Law Firm Website Hosting
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What Is Website Hosting?
When you go to a law firm website, you’re really just viewing a bunch of code that your Internet browser, like Chrome or Microsoft Edge, displays as a web page. This code is stored in files just like your Word documents and photos, and like all files, they need be stored somewhere in an orderly form so they they can be found and displayed when needed.
On your computer, you store your files on a hard drive. Similarly, website files also need to be stored on a hard drive of a computer that is connected to the Internet - known as a server.
When you type in a web address like ‘liftlegal.com.au’, your Internet browser goes to the computer that is storing that website’s files and then serves them to you in the browser. This is why these computers that store website files are called ‘servers’ - they serve files.
A web hosting company or ‘web host’ is a company that owns lots of these servers and leases them out to people like you. This means that we can put our website files on a computer, without the need to spend a lot of money on a server that needs to be maintained and managed.
WordPress website hosting
We only use WordPress for our law firm websites. It’s the most popular website platform in the world, powering over 25% of all websites on the Internet. It’s easy to use and you can create stunning, well-functioning websites on the platform allowing our law firm clients, like you, to easily add edit or delete content without having to do any coding.
Our web hosting is specifically optimised for law firms using WordPress.
We partner with WP Engine a world leader in managed hosting exclusively for WordPress sites. In addition to offering servers that are optimised for running WordPress, they proactively protect WordPress websites against security threats ensuring that customers’ websites are always protected.
Managed website hosting for law firms
You've developed a great law firm website, found a website hosting package and your law firm website is now online. That's great, but that's not the end of it, a website is like a car, it needs to be maintained and the maintenance needs to happen at multiple levels. You might wash or vacuum your car yourself but you don't replace the tyres or service the engine.
Maintaining your website involves a lot of work, at the server level, the WordPress platform level, the software level - security and functionality and the theme - the part that makes it look good. Someone needs to monitor your website to make sure it's online and working normally.
Web applications like WordPress (and any other software installed on the website) need to be kept up to date to keep the website functioning and protected from threats that can appear at the server level the platform level and the user level. As the site grows, you might have to work to troubleshoot it, find and fix odd problems, or optimize it for better performance.
Our fully managed hosting is specifically designed and optimised for law firm WordPress websites. All of the technical aspects of protecting your websites servers and optimising your WordPress website for fast and reliable display of your website are taken care of for you. Automatic system monitoring enables the detection and rectification of many common problems before you've even realised anything has happened. You don’t have to worry about site updates, site speed, up-time, security or any of those things.