We manage the hosting and security for companies of all sizes - including Fortune 100's and Government Organizations (NASA for 11+ years). With 20 years in the CMS space (building our own in 2003) and becoming certified experts in others through out the years - we feel compelled to share thoughts on SAAS Cloud-based CMS products vs on premise hosting.

Using a SaaS cloud CMS product can offer several advantages over an on-premise hosted solution when it comes to version and security updates. Here are a few reasons why:

Automatic updates: With a SaaS cloud product, the vendor is responsible for ensuring that the software is always up to date with the latest version and security patches. This means that you don't have to worry about manually updating the software yourself, which can be time-consuming and error-prone.

Scalability: SaaS cloud products can often scale quickly and easily, allowing you to add new users or features as needed. This can be much more difficult with an on-premise solution, which may require additional hardware or software installations to accommodate growth.

Cost: SaaS cloud products are typically offered on a subscription basis, which can be more cost-effective than investing in hardware and software licenses for an on-premise solution. Additionally, the cost of maintaining and updating an on-premise solution can be significant over time.

Security: SaaS cloud products are often built with security in mind, and vendors typically invest heavily in keeping their software secure. This can provide a level of security that may be difficult to achieve with an on-premise solution, especially for smaller organizations that may not have the resources to invest in robust security measures.

Of course, there may be reasons why an on-premise solution makes more sense for your organization. For example, if you have specific security requirements that cannot be met by a cloud-based solution, or if you have legacy systems that need to be integrated with the software. Ultimately, the decision to use a SaaS cloud product vs an on-premise hosted solution will depend on your specific needs and requirements.

Interested in exploring cloud based on hosting options or learning more about SAAS based CMS products, like Umbraco? - reach out and let's chat.