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Web hosting services enable individuals and organizations to post their own websites on the Internet for a monthly fee. Some agencies claim to provide both website development and Web hosting services – but may instead be reselling your business to a Web hosting company and charging you a premium.
JK Design does not host the websites we build. Instead, we focus on our core website expertise: design and development. We leave the technicalities of Web hosting to companies that have the dedicated resources to provide 24/7 Web hosting support (like redundant broadband connections to the Internet, hot swappable hardware, automated operating system and server software patching, firewalls and routers with failover control, and trained 24/7 support staff).
We have developed strong relationships with many reliable Web hosting providers that fit the bill (including ServInt, Rackspace, Peer1 and HostGator). We have also worked with Limelight Networks to create a secure content distribution network focusing on video, and Akamai to serve live video events for huge audiences, as well as Amazon S3 for hosting larger image and video files for traffic heavy sites. If you're interested in Cloud Servers, we have worked with RackspaceCloud.com and we're keeping our eye on Cartika Hosting. We would be happy to refer you to one of the above, or set up an account on your behalf.
If you're interested in reading a good blog about reliable Web hosting, check out whreviews.com. The author (Dan) has listed several of the same Web hosting companies that we have learned to trust. And if you'd like to do your own research, check out the www.webhostingtalk.com forums.