Are you looking for Cheap Website Hosting?
Cheap website hosting is usually considered a bad thing. Cheap web hosts typically have bad support, unreliable servers and out of date tech.
At UpTime we prefer to use the term ‘affordable’ instead of cheap. All of our plans are built around a price point targeted to their use. For example our Economy plans are super affordable and is perfect for small websites or low traffic sites. Our cPanel Standard plan is a good all-rounder for general use.
We also don’t charge for things that we get for free. For example all of our hosting plans include the a free SSL certificate. We get this for free so why would we charge you for it? We also don’t charge for things you’d expect to be included such as backup and restoring your data. It pays to check what you do and don’t get before you sign up.
We'll beat any similar Australian based hosting plan by 10%
Found a better Australian based hosting deal elsewhere? We'll not only match it, but we will also beat it by 10%. We believe our plans are the best value for money you can get here in Australia. But if you find a better deal from one of our competitors we'll beat their pricing.
Handy hints on choosing a cheap hosting plan
Before choosing a cheap web hosting plan, there’s some things you should check first:
- Is there an exit cost?
Some cheap web hosts will charge you if you want to take your website elsewhere. We don’t do this.
- Is your hosting plan full-featured?
Cheap web hosts will often provide you with a limited service. Usually, they will disable certain features in the hosting control panel, which you can only get when you upgrade. All of our plans are full-featured and also the latest version.
- Are you charged for backups and restores?
Some web hosts will charge you an additional fee for backups of your account. Some will have free backups but then charge you for restoring your data. At UpTime, you can fully back up and restore your data anytime for free. We have a service fee if you’d like us to do a restore for you, but you can do this yourself.
- Is Security Included?
Scarily, a lot of web hosts charge an additional fee for security. We believe security should be standard. It safes you (and us) a lot of trouble in the long run and lets us all sleep well at night knowing hosting accounts are protected 24×7.
- What Control Panel is Included?
Watch out for out-of-date or, even worse: no control panel access.
Most good control panels actually have licence costs, and cheap web hosts will try to get around not having to pay for this.
We use cPanel or Plesk, which are supported, frequently updated and considered to be industry-preferred control panels. We give you complete control over your hosting account.
- Where are the servers located?
Cheap hosts will use cheap data centres in third-world countries or, even worse, servers in their spare bedroom! (Yes, this still happens)
Look for Australian-based servers. Don’t be fooled when they say Australian hosting; this doesn’t mean the servers are here.
All of our servers are located in Sydney in a top-tier data centre.
- Where is the support team located?
Language barriers are a huge added frustration on top of trying to understand how to resolve any hosting issues you may have.
Check where the support team is located. Our support team is based in Brisbane, Australia and is 100% Australian.
Cheap Web Hosting doesn’t have to be nasty!
In summary you always get what you pay for but knowing the pitfalls up front you can still get a great deal on web hosting without having to pay over inflated prices.