blog header - four must haves for an AWS hosting provider

With today’s AWS hosting providers offering such an expansive array of services, it can be difficult to determine which are essential and which are just gimmicks. These are the services you can’t do without:

  1. Expansive Monitoring

A good AWS hosting provider will constantly monitor key indicators that affect site performance and the overall customer experience. In addition to basic availability monitoring, make sure you look for application performance monitoring, component monitoring, synthetic transaction monitoring, and global URL monitoring. Your provider should also quickly report back data collected in a user-friendly format.

  1. Threat Prevention

A single data breach can bring your online business to its knees. Look for an AWS hosting provider that doesn’t just look for threats, but also takes a proactive approach designed to insulate your site from them entirely.

  1. Patching

Installing the latest patches as soon as they are released ensures that your site is fully optimized. Your AWS hosting provider should know about patches that are relevant to you as soon as they are released and should automatically handle the challenge of installing them.

  1. Disaster Recovery

Without an organized schedule of backups to rely on, you could be compromising your most essential asset. The best AWS hosting providers will automatically handle your backups and help you manage the process of disaster recovery should a catastrophe ever happen. Be sure to consider the cost of this service, and don’t accept anything less than 99.9% site availability.

When all of these services are in place and running efficiently, your customers will have the best possible experience while browsing your online store. And when these services are handled for you, it leaves you with more time to grow your business instead of wasting valuable in-house time and resources. Tenzing is a leading provider of enterprise commerce platform managed services and hosting solutions for retailers, and we offer AWS hosting too. Contact us to learn more about our core and advanced offerings.


Aisling McCaffrey

Demand Marketing Specialist at Thinkwrap
Aisling is our Demand Marketing Specialist at Thinkwrap, and loves working with both technology and humans. She studied International Business (concentrating in Marketing) and has spent several years living and working in China, mostly in Shanghai, where she became passionate about global innovation and how the use of social media changes in different cultures. Aisling likes to keep up on internet trends - from business to memes - and is always looking for new ways to learn or entertain herself.