The needs of a business may require for a total control of the business’ website. The business operation cannot allow for unexpected downtime or be constrained by what is available in the hosting’s web server.
This is where the unmanaged web hosting offering comes in. There is a dedicated administrator to oversee the proper operation of your website. The web hosting company will not be responsible for the regular administration of the web server in the unmanaged web hosting service. This kind of administration which is present in a managed hosting service is missing in an unmanaged hosting offering. In this arrangement, you must have your own dedicated IT person to perform this task.
The unmanaged hosting services is often used in the development of real time fast response systems such as geographical weather analysis, oil mining and engineering and the entertainment applications. The amount of customization both in software and hardware is so different and it does not fit in any other model of hosting. The add-on software that is required could be proprietary and there could be a business-required attached hardware peripherals as well.
Many web hosting servers are already configured for this kind of web hosting model. However, If the web hosting’s specification is not enough, the customer can choose to add additional resources like hard disk or software add-ons. Each configuration is surely unique to fit and reflect the business requirements. The unmanaged web hosting service is not for small businesses which are better of with a managed hosting service instead of the unmanaged to relieved them from the additional task of administration.
There is a cost incurred in the unmanaged web hosting service due to the constant software and hardware upgrades which is performed by the assigned IT staff paid by your business. The correct planning and technical knowledge is the best strategy wither to go for a managed versus the unmanaged web hosting service. The greatest benefit is achieved if the business requirements is empowered by the matching web hosting model wither it be managed or unmanaged.