FIRSTLINK

Take Control of Your Small Business Accounting with Hosted QuickBooks Desktop

Why Choose FirstLink QuickBooks Hosting

  • Reduced IT Costs
  • Work From Anywhere Anytime
  • Dedicated Redundant Servers
  • Enhanced Bank-Level Security
  • Easy Upgrades and Integrations
  • Better Performance with Real-time Collaboration

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Tailor Made QuickBooks Desktop Hosting Solution in the Cloud

Bid farewell to maintaining your QuickBooks hardware locally and keep QuickBooks on your desktop, all while streamlining your financial operations and boosting team productivity. FirstLink QuickBooks Desktop Hosting specializes in data security, threat analysis, and enterprise-level network protection on managed cloud servers, ensuring the safety of your information. With state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated server maintenance team, FirstLink is committed to delivering the best-hosted QuickBooks experience.

All Packages Include:

  • 99.9% Uptime
  • VPN Access and Firewall
  • Windows licensing
  • Server Health Monitoring
  • Phone Support
Basics
$189.95 per month1 User
$735. per user/mo2-3 Users
$1335. per user/mo4 or More Users
99% Uptime
1 User
2-3 Users
4 or More Users
99% Uptime
VPN Access & Firewall
Window Licensing
Server Health Monitoring
Phone Support
Single IP
Firewall
Shared
Dedicated
Dedicated
VPN
Shared
Dedicated
Dedicated
# of Core Processors
1
4
8
Memory Capacity
2
16
32
Disk Space
20
80
160
Domain Controller
1 User$189.95 per monthSee all features
99% Uptime
1 User
99% Uptime
VPN Access & Firewall
Window Licensing
Server Health Monitoring
Phone Support
Single IP
Firewall
Shared
VPN
Shared
# of Core Processors
1
Memory Capacity
2
Disk Space
20
Domain Controller
2-3 Users$735. per user/moSee all features
99% Uptime
1 User
99% Uptime
VPN Access & Firewall
Window Licensing
Server Health Monitoring
Phone Support
Single IP
Firewall
Shared
VPN
Shared
# of Core Processors
1
Memory Capacity
2
Disk Space
20
Domain Controller
4 or More Users$1335. per user/moSee all features
99% Uptime
1 User
99% Uptime
VPN Access & Firewall
Window Licensing
Server Health Monitoring
Phone Support
Single IP
Firewall
Shared
VPN
Shared
# of Core Processors
1
Memory Capacity
2
Disk Space
20
Domain Controller

Don't wait for a catastrophe to happen, start QuickBooks hosting today!

If you are a business currently using QuickBooks on hardware that is approaching end of life and desire the security of managing your own server, opt to retain your existing QuickBooks Desktop setup and transition to a cloud hosting environment with FirstLink. QuickBooks Cloud migration is less painful than you think and it’s time to upgrade before catastrophe occurs.

QuickBooks Hosting and Security

Security is our utmost priority at FirstLink. Recognizing the importance of your trust and reputation, we employ state-of-the-art cybersecurity operations to monitor our infrastructure and support your compliance profile. Our on-site security staff and controlled access in a secure location, antivirus software, hardware firewalls, and real-time intrusion detection and prevention systems, safeguard our data centers against external attacks.

Daily real-time monitoring and ransomware threat detection ensures prompt assistance. All servers benefit from antivirus protection, software and hardware firewalls, and continuous monitoring. Redundancy measures, including resilient storage, guarantee uninterrupted services, with redundant components like network switches, routers, and UPS’s maintaining highly available systems to prevent IT failures from impacting your business operations.

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  • 3-2-2 Backup Policy
  • End-to-End Encryption
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • Highly Secure Data Center
  • Antivirus and Anti-malware
  • Automated Data Backup
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • Server Maintenance
  • High Uptime

What’s the Difference? QuickBooks Online vs QuickBooks Hosting

Intuit responded to the growing reliance on cloud solutions by introducing QuickBooks Online, a cloud-based version of the popular accounting software.

QuickBooks Online continues to evolve, offering the benefits of cloud services. However, an alternative approach involves hosting QuickBooks in the cloud, providing a simpler option without major changes to existing computer setups.

There are three main distinctions between hosted QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online: features, availability, and pricing.

 

Hosted QuickBooks:

  • Involves a third-party service, FirstLink, hosting the software on a cloud server accessible through a remote desktop connection.
  • Boasts more features than its online counterpart, such as reduced cost and scalability.
  • Involves installing and hosting QuickBooks in the cloud.
  • User interface similar to the desktop.
  • Global data accessibility.
  • 24/7 support.
  • Choose a monthly subscription based on the QuickBooks version (Premier, Pro, or Enterprise).
  • Ability to recover data lost due to disasters.

 

QuickBooks Online:

  • Live collaboration across multiple users, devices and locations.
  • Cloud-based, hosted on Intuit’s servers, and accessed through a browser.
  • Operates on a subscription model with fixed prices.
  • Slower than QuickBooks Hosting.
  • Basic plan users have limitations in inventory management.
  • Time-saving automation

Hosting Environments

QuickBooks Online:

Cloud-Based: Hosted on Intuit’s servers, accessible through a web browser.

Subscription Model: Monthly fee for access with automatic updates.

 

QuickBooks Hosting:

Cloud Hosting Service: QuickBooks Desktop software installed on FirstLink’s server.

Anytime, Anywhere Access: Accessed through a remote desktop connection.

License Ownership: Requires purchasing a QuickBooks license in addition to hosting.

 

The key difference lies in where the software and data are hosted. QuickBooks Online is hosted on Intuit’s servers, accessible through a web browser, while QuickBooks Hosting involves FirstLink’s service hosting the software on a cloud server, accessible through a remote desktop connection. The choice depends on preferences, licensing, and specific business needs.