Hosting Australian websites since 2008
With more than 20 years under our belt helping small businesses get online, we know a thing or two about web hosting. Our Australian web hosting solutions are fast, reliable, and offer rock-solid security. When you choose Netregistry, your data is stored in Australia at the Global Switch Sydney data centre — protected and accessible at all times. Choose from hosting packages designed for your business. Whether you are looking for more leads or looking to start your eCommerce business, our team can help you find the best plan for your needs. Choose from cPanel hosting or VPS hosting and get unlimited support from our dedicated support team.
Our cPanel web hosting plans are the industry standard for any small business website. Includes up to 100GB of storage space, unlimited° monthly bandwidth and email included, with 2GB of email storage and anti-virus.
Stretch your legs
Our web hosting solutions can cater to high demand websites. With a range of different packages that include admin access, multiple email accounts, anti-virus and web statistics to help your
Our VPS hosting solutions deliver the performance every fast-growing business needs. Includes a 99.9% uptime guarantee, up to 800GB bandwidth, 24/7 monitoring by our engineers, daily backups, regular security updates.
Hosting Australia’s best companies online
Choosing the right web hosting solution for your business is a critical decision when launching or upgrading your business website. We’re here to help with this and everything else along the way, including domain names, website design, and online marketing.
Australian based hosting support
Help is always here when you need it. All our website hosting solutions come with unlimited support via phone or email during Australian business hours. Need more than website hosting? We can help you with that too. We offer everything you need to grow your business online.
What is web hosting?
Most people understand the basic principles of setting up a small business – establish an appropriate business name, rent a shop space, move in, and decorate. Web hosting is not much different. A registrant establishes a , leases a block of server space, and uploads their webpage. Very quickly, anybody with a connection to the Internet can start browsing the site. A domain name provides the address of the server, while the server is a rented space into which the data that make up the webpage is stored. This process is known as delegation — the domain name points to the specific hosting account on the particular server. The web host determines the server features. However, not all servers are created equal and there are many options available. Some web hosting services provide technical support and some will force you to go it alone. Others may simply offer a basic redirection service, while advanced packages provide scripting support, database storage or email services. A good web hosting service like Netregistry provides a number of high quality services and even proactively works to identify and correct issues before they occur. As a reliable and trusted hosting company, Netregistry offers dedicated customer and technical support staff that are available day or night. They will work with you to ensure a streamlined and efficient service.
What is shared hosting?
For many businesses, a consistent and reliable web presence is vital. Yet many smaller companies and organisations simply don’t have the budget to build expensive dedicated server systems and infrastructure.
The solution is to share resources.
Shared hosting services traditionally started out by selling space on hosting servers so that a number of different customers could be served by the one machine. An individual server could cater for a number of different hosting accounts, each with an allocated amount of storage and bandwidth. However, web hosting has become more sophisticated and removed the risk of failure that comes with relying on a single piece of hardware.
In Australia, Netregistry pioneered a technique of clustering a number of servers together in a hosting
cloud. This allowed the infrastructure to share a wide pool of resources – storage, processing power, etc –
while removing the risk of an individual server failing. Load balancers ensure requests are directed to the
least busy server, resulting in higher levels of performance at any one time.
So instead of sharing a single server, hosting accounts now share the entire infrastructure. Multiple servers, system processors and storage devices operate together as one server, which is then split into thousands of smaller ‘virtual’ servers, each operating with the same performance and reliability as a single server. Each can be used to host a website. These services also share the same IP address and allow for many thousands of web requests to be processed at any one time. Resources are always available and the costs are far, far lower than those involved with buying and managing your own server.
There are some limitations, however. A shared hosting system is subject to the misuse of resources by individual users that can affect everybody. Therefore, the larger the pool of resources and the more redundancies in place, the less risk to your hosting account. Also, not all web hosts use a clustered server environment so it may still mean you are sharing a single piece of hardware with multiple users.
What is virtual private hosting?
Virtual Private Server (VPS) web hosting is designed to allow one physical server to share its resources, such as memory, storage and processing power, with a number of virtual machines and to use its resources more efficiently without the high cost of maintaining such a hardware system.
VPS web hosting is the answer for customers who want to host multiple domains on a single server unrestricted by operating system types such as Linux or Windows preferences. Customers have full access to their virtual server to install custom software along with the ability to modify the server configuration — which can’t be done in a standard shared hosting environment. Each VPS is established on the same hardware and assigned a dedicated IP address, much like a dedicated server.
VPS is popular with web hosting resellers, for example, as it allows them to lease a large VPS block, add their own software, and then divide it among their customers. This allows for individual database requirements and scripting preferences while mitigating reliability and stability concerns. More importantly,
I want to run a blog. Do I need a website?
Blogs have become a hugely popular way to self-publish, diarise, communicate and record ideas and thoughts for others to read and comment. Many free services and platforms are available that fall into two distinct groups. Firstly, blogging providers such as Blogger and WordPress allow anybody to create a blog on their website with a few simple steps. These sites are pre-made with templates and push-button publishing that allow anyone with a basic knowledge of the internet to quickly master the process. However, there is a downside to quickly launching a blog with one of these providers.
Can I buy web hosting without a domain name?
While they both work together, the domain name and the web hosting service are two different things and each function in different ways. A domain name can be purchased without web hosting. These domains are considered ‘parked’ until such time as their name servers are delegated (or pointed) to a web host. Advanced DNS records of the domain can also be used to point to other servers, although the IP address must be known. It may also be redirected to another domain name. For example, www.mydomain.com and www.mydomain.com.au are both individual domains but one could be redirected to the other. In this case, web hosting only needs to be established on the target domain. However, without a domain name, there is no way to access or lead to the information stored on your web hosting account, and therefore without a domain name, web hosting cannot function.