DOMAIN NAMES & HOSTING
WHAT IS A DOMAIN NAME ?
The domain name is the bit after the www. in your web address. Domain names should be easy to remember and made up of letters and/or numbers. They come in two parts, separated by a dot. The part to the right of the dot is called the top-level domain for example .co.uk, .uk, .co, .net, .com etc..
Once you decide on your domain name and checked it is available you can purchase it from us, we will register it in your name making sure you own it which can avoid potential problems in future.
WHAT IS HOSTING ?
Hosting is basically space on the World Wide Web where your website is stored. The space is ‘rented’ from a web hosting company. Once your website is placed on your rented web space it can be viewed on the Internet by anyone with a web browser around the world.
Hosting is how you make your website available so that everyone can see it. Many businesses often choose the cheapest web hosting they can find. We have found through experience and talking to our customers the cheapest or the most expensive are not normally the best choice. Price normally has no bearing how well a web host will perform.
WHAT WE OFFER
If we design your website you can supply your own domain name/s or you can purchase them from us.
Domain names supplied by us will be registered in the customer’s name.
Websites will need to be hosted and Blue Room IT will provide this for customers as standard. This can be paid annually or monthly by direct debit.
£200.00 pa or £20.00 per month starting one month after commencement of hosting.
(includes security updates & website backup package)
It is important to have a backup of your website as if it gets hacked or corrupted you could loose everything. Our package includes a backup product which we will install and maintain for you, along with ongoing security updates as needed so that your site remains secure.
Hacked or corrupted websites hosted with a third party will incur additional charges to rebuild or repair and we cannot be held responsible for any loss.
STANDARD PACKAGE PLUS
£300.00 pa or £30.00 per month starting one month after commencement of hosting.
(includes on site set up and training)
The plus package also includes our cloud backup product for all your important data on both your business and home computers.
Includes unlimited backup of up to 6 devices and a virtual 500GB hard drive which can be used for additional data storage and file sharing.
See our Cloud Backup page for further details.