Web Hosting

Hosting can be difficult to fully understand. Wikipedia defines web hosting as:

“A type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to provide their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own or lease for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center.”

100% Canadian Web Hosting

Our dedicated web server is located right here in Vancouver, British Columbia with off site back ups stored in Montreal Quebec.

What you really need to know about Web Hosting

What is Dedicated Hosting?

Here at Seriously Creative we take hosting, well you guessed it, Seriously. We have our own dedicated servers located in downtown Vancouver in what we refer to as “the bunker”. This facility is located in a flood-proof, earthquake-proof secure location with back-up generators and 24\7 monitoring. This may sound extreme, but when a business’ success depends on their website, we ensure that the website is accessible all the time. Dedicated servers have many benefits. We have 100% control over our server which allows us to always have the latest security patches, the most recent anti-spam definitions and 24-hour access should a web site require attention.

What is Reseller Hosting?
This is where most of the misconception about web hosting comes from. A reseller hosting account is when a company rents out space on a server to multiple people. Think of it as an apartment building. The reseller company rents floors out to other companies who then turn around and rent out the rooms to their clients.What’s wrong with that? You will never know who is on the same server as you, it could be someone running adult websites or sending out spam and\or viruses. Not your problem? Consider this, many servers in the world (including ours) obtain their anti-spam lists from organizations that maintain lists of known spammers and their IP addresses. This makes it your problem because now your site could be in the wrong place at the wrong time, not to mention the possible limitations on bandwidth. Sharing resources on a server with the wrong type of sites can affect the performance of your own. We call this the “Good Neighbourhood\Bad Neighbourhood” in SEO.

This is how companies can offer hosting for $9.95 a month or even less. The question is, does it matter to your site? Sometimes this doesn’t matter and a cheap hosting package will suffice, but for businesses looking to optimize their web sites, send out newsletters, or have e-commerce storefronts, then a reseller hosting account is a bad idea.

We regularly check the top anti-SPAM lists to ensure that our server (and all it’s IP addresses) are in good standing. The final point which we believe is one of the most important ones is customer service. If there is a problem with your web site ask yourself:

“Do you feel confident that you will be able to connect with someone at your hosting company who can fix the problem quickly?

These are only a few factors to consider when selecting a host, and if you have specific questions or would like us to review your current host, please feel free to contact us.

There are no set-up fees for any our packages.

We can move most basic sites from your current provider and set them up on our servers for FREE.

For small business and commercial websites that include code which requires modification prior to moving, please contact us for a custom quote. We can also set up your databases and populate them with your existing data.

  • Choose your plan

  • Storage

    Storage

  • Bandwidth

    Bandwidth

  • Up Time

    Up Time

  • Email

    Email

  • Email Addresses

    Email Addresses

  • Email Aliases

    Email Aliases

  • Email Auto Responders

    Email Auto Responders

  • Anti-Spam

    Anti-Spam

  • Anti-Virus

    Anti-Virus

  • cPanel

    cPanel

  • PHP

    PHP

  • MySQL Database

    MySQL Database

  • PHPMyAdmin

    PHPMyAdmin

  • FTP

    FTP

  • Cron Jobs

    Cron Jobs

  • PERL

    PERL

  • CGI

    CGI

  • Python

    Python

  • cURL

    cURL

  • File Manager

    File Manager

  • Custom Error Pages

    Custom Error Pages

  • Password Protected Directories

    Password Protected Directories

  • Back Ups

    Back Ups

  • Back Up Wizard

    Back Up Wizard

  • Real Time Mirrored Back Ups

    Real Time Mirrored Back Ups

  • Daily Offsite Back Ups

    Daily Offsite Back Ups

  • WordPress

    WordPress

  • WordPress or Drupal Installation

    WordPress or Drupal Installation

  • WordPress & Drupal Core Updates

    WordPress & Drupal Core Updates

  • WordPress & Drupal Plugin Updates

    WordPress & Drupal Plugin Updates

  • WordPress & Drupal Theme Updates

    WordPress & Drupal Theme Updates

  • Content Updates

    Content Updates

  • Secure Socket Layer

    Secure Socket Layer

  • Additional Websites

    Additional Websites

  • Business Hosting

  • $24.95

    per month

  • Storage

    50 Gigabytes per month
  • Bandwidth

    35 Gigabytes per month
  • Up Time

    99.9%
  • Email

  • Email Addresses

    Unlimited
  • Email Aliases

    Unlimited
  • Email Auto Responders

    Unlimited
  • Anti-Spam

  • Anti-Virus

  • cPanel

  • PHP

  • MySQL Database

    5
  • PHPMyAdmin

  • FTP

  • Cron Jobs

  • PERL

  • CGI

  • Python

  • cURL

  • File Manager

  • Custom Error Pages

  • Password Protected Directories

  • Back Ups

  • Back Up Wizard

  • Real Time Mirrored Back Ups

  • Daily Offsite Back Ups

  • WordPress

  • WordPress or Drupal Installation

  • WordPress & Drupal Core Updates

  • WordPress & Drupal Plugin Updates

  • WordPress & Drupal Theme Updates

  • Content Updates

  • Secure Socket Layer

    $15/month
  • Additional Websites

  • Commercial

  • $39.95

    per month

  • Storage

    100 Gigabytes per month
  • Bandwidth

    50 Gigabytes per month
  • Up Time

    99.9%
  • Email

  • Email Addresses

    Unlimited
  • Email Aliases

    unlimited
  • Email Auto Responders

    Unlimited
  • Anti-Spam

  • Anti-Virus

  • cPanel

  • PHP

  • MySQL Database

    Unlimited
  • PHPMyAdmin

  • FTP

  • Cron Jobs

  • PERL

  • CGI

  • Python

  • cURL

  • File Manager

  • Custom Error Pages

  • Password Protected Directories

  • Back Ups

  • Back Up Wizard

  • Real Time Mirrored Back Ups

  • Daily Offsite Back Ups

  • WordPress

  • WordPress or Drupal Installation

  • WordPress & Drupal Core Updates

  • WordPress & Drupal Plugin Updates

  • WordPress & Drupal Theme Updates

  • Content Updates

  • Secure Socket Layer

    Included
  • Additional Websites

    $10/month + SSL
  • Worry Free Hosting

  • $89.95

    per month

  • Storage

    100 Gigabytes per month
  • Bandwidth

    50 Gigabytes per month
  • Up Time

    99.9%
  • Email

  • Email Addresses

    Unlimited
  • Email Aliases

    Unlimited
  • Email Auto Responders

    Unlimited
  • Anti-Spam

  • Anti-Virus

  • cPanel

  • PHP

  • MySQL Database

    Unlimited
  • PHPMyAdmin

  • FTP

  • Cron Jobs

  • PERL

  • CGI

  • Python

  • cURL

  • File Manager

  • Custom Error Pages

  • Password Protected Directories

  • Back Ups

  • Back Up Wizard

  • Real Time Mirrored Back Ups

  • Daily Offsite Back Ups

  • WordPress

  • WordPress or Drupal Installation

  • WordPress & Drupal Core Updates

  • WordPress & Drupal Plugin Updates

  • WordPress & Drupal Theme Updates

  • Content Updates

    1 hour per month
  • Secure Socket Layer

    Included
  • Additional Websites

    $10/month + SSL

We make changing your hosting provider as smooth as possible.

We can also set up existing email addresses and manage your domain name and settings. For more information about domains, please visit our Domain Name Registration page or contact us directly.

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