Web Hosting for WordPress

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Web Hosting for WordPress

If you are looking for web hosting for your WordPress site then look no further. We specialise in WordPress and every hosting pack includes a 1 click install of the latest version of WordPress. If you would like to move an existing site, then we can do that for you at no charge.

Don’t forget every one of our customers has a domain name included free of charge. Our support is second to none so no more worries for you. Take a look at what our customers say about us

Is it Just Gloucestershire you Cover?

We had an email today from a new customer asking if it was only Gloucestershire that we cover. Well, of course it isn’t. We host web sites from all over the UK and even a few abroad. It wouldn’t be possible to list them all but here are a few examples:

WordPress Security

WordPress Security

Many of our customers use WordPress for their web site. With good reason it is probably the most popular application on the web today. Although it is a marvellous CMS ( Content Management System ) there are a few things that you should do to help keep your site secure. Don’t worry this article is not very technical and everyone should be able to follow it.

WordPress Users

When you first install WordPress the default user name is often set to admin. Never use this as you are making it easier for spammers to hack their way in. Use a different name. If you already have admin set then next time you log in, create a new user with a different name. Then log out and log back in with your new identity. You will now be able to delete the default user.

Comment Spam

This can be a right nuisance. Sadly everyone wants a link from your site so either use Askimet to manage your user comments ( free to non profit sites ) or at the very least in the Settings / Discussion section of your control panel make sure all comments must be approved. At least that way they don’t go live and spoil your reputation

Plugins

There are many plugins that will help to keep your site more Secure. I recommend Wordfence. This plugin will stop hack attempts, keep you informed of updates you need to perform and also give you a good idea of where the hacks are coming from. I am showing a screen dump here to show what it can do

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https – Google wants the web secure

ssl-certificateGoogle launched a new ranking signal to give HTTPS sites a ranking boost, to encourage webmasters to migrate their sites from HTTP to HTTPS. You may have noticed that this web site runs under https.

Apart from the ranking help there are several other advantages to getting your own SSL.

  1. Your customers have the reassurance that their browsing is secure
  2. You are ready to sell products on the web
  3. Instead of having to share your IP with others on the server you have a unique IP

Get in touch with us to see about making your site secure

 

Become a Softdata Internet Reseller today

Web Hosting Resellers

We provide very good deals to web designers who use our web hosting, so why not give us a call to discuss your requirments. 01452 502508 or drop us an email. Create your own Secure Control panels for your customers

  • Your own web site is hosted FREE
  • UK support staff accessible by phone and online
  • Discounts, promotions and growth incentives
  • Product training and market know-how
  • Good discounts
  • Fantastic Support
  • High speed servers
  • Your own pool of ips
  • Provide secure Control Panels for your customers

We partner with a number of local web design companies who use our services for their customers. Naturally we can’t mention them all, but here are 2 local companies. Why not give them a call ?

 

Nettl of Gloucester ( formerly Absolute Creative )

Chris Nyland and his team have hosted their own website and many of their customer’s for quite some time. With their studio just along the road from us in Westgate Street Gloucester they are a design studio specialising in websites as well as offering print and other marketing solutions.

See All Media

A dedicated web & marketing agency, trusted with over 200+ businesses within the Cotswold’s. Based in Cheltenham, See All Media host many of their customers with us

 

gloucestershire hosting

Web Hosting for the Serious Business

Our top hosting pack contains everything you need in the modern world for an amazing £4.00 a week ( £200.00 per year ) for a web site secured by your own SSL certificate. Google now gives sites secured by an SSL certificate an advantage in their listings

It includes:

  • A unique IP
  • An SSL Certificate
  • Free Domain name
  • Unlimited emails
  • No limit Traffic
  • Daily backups of all files and MySQL databases
  • Unlimited Sub domains
  • Secure Control Panel
  • Web Site Builder
  • WordPress ready installed if required
  • Paid version of Wordfence security plug in
  • Yoast SEO plugin installed
  • Statistics of your visitors
  • 99.9% Up Time
  • DrWeb Anti Virus
  • Spam Assassin
  • Our renowned Support
  • 1Click Install of many applications from your Control Panel
  • Imap and POP emails
  • Lots more. Contact us for more information

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Easter Hours at SoftData Internet Ltd

Our Gloucester office will be closed from Thursday evening until 8am on Tuesday. Naturally you can still contact us by email or our support tickets and our web site will continue to take orders. In an emergency you can phone our mobile – 07824697907

 

 

Google like sites that are secure and mobile friendly

secureYou may have noticed the green bar on this site that shows it is running a secure SSL certificate. Google are keen to get the whole web secure and do give better ranking to sites showing an SSL. There are other advantages as well, the chief being that the ip used by the site is unique instead of being shared with other sites. Get in touch if you would like an SSL for your site.

The other big news is that now Google expects your site to be mobile friendly. You can see if your site meets the criteria with this free checker from Google. https://www.google.co.uk/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

 

 

Office365 and Hosted Exchange Emails

Although all our web hosting packs include pop and imap email accounts, many of our customers now require more. We already offer Hosted Exchange email, and from April this year we are proud to announce we can also provide Office365.

These services will include, in particular, the Office suite comprising Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc, but on a subscription basis for our customers, which will be available alongside existing services such as our Hosted Exchange, Hosted SharePoint, Hosted File Backup and Hosted Email Security.

We will be posting more later.