Nowadays, having a server for business is a must-have solution. You can host a site, mail, or even a personal file server like Dropbox. But how much does a server cost for a small business? In this article, I will describe how much it costs to set up, maintain and monitor small a business server and how to keep it stable and working round the clock.

Initial Server Cost For A Small Business

First of all, you should consider which type of server you should buy for your needs. There are:
- Cloud servers
- VPS servers
- Dedicated servers

Small business server

So what kind of server suits your needs? 80% of our customers host one or several small sites on their servers. If this is your story, I recommend purchasing a VPS server from DigitalOcean or AWS Lightsail. In our article, you can check detailed reviews of these alternatives and options comparison. The budget for such a small server would be from $10 to $50 per month.

Small business server with some loads

If your business has over several sites, you have a pretty good flow of visitors per day, or you host websites for your customers - it is better to consider using Dedicated Server from Hetzner or OVH. It is a perfect solution that will cost you from $50 to $150 depending on your needs.

You can always request a quote from us if you are not sure what server will work for you and which size to select. ITsyndicate team will estimate monthly costs for your business server based on visitors, load and your growth.

After you already have an idea of which server works for you, you should consider software installation, configuration, and deployment of your site or application on it. You can do it on your own or hire someone for this job. Usually, it takes around 10 hours to install and configure everything on your server. The regular rate for this type of situation is $50 per hour.

With our proactive server management service you can forgot about all server side works and be sure that our engineer will keep an eye on your infrastructure. Our team will install and configure software on your server and make your site working on it.

So how much does a server cost for a small business in terms of initial setup? The minimal initial budget for the small business server will be around $200:
- Hosting: $10 - $150
- Setup and Configuration: $120 - $500

Recurring Server Cost For A Small Business

Besides monthly hosting costs $10 - $150, you will have server management expenditures. You can find the answer to the question: "Why do you need someone to manage and maintain your server monthly?" in one of our recent articles. But in general, 3 - 5 hours per month is more than enough to keep the server working, which will cost you about $200 per month.

So how much does a server cost for a small business in terms of monthly management and maintenance? The minimal recurring budget for a small business server will be around $50:
- Hosting: $10 - $150
- Monitoring and Maintenance: depend on your needs and wants.


Cost for a small business starts from $60 per month and setup from $200. It is not a huge amount of money to expand your services and business online and gain more customers and their money ;)
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