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When choosing hosting solution for your WCMS it often comes down to a choice between an on-premise or cloud-based solution. So what are the main arguments for each solution?
If we first put the question, what’s the difference? The question is justified, and the answer is a lot simpler than you think. On-premise software is installed locally to an on-site computer or server. This means you purchase the actual software and manually install it.
A cloud-based WCMS, however, operates on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud-computing model, which basically means that the software is hosted in a datacenter somewhere on multiple servers sharing computing resources, and is usually accessed through a web interface of some sort.
So, when it comes down to it, which is most suitable for your business? There are a few reasons why you may, or may not want to ‘deploy to the cloud’. To begin with, let’s look at the pros offered by on premise WCMS solutions.
So for some, on-premise may still be the best solution when it comes to choosing where to host a WCMS. The primary benefit is of course that the company retains control over all of its IT assets and security.
Over the past year, many companies have referred security as the main barrier to using cloud services but this is much less relevant today. In fact, some experts believe that cloud services are much safer when it comes to data security. However, compliance is something that will need to be looked carefully at when choosing a provider.
Contact us at Zooma when you want to know more about how to choose the right model for your business!