Web Services Costs

Domain registration/renewals

We can register a domain name on your behalf. Registering a domain name entitles you to be a domain name holder i.e. to use a domain name for an agreed time period, however, you do not become the owner of the name and if the name is not renewed, it becomes available for other potential applicants to register.

All domains registered by us for third parties are purchased as follows. We will send you a renewal notice by email approximately 60 days prior to the renewal date. If you no longer wish to renew the domain you must notify us in writing as soon as you receive this notice.

.co.uk / .net / .info
Registered initially for 2 years and set to automatically renew for 2 year periods. To cancel this 2 Months written notice before the renewal date is required.
Cost: Initial purchase £52.00 + VAT
Cost: Renewal (every 2 years) £52.00 + VAT

.com
Registered initially for 1 year and set to automatically renew for a 1 year period. To cancel this 2 Months written notice before the renewal date is required.
Cost: Initial purchase £39.00 + VAT
Cost: Renewal (every year): £39.00 + VAT

.org / .org.uk
Registered initially for 1 year and set to automatically renew for a 1 year period. To cancel this 2 Months written notice before the renewal date is required.
Cost: Initial purchase £25.00 + VAT
Cost: Renewal (every year): £25.00 + VAT

Other domain extensions are available (e.g. .website, .blog, .london). These tend to be specialized and as such, attract a premium cost. Please contact us if you’d like further information on these.

Business Hosting

Annual hosting fee for a private cloud hosting platform. The cost includes an SSL certificate and up to 5 mailboxes which provide 2 Gigabyte storage per email address. Private cloud is our own multi-server hosting environment which provides managed website security, improved page load speed and scalable website capacity. Private cloud allows for management of server and control panel security, along with the management of the Firewall, Antivirus and Antimalware configuration. Ensuring the server and Plesk Control Panel is accessible over the Internet. Should a server fail, there is no additional charge for restoration of the server. The server is backed up on a daily basis.

Payable either quarterly or annually from when your website moves from our development site, or when it’s made available on the development site for you to add your content. Payment will be taken by direct debit (using Go Cardless)

Cost 5 email addresses with 10GB web hosting: £294.00 + VAT pa or £75.00 + VAT quarterly
Additional mailboxes will be charged at £20 + VAT each per annum

Hosting is paid annually or quarterly by direct debit. You will be sent a link to fill in a one off direct debit form. If you wish to cancel hosting or maintenance then we require 60 days notice in writing.

Advanced Business Hosting

Our private cloud hosting platform is a scalable service. For heavy resource usage websites, we can provide a high performance hosting solution. Cost will be specific to the individual website.

Business Hosting Emails

Business Hosting email packages come with up to 10 Standard Email Mailboxes with spam and virus filters, online webmail and standard roaming SMTP outbox (use any internet connection to check email). Designworks will work with the client in setting up email accounts on desktop devices. Please note that it’s the client’s responsibility to set-up their email addresses on other devices/mobiles.

Add-on: Maintenance Package

As with all Content Management Systems your WordPress website and plug-ins will need updating from time to time – this helps protects your website against security issues and hacks. We offer an annual Maintenance Package which includes checking your website on a quarterly basis and installing any updates for WordPress and plug-ins.
Cost: Starts from £120 + VAT pa for small, basic sites up to 10 pages. E-commerce or larger sites cost £240 + VAT pa.

N.B. If you require a bespoke maintenance package we can price this based on your individual requirements. Please call us to discuss.