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Next Generation Cloud Hosting

Have you ever considered the thought of cloud hosting? Maybe you have been thinking about shared cloud hosting but you’re not quite sure if it is a viable option for you? Either way, it is a great way to make sure that your site is protected and when you do host your company website on a cloud, you will be putting it on an extensive network instead of a single server.

The (old) limitations of shared hosting

When people discuss shared hosting platforms they are usually talking about a number of websites (hundreds or even thousands) sharing the same resources on a single server. This means that the performance of your website depends greatly on it’s co-websites and if one of those is particularly hungry, then it can draw resources away from your website.

A better, cloud solution

Cloud hosting works using clusters of servers in unison to distribute your website across the network so that if requirements fluctuate across different websites, the system can compensate accordingly calling on additional clusters to deliver power when it is needed ensuring that both the hungry website and your website run quickly and efficiently. This network solution also increases reliability of the system, so that if a single server goes down, your website still stays online. Whilst reliability and uptime are still greater on our managed VPS or Dedicated servers we are so confident with our cloud hosting that it comes with a 99.9% SLA.

In short, because cloud servers don’t rely on individual server power, databases or other websites to power yours, you can get faster loading speeds as well as an increased level of reliability.

WordPress Hosting

Cloud hosting is great for WordPress websites, however it does reply on the WordPress developer / website designer knowing what they are doing. The website configuration itself can be the difference of loading in a split second or four seconds. As Google now ranks sites based on the performance, fast loading times are essential for both SEO and for user experience.

So as you can see, cloud hosting has certainly advanced over the last couple of years and you might be surprised at how much it could benefit you (and how little it can cost).

Levelling Up

For the next level of performance we also have VPS, Hybrid and Dedicated servers available for websites that have a particularly heavy traffic or bespoke on-site processing requirements.

To find out more about any of our hosting plans just get in touch and we can help you find the perfect package to meet your needs

Importance of Website Monitoring

Getting your website monitored properly is vitally important if you want to reap the biggest benefits and it is actually easier than ever to do this for your own site. All you need to get started is a website monitoring service and you’d be surprised at what a difference it can make to your own site. Why don’t you take a look below to see what benefits it can offer you as well as some information as to how it could help your site.

False Positives

Sometimes you may get an alert that there is something wrong with your site. Of course this can be very annoying and frustrating when it turns out that it is just a false positive, but when you hire a reputable company for the job, you don’t need to worry about this at all. When you do get an alert, your monitoring service will go into an advanced checking process which means that you won’t experience any downtime.

Domain Monitoring

Another reason why website monitoring is important is because you can see the date that your domain expires as well as the lock status. This means that you will never miss out on renewing your domain and it also means that you are sent an alert when your domain is about to expire.

Security and Updates

Another major benefit of website monitoring is the added security that you get. Many monitoring services will also include virus and malware scanning and this is priceless when you think about all the customer data that you may have stored on there or spam that can be avoided. Regularly monitoring for (and applying) updates is also extremely valuable (part of our Webmaster service) and you will also find that this helps to minimise downtime as well, because you don’t need to worry about old or insecure plugins being exploited or causing server issues. Contact your website monitoring provider today to find out more.

For more information about how we can help monitor your website for uptime, security and malware please get in touch.

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