In order for your website to appear on the Internet your website has to be stored on a server. The server then connects to the Internet and allows people to access your website. There are many options of getting your site on the Internet. You can host your own server in your own facility, host your own server in another facility (co-location), choose to have your website on one dedicated server provided by us (Dedicated Cloud Hosting) or you can choose to share server space with others on our shared server (Shared Cloud Hosting).
Shared Cloud Hosting is the best alternative for you when;
With a shared hosting account, you share our cloud server with several other clients. Each client is assigned a certain amount of bandwidth, disc space and features. You will use a control panel to access your site where you can monitor your traffic, upload files, set up your email and install applications.
We take care of all server maintenance for you. This includes general maintenance and upgrades to server hardware, such as upgrades to your operating system software.
There is a reason shared hosting is the most popular solution - it is the most affordable option and most individuals, small and medium size businesses with moderately trafficked web sites will thrive in a shared hosting environment. With our Shared Cloud hosting solutions you get the benefits of hosting in the cloud, on our premium equoiment and 24 hour support. This makes our shared hosting services a very attractive solution.
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Dedicated Cloud Servers is the best alternative for you when;
With Dedicated Cloud Servers, we will put your website on its own server, with your website being the only one on there. This has many benefits; Dedicated hosting is typically more reliable and secure than shared hosting services, and you don't have to worry about sharing a server with other websites. Only your website will be hosted on your dedicated server.
By having your own server, you can avoid many of the potential drawbacks of shared hosting. You don't have to worry about the server being overloaded due to a large number of websites being hosted on one server. You also don't have to worry about other websites on the server having bad coding or scripts, or getting hacked into, which would affect the performance of your own website. Your website will usually load faster when it is hosted on a dedicated server. This is because since the server only has your site on it, it is not overloaded by too much traffic and data.
Another benefit of dedicated hosting is that it allows us to custom build a solution to fit your needs, which is not the case with shared hosting. Shared hosting comes with a preselected set of features, some of which you may not need and others that you could use are not included. When you are a dedicated server client, we can advise you of the best solution for your business, and you can select the software and applications that are best suited for your website.
You can choose to manage your server yourself, or have us look after the management for you. With our managed dedicated servers, we take care of all server maintenance for you. This includes general maintenance and upgrades to server hardware, such as upgrades to your operating system software.
Although dedicated hosting is a more expensive option than shared hosting, it provides the highest level of performance and security.
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