A web host is a server. When people talk about ‘the cloud’ what they are really talking about is physical set of servers – computers – that are houses in a location that is different to yours, that stores data. You access that data and those websites through the Internet through a laptop, desktop, phone or tablet.
Companies like Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Microsoft, Amazon…..all have millions of servers housed all over the world that store all the data – all your data – that you upload every day.
A web host is a miniature version of that scenario. It is a server – computer – that stores all the content found on your website on a computer that is not your own. When an individual visits a website, the server ‘displays’ the website to them based on the URL the user intends to visit.
A good web server should have several key elements to its makeup
- It should be fast so your website loads quickly
- It should be secure to protect your website from hackers
- It should be accessible via a secure login
- It should have an adequate support team to assist with any issues
- It should be maintained to remain updated with security and technology best-practices
There are many, many web hosting companies located around the world, all of which essentially do the same thing – store your website’s information within their system.
For our clients, we recommend using our own web host. It is based in Port Melbourne, and is highly, highly secure.
We allocate the appropriate amount of space and bandwidth required to ensure your site loads quickly and delivers the best possible experience to your customers. Our servers are strictly maintained from a security perspective, and monitored 24/7/365 for any potential threats.
We have a dedicated support team that can assist should any issues arise with your website that is hosting-related and we will make every effort to diagnose the issue and fix it as quickly as possible.
Our servers are constantly updated with the latest technologies and security and we have the ability to scale based on your business needs.
Our hosting is designed to cater to small, medium and large businesses and their online solutions. If your solution requires something at the enterprise level, we recommend Amazon (AWS) as the best hosting provider for such a project.
We can develop on the AWS system, and maintain your account on your behalf.
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