As a digital agency, it’s important that you choose a trusted hosting partner for your business. A partner that understands the importance of consistency, server speed and service that matches how you work with your own clients.
To assist you in the process of identifying various hosting solutions, Datacentreplus Communications Manager, Rachel, has put together some helpful tips and guidance to highlight some areas for consideration.
Ideally, you want to be able to work with a provider where high customer service levels and building relationships are highly encouraged, where communication is frequent and any problems, should they arise, are dealt with immediately.
Choosing an ‘agency-ready’ hosting solution
Sometimes, in the desperation to move away from an incumbent hosting company that has had downtime, or is merely a re-seller of another data centre’s servers, decisions about the requirements of a new supplier can be somewhat forgotten.
A hosting provider with a record of extremely low downtime and fast servers should be at the top of your list. With stability, consistency, and page loading speed being an ever more important ranking factor for websites, these factors have never been so important.
Service levels and control must be at the top of the list of important things to consider for all digital agencies. Control refers to you being able to make changes to – or even physically touch your server, should you ever need to.
Geographical advantage can be something that helps to propel websites to higher rankings. Hosting UK-based domains on UK-based servers is very important indeed, but there are also strong reasons to host your sites on a dedicated server in the city that you can actually visit and touch, should you wish to.
New server choice
To minimise workload, it will be preferential for you to choose a server that matches the operating system and features of your incumbent server(s), albeit probably much faster and higher specifications. Unlike some, (usually larger) data centres, our servers can match your needs exactly from operating system, to RAM requirements, to processor specification.
We hope this short article has given you further insight into some relevant and key areas as a digital agency. If you would like any more information on digital agency hosting, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can call us on 0161 464 6101 and we’d be happy to help.