We don’t provide website and email hosting directly – after all, our focus is on designing, building and supporting websites!
We think it’s important to have a separate provider for hosting – firstly, you don’t want all of your eggs in one basket and also if your website is working effectively for you, you’ll need 24 hours technical support – or as near to that as possible.
We recommend a few select hosting providers.
Siteground offer a huge range of web hosting solutions from shared hosting account to dedicated hosting. We’ve found their technical and pre-sales support – particularly their instant chat facility, outstanding. Their custom security setup and extensive technical team put their shared hosting accounts above the rest.
WP Engine is a specialist WordPress hosting provider. If you’re looking for a step up from shared hosting then WP Engine should be first on your list. We have found their technical support to be highly responsive, resolving problems there and then. In addition, migration to a WP Engine account is a breeze!
Some hosting providers such as Siteground offer an email service as part of their hosting service which is great, but it can sometimes be useful to have this with an independent provider.
Over the years we have found that Gmail is a very reliable service.