EZiHosting for quality Australian web hosting
At EZiHosting we strive to be your long-term Internet Technology Partner. This philosophy puts you (our customer) at the forefront of everything we do. To make your hosting experience easier, we developed a range of associated services and products so you will have all your Internet related services under one roof. This includes, hosting, domain names, SSL certificates, web and App design, eCommerce, payment gateways and lots more. We are your one-stop-shop!
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Our Hosting Features
The most powerful control panel
With cPanel you can easily manage every aspect of your web hosting account. From creating custom email addresses all the way to editing your website files.
The best thing about cPanel is that it can be accessed easily from any computer with an Internet connection.
With cPanel you can manage your website files with its browser based file manager (e.g upload, delete, edit files), Create/delete email accounts of your choice (@yourdomain.com) and access webmail via your browser, Install/remove software on your account with the help of Softaculous (Wordpress, Joomla etc) & much more!
Softaculous script installer
Easy to use
Softaculous is an application built into cPanel that allows you to easily install from over 150 free scripts/software. Software includes: WordPress, Joomla, phpBB, Magento, Prestashop and many more.
No matter which type of website you're looking to build we provide access to software that'll make it easier to create and manage your website/blog/forum/online store! Don't get court with hosting services that make it hard to install these scripts. Join EZiHosting today and gain instant access to this feature!
LiteSpeed web servers
Powerful, lightning fast servers
All of our web hosting packages come with LiteSpeed. LiteSpeed is up to 9 times faster than Apache (standard web server setup). LiteSpeed fully supports everything that Apache uses such as .htaccess and mod_rewrite so if your website loads quickly on an Apache server it will be even faster on our servers!
You should choose LiteSpeed if you want to processes PHP 50% faster, wow! - (Wordpress which is the most popular software uses PHP) & benefit from 3 times faster than SSL Apache hosting!
Protecting your website
All of our web hosting accounts come with automated backups. This is made possible by the leading JetBackup software. JetBackup is used by providers worldwide and currently protects over 250,000 servers!
JetBackup can be accessed directly in cPanel giving you instant and easy access to backups of your website files & database!
All our servers are located in a large, well-known datacentre in Sydney as well as the USA. Our facilities are monitored 24/7 to ensure that all servers have an up-time guarantee of 99.99%.
We refuse to take shortcuts in terms of quality and reliability when it comes to our servers because we know that your success is based on our service. We take this very seriously… We use the most up to date and premium quality servers available to ensure that your website loads lightning fast each and every time.
Lots Of Happy Customers
My experience with EZiHosting has been nothing short of amazing. The level of support provided with my package has been fantastic. I will be sure to recommend EZiHosting to all my friends.
EZiHosting is the most reliable company I have come across for support. If you're looking for a reliable service, then look no further than EZiHosting! Highly recommended!
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Why Choose Us?
As an EZiHosting client you can expect to receive reliable 24-7 Australian based support. We believe that our support is our core competency. We provide support via our ticket system or if you need to, just call us.
We provide many products and services and have a passion for top quality. We are convinced that your success is our success. Join today risk free and we guarantee you will not be disappointed. 30 day no-questions-asked guarantee.
We Love Renewable
We have a deep passion for renewable energy and environment friendly hosting services, and we are always keen to further expand this focus into the future. We source equipment with the lowest possible carbon footprint where possible.
Finding the right Australian web hosting company can be a daunting task. Some web hosts differentiate themselves by being the cheapest whilst others add value by offering great support. Whatever your needs, there is bound to be a web host that will dovetail with your hosting requirements. Here are some questions you may want to consider…
1. What am I willing to pay for Australian web hosting?
How much you pay is something that most of us will look at first and judge the hosting service accordingly. Quality hardware and software are expensive components in providing a quality hosting serves. The level of support is another big part of the host’s cost. The old saying “You get what you pay for” holds true when it comes to web hosting. Cheap prices and good service are inevitable mutually exclusive so evaluate your needs beyond the cheapest hosting price and think about sustainability and building a long-term relationship with your hosting provider.
2. What are my web hosting needs?Not all web hosts are equal in what they do and offer. If you have specific needs then you require more flexibility that not all hosting companies can offer. If you have mission-critical criteria such as control and security then you may need to consider hosting services that are more complex such as a Virtual Private Server. If you have large spikes in traffic, cloud hosting may be more appropriate. So make sure that your web host offers what you need, offers scalable services and the implementation support this requires.
3. What is my webspace going to be used for and what specs do I need to support this?
You should have a good idea of what your web hosting service should provide. If you are planning to run an enormous Magento shopping cart then logic dictates you need resources to make this run smoothly. Bandwidth and storage allowances are your first consideration but also look at other resources such as RAM and port speed which all will contribute to a great experience for your clients.
