Fast and reliable website hosting is integral to any successful online business.
What is website hosting?
Website hosting is necessary for organisations and businesses to be able to publish their website on the Internet. It makes the website accessible to any visitor on the World Wide Web.
The information for the website is stored on servers, typically located in a data centre. Servers act as storage facilities for the website data and deliver the pages to the visitor.
Without hosting, a website can’t be live on the Internet. It is therefore imperative that every website has it.
How website hosting helps online businesses
Good hosting can help online business. Reliable servers are paramount to the success of a business. If customers cannot access a website then sales will be lost as a result.
Fast servers are equally important. Website users increasingly expect fast load times and will leave a page if it doesn’t load quickly. Good website hosting is thus imperative to this.
Speed is also significant for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). Google likes rapidly served websites, which has beneficial knock-on effects when it comes to search rankings.
Servers located in the country where the majority of your customers are located are equally essential. If the main customer base for a business is in the UK then that’s where it should have its website hosted.
What is cloud hosting?
Cloud hosting offers a powerful, scalable and reliable option using a number of load-balanced servers.
A cloud hosted website may be more reliable since other servers in the cloud can compensate if a piece of hardware goes down. A website thus stays up and online in the cloud based system over a traditional single-site based server.
What’s more, the decentralisation of cloud-based systems across different locations also avoids the potential pitfalls of local based power outages or other potential disasters.
Domain names and website hosting
If website hosting is your business’ shop filled with products and services then a domain name is its address so customers can find it.
Websites are hosted on servers that have an IP address. This is a series of numbers. To avoid having to remember and type in these numbers each time we visit a website, domain names are used. Therefore, when a domain name or URL is entered in to an Internet browser, it knows exactly where to go and get the website data from.
Domain names and website hosting are thus intrinsically connected.
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Give your business a boost with a domain name, emails and fast WordPress website hosting!
All-in-one web hosting package
It can be difficult to know where to start. Every WordPress website needs hosting and a domain name. Many providers offer one and not the other. That’s why we supply them both, along with business email addresses, in our all-in-one website hosting package.
We include a co.uk domain name so that your business can have its own branded URL. Matching email addresses for you, staff or services you may have are also included to create a consistent brand look.
We use UK based cloud servers so that you experience blazing fast speeds and unparalleled up time. What’s more your WordPress website and data is hosted in the UK, a jurisdiction with data and privacy laws that you know.
To save having to renew with multiple providers, all three of these services are bundled together in to one affordable monthly price!