Do I need web hosting? 7 simple tips

Do I need web hosting? The quick and easy answer to this question is yes if you have a website. 

This week we have a guest post from Danielle from Black Nova Designs Ltd talking all about web hosting. 

If you’ve gone to the effort of building an awesome website for your business, chances are you’ll want everyone to see your stunning creation. So for it to go live and be visible, you need web hosting. 

There are plenty of providers out there offering free or budget web hosting. For those starting out in business and keen to keep costs to an absolute minimum, this option can seem like the perfect solution.  It is however worth considering the differences when it comes to free or budget and paid professional web hosting, and the implications for your business.   

We offer various types of web hosting services to ensure you get the right level for you. Before signing up, it is important to understand what kind of service you or your business needs. That way you can make a cost effective decision on the correct package. Remember you can always upgrade at a later date if you out-grow your web hosting package.

Here are 7 simple lessons about professional web hosting. They will help you make the right decision when it comes to picking a web hosting company, and a cost-effective plan that not only suits your business needs, but one your wallet will appreciate too.


It goes without saying you as the business owner want your website to be visible and accessible around the clock. Therefore it’s important when considering who you choose to host your website that their percentage of up-time (uninterrupted service) is high.   Professional web-hosting companies offer a much higher rate of up-time i.e. 99%, and this is what puts them streets ahead of their free and low cost competitors. 

Customer Service

In the event of a problem related to your website, having the reassurance that it will be resolved without fuss or detrimental impact to your business is critical.  With professional web hosting your business can benefit from immediate technical support, through means of live chat, email and UK based telephone assistance.  Again something that free or budget providers are simply not in a position to offer. 

Control of Data & Content

When it comes to data, rest assured that with a professional web hosting company, data backup and restoration features are provided as part of a hosting package.

When you pay for web hosting you have total access to what you post and what it looks like.  There are no restrictions for you with regards to the amount of data or the number of web pages that your website can have. 


A professionally hosted website gives you unrestricted access to design the website. Giving complete freedom when it comes to design, means you can experiment with different layouts, and use different platforms for your business.


With cloud computing, professional web hosting lets users access more storage space and bandwidth that is adjustable for growth in traffic in real time.  When you use free or budget services, such flexibility isn’t always available. Users only get a fixed amount of space and bandwidth for their installation.

It is also worth noting that some website builders restrict you to only using their hosting and their platform.  They therefore own the rights to the website, and can restrict views per month, server size and other capabilities


Interestingly, all the benefits of professional web hosting such as performance load speed, reliable up time, and secure connections with SSL certificates, are all believed to be factors that search engines are looking for when grading a website.  

Why Choose Black Nova Designs? 

Why should you choose us over larger web hosts?

  • Cost
  • Efficacy
  • USP
  • We care
  • Free SSL
  • Transfer for free

Our USP is simple – we offer a speedy, efficient, friendly yet professional service, and we care.

 We are approachable and pride ourselves in valuing every client as a person and not a number. Every client matters to us. The success of each client’s business and websites brings us a lot of pride, to be able to provide a service that helps small, medium and large businesses grow is what makes us different. We love hearing success stories and helping others – it’s something we take a lot of value in.

“Black Nova Design now host my website, and it has been the best decision for my business. All queries are responded to in a friendly and timely manner and nothing is too much trouble. I would recommend them to anyone in my network. I cannot fault their commitment and service.”

Charlotte Riley – Being Truly Me

“They’re the most reasonable hosts I’ve come across and can solve any problems you’ve got within minutes. Even when I messaged at 8pm at night(totally my fault trying to break my own emails!) it was sorted immediately. You really don’t get better than that.”

Tara Punter PR

Hosting Costs

So how much does this wonderful service cost? The packages below give you an idea of the affordability of using Black Nova Designs as your web hosts. As a business owner, it’s essential you have the package to suit you and your needs, so if you’re unsure, do just give us a call and we will happily advise!

Black Nova Designs hosting packages

Here at Black Nova Designs Ltd we have businesses move to us almost daily, as our hosting offers increased web traffic, optimised images, and impressive load speed to name only a few of the benefits. 

Transferring to our hosting is free and we take all of the hassle out of the move, something you do need to keep in mind – to move hosts you MUST have domain access.

If you’d like to find the options available to you whatever the size of your business, contact Black Nova Designs Ltd and we’ll answer your questions for you.

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