Building a website today is easier than ever before. With simple drag-and-drop tools, anyone can build one even without any technical know-how. But no matter how well the website is made, it will serve no purpose if it’s not hosted on the right server or platform.
During the late 1990s, companies like GeoCities, Tripod, and Angelfire started offering free web-hosting services to make the concept more popular. But in India, the idea was slow to catch on, mainly because of lack of internet penetration and awareness about the potential of running one’s website and its multifaceted impact on the business.
India, which is the sixth-largest economy and has the largest youth population in the world, reached an all-time high of digital transactions worth $2.82 Tn as of August 2018. It has the second-highest number of internet users worldwide and rising. More traditional and offline businesses are coming online not only to sell their products but also to spread the word about their brands. This trend has opened up a gamut of opportunities for new businesses to provide support to businesses going online.
The founders were quick to realise that startups and small businesses were paying a lot of money to host their websites with additional costs piling up to have the most basic features incorporated. Host My Website Online aims to make web hosting economical while complementing it with security as a free feature. The startup which is bootstrapped is now providing solutions to over 9,000 active clients.
Host My Website Online offers free A+ grade Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates, 99.99% uptime guarantee, full security, on-demand backup and restoration features along with web hosting on premium cloud SSD and other managed services starting at as low as $0.70 (INR 50) per month.
The startup uses applications such as Cloudlinux, Cloudflare with free Railgun technology for enhanced user experience. “We offer the latest cPanel to our subscribers for website files and database management. The server OS is Cloudlinux, the leading OS (operating system) for web hosting providers,’’ says Muhammed.
This could be the answer for companies with a simple product offering looking for a cost-effective yet reliable web hosting experience. The availability and easy scalability to plans with more features enables the startup’s clients to upgrade as they achieve traction along their journey.
The Power of Web Hosting
Being a startup with a mission to bring more people online, the startup understands the needs, demands, and roadblocks for startups. The advanced firewall at Host My Website Online protects users in any crisis. “To meet a crisis like data loss, we have regular server-level backup and restoration features,” says Muhammed.
To ensure scalability, security, and search engine visibility, companies often hire web designers and web developers at high costs. But most people are not aware that with added security layers, easy, and automated scripting tools available these days, they can build websites themselves. Although today, there are plenty of tutorial blogs and videos available on the web, what people mostly lack is effective resources supporting those guidelines.
Host My Website Online assists its users in building websites with easy to use tools, along with all the necessary features from SEO optimisation and data backup. Host My Website Online provides 24*7 customer service, not just enabling users to build websites with ease, but also helping them get through any crisis.
AI-Powered Security Systems
With cyber attacks growing day by day, it is impossible for constant human monitoring to ensure complete safety of a company’s website and online data. Host My Website Online has taken an innovative approach to the issue by integrating a security solution known as Imunify360 to its web-hosting services.
Imunify360 is an all-in-one security suite with robust protection against the newest attacks, powered by AI. A proprietary technology with Proactive Defense stops known and unknown malware.
Imunify360’s AI-powered Malware Scanner automatically scans file systems for malware injection and quarantines infected files. Furthermore, the advanced self-learning malware cleaning system will clean the infected files and effectively restore the modified files.
Benefits Of Cloud-Based Services
The startup has chosen to completely stick with cloud-based services to offer scalable solutions and flexible pricing. The company’s approach gives customers limitless power and control over the services they use.
Going for cloud-based services also makes web pages load faster, so customers don’t have to pay for extra unused space, besides giving them the option to secure, backup, and restore data whenever needed.
In a digital economy, as an organisation grows, the amount of data it produces also grows exponentially. Very often rapid growth can lead to messy data collection, centralised data servers can prove to be expensive to maintain as well. Using cloud-powered software can minimise growth pains attached with the rapid expansion of a company.
Why Finding The Right Web-Hosting Partner Is Important?
Though most of the web-based apps are now on the cloud, some websites still use traditional shared hosting servers, VPSs and dedicated servers. This is primarily done to save costs, easy deployment and management, but it comes with its own set of problems. The websites on shared physical servers were often sluggish, experienced higher downtime and had little or no control over various advanced features. This is where cloud hosting became a go-to option.
For those wondering about cloud becoming a necessity today, Muhammed says, ‘’By using cloud, web hosting players will be able to provide any subscriber with the options such as easy customisation, easy on-demand-scalability, flexible pricing and much more.”
He further adds, “At Host My Website Online, we are on the cloud, and this gives us limitless power and control to offer our services. During our initial stage, we too were using a limited system. But ever since we moved to the cloud, we are now capable of scaling, customise and serve any number of traffic.’’
The shared web hosting space is highly concentrated with many players in the industry, often leading to startups grappling to find the right partner.
As a low-priced web hosting service with numerous free website management tools, Host My Website Online makes it an apt choice for individuals and small businesses which do not have very complex features as part of their websites and can make do with a maximum of 4GB SSD storage, which the startups offers.
Importance of Websites and Web Hosting
Gone are the days when it was necessary to be popular to be on the web. Now, it is essential to be on the web to be popular someday. So, whether it is a travel blog, a photographic exhibition, a freelancers’ group portal, or an ecommerce startup, more and more people and companies are joining the worldwide web.
The global web hosting market is saturated with plenty of popular names such as Amazon Web Services, Hostgator, and GoDaddy, apart from other emerging players such as iPage and InMotion Hosting.
However, numerous homegrown players such as BigRock, Host My Website Online, HostingRaja and MilesWeb have emerged over the past decade who have built localised solutions to cater to Indian businesses and seem to have cracked the code for providing security, safety and advanced suite of tools for web hosting at economical price points.
While India’s internet penetration has swelled in the past 5 years, there’s still a massive opportunity of another 500 Mn+ users coming online in India over the next decade – which would be a big potential market for such homegrown players to tap into.