There’s more than just a computer involved in hosting your website. You can’t just toss a few files on a computer in someones’ basement and expect to have a top-performing website for all your customers to visit. It takes a knowledge of server infrastructure, DNS, Load Balancing, and more! When you choose to have Jelyco maintain and host your site, we’ll make it simple for you. We’ll take care of:
- Domain registration, renewal, and/or transfer
- NameServer configuration
- Email server configuration (with Google Apps)
- Providing a seamless go-live for your new site
One of the things that we run into most is file sharing, with Lynn living in the frozen north in Michigan and me living in the sweltering south in South Carolina. Files can get upwards of 30-50 megabytes with revisions and almost impossible to email each other for reviewing, not that we haven’t tried doing it. It sure wasn’t fun. Especially on a slower U.P. connections and a somewhat less than patient coworker.
We took it upon ourselves to come up with a better way. Since I had recently purchased an iPhone, I looked for some online storage that had a pretty sweet iPhone app. In came Zumo Drive. It solved all our platform problems having working apps for iPhone, Windows, and Mac OS X. Things were looking good. So we installed it and started using it. Perhaps, it was too soon…
Today’s youth are obsessed with getting something now. They don’t want to wait for anything. In fact, some even get extremely upset when Facebook takes a tad longer than usual to load on their cell phones making it “almost impossible” to update their status. Now I won’t lie; I, too, am one of those that likes instant gratification. Whether that means being able to jump on Google street view from my iPhone, watching the latest youtube video gone viral, or simply watching digital broadcast TV, I don’t want to deal with hiccups in service or be tethered to the wall by my ethernet cable.
Since starting Jelyco in 2008, I’m constantly on the lookout for new ways to get things done. One of the things I disliked most about doing business with others was the time it takes to get contracts signed. Usually it means printing one out, mailing it to the client, having them sign it, mailing it back, having us sign it, make copies, and then mail those copies back out to the client. That whole process can take up to a month. Being an online company, I tossed out the idea that someone should have a way to digitally sign these things so they could be signed in just hours instead of months. Not only would this help us get to work faster (since we don’t start work until we have a signed contract), but it will also help save a few trees in the process.