What is Website Hosting?
For websites to be seen on the web they have to be housed or stored on a secure computer which is permanently connected to the Internet. This is Website Hosting.
Although it's possible to host your website on your own computer, it's much safer and immensely more reliable to use a professional web site hosting company. These web hosting companies have huge computers (called web servers) connected to wide bandwidth leased telephone lines connected directly to the web.
Authorised Web Hosting Suppliers
aprompt is an authorised reseller for several of Europe's largest web site hosting companies ensuring your website is stored in safe, secure environments.
Our website hosting company's computers use the latest Microsoft web servers with full support for ASP, ASPX, Perl, CGI, PHP, ISAPI and SHTML scripting. Additionally, the Windows servers offer full and unrestricted support for the .NET Framework.
Each type of website hosting account has different features to suit all capabilities of websites. We will host your website using the most suitable hosting account. Hosting can be upgraded at any time and we will advise the most suitable for your site, so if you have any questions, please ask us.
How Much Is Hosting?
Website hosting costs depend on the type of website you need hosting. Prices are from £125+VAT per year. Hosting service is billed annually in advance or can be paid monthly by D/D. To ensure uninterrupted service to your website we operate a positive renewal system on all hosting related services - you will be notified by email sixty days in advance that your hosting or hosting related service is about to expire and given the option to opt out of the renewal, if for any reason you do not contact us (within the fourteen day notification period), then we will ensure your hosting service continues and automatically renew your hosting or hosting related service for another year (excluding Monthly Payment Plan customers) and you are billed accordingly. Please click Terms and Conditions for more information on our hosting services. We offer shared hosting services which include free Pop3 email accounts ending in your domain name and additional weekly website backups too for added peace of mind. Please contact us for more information.
Host Your Own Website
You are not obliged to use our hosting, so if you'd just like us to design and build your website and you host it, that's fine. We will advise you on the hosting requirements you will need to support your custom website. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information on using 3rd party hosting.
We can provide Email Only Hosting for users just wishing to use email addresses ending in their domain name without having a website. Call us on 0845 224 5806 and ask for Kirsty Paget.