Hosting

Sandbox provides web hosting and domain registration services as standard for new clients. All websites are hosted on our own server and managed by us so you don’t have to worry about uploading web files, linking databases and setting up mailboxes.

What is web hosting?

If your domain is the address, then hosting is your house. And the server is the road on which your house is built.

In general, most people don’t own their own server, so they have to rent a space for their website to reside. Think of Sandbox as your own virtual landlord. Just like a home, hosting space varies, depending on your requirements – if you have a large website with more than 50 email addresses, then your web space will be like a mansion. But for a small company, with only 1 or 2 mailboxes and a few pages of content, you’ll be looking at a bedsit. And if you’re planning on building Ebay or Amazon – actually, you should just buy out the whole street!

Buying Hosting

You can order hosting online from hundreds of registrars. Prices vary from around £30 per year to £1000s depending on the provider and the size of the space you require. It is best to either, learn a bit more about hosting before you buy, to make sure you buy what you need, or work with someone who already knows what they’re doing.

The hosting space we offer is managed server space – that means, as well as providing your website with a home, we’ll also manage your server for you. You’ll have access to your hosting, but anything you can’t do, or you’re not sure about, we will do for you, at no extra cost. If you have a problem with your server – for instance, your website gets hacked – we will fix it. If you need mailboxes setting up, we can do that. If you need to remove a web user from your site because they no longer work for you. We can do that for you too.

Moving Websites

Websites can be moved in their entirety, so just because you already have a website hosted with someone else, doesn’t mean you have to keep it there.

Often a web designer will purchase and set up web hosting for you when they take on your design job. Often times they’ll then continue to charge a rather inflated price for the web hosting each year.

Have a look at our prices and see if we can save you some money on your hosting.

Standard

£80/year
  • Free Domain
  • 1GB Disk Space
  • 100000mb Bandwidth
  • Standard CPU
  • Standard Memory
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited Databases
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee

Standard Plus

£100/year
  • Free Domain
  • 2GB Disk Space
  • 200000mb Bandwidth
  • Standard CPU
  • Standard Memory
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited Databases
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee

Large

£120/year
  • Free Domain
  • 3.5GB Disk Space
  • 350000mb Bandwidth
  • Standard CPU
  • Standard Memory
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited Databases
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee

Large Plus

£140/year
  • Free Domain
  • 5GB Disk Space
  • 500000mb Bandwidth
  • Standard CPU
  • Standard Memory
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited Databases
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee

Super Massive

£160/year
  • Free Domain
  • 7GB Disk Space
  • 700000mb Bandwidth
  • Standard CPU
  • Standard Memory
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited Databases
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee

Super Massive Plus

£200/year
  • Free Domain
  • 10GB Disk Space
  • 1000000mb Bandwidth
  • Standard CPU
  • Standard Memory
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited Databases
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee