There’s no predicting what the future will hold and sometimes we have to be flexible with our work. This is why we’ve put together an amazing flexible service for our customers, offering short term managed servers available at a moment’s notice. But why might you need this? Well, imagine for a moment, it’s around 2pm on a Sunday and you have a site that you want to launch at 9am the next morning. You’ll need a reliable server to back this up but who do you turn to?

You might not have time to arrange a long term server agreement or you might not want to sign such an important contract in a rush. Well, a flexible server from catalyst2 can ensure that you can still get your site up and running without worrying about the long term management of your online presence. What’s important is your site gets up and running, you can sort everything else at a later date.

Welcome to catalyst2

We are one of the most trusted names in UK web hosting, the people to turn to for your behind the scene support. We’re really proud of the reputation that we’ve built ourselves over the more than two decades that we’ve been working. We have thousands of happy clients who are willing to trust us with their website and email hosting and we can’t wait to extend our amazing services to you as well.

Whether you’re looking for a company who can offer you reliable managed servers month after month, exceptional email hosting that will level up your business, or a team who can support you behind the scenes, you’ll appreciate our team at catalyst2. We meet our clients on their own terms, offering them the support and solutions that they actually need, there’s no upselling with our team. We’re here to help, to get things done for you with minimal fuss and to be available when you need us. Our flexible server is just one of the many ways that we work to make our client’s lives easier, so read on to find out more about it.

What is a Flexible Server?

A flexible server offers you all the benefits of a fully managed server but with significantly more granular control and flexibility over the database management functions and configuration settings. This is particularly useful for those looking for a short term server solution because it offers an opportunity to stop/start your server, which is something that we will discuss more later in this post. It is the ideal solution for those that don’t need a full computer capacity all the time and those who want more control and flexibility for their web hosting. 

Why Choose a Short Term Managed or Flexible Server?

For more than a decade, we have been trusted to manage hundreds of mission critical applications. So, if you’re looking for the utmost flexibility and round-the-clock availability, then look no further than this server, which comes with our full support. We can assist you with design, with implementation and with ongoing support, so you can focus on other parts of your business and web presence. Our knowledge and experience is second to none, built on more than two decades of working in the industry, so you can rely on us to know what we’re doing and to keep your hosting thriving, tailored to your specific needs and requirements.

What are the Benefits of Using A Flexible Server?

  • Quick Set-Up Time

One of the real benefits of these flexible servers is the flexible service that comes with it. We can offer you a really easy set up, so you don’t have to worry about being late for your launch. We can set up the entire configuration in a matter of hours. It doesn’t matter what requirements you might have for your hosting and your server or what software you might want to use. We’re committed to working with both speed and accuracy, so you can work to all of your targets. So, if it is 2pm on a Sunday, we really can have you set up and ready to launch by 9am the following morning. 

  • 24 Hour Monitoring

Part of the reason that our service is so brilliant is the attention that we pay to our servers. A problem can arise at any time and we make sure that we don’t miss anything by monitoring our servers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Any alerts that might occur during this time will be sent directly to one of our excellent engineers, who will investigate further. So, if something does arise, then we will be more than ready to handle whatever might be going on and we’ll catch it quick enough that it will be easy to fix.

  • Short Term Contracts

Like we said earlier, sometimes you’ll need the help of a web host but will be reluctant to sign a long term contract. We wouldn’t want you to find yourself stuck in a long term contract that you’re not happy with for one reason or another, which is why we’ve created our flexible server contracts to be, well, flexible. The shortest period of time that you can contract these servers for is one week but it can be extended for as long as you like if you find that you enjoy our servers. This flexibility is so important to so many of our customers and we are committed to make sure that it works for you as well.

  • You have a Stop Start Control

Jumping from the previous point, flexible servers are useful because they offer you more control over the total cost of ownership. Servers can be expensive but our flexible server allows you to limit the cost by stopping and starting the service on demand. This means that you can stop using the server during low demand periods of time and turn it back on when you need it for your production workload. When you stop the server, you won’t be charged, which can lead to significant savings during the development and testing phases of your website. Of course, when you start your server again, you’ll be charged for our services but you won’t end up paying more because you won’t be starting a new contract.

  • Provide All Security Upgrades

Flexibility doesn’t mean that we don’t offer the same committed service that we offer to all of our managed servers. We provide our flexible server clients with the same security updates and care that our other clients get, so you can really make the most of your server. You can work with complete confidence, knowing that you have the very best security available to you, protecting you from malicious attacks and accidental incidents. 

Want to Find out More?

So, if you need the help of our flexible servers, no matter how long you might need it for, then feel free to get in touch with our team today. We will be happy to help, to answer any questions that you might have and to have you set up and working in no time at all.