Sponsor profile: Web Hosting Buzz

Since the beginning of 2012, NevilleHobson.com has been sponsored by WebHostingBuzz. The arrangement I made with its UK-based CEO Matt Russell – his company hosts my web presence at no financial cost to me; in return, I talk about them now and again – means that all the content served to you from this website is hosted at one of WHB’s data centres in the US. The benefits for you, the reader, are twofold: You get content served to you quickly and reliably as this site is hosted on a dedicated server. The site has WHB’s VIP Management service behind it where people who know what they’re doing will look after the physical infrastructure that enables the content to appear […]

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The pros and cons of dedicated WordPress hosting

Some web hosting companies specialize in delivering services dedicated to very specific types of software. WordPress is one example of popular open source software that a hosting company may feature. There are both advantages and disadvantages to this type of hosting. Some of the advantages include: Expertise in the software you want to use. The company knows WordPress well because that is all it does. This means, at least in theory, that you will get good support if you have any problems with the software. Guaranteed compatibility. Since it is their only product, the host will make sure WordPress runs well and installs without any problems. As such, you will never have to worry about compatibility issues. Additional tools. Presumably, […]

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Website backups: 4 ways to protect your investment

Your website is the culmination of many years hard work and toil. You’ve invested time and money in building and promoting your site. And the site is your store front on the internet. But imagine if, overnight or almost instantaneously, all of this goes to waste and your website data is lost? Unfortunately I see this happen on an almost daily basis, says guest author Matt Russell, CEO of WebHostingBuzz. At WebHostingBuzz, we regularly highlight the importance of good data security (ie, backups!) to both our clients and anyone reading our blog or following our social media channels (we’re on Twitter and on Facebook). Sadly, this advice often falls on deaf ears. So we’re releasing a range of guides/advice on […]

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Liking WebHostingBuzz, and deals

Just over a month ago, I started a relationship with a new web hosting service, WebHostingBuzz. The words you’re reading now are served up to your screen from a database in the cloud (well, from a dedicated Dell server physically located in a data center somewhere in the US). As I noted in my first post about WebHostingBuzz, you now get content served to you a lot quicker and more reliably. If you look at the footer of this page (on the site itself), you’ll see a counter showing how quickly the page was served. Typically, it’s less than half a second. Page load speed is important to Google ranking. I’m very pleased with the uptime record since I moved […]

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WHB: A new host for a new year

In November 2011 I made a decision that, in early 2012, I’d move this blog and some other web properties to a new hosting service. From today, that service is WebHostingBuzz and I’d like to introduce you to them. Founded a decade ago, WebHostingBuzz (WHB for short) offers a wide range of hosting services – web hosting, business web hosting, reseller hosting, virtual private servers and dedicated servers – as well as specialized services such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento and Drupal hosting plus e-commerce hosting. The company says it has over 30,000 customers worldwide, hosting more than 250,000 websites at datacentres in the US and in The Netherlands. Sounds pretty standard stuff, doesn’t it? It’s the kind of setup you’d […]

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