After the design & build stages are complete, You’ll need a website hosting package that will serve your business and customers well. Especially when the going gets tough.
Our development teams have been building servers for our client’s websites for many years. Handling traffic spikes and malicious bot attacks without breaking a sweat.
From mission-critical systems for Heathrow and Newark Airports (through our sister agency Devstars) to high-volume sites for Molton Brown, SlimFast and Taylor Swift. You’d think we’d get a song written in our honour, right?
Eco-friendly WordPress Hosting
Not only do we make sure that our WordPress websites are hosted on a platform that is fast & secure, but we are also striving to become greener with our choice of hosting partners.
Our secure WordPress hosting includes the following features:
- Fast page delivery
- Staging server for testing updates
- Excellent security protocols with an enterprise-level firewall which includes free DDoS protection
- Two-factor authentication
- IP Geolocation blocking
- Automatic banning of IPs that make more than 6 failed login attempts within 60 seconds
- Strong passwords
We’re proud to offer green website hosting and include it as standard in all of our SLAs.
Service Level Agreements
We customise SLAs to our client’s needs. All come with the following services as standard:
- 24/7 monitoring
- 7 days of sequential backups
- Monthly plugin and CMS core updates
- Content Delivery Network (CDN)
- Firewall Protection
- SSL certificate management
You can read more about the importance of Service Level Agreements in this article.
“Server space and bandwidth are relatively cheap. What you are paying for is expertise to build the right platform and how responsive your support is.“
FAQ: Top 5 Questions About the Importance of Good Website Hosting
Website hosting is like the foundation of your online presence. It’s crucial because the hosting service you choose directly influences how well your website works, how dependable it is, and how visitors feel when they come to your site. Reliable hosting ensures your website is always up and running smoothly, making it accessible and responsive to everyone who drops by.
The choice of website hosting significantly affects performance and speed in several ways:
- Server Resources: Good hosting provides ample server resources like CPU, RAM, and bandwidth to handle website traffic efficiently.
- Uptime Guarantee: Reliable hosting services offer high uptime guarantees, minimizing downtime and ensuring your site is accessible to users.
- Content Delivery: Hosting providers with content delivery networks (CDNs) can distribute your website’s content globally, reducing load times.
- Server Location: Hosting servers located closer to your target audience can deliver content faster.
- Technical Support: Good hosting providers offer technical support to resolve performance-related issues promptly.
A good website hosting service should offer robust security features, including:
- Firewalls: Protection against unauthorized access and cyberattacks.
- SSL Certificates: Encryption for secure data transmission.
- Regular Backups: Automatic backups of your website’s data and files.
- Malware Scanning and Removal: Tools to detect and remove malicious software.
- DDoS Protection: Defense against distributed denial-of-service attacks.
- Access Controls: Security measures to restrict access to your website’s files and databases.
- Regular Updates: Ensuring server software is up to date to patch vulnerabilities.
Strong security measures protect your website and user data, building trust and credibility.
Good website hosting can positively impact search engine rankings and SEO efforts by:
- Fast Loading Speed: Hosting services that provide fast server response times contribute to better SEO rankings.
- Uptime Reliability: High uptime ensures search engine crawlers can access and index your site consistently.
- Server Location: Hosting servers in the same geographic region as your target audience can improve local SEO.
- Mobile Responsiveness: Hosting that supports mobile-friendly design is crucial for SEO since search engines prioritize mobile users.
Overall, reliable hosting contributes to a positive user experience, which can indirectly benefit SEO.
When selecting a website hosting provider, consider the following factors:
- Performance: Look for providers that offer ample server resources, high uptime guarantees, and fast server response times.
- Scalability: Ensure the hosting can accommodate your website’s growth and changing needs.
- Security: Verify the provider’s security measures, including SSL certificates, firewalls, and backup options.
- Customer Support: Choose a provider with responsive customer support to address technical issues promptly.
- Pricing and Plans: Compare pricing and features to find a hosting plan that aligns with your budget and requirements.
- User Reviews: Research customer reviews and testimonials to gauge the provider’s reputation and customer satisfaction.
Taking the time to select the right hosting provider ensures that your website operates efficiently and reliably, contributing to its overall success.