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What is Website Hosting?
Web hosting is an online service that enables you to publish your website or web application on the Internet. When you sign up for a web hosting service, you basically rent some space on a physical server where you can store all the files and data necessary for your website to work properly.
A server is a physical computer that runs without any interruption so that your website is available all the time for anyone who wants to see it. Your web host is responsible for keeping that server up and running, protecting it from malicious attacks, and transferring your content — such as text, images, files, etc. — from the server to your visitors’ browsers.
You need to choose a hosting plan that best fits your needs. In fact, it works similarly to housing rentals — you have to pay the rent regularly in order to keep the server running continuously.
What different hosting options are there?
SHARED HOSTING – Beginners Option In a shared hosting environment, you share one server with other customers. This option can be slower as there are hundreds of websites fighting for power, however for a new buisness or personal site it is suitable.
VPS HOSTING – Intermediate Option A virtual private server is when one physical server is shared, but it acts like multiple, separate servers. This style of hosting is the most popular service to advance to after a website has outgrown shared hosting. This is a much faster option however it is also more expensive.
DEDICATED HOSTING – Advanced Option This is where a single user rents the space of an entire server. Since you have the entire server to yourself you have all the power resource and hardware. This is one of the more expensive options but for sites with high traffic volumeits a must.
What do I get with Website Maintenance?
Website Maintenace has several levels dependent on customer requirements, size of the site and the technical nature of the platform. Most standard maintenance packages will cover core updates and associated technology. WordPress is a great example of this, most website built around wordpress will have plug in’s to give more functionality but this can cause security risks if not updated regularly.
We tailor our packages around customer requirements, for example we have regular SEO customers, who just want to be and stay on the firsy page in google, to customers who like us to create advertising banners, update content and cleanse and change products, we are not a one trick pony!
For more enhanced packages we handle Monthly Site Performance Reports to Full SEO and Ranking Results including Keyword Research, strategy and deployment. Interested? get in touch!
What is Website Migration?
One of the biggest challenges for business owners is moving their website to another hosting platform. If not implemented correctly it can lead to loss of data and down time, resulting in loss of web presense and business.
We can even recommend a new web hosting platform. Its good practice to implement the move before you cancel your old web hosting, this is recommended to reduce downtime.
What we do – We take care of the migration every step of the way using our website migration service techniques.
How long does it take? – The migration progress takes around a working day. We have to switch your domains DNS to the new host which can take up to 24 hours to propogate across the internet.