Website Hosting in Christchurch

ActiveHost, our dedicated web hosting service

A critical aspect of being online is your hosting platform, and this extremely important area which is often overlooked by businesses seeking a new website.

The reason hosting is an area overlooked by many is because at the time of getting a website the entire focus is the actual website itself and not the hosting platform it will sit on. As long as the site is visible on the internet is all that matters at the time.

Hosting often isn’t given a serious thought until something goes horribly wrong.
We’ve had so many clients come to us for hosting who have expressed this exact situation
‘I just had NO idea about the importance of hosting’ - is a comon expression.
Here are some key points:

1. If your business is in New Zealand (or Australia) you need hosting based here.
The servers must physically be in this country. You can get cheap hosting in India but if rankings, loading speed, performance, reliability and security mean anything to your business than you should forget about cheap foreign hosting offers. Watch out as there are numerous New Zealand ‘hosting’ companies who don’t actually have their servers here. We do.

2. The hosting server equipment affects your website performance.
If your website is sitting on a crowded server which is struggling with bandwidth and memory your website will be slow to load. If you have an e-commerce site it might even fail to function during heavy usage times in these conditions. All websites have different usage requirements and we make sure these are met for each one of the sites we build.

3. Where and whom you host your website dictates the security of your site.
If you have invested in a website and it becomes a critical part of your business then you should take an interest in where and how your website is hosted. Things can go wrong and the impact can be disasterous for a business. How much would it impact you right now if: 

A) Your website went down. Is it backed up?
How much would it affect your business if it couldn’t be revived?

B) Your emails stop working.
Who can you contact to get them working asap?

Our ActiveHost system takes daily backups to multiple locations both onsite and offsite and we can roll back a customers website to the most recent backup in the event of something going wrong. We have a online support ticket system and staff available to call for all email and site support.

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A web server has a limited capacity and overloading will cause the websites to function poorly. Many cheaper hosting companies will overcrowd their servers to maxmise their profit margins.

This outlines a significant difference between us and a generic hosting company. Our aim is to build great websites which function properly. A hosting-only company aims to host as many sites as possible on the cheapest servers possible. They have no interest in the actual performance of these sites, they didn’t build them, it’s not their responsibility.

The Benefits of Our ActiveHost Service

  • Affordable. Under half what our competitors charge for managed hosting services.
  • Low priced no hassle domain registrations.
  • Fast, modern, un-cluttered servers based here in New Zealand.
  • Daily backups to multiple locations - keeping your website content and customer data safe.
  • Managed hosting which includes, support ticket system, client- area management, online billing, domain management.
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • 2 x 155mb fibre through Spark and Vodafone.
  • 99.99% Uptime Network
  • 1 x Gbps fibre circuit through Vector Communications.
  • Peering through Auckland APE and WIX exchanges.
  • Raised floor for individual cabinet airflow.
  • Industrial air conditioning.
  • Multiple UPS (uninterrupted power supply) batteries.
  • Multiple incoming power feeds.
  • Auto-start diesel generator.
  • Access by swipe card only.
  • 24-hour alarmed and monitored.
  • CCTV monitoring of facility.
  • Securely locked server cabinets.
  • Early-warning smoke detection system.
  • Concrete floors, walls and ceilings.