Database and Content Hosting
Nearly all apps require a database, APIs, administration panels, reporting, content storage and third party integrations that need to be hosted somewhere. In fact usually the app is "just" the front end to capture and display content, whereas the real "thinking" is being done through the "brains" in the backend.
It is essential to the success of your app that your database is secure, high-performing and scalable. The risks of a security breach, slow performance or a crashing app are devastating for all apps. With the advent of legislation such as POPI and GDPR app owners have a lot more responsibility over protecting user data.
The good news that there are many low-cost cloud-based hosting options available that can provide the worldclass security, backup, performance and scalability that your app requires. Gone are the days of running it all off a server sitting in the corner of the office!
We provide a range of hosting solutions for our clients on our own servers or setting up their own servers (so they retain all data ownership) utilising international cloud-based platforms such as AWS (Amazon Web Services), Google Cloud and GoDaddy.
Low-cost and Scalable
Start with an entry level product and simply increase capacity and performance as your app grows, avoiding high initial costs.
Benefit from the platform's own security protocols. We often additionally encrypt databases and APIs for particularly sensitive data.
If your server does crash, get hacked or corrupted the service can make regular backups of all your content.
The best cloud-based providers will guarantee server uptime in excess of 99.99%.
We frequently advise clients to create their own accounts with the hosting solution, which we then configure and do the required development work on. This means they retain ownership of the data and code so they are not locked in to using our servers forever.