Managed Website Hosting

Fully Managed business-grade hosting for your website.

THE OTHERS

GoDaddy, BlueHost, HostGator and all the rest.

cPanel Access – YES
SSL Certificate – MAYBE
Website Firewall – NO
Vetted Updates – NO
Server Level Caching – NO
Server Level Security – NO
Malware/Hack Mitigation – NO
Load Balanced Resources – NO
Safe Friendly Neighbors – NO
Automatic Redundant Backup – NO
Redundant Power – NO
Redundant Internet Connection – NO
Direct Data Center Contact – NO

THE WEB DUDE – SHARED

Shared hosting for clients of The Web Dude ONLY.

cPanel Access – NO
SSL Certificate – YES
Website Firewall – YES
Vetted Updates – YES
Server Level Caching – YES
Server Level Security – YES
Malware/Hack Mitigation – YES
Load Balanced Resources – YES
Safe Friendly Neighbors – YES
Automatic Redundant Backup – YES
Redundant Power – YES
Redundant Internet Connection – YES
Direct Data Center Contact – YES

THE WEB DUDE – DEDICATED

VPS and/or Dedicated Servers for your business website.

cPanel Access – NO
SSL Certificate – YES
Website Firewall – YES
Vetted Updates – YES
Server Level Caching – YES
Server Level Security – YES
Malware/Hack Mitigation – YES
Load Balanced Resources – YES
Safe Friendly Neighbors – N/A
Automatic Redundant Backup – YES
Redundant Power – YES
Redundant Internet Connection – YES
Direct Data Center Contact – YES

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Why don't I get access to the cPanel?

With The Web Dude’s Managed Hosting solution, there is no need for cPanel access because all services are managed and included in your monthly or annual hosting fee. As well, this ensures that neither you nor your staff unintentionally changes things that could cause your website to go down in flames.

What is an SSL Certificate and why is it important?

An SSL Certificate is installed so that communication between a website and it’s visitor is encrypted. With the evolution of stricter privacy laws, you want to minimize your risk by encrypting everything that a website visitor submits through your website. Whether it’s as simple as their name and email address or as complex as their credit card or Social Security number.

What is a Website Firewall and do we really need one?

A website firewall is the first line of defense and security specific to your website. Whether you are on shared or dedicated hosting, a website firewall filters every visit through stringent rules to ensure that legitimate website visitors enter and illegitimate visitors with malicious intent are stopped. While no Firewall is 100% effective, operating without one would be equivalent to closing the safe door at Fort Knox but leaving it unlocked and unattended.

What are vetted updates? Can I just handle that myself?

Vetted updates are one of the biggest keys to ensuring that your website is continually operating at peak efficiency and without interruption. In a nutshell, with The Web Dude Managed Website Hosting, all plugin and core updates are installed and put through rigorous testing to ensure that they don’t break or affect website functionality or usability. Technically, anyone with permission can click the “Update” button. However, leveraging vetted approach ensures that IF something breaks as the result of an update, it gets fixed immediately and your website continues making you money.

What is server level caching and do we really need it?

Caching deployed at the server level ensures that your website uses it’s full complement of resources on serving visitors and not on making your site load quickly. Think of it as get better fuel economy. Who doesn’t prefer 35 miles per gallon of 19?

Additionally, our data center engineers are able to quickly take advantage of the caching software improvements to make your website load faster all while you do what you do best and stay focused on growing your business. 

Why is server level security important?

Very simply, while most neighbors are pretty good at keeping their websites clean and free of malicious things such as malware and viruses, they sometimes work their way in without them even knowing it. Monitoring deep at the server level ensures that most malicious things never make their way in, but if they do, they are quarantined and mitigated rapidly.

What is Malware / Hack mitigation?

Even with firewalls and server level security in place, there’s no solution that is 100% fool proof. In the event that your website experiences the unfortunate happenstance of malware or being hacked by bots, with The Web Dude’s Managed Website Hosting, mitigation is included in your monthly or annual hosting fee.

What is Load Balanced Resources?

Because The Web Dude’s Managed Website Hosting is shared by his clients, the load on each hosting server and environment is managed to ensure that your website always has the resources available to serve website visitors.

Safe Friendly Neighbors, why should I care about that?

With most shared hosting like GoDaddy, BlueHost, HostGator and the like, you have no idea who your neighbors are, what type of business they are running and what they are really up to with their website.

Most shared hosting providers tend to over sell their server capacity, do absolutely zero research on their clients and do not monitor whether the websites on their servers are up to date with the latest secure software.

While many neighbors in a typical shared hosting environment are good well-intentioned neighbors, there are many who establish websites with malicious intent. Whether that is distribution of malware, phishing or black-hat search engine optimization, those things negatively affect every website in the shared environment.

With The Web Dude’s Managed Website Hosting, the ONLY neighbors you have are also clients of The Web Dude. As such, every single website is verified clean, ethical, well-intended, up-to-date and secure. As a result, you don’t have to worry about being affected by irresponsible and unfriendly neighbors.

Is a redundant backup necessary?

Not only is it necessary, it’s a best practice for any sort of data, be it web based or not.

With The Web Dude’s Managed Website Hosting, backups are performed at both the server level and website level daily.

Redundant backups are stored in different cloud based storage to ensure that even with the worst disaster, your website will be available for restoration quickly. 

Is redundant power and internet connection necessary?

Not only is it necessary, it’s a best practice for any sort of data hosting, be it web based or not.

With The Web Dude’s Managed Website Hosting, all hosting environments include redundant power and internet connections. In fact, our data center partner goes as far as providing additional backup power and we pay extra for the use of multiple ISP’s so that if one has an outage system wide, we are still very unlikely to lose service completely.

Why should direct data center access matter to our business?

Have you ever tried to have a phone conversation with a rep at GoDaddy, BlueHost, HostGator or any of the other mass website hosts? With many, you can’t even do so. With some, you’ll be lucky to have a hold time of less than 30 minutes and then you may get the privilege of speaking to someone who has trouble communicating in English.

With The Web Dude’s Managed Website Hosting, YOU don’t get direct access to the data center, but The Web Dude does. With a full complement of staff from Administrators, Engineers, Technicians and Technical Support, The Web Dude has a direct line to talk with whomever is necessary in order to make sure that issues get resolved as fast as possible.

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