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.  Webhosting 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 webhosting was something you purchased when you ordered a domain name. Most the webhosting companies offered the same deal. Now we have cloud hosting, VPS hosting, Dedicated servers, and everything inbetween.

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 expecs 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 34% of all websites built on that platform.
  • Mobile devices will generate 60% of all online traffic by 2020.

What is managed WordPress Hosting

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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 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 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 hosting. In a shared 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 customise 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 web hosting, its not a one size fits all solution. A business thats 2 years old is very different from a business thats 20 years old. Websites could be similar in size, but the amount of visitors daily could be very different.

We maintain 4 Web 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 truely 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


Starter
Basic Maintenance,
no hosting
  •                 Daily Off-Site Backups
  •                 Daily Security Scans
  •                 WP Updates
  •                 Malware Cleanup
  •                 30min Content Edits
  •                 24/7 Team of Experts
  •                 Website Hosting
per month $49

Startup
Basic Maintenance,
with premium hosting
  •                 Daily Off-Site Backups
  •                 Daily Security Scans
  •                 WP Updates
  •                 Malware Cleanup
  •                30min Content Edits
  •                 24/7 Team of Experts
  •                 Website Hosting
per month $89

Corporate
Premium Maintenance,
no hosting
  •                 Daily Off-Site Backups
  •                 Daily Security Scans
  •                 WP Updates
  •                 Malware Cleanup
  •                 30min Content Edits
  •                 24/7 Team of Experts
  •                 Website Hosting
per month $149

Enterprise
Premium Maintenance,
with premium hosting
  •                 Daily On-Site Backups
  •                 Daily Security Scans
  •                 WP Updates
  •                 Malware Cleanup
  •                 30min Content Edits
  •                 24/7 Team of Experts
  •                 Website Hosting
per month $169

Hosting Only
For businesses
Professional Grade
  •                 Daily On-Site Backups
  •                 Daily Security Scans
  •                 Website Hosting
per month $49