Website Hosting

What type of web hosting do I need?

As a web design company, we care about the website hosting behind the website. No two websites are the same. Every website has different needs when it comes to web hosting.  An E-commerce site will use more space than a small 3 page website.  Web hosting seems to be something everyone purchases from the first place recommended to them.

We have spent years… yes years moving websites around the web to various web hosts.  There seems to be a million choices out there.  In the last 5 years, we have narrowed it down to 2 web hosts we like to use.

Modern websites have changed web hosting

It used to be that website hosting was something you purchased when you ordered a domain name. Most the website hosting companies offered the same deal. Now we have cloud hosting, VPS hosting, Dedicated servers, and everything in between.

Websites today require a lot more. We have sliders, rotating pictures, and live feeds to social media. Websites are more complex than ever and now we have Google who expects your site to still load fast and be secure. A lot of this starts at the hosting level.

Web Hosting statistics

  • Most internet users are in Asia, but North America has the largest number of hosting providers.
  • Worldwide, there are over 330,000 web hosting providers.
  • GoDaddy holds nearly 20% of the market, followed by Amazon AWS, 1&1, and Hostgator.
  • WordPress is the weapon of choice for most users, with 39% of all websites built on that platform.
  • Mobile accounts for approximately half of web traffic worldwide.

What type of hosting do I need?

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Where you host matters

You could build the most amazing website, and if you put the files onto a slow performing website your visitors will leave before seeing even 2 pages load. Most of the time when people come to us complaining that their site is slow or won’t load its a website hosting problem. Simply migrating the site to a host with newer servers or newer PHP (code) will speed the site up.

*If your on Godaddy, Bluehost, or Hostgator this is meant for you.

What are the different types of hosting?

There are different types of servers and website hosting environments. This is a lot like choosing where your website will live.

Slow websites don’t just annoy web people like us, they annoy your visitors.

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Shared Hosting This is like an apartment.

VPS Hosting This is like owning a town home

Dedicated Hosting This is owning a house on the internet

Most people start out with Shared website hosting. In a shared website hosting environment the host puts a large number of users on a single server. By large number I mean over 1,000 users. These websites are your neighbors. If a website has faulty code it puts all the websites at risk. Shared is also the cheapest hosting environment and is seen as the starter hosting.

If your site is larger or has a good amount of traffic, a Virtual Private Server is a better option. A VPS is still a shared environment, but the way it is shared is very different. These are usually limited to 10-20 sites or neighbors. These plans are larger as well. You get more RAM and more processing power for your website.

Dedicated Hosting. This is a good option if your site is getting 100k visitors a month. Not only do you need resources for website performance, you need the bandwidth to handle all the visitors. It’s like you get a computer all on your own, many companies allow you to customize it extensively. You may be able to choose the amount and type of memory, the OS to install, and other hardware elements that make up a computer. The down side is you need a server administrator to help manage and set it all up. These are mostly for larger custom websites with a good amount of traffic.

Who do we recommend?

When it comes to website hosting, its not a one size fits all solution. A business that’s 2 years old is very different from a business that’s 20 years old. Websites could be similar in size, but the amount of visitors daily could be very different.

We maintain 4 Website Hosting Partner company accounts, and we help find the best hosting to fit your website. All or our hosting options are premium hosting and not a shared web hosting solution. We set your site up, help with dns and domain pointing, and help with email setup. Built into our hosting is a full service website maintenance package.

A truly hands off solution. With over 20 years of web hosting experience, our expert engineers work as an extension of your team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We take care of the updates, security and backups that keep sites running smoothly. And we’ll handle the content edits and other issues that come up. Web hosting signup

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