|The Benefits of out sourcing.
There's really no down side to choosing a Web hosting specialist. Your site benefits from round-the-clock monitoring and technical support, and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility designed for Internet security, reliability, and speed. You avoid the often prohibitive cost of a server and Internet connections, you're not on your own when faced with intractable Web problems, and you don't have to struggle to keep up with fast-changing technology.
Most excellent Web hosting providers guarantee that your site will be available to customers at least 99% of the time. This means that your host anticipates problems and emergencies - a server crash, a power outage, the turn of the millennium - and has redundant back-up systems in place to take over the moment anything goes wrong. If a Web host guarantees only 95% uptime, keep in mind that this translates into 8 hours of down time per week: the equivalent of a "closed" sign on the door of your 24-hour business. A first-rate host will also provide engineering support 24 hours a day, every day, so your site can remain current.
The best Web hosting providers install permanent Internet connections on redundant T1 and T3 lines, the fastest network technology available today.
You can rely on a Web hosting provider to remain current with the latest advances in Web technology, and to offer advice on your Web development strategy based on an expert understanding of the fast-changing industry. In addition, you receive technical support for the applications that add functionality to your Web pages.
If you're thinking of investing in a server and Internet connection, keep in mind that the costs don't end with the mind-boggling expense of a T1 line - you'll need to budget for additional personnel to maintain your site once it's up and running. When you host your site, round-the-clock technical support is just one of many benefits included in the small monthly fee you pay for server space.
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