At Aspen Digital, we offer website and app hosting to our clients through our preferred cloud service providers. We white label their services and offer you a single point of contact for overall server administration. They provide 24/7 support for after hours, nightly backups, hardware and network redundancy, etc.
Alternatively, if you'd like to consider other options for managed hosting, here's a few we'd recommend:
And if your IT staff has the bandwidth to manage servers themselves, we're happy to work with dedicated servers or cloud providers such as:
When working with a 3rd party server, we request SSH (shell) access so that we can deploy changes directly from the project's code repository. That said, if FTP access is the best you can do, we can work with that too.
Hacks and security breaches will be a potential risk using any vendor, but we've found having direct access to your server allows us to help mitigate issues more easily than relying on a 3rd-party admin.