Why web agency Van Ons has selected Savvii’s hosting
The WordPress specialists at Van Ons web agency have been working on WordPress websites since the very beginning, when WordPress was still mainly used as a blog platform. Jeffrey Visser (Operation Manager, Van Ons) explains why good hosting is important. “Every awesome WordPress site that we deliver only reaches its full potential if the hosting is also solid. It would be a shame to put a site you have put time and effort into creating on a server that doesn’t do it justice.”
Five years ago, Van Ons started reselling hosting at Savvii. The web agency had two reasons for taking the step to provide hosting as a service in addition to website construction: to provide a total package and to get the best out of completed websites. “Customers no longer have to look for a hosting provider and we know that the site is in good shape. A win-win situation according to Jeffrey.
Why choose Savvii and no other provider?
“We build in WordPress and we need hosting that is specifically aimed at the best performance for WordPress websites. Savvii delivers that quality. Hosting is a specialism, that’s why you outsource it. We could also do the caching, site security and server maintenance ourselves. But why put manpower into this when it’s cheaper and better organised when a specialised hosting party does it?”
“In addition, the contact between Van Ons and Savvii is very pleasant and approachable. That feeling and trust have been there from day one. We have a problem, we call, we explain what we need, you understand what we are doing and then together we find a solution. This service is only possible if the hosting provider understands what is going on with us. In that respect, Savvii is very good at understanding what we as a web agency are doing.”
Could you specifically name some features which make Savvii’s hosting special?
“When I look at the hosting you provide, two features stand out. One is that your servers run on Nginx and the Varnish caching that is set. Both of these ensure that the performance of WordPress sites improves significantly. It’s especially effective because it’s controlled at the server level. A caching plug-in that you install yourself is really not going to give you the same results.”
“In addition, the contact between Van Ons and Savvii is very pleasant and approachable. That feeling and trust have been there from day one. Savvii is very good at understanding what we as a web agency are doing.”
How do you convince your customers to purchase hosting from Van Ons?
“We always offer to do the hosting. However, everyone is free to choose where they have their website hosted. With those who we have to convince, we explain what the added value of quality hosting is. The performance difference and the general functioning of your website make you a thief of your own wallet if you do not choose good hosting. Think of the extra turnover and customers you bring in with a well-functioning website. The objection that you should save on this fundamental part of a well performing website quickly disappears.”
What do you say to other web agencies considering becoming resellers with Savvii?
“Do it. It gives you substantial added value as a web agency if you can also take care of the hosting for the client. In addition, with the special reseller pricing, as a reseller you get a nice source of income in return. Of course, clients knock on your door if something is not right with the hosting. You then have to solve that. But if your sites are hosted by a hosting party that actively tackles problems, issues are usually quickly resolved.
“The greatest added value of selling hosting is that it strengthens the rest of your products and services. You build something beautiful that also needs to be well maintained. With Savvii you know that your sites are in good shape. It’s also super easy to roll out new websites. Just create and go! This speeds up the way you tackle new projects. If you choose to resell hosting, choose a reliable hosting partner. That’s what we found in Savvii.”
- “With Savvii you know that your sites are in good shape. It is also super easy to roll out new websites. Just create and go! This speeds up the way you tackle new projects. If you choose to resell hosting, choose a reliable hosting partner. That's what we found in Savvii.”Jeffrey Visser - Operations Manager Van Ons