Hosting powers your site
Your website needs to live on a computer, a web server.
Each hosts has it’s strengths and weaknesses, and we help you determine what will meet your needs. Understanding what kind of hosting you need is critical.
Performance, support, security and maintenance are often counter balanced by cost and attentiveness. As development gets more complex, we always gravitate towards stronger service. That said, you get to choose. We list some hosts we prefer here, but there are many others.
We list the main flavors of hosting, the ones we prefer, but each host has many different options, and scale to meet your demand. Ecommerce and sites that rely heavily on data, security, or powerful backup solutions require more to host than a simpler site.
We rate these below.
Simple to engage, we’re fine with their hosting, but do not love their ubiquitous selling on the site. They do have an incredible interface, that lets you delegate who you want to work on your site, meaning you never have to give your password. Another down side that we see is support, which again sells solutions a bit more than we’re used to. Great prices, lots of features, we’ve used GoDaddy since 1998, no kidding.
iThemes is one of our favorite WordPress security plug-in providers.
At $25/month, this hosting package is perfect for a site that requires excellent security. It provides for two sites, which we use to create a live and a staged version of your site. This gives us redundancy, to always have a backup and never edit a live site.
This includes their backup and recovery options: BackupBuddy and Sync, free Security Certificate, and their Security Pro toolset. Perfect for your law practice.
If low cost is your motivator, this is the host for you.
What Pair lacks in interface—they make up with stellar customer service. As site-builders, I feel Pair always has my back, helping me resolve any issues we’ve run into. We’ve used them since 2000 and heartily recommend Pair. Solid hosting at great prices.
We see this host as one of the best in regards to security.
At $20/month, their GrowBig plan gives you a highly secure hosting account—letting us host as many sites as you want. Not recommended for newbies.