We get this question a lot and that is because most people are used to paying $14.99/month with a Godaddy or other type of platform that is similar. With this being said, it's like comparing apples to oranges. Here is what I mean.
The "Godaddy" type servers:
Do they both host websites? yes
But that is about all they have in common.
A shared server like Godaddy is exactly that...shared. You are on a server with hundreds and thousands of other websites where if anything goes wrong on one of those sites....bad things can happen to all of those sites.
If things happen to your website, hacking, malware etc....oh well...you will be left up to fend for yourself or pay a crazy amount to attempt to get it back, have the website rebuilt and to have some security (still limited) moving forward.
You will also be left to chat with a random tech individual who is 1 person amongst thousands upon thousands of employee's.
The Design ME Server:
Design ME partners with a company called Webair. Webair is a Tier3 data center located in Westbury, NY. Their facility was the old Jet Blue command center. Take a tour of the facility HERE. They also house all of the web information for NYC Health, Oxford, Babies R Us, New York Philharmonic and much more. Here are some of the benefits of the Design ME server:
- HIPAA Compliant & Encrypted
- 24/7 monitoring by a highly trained team of individuals who are familiar with our server and your website.
- 24/7 malware scanning and monitoring of your website. If something is wrong with the site, or trying to attack the site...we know before you do.
- Firewall protection
- Triple Redundancy. Which basically means is we have 3 servers always backing up our main server every 15 minutes. So if anything were ever to happen to your website, our back up server automatically kicks in...within seconds.
- Weekly backups of your website.
- 24/7 emergency service where you will be able to speak with a live person, familiar with your website.
To get the benefits listed above at a "retail" cost you close to $500 a month or so. We are able to provide that for only $49.99/month to our Design ME Clients.