What Is Website Hosting?
The website host is where the website sits. In its most simplest form, there would be a computer in a data centre - with your website on it.
What Is Managed Hosting?
Our managed hosting service provides the hosting space, plus several important layers of service, monitoring and support to make sure that your website runs well.
Why Use Managed Hosting?
In short, peace of mind. Our managed hosting provides you with reliable server security, maintenance and support at a predictable price.
What often happens with non-managed hosting is a website is deployed and no-one is maintaining the server. The website owner either thinks nothing needs to be done, or that the web developer is looking after it. After a while, performance degrades, or worse, the server security hasn't been updated - opening up the website to potential vulnerabilities.
Managed hosting plans.
Our hosting plans are generally well resourced for most websites (we love fast loading sites!), so the main thing to consider is the size of the SSD Storage Space that you will need. Not sure how much space you need? Get in touch and we can help you work it out. With simple, transparent pricing across all plans and reliable customer support if you need it, you'll always feel confident with our Australian managed website hosting. All prices are in Australian Dollars and include GST.
Optional Site Audits.
While migrating your existing website to our server, it's a great chance to get our development team to review your website's speed and security for any issues or opportunities. These audits are optional, but recommended.
These discounted audit offers are only available to clients that have moved on to our server (or during the migration process) to ensure that our managed hosting clients get the very best performance and security outcomes. All prices include GST.
Australian website hosting.
Our managed hosting servers are based in Sydney, Australia to ensure the very best website performance for your Australian customers.
Why Host Your Website In Australia?
Speed matters. Cheap offshore hosting can add 2-3 seconds loading time in Australia for most sites (for bigger sites it can be even more!). No-one likes waiting for a slow website - it can cause frustration for visitors and a drop-off in conversions.
Google uses website speed as one element of its ranking algorithm - Google likes fast websites too! All other things being equal between your website and a competitor's, if your website loads faster, it should rank higher in Google Search.
If most (or all) of your website visitors are in Australia, you should host with a fast, local web host.
Superior Sydney-based Support.
Our support team is based here in Sydney too. When you actually need assistance with something, you don't want the hassle of waiting in a queue for an offshore call centre.
Get personal hosting support from our support team via email or phone. Our team are highly trained, they're also the Designers and Development Engineers who design and build most of the websites we host. They typically have a long understanding of your website, a deep knowledge of your hosting requirements and a personal attachment to seeing your website succeed.
That's just so much better than a faceless offshore call centre.
Wordpress Optimised Hosting.
New Wordpress Websites.
When we build a new Wordpress website, our developers build with Speed and Security - front of mind.
All of the Wordpress websites that we design, build and host come with a suite of extra security plugins installed and set up by default - such as Wordfence, Secuuri, and our own Version Monitor plugin.
Our server has also been optimized to work well with WP Rocket Cache, another plugin that we install by default on websites that we build. WP Rocket Cache is the best caching plugin for Wordpress available. The website is also speed tested at the time of launch, with measures taken to ensure the best possible load times.
Existing Wordpress Websites.
Before migrating your existing Wordpress website to our server, we would review your site for any speed issues and perform Wordpress speed optimisation of your website, as well as any required plugin updates, and provide an estimate for how much it would cost to take care of these issues (this would be a separate cost, as we didn't build the site).
We will migrate your Wordpress website to our server and install Wordfence, WP Rocket Cache and WP Version Monitor. These plugins help us to keep your website secure and running fast. And if you agree, we will make the speed improvements.
Once the site is completely up to date, we can schedule regular Wordpress Core and plugin updates (optional, but recommended) as part of the managed hosting service.
Wordfence is the best security plugin for WordPress websites, and we include the Free Wordfence plugin on your website as part of the managed hosting service, helping us to maintain your website's security.
WP Rocket Cache.
WP Rocket Cache gives your website an ultra-fast load time, essential for improving Search Engine Optimization and increasing conversions. We install WP Rocket Cache for you for as part of your managed hosting plan (saving you $39/year).
WP Version Monitor.
We've built our own Wordpress plugin that allows us to monitor the version numbers of WP Core and the Wordpress Plugins on our hosting clients' websites. Our plugin then alerts us when your website needs plugin and security updates.
Optional WP Updates.
In order to keep your website running fast and maintain a secure Wordpress website, we can run regular scheduled Wordpress Core and plugin updates for your website - while this is optional, it is highly recommended.