The RADsite Content Management System works with a wide variety of hosting options, so you can select the one that's most suitable for your needs.
We offer two low cost hosting packages for use with our CMS. These are suitable for low traffic websites that are not business-critical. Both are fully managed - we set everything up for you, and give you access to web statistics reports so you can keep track of your visitors.
- Small site hosting is suitable for brochure websites with traffic of up to 5GB per month.
- Medium site hosting is suitable for larger websites with their own database, and traffic up to 50GB per month. It includes an SSL certificate, to give the "golden padlock" required for secure login and e-commerce sites.
If you need a service level agreement, extra security, or high traffic hosting solution, we can provide advice and consultancy to help you choose the right package. If you wish, we can also set it up for you for a fixed price, which includes comprehensive documentation in case you ever need to repeat the process.
We are happy to recommend Xtraordinary Hosting for high quality hosting solutions with excellent support, having used them for several client websites. If you would like any advice on specifying a suitable Xtrahost solution for your needs, please contact us.
Cloud hosting can be an ideal solution for largely static websites with high or variable traffic, since the hosting costs are proportional to the traffic, and the cloud service can easily cope with any sudden spikes of demand that would exceed the capacity of a low cost conventional hosting solution.
Cloud hosting can also be used with a Content Delivery Network, such as Akamai. This makes a copy of your website on high performance servers all around the world, so that visitors can download it from their local server far more quickly than if all the content were travelling from the UK. This makes your website far more responsive and engaging, particularly for visitors outside Europe.
We recommend Rackspace Cloud Files for a cost-efficient, reliable and scalable solution that integrates well with Akamai. An alternative solution is also available from Amazon S3. The RADsite CMS can publish to both of these solutions, and we can configure the cloud hosting account for you.
Many websites have a large quantity of static content (such as product information pages and pictures) and a few dynamic pages (such as a shopping basket or contact form). The RADsite CMS allows you to use a hybrid hosting solution, so that the static part of your website can use cloud hosting, and the dynamic part can be hosted elsewhere.
If you already have your own hosting solution, or are happy to specify and configure one yourself, the CMS can publish directly to it. All we need are the login details to access an FTP account or internet file share on your server. If you are planning to use your own hosting package with the CMS, please contact us to confirm the technical specification before you purchase.
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