* Your site hosted on a top quality Linux server.
* Ample web space to hold your pages and site content.
* A generous monthly data transfer (bandwidth)
allocation and a realistic charge if you exceed
your allocation in any month.
* Fast response to system failures - many technical issues are attended to as part of
ongoing "routine maintenance" before we are even aware of them.
What is Web Hosting?
To enable your web site to be seen by the millions of internet users around the world,
it needs to be placed on a server (host) with permanent, high-speed connections to
the World Wide Web.
Is all Hosting the Same?
The simple answer is no. Web servers are usually powered by
either Windows or Linux operating systems. The speed of the
actual server, speed of the connection to the web, the
number of web sites hosted on a single server, and many
other factors determine the speed that web pages are
served to visitors.
Why is there a vast difference
For many of the reasons given above.
A quality web server is expensive to purchase and maintain.
You will have seen companies advertising "free" hosting
or hosting for a few pounds per month/year.
The only way these prices can be achieved and sustained is through compromise
- slower, less powerful servers made from cheaper components, slower
backbone connections, minimal data transfer (bandwidth) limits, sponsorship
(advertising) on your site placed there by your hosts, or shoe-horning accounts
onto the server are some of the ways lower costs are achieved.
In addition to this technical support may be non-existent, meaning you have no one to
turn to when the inevitable system failure occurs.