Choosing the Right Web Hosting for Your Growth: Managed vs DIY – Top 5 Considerations


Every business needs a website.

Most rely on it to drive their growth – from capturing traffic to generating sales.

Creating a website is one part, but hosting is another ball game.

There’s two options:

• Managed Hosting
• DIY Hosting

Here’s 5 things you need to consider before deciding which hosting strategy is best for you.

1. Expertise

You’ll have peace of mind with tasks like server setup to security patches taken care of. More time to focus on your business.

You need technical expertise and know-how to have full control over your website for tasks like server maintenance. Less time working on the business, more time working in it.

2. Cost

Often more expensive in the short term, but more effective in the long term. In-house technical expertise is not required.

Cheaper in the short-term, but expensive in the long term. Hidden costs include hiring IT personnel and handling security breaches.

3. Security

Services include robust security measures and proactive monitoring. Around the clock security.

Security is in your hands with DIY hosting, which can be a double-edged sword – your site’s safety depends on your expertise.

4. Scalability

Handles scalability with ease. Services to make sure your website can handle growth and traffic spikes.

Can be challenging. Requires careful planning and expertise to avoid performance bottlenecks.

5. Support and Troubleshooting

Robust customer support, typically 24/7, with experts ready to respond. Huge time saver and reduces the impact of any problems.

Speed and effectiveness of issue resolution depends on your expertise and availability. A significant pain-point during emergencies.

Managed or DIY hosting depends on your technical knowledge, budget, and how-much control and peace of mind you seek.

Managed hosting takes care of everything, allowing you to focus on the needle-moving tasks in your business. DIY hosting allows you to take full control but also demands significant technical involvement.

There’s pros and cons to both.

Use them to make the right decision for your business – if you need any help deciding, let me know.