Our premier website hosting includes everything a business needs to establish a healthy website with Google and their customers. Our hosting includes the following:
Domain Hosting. Once your domains are in our account, we monitor and update the ICANN database as suggested to ensure the performance and proper listing of your domain name. We also host the domains in our large Pro account, which provides added security and performance. This provides us with enough DNS Records to properly utilize your domain, as well as renewals and protection against domain theft.
SSL Certificate: Our hosting includes the purchase, installation, and maintenance of an SSL certificate. This allows your website to encrypt any information that is being shared from it, and the back-end server. Without this certificate, your Google Ranking will go down and there would be a large warning at the top of the page stating that “This site is not secure” if you do not have an SSL purchased, installed, and properly configured. In some cases, some browsers won’t allow the website to be viewed. This certificate has to be renewed and re-installed at least once a year.
Website Hosting: We host in-house on our private servers. This allows our servers to be much faster and more secure than ‘cheaper’ hosting companies, as you are not sharing server resources with several thousand other sites, as well as risking exposure due to shared accounts. A website that loads quickly will rank better than one that takes a long time to load, as this affects your user experience.
Security: Due to our servers being in-house, we maintain extreme security measures. Every visitor to your website must first travel through 3 firewalls before the traffic even reaches our servers. We also implement a WAF (Web Application Firewall) which is installed on every website on our servers. This firewall looks specifically at each user and weighs what they are doing against an algorithm to determine if they are legitimate traffic, or if they are malicious and are trying to hack or break your website. A WAF requires an extremely large server to run at scale, and you simply can’t purchase a large enough hosting account to power a WAF at scale from the ‘cheaper’ hosting companies.
Email Hosting: This is a separate additional charge from the ‘cheaper’ hosting companies, and again, you are on a large shared server with many thousands of users which opens up the possibility of performance, and more importantly, security issues. Our email server is hosted in-house on our private servers – Allowing for much better performance and security.
Uptime Monitor: All websites on our servers are monitored 24×7 to ensure that if there ever is an issue, our IT Team has already been notified. ‘Cheaper’ hosting companies do not monitor, and it is your responsibility to monitor that your site is up, and to contact them to start a support ticket if your site is down.
Up To 1 Hour of updates/Maintenance per month: We include this in our hosting fee as a high-performing website has to be consistently updated if it’s going to rank well. The internet is all about relevancy, and if you are not the newest and most up-to-date version of information, you are no longer relevant. We include the 1 hour in our hosting.
Monthly Website Care Report: We automatically email out a website care report that shows how your website is performing, and offer performance review meetings to go over that care report in detail.
Automated Site Backups: We take automatic snapshots of your site to be stored off-site in several secured and encrypted servers across the US. This insures that if something were to happen to your site and/or our facility, your site is not lost and can be restored within a reasonable amount of time. ‘Cheaper’ hosting providers do not offer off-site backups, and it is your responsibility to take them manually and store them as in the case of a catastrophic loss, the ‘cheaper’ hosting providers will not have a backup, nor will they care if you get your site backup and running.
A single place for everything needed, and a real person to speak with: This maybe the most important feature of our hosting, according to our existing clients. You can contact our company personally for any technical questions, and you will only have to pay a single company and manage 1 account. If you have a question about website load time, or a client didn’t receive an email from your business email, or you would like to update your website – you can do all of that through us directly. Having a single knowledgeable source that is not only out for your best interest and wants to see you succeed is priceless.