Web & Email Hosting
Whether your company already has a website or is considering having one created, you have or will need a website hosting provider. What is hosting? A host is simply a computer on a network. A website’s host is the computer where the files that make up the website reside, and it is the computer that responds to visitors’ requests to view the website by sending these files to their computer where they are displayed. To properly host a website, the computer must be available 24 hours a day and connected to the Internet with enough processing and bandwidth capacity to handle many simultaneous visitor requests. Most businesses cannot provide the equipment, facilities, or manpower necessary to meet these requirements, so they turn to a hosting provider.
Email hosting is much the same as website hosting. An email host is a computer connected to the internet that is online at all times, waiting for incoming email to be sent to a particular email address. It receives and holds that email for the user until he can log in with his computer, smartphone, or other device to download and view it, print it, save it, etc. And when a user sends an email, the message is routed from his computer, through his email host computer, and then off through possibly several intermediate hosts until it reaches its final destination — the email host used by the intended recipient. Some businesses choose to host their email in-house to allow integration with business applications that they may be using, but most small businesses opt for the convenience and cost savings of a third-party email host. Some internet service providers (ISPs) offer limited email hosting free of charge to their customers; however, these accounts typically bear the ISP’s domain name. If your company has or will have its own domain and website, email accounts under your company’s domain create a more professional image for your business. In this case, it makes sense to host your email and website with the same service — a single point of contact.
A good website and email hosting provider typically has a data center with massive banks of storage and powerful microprocessors with large, redundant pipelines connecting them to the internet, redundant uninterruptible power sources, and climate control systems. All of this ensures that your website and email accounts will be available whenever anyone anywhere in the world needs to access them. As you can imagin, all of this infrastructure is very expensive to set up, operate, and maintain. So it only becomes cost-effective to run such an operation with a sizable revenue stream that comes from a very large subscriber base. It is for this reason that many of the website hosting providers that you may see advertising for are actually just resellers of the true hosting provider’s services. Kauffman Technology Solutions is one of those resellers.
By leasing storage space, computing power, and internet access from one of the world’s largest web hosting providers (a U.S.-based company founded in 1996 that currently hosts over ten million websites across all of their data centers), Kauffman Technology Solutions can, in turn, offer personalized local hosting services to its clients. Our services are competitively priced and unlimited in every way. That is to say that, for the same monthly fee, you can have an unlimited number of websites, each of unlimited size, an unlimited amount of website traffic, and an unlimited number of email accounts, each with an unlimited amount of email. And, because we are local, if you ever have any problems or need to have anything added or upgraded, you deal directly with us — we log in to the data center remotely and make the changes for you. Call today for more details.