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Online Hosting, Offline Care

We offer plans that keep you connected

*Should your website bandwidth or storage usage present a risk to the stability, performance, or uptime of our servers, we will notify you via email that we may restrict the resources your website is using. Therefore, for best performance we discourage the use of streaming services or storing personal files or items related to your website and will suppress sites that do. 

Why Choose Us?

We dedicate ourselves to ensuring that you can have a successful online presence while enjoying on better offline lifestyle. We do this by connecting with you personally and helping you find the package that is right for you and your business. Once we get you online we offer personalized care, keeping your site up and running so you can focus on your business.

All Plans Include

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Unlimited Bandwidth & Storage

By allocated dedicated space on our servers we ensure your site is incredibly fast and responsive.

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Free Divi Builder License

A lifetime of updates to the most versatile drag and drop WordPress theme on the market. ($289 value)

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Free SSL Certificate

Digitally encrypts your data to provide stronger security and protected access to your sensitve information. 

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Uptime Guarantee

Our network of Virtual Private Servers (VPS) keeps your site up and running 99.9% of the time.

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Quality Support

Our mission is to help you create a successful online presence while enjoying a better offline lifestyle. And if you upgrade to our Support, Grow, or Accelerate plans we are completely hands-on so you can be completely hands-off allowing you to focus on your business. 

Upgrade for Dedicated Support

We host your website as if it were our website

Phone Support

When you need us to assist you we are just a phone call away.

Offsite Backups

We set up a complete backup of your site files and store them offsite.

Dedicated Updates

We personally keep all components of your website up to date.

What is Dedicated support? 

With our Support, Grow, and Accelerate plans we personally keep all components of your website up to date. If WordPress core, plugins, or themes are not constantly updated they can become obsolete and no longer communicate with your current site. This could jeopardize the stability of your site, causing it to crash, or making it completely unusable. Therefore, the benefit of dedicated support is that you have an expert there to ensure nothing goes wrong when updates are made.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is web hosting?

What is All websites consists of a domain name and a web host. If your website is an online location then think of the domain name as the address and the web hosting as the land on which it is built.

When you type in a URL (i.e. https://www.shieldsarts.com), your web browser searches for that domain name (i.e. shieldsarts.com) to locate the server where that website is located on the web. Once found, your browser requests content and information about your site that are stored on that hosting platform. The host then provides the browser with the information and content which is what you see once the page is loaded.

 

How does web hosting work?

When a visitor browsers your site the browser makes a request to the host’s server for the information about that site. The host server essentially houses a collection of files and a database that comprises all the information that will be displayed to the visitor.

What’s hosting bandwidth?

If hosting is the “land” on which your site is built, then bandwidth would be the acreage. The more land one has the more resources can be stored on their property. Bandwidth is effectively how much data can pass along an internet connection. When a visitor comes to your site they make a request to your host to serve up the website to them. The more data that is stored on the site, the more bandwidth will be needed to serve that up to the user.

Another way to look at this, is in terms of a watering hose. A watering hose can only pass through so much water before it reaches its limit. If several requests are made to your host from multiple users or too much data is needed to pass, then the site may run slower and then more bandwidth is needed.

 

What’s an SSL certificate?

An SSL certificate is a small data file utilizing a cryptographic key which digitally binds your company’s identity with files stored within your web server. This ensures that the identity of the web page’s publisher is bound to the content reducing the possibility a visitor can gain access to sensitive data without the appropriate authorization.

Websites that have been secured with an SSL certificate will showcase a padlock icon in their web browser alongside their domain name and they’ll be connected to the site using the https:// protocol. Once an SSL certificate is in place and users gain access to the site through https, the connection is secured between the browser and the web server and sensitive information can be transferred safely .

SSL certificates are vital for e-commerce websites, as well as any other type of site that processes payment information, credit card transactions, and any other financial information.

We offer free SSL certificates with ALL hosting plans.

What is VPS hosting?

VPS (Virtual Private Server) put simply is a server running within another server. Essentially, one physical server hosts a number of virtual servers, and special software is used to segment the physical server keeping each segment separate from the rest.

Having a dedicated server significantly increases stability and reliability of the hosted network. Because VPS complete isolate virtual servers from one another and very few servers are hosted on each node this ensures optimal uptime and performance — this is how we are able to ensure 99/9% uptime.

What are the advantages to VPS hosting?

Because VPS allocates virtual serves to segment the physical server and keep each segment separate from the rest, sites are more stable and reliable. 

Having a dedicated server significantly increases stability and reliability of the hosted network. Because VPS complete isolate virtual servers from one another and very few servers are hosted on each node this ensures optimal uptime and performance — this is how we are able to ensure 99/9% uptime.

Can I transfer my website to Shields Art Studios Hosting?

Absolutely! If you’re site is using a common CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress then we’ll make it easy to export from another host. If you’re using a less common CMS then we can discuss options to make the process work as smoothly as possible.

Where are my backups stored?

Ensuring great site performance is our top priority, that’s why we don’t just backup your site once — or even once per day like other providers — we back it up whenever any change is being made. Our regularly scheduled backups are stored on site as well as in a separate cloud server to ensure that it is safe, secure, and easily accessible. When you choose a plan that offers off-site backups you are choosing a plan that keeps you running and gives you peace of mind. 

What kind of support will I get?

Our mission is to provide you a successful online presence while enjoying a better offline lifestyle. We strive to add that personal touch that helps you stay connected.

When you choose any plan you get access to the support you need. Best of all, if you decide to upgrade to our Support, Grow, or Accelerate plans we not only provide support when you need it, we take care of all updates to your site. This means you’ll never have to worry about WordPress core, themes, or plugins getting out of date and jeopardizing the stability of your site.

Why should I consider dedicated updates to my site?

If WordPress core, plugins, or themes are not constantly updated they can become obsolete and no longer communicate with your current site. This means, if these are to get too far out of date it could jeopardize the stability of your site, causing it to crash, or making it completely unusable.

At times, an update to a plugin, theme, etc. can cause it to no longer interact with the others on your site. This can cause unexpected behaviors or even cause the site to crash. Therefore, the benefit of dedicated support is that you have an expert there to ensure nothing goes wrong when updates are made.

What do I get with the Free Divi Builder License?

Divi is an incredibly robust theme created by Elegant Themes that makes customization to your WordPress site incredibly easy. This drag and drop theme helps you to create a beautiful and memorable website that, is not only professionally designed, but unique to you.

With the Divi License you get a lifetime of updates to your Divi theme, as well as Monarch, a social sharing plugin, and Bloom, a lead capture tool to help you market your site to your customers.

A Divi License is priced at $89/yr or $249/lifetime, but we include it for free in each and every hosting package we offer.

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