Why host your website with us

As part of your website project, we encourage you to host your site with us. Not only does it make life easier for you and for us, but we’re also confident that we’re offering the top quality hosting service your site deserves.

Hosting

What is hosting and do you need it?

Hosting is essentially where your website lives. All the files, images and so on that go into making your site have to exist somewhere that they can then be called from when someone wants to access your website – that’s your hosting. Every website needs hosting, no matter where or how it’s built.

But not all hosting is created equal.

What do you get with our hosting?

We’ve spent a lot of time and effort over the years testing various hosting solutions to make sure we’re offering our clients the best. We’re confident that our hosting offers excellent value, and here are some of the main reasons why:

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Regular site backups

All sites are backed up at least once a day. That means if something goes wrong (your site is hacked, for example – and that can happen on any hosting with any degree of security in place) we can restore your website and get you back up and running quickly. Not all hosting providers do this, or charge extra for the privilege.

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Excellent speed, performance and uptime

With Google’s recent Core Web Vitals algorithm update, the speed of your site is more important than ever. Some of that is down to your site build, but a good chunk of it is down to the quality of your hosting. 

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Our dedicated servers

We have dedicated servers. That means we know exactly whose websites you will be sharing space with. If you go with some of the “big” hosting companies, your site could be chucked on a shared server with who knows what other sites. If one of those gets up to something unscrupulous, or has lots of spammy traffic, it can have a negative impact on your site. That won’t happen with us.

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A free SSL certificate included

Every single website these days needs an SSL certificate. It’s what marks your site as secure in the eyes of visitors and search engines by encrypting any data that’s submitted via the site. Some hosting companies will charge extra for that. With us, it’s included, and we’ll set it all up for you.

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One of our friendly team at the end of the phone when you need help

You can call us and speak to us. We’re real people and we will bend over backwards to help. No more being passed to an anonymous call centre or having to contend with live chat bots. And yes, we’ll even help out of hours if there’s a problem that needs solving.

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Good eco-credentials

Our hosting is powered by Google Cloud. Google has a number of sustainability schemes which match 100% of the energy consumed by their global data operations with renewable energy, and they are committed to becoming carbon neutral. So – if your website is hosted with us, it’s actually powered by renewable energy! Read more here.

How much does it cost?

Can I host my site elsewhere?

Of course. And if you start hosting with us but then want to move your site at some point in the future, you can do that too – it’s your site.

However, if you do choose to host elsewhere, we are unable to help maintain your site. We’ve tried in the past, and it just doesn’t work – we have to get log in details from you, then you need to verify us to access your hosting, then we’re the ones that have to deal with frustrating call centres, ticketing systems and Live Chat… It’s just not a good use of our time, or very cost effective for you to then pay us for all that extra hassle!

Example Marketing are always professional, timescales are agreed upfront and always met, the quality of the design work carried out is exceptional – and somehow Emma always knows what I’m looking for, even if I can’t always articulate exactly what that is! I would highly recommend using Example Marketing for any of your marketing needs.

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