Choosing the right company to host your website and business critical applications can be a minefield. There are simply so many options all with such a diverse price range. Often many businesses opt for the first company they come across, without understanding what they are actually receiving in return for their annual subscriptions. But let’s stake a step pack and start from the beginning…
What exactly is web hosting?
Whether a large or small business, an institution or private user, anyone planning on creating an online presence will require the appropriate storage space for their future website. This is where web hosting services come into play: the provision of storage space for a website by a hosting provider (also known as a provider). Such storage space is referred to as web space. The provision of web space on a server (a computer designed for this purpose), as well as providing the necessary network connections, is usually done at a cost. To put it simply: the customers rent web space from a web hosting service provider.
How do I know which web hosting service provider is best for me?
There are a number of factors to take into consideration when choosing your provider. Look for an experienced provider that can offer you a tailor-made service for your web project that, as well as flexible booking options in case the need for system resources increases or decreases.
Your data should be stored among the most secure systems with strict data regulations. The provider you opt for should constantly invest in the security of your data and your IT infrastructure. Pay attention to transparent prices, flexible packages and contractual terms that best suit your needs.
Why does professional web hosting come at a cost?
Powerful IT resources and security measures come at a price and must always be state of the art to protect customers’ technical infrastructure and data effectively. When it comes to ‘free’ web hosting plans, we recommend proceeding with caution. First, check if there are any hidden costs. Secondly, many providers tend to display advertising on their customer websites. Even if the free basic features attract you, necessary functions or additional system resources often need to be purchased later. This ultimately results in your ‘free’ option costing you money.
You can also operate your own server but then you bear the costs of infrastructure, security and maintenance yourself. As an experienced provider with a wide and diverse range of customers, we offer a professional web hosting service at an extremely competitive price, as well as scalable services as required.
Let’s look at some of the reasons to select our team of ghosts:
Dual platform technology
Our web servers and storage are on the same platform. This means visitors to your website will get faster performance.
Don’t let success take you by surprise: deal with increasing traffic by instantly scaling up memory, RAM, or parallel processing capabilities.
Fast page load times thanks to web servers running the HTTP/
Our distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection safeguards your website from incoming attacks and keeps you online.
Back up and restore
Backups are automatically stored, enabling file restore if anything is deleted or lost.
Managed low-cost SSL Certificates are available for all of the websites that we host .
State of the art
Content delivery network
RailGun CDN automatically distributes your website to over 60 data centres around the globe, so it loads extra fast from anywhere.
A platform built on advanced technologies ensures top levels of performance. The latest version of PHP, with a 768 MB memory limit, means your websites are faster and more secure.
Need help finding the right package?
We work with some amazing companies across a range of industries and time zones. We recognise that each customer has their own unique requirements and that’s why we become SMEs in each industry.
As our skill-sets cover a range of digital, marketing and technology products, we are in the prime position to become our clients key partner.
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