eOfficeMgr Puts You in Control of Your Hosting Cost!
In our on-going effort to bring you efficient, low-cost hosting services, eOfficeMgr now introduces our On-Demand Computing service. This service enables you to have tremendous control over how much you pay for hosting services.
Four factors make this possible:
1. You have exclusive use of a server dedicated to your organization.
2. We track the type and amount of resources used by your dedicated server.
3. When the server is shutdown, you are not charged for compute resources, i.e., processor and memory.
4. You control when your server is shutdown.
Here’s an example of how this works.
The On-Demand Computing service tracks compute and storage resources separately. A typical server might have compute resources of 2 processor cores and 3.5GB of memory. Storage resources would consist of a 135GB disk. When you shut down your server, the processor and memory can be used by a different server. So you don’t pay for them while you’re not using them.
The price for compute resources for our example server about is $0.45/hr. That’s right, just 45¢/hr.! It adds up though. There are 744 hours in a 31-day month so the maximum charge for a month would be $334.80. But if your server is on only 8 hours/day during the work week, that’s only about 172 hours a month. Then your cost for compute resources would be only $77.40.
What about storage costs? The charge for storage is $0.25/GB/mo. Let’s say you use 50GB of your disk. Even though the total amount of disk space available to you in our example is 135GB, you’re only using 50GB so your charge for storage resources would be $12.50.
The final variable part of the equation is the number of users. The charge for each user who may access the server is $37.45/mo. You can add as many users as you want. In addition, we install Microsoft Backup and Antimalware on all servers.
So, what’s the monthly total for our example hosting service?
2 cores, 3.5GB memory, 135GB drive
Backup and Anti-virus
*Actual charges will vary with the number of hours the server is not in a deallocated state and the actual amount of data stored on all disks.
In our example, the maximum charge for compute resources would be $334.80. But if you run the server only 8 hours/day during a normal work week, the charge could be as little as $77.40, a 77% discount!
You’re in control!
Technical Support – eOfficeMgr provisions the server with your choice of Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft Backup and Antimalware. Prices above include basic support: automatic updates, restarts and performance monitoring. eOfficeMgr will provide as much additional support in managing your server as you want. We can add users, change security policies, install and update applications, provide application support, etc. Additional support will be charged at the current rate, which is now $33.75/qtr. hr. with a $13.50/request minimum.
Server configuration – eOfficeMgr will recommend an initial server configuration. If you decide within the first 90 days that you would like a different configuration, e.g., more cores or more memory, we will make the change free of charge. A change in compute resources will result in a change in your monthly charge for those resources. Changes after 90 days will be charged at the then current technical support rate.
Server access and management – You may access your server using Remote Desktop Connection (RDC). RDC is already installed on all Microsoft operating systems. Apple users must download that program from the Apple store. Your primary user will be included in the server Administrators group so you have complete control over your server configuration and maintenance.
Data storage – All data is stored in 3 places in each of 2 geographically distant data centers.
Server location – The server will be located in a data center in the same geographic region that you are in to improve performance.
Scheduled - eOfficeMgr will set a schedule of your choice for the hours you want the server to be running, e.g., 9:00AM – 5:00PM, M - F. While the server is running you incur compute and storage charges whether anyone is logged on or not. While the server is not running you do not incur compute charges, only storage charges. If you want to run the server off schedule for some reason or you want to change the schedule, you’ll have to submit a support request to eOfficeMgr to do that for you. This option is recommended for most organizations.
On-Demand - This option provides you with the ability to turn the server on and off whenever you choose. You can also set up and change a schedule. You incur compute charges only while the server is running. You may combine the Scheduled and On-Demand options. This is recommended for organizations that must occasionally work weekends. This option costs an additional $25/mo.
Always On – This option leaves the server running all the time, 24/7/365. It is recommended only for organizations that need server access around the clock, seven days a week.