The VoIP or the Voice over Internet Protocol solutions are taking the world by storm they are becoming a favourite option for many businesses in making life and business run easier. When choosing between different VoIP packages, a lot of people struggle with deciding between hosted or on-premises VoIP solutions. We decided to dedicate a blog post to this topic so keep reading as we demystify the difference between the two solutions and the pros and cons of each.
Hosted VoIP solutions
Hosted VoIP solution is a VoIP option that ensures that your provider will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the VoIP system and that the entire system runs independently, with no equipment needed. The hosted solution gives you the chance to store everything on a cloud and let the provider deal with all of the nuances of maintenance.
The hosted solution tends to be slightly cheaper and does not require much investment in terms of equipment and the provider will handle every upgrade of the system, so you don’t have to.
If you’re thinking of growing your business, hosted VoIP solution is easier to manage and upgrade as your business is expanding.
On-premises VoIP solution
On-premises VoIP deployment is a system that will be located and stored in a location that you choose, meaning that it will exist outside of a cloud system that we already mentioned. This gives you the benefits of being in full control of the system.
This solution is a bit more expensive than the hosted option, but it is still cheaper than regular telephone landlines. The provider will charge you for on-premises installation of the system and a monthly maintenance fee.
Which one do I choose?
This is truly a matter of personal preferences with some price aspects to keep in mind. If you prefer to have total control over the system, then the on-premises option seems like an obvious choice, if you don’t want to be bothered with the equipment and maintenance, a hosted solution will be a great alternative.
Choosing one of these two options is honestly a matter of personal preferences and saving costs. If you are not into dealing with logistics, monthly fees, and equipment lying around your office, the hosted VoIP is perfect for you, however, if you prefer to have control over every aspect of your business then on-premises VoIP is what you’re looking for. Southeastern Telecommunication Services can help. Contact us today so we can set it up for you.