Blog : How does Hosting work?



In a previous blog, we explained what Hosting is and the different types of options available for Hosting. To recap, Hosting is when software is implemented via the web, and there are various ways of doing this; Software as a Service (SaaS), Private Hosted Server, On Premise Server. But how exactly does Hosting work when your software sits on the web? In this article, we will answer some typical questions around Hosting.

Can I access my data any time, anywhere?

Yes. Our comprehensive Hosting and data management services ensures you have complete control of your business applications. Our dedicated Virtual Private Servers means you don’t share server-space with other organisations. Furthermore, you won’t have access problems associated with on-premise hosting; as it all sits on the web, you can log in whenever and wherever you are. No more jotting down notes and admin when you get back to the office – enter it all live to the system.

Where is my data kept?

Our servers are built with the newest, industry-leading technology, all located within Tier 3 or Tier 4 UK-based data centres. This setup offers resilient power, redundant connectivity and high security. The equipment is stored securely, ensuring 24/7 access to authorised technicians to effectively maintain and support the equipment. You can rest assured that your data is kept safe and secure. Depending on where your organisation is based and where your customers are located, using a UK data centre can also support your GDPR policy.

Can my business benefit from integrations between my CRM and finance or operational systems?

Many of our customers have benefited from developing key business process automations, customising and integrating their CRM solutions with other systems, and then renting hosted servers from us to deliver the flexibility and control they need to be more efficient and effective. Hosting can therefore be a key part of your business operations.

What is Private Cloud Hosting Services?

Private Cloud Hosting is when you can leverage all the benefits of Cloud and SaaS within a secure hosted environment exclusively for your business. Our Private Cloud Hosting solutions are all based in state-of-the-art UK data centres, meeting ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 27001 and other stringent technical and security standards.

Our service offering is extensive, going far beyond the hosting of your CRM solution. Other benefits of Private Hosting mean you can easily and quickly change your specification as needed e.g. more hard drive space, move other operational software on to the server and more. It also allows for some customer integrations or developments that are not possible with a multi-tenant SaaS solution.

What Hosting solution is best for my business?

Fundamentally, it’s important for us – and indeed any Technology Partner – to understand your business so that we can help you can select the right Hosting solution, server type and size. And it doesn’t stop there; a long-term partnership will ensure that your business can evolve and grow in the best way for you.

Do you have examples of customers using Hosting services?

Yes. Read how we helped Cole Fellows at The Insurance Network with hosting and how it helped spark the evolution of a more efficient and effective CRM system.

Further information

With us. Let’s talk about how we can help your IT team protect your business critical systems and migrate on-premise systems to a cost effective and secure hosted cloud solution. We can work with you to help decide what’s best for your business, for now and as you evolve over time.

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