Our Five-Step Formula For Giving Digital Agencies More Time and Less to Worry About
Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s almost unbelievable how much of the online world relies on the hard work of smaller digital agencies. Innumerable full-scale, high-performing websites have teams of only three, four, or five dedicated people behind them. More remarkably, those agency teams are repeating their magic for multiple clients. We understand this side of the digital economy, and we believe that it can be made even more effective. The secret is letting everyone in your agency spend as much time as possible doing work that they’re great at, and which delivers value to your customers. You know, the stuff that your customers love. What’s not a secret is that no-one in your agency is great at server administration. You’re experts in a lot of things, but cloud hosting isn’t one of them. We understand that. Dealing With Web Hosting Can Slow You Down a Lot What we don’t understand is why so many so-called hosting “solutions” make your life so hard. You know what we mean: From the moment you log in to check a server, it looks like your browser has gone back in time. Sometimes it feels like you need to learn a whole new language just to begin. And forget about getting help when you need it – personal service is priced for the heavy hitters only. You’re the last to know when something goes wrong – like when a site starts running slowly or goes down entirely. And every time you stand up a new website, you have to brace for a bigger bill. All you want to do is not have to worry about this stuff. You’ve looked into what it would cost to have somebody else take care of everything, but it’s not much cheaper than hiring your own team – and your agency isn’t that sort of a place. It Doesn’t Have to Be Like This We’ve talked to a lot of agencies around the world about what it’s like out there (some of the best people we’ve met from Agencyland have even joined our Mavericks program). We’ve heard your pain, and we understand. Things don’t need to be as hard as they are. It’s possible to keep your head (and your schedule) clear for the valuable client work that makes your agency tick. This peace of mind comes when you don’t have to worry about web hosting issues like your clients’ sites running slowly, or missing out on updates and patches. The answer isn’t magic, even if it feels that way to some of our customers. All we’ve done is listen really carefully to agencies like yours and solved those things that get in their way. Five Steps to Getting Web Hosting Right for Smaller Agencies At the risk of giving away the secret to our success here at Cloudways, here’s a quick look at the formula we’ve brewed up for our agency clients. People love it. Step One: Enable solid managed hosting decisions. We give agencies (and every other Cloudways customer) the choice between five cloud hosting providers with servers all around the world. Want a market leader? AWS or Google Cloud awaits. Looking for something more cost-effective, or in a different niche? Pick DigitalOcean, Linode, or VULTR. It’s your server and your choice. And whatever server choice you make, that’s what your invoice will be based on. No matter how many sites you host, » Read More
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