It might seem a bit odd to have such a page on our website, surely we want as many customers as we can get? Why are we actively trying to discourage people from hosting their websites with us?
In order to establish a lasting partnership with you, we need to make sure that our services are a good match for your business and that you would be a good fit for us. We specialise in collaborating with digital agencies, web designers, and development teams to improve their hosting and support the growth of their business.
While we serve a variety of digital agencies, including those specializing in marketing, development, and web design, not all of them will be suitable for our services. Here are some reasons why we might not be the right fit for a particular agency.
5 reasons why we aren’t suitable for every website
They’re looking for the cheapest option
We’re not the cheapest company out there for hosting your customers’ websites, we know that. Our goal is to offer quality hosting at a fair price, not to be the cheapest option on the market.
If you’re looking for rock-bottom prices, we’re not the right company for you, fortunately there are 100s of companies competing for the title of cheapest. However, if you want to work with a company you can rest your hard-won reputation on, then we just might be the host for you.
You can read more in our article, Why is your hosting more expensive than some other providers?
They want un-managed hosting and that’s it
Some designers only need bare-bones hosting and they’re happy take care of everything else themselves without ever speaking to anyone about it – like most people’s relationship with their bank.
We don’t work like that, instead we build the same kind of long lasting relationships that an agency builds with their own customers, working as part of their team and ultimately saving them time and money. We’re a lot more hands on.
For more information, read our article on Managed vs. un-managed hosting (which is right for your agency).
They want “unlimited” resources
If an agency is seeking web hosting with no limitations, then our services are not suitable for them. However, if they are looking for a provider that sets reasonable limits to ensure optimal website performance, then we may be the right fit for them.
If you’d like to know more about why we don’t offer unlimited hosting, take a look out our article, “Why don’t you offer unlimited hosting?“.
They need Windows based hosting
We have over 20 years of experience running Linux, so if you are looking for a specialist in Windows Server hosting or SQL Server databases, we may not be the best fit for your needs. However, if you need a host that specializes in Linux-based web and app hosting using the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and Node.js stacks, then it might be worth considering our services.
If you do need hosting for your .net app then take a look at the The top UK hosts for your .net websites (an unbiased review).
They don’t have web developers / an agency
If you do not work with a web developer or agency, and do not have your own in-house development team, then our services may not be suitable for you. We are setup to support web developers and businesses with their own in-house development teams, by providing hosting for all of their customer websites and needs.
If you’re looking for a web host for your small business website then check out our guide to The top 3 UK web hosts for your small business website.