Put simply, a web hosting provider caters for space on a server located within a data centre. Some data centres are immense. For instance, check out the incredible Google data centres here. They really are a miracle of cutting-edge technology on a grand scale. Apparently, each Google search performed uses enough energy to power a 60W bulb for 17 seconds. Now consider the fact that they process over a billion searches every day. That’s a lot of heat to deal with. So, how do web hosting servers compare and how do they work?
Web Hosting Provider Data Centres Form the Internet
Most data centres don’t operate on the scale of Google’s operation. We, however do! And, just like Google, every data centre is connected to every other one across the world. Welcome to the internet. So, each time a person clicks on your website within a browser search, your web hosting service will respond as quickly as it’s able and provide the requested information. This service has to be available 24/7. It must be complete, and it has to be quick. Unfortunately, we’ve become increasingly impatient when it comes to browsing. Consequently, speed is critical. So even the slightest hesitation in displaying your website and a customer could ‘bounce’. Bounce or bounce rate is a measure of how long a customer will browse your site before moving on.
Solid-State for Solid Performance
One way to ensure faster loading speeds is to use a web hosting provider that uses Solid State Drives (SSD). SSD doesn’t require moving parts, such as a spinning disc or laser reader, so access to the information is rapid. In fact, our Google Cloud hosting is up to 500% quicker than standard disk storage. As well as better hardware, look out for features like continuous monitoring and security updates as part of the service. Lastly, the location of your web hosting servers is important too. Remember, you must avoid the dreaded bounce. And so Australia based servers are ultimately more responsive for Aussie-based websites than servers based overseas.
F1RST Offers Google Cloud Web Hosting At 500% Faster Speeds
Premium Business-grade web hosting is included in all of our Website Management Plans. In fact, we host your site on Australia’s fastest Google Cloud hosting platform. This gives your business a competitive advantage with quick page load times and fantastic 24/7 reliability. So, give your site the performance it deserves with 500% faster page loading speeds utilising Solid State Drives (SSD) across multiple server networks at lighting-fast speeds. This is the Next Generation hosting environment which is recommended for all business websites. There are no down- or upload data-volume restrictions, and we provide virtually unlimited space for all your website needs. Furthermore, this outstanding hosting service also offers a green solution by using ecologically and environmentally friendly technologies.