client hosting + web services

website hosting domain names email content management e-commerce applications

 

Unlike many other creative marekting companies we offer a complete hosting service for all our clients, for standard websites to full blown e-commerce websites and database driven projects. - we call it client only hosting.

To ensure that our clients can have a completely managed solution from us we also provide professional domain name registration and management services, email, CMS, SSL certificates, and E-Commerce solutions.

If you require further information on any of these services please just click below, or get in touch for a quick chat.

More Information...

 

Your files... our servers... the web!

Once your website has been built it has to go somewhere. All the files and images need to be managed properly, and it needs to be accessible to everyone on the web 24/7.

We make it look simple but to get it right does require some extraordinary technology and super-duper equipment and a first class server environment with reliable connectivity, and that's what we offer our clients.

  • CLIENT ONLY hosting - only our clients websites and files on our servers. We do not use cheaper 'shared servers' or 'reseller' systems.
  • Resilient server design.
  • 99% guaranteed uptime.
  • UNLIMITED bandwidth - not capped, not throttled, not 'just enough for your site'... full unlimited bandwidth.
  • Cisco network architecture and Dell servers.
  • Secure UK based server environment with UPS, fire and water suppressant systems, and physical security protecting your website.
  • Password protected areas of your website.
  • SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate options for e-commerce websites or for websites requesting lots of sensative or personal information.


All our web servers are based on the Linux / Apache / MySQL / PHP combination - referred to as 'LAMP' - the most reliable and widely used platform in the web hosting industry, and this is why we currently do not offer Windows based hosting.

We register YOUR domains names in YOUR name. We host them on our servers. We make you look more professional.

The registration of a domain name is essential for your web presence to be taken seriously. Even if you have not got your website ready yet, let us register the domain name (or names) for you in advance - don't wait until your website is finished and risk losing your preferred domain name, possibly to your competition. If you do not have a domain registered yet please call us now on 0845 2602 007 to discuss your registration requirements.

We are full members of Nominet UK and are a CentralNIC Accredited Registrar and provide a domain name search, registration, dns hosting and name management service for anyone requiring the registration of domain names. From the most popular .co.uk and .com to .net, .org, and many others TLDs, we can handle all your requirements.

  • Full domain name search and registration service.
  • DNS management.
  • Automatic multiple renewal reminders from 60 days prior to expiry.
  • Web forward (if necessary).
  • Multiple recipient addressing service (one domain address sends the email to multiple POP3 mailboxes when using our email service).
  • Name aliasing (different names into one mailbox) .


Unlike many domain name registration agencies, we do not charge any extra for any of these services, nor do we charge a release fee if transfer your name to another provider after registration. Watch out for that one!

Having a reliable and more importantly 'own brand' email system is paramount for a business. We think our clients would prefer to promote their company name, not their internet service providers.

How many times have you seen business email addresses such as 'johnthebuilder@btconnect.com' or 'lucysflowers@tiscali.co.uk'..? Provided your domain name is hosted with us, our POP/SMTP email service allows you to use your domain name within your email address to project a more professional approach to your business, and more importantly maintain your brand.

Email service feature list.. > click here

Email service features


You don't have to have a website or site hosting services to use our email service. All our services are available separately so we only supply you with what you need. We have a number of clients that are not businesses but simply require a professional and reliable email service.

Updating website content is an important part of maintaining your brand on the web, and making sure your website content doesn't become 'stale'. It's called Content Management. We can do it.. or you can do it. The choice is yours.

We manage the maintenance and updating of website content for many of our clients who simply don't want the hassle or haven't got the time to get it done. If however you have content that needs to be updated on a regular basis, or simply want the ability to update pages whenever you want, then you need a Content Management system, or CMS.

 

GCM FAQ's... > click here

CMS Frequently Asked Question's
"Do I need to download or install any software.?"

No - CMS is built into your web site and the relevant program files that makes it all work are loaded onto our hosting server.

"I'm not sure about editing and re-sizing images - can I just edit text.?"

Of course. If you need to have complex image editing and re-sizing carried out, or you just don't have any suitable image editing software, we can do this for you and upload the images, and you can just edit your text.

"Do I need a database to use CMS.?"

Yes you will but don't worry - we will set all that up for you as part of the project. You won't even be aware of a database when you use the system as the front-end (the pretty bit you use to update your website) is very user friendly.

"Will it affect my website with regards to search engines.?"

If anything it will make it better! You will have the ability to not only edit your text content but also your meta tags. By keeping your web site content up to date and fresh, major search engines like Google love to see this, and are more likely to prefer your site over one that hasn't been updated for a long time.

E-commerce - the phrase most commonly used when referring to selling on-line. Products or services, delivered or downloaded, we can get your business trading on-line effectively with a solution tailored specifically to suit your individual requirements. Our standard on-line store offering will provide you with:

  • A fully functional database driven on-line store.
  • A back end administration area for product management.
  • Customer order confirmations.
  • No software to install - all web based.
  • Full payment options built-in as standard including Cheque with order, various card gateways and PayPal.

More detailed feature list... > click here

Detailed feature list

 

We can also provide bespoke customisation for client specific functionality should the standard feature set not meet your needs. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements further.

Many businesses and individuals are now recognising the benefits of custom built database applications built to run completely on-line, as opposed to installation directly on their computer.

If your business requires a custom built application or database accessible from any web connected workstation, for either user/multiple users or customer-based access, then please contact us to discuss your requirements. Tailored on-line solutions for our clients include:

  • Custom built e-commerce solutions.
  • Client and sub-contractor management system.
  • Support request system for an IT company.
  • Various payment solutions.
  • All-in-one trade/wholesale/retail discount order e-commerce site.