Why hosting with your phone or internet provider is a bad idea

By Michael Scruse
Published June 24th, 2019
We all love a good bargain, but sometimes saving a few dollars isn’t worth the potential risk. One area that businesses often skimp on, but shouldn’t, is their web hosting.
Why hosting with your phone or internet provider is a bad idea

Web hosting is the service that makes your website accessible on the Internet for people to access, so without it you have no online presence - a pretty scary thought.

Often when you speak to your internet or phone provider they will "bundle in" hosting for your website saying they’re giving this to you for free. Now as we all know nothing is really "free", so you are paying for it at some point, but the bigger question is "is web hosting core to their business?", and the answer is probably no. With hosting not being their core service, you have to wonder how much effort the put into maintaining and upgrading their servers (and their security), and what their support is like (experience shows - not good).

Not all hosting is created equal and running web servers does take some specialist skill to maintain - skills that telephone companies often don’t have. Over the years, through having to deal with hosting for clients that is provided by their phone or Internet provider, we’ve seen a pattern of badly configured servers that are running old versions of server and web software, which can leave you and your site vulnerable.

As your website is such an important asset, you want to make sure that it’s safe, secure and accessible at all times, so using an experienced web hosting is important.

Why host your website with Mity?

At Mity we manage and maintain our own web hosting servers and provide hosting to our website clients only. This means that we have full control over the service provided to our clients, and because we know exactly what is on the servers, we can make sure they are as secure as possible.

Rather than be all things to all people, our hosting platform is designed to specifically service our clients and their needs. We lock down our servers and turn off a range of services that often are the cause of hackers gaining access to your site, which are often not required for the majority of sites.

Our servers are also all based in Australia - which is great for Australian businesses as our hosting can provide fast and snappy response times for your business and your site’s visitors. To help improve your site’s speed, we also tweak and tailor each server to optimally run to deliver high-performing and fast-loading web experiences.

Other advantages to hosting your Mity developed website with us are:

  • You get a fully managed, secure service to keep your website online

  • Our servers are all Australian based

  • We have a comprehensive offsite backup system

  • We monitor our servers 24 x 7 x 365 for any issues

  • Your Joomla based website software is kept up-to-date for you to ensure it is kept secure and running smoothly

  • We only host our clients

We do make gorgeous websites and write amazing custom web applications] - but also provide business-class web hosting to help give your business the very best home on the web. Find out more about the Mity difference by giving us a call on 1300 134 415 or sending us an email.

Michael Scruse
Michael Scruse

Michael brings his technical, web and sales expertise to every project, backed by almost 30 years’ experience in the IT industry.

In 2018, Michael became one of Australia’s first Certified Joomla Administrators.

Michael is also a qualified chef, although cooking is now in a domestic kitchen. Michael is a bit of a history buff and is currently researching his own family history.