Have you ever experienced problems with your website or email hosting? Was it slow performance or were you unable to send emails perhaps? Maybe you wanted some work done on your website only to find out that your developer could not access vital areas. Or even worse, the webserver your site was on was hacked causing downtime or virus infected webpages. These are just a handful of scenarios that are a common risk when using a shared hosting service. Fortunately there are also benefits such as low cost and not having to know how to manage a server.
‘PODS Hosting’ is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) or a Platform on Demand Service as we call it, that has been designed and built to replace all ‘Shared hosting’. PODS Hosting gives you all the benefits of Shared hosting while removing all disadvantages. But there is more! We have added bonuses for you that were simply impossible to realize in the past. The Platform has been developed in a joint venture between PLANT and PODS hosting Ltd in the UK. For the past one and a half years developers and system engineers have been working together closely to create the best possible user experience. And it doesn’t stop there as we are improving on a daily basis based on customer feedback. PLANT has experience with all facets of hosting since 1995, we were one of the first then and we are the first now!
Price is considered one of the most important aspects of shared hosting and some services are virtually free. PODS Hosting aims its services at business owners for whom their website plays a key element in their business strategy. Most viable shared hosting accounts start at around € 5,- per month and price increases as you need more resources. PODS Hosting starts at € 7,50 per month but for the € 2,50 difference you get incredible extra value!
PODS hosting is unique as it is different from your average VPS or Cloud server offering. A regular VPS or Cloud server requires extensive knowledge about setting up and managing the operating system and you will spend a lot of time finetuning your settings and installing all software. Each POD is a turnkey solution for hosting your website and business email. Because the PODS are part of a platform they can be managed at low cost benefiting you.
Your website has its own unique environment with its own webserver software, your own database, your very own IP number, all the resources are dedicated to your website. If you compare shared hosting to public transport, PODS hosting is like driving your own car with a designated driver.
In the basic POD you can use traffic up to a 100 Gb and Disk Space up to 10 GB in a managed environment. That is already more than most of the shared offerings at the same price!
Blacklisting due to someone else’s email account being abused for spam will be a thing of the past.
This is because you have your very own mailserver. The unique IP number is attached to your unique mailserver so you are the only one in charge of how it is being used. This way you greatly reduce the probability that your IP number gets blacklisted. More security for you and your coworkers.
Another benefit that PODS hosting offers you! You will never have to change your subscription anymore to have the ability to create more accounts. If your organization has thousands of members you can give all of them an email account.
When you launch your site you don’t always know where it’s going. Especially when it’s a shop; if that really takes off you will have more products, more repeat clients, more of everything! PODS Hosting offers you the possibility to keep growing your website without having to move it somewhere else. When you need to customize you can simply order the Custom POD and do everything you need to do. Your developers will love you for it. Knowing this in advance is great value and a potential money saver.
PODS Hosting offers much more security than regular shared hosting. In fact shared hosting is known for its many vulnerabilities which are eliminated when using a POD. Each POD has the characteristics of a server, although it isn’t a server nor is it a VPS. Extra security measures can be put in place just like you would with a regular server depending on your requirements. Breaking into systems isn’t that difficult if you know what you’re doing. It just takes patience and time so there has to be a reward. Successfully breaking into a shared server means you have access to hundreds of websites and databases in one go. It’s like opening a huge vault versus many small safes all equally difficult to crack. I’d go for the vault wouldn’t you?
PODS Hosting offers many optional PODS depending on your individual needs. For some websites it is critical to perform around the clock and for those we have the After Hours Support POD just to name one. Other websites are created for a large media campaign and need to be tested for high volume. For those we have the Enterprise POD. Click the links top right of this page and find out ‘How it all works.’
Last but not least your POD will very likely have greater performance than your average shared server. The performance is also a constant factor that will not likely be compromised by other users.
Apply for the 1 month free trial and see for yourself how PODS is a complete solution for hosting your website and email.