UK concrete5 hosting

High performance concrete5 hosting

We build long-term relationships with clients and provide ongoing UK based concrete5 hosting and support for your website.

Our managed concrete5 hosting service ensures your website is always available and performing at the highest level. We will work with you to ensure your site continues to perform well for your organisation

Hosting options for your concrete5 website

We offer a range of concrete5 hosting and support options for your concrete5 website.

All our hosting packages include concrete5 core upgrades*. Our concrete5 Plus Optimised Shared hosting package also includes support with minor content updates. If you require more extensive support we can provide a concrete5 support package to fit your needs either combined with our hosting or to complement the services provided by your chosen web host.

Katalysis is a concrete5 Partner and has been designing, developing, hosting, and supporting concrete5 websites for 10 years.

concrete5 Hosting Standard Optimised Shared

Ideal for smaller concrete5 sites with limited support needs.

  • 5GB Shared Server Space
  • 5GB per month Data Transfer
  • HP ProLiant DL360 G10
    2 x Xeon 4114 2.20Ghz (20 cores total)
    96GB Memory
    SSD (RAID 1) Disks
  • Nightly onsite backups
  • concrete5 upgrades*
  • Addon upgrade service**
  • Support Ticket System
  • Optional SSL Certificate (£90+VAT p.a.)
  • From £280+VAT p.a.

concrete5 Hosting Plus Optimised Shared

Ideal for slightly larger sites with regular minor support requirements maybe for eCommerce or SEO.

  • 10GB Shared Server Space
  • 10GB per month Data Transfer
  • HP ProLiant DL360 G10
    2 x Xeon 4114 2.20Ghz (20 cores total)
    96GB Memory
    SSD (RAID 1) Disks
  • Nightly offsite backups
  • 24|7 server monitoring
  • concrete5 upgrades*
  • Addon upgrade service**
  • Support Ticket System
  • SSL Certificate included
  • Access to our Web Monitor website performance monitoring and optimisation tool. Find out more...
  • from £560+VAT p.a.

concrete5 Hosting VPS Hosting & Support

  • Flexibility: You can customise the configuration and components used within your server to suit your performance or SEO needs.
  • Performance: Having your own allotment of resources allows you and your visitors to enjoy faster load times.
  • If you have particular concrete5 hosting or support requirements either for sites we host or for externally hosted sites we can help.
  • Call for pricing

* concrete5 upgrades are limited to the same major concrete5 version. It is not possible to upgrade from concrete5 5.6 to 5.7+ as this requires a rebuild of your website theme and a part manual part automated migration of data. We are happy to quote for this work on a project basis.

** We will normally update concrete5 AddOns where suitable updates are available and properly licenced. However we cannot guarantee that updates will be available or compatible with the new version. Where this is the case we will quote for any additional work necessary.

All hosting services are provided subject to our Hosting Terms & Conditions available here.

Things to consider when choosing concrete5 web hosting

Webserver performance

concrete5 is written mainly in PHP a widely-used open-source scripting language that runs on the webserver. PHP processes concrete5’s code on the server and brings in data from your website's database to deliver complete web pages to your visitor’s browser. For concrete5 to run efficiently and to provide you with an optimal experience when editing and managing your site the webserver must have sufficient resources and the relevant PHP modules properly configured.

We use exceptionally powerful HP Proliant servers with fast processors and a lot of memory to keep your concrete5 website running at speed. This provides a great experience for your visitors, for you when editing, and also for your search engine visibility as Google rewards faster websites.

Specialist concrete5 support

Many hosting providers will host any type of website and expect their support to be limited simply to keeping the server up and running. Our hosting goes beyond this and is totally focused on concrete5.  Our hosting packages include upgrades to the core concrete5 application* and to third party AddOns where available** and we offer enhanced support and development services for all concrete5 websites.

Keeping your concrete5 website regularly updated offers protection from malicious actions and unexpected incompatibility with server and browser updates.

Our additional support and development services ensure that your website continues to work hard for you over time.  We can help make the updates you need to be certain your site reflects changes in your business focus, competition in search engine results, or updates to look and feel.

Server location

There are three good reasons to be concerned about the location of your webserver: speed, compliance with privacy legislation, and search engine performance…

Our servers are housed in state-of-the-art data facilities based in North London which offer multiple high-speed connections to the internet. This allows the fasted possible connection between your visitors and your website.

GDPR regulations make it clear that any personal data retained by your website must remain within the EU. Hosing your site in the UK minimises the complexities associated with compliance.

Server location is a factor Google will take into account when deciding where to rank your website.  If your potential visitors are in the UK it makes sense to be sure that your website is hosted there too.

Backup options

Backup is a crucial part of any hosting solution. While server issues and application problems are increasingly rare it is important to have a way back if the worst happens.

We include nightly backups with all our hosting packages with the additional option of Offsite backups (where the backup data is stored in a separate data centre) for Plus Hosting and VPS Hosting.  Backups are stored for two weeks so if at any point within this time you notice an issue with your it is possible to quickly restore to that night’s backup.

 

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