Which is why we’ve created a hosting service which is built around what we do to keep our own websites running smoothly.
Yes, we know hosting is available from several vendors for as little as $10 per month – and we’ve tried them, as have many of our clients who are now with us. You get very limited features and terrible service. And when things go wrong – like downtime or hacking or viruses – you not only lose your website but all your emails as well. When this happens – getting support is very time consuming and incredibly frustrating.
When problems happen (and in the world of technology and internet they often do) – we provide support and get you back up and running as fast as we can.
3 Extra Services we Provide That No-one Else Does
In addition to hosting your website and emails, we review your site every month and do the following:
- Full Site Backup: We take a full backup of the site (including databases) and save the backup to AmazonS3. If at any point your site is hacked or infected with viruses, we have a full backup copy to restore to. Note: although some hosting companies claim to provide a backup – often it is not a full website backup – only the database files, which is not that useful.
- Plugin Updates: 99% of sites we develop and host are built using WordPress – the best website Content Management System bar none. All wordpress sites have plugins, they are necessary for providing all kinds of different functions on your site. However some hackers try to gain access to your website via these WordPress plugins. The plugin developers update the security elements of their plugins regularly, and we manually check all your plugins to ensure your site has the very latest versions.
- Block Spam Referrals: Since mid 2015 there has been massive growth in spam referrers. These are spam sites which appear to be sending lots of traffic to your site – but in actual fact are machines trying to divert traffic to their junk websites. They skew your Google Analytics and may have an effect on your SEO. We manually add special code to your Google Analytics account and your website to block these spam referrers. New ones pop up every day – so it’s an ongoing battle to keep blocking them. (Setup of Google Analytics account billed separately.) See our blogpost on spam referrers.
Email Marketing Service Options
If you’d also like to capture names and email addresses of website visitors and continue to market to them, choose one of our bundled monthly hosting options, where we include either Mailchimp or Aweber email marketing services.
(One time setup of the Mailchimp or Aweber email account is billed separately and covers creation of lists, adding website capture forms, designing your email templates and creating auto-responder campaigns. Contact us for a quote on setup. Fee will depend on your project specification.)
Great Value Monthly Hosting Plans
*Contact us for special pricing if you have more than 2500 subscribers in your lists.