Domains and Hosting
Easy domain registration and fast, secure website hosting. Happy Google. Even happier you.
Isn’t website design and development more important than domain registration and website hosting?
Yes. And no. While so-so hosting isn’t always a deal breaker for Google, the more reliable and secure your website, the more Google will trust it. And trust means traffic.
Distl website hosting: More traffic, fewer headaches.
If you listen to Google (and we do, avidly), you’ll know that website speed and uptime is a big deal. Google hates those ‘Website unavailable’ messages because website visitors do too.
So why, if you’re going to the trouble and expense of building a kick-ass website that will work really hard, would you compromise on website hosting?
At Distl, we take care of the whole shebang, including domain registration and secure, reliable, local website hosting on our own local enterprise-grade servers. Great for the performance of your website. Great for SEO. And good for your stress levels.
Hosting matters. No, really.
While it’s about as exciting as a federal election, properly configured enterprise-grade web hosting is crucial to your website’s performance. Not only in terms of how fast your site loads (a big deal for Google and SEO), but ultimately how much traffic it generates and how well your site converts that traffic into customers and sales. But that’s why we’re Perth’s web hosting nerds.
Web hosting is web hosting, right?
Not at all. True, many hosting plans will deliver the basics – a site that loads and is reachable – but there’s much more to consider.
Hanging out with the wrong crowd
Did you know that hosting your site on the same server as other, potentially less worthy sites could put Google offside (not good for your search rankings)?
That’s what happens with many cheap hosting plans. You get a shared IP address and, if the other sites on your IP address engage in anything dubious, it’ll rub off on your website’s rankings.
At Distl, we strictly control the sites on our hosting servers, so you can be sure you’ll always be in the best company (and the best shape for SEO).
Location is a big factor when it comes to load speed, which, in turn, is a big factor for SEO. Faster load speeds mean fewer frustrated users and lower bounce rates, and that makes Google happy.
If your server is in the US and your visitors are in Australia, your site will take longer to load, which is why – for our Australian clients, who have a largely Australian market – we have local servers.
What about overseas visitors? To provide a good experience for international traffic, we set up a Content Delivery Network (CDN) that provides a local cache of your site to users in other countries.
Speed and performance
Why is there such disparity in hosting prices out there? Generally, it comes back to the age and quality of hosting infrastructure. Just as you wouldn’t waste time working on a Pentium 286, you wouldn’t want your website on a server that’s ready for retirement.
We only ever run the latest enterprise-grade technology and offer a 99.9% uptime SLA, with snappy response time and load speeds that will enhance your website’s SEO performance.
Talk to Perth’s web hosting good guys
Enough about the charlatans out there in the web hosting world. Time to focus on how our team in Perth and our no-nonsense, contract-free, enterprise-grade web hosting solutions will make your life – and achieving your online goals – simpler and easier. We can take care of it all for you:
- Business and e-commerce website hosting
- Domain name registration and management
- SSL certificates
- Virtual private servers (VPS)
- Hardware firewalls
- Daily onsite and offsite backups
- Service monitoring
- Flexible plans tailored to your needs
- Ongoing automated management
- Dedicated IP addresses (optional)
Plus, with our online portal, you can effortlessly register and manage your domain names.
Do you have to host your website with us?
Not at all. We’ll do our level best to ensure your site delivers the traffic and commercial outcomes you want, no matter where you choose to go for domain registration and website hosting.
And make no mistake, there are cheaper options. But as a rule of thumb, cheaper hosting means greater risk. Security risks. Downtime risks. Or simply the risk of being associated with dodgy neighbours – your website could be hosted on the same server as dodgy websites.
On the other hand, our servers are just that. Ours. They’re secure, fast and reliable. And we know all of the websites on our servers are developed the right way, which will reflect well on yours.