Choosing a suitable web hosting plan for one’s company web site is one of the most important steps in planning for success. For a company, in particular a larger or perhaps even multinational company, choosing dedicated hosting is definitely the best option. Although the cost involved does tend to be higher, the advantages of dedicated, or managed server hosting certainly make this option the best possible choice. Not only does the user gain total control of their presence on the web by being able to choose whichever operating system or software they wish to use, they are also able to customise any e-commerce or multimedia settings according to their specific requirements.
In addition, dedicated server unlimited bandwidth services also permit the use of complex applications, such as sophisticated e-mail solutions, data bases and streaming media. An added advantage is the capability to host a range of multiple sites from just the one machine. Considering that all this is provided on a first class network connection, complete with the added security of 24/7 monitoring of network availability and the server, there really is no better choice.
It is, of course, possible to purchase one’s own server. This, however, not only requires a significant investment to start with, it will then add to the cost by requiring extra personnel to run, maintain and monitor the server. As this would require highly skilled individuals, the cost in manpower alone would be astronomical in comparison to paying for dedicated hosting services.