If you’re here thinking, “What is hosting?” then read on. If you already know, skip the next paragraph!
Web hosting is a storage facility that enables your website to be online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It’s a computer, or cloud server, that’s online all the time that has your domain name pointed to it, to make sure that www.myfantasicbusiness.com is online and available at all times.
There are certain services that we offer alongside web hosting to allow for higher ranking in search engines, plus a more secure product to battle spam and hacking. In order to see what you’ll receive by hosting with us, please read more about it below.
Web and Email Hosting – £15 per month
Bang! Graphics offers one single hosting package. All companies want to have the scope to grow, so whether you’re there already or just starting out, we want to give you the tools to thrive from the word go.
So what does your £15 a month get you?
You may not wish to understand or care about the services listed below so we mention this part first. If anything goes wrong with the website or email server … it’s our problem, not yours. You contact us and we get to the bottom of it.
The storage that your website sits in. Storage for all web files, accessible all the time, almost. It isn’t realistic (or honest) to promise 100% uptime for your website. We promise 98% uptime of the server over the year; the 2% downtime will be due to server updates/upgrades which need to be done to make sure that your hosting is as up-to-date as possible. Generally, any issues tend to be down to a client’s mobile device settings or internet connection.
- All-you-can-eat Web Space
Regardless of how big your site gets, as you add new services, blogs or pages in general, you’ll not be charged any more than the yearly fee.*
- All-you-can-eat Monthly Bandwidth
No matter how busy your site gets, your bandwidth allowance will mean that it’ll load without problems. You’ll be on a server that’s only capped by the amount of specific users, not by the amount of information being requested.
- Server Security
Responsibility for server security and keeping the hosting platform protected from Internet threats falls to our hosting service. All server software is kept up-to-date and firewall technology is used to monitor against attack. So it’s our problem and responsibility, not yours!
- Dual Data Centers (In London!)
Your site exists in two places at one time! Should there be downtime at one data center, the other one kicks in meaning even more uptime for you!
- Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Included!
You know that padlock that appears next to domain names? It means additional secutiry and as such is a must for all websites these days. Not only for that reason but also because search engines prioritise websites with a SSL in their listings as it is deemed more useful to the user!
- Daily Backups
Websites can have the occasional problem. Hackers are rife, particularly with websites made with a CMS, if they are not kept up to date, no matter how secure our servers are … they can get interfered with. The good thing is … we keep backups! So it’s easy to revert to an older version of your site for you.
- Secure Server Access
You can host with us, but get your own web guy to work on your site if you wish! We won’t get offended. We offer secure access to anyone you wish, to edit the backend server functionality.
- 5 x 10GB email Mailboxes
As part of your hosting charge, we can also assign up to 5 x 10GB email accounts for you. As the company grows, or as you start to offer different aspects to the business, you can set aside different email mailboxes to cope with the workflow. Some companies charge for additional mailbox allowance past 1GB … we give you a whopping 10GB before we can look into further space … that’ll last you YEARS. If you need more mailboxes, chat to us … we can arrange a bespoke deal for you.
- Webmail and Mobile Mail
All of your accounts can be logged into remotely OR accessed by your smart phone; so if you’re away from your computer, you’ll still be able to answer that important email.
- Unlimited email Forwarders
Would you like to have the same mailbox (for example, email@example.com), but wish to give different email addresses? No problem! We can arrange for sales@ or deals@ to send straight to your info@ address.
- Unlimited email Responders
You may know this feature from using your personal webmail or previous work account. Not only can you enable an “out of the office” or “I’ve popped on holiday” auto response, you can also instruct us to do it for you. Another good use of this feature, and the one above, is if you’ve had to let someone go in the company. You could have all their mail forwarded to you from that point onwards AND you could have an auto responder stating that the person is no longer their point of contact and that their mail will be dealt with in a timely manner.
- Spam Assassin Email Server Protection
Spam is a problem we all face and as such we have Spam Assassin to battle the hoards of rubbish email that may land in your inbox. Over time Spam Assassin learns your habits and acts accordingly. It;s already pretty clever and you can choose to add blatant spam email into a separate folder OR delete it totally! So much control for each and every mailbox.
* Yearly fees may fluctuate depending on inflation and the charges imposed by hosting providers.
This page will always be the place to check up-to-date pricing for hosting services. Should you already be a customer you’ll be notified of any increases.