Protect your investment in your business website. Often that is the first thing people see. Statistically, if your website takes too long to load, your potential clients will move on. If you host on a shared hosting environment, like Godaddy, Bluehost or 1and1, that inexpensive price plan comes with consequences.
Your site will be hosted on the same IP and server as hundreds of others. These servers are often older and not very well maintained, with older versions of software. When software gets updated, it's usually for security purposes. Older software versions let hackers in the front door. If you do not maintain your own site and keep your CMS and plugins up to date, you might very well become a victim of hackers. If your site gets hacked, the host will restore it, for a fee of $150 or more. Put it this way, if you buy a Ferrari, you wouldn't use cheap, ethanol gas in it, the Owner's Manual recommends premium. You wouldn't skip the oil changes or other maintenance either because you want that Ferrari to last a long time, run smooth and fast, and hold it's value. Your website should be held in the same respect. There have been 20 updates to Wordpress since August, 2016.
With this in mind, condsider the hosting environment we offer. I limit my sites to 75 maximum on a managed, dedicated server. I monitor your CMS, plugins, components and extensions, 24/7. I have learned the hard way, if we don't get ahead of the hackers, viruses soon spread. We limit the number of clients on one server to provide the fastest, most secure hosting available. We don't allow clients to use our mail services for mass emails (we recommend MailChimp) and all sites are scanned for malware 24/7 basis. We retain admin privileges to any hosted site.
My open door policy: If you feel that you need to move your site at any time, I will provide you a copy of your latest backup in a Dropbox. I would rather you are comfortable with your hosting environment. However, as soon as your site leaves my hosting, I will NOT maintain nor be responsible for any failure of your website, plugins or templates. Your new hosting company will be responsible for all aspects of moving the account, including email. I do not offer a refund or prorated price on hosting. Your first 90 days of hosting are free with every new website.
Failure to Pay and Suspension of Service: If your account is in arrears, your website will be suspended at 60 days past due. Restoration of a suspended account will commence at no charge, upon full payment of your bill, and payment for the next quarter. Your account will be deleted at 90 days past due. Restoration of deleted accounts are available at a cost of $250.
BASIC HOSTING and MAINTENANCE ($25/month - only after development)
STANDARD HOSTING, MANAGEMENT and MAINTENANCE ($75 Month)
GOLD HOSTING MANAGEMENT & MAINTENANCE ($120/MONTH)
*Updates to PAID plugins and templates will be the financial responsibility of the client. The cost of the plugin/template will be invoiced separately. Any such plugin or template will be turned off if the client refuses to pay.
**All plans include site restoration to the last CLEAN backup version.
Other hosting and maintenance plans available and may be included with overall marketing solution.
Our websites are hosted on a Managed Private Server.
- INTEL XEON E3-1230 v5
- 4 Cores @ 3.4 GHz
- 32 GB RAM
- 2 x 250 GB SSD Primary Drive
- 1 TB SATA Backup Drive
- 5 TB Bandwidth
We limit the number of clients on one server to provide the fastest, most secure hosting available. E-Commerce clients are hosted on separate servers. We don't allow clients to use our mail services for mass emails (we recommend MailChimp) and all sites are scanned for malware on a daily basis. We retain admin privileges to any hosted site. If you remove my admin privileges, I will suspend your account. These privileges are necessary to properly maintain the site.
Premium Business Email ($15/month for 10, $1.50 each additional)
- Secure POP/IMAP/Webmail
- 25GB Mailboxes
- 50MB Attachments
- Premium spam protection
- Auto-setup tool for email clients such as Outlook
- Recover deleted email/mailboxes
- Custom email filtering
- Unlimited user aliases & group lists
- Chat via Webmail
- Email forwarding