Hosting can be difficult to fully understand. This is how Wikipedia defines it:
“A web hosting service is 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.”
Web Hosting Victoria BC
We now offer 100% Canadian Web Hosting! Our dedicated web server is located right here in British Columbia.
What you really need to know:
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’ health depends on their web site, we ensure that the web site 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 web sites 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 site. 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.
Packages & Prices
|Disk Storage||2 Gigs||50 Gigs||100 Gigs|
|Data Transfer||5 Gigs||35 Gigs||50 Gigs|
|Email Addresses (POP3, Redirect)||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Email Auto responders||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Custom Error Documents|
|Scheduled Tasks (Cron)||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Password Protected Directories||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Domain Log File Manager|
|Control Panel Access|
|Dedicated IP Address||–||$9.95||Included|
|Monthly Fee (billed annually)||$14.95||$24.95||$39.95|
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 web sites 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.
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 page or contact us directly.