Marketing Insights from Mid Minnesota Marketing
"We help small companies do the things that make large companies successful, in a way they can afford."
Tim Haas | President
Don't Look Behind The Curtain, It May Frighten You!
Your web site is a vital part of your business and deserves to be treated that way.
Many people have confessed to me that they have absolutely no understanding of what is involved in hosting a web site on a server. Typically they don't want to understand, as long as we are there to handle things for them. We take great pride in the trust our clients have in us, and push ourselves to continue earning it every single day.
Safe & Reliable Hosting Services
Although Mid Minnesota Marketing provides you with safe and reliable hosting services, it is important for you to have a rudimentary understanding of what is involved. What is the magic that happens behind the scenes?
Let's start with a quick explanation of what a server is.
Basically a server is a specialized computer that is accessible through the internet. The job of the server is to hold the files for websites in memory, and send them to other computers that request the data. (for example, yours)
Most servers are located in a environmentally controlled room with many other servers, people sometimes refer to these facilities as a server farm. It is important to maintain an optimal environment as far as temperature and humidity is concerned to prolong the life of the server and help prevent equipment failure.
We avoid keeping your eggs all in one basket.
Mid Minnesota Marketing regularly backs up data from the server to a remote location. This protects your data from a localized catastrophe that may damage or destroy the main server. In addition to the backups, your web site files are stored in a manner that provides redundancy spreading multiple copies of files across multiple boxes. If one box fails for any reason, a second kicks in to carry the load.
We actively monitor our servers for performance and are immediately notified of any issues that may develop allowing us to respond quickly to any issues that develop. Hardware is updated as needed allowing us to provide the latest technology possible.
Technicians on site.
Our servers are staffed by technicians on-site allowing us physical access very quickly if necessary. Most of the functions of the server are software driven and are controlled remotely by our technicians.
We regularly install updated software to block malicious attempts made by others to gain access to our servers and your website. Firewall software scans your files and reports any "red flags" allowing us to immediately deal with any possible intrusions. Protecting our resources from hackers is continuous task that is quite daunting, but that doesn't stop us from protecting them. Much of our overhead costs are related to security. We are committed to providing the best possible security for all of our clients.
Smaller Company - Great Advantage
Mid Minnesota Marketing only hosts websites that we develop. Our servers are not crowded and the fact that we built each site hosted on our servers helps us to maintain a secure, reliable hosting environment. Our attention is focused on your web site. We are directly accountable to you.
When you are looking for a web development and hosting provider, we hope you will recognize the advantage Mid Minnesota Marketing offers you. Please call us at (320) 582-2288 to schedule a consultation.