RealBiz Hosting for Membership Sites and Online Courses
Web hosting services provide your website with a home (a web server) and your clients with the address they need to visit your website. If you have an online business that can only thrive with a good web presence, one area where you don’t want to cut corners is web hosting. Why is that the case?
Your choice of a web host is critical…just as important as the location a retailer chooses for their store. Do quality retailers choose locations on out-of-the-way streets that are unsafe, difficult to navigate and crowded with a variety of stalls selling who-knows what to who-knows who? No, their stores are easy to find, easy to access and located near other quality merchants. Quality retailers take location selection very seriously, and you need to be just a serious about your choice of web hosts.
Consider this: discount hosting companies stuff literally thousands of websites into each of their servers. Since you have no control over what these thousands of “neighbors” do with their websites, yours can easily become affected, resulting in more interruptions, errors and downtime. Bulk hosting will also make your website more vulnerable to hackers.
In addition, there are no guarantees that you will receive top-notch customer service either. Many such companies offer support by email only and others offer support from customer service agents who do not have a good grasp of the English language.
Why is RealBiz Hosting Right for Your Membership Site?
1. RealBiz Membership Site Hosting is Uncrowded
Rather than taking a flea market approach of packing hundreds or even thousands of unknown and unvetted websites onto a shared server like discount hosting services, RealBiz hosts only a handful of real business on our private servers. We create an environment where your membership site can thrive.
Hosting your membership site with us is like living in an exclusive gated community where only a few select individuals are allowed to enter. We do not allow just anybody to host on our server. Rather than hundreds or even thousands of people sharing resources we host only a handful of well-behaved serious business owners.
2. RealBiz Hosting is Optimized for Membership Sites and Online Courses
Membership sites are different from standard WordPress sites because each time a member visits a page the membership software must look in the database to make sure they have permission to see view it. This may not sound like much but, reading a standard spinning hard disk takes time. Even with only a few members on a site accessing content, a site hosted on an inexpensive shared hosting account can bog down very quickly.
After many years of building and managing membership sites we’ve learned that the best hosting platform for a membership site is one that uses solid-state drives (SSD) instead of the traditional spinning hard disk. This makes the frequent database reads much faster which results in quicker load times and a better experience for your members.
3. RealBiz Hosting Provides Personal Support
Because we specialize in building membership sites and online courses so we understand the your unique needs. Have you ever experienced a support situation where they passed the buck or left the solution in your lap? We don’t do that to our clients. We take ownership of your problem and provide a solution with one call. We speak geek so you don’t have to. And our English is pretty good too.
4. RealBiz Hosting is Optimized for WordPress
We host only WordPress and understand the load that it creates. For this reason you’ll never hear us blame WordPress for any issue you may have.