You may have the best website and the most effective online marketing campaign, but if you skimp on website hosting, you can bury your business.
Your website will get hacked, your server will go down in the middle of your product launch or your hosting “neighbour” will hi-jack your server resources (memory, processing power or bandwidth) and your hosting account will be shut down.
The web server you choose should be fast, secure, frequently backed up and have competent support staff looking after it in case things go wrong. You would be surprised how many hosting providers don’t offer that.
The cost of web hosting depends on your website space requirements and how much traffic comes to your website. For business hosting you need to look for the hosting provider that guarantees 99.9% server uptime, frequent off-site data backups, good support and lots of bandwidth.
The higher the bandwidth the faster your visitors can access your website, even if many people visit your website at the same time. If the access to your site is slow, potential visitors will get tired of waiting and go elsewhere.
Unfortunately, reliable web hosting is not that easy to find and finding a hosting provider that is not only reliable, but also offers great support at an affordable price is even more difficult.
We have evaluated a number of hosting providers and were horrified to find out that even some of the biggest hosting companies have very poor ratings with the Better Business Bureau. We were even more surprised when we read some of the horror stories about their service levels published on webmaster forums.
After long and agonising research, we have finally selected four companies (two in the UK, one in Ireland and one in the USA), that we are proud to be affiliated with. If you are looking for a reliable web hosting company, we can wholeheartedly recommend them.
We offer a choice of reliable web hosting services
in three different countries – Ireland, UK and the US
Why do we provide hosting in three different countries? According to Matt Cutts, an official spokesman of Google, your web server location is an important factor in Search Engine Optimization.
If you are hosting your website on servers in one geographic location e.g Ireland, but most of your visitors come from another geographic location e.g. the US, it is very likely that your US visitors are experiencing delays (latency) in seeing your web content. See the example below. One of our websites hosted in Ireland took 0.36 seconds to load in London (UK) and over 4 seconds to load in Oklahoma City (USA).
It is therefore best for most local businesses to have their website hosted on a local server. If you trade internationally and most of your traffic comes from abroad, it may be advisable that you host your website elsewhere.
Beware, there are many US companies that advertise in the UK, either directly or via their resellers, without disclosing their server location.
Depending on your specific marketing need, we can provide web hosting on the some of the best web servers in Ireland, UK or the USA.
We only work with the top, professional web hosting companies that guarantee 99.99% server uptime and fast web access. You can choose any one of our six approved hosting providers, either in the UK, Ireland or the USA.
Web Hosting Packages
We currently offer three web hosting packages:
- Starter Hosting (suitable for a simple website, with little traffic) – €60 per year or €5 per month
- Business Hosting (required if your website or blog is WordPress-based) – €120 per year or €10 per month
- Premium Business Hosting (required if you have an eCommerce site or a busy blog) - €240 per year or €20 per month)
Hosting additional websites on the same hosting package attracts a small surcharge.
The annual hosting fee includes large storage space on the server, huge bandwidth, 24/7 server monitoring and support, weekly off-site data backups, email facility with Webmail and more.
You can probably get hosting marginally cheaper when you buy it direct from the hosting company, but is it worth the hassle to save a few Euro per year?
With us you get the first line of support and some basic webmaster services. We will set up your emails, autoresponders and redirects. We will upload your website and take care of the domain, script and database transfers.
We will also monitor traffic to your website and ensure that you have sufficient bandwidth. In case there is a problem, we will spend time on the phone to the web server support staff, so you don’t have to. The hosting price also includes weekly backups of your website in case something goes wrong (we do it independently of the hosting company). We can also offer you an option to do your own additional backups if you need to.
Web Hosting package features
Look at the impressive features of our premium business hosting packages.
The package that you choose can be upgraded or downgraded through your account at any time. We recommend that you choose a package that meets or exceeds your existing needs, so that you’ll have room to grow. Should your needs change, we can easily move your website to another host, without any noticeable disruption to your service.
We don’t bind you with long term contracts and offer 30 days money back guarantee on all our web hosting packages if you are not in any way satisfied with the service. All payments are processed securely by PayPal®.
Contact us if you require reliable Web Hosting in Ireland, UK or the US.