Do you need website hosting? We host mainly for our consulting clients. We offer a gig of hosting space and 50 gigs (a ton) of monthly bandwidth for $100 a year, billed once a year.  It comes with a huge number of capabilities, too, like:

  • Unlimited databases, email accounts, forwards
  • CPanel management console

We offer this service free for select nonprofits, too?  Yeah. That’s right.  Cause we want to do our part.  So should you!

If you want an SSL certificate for a secure site, that’s also just $80 more a year.

Want your own hosting account?

After a loASmallOrange-250-x-250ng search, we’ve settled on A Small Orange which we found out about from LifeHacker magazine.  After testing them out we saw that …

  • Their service is amazing.
  • They don’t overload their servers at all or put too many clients on one shared host
  • They use SSD (solid state) drives, which are f.a.s.t!
  • They have a $5 a month plan, which is what we would recommend for most small business websites.  It’s cheaper than ours, and rock solid from what we can tell.

So we moved all of our hosting plans to one of their cloud based servers with dedicated resources for just our clients.  But if you want to roll your own hosting, A Small Orange is our recommendation.  They’re based in Durham, NC too.

Get a little discount with a Small Orange Coupon Code!

If you want to order hosting you can use A Small Orange coupon code  SeventhRidge in your order, so can get 15% discount off your first months’ bill.  We also get a little credit too for the referral.

If your needs outgrow your account, which is kinda unlikely unless you’ve got some huge online presence, then we can help you move to your own virtual private server at A Small Orange, like what we use, where you’ll have more space and more wompus power.

Other Web Hosts

We used to recommend Hostgator. But big shared hosts like Hostgator and Dreamhost can be s.l.o.w. because they share servers with lots of clients.  One heavily loaded client can hurt the performance of your site.  And we don’t work with GoDaddy at all other than to move our clients somewhere else.

Don’t be fooled by a plan that has “unlimited” storage or bandwidth. A good host will give you plenty of bandwidth, but no server can deliver more data than its data pipe can handle, and the only files that take up that much space are video files, which require a video site with the bandwidth throughput (pipe size) and delivery network to be able to stream it.

A Simple Solution for Content Management

If you have a simple site that you want to maintain yourself, we can recommend Weebly website hosting and content management. It’s free for a basic account with some pretty decent capabilities, and you can pay a small fee for even more features like custom forms, rotating header banners and other cool stuff.