After years of dealing with the old tech, high price of web hosting, I decided to partner with Onyx Edge who built a custom hosting service that is significantly faster, more secure, automated, and higher performing than any leading commercial option.
Simply put, the software built by Onyx Edge is incredible and unmatched. We aren’t sales people, so information and explanation of value is all you’ll see here, no marketing speak. This information is meant to be easily understood so let us know if you’d like expanded technical information on anything mentioned on this page.
We are offering
- High performing fully managed web hosting.
- Optional: Website technical maintenance as part of this package. This is subject to suitability.
This offer is for clients who want superior hosting and to know their website is being taken care of. Fully managed hosting means this service is high touch and your website is being monitored 24/7 and being hosted with the latest technology. Options for auto-scaling and robust monitoring ensures your ecommerce or lead generation pipelines are not disrupted due to maxed out resources. Built in optimization, compression, and conversion features improve site metrics by satisfying Google’s strict Core Vitals which determine SEO ranking. We are passionate about software and technology and approach this service as a showcase of the best of high standards technology.
Web hosting is a commercial big-box system that is inflexible to the ever changing and improving technologies available. As such, you get poor service for the price. Also, websites slowly break or are hacked due to lack of proper maintenance, both of which could require expensive recovery work. A WordPress or custom built website is a long term commitment of regular upkeep. We want to offer clients an inclusive package of a smart foundation and maintenance so that their website investment and online assets is successful long term and in good hands.
Leading commercial web hosting options go for volume over quality. They cannot easily pivot and adapt to new technology like we, as a boutique service, can do. They have many security problems, use slower technology, and don’t offer all the features we do.
What this is NOT
- This is not a resell or white labeling of another hosting service, unlike many hosting services who buy cheap hosting and upsell to you. This is custom built proprietary web hosting service built by Onyx Edge from the ground up.
- This is not web development work, nor retainer work for web development. Think of hosting and technical maintenance as more of a silent partner. Separately, as an optional add-on, we do offer web development retainer work agreed by a set amount of hours available each month. More information on this below.
What It Is
Regular technical maintenance on a WordPress or custom built site is required for the health, security and functionality of the site. Programming scripts, programming languages, plugins and apps are always upgrading asynchronously. These need to be monitored, upgraded and worked on to maintain cohesion between all these individual parts. The amount of work required monthly varies based on the needs of these elements.
We monitor your website 24/7 and are alerted via email and text as soon as something needs our attention.
What It Is NOT
Technical maintenance does not constitute website content updates/web development work such as adding or updating copy, images, or other “web development/web designer” category work. This is strictly backend maintenance.
OPTIONAL RESOURCES FOR HIRE
These offers are not customary of web hosting services, but we wanted to offer our clients all-inclusive options for efficiency and to maintain a high standard across all their web assets.
Web Development Retainer Work
This is ideal if you need an all-inclusive “webmaster” solution.
We can designate a set amount of available hours per month for web development work. This would be built into the monthly web hosting fee. This would be work applied to your website outside the scope of hosting or maintenance such as adding/changing/editing content, imagery and other web page work as needed.
We can get your custom email domain setup and configured – DNS records, website-side configuration, added security features, etc. We only work with SendGrid and GSuite because they are the best in terms of security and features.
Advanced Custom Programming
My partnership with Onyx Edge provides access to software engineers whom I can engage for advanced technical work.
Examples: custom software work such as database builds (think: Membership software, customer database, custom e-commerce system), custom apps, widgets, scripts, Slack bots, iOS/Mac app development, micro-services, etc. This would be subject to the availability and suitability of the Onyx Edge team and is quoted on a per project basis.
An example advanced API built by Onyx Edge is Reverse Geocoding API.