The Importance Of Uptime

If you are relatively new to the world of hosting, what do you look for when you’re looking for a company to host your website? The price of the services? The protection they offer? To newcomers, it can be frustrating to find a service that is reliable.

 

One of the most important features offered by a supplier, besides great security and customer care, is a wonderful thing called an uptime guarantee. Uptime is the amount of time that a server has been online and fully operational and it’s a critical part of maintaining website availability.

 

Although some providers can claim to uphold a 100% uptime rate, in reality, this is near impossible as routine maintenance and other factors will always cause come kind of interference no matter how minimal it may be. This is the main reason the 99.9% uptime rate is the industry norm and the target to beat for all hosting providers.

 

So why is the uptime ratio in hosting so important to my business? The simple answer is that the less uptime a provider can offer, the more your website will be offline. This will have a great impact on your business if it’s operated online. For example, If you run an e-commerce store and customers cannot reach your site due to server downtime then you will suffer from losing potential sales.

 

Let’s break it down; if your provider is offering an uptime rate of only 99%, which in itself is relatively low with industry standards; within the course of a year; the servers will be offline for 87.36 hours which is more than 3 and a half days of your site being non-operational. Compare that to an uptime rate of 99.9%; this equates to a downtime of only 8.76 hours within the year.

 

To conclude, the next time you are unsure which provider to use, among their other facilities and services, look out for an uptime guarantee.

Symantec SSL Certs Now Available

Available to purchase to all RTH customers, we are happy to announce that we have extended our range of SSL Certificates.

 

Introducing Symantec SSL Certificates, now available on RTH.

 

To view our full list of product addons, check them out here: https://rapidtechhosting.com/clients/cart.php?gid=addons

 

 

Direct Debit Now Available

With bills, insurance, memberships, contracts and other subscriptions getting renewed, keeping up with the payments can be a hassle at times. Forgetting to make a payment on time is a common issue, it happens to the best of us.

 

We wanted to help people with this issue and make things more automated. In light of this, we now accept direct debits as a payment method for all RTH products!

 

Setting up a direct debit couldn’t be easier, just select a product and enable the direct debit option at checkout!

 

Once it’s all set up, you can relax knowing you’ll never miss a payment, allowing you to focus on more important tasks like running your business or updating your blog.  

SpamExperts Now Available

Spam can be quite unpleasant. Unwanted emails on the other hand are even worse as they expertly treat your email inbox like a trash heap with you in the middle rummaging through the waste in hopes to find mail you’ve actually been waiting for.

 

Website owners make for an easy target for spam emails which in turn costs time and effort for you and your company as you slug through the inbox and check, delete, check, delete and so on.

 

Thankfully, there is tools dedicated to solving this problem by giving your mailbox the proper filter it needs.

 

New to Rapid Tech Hosting – SpamExperts is now available for all RTH customers from as low as $2.99!

 

Incoming Email Filtering filters all inbound email and eliminates spam & viruses before these threats reach your network at a nearly 100% accuracy rate. The extensive control-panel allows you to remain in full control. Moreover, in case your email server is down, your email will be queued. Queued email can be accessed, read, and replied to via the web-interface adding to your inbound email continuity!

 

Stop running the risk of IT network threats. If your Inbox is crowded with unsolicited bulk mail every day, then that’s a sign you need a professional Incoming Filter solution. Get full protection for your Inbox and say goodbye to spam, virus and malware threats!

 

Once your domain is (automatically) deployed to the Incoming Filter, and filtering is activated, email will pass through the SpamExperts filtering cloud. Incoming emails are securely analyzed and scanned in real time. No training or configurations are required and everything works out of the box. Any message detected as spam is moved to the quarantine, while non-spam is sent to your email server.

 

To learn more, visit https://rapidtechhosting.com/clients/index.php?rp=/store/email-services

 

Weebly Site Builder Now Available

The word of the day is simplicitythe quality or condition of being easy to understand or do. We like things to be simple, but when it comes to creating your own website, it can quickly become challenging and very time consuming especially for those who aren’t familiar with programming languages.

