In addition to your new website it will need a name and a place to live, plus a decision on how secure that location will be. Several of these options are free for the first year for new clients, please talk to us to find out what is available.
We offer most domain extensions and charge just £14.99 for the common ones (.co.uk, .com etc.) Some domains are more expensive but all costs are transparent. We usually recommend you use .co.uk or .com though for British businesses however we were just too tempted by the Dorset.Cloud domain!
Security is very important and all new sites are protected by a free SSL certificate if they choose this. More secure options are available for online shops or for those particularly worried about online security. There is a small fee for transferring existing clients onto a new SSL certificate.
Web Hosting Options
Here is an overview of the hosting options we have:
Shared Hosting on the Dorset.Cloud VPS – £24.99 per year
Shared hosting on a Virtual Private Server with other Dorset.Cloud clients is the cheapest option. At just £24.99 a year this option suits small sites, ideally coded by hand. It will support WordPress websites however they will run slower compared to the solutions below.
Cloud Hosting with Dorset.Cloud – £14.99 per month
Our cloud hosting solution is faster and more secure than the VPS. Having your own cloud sever means that problems with other clients will not negatively effect your business and you can take advantage of much faster speeds as the technology is newer and highly customisable to your business needs.
Enhanced WordPress – £49.99 per month
This option offers the latest in hosting technology and is tailored WordPress meaning it runs extremely fast, equalling our hand-coded websites despite being a CMS. A web site that takes 4 seconds to load on the VPS and 2 seconds on CLOUD will load in under 1 second on this system.
We also install and manage several programs on your WordPress system to modify the speed and monitor the system.
For our Enhanced WordPress solution we use several external systems in harmony to offer fast and reliable web hosting. We’ll act as the middle man so you only have to worry about dealing directly with us.