NEW! Single Account Server (with or without cPanel)

NEW! Single Account Server (with or without...

Introducing a Single Account Managed Server which is perfect to host any average use website on its own private virtual machine. With GDPR regulations coming into being very soon we have seen a growing number of clients reach out to us to move off shared hosting with its inherent risks such as open ports, other users with out of date scripts etc. Most of these clients do not need our Entry Level Managed Server and need something a little smaller.

This managed server offer is for you if you need to host a single website on a fully managed private server.

What you get in the offer:

2 Intel Xeon vCPU Cores
30GB RAID10 fast local disk
CentOS 7 latest
cPanel License (optional)
BWF Security Pack
60GB Backup Space
Daily, Weekly and Monthly Managed Backups
Fully Managed Service
Free SSL Certificate (Comodo Powered by cPanel or Comodo Essential)
24/7/365 support from our experts
24/7 Monitoring
2 hour hardware replacement SLA in event of hardware fault
Free Migrations from another provider (in 99% of cases)
Root Access on request (not recommended and at your own risk)

Important: We only allow 1 website to be hosted on these servers at this price point.

Fully Managed Cost with cPanel: £25 +VAT monthly or £250 +VAT annually
Fully managed Cost without cPanel: £35 +VAT monthly or £350 +VAT annually

Optional: Private Backup Server: £10 + VAT monthly or £100 + VAT annually

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why is this plan needed?
Shared web hosting is as the name suggests, ‘shared’. This means your website will reside on a server with other websites each sharing the RAM, CPU and Disk. Shared hosting comes with its own inherent risks as you could be the best behaved website in the universe, keeping all your scripts and content up to date but another site on the same server (the bad neighbour) could have a malware infected website that could send out spam or cause other issues on the same server which impact on your sites reputation. Whilst we do take steps to protect against this there is always an increased risk on shared web hosting due to the very nature that it is a shared environment. This isn’t to say shared hosting is no longer useful, shared hosting works well for many clients and will continue to do so. However, we’ve seen a growing number of business clients contact us to ask if they can move their website to a private server as part of their internal preparations for GDPR. If you are one of those clients who is looking at a more secure hosting environment for your company website after GDPR then we feel this cost effective plan could work really well for you.

Why is it more expensive not to have cPanel?
cPanel makes administering the server significantly easier meaning our Level 1 and Level 2 technicians can do most of the tasks you request. In return we can reduce the cost. With a server without cPanel we need our Level 3 team to do most tasks on the server and setup time is significantly longer,

Why would I need a server without cPanel?
cPanel is a secure control panel and they regularly release security patches so in most cases it can be seen as a good solution for your needs. However with cPanel there are many ports that need to remain open on the server to ensure cPanel works. There are also many services that come pre installed that you would not generally need for the hosting of one website and some would say this makes the server more insecure. For a really hardened and locked down server not having cPanel means we can significantly lock down your server blocking every port but those that are absolutely needed for your website to work, not installing a mail server or ftp server (if you need email you get a complimentary account on another server just for email) and restricting logins to your IP address only. We do many other security tweaks too but there are too many to mention here.

Will you migrate me for free from another host?
It’s rare we charge for moving a website into us unless it’s overly complicated in a very small percentage of cases. As long as we have access to generate a full backup of the site (including files, databases and if needed, emails), or you can provide one then we should be able to move the website for no charge at all. If we need to manually gather files and databases, then we charge a small fee of £5+VAT to cover technical time involved, which is significantly lower than the industry standard. If you also need us to manually migrate emails and if we need to do IMAP Syncs (a manual transfer method for emails) then there will be a nominal charge for every email account to cover staff time but we can discuss that on a case by case basis depending upon how many email accounts you need to move in.

How do I sign up?
It’s easy. Just click the link above to sign up for this plan and once the order is processed a member of our team will reach out to you via the helpdesk to arrange to have your server built and your website moved across.

How long does it take to get my server?
With a cPanel server it will be ready the same day. With a non cPanel server we ask you to give us 72 hours to get everything ready for you.

Why would I need a private backup server?
Your company GDPR policy may require you to have your backups located on a private server that is subject to the same lock down processes as your main server and is not accessible to anyone other than your IP ranges. With a shared backup server although it is locked down access may be granted to other clients to access their backups only. Whilst this should not pose any security risk we’ve been seeing that some company backup policies require a private backup server.

Is there any discount for buying multiple servers?
Yes there will be but bear in mind cPanel is a licensed product that we need to pay for so any discounts will be subject to that restriction. However if you feel you need to host multiple websites on multiple private servers we are more than happy to come to an arrangement. If you are a reseller or current server owner with us and feel you can sell this product on to your clients we want to have a chat too as we can make sure there is a markup for you on this.

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