You can achieve many benefits by using a hosting company, from cost reduction to spreading payments for the service on a monthly or quarterly basis. This can make a considerable difference to your overheads as your organisation won’t need to make one major capital outlay. For example, rather than having to spend £5,000 on a server and software, the hosting company pays for all necessary hardware and software and then splits the services cost over an agreed period.
Furthermore, the hosting company will employ experts that will resolve any issues and problems that occur and support all your requirements 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For most companies to achieve such a high level of service in house would prove too costly. Hosting companies allow organisations to share not only their resources but also servers, storage, firewalls load balancing equipment and bandwidth that can greatly increase service levels and efficiencies to their customers.