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Hosting

We have two hosting offerings. These are starting points for hosting a base level website on a shared server or a base level dedicated server (see ‘Joyent Zone’ below). Because the technology is fast and we spend time optimising your site(s) for speed, there is plenty of room for growth. Most sites stay with their original hosting plan:

Static website on a shared server: £250+VAT per annum

Managed Site on a shared server with cms: £340+VAT per annum

Managed Larger Site on a shared server: £515+VAT per annum

Managed Server: £1360+VAT per annum (upto 5 sites, depending popularity)

Secure Site (HTTPS): an additional £100+VAT per annum

We are by most standards a small hosting company. But, we are underpinned by one of the largest and (in our opinion) the most technically advanced hosting providers Joyent. Joyent provide a very fast, reliable and affordable platform that exceed their nearest competitor by a factor of two to three times. Joyent is technically challenging to setup and use, but is the perfect platform for us to provide a managed hosting service to you. Using Joyent, we can bring the type of hosting technologies that normally only much larger or very technical companies (like ourselves) can afford to have, to SMEs in the Sussex area.

If you want the service and support that a local company can provide backed by the most advanced hosting platform, then give us a call.

We only provide managed hosting. This means that we will look after you! We will do everything that is needed to get you up and running: install your site and its content management system. Or we can install and host other software and manage it for you. We will keep your content management system and/or virtual server and other software fully updated and resolve any issues the come up as a result of upgrading.

Unlike the virtual servers that other companies offer, which are much slower because they are virtual, your site will run directly on a real server.

Technical bit: Joyent do this using an operating system called SmartOS, that runs on a cluster of servers and has the ability to be split into ‘zones’. Each zone appears as a server, but without the massive overhead of having to run virtual servers. Zones are completely separate from each other and can be scaled in processing power, memory and storage space with the click of a button. It is these zone based servers that we offer and we add value by managing their setup, configuration, upgrading and maintenance.

We can also manage your domains and DNS for you if you host with us.

Domains registration or renewal: £40 +VAT for .com .net .co.uk for one or two years (see table below), DNS is free. We handle the whole thing for you, no need to worry about control panels or logins or renewal dates etc.

We can register, host and maintain a domain name for you at the following prices:

 Suffix Registration Price Renewal Price Period of Registration
.com £40.00 £40.00 1 Year
 .net £40.00 £40.00 1 Year
.biz £40.00 £40.00 1 Year
.info £40.00 £40.00 1 Year
.co.uk £40.00 £40.00 2 Years
.org £40.00 £40.00 1 Year
.org.uk £40.00 £40.00 2 Years
 .name £40.00 £40.00 1 Year

These prices are subject to change and we will give 30 days notice of any change being implemented.

If your required domain name suffix is not listed above please contact us to discuss purchasing options.

We do not charge to administrate a domain name, other charges will apply for hosting a website and mail forwarding.

Sigmer will host a website for a customer when we have been involved in the design and development of their website and prices for this service is priced at the time of project specification.

Secure Certificate Hosting (SSL/HTTPS): £100+VAT per year.

PCI Compliance maintenance: £100+VAT per year.

DNS for an unhosted domain (where we do not host a site on that domain): £12+VAT per annum.

We invoice annually January 1st for 12 months hosting in advance. If we start hosting for you during the year we issue a pro-rata invoice to the end of the year.