How much do you know about your website hosting?

How much do you know about your website hosting? Website hosting is what keeps your website online, so if yours is running as normal you might think you don’t need to think about website hosting or change anything.

But what if we told you that our website hosting is a way to help your website perform better, with fast loading speeds? That it can help improve your SEO and strengthen website security?   That as long as it’s hosted by us everything on the website is backed up and saved every 24 hours?  Or that it can help prevent your website going offline and you have 24/7 UK-based monitoring…

Then you’d probably prick your ears up and want to hear a lot more about our website hosting! In this blog we’ll take you through all the ways that our website hosting will help your business and make your life easier, so that you can focus on your work and enjoying the profits. We think that by the end you’ll be firing off an email about moving your website hosting to us… so let’s get started:

Website load speed & performance

Loading speed really matters, because research shows that if a web page takes longer than around 3 seconds to load, nearly 30% of users will click away and choose a different search result. That’s bad news for your business, and it doesn’t stop there. Even if people do stick with it, buying intent drops if people have to wait for images and information to load or if it takes them a long time to navigate around your website. Our web hosting results in improved loading speed and website performance, so your website can perform as a lead generation and sales tool – just as it should be!

Search engine optimisation

Another reason website loading time is important is because Google factors site speed into their SEO rankings. If your website pages take longer than 5 seconds to load, you’ll automatically drop down the rankings. That means if someone pops the keywords which should lead them to you into Google search (hair salon in Swindon) you’re more likely to be much further down in the results. All that hard work blogging and working on keywords ruined, just due to load speed…

99.9% uptime guaranteed

What would happen if your website went offline today, and you didn’t know? Would you lose valuable sales? Even if you’re not an ecommerce business, imagine if your dream client chose today to research what you do and how you do it. And your website isn’t working. That would be pretty catastrophic, wouldn’t it? We monitor all the websites we host 24/7, with messages sent to our mobiles at any time of night or day if a website goes down. The chances are we’ll know well before you do and can get to work on fixing the issue. What’s more, we guarantee 99.9% uptime so it’s rare for there to even be a problem in the first place.

Daily backup

Picture the scene… you’ve had ‘password1’ as your login for your website and now it’s been hacked. And they’ve deleted and changed every last little bit of content. We imagine your head would be in your hands and you’d need a stiff drink! Thankfully, a daily backup of the site can be the magic wand you need to get going again. For as long as you pay us to host your website, we’ll save a backup of your entire website every single day. That way, if the worst happens and your content is lost, we can upload it exactly as it was at the last backup!

Heaps of storage and cPanel login

Do you know how much space you get at the moment for your website and email hosting? Probably not! Would you like to hear what happens if you run out…? Your emails will stop working and your website will simply turn off. Not ideal. We have a range of hosting packages designed to suit the needs of all kinds of businesses, so we’ll make sure it doesn’t happen to you. If you want to manage your own email hosting (adding new addresses and deleting those you don’t need) you’ll be pleased to hear you can. We use cPanel licenced and award-winning control panel software so you can access your email hosting whenever you like.

How to learn more

We offer several different types of website hosting which suit different sizes and types of business. For example, the storage requirements for a photographer’s website with thousands of high-res images to share with clients are likely to be very different to an accountant’s website. Our expert team can help you find out which is best for you. We’re just as good as GoDaddy, 123-Reg and more, plus you have our UK-based staff on hand if anything goes wrong. Customer service is key here at Black Nova Designs, so why not move your website to us?

Our most popular package is just £84.00 a year and includes daily backup, a free SSL certificate, Firewall advanced security, cPanel log in, 15GB space and unlimited domains. Our clients see improved website load speeds and performance too, so that ticks all the boxes for those brilliant benefits we went through earlier. Just get in touch to learn more and book a chat.