As a design-lead digital company, we understand the importance of making everything that appears on a screen look as good as it possibly can. However, something that we also understand – and give as much thought to – is the digital backroom; with web hosting being a key component.
What is Web Hosting?
Every website that you have ever visited is being hosted on a server. When a website is created, it is basically a number of different files – images, coding etc – and these files need to be stored somewhere. Generally, customers pay a monthly web hosting fee to ‘host’ these files on their server, meaning the files – your website – is available 24/7 for people to find.
As well as hosting the files that make up your website, a web host is also responsible for regular remote backups, website maintenance, plugin updates, general troubleshooting and more – all of this is in order to ensure optimum performance from your website.
The Reasons for a Good Host
On seeing everything that a host does when hosting your website, it quickly becomes apparent why a good host is important. But how will a good host benefit your site directly?
- Optimise website load time – Web users are generally impatient. The faster your site loads, the more likely prospective customers will stay
- Better Security – The last thing you want is sensitive information leaking from your website
- Increased Website Uptime – Website uptime is the percentage of time a website is available. Website ‘downtime’ can leave your site unavailable for periods of time, which is something nobody wants
- Backing Up – Things do go wrong! A good web host will have everything securely backed up, meaning after an attack, or other issues, everything can be restored
WADEDIGITAL Web Hosting
At WADEDIGITAL, we offer a managed web hosting service with high speed servers and regular remote back-ups. As experts in WordPress and its plugins, we can manage all the necessary updates on your behalf and ensure optimum performance of your website.
We offer a range of services as part of our managed website hosting, giving you peace of mind that comes from the knowledge that our experts are looking after your digital backroom.