What is hosting?
Hosting is a server where your website files are stored. Everyone who has a website needs to have hosting. Domain names and hosting are two completely separate things that work in conjunction with each other. For more info on domains, please click here.
We’ve got you covered.
Our exclusive hosting services take care of important updates and maintenance. It is extremely important that you choose your hosting provider carefully. The Internet world is always evolving which your website must be maintained for its continued stability and security. Lucky for you, we have done all the hard work. We offer top notch managed hosting that is available only to our clients.
Your Hosting Options
Simply put, there are essentially two routes that you can take when it comes to hosting:
Option #1 – Hosting with Pixelate
Use Pixelate’s exclusive managed hosting for a stress & worry free experience. Read the details about our hosting below.
Option #2 – Hosting Elsewhere
There are thousands of hosting companies to choose from. But don’t fret! We’ll help you decide.
Hosting with Pixelate
Our services are perfect for those who want relief from the hassle of managing a website all on their own. If keeping up with security, backups, and updates makes you uncomfortable, trust us to be there for you. We will take care of your site like it is our own.
Pixelate’s managed hosting is available only to our web design clients. We don’t accept non-clients (a.k.a. strangers) onto our servers because it doesn’t fit in our business or customer service model. Keeping a close relationship means we will come to understand your needs like a true partner. This allows us to provide you the absolute BEST possible customer service.
We will admit, this plan was built with our best interest in mind as well. Providing an exclusive hosting service means we keep our servers super secure. We monitor all uptime and updates stringently and strenuously. This is important for the health of your site and ours. Our sites are on the same servers we offer to you!
Here is what our managed hosting features:
- WordPress core updates
- Theme updates
- Plugin updates
- Scheduled backups of the entire site
- Support and tutorials on how to use WordPress right in your dashboard
- 99.9% Uptime
- Unlimited bandwidth and storage/disk space
If you are a new customer, you get our managed hosting for only $50 for the first year! After that, you have 2 billing options:
- $20 a month if billed annually ($240 a year)
- $25 a month if billed monthly ($300 a year)
If you choose the monthly plan, you can cancel at any time.
Terms of Service
Please read the terms of service for our managed hosting plan.
If you do not wish to host with us, no problem! Here are 2 wonderful hosting companies we highly recommend. Please keep in mind that no other company will offer plugin and theme updates like Pixelate. You will be responsible for these updates yourself if you wish to choose another hosting company.
Inmotion Hosting is one of the best hosting providers in the business. Their support and products are top-notch so you can be confident that you’ll be in good hands. We are able to pass down a discount of up to 38% off if you choose to go this route. Click here to activate the offer and to purchase a hosting plan. The Business “Launch” plan works great for most small businesses. Please contact us if you need advice on which plan to choose. We would be happy to guide you in the right direction. Price ranges around $60-$70 for first year with the discount.
WP Engine is well known and respected in the WordPress hosting business. Unlike Inmotion Hosting, they will handle your WordPress core updates. They will not however, manage your plugin or theme updates. WP Engine’s services are robust and they “thrive amid high-traffic demands, suddenly changing markets, and unforeseen conditions”. Pricing is $29 a month or $290 a year.
Do I have to use Pixelate, Inmotion Hosting, or WP Engine hosting?
No. You are welcome to choose any hosting company.
What if I decide to continue hosting with a different company down the road?
No problem! You are free to take your site anywhere you would like. Any developer can help you migrate your site to wherever you choose. If your new host uses the popular cPanel like us, then migrating would be even easier. Unfortunately, we cannot migrate the site to a new host for you, but we would be happy to give you third-party recommendations for hosts that specialize in migrations.
What if I decide to get a new theme for my website?
If you decide to do a website redesign and choose another one of our themes, you will qualify for a great discount on our web design packages! If you are hosting with us and you choose to use a different theme outside of our library, it will void the hosting agreement because we cannot offer updates and support for third-party themes. The site becomes a security risk to our server if we aren’t offering support and updates, but no worries, we will provide you with everything you and your developer will need to ensure a smooth migration.
If you are redesigning your website with our parent company ShiftWeb Solutions, then we absolutely can keep you on our server. Please contact us if this is your case so we can customize a plan that will work for you.
If you are not sure which option is right for you, no worries! Please contact us with any questions and we will be delighted to help you in any way we can.