CWCS Managed Hosting prides itself on providing enterprise-class managed hosting services. Recently we commissioned a study to ask senior IT professionals what they consider to be the most important factors in the purchasing of a hosting solution.
What did we find?
The independent study, completed on behalf of CWCS Managed Hosting reveals that around half (50.96% to be precise) of senior IT decision makers consider reliability and uptime to be the most important aspects of a hosted solution. Additionally, nearly a quarter (22.12%) consider security to be the most important aspect.
Is this shocking and breakthrough information? No, not exactly. Reliability and security are the key foundations of our business.
One of the most surprising outcomes of this survey revealed that price was actually a small factor in choosing a hosting solution. In fact, only 7.69% of the 100 senior IT decision makers asked said that pricing was the most important aspect of a hosting solution. On the contrary, some in the industry would consider price to have an overwhelming majority in this instance. Either way, we believe the prices we charge reflect the quality of our products and services while offering value for money.
CWCS Managed Hosting – Supreme Hosting. Supreme Support.
CWCS is a hosting provider that provides great reliability and uptime. This research confirms that purchasers and users consider these factors extremely important and directly correlates with CWCS’s offerings. CWCS Managed Hosting takes pride its efforts to provide supreme support and service to its customers.
Amongst other accolades and accreditations, CWCS is an ISO 27001 certified hosting provider. Through introducing extensive physical and cyber processes we go out of our way to ensure that all data held on our servers is safe.
However, we think it is also the case that reliability is now taken for granted, rather than something actively sought out. That’s why nearly 50% of people who responded to the survey actually rated other factors, such as security and scalability, as most important.
As you may know, your hosting solution keeps your website, applications, databases and therefore your business running. Any downtime, failures or security compromises could result in a loss of sales and profit. That’s why it’s always important to take care when selecting your hosting provider.
What to Consider When Purchasing Hosting
For smaller companies with smaller budgets, price may prove to be a larger factor in the final decision. But there are more important issues to consider first.
- Make sure the Service Level Agreement (SLA) meets your needs and is not misleading.
- Ensure the reliability of the service is sufficient.
- Check the hosting solutions specifications meet your requirements – what support and management options are available?
- Keep in mind the scalability of the solution for your potential future requirements.
- Is your data secure? Find out what security measures are in place to keep your data safe. ISO 27001 accreditation is a good indicator of high security levels Do you need to add more security?
So, you may find yourself asking a great deal of questions when it comes to choosing your next hosting partner – that’s good! CWCS Managed Hosting provide a comprehensive range of hosting solutions and can customise any solution to meet your exact needs and requirements.
CWCS Managed Hosting surveyed over 100 senior IT decision makers in the UK about their attitudes to hosted services. As part of this research, the question ‘What is the most important aspect of a hosting solution’ was posed. The answers were as follows:
Flexibility and scalability: 15.38%