Why Your Hosting is Hurting Your Business

February 13, 2019    Reading Time: 2 Minutes

I’m guessing you haven’t given website hosting a second thought in your business.

Or perhaps, you don’t know much about website hosting.

After all, you’re not expected to know hosting. You have a business to run.

Website hosting is what allows your website to function and be displayed to the world 24/7.

When you do visit your website, it appears to work. Great, off to bigger and better things.

But, have you tested your website like your users do? Do you click around to multiple pages and see how long it takes to navigate your website?

Do you go to your website and wait five or more seconds for it to load? You can bet your visitors won’t be as patient.

When it comes to a website, hosting can often be an afterthought. Something mentioned at one time, but not more. Sure, you pay a fee each month or once per year, but that’s about all the thought you give to it.

The hosting of your website is key to your website’s success.

Bounce rate (the rate at which someone goes to your website and immediately leaves) increases the longer your website takes to load.

Simply put: the longer your website takes to load, the more that people leave.

It’s that simple.

You have a wonderfully thought out website that’s won twenty design awards? What good is that if no one is waiting around for your website to display?

Hosting is complex and picking the right solution can be cumbersome and time-consuming. There’s no reason to go into that now. Your website is either working for your business or against it. It’s slow, mediocre, decent, or hopefully, fantastic.

Do me a favor, fire up your website right now and click around as if you were looking for your service/product. Is it taking longer than you expect? It’s hard not to be biased and patient, but remember, your customers are not. If your website is slow, they’re gone.

At Graticle, we handle the hosting, management, and security for all of our customers. They don’t have to think about it, nor should you.

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Last updated on February 13, 2019. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc. You can follow him at Google+

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I have worked with Shawn at Graticle for three years, which should speak volumes in and of itself. I am a high school teacher and serve as the Coordinator for the AVID program. Each August-September we create new t-shirts for distribution to all 140 of our students, along with supportive members of the faculty, staff, and administration.

My team of AVID teachers brainstorms ideas for both the front and back of the shirt, and I present the best one or two concepts to Shawn for his expert feedback. We quickly settle on the best design idea and colors, and then Shawn and I bounce more detailed suggestions off each other for a few days. His suggestions always result in significant improvements to my rough concept. He presents me with graphic “rough drafts” at each stage of our discussion until we have a design I’m really happy with.

Shawn then works his magic, and the final design is the work of a consummate professional. We get tons of compliments on our shirts, starting with our t-shirt printer, and usually end up having to do a second print run for additional faculty and staff who want one of the shirts. This year, a middle school in Southern California saw the design and asked if they could use it.

Another positive aspect of working with Graticle is that Shawn is easy to reach by phone or email, and he is very responsive. I hear back from him either the same day or the next day.

Working with Shawn and Graticle has been a pleasure, He produces good work quickly and at a fair price. I recommend him to you without reservation.

Bill Wolfe

Teacher & AVID Coordinator

Taft Union High School

www.taft.k12.ca.us

Taft, California

Let me start by saying if you choose Graticle Design for your website needs, you’ve made the right choice!

Four months ago, I started a new online business. I hired a company that I had found online, to design and build my new business website. Let’s just say, it has been a complete nightmare the past few months trying to get the work done that I needed on my site. I would email them when I needed something and sometimes get no response for days. Not to mention, the amount of time it took for them to get the work done and the high cost of their services. This situation had me extremely stressed out. I must add that I am not computer savvy. Therefore, I depended on this company for all of my website needs. Finally, after months of anxiety, frustration and utter disgust, I decided to search the web for a new website design company. I searched and interviewed many. However, I felt the most comfortable with Graticle Design. When I spoke with Shawn Hooghkirk, I felt a sense of trust and ease after our very first phone interview. Shawn actually took the time to listen and understand my concerns, expectations and everything I wanted for my website. After our first interview, I hired Graticle Design. This was the best decision for my business website and for myself as well. They are fast, efficient, reasonably priced and might I add, very skilled. I am beyond impressed with their service and I couldn’t be happier! I no longer have to stress and worry. I know that I can count on this company for all of my website needs. Most importantly, they do an incredible job!

Thank you Graticle Design! Your team is amazing!

Sincerely, Flickerfancy.com

Renee

Owner

Flicker Fancy

www.FlickerFancy.com

Michigan