What is Hosting?
Your website needs sit on a web server in order to be accessed on the internet; this is hosting. This web server needs to be secure, regularly managed and configured for speed and security. You may see deals for ‘cheap hosting’ or even ‘free hosting’ but often these have limitations and will lead to slow load speeds and a degree of knowledge if something goes wrong.
At Cloud, we have our own servers hosted on Microsoft’s Azure Platform, which, in conjunction with CloudFlare’s Protection and Speed Enhancements, provide our clients with lightning fast websites, including this one!
To host a website on the internet, an individual or company would need their own computer or server. As not all companies had the budget or expertise to do this, web hosting services began to offer to host users websites on their own servers, without the client needing to own the necessary infrastructure required to operate the website. The owners of the websites, also called webmasters would be able to create a website that would be hosted on the web hosting service’s server and published to the web by the web hosting service.
Smaller hosting services
The most basic is web page and small-scale file hosting, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a Web interface. The files are usually delivered to the Web “as is” or with minimal processing. Many Internet service providers (ISPs) offer this service free to subscribers. Individuals and organisations may also obtain Web page hosting from alternative service providers.
Free web hosting service is offered by different companies with limited services, sometimes supported by advertisements, and often limited when compared to paid hosting.
Why choose us for your Hosting
We work hard to maintain our server and ensure that all of our sites are extremely secure. We also back up our sites daily and have a 99.9% recorded uptime. Should something happen to your site, we have a dedicated support team to ensure everything is restored swiftly.
Websites large and small are all optimised for the fastest loading possible. This, coupled with CloudFlare’s Content Delivery Network (CDN), ensures that sites are delivered as fast as is possible.
We offer a range of email solutions for you and your team, from Gsuite to Office 365 to a custom webmail solution, we can work with you to tailor the perfect mail package.
We believe secure browsing is a right, not a privilege for those who can afford it. That’s why we provide SSL Certificates to all of our client websites, meaning that their visitors browse safely over an encrypted connection.
As a small team of passionate people, we are always available to help you no matter what… via telephone during business hours or via our dedicated support portal out of hours.