Website Hosting for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
When we look after your marketing, we often also look after your website, email and the hosting of both of these. It's just simpler for you because you have one person to contact and unlike a straight hosting company, we have skin in the game in the way of the rest of your business - so we take good care of you.
What is web hosting?
If you're new to the world of producing websites, you might be asking "Exactly What Is Internet Hosting?"
Internet hosting describes a service that makes your site readily available to the world. In general, many sites are designed to be seen by anybody on the Internet, at any time.
Outsourcing hosting for most small businesses is the only realistic and viable option.
Finding a hosting provider
There are many hosting providers out there and you are welcome to find your own or talk to us and we can make a recommendation for you. The main things to look out for are outlined below:
- Doing a search of Google for "Web Hosting Australia", will bring up a number of options and reviews of hosting providers. The problem with this is that many of the hosting providers pay affiliate commissions to people who write the reviews and this confounds the reviews and in my experience, the hosting providers who pay the most commission get the highest ratings - and they are often the worst.
- Hosting costs are lower if your site is hosted in the USA, but Google uses hosting location as part of the algorithm. Perhaps because of site speed. There is just no way that US hosting can be faster than Australian hosting if you take into account the round trip. We have regularly seen website speeds improve by a factor of 2 for Australian's where the site is hosted in Australia compared with the US. That is why we only use Aussie hosting - even if it costs more.
- You get what you pay for in hosting. If you buy cheap, you will get old technology, that's packed out with lot's of other websites on the shared system. These other sites can slow your site at random times, and are often poorly maintained or get hacked - all of which effects your website and email delivery. Pay a price that's appropriate for the job you need.
- When you get your own hosting provider, it's your account. If something goes wrong, you can ring them or put in a ticket to get it fixed. You will be dealing directly with the hosting providers help desk. When you work with us - you call us and we take care of the rest.
Our Hosting Plans
We offer three hosting plans. All hosting is governed by our Hosting Account Terms and Conditions which you are deemed to have accepted when you purchase a hosting service from us.
Runs your email only
standard business hosting
Website + Email
Virtual Private Server Business Hosting
Simple, fast and effective flexible move