Web hosting details

Many web hosting companies will make promises which they’ll void with the small print. All “unlimited” plans are like that. Dig into the details and you’ll find there are all sorts of hidden limitations, which you might not realize until a critical moment.

I never do things like that. In all dealings the first thing I’ll do is give you numbers on costs and capacities. They’ll be the real numbers, with nothing hidden, and no services will be crippled in any way.

Price: $240 per year

The price is in Canadian dollars and includes domain registration and all services listed below.

Storage: 100 GB

This is lots of space. Many clients only use 10 GB or less. But if you’ve got a WordPress site you’re regularly adding content to, or if you’re an organization with a lot of email stored, you will need space to expand into. I’d rather give you plenty now so we can both avoid headaches in the future.

Bandwidth: 5000 GB per month

Bandwidth is a measure of how much traffic your site is allowed before additional charges are incurred. 5000 GB is way more than most people will ever need. A moderately popular business site might use 10 to 50 GB per month. To use up 5000 GB of bandwidth per month your site would have to be popular world-wide. If that happens we’ll work out a small additional charge.

Other features of hosting plans

Free domain name: The cost of registering the name of your web site is included in the package. I’ll also register the name for you if you need any help. Additional domains are $20 each.

Free email accounts: You can have as many email accounts as you wish for no additional charge.

Free WordPress installation: I’ll set you up with a ready to go WordPress site and hand you the keys. From there you can build your own site if you want, or you can hire me to build one for you.

Secure connections: All of my sites are secure. I’ll get you a personal encryption certificate and use it to set up a “https” site with SSL protocol. You’ll never have to worry about third parties intercepting any communications from your site’s visitors.

Webmail interface: This is an email option similar to gmail where you use a web browser to access your email. This allows you to pick up your email from any computer without installing additional software. I’ll also help you set up more traditional accounts if you prefer.

Web Site Statistics: You can view full statistics for your site at any time, including which search phrases people are using to find you.

Unassailable Physical Security: All of my sites are physically hosted at one of three world-class data centers. Most are hosted through the CenturyLink Data Center (formerly known as Savvis) in Boston, USA. I also offer hosting through iAdvantage in Hong Kong and Equinix in Frankfurt, Germany.

CenturyLink takes security to an almost absurd level. Your site will be online no matter what happens, short of a nuclear war or an asteroid strike. They have their own power generators on site, and 24/7 video surveillance and security guards. They even house their servers behind fortified walls, bullet-proof glass and doors with biometric access controls. Your site will be secure in every sense of the word.