What you get with web hosting from Engage Web

Posted on September 15, 2016

As I’ve spent the best part of the last two weeks migrating around 100 websites from one server to another, I thought it a good idea to write about web hosting. Unusually for me, this isn’t going to be the typical ranting post where I lay waste to a dozen different hosting companies (at least it won’t start out that way). Nor is it going to be a deeply technical nerd-fest where I drone on about RAID, RAM, bandwidth and other things nobody really cares about.

No, this is going to be about web hosting and what you get when your website is hosted with Engage Web, as opposed to using other hosting providers.

What is web hosting

Let’s kick off with a simple one, but something many people still ask when they’re enquiring about a new website. ‘Web hosting’ refers to the server space, or the computer, on which your website sits. This server is always switched on and is always (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

How to reduce bandwidth usage on a WordPress website

Posted on January 15, 2016

One of the sad truths about the internet is that the vast majority of everything on it is spam. This applies to websites, content, emails and even website traffic. It’s this last one that really should concern you because not only does it mean your website isn’t receiving as many real visitors as you perhaps think, but it also means these ‘visitors’ are costing you money by using your bandwidth.

Yes, bandwidth costs money. Bandwidth is the data transfer between your website’s server and the device used to look at the website, and every megabyte of data costs (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Hosting companies need to do more to keep things updated

Posted on August 31, 2013

With the addition of generators into PHP 5.5, giving us greater ability to traverse large amounts of data without the heavy memory impact, the following question has to be asked: is it the hosting company’s responsibility – or even duty – to keep versions of the software on its hosting up (more…)

Posted by Steven

Don’t let your site have sick days

Posted on March 27, 2011

Sick days are an inevitable part of working life. As we catch the tube, jump on the bus, wait in the coffee line and then sit in the cubicle at work, we are exposed to hundreds of other people, who in turn are exposed to hundreds of others. These myriad strangers, fellow commuters and workmates transfer all (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

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