24/7 Security Monitoring
WordPress is one of the most used content managed systems (CMS) on the web. This means it's one of the main targets of potential hacking and cybercrime. With an attack happening almost every minute it’s critical your website is kept safe from hackers and bots. Our 24/7 security monitoring regularly scans for security vulnerabilities, providing ongoing reports and audit logs. We use a range of technologies and processes to ensure your website is secure. Including 2-factor authentication, blacklist monitoring, IP lockouts, security tweaks, core plugins and theme code checking and login masking.
Any website should have regular backups created in case something goes wrong. Websites use a range of complicated code and advanced plugins. From time to time not everything works the way you might have expected and can cause your website to function incorrectly. With regular backups of your websites files and data we can make sure your website is returned to a previous state should something go wrong. Our Website Hosting Somerset service stores all files and data securely in the cloud. Meaning your website can easily be restored to an earlier version at any given time.
Ensuring your website loads quickly and properly across all devices is crucial to your business's success. Both search engines and visitors to your website will judge how fast a website is. If your website is running slow it will affect your SEO ranking and force prospective customers to leave quickly. Our performance optimisation service can carry out file compression, asset optimisation, Gzip compression, image optimisation and more. All these processes will speed up your website and ensure it always performs at its best.
Managed Website Hosting
Having a reliable and fast website is important for running a successful business. Our website hosting boasts the latest speed technologies that make websites load faster: NGINX-based caching, SSD-drives, PHP 7, CDN, HTTP/2. Once your website is hosted with us, our websites developers will be able to tailor the hosting environment to ensure your website runs at it’s best.
If your current web host is not meeting the expectations you would like, it might be worth switching to one of Priority Pixel's cloud servers. If you are concerned that the process might be long winded, you have no reason to worry. All we need is access to your current website. The full process is usually completed within 24 hours. With no downtime.
Hacked Website Repair Service
If your website has been hacked, although frustrating, try not to panic. Priority Pixels have a team of website specialists who can repair the damage. They are experts at identifying problems such as malware, infections, spam comments and malicious code...and removing them.
What is website hosting?
Website hosting is where on the internet your website lives. 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.
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.
What is shared website hosting?
Shared website hosting means that your website shares its server with other websites. This is usually a cheaper option when comparing the types of website hosting, as you are only paying for a small portion of one server and splitting the cost of the whole server with other companies who are sharing your space.
Whilst this is a cheaper option, it does mean that your website will have to compete with other websites for resources. This could impact your page loading speed and your uptime. Having to compete with other websites for the same resources could impact that experience that visitors to your website have. Shared website hosting is not usually recommended for a website with a high traffic rate as your website may not be able to function as properly as it should.
Even though you are sharing a server with other websites, you will not have access to their files, and vice versa.
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 best website hosting service?
The answer to this completely depends on your website and the resources you need to keep it running at its optimum. If you have a simple one-page website with low traffic rates, shared hosting will probably be the best option for you. This is because you will not need as many resources as a multi-page, more complex website that gets more traffic.
If, and when, your website grows, you can always transfer your website hosting to a different service that meets the new needs of your website. Choosing the best website hosting service for your website also depends on cost. If you want someone to look after your hosting for you, then managed website hosting should be an option that you consider. Researching to find the best website hosting services for your website will help you get the most out of your money and keep your website optimised and running smoothly.
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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