Tech savvy individuals or businesses that are planning to publish new websites sometimes debate about whether they should use third party web page hosting companies, or set up their own web page hosting servers. Here at webdevel.com, we believe our third party hosting service offers so many advantages over self-hosting that the decision should be a no-brainer. Here are 5 reasons why website publishers should opt for our web page hosting service.
1. Web Page Hosting Security
It is unlikely that any computer user in the modern era is unaware of the problems caused by malicious software. Viruses, Trojan horses, worms, key loggers and other malicious applications may be used to sneakily gather data from unsuspecting computer users. They can also be used for more serious and costly purposes. They can permit sensitive data to fall into the hands of crooks who will use that data to fraudulently withdraw money from compromised bank accounts, or to carry out identity theft.
What makes home or office computers particularly vulnerable is that most of them are now connected to the Internet, which exposes them to remote hacking attacks. Web servers are also computers, and they too are potential targets for hackers. That is why security is so important.
In fact, security is such a critical issue that it would be foolhardy to leave it in the hands of anybody who is less than an expert in the field. Secondly, the threats and risks are continually evolving, and those people who are tasked with managing security must constantly upgrade their knowledge and their tools to keep abreast of the latest hazards. This is something the average website owner would have neither the time nor the skill to administer personally.
The best shared web hosting companies, just like ours, will have all the expertise and the software tools available to constantly monitor and fight off hacking attempts. They can attain a level of security that is simply beyond the resources and capabilities of a non-skilled individual.
Spam emails may be simply a scatter-gun approach to marketing, and, as such, are more of a nuisance than a security threat. However, spam emails are often used as the means by which malicious software is distributed. Malicious software can be embedded in email attachments. Alternatively, these emails may include links to malicious websites. Upon clicking on one of these links and connecting to a malicious website, surfers are essentially opening the door to dangerous downloads.
Spammers use a variety of tricks to distribute their unwanted emails in a way that gets past spam filters. One such way is to access other people’s accounts and send emails from them. The account owners may be totally unaware that their email accounts are being used in this way.
Email addresses that are identified as the source of spam email messages can end up being blacklisted. That means that legitimate emails from them may be blocked. Another possibility is that the email address from which the spam is coming can be suspended or cancelled. Both these scenarios are clearly critical issues for a website owner that needs to use this form of communication.
Protecting against compromised email accounts is another area that demands skilled security expertise and protective software tools.
We offer cheap shared hosting without compromising on reliability. Reliability is another critical aspect that website owners have to take into account once their site is available to the public.
It is easy to see why visitors to a website that is frequently unavailable will quickly get fed up and start avoiding that website. This will clearly have an impact on websites that need traffic or revenue to be successful.
Websites have to be available to surfers around the clock. That means that any problems that crop up, such as a hard disk failure, must be identified and rectified in the fastest possible time. The only way to have this level of service is to have 24/7 monitoring in place, and the manual and physical resources to fix problems as soon as they crop up. This level of reliability will be beyond the resources of most website owners.
Web surfers are an impatient lot, and the majority will not bother waiting more than a few seconds for a web page to load. A key determinant in the speed at which a web page loads is the quality and capacity of the server’s connection to the Internet.
Our ultra-modern data centers use fiber optic Internet connections. When combined with our top speed servers, they deliver the very best loading performance. Fiber optic connections may not be available to those who want to self-host, and if that is the case, it is really pointless trying to go down that road.
4. Ease of management
Some websites can require a lot of administrative work. This can come in many different forms. For example, if a website invites comments from people, it will be necessary to monitor those to prevent legal problems, or to stop offensive messages from being shown.
CMS systems need to be updated regularly to publish new content. If the content is being provided in-house, that can be time consuming. Online stores can also require constant updating as new products are added and others removed.
Individuals and businesses should be more focused on how their websites perform rather than on how the hardware and software that is behind the websites is working. By opting for our third party hosting, website owners are free to concentrate on managing their websites without having to worry about the infrastructure behind them.
5. Financial benefits
World-class data centers like the ones we use are able to provide the highest possible levels of service at low costs because of economies of scale. Our data centers are home to the servers for thousands of websites, so we can distribute the costs of maintaining these resources very widely.
Most privately owned businesses, or small to medium sized enterprises, have very little hardware backup. In most cases, there may be a handful of spare computers available. If somebody’s machine goes down, it may be necessary to replace it. That takes time, and more time is used up re-installing software packages and files from the crashed machine’s disks.
The hardware at our data centers can also fail, but when this happens, we have sufficient redundancy in place to immediately substitute new hardware. The result is that we can often rectify such problems without any interruption in service to our valued customers.
The amount of money spent on our hosting packages will be a fraction of the capital outlay that a company would need to provide its own comparable hosting service.
Opting for web page hosting with us unquestionably the best option for website owners who may be thinking about doing their own hosting. In terms of security, support, reliability, speed and uptime, we can exceed almost any self-hosted website. On top of that, self-hosting is going to cost so much more than availing of our cheap web hosting options.
Whether you are launching a new CMS website and want Drupal hosting, or are launching a complex online store, you cannot beat our hosting packages. If you are still in doubt, just contact us at webdevel.com, and we will be glad to explain why our web page hosting service is the best option.