Step 5 – Web Hosting
What is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is a service needed by every website owner. Your website needs to be stored on a server (or computer) which is on a permanent internet connection and backup power. This server is a very important part of your web presence, if it fails your website stops showing.
There are a number of factors at play here. Factors such as how many different websites are sharing that server, the resources allocated to the server and even the resources allocated to your hosting account.
Dont be fooled by the promises of massive storage or bandwidth (transfers), they mean nothing if you are not allocated enough resources to use them! A promise of high storage and bandwidth which has a hidden restriction on server resources is like buying a sports car that has a 1 litre fuel tank – pointless!
Why Web Hosting with Sites by Design
In the web design scene there is no end of website hosting solutions everywhere you look!
Most of them will compete on price, $5 vs $2 vs $1, the race is on for the cheapest web hosting around. Unfortunately most customers who chase the cheapest price dont have the end in mind. They dont know that when they need support they will be routed to another country for ‘place card’ read support queues from people who don’t really understand their problem!
Secure Local Australian Web Hosting Servers
Not at Sites By Design, we charge honestly for our support and include the web hosting as a part of that fee. We believe that you need our support on the internet more then you need a cheap web hosting solution. Our Servers are hosted in Australia in world class facilities, this offers our clients, security, support and peace of mind.
We Don’t Overcrowd
Our Servers host no more than 350 clients per server at any time – so you are not jammed onto an overcrowded server with 2000 other businesses who are experiencing the same website dropouts and email issues as the rest!
Attentive Local Support
In the instance you do need support you can rest assured that you can call us on our support line and get someone real who is sitting in an Australian office ready to help take the stress away as soon as possible.
Managed WordPress Website Hosting
Our Managed WordPress Hosting is an excellent product for those business owners who dont have time to worry about security, updates and other web related tasks.
As a part of our Managed service we keep your systems up to date. We also keep your backups in order in our data centre and even make small changes you need done! Its almost like we become your web department!