Website Design & Build

Website Design Cumbria, Website Hosting

Website Design, Build & Hosting in Cumbria

We build Websites using WordPress

We use WordPress to build our websites. This is important for a number of reasons.

WordPress powers over 30% of the entire internet. This means your website is not niche. It can be updated by many people and can be moved from one website designer to another. WordPress is extremely portable and has a huge developer community. This gives you choice. You are not locked into Greystoke Web Design, although we are confident you’ll want to continue our professional relationship.

WordPress websites are easy for our customers to update if they wish. You will receive a quick start guide on how to do this, and we can provide bespoke training and/or documentation to support you.


Why Choose Us?

We believe every small business should have a great website that does exactly what it needs to.

We take the time to understand your requirements in depth. This allows us to recommend a solution that’s right for you. When we are finished, you will own everything: your domain, your hosting, and your website. You will also receive a complete website backup. You are then free to update it however you like. We offer ongoing support and training if required, because we know how daunting maintaining a website can seem.

Adding Value – Website Analytics

Here at Greystoke Web Design, we don’t just build you a website. We’ll set up Google Analytics and Search Console as standard. If you need more in-depth analytics we can add Google Tag Manager and create custom events, for instance to track logins, or form submissions.

Search Engine Optimisation

Your website will be optimised for SEO. But that’s only part of the story. Links back to your site from other websites (‘backinks’) are also important – this is what is known as ‘off-page SEO’. We’ll help you create key links, set up your Google Business Listing, and provide advice on other listings you might want to consider.

Customer Retention

We can also help you connect to your customer base, all in a GDPR compliant way. Customer retention and repeat business is key. We can help you understand how to communicate with your audience, and to ensure your emails don’t end up in the junk folder!

Your Website is constantly evolving

Your website isn’t something that should be built and then left. It constantly evolves to meet your changing needs. A strong foundation with analytics, SEO and understanding of your customers helps you make informed decisions on the changes you need to make.


Website Pricing

Website build from as little as a few hundred pounds

After an initial consultation, we’ll discuss website hosting, domain and theme options with you, making a recommendation. After that we’ll agree to a fixed scope, for which I’ll provide a fixed price quotation. The scope can, of course, be varied, for a corresponding cost.

Our standard payment terms are half of the cost up front, together with any initial expenses (domain name, hosting, premium theme or plugin purchases) and half on completion.


Website Hosting

Think of your website as your digital ‘shop window’. Website Hosting is the ‘shop’ itself – the digital bricks and mortar where your website ‘lives’.

Kualo Eco Friendly Website Hosting

We operate a reseller programme with Kualo, which allows us to offer you their great hosting at an extremely competitive price..

Kualo are based in the UK, offer great prices on domain renewal, and are powered 100% by renewable energy.


Hosting Packages

Simple, flexible & cost effective hosting packages

We don’t include support in our hosting packages, although you will get some minor plugin updates. Instead this is optionally charged at a flat rate of £35 per hour, billed monthly, including WordPress updates, which typically happen at least 3 times a year. This way you get as much, or as little, support as you need. Or, if you would rather manage it yourself, you can.

standard hosting

STANDARD

£65 pa

  • 2GB SSD Disk Space
  • Dedicated email addresses
  • 512MB RAM
advanced hosting

ADVANCED

£80 pa

  • 2GB SSD Disk Space
  • Dedicated email addresses
  • 512MB RAM
  • Litespeed caching

pro hosting

PRO

£160 pa

  • 2GB SSD Disk Space
  • Dedicated email addresses
  • 1GB RAM
  • Litespeed caching
  • Memory and Database caching
  • Extra processing core

Our hourly support contract covers all the essentials:

  • plugin and theme upgrades, with backups and testing to make sure everything still works
  • critical security alerts patched as quickly as possible
  • content updates if you don’t feel comfortable doing them

Included as Standard in all packages

99.9% Uptime

Email Spam Filter

2GB SSD Disk Space

Free Lets Encrypt SSL

Whilst the Standard Package will be sufficient for most websites, Advanced and Pro bring many extra performance measures for sites with heavy concurrent usage.


Optional Extras

Get more flexibility by adding these optional extras to your hosting

Automated Security Checking

£

15.00 pa

Daily or weekly security checks for malware, vulnerabilities and blacklisting

Uptime Monitoring

£

15.00 pa

24*7 monitoring with alerts if the site goes down – for additional protection beyond the standard 99.9% uptime guarantee

Broken Link Monitoring

£

15.00 pa

Automatic notification of any broken links – especially useful if you link to external websites, over which you have no control

Daily Automated Backups

£

30.00 pa

Monthly backups are included in the hosting, but if your site is very dynamic you may wish this added protection

Automated Performance Checks

£

15.00 pa

For dynamic websites, automated performance checks help to ensure your response times do not degrade


Domains

A domain is the website name. You should own this, not us. We are happy to manage it for you. We recommend Dynadot.com for domain purchases. That link contains a referral code which entitles us, and you, to a $5 account credit if you create an account and spend £8 on a domain. Alternatively you can enter this code at account creation: Q7czJ6n7x9F8V

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