Beyond keeping the content of your website up to date, a website must also respond to the 24/7 nature of the web by always being available to your audience. This is where website hosting and website maintenance comes into play.
Every web site needs to be hosted somewhere. The vast majority of small to medium business websites can be adequately hosted on low cost shared hosting. But the cost from the hosting company represents only a part of the cost of servicing an active web site. We work to fit the hosting to match your website, both from a capacity standpoint and from a cost standpoint.
Even if you have a simple site that does nothing but display information — your audience is updating their web browser or viewing your website via mobile devices, and your website may not be reacting to the changing technology of your visitors.
Or, you may be faced with the dark side of the web. Old sites can develop security holes for hackers. Old language versions or old techniques that can now be exploited leave your site open to hackers. Your site may not be their target, but since they need a place to stage their exploits, your site may just be a convenient place for them to break into.
Some hosts include security and web maintenance as part of their hosting packages, others, especially lower-cost hosting plans, may require you to handle your own maintenance and security precautions. If you are running a site based on WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, the web hosting company expects you to update the system. If you do not, they may turn off your site, or update the site themselves. If they break your site with a forced update, that is your problem. We make sure your site is as secure as it can be.
We sweat the details so you keep looking great.
General Glyphics offers clients hosting from a variety of sources designed to match the technical and the capacity needs of your site. We use several hosting services and are always evaluating new ones. We also manage the day-to-day operation of the web site. In many cases this is more like the month-to-month operation since some sites have very few problems. But even the most mundane and static site can get hacked — we have seen it firsthand.