We partner with UK’s leading hosting provider ANS (previously known as UKFast), to provide lighting fast hosting solutions to ensure your Magento store never slows down at extreme peak traffic. All Magento hosting solutions are designed to your specific eCommerce store requirements. Just as your business is unique to others, we don’t set you up on a pre-existing box or on a shared hosting environment.
Our hosting partner will fully manage all hosting solutions, it will be fully secure and PCI compliant and reside within the UK. Your hosting solution will be fully set up to run either Magento solutions, whether it will be the Open Source version or the Magento Commerce edition, we will have all of the technical capabilities taken care of for you.
We ensure your hosting platform will be fully optimised to the highest level, following the recommended best practices from Magento themselves. This includes optimising caching configuration and hardware with Redish, Varnish, Percona MySQL, PHP-FPM, Nginx, and Apache.
We also recommend using ANS’ Webcelerator. This hardware solution sits in front of your server, which will dynamically cache and configure resources to increase the speed of your website. Whether running a marketing campaign or having a spike in traffic, Webcelerator takes the pressure off of your server. Reducing the server load will mean reduced server costs too, because there’s no need to invest in a more extensive IT infrastructure.
All hosting platforms are tuned to your needs and are fully PCI compliant. The hosting infrastructure is designed to meet the requirements of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). These are standard requirements for any merchant processing credit card data on a website. We work closely with our vendors, Trustwave and ANS, to achieve security compliance.
ANS employs a state-of-the-art dedicated firewall or web application firewall that is fast and secure and does not affect the overall performance of the server or slow down your website. We work alongside industry-leading security firms to ensure your website is fully protected from threats.
We’ve seen many of our clients in the past who have been subject to DDoS attacks. This could hit you at any time or during a busy period such as on a Black Friday. DDoS attacks flood your server and firewall with fake traffic and take down your site. DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly common, this is why we recommend using ANS DDoSX Protection software, which helps to detect and prevent the most sophisticated DDoS attacks.
Working closely with ANS, who offer you the best backup services available. Daily backups are maintained with intelligent services that will log any changes and securely back them up in a safe location. This ensures that your website is always safe and accessible to engineers for quick recovery.
Our Magento hosting partner ANS, will regularly monitor and track your website using industry-level software. If there are any interruptions in your website connectivity, errors, sluggish speed, or even intrusion, ANS will be alerted instantly, and their engineers can react to the situation immediately.
To keep a close eye on the website performance, we use New Relic to measure customer journeys through your website all the way to the checkout point. With this information, we can identify any performance glitches and look at improving these more readily.
Because CDNs have a distributed network across the globe, allowing users to download static content closer to their origin point rather than having to make long trips around the world to fetch website assets, a CDN can help tremendously to speed up the page load. The faster the page load, the better credit you will receive from search engines and reduce the risk of customers leaving your online store.
For peace of mind, all Magento hosting solutions will come fully managed by ANS. This means we do not just spin up web servers and expect you to manage and fully take care of these large, complicated hosting infrastructures. Instead, R & W Media will work closely with ANS to maintain, monitor, fully secure and set up your hosting solution.
No long waits in queues or tiered support lines; when you need to contact technical support, ANS is always readily available. The hosting support team is your front-line support team to deal with any problems. Should any major issues require further attention, they will be escalated directly to Magento server engineers.
Even out of office hours, dedicated engineers are available 24/7/365 to ensure your Magento store remains online.
Please take a look at our case study of one of our happy clients, who are using our services, and hosted with our Magento hosting partner ANS.
Do you require Magento optimised hosting? Come and speak to us about your requirements today.
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