More and more website hosting companies are being bought up and we are seeing service levels go down. At the same time the importance of good hosting has grown. This is why we have upgraded the hosting that we offer. We now offer good hosting service and a top quality managed hosting service as an option. Hosting isn't exciting but it's really important and sometimes not so easy to change down the line.
Website hosting matters and the good stuff is now within reach!
The ever changing Google have shifted the goalposts on a few things in 2017. Hosting is now directly affecting how Google ranks your page. If the server is slow they'll penalise you. With this in mind we are now recommending all clients to move away from economy hosting as we believe it is a false economy. No-one should expect a professional hosting service for pennies, but fortunately, good hosting is now more affordable.
What you get with our under £10 per month premium service;
- From January 2017 sites that are https will be publicly labelled in green as ‘Secure’ in Google's Chrome browser. This is because non https sites can carry malware or be spoofed. Also any forms transmitting data or used for ecommerce do so with no encryption. https sites are considered safe and secure. All of our sites on our premium hosting will be secure.
- If a site is hosted on a slow server Google will reduce its ranking. Our premium server is consistently one of the fastest hosts.
- If a site is slow to load for any factors other than the host, Google will reduce the ranking. With our premium hosting service we will now install and set up specific caching that will vastly speed up your site by a measurable amount.
- Our premium hosting is managed website hosting. A huge benefit of that is that plugins and WordPress itself get updated automatically. This makes your site much safer from hackers as they tend to target sites that have vulnerabilities that are common knowledge.
- Our premium host also carries out daily backups of your site. It's always good to have your own back ups too but knowing there is an automated back up as well is twice as good!
- Our premium host is one of only four hosting companies recommended by WordPress itself. Considering there are thousands of web hosting companies that's hugely reassuring.
- We can tune sites to score Green on Google's Pagespeed service.
So, in conclusion, there are a lot of changes mainly to do with Security and Speed, both crucial factors that will benefit your business.
Managed website hosting used to be £30+ per month but there’s a bit more competition now and we have bought capacity in quantity and so we can offer all of the above benefits for less than £10 per month with our premium hosting.
The cheaper hosts now look like what they are, a false economy. So, contact us and let's talk hosting.