Website and Email Hosting Services


Web Hosting Services

You’re ready to show the world your new website – what’s next? You’ll need to publish it with a web hosting company in order for the world to get to know you. Your website files will be stored in high-powered computer servers. TyMatt Computer Solutions can help you decide the Web Hosting Servicesbest course of action for selecting the right hosting configuration to serve your short and long-term needs. There are 4 types of hosting services to consider:

1. Shared hosting is the most common type of web hosting and is the most affordable but, as its name implies, you will be sharing the server with multiple clients. This may have an impact on load times and overall site performance. While the server may have many pre-programmed options, it is less flexible to change requests.

2. Virtual private network hosting (VPS) is a hybrid of shared/dedicated servers and more affordable than a true dedicated server configuration. Your resources are independent of others on the same server, allowing you to enjoy the customization and control of dedicated web hosting at a fraction of the cost. Resources are allocated in a way that does not directly reflect the underlying hardware. The VPS will often be allocated resources based on a one server to many VPS’s relationship, however virtualization may be done for a number of reasons, including the ability to move a VPS container between servers. The users may have root access to their own virtual space.

3. Cloud hosting is becoming increasingly more popular, especially for small businesses, as it gives you increased flexibility and control without the cost of dedicated servers. While the primary server is shared among multiple cloud servers, the technology allows “partitioning” of the hardware and each cloud server has its own dedicated resources that are not accessible by anyone else. Resources and services are “on-demand” and billed on an “as-used” basis. You have total control of the resources within your partition as well as the flexibility to configure the server in the way that works best for you.

4. Dedicated hosting is for one individual user who has total control of all resources and the flexibility to completely customize the server to meet their needs. This ensures that your website is always performing at its optimum capability. As a result, dedicated hosting is the most expensive solution as there is no one else to share the costs with.

When making recommendations, TyMatt considers the level of customer service provided by the hosting company. Essential services include:

• 24 x 7 access to customer service and technical support teams
• 24 x 7 access to file transfer protocol (FTP) and control panel
• Traffic statistics reporting
• Reliable database management system (MySQL)


Email Hosting Services

Email is the lifeblood of any business. So choosing the right email hosting provider is a critical decision.
The majority of domain and web hosting providers also provide email hosting services. However, it is not necessary for you to use a single provider for all your hosting needs. Email hosting services are recommended for any small business rather than reliance on free webmail Email Hosting Services services like AOL or Gmail. And you should be sure to use your company domain name as part of the email configuration.

Most email hosting providers offer advanced premium email solutions hosted on dedicated, custom email platforms. As a result, the technology and services offered by each provider can vary. Email offered by most web hosting companies is typically a basic, standardized POP3-based configuration or webmail, based on open source webmail applications, like Horde, RoundCube or SquirrelMail.

Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office 365 for Business are by far the best email hosting services available, providing world-class hosting, superior spam filtering, unlimited email accounts, and a very user-friendly interface. Rackspace is another reliable email hosting service; however, it’s spam filtering is not as good as Outlook.

When making recommendations, TyMatt considers the level of customer service and other support provided by the hosting company. Essential services include:

• 24 x 7 customer service and technical support
• Security – standards-based encryption and protections (spam and virus protection)
• Service level agreement stipulating uptime/downtime guarantees
• Features that enhance productivity
• No hidden pricing