Hosting comes in different shapes and sizes, from standard web hosting, to virtual private servers and email hosting.
Occasionally, these things can make the news for all the wrong reasons – or you can find that what you're paying for isn't exactly what you want or need. Let's take a look at the most popular types of hosting, and what you should know.
Think of your domain name like your home's street address. You own the "address" for your home, but you still need to have the physical plot of land to build your house on. That plot of land is your web hosting.
We recently covered the 9 things you need to know before you choose a web host, but what can you expect from Crazy Domains Web Hosting? Take superior technology for a start!
Many providers use old HDD technology as standard – did you know that this technology has been around since the 1950s?!
Our Premium and Unlimited Hosting plans use Solid State Drive (SDD) storing your precious data in microchips, meaning there will be no delay in retrieving or writing data – greatly improving the access time, and with it your web site's speed.
Virtual Private Servers (VPS) partition single physical servers into isolated virtual private servers, with each looking and behaving like a networked server system, complete with its own users, processes, and file systems.
VPS is different and more advanced than your standard web hosting, allowing multiple applications to be isolated from one another within the same container, which is dedicated to one customer.
You may have heard stories and read reports of unfortunate web hosting providers accidentally deleting customer data. How do you know your data is safe with our VPS?
If you read the recent post 5 ways having your own email address pays for itself you don't need telling how having your own professional email address means that your emails are more likely to be delivered and less likely to be marked as spam.
There are other advantages, too, such as thinking about the future. If you use a free web based email provider, do you know if they will still be around in 5 years? More to the point, will you still want to be using it?
You might have an email address that you think is funny, or for your nickname, or just for a provider you think is cool. But while some sites like AOL and Hotmail have lost popularity, what is popular today might not be tomorrow. And what you think is a good name today might not be so great when you need to apply for a job, or when you ask customers to contact your business.
On the other hand, your name, or your business name, is less likely to change – or to be a source of embarrassment for you.
From a technical perspective, Email Hosting is a smart decision, providing you with the latest spam and antivirus technology, as well as being hosted on a word-class cloud storage network and coming with 24/7 tech support.
An unlimited web hosting plan can be yours from less than $10/mo! Or if you're on a budget, you can spend less than a fiver a month – you'd struggle to get a large coffee for that in Sydney.
If you're not sure what hosting plan is right for you, or just need more information, we have staff available to take your questions 24/7 with email, telephone and live chat options available!