We offer flexible website hosting services for our clients. This means that you will not spend time in a phone queue waiting to speak to an offshore support team. You will speak directly to us. We manage your server hosting for you and take care of all the technical details so you don’t have to worry.
We charge an annual rate payable in advance, and this cost will depend on the disc space and bandwidth your website requires.
Our rates are reasonable. We do not run server hosting as a stand-alone business, which means we do not have thousands of other customers – only our own priority clients. All our clients are our priority!
Our servers are Australian based and Australian managed. Our systems use the latest technology and feature the latest security.
What Is Server Hosting?
For your website to be made available for public viewing on the Internet, it needs to be hosted on a web server. A website hosting server account provides online storage space for websites, images, videos, or any content accessible and viewable via the World Wide Web.
There are thousands of Web or Server Hosts (the terms are interchangeable) providing hosting services. Many offer far more than you will ever need and charge accordingly. Like most things, you need to do your homework so that you understand what you need, what you don’t need and what is a fair deal.
Clients who use our server hosting have had the homework explained and are more than happy that we host their website and manage the technical details. The benefit to us is not so much that we make a few dollars more each year, but that we have direct access to our clients website and email configurations, without needing to deal with a third party on their behalf should things need adjusting or repairing.
I’ve Heard You Can Get Free Hosting
There are free hosting services which will host your website for free and even provide basic tools for building your own website. Some provide server hosting which uses their own domain name, for example abchost.com/yoursite/’. This is a big disadvantage for a business website when it comes to search engine optimisation. Free web hosts get all the benefit of hosting your website, not you. One criteria set by free hosts is that they may require you to display advertising banners or mention their name somewhere on your website. While this may be OK for a personal website, it’s not desirable for a business web site. If making your website easy to find through internet searches is a priority for your business, you really need to have your website designed, hosted and optimised by professionals who understand the technicalities, internet trends and marketing practices.
What Is Shared Hosting?
Shared web hosting allows you to use your own domain name (www.mywebsite.com.au) and rent an allocation of web space, usually measured in megabytes, on a server (a huge computer) which is shared with other websites. This type of hosting is fine for the majority of small to medium businesses and is the most common kind of web hosting.
Dedicated Server Hosting
A Dedicated Server provides you with the option to rent the use of a whole machine (server). You can use this to host multiple websites and have complete control over what software and data will be installed on that machine. A major benefit of this kind of hosting is that it allows increased traffic to your websites because you have control over the bandwidth. It also reduces the security risk of poorly designed and unprotected websites inadvertently allowing hackers to access the server, which may directly affect your own website. Dedicated server hosting is more expensive that shared hosting.
Reseller Web Hosting
A reseller is a company which purchases server space from a much larger server management company and on-sells to their own customers. Just like mobile phone companies and Internet Services Providers, all but the very largest web hosting companies are resellers. We are resellers. One advantage of this is that the smaller reselling companies often add on features to make their plans more attractive and may also provide more support, which equates to less time sitting in phone queues. Companies which do nothing but sell web hosting frequently outsource their sales and support teams and rely on a large volume of clients. They usually provide cheaper hosting options, but with less helpful administration.
The most important things to consider are timely support, reliability and competitive pricing. We offer all of these.
Call us today on 0418 723 886 for more information.