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Web Hosting, Domains & More

Web hosting & support servicesWeb­sites aren’t fire-and-forget pro­jects. They are ongoing ser­vices that need more than just a bit of file storage space to prosper. So, rather than offering domains and web hosting sep­ar­ately, the packages below include several other essential website support ser­vices.

I can also provide website main­tenance and fixes for a wide range of systems.

Web Hosting & Domain Packages

A domain name is your website’s address; web hosting is the land on which it’s built. Your website will need need both and I’ll gen­erally need direct access to them.

However, it isn’t easy to maintain the security and per­formance of a server with more than one admin­is­trator. So, some popular ser­vices handle this by severely lim­iting user access. Some­times though, that can make it dif­ficult to provide the extra fea­tures that pro­fes­sional web­sites need.

So, I offer three “Hosting Plus” options that offer more than normal web hosting packages. They include various easily over­looked fea­tures to help your website’s succeed. For instance, they all use UK-based servers* to sim­plify data reg­u­lation com­pliance.

*Unless oth­erwise agreed. We can, of course, adjust and build on these packages as your site grows.

Basic Hosting Plus

For non-editable web­sites, my Basic Hosting Plus package provides 2 GB of storage, 10 GB of monthly band­width and 1 domain*. It also includes email ser­vices and daily backups. I’ll also create an SEO sitemap for your site and submit it to the major search engines.

Updating non-editable sites requires tech­nical skills, but out­dated sites perform poorly. So this plan also includes one free edit of existing page content per month. Basic Hosting Plus starts at just £33 per month.

Need A Little More “Plus”?

Even non-editable sites often need SSL security and legal com­pliance solu­tions (legally-drafted Cookie and Privacy Policies) now, so those can be added to your plan if required, as well as extra storage.

* Includes Nominet (common ‘.uk’ types) and Classic (.com/.org/.net) domains

Pro Hosting Plus

Editable web­sites need my Pro Hosting Plus package. This provides 3GB of storage, 20 GB of band­width and the domain, email, backup and sitemap fea­tures of the Basic Hosting Plus package. It also includes a database, needed to run a site that you can edit freely yourself.

Normal web hosting packages stop there — but pro­fes­sional sites need extra security, legal, SEO and mar­keting ser­vices. So Pro Hosting Plus is a managed hosting package that includes these ser­vices as standard.

Legal com­pliance is now a big concern for pro­fes­sional web­sites, espe­cially the security and privacy require­ments of the GDPR and EU Cookie Dir­ective. Pro Hosting Plus is designed to help you achieve com­pliance.

Pro Hosting Plus: Security As Standard

The extra flex­ib­ility of editable web­sites makes them easier (and more luc­rative) targets for hackers. So Pro Hosting Plus provides regular site software mon­it­oring and basic security updates, worth over £100 per month. Unlike other managed hosting ser­vices, these include any free updates to your site’s indi­vidual plugins and exten­sions, too.

SSL Security Included

Pro­fes­sional web­sites also need SSL security, so that’s included with Pro Hosting Plus — but why, and what is it anyway?

Well, sens­itive data like email addresses can nor­mally be inter­cepted easily as it crosses the web. Secure web pages use a cer­ti­ficate to encrypt that data in transit. These cer­ti­ficates are unique for each domain and have a limited lifespan, so they must be replaced reg­u­larly. This helps to reduce the threat from fake (or “spoof”) sites stealing visitor data.

Browsers display a padlock on sites secured by valid security certificates.That padlock is a “trust mark” that dir­ectly increases sales and signups. Now though, browsers also display warnings when an SSL cer­ti­ficate is absent or out of date — and search engines prefer secure sites, too.

…but wait, there’s (even) more!

Pro Hosting Plus includes a Content Delivery Network (“CDN”) to improve SEO, site speed, reli­ab­ility and security, with DDoS mit­ig­ation to keep your site online and a built-in firewall. The sites I build on Pro Hosting Plus are also covered by an anti-hacking guar­antee.

Legal com­pliance solu­tions for Cookie and Privacy Policy reg­u­la­tions are included to help you with GDPR/Data Pro­tection require­ments. Also, social media buttons, auto­matic image optim­isation, regular security scans and site stats with basic spam-fil­tering (to reduce mis­leading, fake traffic).

Finally, because search engines have become central to com­peting online, you’ll get 10% off my flexible SEO Plans, too! How flexible? Well, they now include options for help with copy writing, infographics and video mar­keting as well as solid SEO tactics. So, they’re really all-in-one small business digital mar­keting plans — “SEO Plans” is just easier to say.

Still, even with all that included, Pro Hosting Plus costs just £66 per month!

Business Hosting Plus

Business Hosting Plus is a managed secure hosting package designed for e-com­merce and mem­bership web­sites. This package provides all the benefits of Pro Hosting Plus (above) on a faster “VPS” server with far more resources: 25GB of fast SSD storage, 1GB of RAM and unlimited band­width. This is backed up by a RAID 10 storage array for high sta­bility and resi­lience.

Business Hosting Plus starts at just £99 per month — and if you need more resources, we can scale up easily from there.

 

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