Quadramedia is a well established web design company based in Auckland, New Zealand with a focus on combining user experience and matching website’s owners expectations.
Like many web design companies they started using shared web hosting services of major New Zealand hosting companies, which works well for many smaller websites. However, owners Donna and Mark Anderson-Jones wanted to work with bigger, more prestigious clients that also had bigger budgets and more sophisticated needs.
Using Managed Hosting Partner’s WordPress platform has driven a quality based approach forward for Quadramedia, with features such as
- Using staging sites for any site update, minimizing any downtime of parts or all of the website
- Continual monitoring lets Donna and Mark know when there is an issue before their clients know
- The ability to develop new websites and host them free of charge before launch has minimized costs for launching new websites. Our service technicians also often help with the go live, this has become so efficient, that Quadramedia now charge for going live on other platforms.
Over the past years of running their business, Donna and Mark also have experienced moving to a “Virtual private server” provided by their traditional web hosting company. The issue – as it is for many web design companies – was that Quadramedia has no in-house skills to configure such a server correctly, equally web hosting companies are rarely proactive or cost effective about tuning such a server over time, as is necessary.
The result was an expensive to run server, which performs the same or worse than comparable shared hosting.
By moving websites on this server to Managed Hosting Partners, Quadramedia now have a sounding board for technical decisions, be it around site speed, International audiences, security and other issues web design companies experience with larger websites.