When we design and develop a new website for a client, for the first time, we always offer one full year’s free web hosting. As the website hosting package is free, clients rarely question why they need one, or ask us, “What is website hosting?”.
In layman’s terms, “hosting” a website means putting it online for the world to see. Until it is hosted, no one can type in “www.yourcompanywebsite.com” and see the website you created. Any domain names that are registered, and accessible via the internet must point to a physical location, generally a bespoke computer server, that contains your web site, and also your domain's internet mailboxes.
There are many different types of web hosting packages, but most businesses are able to fit within the allowances offered with our standard package.
Should your website be multimedia intensive, this means more bandwidth required for transfers, and also more storage space required for holding large files.
Setting up a web host, and maintaining multiple email accounts can be a daunting task for a non technical user. For most clients, we offer to take all of this worry away from the clients as part of our standard service. This ensures that it is done correctly and not injurious to your business.
We also undertake to maintain the domain name registration process to ensure that the intangible asset of the domain name is not lost when renewal is due.
We have minimum 99.9% uptime, and can guarantee reliability.
Prices do vary, depending on circumstances, but can be as little as £20 per year for a fully managed package.