UK Based Hosting Solutions
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:
So, what is web hosting anyway?
Your website and emails are essentially just collections of little files stored on a computer. For them to appear in a recognisable form as a website, they need to be filtered through a web browser, for instance Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari etc. In order for the web browsers to be able to extract and interpret the files quick enough for your website to be accessible on the World Wide Web, you need a pretty powerful computer. These machines are known as Web servers. Now, you may be lucky enough to have one sitting around in your office, but most people choose the convenience of hosting their website on somebody else’s Web server.
We offer all our customers a secure and flexible web hosting and email service, powered by our servers at some of the UK’s best data centres. As with all our services, our overriding goal is to make things as easy and simple for your business as is humanly possible. We believe that by having all your web services in one place, you can save yourself time, feel all the benefits of an integrated service, and probably save yourself a few quid while you’re at it.
One step ahead of the hackers
Data security is a real concern for today’s businesses. You need a hosting partner who is committed to keeping yours – and your customer’s – information secure at all times. Our dedicated team of server engineers monitor our servers around the clock, 365 days a year; and so are on hand to quickly resolve any issues as they occur. We take no chances with web security, and protect your data with multiple layers of security software and firewalls to prevent intrusion.
Security & Accessibility
Not all Web servers are created equal. There are several critical considerations you need to bear in mind when choosing a service. Your chosen web host needs to be secure; meaning their servers should be encrypted to keep out all the web nasties out there who are just longing to get their hands on your data. The servers should also be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you and your customers can access your website and email whenever they need to.
Remote Backup Service
Your data is the lifeblood of your business. IT failures can result in significant loss of data, with all the associated costs in wasted time, lost business opportunities and money spent in putting it right. Our backup service gives you the peace of mind to know that your data is always secure, and is protected from viruses, hardware failures and network issues. Our service includes both daily and monthly remote database backups so that nothing will be lost in the event of an emergency. These backups are all carried out remotely, without on-site storage drives or the need to have an engineer at your premises.
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.
How Your Site Fits In
We hope our brief outline has given you an idea of what’s involved in launching your website, but this is just the beginning. You can contact us at our London offices to find out more and to discuss your requirements in more detail.
|Web Space||250 MB||1.5 GB|
|Monthly Traffic||3 GB||20 GB|
|IMAP/POP3 E-mail Accounts||20||Unlimited|
|1 GB Mailbox|
|E-mail Adresses (Aliases)||250||Unlimited|
|99.99% Up-time Guarantee|
|Connectivity||40 GBit||40 GBit|
Our hosting packages each include different options for emails, meaning you can hit the ground running with personalised email addresses @yournewwebsite.com No one wants to deal with a flood of unwanted spam pouring into their new inbox. This is an endemic problem with many webmail services, especially for shared inboxes such as ‘info’,’ admin’ etc. To address this problem, our email accounts employ powerful proprietary software to block spam and weed out unsolicited emails.
Find out more
For pricing information, or to figure out the right hosting and email package for you, get in touch with one of our friendly team today. Give us a call at our office, or send us a quick message through our website and someone will get right back to you.