Web Hosting & Domains
A solid foundation for your website
Hosting: your website’s home on the internet
Every website needs some form of hosting.
Think of hosting as space on an internet-connected server where your website files and data are stored. When someone types your web address into their browser, or follows a link, they’re directed to that server, which then serves up the appropriate page.
There is a bewildering array of hosting options out there, from free, ad-supported hosting right through to costly dedicated hosting solutions for enterprise-level websites and everything in between.
Choosing the right hosting solution has a big impact on the performance and stability of your Small Business WordPress website, and potentially on your bottom line. Luckily we’re here to help you make the right hosting decision.
Recommended Small Business Hosting Options
Use Existing Hosting
If you already have a website, you already have some form of hosting. That will either mean:
1. You own your own hosting account
If you own your own hosting account, there’s a good chance we’ll be able to work with your existing plan, at least to get started. Should you need to upgrade your account or switch provider, we can advise and assist accordingly.
2. Your site is hosted with your existing web designer
If you get hosting bundled with your site from your existing web designer, we’d recommend setting up hosting in your own name. Having your own hosting means you’re in complete control of every aspect of your site and are not tied to a particular web design business in any way.
Typically reseller hosting (offered by web designers and agencies) offers a subset of features and lower capacity than equivalent direct hosting, with an additional margin added by your web designer.
We can help you choose the ideal hosting package for your new WordPress website — just ask when you get in touch.
Basic Shared Hosting
Shared hosting is the cheapest form of hosting we’d recommend for your Small Business Website and is a great place to start if you’re on a budget.
These are the standard small business hosting packages you find offered by Irish hosting companies like LetsHost and Blacknight, and international hosts like HostGator, BlueHost, Siteground, etc. There are generally several tiers of hosting available, starting from around €5/month upwards, depending on your needs.
Our recommended Irish hosting provider is LetsHost, where we host our own sites. For general high-performance shared-hosting we have excellent feedback from customers using both Siteground and Bluehost.
We can help you choose and set up the best shared hosting option for your small business website. Just ask when you get in touch.
Wordpress Optimised Shared Hosting
The next tier of hosting for your Small Business Website is shared hosting optimised for WordPress performance. This is usually slightly more expensive but is a better option if you want the best from your WordPress website
Fully Managed WordPress Hosting
This is the most expensive hosting option we recommend for small business websites, but also the best for peace of mind and performance. All of the technical aspects of your hosting are looked after for you — leaving you to focus on your business.
How it works
We find out more about your business, your customers and what you want out of your new website
We look at Domain Registration and Hosting requirements and walk you through any registration and setup required
Build & Test
We create your website based on your input and content. Once you’re happy we test your site on different devices and ask you to sign off the design
Once you’ve approved your new design we’ll make it live on the internet and accessible to search engines and your customers