Hosting: Shared & Dedicated Virtual
A website consists of many files (among other things), and these files need to be “hosted” on a server so that the world can view your website. The hosting of these files is what we call “hosting.”
There are many differences and options when it comes to hosting, but we have simplified that to two options for our clients: Shared and Dedicated Virtual Hosting.
Most hosting that you see advertised on the internet is Shared Hosting.
What this means is that there is one server that holds hundreds (sometimes thousands) of websites. These websites also share the same software. If a website on that server has a problem, it can affect the other websites on that server. This is the downside, since your website can become slow if another website is consuming all of the resources on that server. The upside is that it’s extremely affordable.
As with anything you purchase, you get what you pay for.
Dedicated Virtual (DV) Hosting
The other option that we highly recommend and provide for our clients is Dedicated Virtual Hosting.
The difference is that the server will have multiple websites, but these websites do not share the same software. Each website has an allotted amount of resources that it can use, and if it exceeds that amount, it only affects that website. The result is a much quicker website.
We’ve moved websites from Shared to Dedicated Virtual Hosting and have seen speed increases of 3x.
We realize this is a lot of information, but provide it in case you’re interested.
As always, if you have any questions or would like more information, please give us a call.
Let Us Host Your Website
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!
Exceptional Customer Service
All of our clients experience great customer service at all times. If you call or email us, we get back to within that day
(or the next at the latest). You will not be waiting for a response and wonder if we’ve decided to jump ship.
We’ve heard the horror stories and we’ve learned from others mistakes
I’ve worked with Shawn the past 2 years and we went to school together, all around good dude. He is super professional at what he creates and helps you with anything he can. My site is super easy to manage but looks amazing. Thanks for everything you have done.
Owner & Operator
Pismo Beach, California
I was very happy with your work. The work was done in a timely manner, I now have a very professional website which contains all the features and items we discussed.
Perhaps the most important part is that you took the extra step as I just found out my web site now shows up when one Google’s Abbotthouse Sunriver OR., or Abbothouse Sunriver OR., This never happened before you did my web site as I spell Abbott the correct way or the way it was originally spelled and everyone else spells it Abbot. The new abbreviated way. Anyways thanks for taking that extra step.
I have recommended you to some other people at Abbotthouse and hope you have received some extra business from my recommendation.
Abbott House #11