A managed IT service that small businesses use instead of having an server located on-premises. A hosted small business server is provided by a managed service provider (MSP) on an as-needed basis. Small business employees use a remote desktop connection to access the server. Some small businesses choose a hosted server, as the provider is responsible for all data backup, security, migrating to newer server software versions, maintaining the hardware and also providing technical support to the small business.
See also small business server.
Webopedia Small Business Server Q&A Slideshows
1) Do I Need More Than One Server?
2) Does Your Business really Need a Server?
3) How Much Will a Server Cost?