Not all shared hosting plans are the same and neither are the providers that offer them. At Byron-Butler, we’ve been offering shared hosting solutions for over 20 years and continually look for ways to improve them. In fact, we’re confident that we offer some of the very best shared hosting plans around. So, if you are looking for a host for your website, check out these amazing features of our shared hosting plans.
1. Potent technology
Byron-Butler shared hosting is cloud-based. This is an innovative approach that prevents your website being affected by hardware issues and guarantees high levels of uptime. What’s more, you get all the power of cloud technology too, enabling your website to load and perform quickly.
2. Free backups
With 60% of firms going out of business within 6 months of a data loss disaster, like accidental deletion or cyberattack, backups are an essential part of hosting a website. With a backup, you can restore your website very quickly, rather than having to build it and recreate all the content from scratch.
We believe backups are so important that our shared hosting plans now come with a free daily backup included.
3. Free SSL certificates for all your sites
SSL certificates are another necessity for today’s websites. They are what encrypt your customers’ payment data and keep it safe from theft when a purchase takes place. Their other chief benefit is that having one earns you a padlock icon in users’ browsers, indicating that your website is secure. Over half of online shoppers will only buy from websites labelled as secure.
With Byron-Butler, you can install a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate for each of your websites. Many hosts don’t give you this option, leaving you no alternative but to buy other types of SSL which will cost you around £30 or more each, every year.
4. Never run out of bandwidth
Bandwidth is the amount of data your website is allowed to transfer over a given time. In order to encourage customers to upgrade to a more expensive hosting solution, some shared hosting plans set strict limits on bandwidth. Essentially, this means that if your site has a lot of visitors in any given period and reaches its bandwidth limit, it will go offline until the next period begins.
Byron-Butler is here to help your business succeed, not hold it back, so you’ll find our shared hosting plans have unmetered bandwidth – in other words, we don’t even bother to count how much you use. With us, you can relax in the knowledge that there are no limits on bandwidth.
5. All the websites you need
While you might only need one website to start with, as your business expands, you may want to add others. For example, Google’s Mobile-First policy has led many businesses to move away from responsive themes and use separate websites for mobile and desktop visitors. You might also start selling to different countries and need different websites for each.
Whatever the future might hold, it’s important to know that the shared hosting plan you have doesn’t limit the number of websites you host. At Byron-Butler, there are no limits and other than domain registration, there are no additional charges for adding new sites.
6. The magic of cPanel
A hosting control panel is a dashboard through which you manage your domains, emails, databases, files and all the other aspects of running a site. As shared hosting is predominantly used by small businesses that have limited experience in undertaking these tasks, a control panel needs to be easy to use and offer the wide range of functions that less experienced users need.
Byron-Butler shared hosting uses the cPanel control panel, something we see as so important, we actually call it cPanel Shared Hosting. cPanel is the industry-leading control panel. It has a user-friendly and intuitive dashboard that provides a wide and growing range of functions, making it simple to manage your sites. For example, it allows you to install software with a single click, add new users and domains, check your visitor numbers, create databases and make your site more secure. All this is included, as standard, in our shared hosting plans.
7. Exceptional email
Byron-Butler shared hosting comes with professional email as standard, so you can begin creating and using your business domain email addresses straight away (e.g., email@example.com). You can access your emails from anywhere using webmail, integrate it with Outlook and other email clients, use calendars, contacts, tasks, etc., and from within cPanel, you can set up forwarding, autoresponders and add new email addresses – and there are no limits on these either. To keep your inbox safe, we’ll also filter your email for viruses, malware and spam.
8. Technical support on tap
It’s unrealistic to expect customers to have all the answers to technical problems, so we believe that providing support is a fundamental part of being a web host. At Byron-Butler, you’ll find this support second to none. Our support team is made up of highly qualified technical experts and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you with any issue. If you need us, you can get in touch via online chat, telephone, email or ticket.
9. A free domain for the first year
If you’re new to running a website, ‘domain’ is the term used for your website name, e.g., yourbusiness.com. There is a fee for registering a domain (usually between £10 and £20 a year) and you will need to renew it at the end of this period if you want to keep using it. Customers who purchase an annual shared hosting account with us get their first year’s domain registration included in their plan.
10. Free migration
Many website owners stay with their existing host even if they find a better plan elsewhere, just because they are unsure how to migrate their site to the new host. At Byron-Butler, we have a very simple solution for this: if you want to move to us, we’ll migrate your website for you so there’s no hassle and no risk. What’s more, we’ll do it for free.
As one of the UK’s leading managed hosting providers, we’ve worked hard over the last 20 years to create a range of shared hosting plans that meet the needs of business owners and their websites. We’re confident that our plans provide secure, reliable and high-performance hosting for your site while giving you a simple and effective way to manage your hosting – all at a very affordable price.
For more information, visit our Web Hosting page.