Managed Website Hosting
If you aren’t happy with your current hosting provider then it may be worth moving your website to one of Priority Pixel's cloud servers. Our website hosting boasts the latest speed technologies that make websites load faster: NGINX-based caching, SSD-drives, PHP 8, CDN, HTTP/2. Once your website is hosted with us our web developers will be able to tailor the hosting environment to ensure your website runs at its best.
Regular backups should be the norm for all websites. By creating regular backups of your website's files and data, we can make sure your website is returned to a normal state should something go wrong. We offer website backups that are stored securely in the cloud. This means we are only ever one click away from restoring your website back to its last known working version.
If you have an existing website but aren’t happy with your current web hosting service, we would be delighted to assist you. For any client wishing to move their website hosting to Priority Pixels, we offer a free migration service. All we need is access to your current website. Our web developers can usually migrate a website within 24 hours.
Carbon Neutral Web Hosting
At Priority Pixels, we host a myriad of different websites for our clients. In recent years, we’ve realised just how sizeable a carbon footprint that creates and that’s why carbon neutral web hosting was the only way forward for our agency.
There is no denying the environmental impact of the internet. 3.7% of the world’s total carbon emissions are generated by the internet and the infrastructure, networks and systems supporting it. The internet also produces 50% more carbon than the aviation industry and over a billion tons of CO2 every year.
For the digital marketing industry, which is wholly reliant on the world wide web, that impact is tenfold. Every line of code we write, every visually immersive infographic we create, every sentence of copy we draft and every email conversation we have, demands electricity. What’s more, there are also the servers, data centres and networks that require power to continue operating – and even more to keep those systems cool and running efficiently.
Switching to carbon neutral web hosting means we rely on data centres that run on renewable energy. As a result, we’ve drastically reduced our own carbon footprint, as well as the carbon footprint of the many businesses and organisations we support through our web hosting services. It may seem like small, but every step we take makes a difference as we forge a greener path forward.
Our Hosting Infrastructure
As a creative design and digital marketing agency, Priority Pixels have put in place a resilient and reliable hosting infrastructure that runs on renewable energy.
Secure and reliable hosting is essential for all websites but more importantly, we need to confidently provide the same high level of support and peace of mind for our clients.
Hosting our client’s websites has been part of our package of services since we began and it’s an area we understand well. Our carbon neutral web hosting packages have earned our agency a regional reputation for reliable, secure and environmentally friendly web hosting.
As we build each site we go through several phases of essential testing and improvement. When ready, the secure reliability of our servers allows us to move from the temporary development site to a live and fully functioning one quickly and seamlessly.
Our systems experts work closely with the web development team and constantly monitor servers, keeping up to speed with any changes in performance. With our fully managed hosting service, you can be confident that your site is in safe hands from the moment it goes live. Our comprehensive and ongoing support means that we’re on hand for advice and guidance whenever you need it – and our pledge to provide businesses with carbon neutral web hosting means you won’t have to worry about your website having a negative impact of the planet.
The Benefits of Backing up your Website
Regular website backups ensure the protection of your valuable data, including website content, databases, media files, user information, and configurations. In case of accidental deletion, data corruption, hacking attempts, or server failures, backups provide a safety net to restore your website to a previous state.
Backups act as a crucial component of your disaster recovery plan. In the event of a catastrophic event, such as a website crash, malware attack, or natural disaster, backups enable you to restore your website quickly and minimize downtime. It allows you to recover and resume normal operations, reducing the impact on your business or online presence.
Regular backups ensure that you can restore specific content or files that may have been inadvertently modified, deleted, or compromised. Whether it’s a single page, a blog post, or an entire media library, backups provide a way to recover and restore your website’s content, preserving your hard work and maintaining the continuity of your online presence.
Website Updates and Changes
Backups offer peace of mind when making significant updates, changes, or experimentation on your website. If an update or modification causes unexpected issues or errors, you can roll back to a previously backed-up version of your website. This helps you mitigate risks and avoid prolonged downtime or user experience issues.
Migration and Site Transfer
Website backups simplify the process of migrating your website to a new hosting provider or transferring it to a different domain. Backups ensure that you retain all your website’s data, configurations, and content during the migration process, making it smoother and reducing the chances of data loss or website inconsistencies.
Security and Malware Removal
In the unfortunate event of a security breach or malware infection, backups are invaluable. They allow you to restore your website to a clean, pre-compromised state, removing any malicious code or content. Backups provide a reliable way to recover from security incidents and minimize the impact on your website’s reputation and user trust.
Development and Testing
Website backups are beneficial during development or testing phases. They enable you to create a replica of your live site in a staging environment for experimentation, testing new features or design changes, and ensuring everything functions as expected before deploying to the live site. Backups provide a safety net to revert back to a stable version if necessary.
Peace of Mind
Regularly backing up your website gives you peace of mind, knowing that your data and online presence are protected. It allows you to focus on creating content, engaging with users, and growing your website without worrying about potential data loss or unforeseen incidents.
Website Migration Services
Our experienced team specialises in hassle-free website migrations, guiding you through each step with expertise and personalised support. From content transfer to design enhancements, we handle it all to deliver a smooth and efficient migration experience.
With our hosting services, you can enjoy the benefits of a reliable and secure infrastructure. We provide robust server capabilities, ensuring your website remains accessible and responsive to visitors. Our team is dedicated to maintaining optimal uptime, so you can focus on growing your online presence.
By choosing us as your hosting provider, you gain access to ongoing support and maintenance. Our experts are available to assist with technical issues, security updates and any enhancements you may require. We are committed to delivering a seamless hosting experience that allows your website to thrive.
What is website hosting?