4. How much support do I require?
For the same reason most of us buy based on price, it is also true that most of us changed web hosting companies based on service. Most Australian web hosting companies offer a 24/7 support; but what does this mean? Your $1.99 per month hosting companies will have a 24/7 ticketing system available where you can expect a 48 hours turn-around. Others offer email support on a 24/7 basis. However, you may want to talk to someone (in Australia) that understands your needs and if this is important to you than ensure that 24/7 actually means just that.
5. What features do I need and how will I get charged for this?
Some hosting companies lowball their services and then after you committed to using their web hosting service, they start laying it on with extras you may or may not need. Others include everything. So if you require lots of extras such as an individual IP, shell access, CGI, FTP or MySQL databases etc… then ensure you know what you get before you commit.
6. What hardware is my host using?
For most of us, the hardware is a variable we just do not know enough about. Although economies of scale play a part in hosting packages, it is often the case that the better the hardware the more expensive the hosting will be. It comes back to your needs. If you run the local tennis club’s website with 150 members, you do not have the same hardware requirements compared to large membership sites that require ultimate hardware to run smoothly.
7. What is my host’s reputation like?
They say that the best form of advertising is “word of mouth” which is absolutely true. In business, it is also true that it is much cheaper to retain a client than it is to find a new one. So reputation is extremely important for deciding where to host your website. In fact, if you are happy with the reputation of your host and the host was recommended by your peers then the research is practically done for you.
8. What about email accounts?
A big part of hosting is the ability to not only show your website to the world but also to establish some email accounts for your organisation. Often these are limited in terms of numbers and size. For example, some web hosts will offer 1 email address with a maximum size of 10 Mb. If this is all you need then that is brilliant. However, most web hosting companies will offer unlimited accounts with unlimited bandwidth, free autoresponders, forwarders, spam filters and another 20 features that you may, or may not, need.
9. What interface is my potential host offering?
We all want to get on with life without having to call your web host to resolve little issues such as adding an email account. So the interface your host offers is important because this will determine if these little tasks will be hard or easy to accomplish. By fare, cPanel is the most used interface which makes it easy to do your day-to-day web stuff but others like Plesk are also popular. These interfaces will ensure that you can load your own software, access statistics, setup emails and much more. So make sure your web host offers an interface that you are comfortable with.
10. Will my host grow with me?
We all plan for success. We also know that today's hosting service will not necessarily be right for you in 3 years’ time. Make sure your web hosting company offers scalable services that are able to grow as your business grows. Also, make sure you can upgrade seamlessly from shared hosting to VPS to dedicated hosting without losing uptime or other interruptions.
Some tips to get your domain name right…
Getting your domain name right is not easy in today’s competitive environment. Here are some tips to help you pick your new domain name…Getting your domain name right is not easy in today’s competitive environment. Here are some tips to help you pick your new domain name…
1. Pick your domain name with search results in mind
20 years ago you simply picked a business name that sounded clever and attractive. It is now recommended that you consider how this business/domain name will perform on search engines so your Australian Web Hosting is fully utilised. Therefore, if you are selling apples, then “apples.com” is your first preference because Google will assign a lot of relevance to apples.com when visitors search for “apples”. However, realistically, that domain will not be available so you can introduce other keywords and start to combine them. For example, tassieapples.com based on geographic location or grannyapples.com based on the type of apple.
Tip: Include your main keyword in your domain name
2. Pick the correct type of domain
If you are a blogger or running a site that is not reliant on big traffic flows then you could get any type of domain (there are plenty out there). However, if you want to brand your product, service or idea then you should consider a .com and .com.au combo. Hard to get, you say. Yes… But worth it in the end. You can then build on this by adding different domain types and point them to your same website. For example, if your business is mainly conducted in Sydney, then .sydney is a good addition to strengthen your intellectual property.
Tip: Use a TLD as a solid foundation and build on this with other types
3. Keep it simple; people need to type your domain and remember it
The domain apples.com is easy to type into the browser and easy to remember whereas applesareus.com is a bit harder. xquitoapples.com is clearly too complex and too hard to type or remember.
Tip: Keep your domain as simple as possible
4. Less is more…
Short domain names are preferable not only because they are easier to remember, but they are easier to use in a variety of other media. In the print media, apples.com looks and feels better in a marketing sense than wearetheapplekings.com.
Tip: Create a domain name that is as short as possible
5. Link your domain name to your business
A link to apples.com leaves very little to the imagination; this site is about apples. Compare this with ttaga.com (The Tasmanian Apple Growers Association). ttaga.com doesn’t convey anything about the site.
