Hosting is critical to website success
We understand that most clients only really care about website hosting when it’s not working. That’s why as a company we have invested so much time and money into creating a hosting environment perfectly created for the needs of Australian businesses. Aside from making sure that your website is available to users at all times, we take seriously the challenges of offering secure, fast and flexible hosting.
What will you love about our hosting services?
Many web development and hosting companies in Australia host their client’s websites outside of Australia. As part of our standard processes we review our hosting environment on an annual basis and remain firmly convinced that the performance advantages of hosting an Australian website in Australia outweigh any cost savings of taking hosting offshore.
Dedicated private cloud technology
Our network consists of a number of dedicated servers utilising virtualisation software to support a private cloud network. This configuration allows us maximum flexibility to respond to the changing needs of our clients. It also allows us to offer clients load-balanced and content cached websites for a fraction of the cost of more traditional solutions.
State of the art data centre
All of our websites are hosted within our private network within the Global Switch facility in Pyrmont, Sydney. This facility is one of the largest such facilities in the Southern Hemisphere and is used extensively by key corporate, government and financial clients. Global Switch boasts state of the art physical security, cooling, fire suppression, telecommunications and power services.
Security piece of mind
Aside from industry leading physical security within the actual datacentre, The Web Showroom takes a number of steps to ensure that our client websites remain secure. Additional information on our various security policies can be supplied on request.
24 x7 x 365 monitoring
Our hosting network is monitored day and night using a number of different reporting tools and services. From device level monitoring and service alerts through to remote 3rd party monitoring of selected websites our team are advised in real time of any faults affecting our network or websites. Needless to say all such alerts are investigated and promptly resolved regardless of the time of day.
Our clients can choose to manage their domain names and DNS records or they can make the decision to pass this task over to our senior domain technicians. For clients who make this decision we offer domain hosting including DNS changes and support.
Through our partnership with ‘Rackspace Email’ we are able to offer our clients what we believe to be the best business email hosting service in the world. With incredible uptime, premium spam and virus protection, simple migration options, huge 25GB mailboxes and fantastic webmail options Rackspace is truly best of breed in this area.
Our Hosting is backed with a 99.9% uptime guarantee
This means that if in any given month your website is not online 99.9% of the time you can claim compensation from us (See our Service Level Agreement). It's a high-bar to set, but we back it up!
Why Does Web Hosting Matter?
High quality hosting makes a real difference to the success or failure of a website. Site speed is now even a factor in search engine optimisation. Cheap hosting is easily found on the internet but it is often slow, unreliable, and can even be located outside of Australia. We deliberately do not go down this path because we know it comes at a real price. Our web hosting customers love the fact that their web design and hosting is at the highest standard. By spending the extra money on quality hosting we ensure our hosting customers' websites load fast and load 24/7! Our servers are located in Australia to ensure the fastest load times possible for our website design Sydney customers, along with our clients in Melbourne, Perth, and all across Australia. There are great advantages with having your web design and hosting both done with The Web Showroom.