Website hosting is where your website lives on the Internet. For your website to appear on the Internet it needs to be uploaded to a server. Servers are high-tech computers storing all the components that make up a website, such as HTML documents, CSS stylesheets, and images. These servers are connected to the internet so when someone enters a search query into an internet browser, such as Google Chrome, that browser will then connect to various servers to find websites that contain information relevant to the search query.
Think of hosting as finding a house for your website to live in. You need to move all the building blocks of your website to a secure server so that when someone wants to visit, i.e. types your website into Google, browsers will know where to find you.
How to transfer website hosting?
If you feel that you are not getting the hosting services that your website needs, you can transfer to a different website hosting provider. Transferring your website to a different hosting server can be a tricky process, depending on how complex your website is. Most websites involve content management systems and complex databases as well as the files that hold the code. All these files and data need to be transferred in a way that allows your website to continue working as normal, so that any visitors to your website will not know that anything has changed.
If you would like to transfer your website hosting, please get in contact and speak to a member of our team to discuss your options.
What is managed website hosting?
Managed website hosting is when someone else manages the server that your website is on for you. This is usually taken care of by a dedicated and trained individual, allowing for regular updates and maintenance, security, monitoring activity and backing up your website.
Hiring a website hosting service provider to manage your hosting environment will ensure that your website is fully secure twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. If anything were to happen to your website, they will be able to restore it to its original state by performing regular backups. Maintenance and updates will help your website run as smoothly as possible so that your customers get the best experience when using your website.
Contact us today to discuss our managed website hosting services.
How much should website hosting cost?
How much your website hosting costs completely depends on the type of hosting you choose and which service provider you use. Most web hosting companies will charge you a monthly or annual fee to use their servers for your website.
Shared hosting is the cheapest option as you are sharing a server with other websites. You only pay for a small portion of it, rather than renting the whole thing. Dedicated website hosting is the most expensive type of hosting as you are renting the whole server just for your website, so there are no other companies to split the cost with. The cost of cloud hosting can depend on how many servers you need to rent and what resources you need to keep your website functioning at its optimum.
Most website hosting providers offer the option of managed website hosting in their monthly or annual fees. This will take the hassle away from you of having to keep your website updated and running at its optimum.
Before deciding on your website hosting service provider, make sure that what you are paying for is right for your website. Please get in contact to discuss our website hosting fees.
Can you restore my website from a backup if needed?
Absolutely! In the event of data loss, we have comprehensive backup restoration procedures in place. Our team is experienced in efficiently restoring websites from backups to minimize downtime. We prioritize restoring your website to a fully functional state, allowing you to regain access to your content and resume normal operations.
What is cloud website hosting?
Cloud website hosting means that your website is hosted on more than one web server. It also means that your website information and data is stored virtually rather than in a physical server.
By using resources from various servers, if one of the servers is down or at maximum capacity, another server can take over. This allows your website to stay up and running online as smoothly as possible for your customers. Using a cloud-based server can also help to increase your loading speed as you are not relying on just one server that is also trying to load multiple other websites. The different servers that your website is stored on will all be able to help load your website faster.
With most cloud-based website hosting solutions, you only pay for what you need. If you see a rise in traffic to your website, you can increase your resources. This stops you paying for a bigger hosting package that may include resources that you do not need, just to get access to the ones that you do.
What is the typical backup frequency for your websites?
As a standard practice, we strive to perform backups on a regular basis. However, the specific backup frequency may vary depending on the unique requirements of each website. In general, we aim to schedule backups at least once a day, especially for dynamic websites with frequent content modifications. For static websites or those with less frequent updates, a weekly or bi-weekly backup schedule may be sufficient.
Why do I need to backup my website?
A website backup is a copy of all the files and databases that make up your website. There are a few common reasons why you would need a backup to restore your website. Maybe you tried to update a plugin or core file that causes your website to break, or maybe your website gets hacked. You need to backup your website so that if something were to happen to it, you can easily restore the site to the most recent version.
The more frequently you add new content to your website, the more frequently you need to create backups. If you add new content, such as blog posts or new products to an ecommerce site, but do not have a recent backup, then you will lose all the new content and will have to reupload it all manually. Not only is this a time consuming process, but it will also impact what people can see and interact with on your site. If you have an ecommerce website, it could cost you sales as the latest products will be lost from the site.
Even the most simple of websites will have lots of important information, files and databases that need to be backed up. If you do not create a backup at all and something happens to your website then you will have to start over from scratch. All of the hard work you put into building your website and establishing your online presence will be gone.
With a maintenance package from Priority Pixels, regular backups will be included in the price, so that you can rest assured that your website will always be showing it’s most recent version. You can contact us to enquire about our maintenance packages and find out how we can help you keep your website running as it should be.
What is carbon neutral web hosting?
Also known as green server hosting, green web hosting and sustainable web hosting, carbon neutral web hosting is a term used to describe a web hosting service that runs on renewable energy such as solar power or wind power. The purpose of carbon neutral web hosting is to reduce the carbon footprint of a website, as well as the systems, networks and infrastructure that support it.
At Priority Pixels, we offer carbon neutral web hosting as a part of our regular website hosting services. Our data centres are 100% reliant on renewable energy, meaning the websites we host, manage and maintain are carbon neutral.
For more information about our carbon neutral web hosting services, please get in touch with our team today.
Why is carbon neutral web hosting important?
The internet, as well as the systems, networks and servers that support it, have a huge carbon footprint. 3.7% of total carbon emissions emitted worldwide are generated by the internet. It also produces 50% more carbon than the aviation industry and releases over a billion tons of CO2 into our atmosphere every year. As carbon neutral web hosting is wholly reliant on renewable energy, switching over to a greener web hosting service can reduce the carbon footprint of both your website and your business.
For more information about our web hosting services, please get in touch with Priority Pixels today. We would be delighted to assist you.
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