New Business Hosting Plan

Added to our standard plan offering is a new bundle with increased bandwidth and storage – suitable for higher traffic sites. The Business Hosting Plan will be a good choice for users wanting to set up sites with frequent visitors, like forums or social sites. It will also be suitable for ecommerce sites with a larger inventory and sales volume. Here are the headline figures:

  • Diskspace: 600MB
  • Bandwidth: 4GB/month
  • Sub Domains: 6
  • Domain Aliases: 2
  • Users / Email Accounts: 30
  • MySQL 5 Databases: 2

The cost? We think it’s good value at £105.00 p.a. For more details see our Hosting Plans page.

All Change!

A Server Update will take place on the night of Tuesday 22nd February between 20:00 and 09:00 the following morning. During this maintenance period all services will be unavailable, websites will display a maintenance page and email will be held for delivery once service is restored.

This upgrade is taking place to move your service to a new, faster server with some upgraded features and performance. There are many ‘under the hood’ changes taking place, read on for full details… Read More

New Domain Pricing

As of 20/11/2010, the prices for domain registrations have increased – but mostly only by £1. The good news is that .com, .org and .net renewals for periods greater than 2 years are now discounted!

  • .com, .net, .org: £29.00 Every 2 Years
  •, £13.00 Every 2 Years
  • eu: £15.00 Every Year
  • .info, .biz: £29.00 Every 2 Years

Full details on the Domain Pricing page. We still think these are pretty good value for money!

Protecting a Directory

You can limit access to files on your site by requiring users to type a password to gain access. When users attempt to access a file in a protected directory, the Web server displays a login window. Users with access privileges can enter their user names and passwords to access the directory. Users without access privileges cannot gain access and will see an error page. An example of a directory that should be protected is the /awstats directory – you may not wish everyone to see that access statistics for your website. Read More

Why does my new account use 20MB already?

Every new account will have some files already installed in it, and these take up about 20MB. The biggest set of files is for the webmail application (SquirrelMail) which takes up about 17MB. If you do not intend to use webmail, and would like to reclaim this disk space, please contact support asking for webmail to be disabled. The other files are for web statistics, scripts etc and should not be deleted.