Included in our SmallBiz website package is web hosting inside our reseller hosting account for the first 12 months, currently at Hostgator. After one year, you will have the option to either move the files that make your website to a different web hosting company, or renew your hosting plan with us at the regular rate Hostgator charges for its ‘Hatchling‘ hosting plan at the time of renewal.
So other than buying your domain name (e.g. www.xyzcompany.com) if you don’t own a name for your website yet, there is nothing else you will need to purchase in order to get your future SmallBiz website made by Websitesare.us up and running during the first 12 months.
If you prefer to host your website with a different web hosting company, you are welcome to do so, however, there are no refunds by Websites Are Us for unused hosting.
In order to create one of our SmallBiz websites for you, you will need an account with a webhosting company that allows the installation of WordPress. We can usually work with all major reputable hosting companies such as Godaddy, Hostgator, Bluehost or Dreamhost. If your current website is however hosted at a company that offers web hosting in combination with their proprietary web design packages such as Yahoo, Google or Intuit, you will have to switch to another host that will allow us to install WordPress.
Yes. Once your website is created and your domain name registered, the digital files that make your website need to be stored on a web server, so your website is ‘online’ on the world wide web. A web hosting company provides this service by running web server computers with special software to ensure the security, accessibility and functionality of your website on the internet.
There are many web hosting companies with a multitude of hosting plans out there, and selecting a good one can be overwhelming. The web hosting fee for a basic website ranges usually between $5 and $10 per month. In order to ensure that your website has virtually no down-time and can be reached fast and secure, we recommend to select a reputable web hosting company with reliable equipment, secure software and 24/7, US based support. After many years of working with different web hosting companies, we have selected Hostgator as our preferred web host.