We offer a solid hosting platform with everything you need for your project without the
hassle of setting up hardware, software, or configuration tasks. We'll work with you each step of the way to provide
cost-effective, efficient service.
The hosting part of HostGIS was founded in 2004 because of an experience with a client.
The client's server was hacked, rootkits installed, and a website defaced. One of their programmers had written a backup
script some years earlier, to zip their website files and transfer them to a FTP server, but the backup hadn't worked in
a year. They called their ISP for help, to see what hacker-removal services they offered and whether their backups went
any further then the failed solution they had on hand.
The provider's only recourse was to charge $150 to reimage the server, destroying everything on it, and the
provider never kept backups of customers' servers.
We knew we could do better. Backups. Security countermeasures. Penetration scans. Firewalls. You know... actual
technical support, other than charging you to finish what the hacker didn't!
Most of our expertise is in geospatial services because that seemed like a good niche during the GIS boom. But our
servers can handle just about any sort of traffic: plain websites, CMS,
Django, databases, you name it.
We are here to make your company a success:
- Configure software, application servers, and web servers
- Hardware purchase, configuration and maintenance
- Internet connection bandwidths; as much uptime as possible, and as fast as possible
- Backups, security and software updates
- Development staff for application development and maintenance
- Custom geospatial software stack
- unlimited bandwidth
- Any service whenever you need it
The price of basic server hosting can cost less than maintaining the vending machine in the office, and can easily
meet all business and municipal planning needs. Your project can be available instantly
around the globe; and the best part is, you can trust that your data is safe, and you are in control.