AFFORDABLE WEBSITE PLANS
ideal for DIYers an first time buyers
MONTHLY OR YEARLY
£3/m or £36/y
no page limit
£6/m or £72/y
no page limit
£12/m or £12/y
no page limit
UP TO 3 USERS
THE ALL IMPORTANT SSL SECURITY CERTIFICATE IS INCLUDED
What if I need more?
Need a lot more?
If you require regular maintenance, support and advice, reclaiming your digital life, we may be able to tailor a plan just for you.
Just looking? Then why not start on a FREE PLAN.
CAN I HAVE A FREE SITE?
Yes. Free sites are limited to 250Mb of storage space (but pages and posts remain unlimited).
Most of our users start on free, and it is amazing what you can do. If you are not ready to commit, start with a free site.
I ALREADY HAVE A DOMAIN CAN I KEEP MY FREE SITE?
We have removed domain mapping from free websites – purchase a plan and we will re-instate the mapping.
Nota bene: unfortunately domain forwarding is not guaranteed to without an SSL certificate, which requires a paid plan.
CAN I CANCEL A PLAN?
Yes. But we cannot credit you with any unused time.
I NEED HANDHOLDING
The majority of our users are not experts, but many have got a long way without any support, so you can do it too.
However, if you are completely new to websites or want some hands on familiarisation / training at any point, we can arrange a session.
Booking a session can help concentrate the mind and even with a vague plan of action it is amazing what can be achieved in a few hours or a single day. With media assets, branding and content ready to go – we can help you get up and running very fast.
CAN YOU HELP ME MOVE MY SITE ELSEWHERE?
Yes, if you are minded to leave, we can give you full instructions on how to export all your content as xml and then reimport it on your own hosting or local server.
We have have nursed numerous startups, said goodbye and then welcomed them back again when self hosting got too difficult.
CAN I INSTALL MY OWN PLUGINS & THEMES?
Not on our hosting setup. Our hosting is designed around the needs of customers for whom managing a website is challenging and who don’t know their SSH from their SFTP.
If you are developing a site for one of our clients, contact us first, it may save you a lot of time and energy. We can assist with xml imports from a number of formats. We may also be able to add functionality if we feel it would benefit the wider community and will not undermine the security and integrity of the network.
BUT ISN’T THE SOFTWARE FREE?
WordPress is opensource software, which is free to download. But running a server hosting environment has running costs, and then there’s additional costs for an IP address, backup, recurring software licences, and time to keep an eye on everything and help people out – so it all adds up.
We endeavour to keep everything up to date, with security updates applied and major releases applied within hours.
With ever more dependencies to keep on top of we are often tending to things while you sleep every day of the year.
IS MY SITE SECURE?
Defending the platform from hackers and investigating problems and issues arising now takes up much more time than before.
Keeping softwares up to date helps us combat many security issues, so if you have an older template or rely on functionality that has no current support, we will intervene and give you advice.
We have several means of defending your sites from brute force password attacks, blocking bad IP addresses, preventing more sophisticated attacks and controlling SPAM.
You can do your bit by ensuring you change passwords at intervals, use a unique one, never share it and use one of our Two Factor Authentication services.
We provide a free SSL certificate if you have a domain or subdomain mapped, but this requires a paid up plan.
Our setup is designed to help you with GDPR compliance.
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Summary of options
|WHAT YOU GET||BASIC||MORE||PLUS|
|Domain mapping (you manage renewals and your own DNS)||yes|
|Domain mapping (we manage renewals and DNS)||yes||yes|
|Unlimited pages and posts||yes||yes||yes|
|Basic file space (256Mb)||yes|
|More file space (1Gb)||yes|
|A lot more file space (3Gb)||yes|
|Multiple domains or subdomains (up to 3)||no||no||yes|
|Plugin configuration – from our toolset (£35)||no||yes||yes|
|Additional plugins added and configurations||no||no||yes|
|Email mapping and sub domains and DNS protection||no||no||yes|
|Multiple User Support||no||no||yes|
nota bene, if you need more space, then choose either the More or Plus Plans; for all additional work you need to be on an Annual Plan (More or Plus); added plugins are subject to a one off evaluation and testing fee – ask for a quotation (Plus only). Monthly ‘budget plans’ assume you have limited requirements and do not need more advanced customisations.
DID WE PRESS THE RIGHT BUTTON?
IF THE ANSWER IS YES, THEN WHY NOT
The platform is locally grown and entirely managed by very local people. Support is just round the corner. The servers are in Cambridge not Timbuktu.
We are locally owned by a Community Development Trust, and Sustaining Dunbar also subsidises the service for all users.
We like to answer most questions within the hour (but we’ll give you time to find your own solution).
You’re probably confused by modern website technology, but thankfully we know the ins and the outs.
We’ve been at it for over 11 years and know our customers and their needs extremely well, some of them rather too well.
We know that you don’t want to learn about plugins, template design, SSL, sftp, ssh, php, js or whatever. (CSS lovers excepted, get out your colouring pens.)
And you dislike the palaver of constant software updates, we do that all for you.
Just the basics
We know you don’t want to be distracted by overly fancy design or infinite choice.
Our offer is is basic – if you are an amazing web designer cum web guru, you know that you can host yourself.
Safe and secure
The platform is safe & secure and family friendly – no trolls here; moreover we deploy a number of threat alerts and everything is backed-up daily.
We don’t believe in giving your data away to social media companies and we won’t sell or monetise your data.
Did you know that when you publish a story we'll syndicate it and spin it out to social media?