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Website Hosting: Who Are You In Bed With?

So you’ve just spent lots of money on a new website and are looking to keep costs down. Hosting is not only essential to having a website, but it needs to remain safe, secure and fit for purpose. As such, price is not the only thing to consider. Our series of blogs will help you better understand your website’s hosting by asking three key questions:

  • Who are you in bed with?
  • Have you locked the door?
  • Are you ready for the party?

Who are you in bed with?

Many hosting solutions, the cheap ones in particular will see your website on the same server as hundreds if not thousands of other websites. Many other webmaster and website owners, looking for price-driven hosting solutions, will place their websites on the same server as you, at the same IP address. Maybe all these other websites are ok, maybe they match your values, maybe they won’t get blacklisted for spamming, maybe it will be ok. Maybe it won’t impact the security, reliability and optimisation of your website? Maybe it won’t already be resulting in website error messages and reduced speed.

We know who is on our server, at our address, we work closely with them and they share our values and we are happy to be associated with them.

AUTHOR

Graham Stacey

Graham Stacey

Graham is the director here at Orange and Blue, which started with himself at a computer designing for print. After many years hands-on experience Graham now consults on communications strategy for OandB clients.