 

Because of this, we thought it was time for a change. We are now happy to introduce the Weebly site builder, now available to purchase for all RapidTechHosting customers.

 

Weebly gives you the freedom to create and build whatever you want in whatever way you want with its simple drag and drop features. There is no need for years of coding experience. Weebly takes you through the steps in creating a professional and responsive site that look incredible on all devices whether it’s an informative site or e-commerce.

 

Start using Weebly with RapidTechHosting for as low as $8.99 / month! For more information and pricing, visit https://rapidtechhosting.com/clients/cart.php?gid=addons

Buy One Dedicated Server, Get One Free Special Offer

We at RapidTechHosting have a very exciting special offer available to all RTH customers! For a limited time only, we are offering all customers a free dedicated server with each purchase in the following locations:

  • United States
  • Singapore
  • Netherlands

Order any server in any of the following locations and you will receive an identical server for free in any location of your choice from the list above.

 

One condition applies: one of the servers must be located in Singapore (either the one initially ordered, or the free server).

 

Please contact Sales when ordering to apply offer.

 

This offer expires 1st of July, 2017!

Singapore Location Now Available

At RapidTechHosting, we appreciate our customers feedback. As well as our ongoing efforts to improve our services, we are always looking to expand our operations to offer more versatility to our customers.

 

We are now excited to offer a new major location for our list of services. New to RapidTechHosting, we are proud to include new Dedicated Servers, Reseller Hosting and Web Hosting in Singapore!

 

If you want to know more about our latest offers and specifications for our Singapore based servers and services then visit: https://rapidtechhosting.com/dedicated.php

Apple Pay Now Available

Everyday we are continuously improving our methods and with every new improvement comes a more efficient system. One such improvement that’s becoming more apparent in modern day retailers is the introduction of faster transactions via Apple Pay. It’s a quick and simple way of making contactless transactions with your iPhone in stores that support it.

 

However popular it is becoming in high street retailers, there was a real absence of it in the web hosting industry. We decided to change that. With that being said, RapidTechHosting now supports Apple Pay as a payment method.

 

It’s easy to do. Once you have selected your services to buy, head to checkout as you normally would. At checkout, simply select to pay via Apple Pay and follow the steps provided. Just another convenience provided by us.

Unlimited Bandwidth on Shared Hosting Plans!

Let’s talk about Bandwidth. Bandwidth refers to the rate at which data is transferred between the web host’s server and another Internet-connected device.

 

A simple way to describe bandwidth is to imagine a highway in a major city. If that highway is only two lanes wide, rush hour traffic is going to stay congested for longer than if it was a four or six-lane highway.

 

In terms of hosting, the bandwidth you receive as part of your web hosting plan includes what you do to your website like transferring and uploading files, content, and media.

 

So ideally, the more bandwidth you have, the higher your transfer efficiency will be. With that in mind, we at RapidTechHosting are now offering unlimited bandwidth on shared hosting plans!

 

With this offer, you get some great benefits such as:

  • The freedom of not being limited by bandwidth!
  • As much traffic to your site as possible!
  • Allowing you to host multiple sites as long as the addon domains limit is not reached!

If you want to know more about our shared hosting plans then visit: https://rapidtechhosting.com/shared.php

New SSL Certificates Now Available!

An SSL Certificate and Secure Certificates provide security for your website by encrypting communications between the server and the person visiting the website. These certificates are critical for businesses that accept credit card payments or keep confidential information via a website. SSL Certificates also help to protect your passwords from being intercepted, when typed into a secure login page.

 

It can be difficult to choose a certificate to best match your needs as most providers only offer a small selection. In light of this, we are very excited to offer an extended range of Comodo SSL Certificates.

 

You know what’s even better? There is no need to get in touch in order to have your certificate issued or even installed. Instead, all of this can be done with a click of a button through our client area.

 

The most commonly used SSL Certificate is the Comodo PositiveSSL, which is the perfect choice for most websites. It secures a single domain name (FQDN) and is issued instantly. SSL Certificates that secure multiple domains & subdomains are also available.

 

You can view our full range of SSL certificates here: https://rapidtechhosting.com/ssl-certificates.php