While other companies are spending tons of money on webhosting contracts, you aren't sure it's the right decision for you.
Do you really need a webhosting company? You'll need to consider several factors to see if that really is the proper choice for your business.
First off, you need to consider the issue of support. Then the cost savings of doing it yourself. And finally, the issue of privacy and security of your important business files. Read on to find out more.
Can your webhosting company offer you technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week? They say they do, but is it in their contract? And what's the penalty if they don't? You may want to skip the webhosting contract if you think you can do better.
No one will be more interested in keeping your business up and running than you. No one. If you act as your own webhosting company, then you can be assured of addressing emergencies as they come up, leaving your customers inconvenienced with less down time and better service.
When you have a webhosting company providing your webhosting service and there's a problem, then your problem becomes just another trouble ticket in a long line of trouble tickets claimed before yours.
Who's to say that the webhosting guy doesn't punch out at the end of his shift, leaving your problem unresolved until he gets back to work on Monday? If you do it yourself, you can be assured that you'll never have to wait to get a webhosting issue resolved; you can tackle it right away.
By not going with a webhosting company and providing the necessary services yourself, you'll be saving a ton of money. And with the money you save, you'll be able to reinvest that in your company.
Avoiding the webhosting fees means that you can implement other necessary tools and technologies, perform other upgrades to your manufacturing and services, and move forward with your business instead of waiting around on a webhosting company to take care of your to-do list.
By having your website files on a server owned by the webhosting company, you are exposing your business to risks that you wouldn't have to if you had done your webhosting yourself.
While there may be clauses in the contract that specify how your files will be protected and kept private, that won't do you much good if your proprietary information is plastered all over the Internet and accessible to your competitors.
By thinking through all of your options as far as webhosting goes, you'll be able to decide if you want to hire a webhosting company or do it yourself.
The benefits to do it yourself include the security in knowing your needs will get your primary attention, instead of being just another service ticket with the webhosting company, the cost savings involved in spending your money on your business instead of growing someone else's, and the comfort in knowing that your critical business files are secure from prying eyes.