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Hosting is Not All Created Equal
Faster Load Speeds, Better Support, and Improved SEO
Many small businesses are short-changing themselves on hosting. They’re drawn to the cheapest plans in an effort to control overhead. But they fail to ask themselves what specifically they’re getting for their money.
It is incredibly easy to get lost on sites like GoDaddy and 1&1. You end up thinking it’s all the same when it really isn’t. Working with Status26, Dallas area businesses can enjoy the same affordability that many of the national brands bring to the table with a level of service they can’t come close to touching.
To understand how we do it, let’s first pose a simple but important question.
What Do We Mean by Hosting?
Hosting options break down into three specific categories: shared hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated server hosting. Shared hosting is exactly what it sounds like — a group of different websites sharing the same server space. They do this to cut costs without risking basic functionality. It is specifically suited to businesses that require low traffic bandwidth. These are typically business owners who earn most of their revenues offline, as in through check, cash, or credit card at the point-of-sale. They tend not to rely heavily on advertising revenue or e-commerce.
VPS hosting is a little higher-end, and while it’s still a form of shared hosting, it offers a greater number of features with fewer “roommates” on the server. Translation: more computing power available for faster sites and less risk of hiccups or downtime.
Lastly, and most expensively, there is dedicated hosting. Most small businesses do not require dedicated hosting because it’s a) expensive, and b) overkill for the level of web involvement that the business intends to have. In other words, if your business doesn’t rely heavily on web technology and support, you can, and should, get by without it. If your site has very high traffic and/or uses a lot of resources to run properly, then you’ll want to consider it.
What Do Our Hosting Services Entail?
Our hosting services have more than one purpose. At the most basic, we want to get your website designed, created, and ready for public consumption. That’s something we’ve been doing for more than 15 years, and we’re pretty darn good at it as our 100+ clients will attest.
But after you’re up and running, it’s our job to make sure you stay that way. We work to ensure your site stays available 24/7. Your customers can find you at their convenience. It’s also important to us that your site loads quickly and coherently regardless of which device the customer is using to access it.
Last but not least, we don’t want to “maximize profit potential” at your expense. You’re not going to buy more hosting than you need from us, in other words. We’ll make sure you understand how the type of business you’re in relates, and how a specific plan will be relevant to your needs.
Something Else Most Hosting Companies Leave Out
In short, it’s the personal touch.
Other companies do a poor job of learning who you are and what your business is about. They don’t follow your history, and they don’t take the proper steps to work with you so that you become more familiar and comfortable with the dashboard and controls.
We build websites that are simple, beautiful, and functional. But we don’t stop there. We work to empower you through different hosting tools and resources. This enhances your level of comfort, and it helps you to avoid simple but common issues that arise when working on the back end of your website.
Over the years, we’ve taken clients who knew nothing about websites, and we’ve given them the tools and the knowledge to use their websites as a viable extension of their marketing. It starts with our customer service-based approach to website hosting and ownership.
We want your website to feel like a piece of your storefront — a place you can come in and out of at your convenience with equal levels of comfort. It’s that level of comfort that allows you to establish an online rapport with your customers and establish authority in your industry. After all, if you’re comfortable enough to make updates, then you’re comfortable enough to share tips, answer emails, and share offers.
But Hosting Is Just a Part of It
Hosting is one part of your web success. There are many others, such as choosing the right name, creating content, and learning how and where to market yourself for the best impact. At Status26, we don’t help you with one single piece of your business. We help you with all of it, and we do it in a way that minimizes cost. Learn more about all of our options at the Services page, or contact us today to get started!