What are hosted applications?

man using a hosted application on a tablet

Their name sums up exactly what they are: applications that are hosted. End-users experience applications through their web browsers as they would with desktop applications. What this hosting does is make the application available from a remote cloud infrastructure that is accessed through the internet.

With Hosted Applications comes the ability to adopt strategies such as Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) allowing workers to access their applications anywhere. With this being a major advantage for businesses, it’s also important to know the other benefits of Hosted Applications:



As application hosting removes the need for licensing and installing software on each individual device, this leaves end-users hassle free with set up taken care of by your cloud service provider. In addition to this, updates are carried out automatically and simultaneously.


All data can be accessed on any device with only the need of Wi-Fi. Businesses can seamlessly transition the applications they use every day to the cloud allowing employees to continue to use the applications they are familiar with.


Applications are not stored on one hard drive like they typically would be. This means you can log on to access your applications anywhere- allowing for mobile working and an increase in productivity.


A reason why people are reluctant to adopt new technology is due to the lack of knowledge in-house IT staff have. This can result in underutilization of the solution. With hosted applications, cloud service providers are well equipped with professional services teams who are on stand-by to share their expertise and experience to help ensure you’re getting the most out of hosting your apps.

5)   COST

Traditionally implementing software can result in a huge chunk of IT budget spent on hardware, licensing, and ongoing maintenance costs. Hosted software solutions are available with subscription-based pricing- giving businesses the ability to scale up or down if staff numbers change.

In addition to hosting the software solution, cloud service providers can also help you streamline the implementation of an application. At Atlas Cloud, we have experience of leading implementations from the very simple to the complex.

If you’re interested in hosting your applications in the cloud, do not hesitate to contact us.

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