be any interruptions in your hosting.