Website Hosting

We can host your site on our fast, reliable web servers for your convenience and peace of mind.

We offer hosting for your website including registration of a UK Domain name (e.g. .co.uk) for just £39.99 per year. If you would like a Global Domain name instead (e.g. .com) the cost is £46.00 per year.

Our web hosting service is optional; if you choose to make alternative hosting arrangements for your site, that’s fine, provided the hosting specifications meet the technical requirements of your site. We will advise you of this when you contact us.

Please note that our hosting service is subject to our Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy (these links will download the documents in PDF format).

What is Web Hosting?

To enable people to be able to visit your website it needs to be stored on a web server that is connected to the internet. When a user types your website’s address into their browser a ‘request’ is sent to this web server that the user wants to view your website and the web server in turn responds by sending the requested pages to be displayed in the user’s browser. The web server that stores your website is known as your website’s host – hence the term ‘web hosting’. Think of it as your website’s home on the web. When you pay for web hosting you are paying for your website to be hosted on a publicly accessible web server in this way.

What is a Domain Name?

The domain name is a unique address (e.g. www.mywebsite.com) that the user will type into their browser when they want to visit your website. Your domain name is linked to the web server where your website is hosted so when a user types your domain name into their browser the browser knows which web server to send the request to. When you pay for a domain registration fee you are paying to ‘have sole ownership’ of that domain for a specified length of time.

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