The Malta Gaming Authority mandates iGaming companies who would like to run under its license to have, as a minimum, a copy of their live transactional database hosted in Malta. On the other hand, a growing number of gaming companies are also opting to host more infrastructure in Malta to increase their economic substance presence on the island for tax purposes.
Irrespective of the way you look at it, partnering with a reliable hosting provider is key for the successful running of your online gaming business.
When it comes to regulatory hosting in Malta, there are several options to choose from, including public cloud hosting, Virtual Private Servers, and dedicated infrastructure leasing. Melita Business can help businesses determine the best hosting option for their specific needs and budget.
Cloud hosting involves distributing resources across a network of servers and accessing them over the internet. This can be a convenient and cost-effective option for businesses that have unpredictable or fluctuating resource needs, as they only pay for the resources they use. Cloud hosting is also known for its scalability, allowing businesses to easily adjust their resources as needed. However, public cloud hosting may not offer the same level of security or performance as other options, and it requires a certain level of technical expertise to set up and manage.
VPS hosting involves dividing a number of physical servers into multiple virtual servers, each with its own operating system and resources. This can be a good option for businesses that need higher levels of security and performance, as well as the ability to customize the virtual environment. VPS hosting also offers a higher level of resource predictability compared to cloud hosting. However, VPS hosting may not be as flexible or scalable as cloud hosting.
Dedicated infrastructure leasing involves a business renting physical servers and having exclusive use of its resources. This can provide the highest levels of security, performance, and customization, but it is generally the most expensive option and may not be as flexible as cloud or VPS hosting. Dedicated server leasing is a good option for businesses that require a high level of control over their IT infrastructure and are willing to pay a premium for the added benefits.
In addition to these options, co-location is another hosting option to consider. Co-location involves a business renting space for its servers and IT equipment within a data centre. This can be a convenient and cost-effective option for businesses that want to outsource the management and maintenance of their IT infrastructure. Co-location facilities often offer high-speed internet, a secure network, the ability to scale up or down as needed, and 24/7 monitoring and support.
In conclusion, the best hosting option for a business will depend on its specific needs, budget, and level of technical expertise. Melita Business can assist businesses in determining the best hosting option for their needs and help them set up and manage their hosting environment. It is important to carefully consider the pros and cons of each option before deciding.
Should you like to learn more, schedule a meeting with one of our technical experts during ICE. The Melita Business team will be exhibiting on stand N7-452.