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. All of our websites now offer our Green Light Hosting service.
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. 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 Green Light Hosting 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 2017 sites will be secure on our new hosting.
- If a site is hosted on a slow server Google will reduce its ranking. Our new 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 new hosting service we will now install and set up specific caching that will vastly speed up your site by a measurable amount.
- Our new 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. In turn Google also rewards you for this by an increase in ranking.
- Our new 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 new host is one of only four hosting companies recommended by WordPress itself. Considering there are thousands of web hosting companies that’s quite a thing.
So, in conclusion, there are a lot of changes mainly to do with Security and Speed and our Yoast SEO offer is an extra goodie that will also 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 in our new Green Light Hosting managed hosting product.
The cheaper hosts now look like what they are, a false economy. So, contact us and see the (green) light.