Hosting

Thank you for your interest, but I’m not accepting new hosting business at this time. Instead I’d suggest WordPress.com or SquareSpace. If you want a self-hosted WordPress blog or similar, I’d suggest GreenGeeks (affiliate link).

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For the past few years I’ve been offering affordable, fully-managed web hosting services at GeoffStratton.com. If you’re looking to run a web site where you can focus on content and not the technical details, I can help.

If you’d like to contact me about hosting, please use my contact form.

What You Get

  • 1 web site, customized as needed. I usually recommend WordPress, but I can host Drupal or other heavier content management systems as well.
  • Managed hosting and support, as needed
  • No setup fees or hidden charges
  • Free assisted setup and transfer from your current host
  • Free SSL certificates from letsencrypt.org
  • Up to 10 GB of space, and 500 GB monthly transfer*
  • Up to three yoursite.com email accounts

* This is plenty for the vast majority of personal web sites, but if you believe you need more, please contact me.

What I Get

I charge $15 per month for the typical WordPress blog. Prices rise if you want a heavily customized setup or you exceed the above storage and traffic requirements. Discounts are available for long-term payments. If you’d like to discuss, please contact me.

(If you’re looking for low-cost, unmanaged hosting, I’d suggest GreenGeeks web hosting for only $2.95 per month. I’m both an affiliate and a sometime customer.)

Do You Care What I Post?

As a rule, no. I don’t interfere in the content or activities of any hostee unless you’re doing something blatantly illegal under the laws of the United States. If you want to run a porn or video streaming site, I’d recommend finding a host dedicated to adult content or media storage due to the enormous bandwidth and space requirements.

Will You Register a Domain Name For Me?

As a rule, no. I strongly recommend that you register and manage your own domain names rather than paying someone else to do it for you. Not only are your domain names valuable to you and your business, but if you lose your domain name due to an accident, unscrupulous registrar, or poacher, it’s likely gone for good.

If you need a registration service, I’d suggest Namecheap. I’m not affiliated with them, but I am a customer; they do what they claim to do, their service is good, and they don’t bombard you with endless marketing spam.

Technologies I Use

I run all my web sites on a high-performance Linux web stack that uses Nginx, MariaDB, the Zend OPcache with PHP 7, Redis, Varnish, and application-specific caching such as WP Super Cache or Boost.

For most sites I recommend WordPress, but I can host more complex web environments like Drupal, MediaWiki, Plone, Concrete5, or Joomla!. If you’d like to consult with me about what environment might work best, please contact me.

Other features:

  • All sites are backed up automatically every day. Lost files can be retrieved quickly at no additional charge.
  • High security. I use industry-standard email validation, anti-spam and anti-virus systems, intrusion detection, and active monitoring.
  • Fast and personal customer service.