Why pay more for hosting your website when you can do it for less than $10 a month on your own?
That’s a question we get a lot from clients considering hosting with ServantDesign. The fact of the matter is that you can host your own site for less than $10 a month, you can even pay WordPress to host your site and give you a real domain name! But is that the best way to go about it for your business? Here are a few of the reasons we love private hosting and how you can jump on board with us:
Security. Security. I’ll say it again. SEHCOHRITY!
This is one of those things that no one ever thinks about until it’s too late. Personally, I’ve spent countless hours rebuilding servers, cleaning file directories, hunting for infected code, etc all because some bot found a vulnerability and exploited it.
With private hosting we have direct terminal access to the servers we host with, which means we can secure them in ways that can’t be done with standard grid/cluster hosting. We can also protect against distributed denial of service attacks easily because we have full control over the actual IP address of each server. We personally manage each site’s server and dedicate ourselves to maintaining their operational integrity.
Something you can’t get without paying an arm and a leg and maybe one of your kidney’s. Many large hosting companies will promise that their hosting is the fastest around, and most of them accomplish this by increasing their availability around the world. One thing availability can’t help is disk access time. One phrase that comes to mind when I try to explain how hosting works to our clients is “There is no cloud, just other people’s computers”.
It’s true in a sense. Most people think that the cloud/hosting is some ethereal space that doesn’t exist in the same plane we do. It’s MAGIC! No, it’s just a bunch of computers in a big air conditioned room connected to the web. What makes the newest computers faster? Solid State Storage. Short of quantum computing, using SSD’s for storage in your server makes it incredibly fast. Surveys say that if your site isn’t loaded within 3 seconds of a visitor accessing the page, they’re likely to move on. We aim to make your site as fast as possible using SSD equipped servers and highly available hosting.
One thing that is really hard to do hosting on big box sites is increase your host’s performance to meet the needs of your growing business. You may start out as a small e-commerce and next thing you know your site is crashing because so many people want your product it can’t handle the load. Bummer. With Servant Design, we can start you out on the bare bones hosting platform, even generate analytics on how your site is being used and what kind of workload it’s under. As your business expands, we can seamlessly expand the server requirements to meet the need of higher traffic and processing requests.
Want to know more? Drop us a line via the contact page and let us know how we can help you with your web hosting needs!