Monday, February 23, 2009

Does the WunderCounter offer web hosting?

I do get a fair number of people contact me about whether I offer web hosting, so I thought I'd do a quick summary of what is available.

The short answer is yes. If you're interested in a web hosting package, have a quick look at the available packages:

If you're looking to host only static content (no Perl/PHP/Ruby/Python etc) and you don't need a database, the Webmaster plan is probably a good fit for you. It's the most economical and allows you lots of upload space, email and bandwidth.

If you're the kind of person who likes to do a bit of scripting or database work, then the Super plan is probably your best bet. I'm a programmer myself and I host my client work on the WunderSolutions hosting machines. So, if you've got a database question or a scripting problem, you'll be getting support from someone who understands your needs.

If you've got needs beyond the Super plan, then the Extreme plan is the next step up. This is generally used by corporate clients or clients with special needs, like lightning-fast mod_perl scripts. If you think you may need the Extreme plan, feel free to call or email me so that we can discuss your particular needs.

Lastly, if you're looking for a place to host or rent a dedicated server, contact me so that we can discuss your needs and get you set up with a solution which works for you. I can host single machines, multiple machines and even get you set up with sophisticated load balancing to ensure maximum uptime for your projects.

What Makes WunderSolutions Different?

My web servers are load balanced. This means that if I need to take a machine offline for maintenance, a backup machine automatically steps in and serves up your web site. This happens automatically, so you don't have to worry about downtime or hardware issues disrupting your web presence.

Often, when you work with a smaller web host, you won't get load balanced machines. In fact, a lot of web hosts run all of their services off the same machine. For example, your email, DNS, web hosting and database server may all be on the same machine with a smaller host. This means that if the machine goes down, all of your services go down with it. This is called an "SPOF" or Single Point of Failure.

WunderSolutions hosting keeps different services on different machines. This avoids the problem of the SPOF and means excellent uptime for web sites and services. If you're thinking of moving web hosts, but you'd like to speak with current clients, feel free to get in touch. I'd be glad to refer you to current customers who can vouch for the quality of WunderSolutions web hosting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

well done wundercounter. well done indeed.