In this week’s blog, we outline how valuable it is to have your hosting managed. It’s essential to any website, and therefore it’s important to choose a hosting plan that is efficient and works well for you.
What is hosting?
Hosting refers to the service that allows your website to be posted and viewed on the internet. Websites are hosted on specific computers called ‘servers’, this means that when someone searches your domain, your website will be visible. As we said before, it is essential to your website. However, it’s not always that simple. Servers often hold hundreds of different domain names, and that combined with their fixed storage space means that huge problems can arise. One potential problem is that websites on the same server can start to load slowly or may not load at all. Customers don’t want to sit around waiting for a website to load. This is something that can be avoided with managed hosting.
At Complete, we realise this could be a huge problem for your business, as there’s potential for a loss of customers. That’s why we offer fast, reliable and secure hosting solutions.
Why is it good to have your hosting managed?
Utilising managed hosting allows more customers to view your website than a shared host.
There are many ways that managed hosting is better than shared hosting; here’s why…
Managed hosting leads to a website that instantly loads, which makes a great first impression on your customers. It’s optimised for WordPress, so it’s fine-tuned to work perfectly for you. A managed host can be individually configured to give your customers the best experience possible. It’ll be constantly updated to use the newest versions of PHP.
Studies show that ‘40% of potential customers will leave a site if it hasn’t loaded within 3 seconds.’
Imagine the number of customers lost. It’s crucial to have a website that loads fast and is secure. With a managed host, this immediately takes the pressure off you so that you can focus on your business.
As we mentioned, as well as speed, security is very important. Compared to a shared host, the security checks on a managed host are much more in-depth and regular. It’s no surprise that websites do occasionally get hacked, and it can be a stressful time. But with a managed host, your website is much more likely to be up and running and secure again in a shorter space of time. Your website will be checked daily for malware and other cyber threats, any problem will be removed quickly. Managed hosts are much more reliable.
Your customers are much more likely to remain on your website if it shows the padlock icon in the web address bar. This means your customers can feel confident and comfortable using your website to make purchases.
Backups are seriously important, which is often only realised when it’s too late. A website backup means that your current website content will be stored for 30 days. The word ‘current’ highlights the importance of doing daily backups of your website. A managed hosting offers regular backups of your site, meaning that should anything go wrong, your website can be easily restored within seconds. This compared to a shared host which would leave you questioning the server and could leave your website at risk of damage.
We offer 24/7 support and daily backups, so you never have to worry about your website being in trouble.
There are regular updates available for websites; with managed hosting, you can be sure that the updates are completed immediately. It’s our job to ensure that your website is working to its best ability. Using managed hosting means that every update will be carried out, including your website’s operating system and WordPress.
An updated website gives your business more traffic, leading to more customers. It also reinforces domain authority, meaning you could end up higher on the SERP. Customers don’t like a website that appears outdated, they are likely to leave it. With managed hosting, you can be sure that your website is always up-to-date and secure.
Managed hosting means that we know your website inside and out, and therefore we can offer you efficient, fast solutions to any issue that you may have. Given that managed hosting is updated regularly, and backups are frequently performed, it’s easier to work out any issues that may arise and resolve them quickly.
We offer 24/7 technical support, and we want our clients to feel at ease with everything regarding their website. You will receive a much higher level of support from us in comparison to a shared hosting company.
How can we help?
Complete can offer you managed hosting that ensures your website will be fast, secure, and updated frequently. We want you to have as many customers as possible; that’s why we want to give you a website that loads quickly and is reliable. It’ll also be protected from hackers and malware due to our daily checks.
If you’d like more information on having your website hosted by us, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team.