When one site gets hacked into, there is a high probability that many others on the same server will also get hacked into. One of our clients, a development compant, had 55 sites get hacked into in just one month. The hackers stole data and posted porn on their home pages. This completely shut down this client's business for 30 days while they attemtped to resolve all of the issues, and all of their clients were off line and angry and /or embarrassed. Since then, we have taken over all of this client's hosting and are in the process of migrating hundreds of customers to our platform.
We have NEVER had a single server hacked into... EVER! This is because we put more than 30 different security measures in place per account.
Many development companies will no longer work with you if you use a company/ solution like GoDaddy's unless you pay for your own dedicated server. This is because being on a shared host such as GoDaddy is crippling for development. Developers will not give you SSH (Secure Shell Protocol) and will only give you FTP (File Transfer Protocol) which is extremely slow and limiting.
With companies like GoDaddy, it is also extremely difficult or impossible to change or manage your permissions. Moreover, it is impossible to install specific linux packages that are necessary for the typical site. They don't let you do these types of installations because they are a shared solution and it would affect all of the other sites on that server.
The solution with GoDaddy comes with complicated interfaces (CPanel and Plesk) which add a huge layer of complexity to the user experience. It also takes you 4, 5 or 6 clicks just to get to something that could be done with one command. This becomes extremely time-consuming and winds up costing you a lot of money in development dollars in the long run.
We specifically set up each of the servers used by our clients and configure them for the way they develop. We install a full set of development tools that will, for example, allow them to roll back changes one day, one week or even a month. The framework is set up to match their work flow in a way that will save you a significant amount of development hours over time.
We go the extra mile for our customers. We actually build a development environment for each domain to allow the site to be developed offline. Once the changes are approved the changes are pushed live. This allows development to happen without affecting the live site. So in a sense it is like having double the hosting solutions. We normally set it up like this:
dev.domain.com <-- Development environment
www.domain.com <-- Live
The development area is password-protected to prevent anyone from viewing it or the search engines from crawling it. We also pre-install a number of software packages and version tracking that allows the developer to track changes and roll back to prior states.
We believe every business should have its own private cloud instance, IP and resources. This better isolates and protects against potential performance and security issues.
In addition, we use only brand new SSD Drives with RAID-10 that are 5 times faster than the Standard drives that GoDaddy provides, and also give you double the processor speed and a dedicated CDN bandwidth.
Feature for feature, our solution is lower in price or comparable in price to the competition while providing much more value and quality. Please check out some of our scalable dedicated server solutions.