There are several hosting options to choose from. The best option depends on your site, its CMS platform, security and support needs, traffic levels and your budget. All of our shared and dedicated hosting partner plans include environment caching for speed, security layers for defense, automatic daily backups for retention, and SLAs of 99.95% or more from our hosting partners.
We offer shared hosting services as an Agency Partner through our hosting partner WPEngine. Low traffic websites don’t require as many resources to run, so they’re perfect for shared hosting. Shared hosting is less expensive than dedicated options but full of standard benefits. Our team will take care of everything with the help from our hosting partners, from set up to maintenance and support. Orbit shared hosting fees are competitive without sacrificing performance by managing multiple websites on WPEngine’s Premium servers.
Shared hosting fees start at $300/year*
*For Chicago clients, a 5.25% Personal Property Lease Tax applies to the Web Hosting portion of the fees.
In addition to website hosting, Orbit provides an essential and valuable Managed Services offering which is necessary for us to ensure the uptime of 99.5% or more, 24/7 monitoring, and scheduled updates to your website content management system and plugins.
Orbit also becomes the first layer of support for anything related to the website and server. We will communicate with the hosting partner’s support team on your behalf for anything related to the website and hosting like troubleshoot issues, consult for performance improvements, and coordinate development and staging environments
Website Managed Services start at $1,800
Orbit provides consulting for dedicated hosting services as an Agency Partner with the following hosting providers. Their fees and SLA’s vary. By hosting with one of these strategic partners, Orbit is also able to offer Website Managed Services in addition to the provider’s SLA.
Dedicated Hosting Providers
Orbit provides a thorough list of Website Security and Redundancy Best Practices. We would be happy to consult with you based on your specific requirements and concerns.
The most common recommendation is to add CloudFlare.com as a caching layer for speed, CDN, and DDoS. See https://www.cloudflare.com/plans/application-services/ for features and prices.
|Issue/Concern||Why||Included in Orbit Hosting and Managed Services?|
|Hosting Security||Protects from human and bot access to the server||Yes|
|Data Center Security Examination Compliance||SOC 2 compliance provides third party assurance and compliance with Security and Availability Trust Services Criteria.||Yes|
|Website Security||Protects from human and bot brute force entry to website content management system||Yes|
|DDoS Protection||Prevents DDoS attacks||Yes|
|Web Firewall||Protects from illegitimate traffic to hack, steal and can futher prevent DDoS attacks||No|
|File Change Monitoring||Daily digest of file changes allows for review of code changed by developers, clients, and potentially foreign sources||Yes|
|Version Control||Compares current code to latest changes||Yes|
|Multiple Environments||Production, Staging, and Development environments for developing, testing, and staging code and content releases||Yes|
|Uptime Monitoring||Awareness of downtime to take immediate action
Records and alerts to downtime help diagnose persistent downtime issues
|Domain and SSL Monitoring||Awareness of domain and SSL expiration||Yes|
|Attack Monitoring, Prevention, and Remediation||Notification of attacks; PCI compliance, penetration scans||No|
|Phishing scam Monitoring||Detects and fights online brand abuse: trademark infringement, counterfeit sales, phishing attacks, fraud, etc.||No|
|Content Change Monitoring||Detects and tracks changes to content on the website and provides reports when the changes occur.||No|
|Website Backups||Quickly and easily restore from previous versions||Yes|
|DNS Managed Website Failover||Quickly route traffic from a failed or overloaded website or server to another service||No|
|Failover Hosting Services||Pre-built and configured alternate page or website to route website traffic||No|
|Off-site Website Backups||Keep historic records of content changes
Failover hosting for full website and disaster recovery mitigation
Orbit’s web hosting packages are based on your individual requirements so you never have to feel like you’re settling. Because Orbit designs and develops the sites we host, we also maintain the environments. Take advantage of robust hosting plans by partnering with us.