The performance of your Sitecore Experience Platform (XP) website is dependent on your Sitecore hosting option. An efficient Sitecore hosting infrastructure equates to faster deployments and improved performance.
As Sitecore experts we take the time to understand your business so that you have the best Sitecore hosting option.
Hosting your Sitecore website
The performance of your Sitecore XP website is reliant on a secure and robust hosting infrastructure. When choosing Sitecore hosting, it’s important to consider factors like the size of your website, what third party systems it integrates with, traffic patterns, where your site visitors are, and what you want to achieve with regards to resilience and scalability (within budget)
Assessing these factors influence how to best host your Sitecore website. We can meet your Sitecore hosting needs and offer a variety of options, which include:
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- On premise
- Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
You can host your Sitecore website in the Azure cloud. Doing this increases flexibility and efficiency and can reduce costs. Depending on your business requirements you can opt for Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS), and, now with Sitecore 10, Azure Kubernetes Service - AKS running the Sitecore application inside containers.
- IaaS: A cost-effective Sitecore hosting solution using tailored servers based on your exact requirements. IaaS has lower up-front costs than hosting on-premise, although some maintenance is still required.
- PaaS: Minimal up-front costs than on-premise and requires less server maintenance. Deploying on Azure PaaS takes less time and there's a significant reduction of admin time when managing applications deployed on the platform
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
We can facilitate the deployment of your Sitecore website to Amazon's AWS cloud offering which delivers a range of broadly similar services to Microsoft Azure. Using Elastic Load Balancing, EC2 instances, Amazon Kubernetes (AWS EKS) and other Amazon services, hosting on AWS delivers flexibility scalability, reduced costs, ease-of-use, security and reliability on a mature platform.
If you have a robust internal infrastructure, and business needs and/or legacy applications that require additional security, you can still host your Sitecore website on premise.
Whatever Sitecore hosting option you choose, our Sitecore managed services and support team will ensure your hosting requirements and deployment processes are met to the highest standards.
Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is the management of the infrastructure such as networks, virtual machines, load balancers etc. through configuration files rather than manual setups.
Our development team can use IaC to deliver stable environments (i.e. no more 'snowflake' servers), repeatable deployments and the reliable testing of features a lot earlier in the application release cycle. This saves time, improves quality and shortens the development cycle.