Nowadays a small business' website is much more than just some pages of text embedded with images, as it would certainly have been over a decade ago. Almost every website today, no matter how small, is a sophisticated software application with a database at its core that provides rich content to the user and can be manipulated by the administrator via a content management system (CMS). Add to this a wide-range of third-party apps and plug-ins to give your site additional features such as feedback forms, photo libraries, e-commerce shops and we have a system of components, like your own car, that something that you heavily rely on working properly and which requires essential, regular maintenance.

Modern SME websites are predominantly based on ‘open-source’ CMS suites such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. These provide incredible levels of website technology for no cost because they are free to download and have been developed by a community of programmers over years. The CMS provides a platform for innovation to create add-ons - some free, but mostly at a cost - that expand and further enhance the suite and its possibilities. This approach, one that offers staggering technology at an affordable price, has a disadvantage to a ‘closed shop’ approach and that is one of security. It is vitally important to regularly maintain and update any web application in this era of proliferation of free software combined with the ever present threat from hackers.

To ensure that your business’ web presence remains in optimal health, and your online reputation untarnished, we offer a range of hosting packages with a wrap-around support service to provide you with the reassurance that your website remains a positive and unblemished representation of your company in the modern economy.

"In the same way that you trust your dealer to maintain your car, choose ITbuilder to keep your website working reliably and safe on the digital autobahn."

We provide below a range of hosting services that are optimised for SME website and web applications.

Hosting Migration

Move your website and domain registration to us in order to benefit from ITbuilder’s management and expertise in matters of such importance to your business. We manage the process from start to finish, liaising with your existing hosting provider to execute a smooth transition with no interruption.

Basic Hosting

"Contract hire arrangement on a self-maintained basis with access to dealership expertise."

Basic web hosting for small business websitesEntry-level service to provide essential website hosting for WordPress, Joomla or other LAMP-based website co

ntent managementsystems. Ideal for small, self-managed sites such personal blogs or non-profit organisations with access to support to assist you with your own site maintenance.

  • Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP hosting on ITbuilder’s own highly resilient server, low-volume server platform suitable for WordPress sites
  • 1Gb of website storage
  • Annual registration of a single domain name
  • Control Panel Access 
  • Website Log Analyzer and Statistics - AWStats
  • UK Business Hours Support Helpdesk 
  • Hosting features: access to website storage, domain name management, MySQL database 

Premium Hosting

"Contract-hire arrangement with annual basic service and MOT included with access to enhanced dealership expertise."

Premium Web Hosting for Small Business WebsitesPremium service for business websites that require quality hosting combined with support to manage the content and ensure the site appearance and structure is optimal at all times.
  • Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP hosting on ITbuilder’s own highly resilient server, low-volume server platform suitable for Wordpress sites
  • 2Gb of website storage
  • Annual registration of a single domain name
  • Control Panel Access
  • Website Log Analyzer and Statistics - AWStats
  • UK Business Hours Support Helpdesk
  • Hosting features: access to website storage, domain name management, MySQL database
  • Website application and content support
 

Premium Plus Hosting

"Contract-hire arrangement with bi-annual, full service, MOT and valeting included with access to enhanced dealership expertise."

Premium plus hosting for small business websitesComprehensive website hosting for business-critical websites to safe-guard your company’s online presence and ensure its integrity at all times. Providing regular, proactive site maintenance to ensure it is hack-proof and that the company’s online reputation is never tarnished.
  • Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP hosting on ITbuilder’s own highly resilient server, low-volume server platform suitable for Wordpress sites
  • 5Gb of webspace
  • Annual registration of single domain name
  • Control Panel Access
  • Website Log Analyzer and Statistics - AWStats
  • UK Business Hours Support Helpdesk
  • Hosting features: access to website storage, domain name management, MySQL database
  • Website application and content support
  • Minor content updates
    Changes to text, images, plug-in settings
  • Major content changes, additional features or components chargeable at discounted rate
  • Enhanced security audit
  • Proactive website management: maintenance checks, updates to content management system and plug-ins
Additional Domain Name registration available for an additional fee.