Site uptime and reliability are important to the success of your business, so they are extremely important to us. We also know cost is a big factor. Acoustic Visions Multimedia
has our own hosting equipment located right in the Bismarck/Mandan, North Dakota area. Many providers that we compete directly with are still buying third party hosting
and passing the cost on to you.
While some may think it is OK to host their site on the office or home server; this is not only a security risk, it can be illegal! Here's why:
- You are opening up your private office server to the World, which is a major security risk!
- Most houses or offices do not have the proper backup systems or power protection.
- There is far less physical security than there should be for a true hosting environment, let alone proper climate controls.
- Without the proper licensing from Microsoft; it is not legal to use OEM Windows Software for public, unauthenticated (such as web page) access.
Rest assured we are secure, have diesel generator power backup, Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) power backup, temperature and humidity controlled climate, nightly backups, twice daily backups,
and on select servers; hourly backups. We are also compliant with Microsoft's Licensing in regards to providing unauthenticated service.
Unlike many of the bulk hosting providers which are located on the east coast, west coast, or Florida, we are less vulnerable to terrorist attacks, floods, hurricanes,
and earthquakes which could result in expensive down time. We simply aren't in much danger of those things in the Bismarck/Mandan area. Further, we have a low crime rate.
The bulk hosting providers also "oversell" web space. They promise 100gb or more of space, but in reality they know no one is going to use that so you are buying something you don't
really need. They sometimes are in the practice of charging you extra for features that we feel should be basic with any hosting plan. Also, be sure you know what kind of ads they run
and make sure association with them will not hurt your professional reputation.
See Available Hosting Plans Here. We can also customize something to fit your needs.