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Web Hosting Services in Hertfordshire

Whether your website is a small independent business, large multi-national company or an online system, you are going to need website hosting.

Website Hosting

Whether you have had a website or online system built by us, or are looking for a company to take care any hosting worries from you, we are the right company for your hosting requirements. Let’s first talk about what hosting it as what it offers. Hosting basically allows your website to be accessible on the internet. Your website, its files and databases are stored on our servers. When people visit your domain name, the information is then served to the user’s web browser. That’s hosting in a nutshell.

Other Hosting Services

Website hosting isn’t the only feature that comes with our packages. Email management, statistics and database storage are also part of our plans. Even if you want to use an external provider for your emails, that’s no problem. We give the complete freedom of choice to whatever suits you best.

Shared Hosting Solutions

Shared hosting is where your site is hosted on a server but you share the resources amongst other customers. This solution is ideal for small Content Managed Sites and most e-commerce.

Our shared hosting is designed for our customers or people who don’t want to get involved in the technical aspects and want us to take care of their hosting for them.

As mentioned above, all our hosting comes with e-mail POP inboxes, auto responders and a large array of other features. We have three main hosting packages available to customers, each tailored for a different level of customer depending on storage, bandwidth and processing required.

Dedicated Servers

Dedicated Servers mean that unlike Shared Hosting Solutions, you do not share server resources with anybody else. Every process, bandwidth or storage is one hundred per cent yours to use. This means you get the full power of the server.

We offer a number of different levels of Dedicated Server to low power ones to superfast storage and 8 core processor solutions. Depending on your requirements the costs varies but talk to us and we can recommend the best solution for you.

At AWD, we manage your servers entirely so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Cloud Solutions

One of the big buzzwords you’ll not doubt have heard is “Cloud”. In the days of iPhones and the rather suitably named “iCloud” from Apple, many people will have heard this term but will not necessarily know what it means.

Cloud hosting is essentially multiple dedicated servers linked together to create one big powerful network of servers. They are tied together in such a way that if one has a technical failure the hosting solution can still run.

One of the biggest benefits of cloud solutions it that they have the ability to scale up power and resources at the touch of a button. Imagine you are running a large campaign on TV, due to the exposure regular hosting would just not be able to cope with that sudden influx of demand. However, using Cloud technology you could easily accommodate the visits your site will be getting. Then once that surge has calmed down, you can simply scale the power back down. The pricing model for cloud differs slightly from regular hosting or dedicated servers. Due to the ability to scale, in most cases you will pay for the power, bandwidth and processing you use on a as required basis rather than a monthly fee.

AWD use a wide range of Cloud providers to suit your needs and budget. If you think your website will benefit from the Cloud, give us a call, we have lots of options for you from ‘Pay as you Go’ or Monthly packages.

The AWD Difference

Unlike other hosting providers, we are all about performance but at affordable levels. At AWD, we use fast and powerful servers. Obviously, like anything there are cheaper solutions available. However, they are known for speed issues where they overcrowd servers with too many customers. Just because they may offer you similar specifications, it doesn’t mean the quality will be there. AWD never overcrowd our servers and quality and speed is key to us.

In recent years, the speed of your server plays a big part in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for your website and how it performs on Google.

Our servers are UK based. The benefit of UK based hosting is firstly they respond in super quick speeds as a majority of our customers visitors are UK based. The UK is also the direct access route to most of Europe and the US, so visitors outside also benefit from our low latency superfast connections.

Our highly skilled staff know our hosting solutions inside out. If you have any questions, possible issues or specification requirements, we can help quickly and efficiently.

Our customers and their websites are treated like our children if there is ever an issue we are a straight on the case before you even notice.