Unlike other hosting companies, City & District sets clear amount of storage space and bandwidth you get with each hosting plan.
Server response time will be slow for the shared web server.
Though the hosting company will take care for the high performance of the shared server, sometimes the web server will be down due to a malicious program or over utilization of resources by another website sharing the server. Downtime means inaccessibility of your website.
There is the possibility of a ban of the shared IP address by the ISP provider or search engines due to the acts of one bad website in the shared hosting server. In dedicated server there is no such possibility.
- Though the hosting company takes care of the security issues there is a possibility of hacking your account by other webmasters, sharing the server, to get sensitive data.
At City & District, we own our servers and we set clear amounts of resources for each hosting account. What this means for you is that our service is more reliable and secure than shared hosting services. There are many excellent shared hosting providers, but dedicated hosting provides a good deal more stability and security. With City & District's hosting services, hosting clients can avoid many of the potential pitfalls of shared hosting services. With City & District's dedicated hosting, a customer does not need to worry that the server will be overloaded due to an excess number of websites being hosted on one server. A client also does not need to worry about another website on the server having bad coding or scripts that would affect the hosting and performance of their own website.
City & District's hosting allows a customer to customize their hosting experience, which is not usually the case with shared hosting services. Shared hosting packages include an assortment of applications and features. A customer often finds that many features are available that they do not need and others that they could use are not included with the shared hosting package. On the other hand, City & District's hosting clients can select the software and applications that are best suited to the needs of their website.
Another advantage of City & District's hosting is performance and how well a website can serve their visitors or their own customers. A business that utilizes City & District's hosting does not need to spend time worrying that their site will be offline. At times the amount of uptime can be less than a person would like if they have shared hosting services. This is typically not something one has to worry about very much with City & District's hosting. Websites also will usually load faster when they are hosted on a City & District dedicated server. This is due to the fact that there is not an overload of websites being hosted by one server. The server is not taxed by too much traffic, data and applications.
The fact that a website owner does not need to concern themselves with the worry of slow to load pages or excessive downtime is especially important for a business website. In this way City & District's hosting provides a great advantage to businesses that utilize this form of hosting. The quicker a business page is to load and the less it is offline, the more likely the website is to be successful. If the page was offline a great deal or had problems loading a business could lose customers. This is not going to happen often with dedicated hosting.
Here are other advantages of hosting your website with City & District
A Plesk Control Panel for managing website services
- As the market’s number one server control panel, Plesk Panel 10.4 is a turnkey Web hosting system that includes
- fully automated billing and provisioning,
- an integrated Web Presence Builder with integration to Social Networks including Facebook and Twitter,
- access to more than 250 Web-based applications to create unique service plans that meet a variety of customer needs.
- Parallels Plesk Panel saves time creating websites, managing e-mail addresses, and deploying applications to servers. Hosting customers – from IT professionals, business and creative individuals, web design studios and even novice website owners – get up to speed quickly for using Parallels Plesk Panel to manage their websites and other hosted services.
Over 250 applications in our cloud server.
City & District hosting includes Plesk Applications functionality to all customers. This functionality gives our customers access to multiple useful applications powered by the growing SaaS Application Packaging Standard (APS) catalog. Each application can be installed directly on your sites with just a few clicks, without the configuration hassle of traditional software installs.
Benefits of having your own domain email include:
Hosted email accounts
- Name Recognition & Branding – Having your own domain email is an easy way to promote your company. Your prospects see your name with every email. The more they see your name, the more they’ll think of you and the easier it is for them to remember you.
- Customer Trust – Consistent marketing builds trust, and so does meeting your customers’ expectations. They expect to see your domain name after the @ sign in the email. It says you’re professional and operate an established business.
- Easy to Find You Online – Customers will type in the domain part of your email address (the part that comes after the @ sign) to find you online, often when they’re ready to buy. If your email says comcast.com or yahoo.com at the end, they can’t easily find you. And if they can’t find you, they can’t buy from you!
- You, Not Your ISP, Own Your Email Address – Your email address stays with you. You don't have to change it if you move or change your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
- Save Money on Marketing Materials – You won’t need to reprint your business cards, letterhead, signage or other marketing materials if you move or change ISPs or web hosts. You own the email address and it goes where you go.
- Build Marketing Momentum – You’ll build marketing momentum by using a consistent email address that doesn’t change over time. Old customers can easily reach you again.
A Web Presence Builder, for creating and maintaining the website
Web Presence Builder is a unique tool that gives you the power to create robust websites and web presences. You can now design websites faster than ever using a proven template system that helps you quickly deploy websites.
- Building a productive web presence is easier than ever, thanks to Web Presence Builder
Web Presence Builder, takes the once-complex job of web design and reduces it to simplicity. For business owners, who have to spend their time focusing on running their businesses, a tool like this is a blessing because it helps you save time and money. Those are two commodities the average small business person just can't get enough of!
- Anyone can create a good looking website that will appeal to visitors
Not only that, but Web Presence Builder has a lot of features built-in that will help you promote your website. Search engine friendliness is one such feature. Web Presence Builder creates a search engine friendly navigation structure that will allow your web pages to get indexed by major search engines. Plus, Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools integration is included, so it's easy to make sure your web presence is counted by the world's largest search engine. Not only that, but inserting social sharing icons is as simple as dragging a 'module' into place. The module system is very powerful, and will never break the design of your website.
- Web Presence Builder gives you an option to publish a copy of your website to a Facebook Fan Page
These days, having a web presence means your website also has to be on popular social networks like Facebook. Web Presence Builder gives you an option to publish a copy of your website to a Facebook Fan Page as a tabbed application. This is a nice additional feature that saves you a lot of effort. You can also easily snap in a commenting plugin, photo gallery, contact form, and any additional script you need. With a City & District Hosting Plan you can also install popular applications like WordPress to run alongside your web presence. The features are powerful and the configuration is ultimately up to you.
- It's easy to create a website that is functional and attractive.
With 60+ pre-set style sheets to choose from, and selections of 1, 2, or 3 column design, it's easy to create a website that is functional and attractive. Web Presence Builder hosting plans by City & District are available from $5.99 per month and include everything you need to run a successful web presence for your business. That includes email, webmail, hosting,and an advanced management control panel. All plans are fully managed by our staff, so if you ever run into a snag you can always open a trouble ticket and we'll be happy to help.
A Search Engine Optimization tool that guarantees inclusion in Google
City & District uses a powerful system that scans your site, finds all your pages, including pages that can't be found by search engines' crawlers, create the XML sitemap and submit it to the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, Bing and Ask to drive more qualified traffic to your site.
Automatic optimization for the delivery of web pages so visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance
City & District automatically includes your website is a part of the CloudFlare community. Your web traffic is routed through CloudFlare's intelligent global network and the delivery of your web pages is automatically optimized so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. Threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers are also blocked from wasting your bandwidth and server resources. The result: CloudFlare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.