Our Managed WordPress Hosting is £299 + VAT per year
Withn the single yearly hosting charge, we include:
- SSL Certificate as standard
- Daily backups of the website in case of emergency
- Updates to plugins/themes
- Updates to the WordPress framework
- Debugging of the site, as a result of conflicts/errors from updates
- Minor text & image amends*
- Conceirge advice service
- Zoom tutorials by request
FAQs (as answered by William)
I Get Minor Text/Image Amends Included?
Yep, that’s right. Reasonable text and image amends to the website, are included in the yearly charge. Not bad. This means you can email me direct and say something along the lines of “Hey Will, can you change the telephone number on the contact page” or “Hey Will, Tim from HR needs his headshot switched” and I’ll be like “sure, no problemo”. HOWEVER, if the request is more along the lines of “Hey Will, I’ve got a 50 page accounting report that needs to be typed into the website” I might be more like “how about no!”. They key concepts here are “reasonable” and “minor” – and from experience, this is certainly not a problem. Most websites need a minor tweak here or there each month, whether it’s a line of text, or a little logo to add in at the bottom, or so and so’s email address has changed. All that kind of stuff is included. If we’re talking about adding new pages, or the requests are getting out of hand, I’ll politely let you know and inform you of how long the additional changes are going to take. All additional changes to the site, beyond the minor amends, would be charged at the standard studio hourly rate – currently £50/hour + VAT.
What’s a Conceirge Service?
That’s the best way I can think to describe it. You have my mobile number and my email, and as part of the yearly Managed Hosting charge, you’re welcome to pick my brain about anything and everything you have in mind for the website. I’ve been building websites for over 20 years, so I have a pretty deep knowledge on a wide range of techniques and technologies. It’s an ever changing landscape though, of course, so it’s still a great pleasure to push out the boundaries and find the new, cool toys. Whatever it is you’re having problems with, or thinking of exploring, I can be your sounding board, agony aunt, or wise sage.
You’ll give me a Zoom Tutorial?
Oh yeah! We did lots of these, especially during the first lockdown. Great fun. I love it when clients feel confident with their own websites, especially if they’re uploading new products, blogs or news articles all the time. In order to help you feel more at ease with logging into the WordPress site, we can arrange Zoom tutorials to help you learn a little more about how the whole system works.
But it’s so Expensive!
That’s not a question. And actually, it’s not very expensive at all if you consider the additional help and advise you’re going to receive throughout the year, and the hours of time banging your head against a while that I’m going to help you avoid. Website hosting, and especially website management, can be a MASSIVE pain in the ass. Whether it’s a broken SSL, or a buggy redirection, page error or glitch in the Matrix. There’s all manner of annoying things that go wrong with websites, even on the best of days. The yearly cost we have here represents peace of mind, and a knowledgable pair of hands that’s got your back all year round.
Nah, still don’t want it, what else you got?
No worries, if you don’t want to have us host your website there’s a million other companies out there that offer hosting. Some of it’s CRAZY cheap, but also complete crap, so watch yourself a bit out there. HOWEVER, if you are looking for a more affordable hosting solution than we can offer, my top recommendation would be with Flywheel, who offer some great packages for WordPress Hosting. You can check them out right here: Flywheel Hosting for WordPress