Websites are built using many types of programming codes, which is inserted into pages along with images, databases, scripts and more. After your website is finished, it needs to be accessible for everyone to see it. This is where Web Hosting comes in.
Web Hosting is space on a server located in our one of our datacentres, which are connected to every other datacentre in the world. The web server’s job is to provide your website files to anyone who requests them - usually using a internet browser program, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome.
The web server gets a request and then sends the website to the person who requested it. It does this 24/7, meaning that you get a degree of availability and uptime that other computers are not able to provide. This is one of the reasons why it is not economical or practical to use a home computer for website hosting.
Our infrastructure uses a principle called cloud computing for greater performance and reliability. The machines are linked together in a way that distributes memory and resources, meaning that even if one of them malfunctions or goes offline temporarily, its work continues uninterrupted, meaning your services remain online.
One major advantage of our Web Hosting solutions is the extensive usage of SSD memory in our server arrays. SSD, or Solid State Drives, is the latest-generation type of computer memory. Instead of storing information on a rotating disk (like older-model hard drives), this memory is in a drive that stores information magnetically in a non-spinning model. Because there is no laser that searches for the information on the disk, SSD memory loads up to 300% faster than traditional hard disks.