Why We Only Host QuickBooks on Dedicated Servers

We host QuickBooks on dedicated servers because they ensure the best security, highest level of customization and greatest overall system performance. How? Unlike shared server hosting, dedicated server hosting doesn’t share resources – like bandwidth, storage, memory – with other companies. This lets you build out your environment with the resources, applications and software you need to efficiently do your job.

With us, dedicated servers are also great because they’ll grow with you. As your business changes, you can:

  • Upgrade your QuickBooks software and buy extra QuickBooks user licenses
  • Scale up (or back) your resources
  • Integrate additional cloud-compatible apps or tools
  • Add another security step at login with 2-Factor Authentication

These adjustments are easy for our engineers to make – all you have to do is reach out, let them know how they can help your business and they’ll handle the rest.

At Summit Hosting, we maintain high standards for our QuickBooks cloud hosting. We exclusively use industry-leading technologies from Point A to Point B; and we frequently test new tech to ensure we’re providing the best services to our community of users. Through our studies, like comparing shared servers vs dedicated servers, we’ve found that dedicated servers are the only environments to consistently meet our expectations for cloud hosting quality and performance.

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QuickBooks Hosting vs QuickBooks Online

Although they sound similar, QuickBooks hosting and QuickBooks Online are pretty different services.

QuickBooks hosting lets you access your QuickBooks software from a cloud server, where all of your data and files are safely stored and operated. With a unique username and password, you can login to your remote desktop from anywhere, access your data and use the software just like you would from a local desktop.

QuickBooks Online, on the other hand, is a cloud-based product created and managed solely by Intuit, the maker of QuickBooks. This software is accessed by logging in using a web browser and only supports QuickBooks Online, meaning QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise are not compatible. This cloud-based version also offers a different user experience and overall features than what you may be used to in the desktop version.

All in all, if you want the features of a QuickBooks Desktop with the benefits of a cloud dedicated server at an affordable price, hosting QuickBooks with us is the way to go.


QuickBooks Products Hosted by Summit

Summit Hosting can provide QuickBooks online hosting of your organization’s preferred software version. We’ve got you covered from QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks Premier to QuickBooks Enterprise and QuickBooks Accountant.

We can also integrate virtually any related accounting applications you need to help your business. Some of our most popular QuickBooks applications include:

What Is QuickBooks Hosting?

To make a long story short: QuickBooks hosting lets you access your Intuit QuickBooks software remotely from a server using the internet. QuickBooks hosting doesn’t tie you down to just one computer like the original QuickBooks Desktop – instead, it gives you 24/7 access to your data wherever you are.

To make a short story long: The term QuickBooks hosting, also known as QuickBooks cloud hosting or hosted QuickBooks, refers to when licensed copies of the QuickBooks Desktop version are installed on servers. These servers are accessible by users via a remote desktop. QuickBooks cloud hosting providers, like Summit Hosting, allow authorized PC and Mac users to safely access their accounting software on their own secure virtual desktop from anywhere as long as there’s an internet connection.

With Summit Hosting, you can also easily buy additional user licenses, upgrade to the newest version of QuickBooks, add extra storage and integrate the applications you need, all in one place.

Benefits of QuickBooks Hosting with Summit

Why should you use Summit Hosting as your hosted QuickBooks provider in the United States or Canada? We could go on about why we’re the best, but we’ll save you some time.

Upgrades and Additional Licenses Available Directly Through Summit Hosting

Here are a few of the top benefits of choosing us for QuickBooks hosted solutions:

  • Industry Best Experience: In our 10+ years hosting QuickBooks, there’s no challenge we haven’t seen… and solved.
  • No Sharing: We only provide dedicated servers, meaning you’ll never share space on your server with another company and always experience the fastest speed.
  • Low Costs, No Surprises: Our users pay one low monthly fee with no hidden costs.
  • Upgrade Here: Buy additional user licenses and upgrade to the newest version of QuickBooks easily through Summit Hosting.
  • Around the Clock Support: Ever have an issue? Never wait on hold. We’re ready to help 24/7 via direct chat with our U.S.-based specialists. (Psst.. They’re humans, not bots.)
  • We’re Compatible: Apple, Windows, smartphone? Our service works perfectly no matter what platform you use.

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FAQs

- Will Hosted QuickBooks work like my QuickBooks Desktop?

Will Hosted QuickBooks work like my QuickBooks Desktop?

- Should I use my QuickBooks license or lease?

At the end of the day, it’s completely up to what makes the most sense for your business. If you purchase a QuickBooks license, you’ll only have to pay one flat fee to own that specific license. If you lease your software, however, you’ll pay a low monthly fee just like you would if you leased a car.

- I have a Mac and the rest of my company uses all kinds of devices. Will QuickBooks hosting work for all of us?

Absolutely! Our hosting works on Macs, PCs and any other device you may use. As long as you’re online, you can access your data. If you’re using an IOS device, all you need to do is download the Microsoft Remote Desktop Application from the Apple App Store. You can find this application by clicking here.

- If I host with Summit Hosting, how will I access QuickBooks?

It’s super easy. To access QuickBooks, you’ll just login to your remote desktop, launch your software by double clicking the application and start working just like you would normally on a desktop version.

- How long will it take for my dedicated server to be setup by Summit Hosting?

It only takes our engineers 24 - 48 hours to get your server up and running.


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