Summary: We provide Basic & Managed Hosting packages – however I do not honestly recommend the basic plan UNLESS you are super-vigilant about backing up & updating your own website regularly. The reasons are increased security vulnerabilities and performance issues on websites that are not maintained regularly. We offer managed hosting and maintenance packages on an annual fee.
The old, super-cheap, set-and-forget method of hosting websites just doesn’t cut it anymore because it is not secure. Therefore we no longer offer these packages. This is how strongly we believe you need a managed hosting solution.
What is Managed Hosting?
The short version of “managed hosting” means is we backup your website and update your software regularly. This is important to protect against malware attacks (hacking). More details below.
Please be aware that we will charge all hosting maintenance requests that are not covered by either our new Standard or Premium packages at $100 / hour.
The truth is NO website is safe from hackers and hackers DO target business websites.
We have personally experienced THREE websites go down. Don’t learn the hard way like we did!
For Website Security You Need to do Two Things
- strengthen your security with sensible log-in details and regular updates
- back-up regularly in case you get hacked anyway
Also, there are several other important factors to do with hosting and maintenance:
- speed of your website – sites are like cars, without maintenance they go slower over time
- functionality – also like cars, things tend to break if not maintained and checked regularly
- Spam and malware control (blocking and scanning)
Our Secure Hosting & Maintenance Packages
Disclaimer: Maintained hosting packages offered do not constitute a guarantee that your website will not be compromised in any way. New vulnerabilities appear regularly and sometimes even best practices cannot protect a site. Also, if a hacker REALLY wants to get at your site in particular, there’s a strong chance they can (the measures we offer mainly protect against generalised bot attacks, not manual attacks).