Managed Website Hosting

The hosting provider we use operates within Australia and the server is fully managed.  Our server does regular backups and includes a ssl certificate for non shopping cart websites as part of our hosting package.

We offer different web hosting packages depending on the space that your website needs.  Our basic hosting package is 3GB.  Should your website hosting space increase, then we will inform you in writing and if necessary you may need to go onto an upgraded plan.

Cost of our hosting packages

3GB Storage – $310 per year ($25.83 per month)
6GB Storage –  $450 per year ($37.50 per month)
10GB Storage – $600 per year ($50 per month)

* All prices include GST.

What do our hosting packages include?

  • free SSL certificate (for non shopping cart websites).  For shopping cart websites we recommend a green bar SSL certificate.

  • Fully managed hosting – Web Design By The Bay performs regular hosting software updates.

  • External backups are included

  • DDoS Protection

  • Fast Server

Please Note:

We cannot guarantee that your website will not be attacked by a hacker.  This is why it is very important that you backup your site regularly and ensure that you have an offsite backup as well. If you don’t have time to update all your WordPress, theme and WordPress plugins yourself, we do offer a website maintenance service to do this for you.

Email Setup

We can setup email accounts in Microsoft Outlook or Mail, to save you time doing it yourself.  The standard email addresses we setup for most small businesses are pop email addresses.  A pop email address is not synced with other devices that you own.  For example if you have your email account setup on an iPad and a laptop and deleted an email from your lap top, it would not be automatically deleted off your iPad.

Web Design By The Bay can include setting up signatures to make your business stand out and look professional, when they set up your pop email address on your computer.

Our Hosting package does include Webmail.  This means that if you are not in the office you can still access your emails.

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Hosted Exchange

Hosted exchange allows your iPhone, computer and iPad to be in Sync with Outlook or Mail (if you are using an Apple computer).

SSL Certificates

When you purchase a hosting plan, we recommend that you install a security certificate (SSL certificate), particularly if your website is a shopping cart.  This way customers feel safe when they are making a purchase from your website.

Since 2017, the Chrome web browser is displaying all web sites that do not have SSL certificates as unsafe.