Web Hosting Reliability and Uptime

Hosting uptime often refers to the percentage of time the host is accessible via the internet. Many providers state that they aim for at least 99.9% uptime (roughly equivalent to 45 minutes of downtime a month, or less), but there may be server restarts and planned (or unplanned) maintenance in any hosting environment, which may or may not be considered part of the official uptime promise. This downtime is often necessary in order to provide the client with updates necessary to keep their website server in optimal condition. Typically this downtime or updates occur between midnight and 2a.m.

Obtaining hosting

How do you pick the best web host when there are literally thousands of hosting companies available online? Selecting or choosing the best web host company can become very tidious. One option is to ask your friends to recommend you a reliable web host, however, the asking a friend option is not always the right choice, read more about tips on how to choose the right hosting company?

Web hosting is often provided by hosting companies as part of a general Internet access plan; there are many free and paid providers offering these services.

Typically, a customer needs to evaluate the requirements of their application to choose what kind of hosting they will use. Such considerations include but not limited to database server software, scripting software, and operating system. Most hosting providers like OMEE Marketing provide Linux-based web hosting which offers a wide range of different software; a typical configuration for a Linux server is the LAMP platform: Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Perl/Python. The webhosting client may want to have other services, such as email for their business domain, databases or multi-media services for streaming media. At times the client may want a Windows based hosting platform, this is due to their technical knowledge in ASP, .Net or Classic ASP, however, a widely popular and recommended webhosting platform is still the LAMP platform: Linux, Apache, MySQL etc.

Dedicated Webhosting Service

A dedicated hosting service, dedicated server, or managed hosting service is a type of Internet hosting in which the client leases an entire server and it is not shared with anyone else. This type of service is more flexible than shared hosting, as organizations have full control over the server(s), including choice of operating system, hardware, etc. In some cases a dedicated server can offer less overhead and a larger return on investment.

To date, there has been no industry standards set to clearly define the management role of dedicated server providers. What this means is that each provider will use industry standard terms, however, each provider will define them differently. For some dedicated server providers, fully managed is defined as having a web based control panel while other providers define it as having dedicated system engineers readily available to handle all server and network related functions of the dedicated server provider.

At OMEE Marketing Services one can obtain shared or dedicated webhosting at affordable prices. One of our most popular webhosting plans is a yearly plan on a dedicated server. However, one can also choose a monthly hosting plan on a shared server if that is more in line of what one is after. For more information on OMEE Marketing Services web hosting plans both shared and dedicated, please email us or you may contact us directly at 805.906.9998.