Elevate Your Business with Secure Managed Hosting

In the fast-moving digital landscape, Secure Managed Hosting isn’t just a necessity; it’s a game-changer for CIOs, CTOs and technical directors. Let’s explore why this shift is so crucial for your business.

Key Considerations:

Deciding on the right time to migrate your business operations to a new hosting environment is a critical decision. While it may seem like a daunting task that consumes time and internal resources, the choice of who manages this new secured hosting is equally significant.

Benefits of Managed Hosting:

Choosing to continue with your current hosting might seem tempting, but it may not deliver the super-fast experience necessary to drive your digital transformation plans. Moreover, it might lack the level of security required, especially considering the prevalence of ransomware attacks in today’s landscape.

There comes a point where the benefits of a new hosting environment become imperative for your business to achieve its ambitions. The question then becomes, how do you get there?

This decision becomes much easier when you partner with experts ready to plan every step of the migration to fully managed Secure Managed Hosting.

What is Managed Hosting?

Managed Hosting is a specialised service where dedicated third-party teams manage all the technical and security aspects of running servers. This approach ensures seamless, stress-free hosting, including hyper-security, super-fast speed, server updates, scalability and guaranteed website uptime.

This means you get a perfectly tailored hosted environment designed and managed to run at peak performance for your business. It’s ready to scale when needed, with full back-up and disaster recovery, and in-built resilience. All these features leave your internal teams free to focus on the core priorities of your business.

Key Features of Managed Hosting:

Security Measures: These include data encryption, 2FA, CloudFlare WAF protection, and protection against DDoS attacks and other security threats.

Support: A dedicated ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials support team is available round the clock to monitor for threats and respond 24/7/365.

Exceptional Performance: Managed Hosting ensures your site performs at optimal levels, offering you a seamless user experience.

Automated Backups: Regular automatic backups ensure your data is always safe and recoverable.

SSL Certificates: Managed hosts often provide free SSL certificates, enhancing your site’s security and SEO rankings.

What is Secure Hosting?

Secure Hosting involves protecting a website or web application by deploying advanced security measures. It includes features like SSL certificates, DDoS protection, regular updates, and data encryption.

The Role of SSL Certificates in Secure Managed Hosting:

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates encrypt the data transferred between the user’s browser and the website, enhancing data security. They also contribute to improving your site’s SEO rankings.

Why is Secure Hosting Essential for Your Business?

Secure Hosting is not just an added bonus; it has become an absolute must. A fully secured hosting environment safeguards your data, your customer data, and your reputation. This level of protection brings peace of mind, client trust and ensures that all due diligence has been carried out.

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the soaring rate of cybercrime will cost businesses over £7.5 trillion annually in 2024, emphasising the importance of investing in secure web hosting services.

The Benefits of Secure Managed Hosting:

Managed Hosting Services provide three significant benefits:

Security: Managed hosts employ stringent security features, including data encryption, SSH access, and free SSL certificates.

Reliability: With a dedicated support team monitoring servers 24/7, you will have high uptime and immediate assistance when issues arise.

Scalability: As your business grows, managed hosting plans are easily upgraded to accommodate increased traffic.

Do I Need Hosting Services for My Business?

If your business relies heavily on its online presence, hosting services are crucial. Managed WordPress Hosting, for example, is ideal for businesses using WordPress sites, offering optimised performance and security features.

Managed Hosting vs Co-Location: Making the Right Choice

Managed Hosting involves outsourcing server management to your hosting provider, while co-location means renting space in a data centre and managing servers yourself. If you lack the technical expertise or resources to manage your own servers, managed hosting is the right choice.

Is Managed Hosting Worth It?

Yes, especially if you have trusted third-party managed service partners delivering a fully optimised, secured hosting environment running at peak performance. Even more so when in the regular reviews recommendations to save on cloud costs and to avoid sprawl are provided.


How Does a Managed Hosting Provider Ensure Data Security?

As specialist managed service providers, we deliver data security using a combination of data encryption, patching to ensure all systems and software are updated, firewall configurations, 2FA and MFA, and DDoS protection. As standard, we conduct ongoing security and vulnerability audits to identify and fix any issues before they become a serious threat.

Alongside this, our teams are ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus-verified, and we provide a 24-hour ITIL helpdesk. Our cybersecurity services are based on the gold standard—the three pillars of People, Process, and Technology.

Can I Move to a Managed Hosting Service if I’m Currently Using a Different Type of Hosting?

Yes, Digital Craftsmen’s specialist migration services offer seamless migration of your data, so you don’t miss a heartbeat in your operations during the transition from your current hosting service.

Are There Different Types of Managed Hosting Services?

Yes, there are various types of Managed Hosting Services, including managed VPS hosting, Managed Dedicated Server Hosting, and Managed Cloud Hosting. The choice depends on your business needs and budget. We provide free cloud consultancy and a planning workshop to talk about your business ambitions and then work closely with you to design and build the right hosting environment.

Do Managed Hosting Services Come with a Service Level Agreement (SLA)?

Yes. Our support team provides reassurance for clients with robust SLAs that outline the scope of our services and performance standards.

What Services Are Included with Managed Hosting?

Managed Hosting typically includes a range of services designed to take the burden of server management off your hands. These services include server setup, system monitoring, software and hardware updates, data backup and recovery, security management including firewall configuration and malware scanning, technical support, and more. The goal is to provide you with a hassle-free hosting experience to allow you the bandwidth to focus on your core business activities.

Can I Customise a Managed Hosting Plan?

Digital Craftsmen offers three hosting plans developed by our Craftsmen who understand what’s needed wherever you are on your digital roadmap:

  • Essential – Ideal for start-ups or for young, ambitious businesses with plans to grow.
  • Growth – When your business is powering up to scale, this package is designed to boost your ambitions.
  • Critical – This plan is for businesses with no compromise on the reliability and resilience they need to drive their ongoing success.

Choose the right plan for your organisation and then further tailor the features to your specific needs and goals. It means you get exactly what you need without any unnecessary expense for features you’re not going to use.

How Do I Choose the Right Managed Hosting Provider?

Our recommendation is to review the provider’s reputation, the range of services they offer, pricing structures, and customer support. Assess their security measures, especially if your business is an important part of a supply chain. Having ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus accreditations brings a level of trust with your business partners.

Secure Managed Hosting from Digital Craftsmen:

Security: World-class measures.

Reliability: High uptime and immediate support.

Scalability: Tailored plans for businesses of all sizes.

Talk to Digital Craftsmen’s Hosting Experts and Secure Your Business Future.

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