1stFlash Website hosting is certainly not your cheapest option, but it does offer your business real value – if your website is worth investing in.
If your website is not worth the investment required for decent hosting then something is very wrong. If you want to fix that, consider reading about the 1stFlash Web Marketing Strategy.
In hosting, as in most areas of business, You Get What You Pay For! And, we offer high-value hosting rather than cheap hosting, at the lowest cost, that just will not perform sufficiently, reliably, or securely enough.
With All Due Respect: If you are still looking for the cheapest hosting plan available after reading this page you are not in the right place, just go back to Google and specify CHEAP in your search keyphrase!
Our clients have all made very significant investments in time, resources and money in order to build the high-performance websites that drive the thriving online businesses that they now run. They fully understand the importance and value of the highly reliable and secure website hosting platform that we provide to them. Consistent website / e-mail access and functionality is a critical part of their Web Marketing Strategy.
Every website that we build now comes with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Encryption to operate in https:// mode. This requires correct configuration of all hyperlinks and addresses in the website, correct configuration of settings on the webserver, and a valid SSL Certificate. We also install other proprietary security measures to help secure access to your website admin panel. The cost of installing and maintaining maximum security on your website is included in our hosting prices.
Our current generation of websites also feature automatic daily backup of all your website coding and content, as well as automatic updates and security patches as they become available. Your website will also allow for addition of content on unlimited pages.
Service Level Agreement – Our Data Centers are progressively moving infrastructure into the Google Cloud for maximum performance and reliability. We guarantee network uptime 99.9% on an annual base. If we fall below the guaranteed network uptime, we will compensate you as follows:
99.9% – 99.00% uptime will be compensated with 1 month free hosting
Every 1% of uptime lost below 99.00% will be compensated with an additional month of free hosting.
We have never needed to issue any compensation associated with this Service Level Agreement.
A typical annual hosting charge for a 1stFlash Platinum e-business Website is about $440/year*, and we believe that this represents a very high value at a very reasonable price.
*e-Commerce websites and other Portals with extensive Intranets, Catalogs, Archives, Libraries…, and/or higher traffic demands, require additional server resources – hosting fees are assessed to fit your specific requirements.
High-performance websites have much in common with high-performance cars. Both require a significant investment and have ongoing recurring costs. When you buy a high performance car you expect to use high-octane gas and put high-performance tires on it. For high-performance driving, cheap gas or cheap tires just won’t do the job!
High-performance websites also see a lot of traffic, they require storage space, open bandwidth at peak loads, and if they go offline there is a chance of temporarily lost ranking in the search engines that has a huge business cost. Cheap Website Hosting is cheap for a reason!
1stFlash develops high-performance websites that require highly reliable and secure website hosting. We provide a range of different hosting plans for the PHP and ASP.NET development platforms that we use. All e-Commerce sites use SSL. Our server space is located at several different secure datacenters within the US and Canada.
If we developed your website for you, we are already hosting it on one of our servers. If we did not develop your website, we will need to perform a security review of your server-side code before agreeing to host it. We do this to protect our existing clients, and there is a fee for this service.
Do You want to take your business to the next level?
If you will commit to invest one hour in open and honest conversation with us, we’ll talk with you about a proven approach to Web Marketing that takes serious businesses like yours FAR BEYOND the next level!
Call 716.775.0206 or e-mail to schedule a meeting.