Tip: Make your domain explain what you do
6. Breaching Copyright
Don’t fall in the trap of leaching of established brands; they will simply request for your domain name to be voided (at best) or sue you for copyright infringements and damages. Go to ASIC and search for your business/domain name and see if all is OK…
Tip: Use a unique name that cannot be mistaken for an established brand
7. Phonetical or misspelling domains
More often than not, the domain name you are looking for is already taken so some sort of compromise is required. Saying this, the use of purposely “misspelled” domain names or phonetically “spelled” domains are not always your best option. Although aples.com will be close to apples.com, it is an immature and unsophisticated way to manage your brand. Only big-budget marketing campaigns can overcome this issue by flooding the market with a brand recognition strategy.
Tip: Use phonetical or “misspelled” domains cautiously
8. Managed domains or Do It Yourself
Most registrars offer a DIY domain system which is fine as long as you know how domain names work. So if you are comfortable creating, altering and managing a domain’s DNS, A, NS, MX, AAAA, SOA, TXT, AXFR or “Zone” records then go for the cheapest domain you can find; after all, you will require little to no support from the registrar. If you are not familiar with domains then you should consider a fully managed domain name service.
Tip: Consider purchasing a fully managed domain name if your IT skills are limited
What hosting is right for me?
What type of hosting is right for me?After you find the web hosting company that looks like a goer, you need to know what web hosting type is right for you. There are several options available ranging from shared web hosting to a dedicated server. Here you will find some of the options that may be right for you…
Australian shared hosting
Shared web hosting is the most popular type of hosting because it is cost-effective. Your website will be co-hosted with many other websites ranging from about 150 to 300 sites per server. You will get your own folder which is relatively secure and should be easily managed with cPanel. Other than that, you share all other resources of the server including server software and hardware.
- Easy to administer through cPanel or another interface
- Share resources
- You can only use software that is on the server
- PHP version may not suit your needs
- Other sites may hogg resources
- Less control
- Basic security
Virtual Private Server (VPS)
The next step up from shared hosting is a VPS. This web hosting type offers much more control and security because you own one of the server’s partitions. This means you can run any software you like (including your own operating system) without affecting other users on the server. However, this additional flexibility comes with additional complexity. This is why you can lease a VPS bare-bone or fully managed. Your VPS still shares some resources such as the server’s power supply and other generic computer components.
- Great flexibility to run your own software
- Good control
- Good security
- More complex to manage
Australian Dedicated Hosting
A dedicated Australian server gives you full control. All server resources are yours to manage as you see fit. Dedicated servers will suit organisations that experience heavy traffic on their site with large bandwidths. Dedicated servers, like a VPS, can be self-managed or fully managed for you. Your dedicated server is also great for those that require specialised software that may not be allowed on shared hosting accounts.
- Total control
- Maximum security
- More expensive
- Complex to manage
Australian Cloud Web Hosting
Australian Cloud Web Hosting and cloud computing are the latest trends in modern web site hosting. Cloud hosting can be shared, virtual or dedicated with similar pros and cons as conventional web hosting. The big difference is that resources are drawn from enormously large infrastructures which means you will never run short of capacity. Often, cloud hosting has a PAYG component which is great for web sites that have large spikes in visitor numbers. If traffic is slow, you pay little but when traffic peaks you pay for the additional resources that you utilise without having to up or downgrade every time.
Should I use WordPress?
So you have a domain name and organised your hosting. Now it is time to settle on the Content Management System… We think that overall WordPress (WP) is the best CMS on the market. More than 20% of the top 10 million websites use WordPress. Close to 100 million sites depend on WordPress. Those statistics speak for themselves but here are some more reasons why you should consider WP for your content management…
1. Ease of use
WordPress is easy to use. It is intuitive and consistent. You learn it once and what you learned can be applied to similar tasks.
2. Community based
If you are thinking about some functionality on your website then chances are that you are not the first; someone out there in the vast WP community would have written a plugin for it. For example, sliders, SEO, editors, video players; you name it, it will be there…
3. Lots of pre-made themes to pick from
There are thousands of themes out there that can be installed with the click of a button. Instantly, you have a fully functional beautiful website where you can simply change the logo, graphics and contents to your own. Themes range from free to about $150 depending on the complexity.
With WordPress, you can publish your site in any language. Handy for pulling in those international sales or just getting your name and services out there…
5. Cheaper development costs
If you do need customisation then WordPress is the platform with the most amount of developers. This means that WP related developers charge around $45 per hour. Compare this to platforms such as Ez Publish where you are talking $100+ per hour.
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