Switch provides the CardUpdatr application in two distinct ways, either on a Shared hosting service or on a Dedicated hosting service. Every institution is different and has different needs. In this blog, we’re going to help you decide which service option suits your company’s needs.
The Shared hosting service provides a lower cost option for customers with low volume needs or one-time card replacement/ issuance needs. In this option, the platform underlying your CardUpdatr app also hosts other organizations. By sharing the hosting service, the operating costs are lowered and the resulting cost savings are passed along to you, the customer.
The Dedicated hosting service is purpose-built, deployed, and operated exclusively for your institution and cardholders. While the Dedicated hosting service option is more expensive, it does provide exclusive use of the platform’s capacity which in some cases may better meet your needs.
So, regardless of your requirements, Switch has you covered with options that fit your needs.
Deciding What’s Right for You
How do you know what hosting service option (Shared or Dedicated) is right for you?
Your best option is the Shared hosting service if:
- Your business requirements allow for shared resources.
- You don’t plan on having a high volume of traffic.
- You’re working with a limited budget.
On the other hand, the Dedicated hosting service might be your best option if:
- You plan on receiving a high volume of traffic.
- Your business requires dedicated hosting.
- Your budget allows for the higher cost of the Dedicated hosting.
You will need to decide between shared and dedicated hosting services before launching your branded CardUpdatr application. While there are several factors in play, your decision will ultimately come down to your budget and business requirements.
Breaking it down…