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We believe that web hosting is more than just providing web space and FTP access.

Our aim is to provide individuals and businesses with everything they need to express themselves on the Internet, be that through an idea or selling goods and services. Whatever you want to create a website for, be it a small family photo album or a full powered data base driven ecommerce website, your choice of web host is essential. The right web host will make the difference between a slow clunky site that has regular down time and a site that is always available and blisteringly fast!

6 reasons to choose us for your web hosting

Quality hosting

1. Quality hosting

Our purpose built web hosting infrastructure is unrivalled in the UK for stability and reliability.

Excellent customer service

2. Excellent customer service

Our support database provides the answers to the majority of web hosting related questions and if you need to get in touch we are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Value for money

3. Value for money

Because all of our hosting technology has been developed by us in-house we don't have any expensive licensing fees to pass on to our customers. That means we can offer you more for less!

We put you in control

4. We put you in control

We believe in developing highly automated systems giving customers complete control of their web hosting. Our web hosting control panel is one of the most advanced available today.

You can grow with us

5. You can grow with us

Our web hosting is ideal for a beginner starting their first website through to SME's demanding their own powerful ecommerce solution.

Constant Monitoring and Security Upgrades

6. Constant Monitoring and Security Upgrades

We take our customer's security very seriously and all software is upgraded within 24 hours of new patches being released.

Our hosting technology

Platform

Platform

We only use Dell servers in our web hosting platform. Our platform is designed to be highly redundant and all data is stored in network disk arrays.

Data is automatically synchronised between the arrays so that in the event of an array failing the remaining array continues to serve data to the servers with no downtime. Each array is also backed up each night to a separate backup cluster which is then written to tape and stored offsite.

Data centre

Data centre

We utilise uninterruptable power supplies and an n+1 generator setup to ensure constant and clean energy to our infrastructure. The data centre is protected by fire suppression, monitored by CCTV both externally and internally, has 24x7x365 onsite security and the building is surrounded by an 8ft perimeter fence.

Security

Security

We are automatically informed of new security patches via our vendor. Patches are applied within 24 hours. Our own platform is scanned each month for application vulnerabilities and we use a network scanner to identify weaknesses in our network.

Managing your website

Our control panel is one of the world's most advanced web hosting control panels currently available. Here is a quick summary of the great features available to our web hosting customers...

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eXtend
  • Easy to use file manager
  • File backup & restore
  • Webmail and POP3/IMAP
  • Web stats & logs
  • Google SiteMap generator
  • MySQL and phpMyAdmin
  • Schedules tasks
  • Full ecommerce software
  • One click install scripts including WordPress
  • Check your account performance at a glance
  • Download log files
  • More than we can list here!

iPhone control panel

Customers can also manage their websites and hosting accounts on the move with our exclusive iPhone control panel which has all the same functionality of the standard control panel. This is free for all our web hosting customers.

iPhone Control Panel
  • Manage your domain names
  • Manage all your web hosting accounts
  • Log in to your webmail
  • View the system status updates
  • View your Webalizer analytics statistics
  • One click install CGI scripts such as WordPress
  • View your invoices
  • Backup & restore your website
  • Conduct a WHOIS search for a domain name
  • Set up scheduled tasks
  • ...and much more!

We give you more!

We want our hosting customer's websites to be a success and with this in mind we also provide our hosting customers with one of the biggest CGI script libraries in the UK including one click install WordPress, Joomla, phpBB, BuddyPress, OpenX & Drupal.

WordPress

WordPress is arguably the most popular blogging software available today! It's easy to install and use and will allow you to have a great looking blog in minutes.

BuddyPress

BuddyPress is a suite of WordPressMU social networking plugins and themes to empower you to create your own social network.

Joomla

Joomla! is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable.

phpBB

phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customisable open-source bulletin board package. phpBB3 has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ.

Drupal

Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users easily to publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.

Openads

Openads is a hugely popular advert server designed for web publishers. It gives you the tools you need to make the most from online advertising. With Openads you will be able to manage sophisticated advertising programs and stay in control of all the advertising on your websites.

& much more!


And if you're interested to know… What we're about, where we came from and where we're going - A note from the owner

HostPost Web Services was founded in early 2009 and has roots in the photographic industry. It's Sole Proprietor (Me!) 'David' was an ex-professional freelance photographer of more than 10 years experience.

I Started my photographic career when using film stock and dark rooms was the norm'. I saw the transition of film to digital. First by scanning film to a digital image by feeding a negative into a film scanner the size of a milk create! And then after about 3 minutes of making all sorts of strange machine noises if you was lucky it churned out a digital image onto a screen. The file size was a massive 1.2MB!

Then came the digital revolution and it all went entirely digital. Of course some old pro's said it was a fad and will never replace true photography. But I wasn't one of them and I found it exciting. Even though working through the industry transition to digital imagery was a painful business. It was frustratingly slow, cumbersome and expensive to get started. At first the major players fumbled around finding a set up that worked and reinventing a baseline for an industry standard. But once a few technical dilemmas were solved, and the teething problems with the chips and processors was mastered, it gathered pace at a phenomenal rate. This lead to whole new working practices like NOT being restricted to 36 shots on a roll! As all this was going full steam ahead it happened to coincide with the explosion of the Internet. Suddenly it was a whole new world. For one clients were no longer happy to wait a day to see a contact sheet from a shoot. It was expected in a matter of hours, if not sooner.

I remained in the industry for a number of years and developed a keen interest in computing and the development of the Internet. I began putting up a few simple websites and ended up helping out other fellow photographers to do the same. Because of that I saw a bit of a niche and slowly drifted into doing more web based work. After a while I found a keyboard in my hands more often than a camera. I'd be lying if I quoted all kinds of IT qualifications here, the truth is, I am entirely self taught. Not that I see that as a disadvantage.

A few years passed and I got to a point where I was running quite a number of websites with various topics all over the place. It didn't make sense so I found a way to consolidate all the sites in one place by providing my own services. Hence; HostPost Web Services was born.

I came into hosting with a plan of what I wanted to do with it. Because of my photographic background and past web work I saw a need for affordable hosting. So I wanted to aim the main target audience for my hosting at the professional user and trades person such as photographers. I also wanted to be able to give a personal service in terms of customer support and communications. This is the philosophy of HostPost Web Services. At HostPost we believe in good old fashion personal service at a fair and competitive price without all the fuss.

Even though we are marketing hosting products specially aimed at the professional business user, anyone who needs an affordable hosting solution is of course welcome.

While we accept we are never going to be a major corporation we are proud of our small business roots and happily serve our customer base in a friendly and understanding manner. You're not a number; you're our customer and we don't forget that.

And finally, if you have any comments, feedback or questions about our services I would really like to hear them. Thank you for your time reading this.