We are living in a digital age where most of the work is getting done by software and more and more tasks will be automated with the help of software in the near future. [Info] In computer science and software engineering, computer software is all information processed by computer systems, programs and data. We have now multiple options and choices for any solution which we can think of. As a chief software developer in Ajoft- A custom software development company we often come across clients questions whether to go for a hosted software development or self hosted standalone software development
The question is quite broad and there is no straight forward answer to this question. Also the answer differs for clients and customers and also depends on the nature of the solution being offered. I am trying to throw some lights on this questions which are generally my personal comments and should be thought of as official voice of Ajoft.com .
Basically self hosted software and third party cloud hosted SAAS software, both have their own advantages and disadvantages. And deciding which to choose mainly depends on your vision, your projections, goals and your budget.
For any problem you can opt for any solution, but i would vouch for self hosted solution. Let me explain why?
Benefits of using third party cloud solution
- Good Customer Service
- Fully managed services
- Affordable pricing options
- No technical tensions
Disadvantages of using third party cloud solution
- Features constraint: You have to use the features which they provide, you cannot customize it as per your need
- No Customization Option:
- Partial Data Control:
Advantages of using Self hosted solution:
- Total control
- Data security
- Enhanced flexibility
- Customization Possible
Disadvantages of using self hosted solution:
- Little technical knowledge is advised
Although i have listed only comprehensive details, i personally like to go with self hosted solution. I understand that this can require a bit of extra overload on the finances and management but that is totally worth it. Self hosted solution provides you total control of your data, you can do whatever you want with your data. Since you have all the codes and files, you get full flexibility and you can enhance your software at any point of time. Taking into point all these factors, i would recommend you to opt for self hosted solution, if possible for you.