There are so many web solutions out there, it’s hard to keep up. For those of you who think hosting is about placating dinner guests with chardonnay or that email services have nothing to do with web development, we thought we’d clear up the jargon and describe what these services can add to your site:
So your website is complete and ready for launch. What next? This is where hosting enters the fray. In the online world, hosting means storing all of the information from your site in a large computer that’s connected to the Internet, known as a web server. The web server’s responsibility is to keep your website live and viewable and secure at all times. When choosing your hosting service, you want your website to be safe and available to your visitors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Yet beyond the basics, there are some other key factors to consider:
The more information a website contains and the more visitors interact on the site, the more space it needs on a web server. This is known as bandwidth. When you buy web space from a hosting company, you’ll need to decide how much you need per month.
Shared v Dedicated
Most websites share a web server with other sites. However, some websites are so busy and complex; normally our bigger ecommerce projects, that they need their own server all to themselves, this is more commonly known as dedicated hosting.
Email hosting is all about catering for the demanding world of business where typical email services can’t keep up. Active Webdezign’s email hosting services provide you with premium email services which are reliable, efficient and cost effective.
How Your Site Fits In
We hope our brief outline has given you an idea of what’s involved in launching your site, but this is just the beginning. You can contact us at our London offices to find out more and to discuss your requirements.
|Web Space||250 MB||1.5 GB|
|Monthly Traffic||3 GB||20 GB|
|IMAP/POP3 E-mail Accounts||20||Unlimited|
|1 GB Mailbox||Yes||Yes|
|E-mail Adresses (Aliases)||250||Unlimited|
|99.99% Up-time Guarantee||Yes||Yes|
|Connectivity||40 GBit||40 GBit|