A common frustration we hear from our clients is the hassle of managing all of the connections related to keeping your website online. You have a site, a domain, a hosting account, DNS, and more! We take the hassle out of hosting in general by managing that process for our clients. Below is a summary of the different kinds of hosting solutions we provide.
WordPress Specific Hosting
Some web development firms choose not to disclose their hosting providers, but we are happy to be completely transparent about this. For our customers who use the WordPress platform (our preferred development platform) we utilize our hosting partner, WP Engine. We have a dedicated server we maintain through WP Engine that is scalable to accommodate our expanding customer base. The primary reasons we prefer WP Engine to other hosting solutions for WordPress are:
- Dedicated to and highly optimized for WordPress applications
- Enhanced hosting security with anti-hacking measures and intrusion detection built in
- Automatic daily backups
- Automated core updates
- Free SSL certificates to stop the ‘Insecure Content’ warning
And that’s the tip of the iceberg. Our sites hosted through WP Engine are extraordinarily fast, so your customers won’t be patiently waiting for your pages to load.
Dedicated / Cloud Server Hosting
Not every website can be developed efficiently in WordPress, and for those occasions, we carefully match a hosting solution to the needs of the given project. When an application requires a dedicated server, we often turn to our cloud server provider, Digital Ocean. Digital Ocean allows us to spin up a server in any configuration required, very quickly, and at excellent rates. These servers are especially suited for Magento eCommerce projects, or other sites requiring a custom environment. Here are a few features of Digital Ocean that we love to pass along to our clients:
- Automated Weekly Backups
- Remote monitoring and support
- Easily scalable as project grows – or temporarily scalable for short-term / seasonal traffic spikes.
- Many choices of data center locations
Digital Ocean gives us the control and flexibility we need to ensure your hosting environment is exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.
Additional Hosting Partners
When it comes to websites that don’t require WordPress, but also don’t need the horsepower of their own dedicated server, we also have partnerships with Rackspace and Liquid Web. Between these two providers, we can host just about everything from small static websites to older CMSs that might not be as easy to host elsewhere. For more information, or to talk to us about hosting your website, reach out using the form below.