Hosting & Maintenance

Hosting & Maintenance

You may not realize it, but behind every great website is a world-class hosting platform, reinforced by reliable and knowledgeable technicians who can provide 24/7 support. Without this type of solid foundation, any minor technical hiccups can turn into monumental disasters, costing your business thousands of dollars in lost revenue, developer fees, and customers that will never return through your digital doors.

Keeping Your Site Online & Running Smoothly Is Critical To Your Business!

Website hosting and maintenance are crucial for clients because they ensure the reliability, security, and optimal performance of a website. Good hosting provides a foundation for a website’s accessibility and speed, which are essential for a positive user experience and for maintaining high search engine rankings. Regular maintenance keeps the website up-to-date and secure, protecting it from vulnerabilities and potential cyber threats. This ongoing care also allows for timely updates and improvements, ensuring that the website remains relevant and functional in an ever-evolving digital landscape. For businesses, effective hosting and maintenance translate into sustained online presence, customer trust, and ultimately, success.

 

In a recent example, the online mega-retailer Amazon suffered a site-wide blackout in August 2020, for a grand total of 12 minutes. The cost? Over $2.5 million in lost revenue – or $203,577 for every minute the site was down.

Amazon AWS - Hosting

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AMAZON AWS

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MICROSOFT AZURE

Rackspace - Hosting
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RACKSPACE

MAINTENANCE

WEBSITE SUPPORT & UPDATES

MAINTENANCE

PCI COMPLIANCE & SECURITY SCANS

Who We Use For Hosting

At Sandcastle, we are proud to partner with several of the world’s leading specialists in the cloud/hosting computing industry: Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Rackspace (to name a few). These solutions provide some of the most sophisticated hosting environments in the entire world, providing 99.9% uptime as well as 24/7 system administrators and a full staff of devoted Database Administrators (DBA’s) and technicians to provide round-the-clock support.

Amazon AWS

Amazon AWS

Experience unparalleled website hosting with Amazon AWS. Leveraging the robust infrastructure of Amazon’s cloud services, we ensure your website enjoys unmatched reliability, scalability, and speed. Our expert team optimizes AWS features, providing seamless integration for a secure and efficient hosting environment. From high-performance servers to global content delivery, we tailor solutions that elevate user experiences. Trust Sandcastle for top-tier website hosting on Amazon AWS, where cutting-edge technology meets the expertise to propel your online presence to new heights.
Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure

Harness the power of Microsoft Azure’s robust cloud infrastructure for unparalleled reliability, scalability, and security. Our expert team seamlessly integrates your website with Azure, ensuring optimal performance and streamlined operations. From flexible server solutions to global content delivery, we leverage Azure’s features to provide a hosting environment that aligns with your business needs. Microsoft Azure and Sandcastle deliver top-notch website hosting, combining cutting-edge technology with our commitment to excellence.

Rackspace

Rackspace

Rackspace is a leader in reliable and scalable hosting solutions. We leverage Rackspace’s state-of-the-art infrastructure to ensure your website benefits from unmatched speed, security, and flexibility. Our expert team seamlessly configures your hosting environment, providing a tailored solution that aligns with your unique requirements. From dedicated servers to advanced cloud hosting, trust Sandcastle to deliver a hosting experience on Rackspace that elevates your online presence, combining stability with the latest in hosting technology.

Tailored Support for Every Client

Whether you’re a small business, a growing enterprise, or an e-commerce platform, our services are tailored to meet your specific needs. Our team of skilled web developers and support specialists are dedicated to providing comprehensive website support and maintenance services to ensure that your website remains at the forefront of digital excellence.

 

At Sandcastle, we understand that your website is the digital face of your business. It’s not just about building a website; it’s about maintaining its performance, ensuring its security, and keeping it up-to-date with the latest content and technology. That’s where we come in.

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What About Security?

In today’s world, is there any more topic that’s more important to discuss with the technology client than security? Data breaches are becoming more frequent, even among some of the most sophisticated systems, so as a marketing agency, we have to be even more vigilant to provide security to our clients. Your privacy – and that of your customers – is a top priority.

PCI Compliance

PCI Compliance

PCI compliance, governed by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), ensures secure handling of credit card information during transactions. It’s a set of security standards designed to protect sensitive data, reducing the risk of fraud and data breaches. Adhering to PCI compliance is crucial for businesses processing card payments, instilling trust and ensuring a secure environment for online transactions. Trust Sandcastle to create a website that not only captivates users but also prioritizes the security necessary for seamless and protected online transactions.
Security Scans & Audits

Security Scans & Audits

Website security scans and audits are vital for identifying vulnerabilities and ensuring a robust defense against cyber threats. These assessments involve thorough examinations of a website’s code, configurations, and infrastructure. By pinpointing weaknesses and potential risks, businesses can proactively address security issues, safeguard sensitive data, and maintain a secure online presence. Regular scans and audits are integral components of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy.
Server & Platform Maintenance

Server & Platform Maintenance

Trust Sandcastle for comprehensive server and platform maintenance. Our expert team ensures your site stays secure, updated, and optimized for peak performance. From routine content updates to implementing the latest security patches, we proactively address issues. Partner with us to guarantee a seamless user experience, keeping your website at the forefront of industry standards and user expectations. It’s an essential practice to ensure a secure, up-to-date, and high-performing website that meets the evolving needs of users and technology.

