5 Keys for Medical Website Hosting – Part 4: Scalability

cloud hostingAs websites become more complex, the need for medical web hosting to protect patients’ personal health information (PHI) becomes greater. Going with a company that specializes in healthcare web hosting will put you on the right track to making sure that your website is compliant and secure with minimal downtime, and has the ability to support a high volume of traffic.

The importance of security, HIPAA compliance, and uptime of medical websites have already been highlighted in parts one through three of this five part medical web hosting article series. Part four focuses on scalability and how scalable web hosting can benefit your healthcare organization.

4. Scalability

Scalability should be a priority when selecting a web host for your medical company. Scalable web hosting refers to the capability of a system to handle a growing amount of traffic, or its potential to accommodate growth. It is an essential component of medical website hosting because it allows your website to support more traffic. As traffic increases, your site has the ability to move from one server to the next without requiring any changes to be made or redoing the entire website.

Medical Web Experts uses the latest technologies to allow for scalability with little downtime. Our favorite technology we use is Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud hosting.

AWS cloud hosting is useful in medical web hosting because they allow for healthcare organizations to have flexible and highly scalable websites or applications to match resources to the demands of users online. The medical sites that we host can grow and shrink with demand and are able to handle huge increases in traffic, but can also automatically turn off resources when they aren’t needed. AWS cloud offers additional benefits such as flexible infrastructure, virtual server, database access, storage, archiving, cache, and more.

With our expertise in medical website hosting, you are able to focus on your healthcare organization and making your website or application great, while we take care of the work needed to run your operations.

Scalability is an essential component to high-quality and efficient medical website hosting that will benefit your organization long-term. In the final part of the web hosting series, the benefits of backups for your healthcare website are showcased.

View the complete web hosting article series here:

Are you interested in medical website hosting for your healthcare organization? Medical Web Experts currently manages nearly 20 servers for our client’s websites, with 24/7 response to emergency issues and real-time server monitoring. Contact us here, or call 1-866-932-9944, to learn more.

Gretchen Kalthoff is a writer and marketing specialist for MWE. She is an expert in healthcare marketing and health IT with a special interest in increasing patient engagement through social media and healthcare technologies.
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