What is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is an essential part of getting your business online. In simple terms, a web host is a virtual home for your site. They store your website on their servers, and make your site available to online visitors. Without hosting, your website would be a very lonely place.
Navigating the world of web hosting can be an overwhelming task. Hosting packages differ vastly in price and inclusions making comparisons difficult – it’s a bit like shopping for health insurance. Aaaaaaaargh!
If my clients already have hosting, no problem. I can work with anyone. But, if they need me to organise hosting on their behalf, SiteGround is my first stop. Full disclosure – I get excellent reseller discounts through SiteGround – savings I pass on to my clients. But this isn’t the only reason I choose SiteGround Website Hosting.
My top 4 reasons for choosing Siteground:
1. A-MA-ZING support
This is my number on favourite thing about SiteGround. Nothing is a stress. You need to do something that is beyond your tech skill level? No problem. SiteGround support to the rescue. Your site is down? No problems there either. Create a chat session with SiteGround, and a member of their support team will be with you litterally within a heartbeat. If you have purchased hosting through Evolved Digital Solutions you have options. Contact SiteGround support direct, or flick me a message and I will get onto it on your behalf!
2. FAST & SECURE
SiteGround offers super caching for fast page load times, choice of server location, cloudfare to monitor and block malicious web visitors, as well as a security certificate included in the cost. If anything does go wrong, SiteGround creates daily backups of your site, hosting account and emails and keeps them for up to 30 days. You can restore your site to a previous version at anytime.
SiteGround has even created this handy infographic on all the dumb ways you can lose your site, and how SiteGround has you covered.
See info graphic – Daily Backup Saves Your Site
Login to C Panel, and create as many firstname.lastname@example.org email address as you like. Email storage, spam protection and webmail are also standard.
And of course, SiteGround support also covers email issues.
SiteGround’s packages start at $15AUD a month before discounts . It may seem pricy, but it is worth it for the peace of mind a reliable host gives. Sleep easy knowing that site backups, security and support are taken care of. And don’t forget, I get crazy discounted rates off this price and pass them on to my clients!!
I find SiteGround’s Start Up package offers what most of my clients need in a website host, and more.
- 10GB of storage
- Network traffic for roughly 10, 000 visitors a month
- Unimited email accounts
- Support for web performance
- Choice of server location
- Sercurity certificate … to name a few
But, if your website ends up setting the world on fire upgrades are available.
Website Package $750
Wordpress website (up to 4 pages)
One year SiteGround website hosting
One year domain name registration