What you need to know (without getting too technical)
When you are hosting with us, your website is hosted securely and reliably – and when you have questions or need anything, we’re only a phone call or email away to help.
We love technology and yes, we actually get excited when we discover tools like innovative spam filters or back-up and upgrade utilities. We understand that you may not get as excited about these things as we do, but just know that we’ll be out there looking for technology solutions that keep your websites running smooth and allow you to concentrate on growing your business.
The details (& tech talk)
Web hosting gives your website a home on the Internet. When you are hosting with us, your website will be on one of our virtual servers located in closed, private data center facilities and 24/7 monitoring with technical staff on premises at all times.
When you choose to work with us for your design and hosting, you only have one company to talk to. There is no back and forth with a separate hosting company on who should deal with what issues or problems once your site is up and running and it allows us much larger control of the environment of your website to make sure everything goes smooth.
Although most of our clients host with us when we design a new website for them, we don’t have to do the design for you to host with us. We have clients who were looking for a new home for their website(s) because they were unhappy with their current hosts for many reasons – including quite a few that we have moved after their current hosts were less than helpful after their sites had been hacked.
We also have clients who have sites developed and hosted with us and then also moved hosting of some of their previously existing sites to us and/or have us set up “blank” sites (for WordPress for example) which they are working on themselves for some lower budget projects. We have a special installer service called Installatron for projects like that which allows us or you to efficiently set up many popular web applications into your space and that has a very cool “Backup and Upgrade” feature that allows the system to make a backup before updating the application so it can be easily rolled back if something didn’t work right in the upgrade. This would require extra work and/or plug-ins with many budget hosts.
Our services are set up to help you (auto)-configure many e-mail clients for a quick setup.
To keep you working at peak efficiency with your e-mails, we have added a special spam filtering solution – the basic/standard one included with cPanel on many hoster’s servers (if enabled at all) wasn’t good enough for us.
The solution we use filters out a large amount of spam before it even hits your inbox and it also gives you easy access to a “probable spam” category to make sure you don’t miss any important e-mails just because they may look like spam. The advanced spam filtering is currently included at no extra charge with our hosting plans. Our solution filters out thousands of spam messages and viruses every month before they can reach our customers.
Domain Name Registration Services and SSL Security Certificates
Domain Name RegistrationDomain names we offer include several top level domain registrations like .ca, .com, .net, .biz, .org, and more.
SSL Security Certificates
Our SSL certificate solutions, which are used to secure your websites and now also impact your Google ranking, start out with a basic certificate that will be sufficient for most websites at no extra charge for our standard plan. Securing your website with SSL helps block snoopers from getting your login information when you are working on an open WiFi hotspot like at a cafe, restaurant or hotel on your WordPress website.
We also offer the ability to connect your e-mail program to our server through an encrypted connection so no one can read your e-mails or get your log-in information when you work with your e-mail at an open WiFi hotspot either.