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You need to get as much value out of your resources as possible.
After all, every dollar you don’t spend on IT-related expenses is a dollar you can use to address other needs, and we’re sure there’s a lot more than IT on your mind when it comes to running your business.
Switching over from on-site servers to hosted servers will allow you to drastically reduce your IT expenses, freeing up funds for you to spend elsewhere.
The Cost of Owning Your Own Servers
Buying your own servers would cost you thousands of dollars upfront, if not tens of thousands.
And that’s not even the biggest expense associated with on-site servers, as you’ll never stop paying for all the electricity and maintenance it takes to keep that equipment running.
Hosted servers allow you to remotely access someone else’s servers instead of using your own, so those upfront and ongoing costs are someone else’s problem. All you have to put up with is a much more affordable access fee.
Scale Up and Scale Down to Easily Meet Your Ever-Changing Needs
Hosted servers are more affordable, and they’re more flexible, too.
What happens if business picks up without warning and your equipment can’t handle it? Go the on-site route and you’ll have to invest a lot of money in your own infrastructure, and then you’ll have to wait for it to be set up and configured.
And then what happens if business slows down soon after you invest in more on-site servers? Until things pick back up, you’ll have just put down a lot of money for something you don’t even need. It’s difficult to both satisfy your budget and also strike the right balance between too much capability and not enough.
With hosted servers you’re tapping into a pool of unlimited resources, and scaling up or down is as easy as clicking a button. You never have to pay for more power than you need, and you don’t have to wait around for something to be delivered and installed if you suddenly see more traffic.