What is enterprise hosting?
An enterprise hosting service is a type of internet hosting service that allows organizations to make their business website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing internet connectivity, typically in a secure data centre.
The scope of web hosting services varies greatly. The most basic is web page and small-scale file hosting, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web interface. The files are usually delivered to the web "as is" or with minimal processing. However, for enterprise business website hosting, there are often more complex requirements and therefore a higher level of functionality is required, depending upon the size, type and technology of the website.
While single page hosting is generally sufficient for personal web pages, a complex enterprise-level business website will need a more comprehensive hosting package that can provide services like database support and various application development frameworks (e.g. PHP, Java, Ruby on Rails, ColdFusion, or ASP.NET). These hosting facilities allow software developers to write or install scripts for applications like forums and content management systems, and allow the all important "user generated content" that industry-leading websites require. Enterprise hosting also gives businesses a higher level of security, by providing functionality such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which is required for e-commerce websites.
A web hosting company may also provide an interface or control panel for managing the web servers and installing scripts, as well as other modules and service applications like e-mail. Some web hosting companies specialize in certain software or services (e.g. e-commerce), which are commonly used by larger companies that outsource network infrastructure.
What enterprise hosting services can Red Maple Media provide?
Red Maple Media only uses the fastest and most secure hosting platforms we can find. Therefore, we have fully embraced the revolution that is "cloud technology", and we have moved all our client's websites to the fastest, most secure system we know to be available - Amazon Web Services. Amazon Web Services offers a cloud computing solution that provides businesses, non-profits, and governmental organizations with a flexible, highly scalable, and low-cost way to deliver their websites and web applications. Setting up Amazon Web Services to work correctly is a non-trivial task best left to experts, therefore we recommend you contact us to do this for you. We use this product extensively, and can save you time, money and the risk of making costly mistakes.
Contact us to learn how we can launch your website on the fastest, most reliable Cloud infrastructure in the world, or migrate your existing websites to these new data centres. Red Maple Media is a member of the "Amazon Partner Network".