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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

Suitable for non-editable websites, my Basic Hosting Plus package provides 1 GB of storage, 10 GB of monthly bandwidth and 1 domain*. It also includes email services, daily backups, social media ‘like’ buttons and optional ‘follow’ buttons. You’ll get direct access to site stats with basic spam-filtering, because fake traffic can be very misleading. I’ll also create an SEO sitemap for your site and submit it to the major search engines. Basic Hosting Plus costs just £25 per month.

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

Pro Hosting Plus

Editable websites benefit from my Pro Hosting Plus package. This provides all the benefits of Basic Hosting (above), with 2GB of storage and 20 GB of bandwidth. It also includes up to two databases, as these are needed to run editable sites.

Normal web hosting packages would stop at that — you’d only find out what you were missing by asking SEO, marketing and security experts. However, I provide those services too — and your success is my success. So, I don’t want you to miss out.

The extra flexibility of editable websites makes them easier (and more lucrative) targets for hackers. So, Pro Hosting Plus is a managed hosting package. This provides regular site software monitoring and basic security updates, worth over £100 per month. Some managed hosting services only cover core software updates. Pro Hosting Plus covers updates to your site’s individual plugins and extensions, too.

…but wait, there’s (even) more! You’ll also get a Content Delivery Network (“CDN”) to improve SEO, site speed, reliability and security, and legal compliance solutions for Cookie and Privacy Policy regulations. Pro Hosting Plus costs just £50 per month.

Business Hosting Plus

E-commerce and membership sites need SSL security — but why, and what is it anyway?

Well, sensitive data like email addresses can normally be intercepted easily as it crosses the web. SSL security uses 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.

For years, browsers have displayed a padlock on sites secured by valid SSL certificates. Now, they also display warnings on pages that collect data in forms without SSL — and search engines prefer secure sites, too.

Trust is vital for sales, so “trust marks” like the padlock directly increase conversions. By protecting logins, SSL also reduces the risk of hacking and costly data leaks.

Business Hosting Plus is a managed hosting package with SSL security. It also provides all the benefits of Pro Hosting Plus (above), 3 GB of storage and 30 GB of bandwidth. Business Hosting Plus costs just £75 per month.