Why Do I Need to Know About Web Hosting?
Essentially, your website's host server is where your website "lives" online, and this service is what makes your site accessible on the Internet. Because hosting is so important you need to be absolutely certain that your chosen service is always up to date with the latest security measures—a fact that ActiveMedia understands and takes seriously. We actively monitor each of our servers and conduct regular reviews of each individual website we're hosting. This is what makes us different from other hosting providers. We're not just providing the environment, we also make sure that your website and your server is always up to date and secure.
What Features Should Web Hosting Include?
Depending on your needs there are three different hosting options to choose from with varying amounts of disk space, subdomains, and other features. Obviously, two of the most important features to assess are security and support. On our own servers, we immediately know if something happens, and we get right to work to minimize any downtime. Security updates are also important. We include Drupal security updates in every hosting fee, regardless of the plan you choose. If you have a question or concern, email support is just a quick click away, too.
Monthly web hosting fee
|No annual contract required — and you can upgrade to a higher plan anytime.|
|Drupal Security Updates||Included||Included||Included|
|Advanced scripting and database tools (Example: PHP MySQL)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|User-friendly control panel||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Detailed Technical Comparison
|Burst RAM||768 MB||1,824 MB||2,250 MB|
|Web site subdomains||1||10||50|
|Design and Scripting Tools|
|PHP 7 with Zend Optimizer™||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|MySQL 5.+ with virtually unlimited databases *||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Multiuser SCP accounts||5||100||500|
|Consistently delivered 99% uptime **||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Weekly backup of your web site||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Linux operating system||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|SSL Secure Website Access||Yes||Yes||Yes|
* The number of databases is limited only by the disk space available in the plan.
** Based on internal monitoring. Does not include downtime for scheduled maintenance.