Why Work With Us?

We could spend hours talking about all the different ways that we can provide solutions to your hosting and maintenance needs, but only a few things really matter when it comes to providing top-notch service in a competitive market like this. These really boil down to several key principles:

Versatility

We work with both large businesses that have chains all over the country, as well as small mom-and-pop shops that are located right here in Seattle, Washington. The size of your bank account doesn't matter; what matters to us is your commitment to being the best version of your company that you can be.

Professionalism & Expertise

We are also a group that values professionalism and expertise. Some marketing agencies like to give you the runaround, promising you the stars while not even being able to deliver the moon. We have a tendency to under promise and over deliver, which results in happy clients nearly 100% of the time. We won't lead you down a road of hopefulness, only to deliver subpar results - if we tell you that it's possible, it's possible!

Responsibility

We take ownership & responsibility of our projects. Your business is your baby, and whoever you contract out to work on it needs to have the same amount of care and concern for your business as you do. When you work with Sandcastle, you're not just enlisting a faceless agency to manage your company's precious assets; you're forming a partnership with individuals who want to see your company grow as much as you do.

Hosting & Maintenance Articles & Information

Why Web Hosting Is Important To Your Business

In this article we evaluate the importance of quality web hosting for businesses. We highlight that good hosting provides a stable platform for customer interaction, boosts website security, and enhances overall website performance. The article also discusses the risks of choosing low-quality hosting, such as site inaccessibility, search engine penalties, and potential data loss, ultimately advising businesses to invest in high-quality hosting services for long-term benefits.

How Site Speed Impacts Digital Presence

We explain the crucial impact of site speed on a business’s digital presence. It explains that faster site speeds are essential for engaging visitors, enhancing credibility, and improving sales conversions. Additionally, the article highlights the influence of site speed on SEO and social media effectiveness, underscoring the importance of optimizing website performance for overall business success.

The Importance Of Cloud Storage To Sales And Marketing

In this article we discuss the importance of cloud storage for sales and marketing. We emphasize how cloud storage offers easy access and management of data, essential for team collaboration in sales and marketing. The article also highlights the cost-effectiveness, large capacity, and disaster-proof nature of cloud storage, making it a superior option for businesses compared to traditional data centers

Tips On Avoiding A Business Data Breach

Here we offer practical tips to prevent business data breaches. It emphasizes the importance of hiring IT professionals, educating employees on security practices, and using updated security software. The article also suggests minimizing data retention and securing necessary data through methods like encryption and multi-factor authentication, highlighting these strategies as essential for protecting sensitive information​.

FAQ

What is the significance of website hosting and maintenance?

Website hosting and maintenance are essential for ensuring the reliability, security, and optimal performance of a website. Sandcastle helps maintain platform/server performance and provide a positive user experience.

What hosting solutions does Sandcastle offer?

Sandcastle partners with leading hosting providers like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Rackspace, offering sophisticated hosting environments with high uptime and 24/7 support.

How does Sandcastle ensure website security?

At Sandcastle we emphasize the importance of security through compliance with PCI DSS standards and regular security scans and audits to identify vulnerabilities​.

What kind of support can clients expect from Sandcastle?

Clients receive tailored support based on their specific needs, including comprehensive website support and maintenance services from skilled web developers and support specialists.

Why choose Sandcastle for hosting and maintenance services?

Sandcastle is known for its versatility, professionalism, expertise, and commitment to client success, offering customized solutions for various business sizes and needs.

How does Sandcastle handle website performance issues?

We proactively monitor and optimize website performance, ensuring fast load times and smooth user experiences.

Can Sandcastle help with website updates and content management?

Yes, we offer services to assist with website updates, content management, and ensuring the site remains fresh and relevant.

Is there a backup and disaster recovery plan in place?

Yes, we implement robust backup and disaster recovery strategies to safeguard website data.

How does Sandcastle approach website scalability?

At Sandcastle we offer scalable hosting solutions to accommodate growing traffic and evolving business needs.

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If you’re on the fence about which hosting company is right for you, give us a call to hear how we can help you and your business. We’ll discuss all the options we have available and cater a proposal that will be tailor-made for you. Let’s get to work.

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