Dedicated Website Hosting
Fast web hosting makes all the difference to visitor retention and our dedicated hosting can help your website achieve significant a speed increase over your competitor’s website.
The animation below illustrates the difference between routeToWeb’s dedicated server and a VPS from a budget hosting provider. They are actual times recorded in November 2020 for the home page load time when the website was transferred. Select the started button to view the difference.
Did you know that 47% of customers expect a page to load in less than 2 seconds or less?
40% of people abandon a website if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load?
And a 1-second delay in page response, can result in a 7% reduction in conversions!
When was the last time you checked your website speed?
You can do it easily on our page speed checker by simply entering your website address.
Shave time off page load time
Our dedicated hosting packages can help with improving your page speed. We’ve recently migrated our hosting clients to our dedicated server and it has shaved an average of 1.2 seconds off each website’s home page load time.
Give your visitors a fast response
This website went from a server response time averaging 780ms to an average of 58ms; a real game changer of a speed increase!
How do I start to get a faster website?
It is like building a house, start with a firm foundation. A good solid web server will help deliver your site to you visitors in the shortest possible time.
Who and what benefits from a quick website?
Google use the speed of your website as part of its ranking algorithm, the faster the better, so it plays an important part in your site’s SEO. But it probably more important for your visitors. The figures listed above show how important speed is to retain these website visitors and how important it is for website load quickly. However, it is not all down to the server, there are numerous other factors that control the speed, but if the foundations powering the site are not up to speed the rest pales into insignificance.
What else can I improve my website’s speed?
Websites should be optimised to give the fullest experience to the visitor as possible. Image size and the file format used for the images plays a part. JPEGs are often best for photographs and GIFs work well with line art and small animations. PNGs can be good for both and offer a good transparency option but can sometime produce a large file size.
Other techniques involve minifying some parts of the code, advanced caching techniques and using data compression when delivering the content.
routeToWeb can help you with this too.
|Website Builders||Budget Hosting||Our Hosting|
|Cost||Low cost.||Beware of the introductory offers leading to dearer hosting later on.||Affordable see table below.|
|Power||Less powerful that WordPress and other established CMSs.||Easy to install popular website software such as WordPress & Joomla!||A fully dedicated server, optimised to deliver your website in the shortest possible time.|
|Development||Visual page builders – easy to edit but not always flexible.||Install themes or use the default themes, but you still need to configure them.||We do most of the design and development and can guide you through adding and editing content if that’s the route you wish to take.|
|Hosting||Shared hosting with many many more websites which limits resources and impacts on the speed.||Shared virtual private servers. The server resources are shared across each VPS, which then shares its resources across each website it hosts.||Dedicated and fast. We know each and every website that is hosted. Secured by a dedicated firewall.|
|Functionality||Limited to what’s provided with no way of adding other functionality within the website.||Can be limited to the default and inflexible plugins.||Stand out from the crowd with our optional bespoke design and development.|
|SEO||You need to know what is needed and be prepared to do the work, that is if you can get to the parts that you need to edit.||With the knowledge, time and the correct plugins you can do this yourself.||We can help, advise and set the in-page SEO elements. We also work with established SEO partners to work with you to help you climb the ranking ladder.|
|Knowledge required||Google is your friend.||You or your designer can do the work.||We have the knowledge and will help you when needed.|
|Not working? Who do you call?||Google is your friend or their support.||Google is your friend or their support.||No technical knowledge required as that our job!|
|Backups||Varies between suppliers.||Your responsibility.||Daily.|
|Migrate a website||Generally bespoke systems with no way to migrate and existing website.||Yes, but it’s most likely down to you to do it and master the configuration, database, DNS, FTP and so on.||Yes, we handle it all. Migrate the database, migrate the website and we can even migrate emails with sufficient access to the old server.|
|Where hosted||Generally not in the UK.||Anywhere.||In the UK, which helps with GDPR compliance.|
|Monthly Hosting Fee|
|GB disk Quota||FTP accounts||Email accounts||Databases||Sub domains||Cost*|
* + VAT at the current rate
Migration fees start at £240.00 for a typical WordPress website migration to our server. Non-WordPress sites with complicated functionality and bespoke ser interaction by quote.
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