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Value-Add Hosting

Hosting has become a commodity, which means you can get your site hosted for less than $10 per month. In some cases, companies are charging so little for hosting that they simply cannot afford to provide a reasonable level of support. We've seen some that are so cheap that the provider clearly can't even afford to provide fast, stable hosting. Obviously you should try to steer clear of these companies. However, there are good, reputable companies that provide hosting at a nominal cost. Why, then, should you host with us when our plans start at $30/month and go up from there? In many cases, the answer is that you shouldn't. If you have a basic "brochure" web site that is comprised of mostly text and graphics, there may be no advantage to hosting with NDIC.

However, if you have a web site that contains programming and databases, there are several advantages to hosting with NDIC. We host only clients that we do development work for which means our servers are not overloaded and are very fast. When it comes to dealing with ecommerce sites and sites with a lot of custom programming and database work, it's more efficient and economical to have everything under one roof. If there is ever a problem with your site, you have only one call to make. There is never any confusion about whether it's the hosting company’s problem or the programmer’s problem to fix. We are 100% accountable which translates into peace-of-mind for you.

Whenever we need to make configuration changes to the site, or install software, we have total control over the server. This saves a tremendous amount of time over having to create a support ticket in another company's support system and then wait for them to get back to us. This translates to hundreds of dollars in consulting savings for you, which quickly more than makes up for any disparity in hosting costs.

With a static HTML site, these types of issues rarely come into play, but as the site gets more complex, they inevitably do. For example, if we develop a feature for you which requires a connection between your web site database and one of your internal systems, such as a leads database, we would want to implement a VPN so the connection between the two is secure. We can easily accomplish this with our own servers but we would be restricted from doing that on almost any other hosting company's servers.

In addition to standard shared hosting, we offer Co-location services for projects that require dedicated servers. We are also experts in Cloud Computing and can help you setup a redundant and highly scalable virtual server configuration in Amazon's cloud.

We provide premium web hosting in our Santa Barbara based enterprise-class data center, including nightly backup, generator power backup, redundant HVAC and multiple redundant fiber optic connections to the Internet. We provide setup, configuration and partially or fully managed services along with 24/7 support.

If you'd like to discuss your hosting needs, email us or give us a call at (805) 962-8565 x2.