The package includes:
- Website hosting
- Domain name registration/renewal
- Automated backup and restoration
- Security monitoring and restoration
- Bundled billing
- Personal support
- (Optional) Google Workspace (Formerly 'G Suite') for personalised domain email: Workspace is a service provided by Google that requires a separate fee paid to Google not covered under our Website Essentials Package (more information below).
Why host with us?
Our package includes the basics of hosting which you can find from any dime-a-dozen hosting provider.
We offer unlimited storage and unlimited bandwidth*, on SSD servers.
Our hosting uses Google Cloud data centres spread across the globe in locations optimised for load speed. These locations are Iowa (USA), London (UK), Eemshaven (Netherlands), Sydney (Australia), and Singapore (Singapore). We allocate our client hosting according to the best server centre for their market and audience.
Domain registration/renewal (e.g. sarahauthor.com)
we’ll help you pick and name and register it for you. If your domain is already registered, we can transfer and manage it if you’d prefer.
Automated weekly backups
We archive your backups for 1 year. Typical hosting companies only offer backups going back 30 days as standard.
Security monitoring and restoration
Unfortunately, because WordPress is so commonly used, it’s a big target for malicious attacks.
We start with installing security plugins to protect your site from launch, then continuously monitor for changes. If something happens, we’ll clean and restore the site for you.
Restoring a hacked site isn’t fun!
Google Search Console
We setup and manage your appearance and security protection in Google search results pages, using Google Search Console.
All of your services are billed and handled in one place. No need to question any bills that come in.
This means if something goes wrong, you won’t have to go through support departments from various companies. One port of call to have things fixed.
The benefit here is that all of your services are personally handled by me, by email, phone, or Skype.
This may be particularly useful after launch, when you post new content, when you run into billing and other customer order issues, when selling from your site, or when publishing a newsletter campaign for the first time.
(Optional) Google Workspace (Formerly 'G-Suite') setup for personalised domain email
Workspace is a service provided by Google that lets you create a personalised email address using your domain name (e.g. [email protected]). You'll be able to access this email directly through gmail. Since we manage your domain name under the website essentials package, we'll setup Workspace for free if you choose to use it. However, you'll need to pay a separate recurring fee to Google in order to use the service.
If you’re setting it up yourself, feel free to use our promo code C3LLWTQ7HAA9KVV to get 20% off the first year.
The bottom line...
If you’re looking for a low-cost, good value hosting provider, and you want to handle your hosting management yourself, I recommend Siteground.com.
Take up hosting with us if you’d prefer:
- Your website billing to be all in one place
- You’d like to rest easy knowing we’ve always got an eye on your site
- Knowing when you need help, we’ll handle an issue for you and you won't need to go though various hosting and domain company support departments.
* Within fair reasonable use as an author website!