Website hosting is essentially renting virtual space from a hosting company, where you can then place your website. The website host provides you with space on a server, which is then programmed and coded in such a way that visitors to your domain name (your website address) can view your site.
We offer a range of hosting services, depending on your requirements, and the size and nature of your website.
Website Hosting Explained
There are generally 2 types of hosting available, and we can offer both. As standard, we use shared hosting. Using one physical hosting server, we share the space between a range of websites. This keeps the costs down for our clients, while also providing stable access and good speed. The second type of hosting is ‘dedicated’ hosting, where only one website is hosted on that server. This means you have all of the capacity for yourself, but it can be costly.
Most clients with small busineses should use shared hosting, and as standard this is our default. For larger organisations and agencies, we’ll assess the situation and recommend a range of packages, or dedicated hosting.
Our hosting packages list SSD, bandwidth and a rough figure of visitors per month, but what do they mean?
SSD: This stands for ‘solid state drive’, and is the latest advancement in data storage/storage space for hosting websites. Hosting packages using SSD are generally faster and more reliable.
Bandwidth: Linked with visitors, in its simplest form bandwidth describes the level of traffic and amount of data that can transfer between your website, your users and the internet.
Visitors: We also list the amount of visitors per month that the bandwidth will roughly accommodate.
Our Hosting Includes
Free SSL certificates (for site security)
UK-based servers, which will load the website faster for your users
What about domain names?
The domain name is your website address (for example, ours is cambrianweb.com).
We can purchase domain names for you, and charge at cost for this – no extras! If you want to move away from Gwe Cambrian Web, we don’t charge for domain transfer admin.
If you want to move your domains and hosting to us, that’s also not a problem. You can then be assured that your domains are being well looked after, and your website hosting is in good form.
Not happy with your current hosts?
You don’t need to have your website designed and developed by us for us to host your site. If we can offer you a better deal and customer service than your current hosts, get in touch for a chat. We might be able to save you time and stress.