Until recently, web design firms needed to manage their own servers in order to host websites for multiple clients. A firm’s attention was constantly divided; they had to be great web designers as well as great systems administrators. This inevitably lead to unstable server security, reduced efficiency, and an exhausted support staff. That meant that you, the client, wouldn’t be getting the optimal service that you deserved. Our firm recognized early on that a web design company is most effective when it can serve a multitude of clients without having to invest in and maintain its own infrastructure. We can now focus on what we do best: designing top-notch websites for businesses. Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy:
Websites need to be up and running 24/7, and on that front, we have you covered!
Powered by Amazon
We leverage Amazon Web Services to host WordPress. Our clients benefit from the same cloud hosting technology as Fortune 50 sites as well as the hottest tech startups on the planet. You want your website to get as much traffic as possible, and it’s important that your servers are equipped to handle unexpected traffic spikes. Without the necessary safeguards and resources in place, a traffic surge can slow your site down or even crash it. Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about this with Amazon; their vast server resources easily absorb traffic surges.
We handle all the technical aspects hosting WordPress. What does that mean? We’ll take care of updates to WordPress’ core software and all your plugins. Meanwhile, we provide proactive security, and advanced tuning for optimal speed and performance under load.
Enterprise-Level Spam Protection
Akismet is an advanced hosted anti-spam service aimed at thwarting the miscreants of the web. It efficiently processes and analyzes masses of data from millions of sites and communities in real time. To fight the latest and dirtiest tactics embraced by the world’s most proficient spammers, it learns and evolves every single second of every single day.
For base level security, we utilize the industry standard open-source web application firewall (WAF), which means we block things like code injection attacks. In addition, we utilize custom rate limiting, which means limiting the bandwidth to a particular category of traffic or connection type. This greatly reduces the chance of a DDoS attack succeeding.
On top of all this, we also utilize real-time system malware scanning, constantly looking for things like trojan horses, viruses, worms, keyloggers, spyware, and adware. And finally, a network edge filter keeps out much of the nefarious traffic before it can even come near our servers.
Content Delivery Network
Photos and images and more are served from a global network of servers meaning faster speeds for your website visitors. All of our plans come with our CDN built specifically for WordPress. Your assets will be served according to the provider which has the closest location to your site’s particular visitor. For example, if your visitor happens to be accessing your site from Singapore, your site will be delivered by a server there. Having multiple providers on the backend means more efficiency and faster load times for your users.
Your entire site and database is backed up daily and stored on Amazon s3. Download or restore a copy with ease. And we store your backups for two weeks in case you need to revert to a copy from last week.