Web Hosting & Support
Web Hosting & Support
Reliable, fast, and bespoke WordPress website hosting.
Our team of boffins provide high-performing, ultra-reliable, and secure website hosting and website management services to both established firms and start-ups.
Your website will be in safe hands on our state-of-the-art hosting platform which offers optimal performance, reliability, and security.
Hosting for clients big and small, around the globe.
Why host with Squarebird?
Our servers reported an impressive 99.9% uptime result over the previous 12 months (September 2021).
In June 2021, our websites were faster than 88% of all websites tested by Pingdom.com, one of the web’s most popular website speed testing tools.
Where possible, and for many positive reasons like speed and data protection, it’s important to have your websites hosted within the country which your business targets or operates in. If your website is based in (and targets) the UK, you’ll be on our UK network. If you have broader horizons, we’ll set you up on a Content Delivery Network.
We back-up our websites daily, saving backups in multiple online and offline locations, and together with our server infrastructure, this ensures that, in the unlikely event of a server failure, we can reinstate the website quickly and effectively in a wide range of events.
Alongside our hosting packages, we provide SSL certificates and complete regular security updates for the platforms upon which your website sits. This ensures that you stay protected from the latest digital threats.
Our premium hosting packages can scale with demand. If your website is likely to get a sudden increase in visitors, our premium servers will scale to the required demand.
Where your website is business critical, we will work with you to outline a bespoke service level agreement to define the level of technology and support required, and ensure that there are sufficient contingency plans in place in the event of downtime.
If you are targeting a global audience, you need to ensure that your website loads quickly for users no matter their location. This is where a Content Delivery Network can really add value.
Whether your focus is on organic search, social marketing or PPC, a Content Delivery Network is often the key to optimising your website for conversions.
Website hosting FAQs.
Digital Ocean and Krystal
When data is transferred over longer distances, the latency increases. However, a CDN is a network of servers (Points of Presence – POPs) distributed across the world which allows for reduced data transfer times due to closer proximity to the user.
Like many things in life, not all hosting products are created equal. Hosting will likely be more expensive depending on a number of factors, such as:
- How often an actual human being spends time updating and testing the website and its plugins
- The power and quality of the server
- The expected level of website traffic
- The technology in use
- The service level agreement (I.e. if something goes wrong, who is responsible? How is the issue dealt with and what time frame should you expect it to be fixed?)
All these factors can have a major impact on server costs and management time. That’s why a big retailer like Amazon will pay millions to host their website each year, and a small independent retailer would likely pay around £15 to £20 per month for high quality hosting. It’s horses for courses! And in the fast and fickle world of the web, you definitely want the right horse on the right course.