Managed Website Hosting

Managed Website Hosting

Managed website hosting is something that I’ve been involved in for a very long time. For over 2 decades I have arranged hosting for clients as part of web site re-design services on request, set up new accounts, installed software and managed websites as required.

With the rise in popularity of WordPress, and as part of our annual website maintenance plans, there have been requests for bundled hosting and maintenance plans.

To that end, I operate a US-based Reseller Hosting Server, and can offer clients;

  • Website Management and managed 1.5Gb /10Gb hosting plan – NZ$435 per year.

If you are reviewing your hosting requirements, please contact us for further details.

Hosting Quality & Location

All hosting is not created equal. It varies from “cheap and nasty” to “premium shared hosting” and you need to ensure your hosting is an asset and not a liability. That’s because it has a direct impact on your Google page speed scores, and more importantly, on your customer’s user experience! And Google measures your site performance and bakes that into the search engine optimisation & ranking scores.

Your Host’s data centre location may make a big difference to page load speed. If your business website is marketing to New Zealand customers, then your site should loaded on a webserver physically located in an NZ data centre. The “latency” in a US or European-based webserver can add 1 or 2 seconds to page load times!

Web Hosting & Domain Registration

I’ve always encouraged clients to utilise a professional independent hosting service and domain registration. Years ago, in response to client requests for full-service managed hosting services,  I established my own Reseller Hosting account in a USA data centre. The benefit is instant access to server settings to provide fast response time to customer issues!

For local (NZ) sites, I personally use and recommend the services provided by;

  • – they provide fast servers in Auckland and good support.

For large sites with higher traffic and/or international clients, I use and refer you to:

  • – their Singapore data centre is exceptionally fast and they have high-spec hosting plans

Hosting Security

The better quality shared hosting services also provide layers of website security services, including DDoS protection, automated scans, Mod_Security etc. They will also provide an automated backup system such as R1soft that allows you to quickly roll back the database, WordPress, plugins or themes.

Hosting, security, load speed and backups are important considerations addressed in all WordPress website redesign packages. Be sure your website projects take into account all the risk factors inherent in successful website operations.

Page last Updated on 1st October 2023 by the author Ben Kemp