Website Hosting

It’s essential that your website is hosted somewhere fast, secure and reasonably priced.

The first year of hosting with us is free, helping you save money while expanding your business efforts online.

The key to all online businesses is having the right website host that properly displays and supports your site. This means a host that provide exceptional security, unlimited bandwidth, excellent services, and the proper reliability to know that your site is up and running 24/7. We listen to your needs and help you choose the best website host that will let your new website reach its full potential and reach more customers.

First Year of Hosting is Free

With our packages, the first year of hosting is free. Having a free first year means that you can get more out of your online efforts while less money leaves your pocket.

If you would rather self-host, that is okay by us as well. We understand that you may want to be in full control, which is why we offer packages that let you self-host.

Please read on to find out more about our website hosting services in terms of what we can provide thanks to our team of experienced professionals. You can also contact us about your site and we will look it over. We are here to help you make your online efforts as successful as possible, so please get in touch today.

website hosting - forest web design readingFinding the right web host makes all the difference between running a successful online business and wondering why your site isn’t living up to its potential. Here are a few things to know about the type of web hosting that will serve your site the best.

Know What You Want

You can’t get what you need unless you know what you want. So, this means going over the parameters of what your site should be and selecting the right hosting company who can meet such expectations.

  • What type of website do you want?
  • Do you want a simple blog or site, such as WordPress?
  • Are Windows applications important?
  • Does your website require special software?
  • What volume of traffic do you desire?

You will need to know the answers to those questions and more when evaluating the needs of your site. We can help you make the right choice based on the options available.

Web Hosting Basics

There are certain areas where a web hosting company should perform at a high level. This means that any hosting company that fails to do the following should be skipped in your search.

  • Over 99% Uptime
  • Excellent customer service
  • Upgrade options for when your site grows
  • Reasonable monthly or yearly pricing

Different types of website hosting

There are four basic types of hosting that you should consider for your website.

Shared: Cheap and easy to maintain. Limited in power and control.

Cloud: Flexible and cost efficient. Steep learning curve.

VPS: Excellent control and power. Expensive.

Dedicated: Ultimate in power and control. Very high costs

Most will start with a shared or cloud hosted site which is certainly understandable. Just be sure that your site will have the room needed to grow.

We usually recommend that a regular website is cloud hosted and segregated. This provides some of the best of both worlds, with excellent speed and security, and plenty of customisation options if necessary without the price getting too expensive.

The Importance Of Speed

Download speed / page load time is crucial to your web hosting needs, starting with the fact that the slower your site downloads, the more people will leave before it is completed. The download speed contributes to the impression that you have a well-maintained site which boosts your business brand.

Regular Backups

Part of what makes a good web host is the ability to provide timely backups to your site. This means that everything is kept up-to-date, so that your site maintains its status on the web. You do not want your site to appear outdated, slow, or lacking in the latest updates which affects its performance. That’s why you want a web hosting company that is dedicated to ensuring the success of your site.

You may also consider self-hosting as well, which provides you with greater flexibility. However, it also means far more work on your part to maintain your site.

Whether you are looking for guidance on website hosting or would like to speak to us about your options, please get in touch.

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Client Testimonials

"New website up and running and looking great - and the fresh look and feel is receiving plenty of compliments from our clients. Responsive and great value. Highly recommended (and already working on a new website for a related business!)" Lindsay, Reward Matters Ltd

"Great web designer who really knows his stuff. Built our company a fantastic web site which is mobile and looks really great, understood our needs from the first meeting and put a lot of effort in. I would highly recommend him." Damien, Blue School Of Motoring Ltd

"Very easy to work with. Efficient service and good value. Within 2 days of our website going live we started receiving new work. Would highly recommend." Neil, Berkshire Hampshire Heatpumps Ltd

"Forest Web Design have provided us with two websites, both of which we are very pleased with and have increased our business significantly. The service was excellent and efficient and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending them." Stuart, Magnifitents Ltd

"Very happy with our new website. Paul really listened to what we wanted but also gave us some great tips and advice on how to make it even better. Highly recommend Forest Web Design." Eddie, EON Logistics

"Could not recommend Paul enough, great communication, competitive prices, he listens to his clients requests and gives good advice. Thank you Paul, it was an absolute pleasure working with you, I love my new website." Karolina, Karolina Acupuncture

"If you are looking for a great service with great ideas that drive your business then look no further....Paul is a very talented individual who actually thinks well outside the box to deliver top drawer solutions that actually DOES deliver results. Couldn't recommend him enough." Tony, Exclusive Villa Golf

"We contacted Paul through recommendation and we couldn't be more happy with his services. Since our new site has been running we have attracted many new clients to our business. He is a Great asset to any company looking to attract more business." Leigh, Rooftek Advance

"A very personal and professional service from Paul Lambden in getting our website up and running, with expectation that his support services will be of a similar high standard." Hugh, Our Lady and St Anne

"I felt like Paul really listened to fully understand what it was that I was after from my website, and yet gently pointed me in the right direction from his experience of developing others. I couldn't recommend his services enough." Angela, Sense Of Ease

Fast Websites

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The speed of your website is extremely important, which is why we keep things as lightweight as possible to decrease loading times.

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We provide powerful SEO solutions for small to large sized businesses. Good search engine optimisation is an integral part of web design.

Logo & Branding

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Logo design included in the cost of most website packages. We can also provide business cards, print work and other graphic design solutions.

Secure Hosting

Website domains and hosting

Our web hosting solutions are affordable and secure. Website hosting starts from just £80 a year depending on the website size.