If you are like most people, every year you will be doing more and more of your shopping online – when it is convenient for you. This trend is going to continue.
One of the greatest features of your website is that it makes your Business available to potential customers 24 hours per day, 365 days of the year.
If your Business is closed for the weekend, potential customers are free make inquiries by email. If it is the middle of the night, or a holiday your customers can view your catalog or order your goods & services when they want to.
When they are ready to act will your site be ready?
In this new world, it is crucial that your site to be available 24 / 7. If your site isn’t available a competitors site will be available to take that Business away from you. These customers may never return, choosing instead to continue doing Business with the other company.
Available websites require high quality Hosting
By now, you are probably wondering what web hosting is.
- A host is a server (computer) that is permanently connected to the Internet, and can be accessed by other devices such as computers, laptops, phones & tablets.
- When your website is placed on such a server, it is said to be “hosted”. Your site can now be accessed by all internet devices.
- Usually a server sits in a Data center, which is a fancy word for a large building that has dozens of high capacity fiber optic internet connections.
Typically, the quality of hosting is determined by 1) The quality of server, 2) the quality of the Data center, and 3) the quality of the server technicians that upgrade and maintain the servers and their network.
Our servers and network are simply among the best that are out there. Our 10 year track record has consistently been exceptionally good. Our server down time is on the order of 0.005%. About 26 minutes per year on average. We consider that to be highly available.
If you’d like to read about our setup in greater detail, you can read this article.