Hosting by 3plains
What is Hosting?
Every single website on the internet lives on a computer somewhere. It has a physical address that holds all the text and images related to it. Usually these computers are referred to as Servers, because when you hop on the internet and visit a website, the computer where it lives serves it to you via the internet. These servers are also called "Hosts" because they're making sure the websites they house and serve, have everything they need to work properly and show up on your computer at home when you ask them to.
What does Hosting Cost?
Hosting fees are kind of like rent for your website(s) and can vary greatly depending on the type of accommodations a host is providing. Think of it like renting an apartment for your business partner. You can get a room at the end of the hall with a shared bathroom, no kitchen, and a roach problem or you can get something with a little more space, privacy, and most importantly security.
Rackspace is our Host
Rackspace powers some of the biggest brands in the world, and we use it here at 3plains to power your business. You can rest assured your website will be secure, stable, and up and running everyday and night. With our own dedicated servers you can also be assured that you're website will never share hosting with x-rated or other undesireable websites.
That's right, our hosting is flexible and can easily grow as you do. We offer unlimited pages and unlimited photo galleries* without hiking the price.
*Initial setup by 3plains for most website plans includes 8 pages and one photo gallery. Clients may add their own pages through the 3plains Site Manager after initial setup and training
3plains offers 5 new hosting service packages. These are meant to be hassle free hosting packages so you just work with us if there is an issue. Our customers like this feature so they deal with 1 company vs. 1-5 for different services.
Business Hosting Package
Our business packages are great businesss that will update their website more than once a year. This package will allow a business to add/update/delete unlimited pages on your website. We can also add other modules and features to sell products on your website.
- 1 free yearly domain name (New or renewal)
- Domain name management
- Stats & Analytics
- Lead tracking system
- 5 emails & SPAM filter (10GB per email box)
- 1 core structure update (Header/Footer templates)
- * Technical Support - Email/Phone
- Website manager/SEO Friendly Content Management System
- Other Included Add on Features: Inventory manager & photo gallery manager (Includes Setup)
- Nightly website backups
- Ecommerce product add on
Note: Technical Support refers to email, hosting, and application issues/questions. This does not refer to consulting which is billed at the hourly rate.
Hosting Extras, Custom Features, SEO or Consulting
If you need extra of anything else, please call or email us for a custom monthly quote for services. The price can range greatly depending on what you are looking for.
If you decide to choose a different host, you will be required to work with that host on any issues. We will work with them for our hourly fee if there are any issues. If we are performing updates on your website with another host and we run into issues, we will bill you for the time that is spent resolving the issues. If you are a DIY type, there are several other hosting packages and solutions out there if you have a favorite.
Cheap Hosting & Comparison Shopping
Our prices are not meant to draw you in by the "cheap factor". Our program works and we price it according to what we think is fair. Here is a common scenerio: What happens if you have a email or website issue? Who will deal with the issue and get it resolved? If you are paying $11.99 for raw hosting, you are going to have to do the legwork as a business and fix the issue. With our packages, we give you the peace of mind we have your website covered from the hosting, design, email, support, lead generation and more.
Another scenerio: In the $11.99 raw hosting example, does that include a website content manager? Does it have lead generation and lead management software included? What do they include? They may have a huge list of what it includes but why does it matter if you don't need it, doesn't apply to you, or doesn't generate you business.
Why use 3plains as your host?
It's beneficial to use 3plains Web Solutions as a host if we are doing your marketing, web design or other services so we can be as efficient as possible. We don't want to send you a bill for us trying to figure out the host you are working with or custom system you run. We have seen several domain issues over the years, hosting nightmares and other things to price our services fairly.