Website Hosting by Motuweb Design

Over the last decade, I have used over a dozen different web hosts, some free, some extremely cheap and some of professional standard. I’ve learned the hard way that you get what you pay for, and that many budget hosts offer plans with limited functionality; preventing sites from working properly and sucking up hours of de-bugging time. Other important factors are the number of other websites sharing the server (and their popularity), and most important of all – the level of support you can expect when things go wrong.

If you know what you are doing, and wish to organise hosting yourself, I recomend the main NZ host that I use: webfarm.co.nz.

If you’d rather avoid the learning curve and the stress; let me manage hosting for you. I can help you use the advanced features of each site’s Ensim Control Panel.

Fully managed hosting

I offer the following plans. All include free domain registration.

Static HTML – POSH

Web server location:
Auckland, NZ
Per month on invoice
from $20.00
Automatic Payment
from $15.00

WordPress

Includes regular database optimisation and backups, WordPress upgrades, plugin upgrades and general site maintenance.

Web server location:
Auckland, NZ
Per month on invoice
from $50.00
Automatic Payment
from $45.00

Budget Hosting

Yes, that long length of cable does make a difference – this U.S. server is noticeably slower to download pages, and at some times of the day can struggle to keep up with visitor numbers. If, however, you have a very large site, or if minimising costs is your primary objective, hosting overseas is much less expensive.

Web server location:
Houston, Texas
Per month on invoice
from $15.00
Automatic Payment
from $10.00

Free Hosting

If you are looking for a low-cost site for a community organisation, or a place to share your fascinating personal obsessions, I suggest you register for a free site at WordPress.com and learn how to do it yourself.

You are welcome to hire me if you get stuck or need advice. If you have a successful WordPress.com site and want to upgrade to a self-hosted version, I can migrate the database for you, and build a customised theme.