Lexiconnect offers hosting for clients as part of our flexible monthly dealings. Your website needs to be hosted on a web server in order to make it available on the internet. Hosting involves housing, serving and maintaining files so that visitors are able to view the content of the website. Your website is the public face of your business, so the hosting solution selected must be able to provide a fast, secure and reliable service.
All websites will require a web server. Depending on your site requirements you will need to either go for a dedicated server (only your site is hosted on the machine) or a shared hosting service where you share the box with other sites. The shared service can have a detrimental effect on the speed and availability of your website. The specification of the server will also be a factor in the performance of the site. You must also consider processor speed and the disk space needed for the website to operate effectively. Hosting a website involves a number of different factors, each of which can have a significant impact upon its overall success. Key factors include:
Your website will need a fast connection to the internet. This is determined by the bandwidth available and the amount of data that can be transmitted and received by an internet connection. If your connection is not fast enough, users will only be able to access your web pages slowly, particularly if many users are trying to access your site at the same time. Most external hosting services refer to this as the backbone which is the speed of connection into their servers.
Your website should be available 24 hours a day and we will need to maintain and support it. The more you rely on your website, the less you can afford to wait until the following morning until you we critical problems. Security is an ongoing concern on the internet, so any solution we provide will demonstrate that it is secure and able to withstand hackers, fraudsters and denial of service attacks.
All activities are supported by our unique Internet Key Performance Indicator system, which monitors financial metrics and your return on investment. An ongoing relationship model is also deployed which means we would work together for a minimum of 12 months as joint owners of the Internet Strategy. For more information please contact us for a discussion by telephone or email, our full contact details are listed here.