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Posted by Anna Nicholls on 05-Jul-2022 11:28:28

Has your web hosting got built-in DR?


For some businesses, website downtime simply isn’t an option. It can’t happen. We all know that ultimately downtime costs money in any situation, but if you’re running an ecommerce business, or your company handles financial transactions or banking, then downtime could also incur the consequences of missed SLAS and fines. Companies like this need to take their web hosting a little more seriously, and disaster recovery is usually a good way to negate some of the risk. 

The most seamless way to achieve this, could be to run two instances of your website on two separate platforms. That means that if there are any issues with your hosting, your website is ready and available to be served from the second location. These types of infrastructures are called active-active infrastructures.

This isn’t a backup. Backups work differently. Instead, this is a complete carbon copy of your website. Any changes or edits you make are mirrored to both versions and should the first site fail for any reason, the second takes over immediately. 


The great news is that our premium web hosting service is actually active-active as standard. This means that all our clients’ websites are replicated in near-real time between two data centre locations as part of the price.

What’s more, we also offer a completely consultative approach to our web hosting. No automation or self service. Our premium web hosting is supported for you by the same technical team that designed and maintains our active-active cloud platform CloudActiv - right here from our Manchester data centre HQ.

For well over a decade now, our hosting customers have chosen to work with us precisely because they value the close technical support and guiding hand that our team offers. So if zero downtime and easy access to friendly and knowledgeable advice sounds like the web hosting for you, why not get in touch for a back to basics chat about your requirements, or read more about the products on our website here.

Topics: ecommerce hosting, hosting, web traffic, data centres, web hosting, web design

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