The internet has worked its way into almost every part of life. We use the internet for our maps, for shopping lists, for meeting the loves of our lives’ and for keeping up with Grandma, among millions of other things. So much of everyday life is centered around the internet. From keeping up with potential clients to deciding what to watch later in the evening with friends. Users of the internet have come to expect a level of reliability on the internet and have even started demanding it.
When companies decide to build a website for their business, they must decide how they want their online applications to be hosted. Do they want to purchase, operate and maintain their own servers or do they want to use a hosting service to take care of all of that for them? Most of the time, companies choose the latter option since it is both easier, and most of the time more economically viable. After decided they want to host their website on remote servers, the company then must decide whose remote servers to use.
Depending on the size of the company and the popularity of the services they offer via the internet, the amount of server space they need and the ramifications from an inability to provide their service to customers can vary widely. However, most companies do not build websites or intricate web applications to have people not be able to access them. Having server hosting that is reliable with a minimum amount of downtime is absolutely imperative.