Hampshire Web Hosting

Hotbox Studios provides fast, highly secure and reliable UK based web hosting for websites, web applications and databases. If you would like further information and to discuss your web hosting requirements please contact us

The web hosting infrastructure we provide for our client's websites, databases and web applications is based on state of the art cloud architecture.

Our web hosting infrastructure is hosted within a UK data centre offering multiple availability zones; designed and managed in alignment with best security practices and IT security standards; complying to assurance programs including SOC 1/ISAE 3402, SOC 2, SOC 3, FISMA, DIACAP, FedRAMP, PCI DSS Level 1, ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 27018.

Data is encrypted at rest on disk, and client connections run entirely over SSL.

Due to the sensitive nature of our client and user data we have a strict policy of no third-party VPN or FTP access to our web or database servers.

What all this means for you are no issues with hardware, performance, security, or resilience. The websites, web applications and databases we host are fast, reliable and secure.

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Hotbox Studios Hampshire Web Hosting Benefits

You may have seen cheaper 'shared web hosting' packages advertised although we always strongly advise against using shared web hosting packages.

What shared web hosting means is that your website or app is located on a basic server - often with little or no security - shared with hundreds if not thousands of other websites. You will have no way of knowing who these other websites belong to or how much of a strain they are putting on the shared server.

You will have limited options as far as how the server is setup; shared web hosting servers are usually setup to allow the server to accommodate as many websites as possible. This we've seen cause all sorts of problems including websites not updating when changes are made.

To sum up, using a cheap shared web hosting package often results in problems with speed and performance, concurrency, reliability and security.

Our web hosting packages which we believe are exceptional value for money are broken down below in the 'Web Hosting Hampshire Hosting Space and Fees' section.

If you would like any further information about the benefits of Hotbox Studios' dedicated and secure server environment, please contact us

Website Keyword Ranking and Traffic Reporting

With all of our web hosting packages we offer advanced keyword tracking and website traffic reporting at no additional cost. Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) firms usually charge a minimum of £50.00 per month for this level of reporting - for as long as your website is hosted with us you receive our web hosting reports free of charge!

Our web hosting reporting software tracks a wealth of data about your website and the traffic hitting your website. We present this in easy to read and analyse online reports emailed to you on a monthly basis.

One of the most popular features of our reporting software is its ability to track the position of your website for specific keywords in search engines; showing current position; change; search volume, monthly visits and more. This data can prove invaluable if the position of your website in search results is a key part of your online marketing; allowing you to focus your SEO and analyse the results.

Additionally, our tracking software can connect to external systems such as Google Analytics and Google AdWords; pulling in data and presenting this within your keyword tracking reports.

If you would like any further information about Hotbox Studios' website keyword ranking and traffic reporting, please contact us

Email for websites, cloud apps and online marketing

As many of our clients use their websites and web applications to send out emails to users and clients we've spent the time to make sure that when emails are sent they get to their intended recipients.

Our website and app mailing services offer:

  • Fully configured Message Transfer Agent (MTA) on each of our web servers
  • Reverse DNS
  • SPF records for all client domains
  • FQDN for HELO/EHELO

If you would like any further information about the benefits of Hotbox Studios' web hosting email services, please contact us

Web Hosting Hampshire Hosting Space and Fees

Hosting LevelHosting SpaceData TransferIMAP EmailMonthly Fee
Level 25 25MB Unlimited Details £10.00
Level 100 100MB Unlimited Details £20.00
Level 250 250MB Unlimited Details £30.00
Level 500 500MB Unlimited Details £40.00
Level 1000 1GB Unlimited Details £50.00
Level 2000 2GB Unlimited Details £75.00

All web hosting monthly fees are ex VAT.

Website Domain Registration and Transfer

DomainMinimum registration periodAnnual Fee
.co.uk 1 year £12.50
.org.uk 1 year £12.50
.com 1 year £17.50
.net 1 year £20.00
.org 1 year £20.00
.eu 1 year £17.50
Other 1 year Please contact us

All domain registration and transfer fees are ex VAT.

If a domain is being transferred the transfer fee also covers the first year's registration fee.

Registering a domain name with Hotbox Studios guarantees your ownership of that domain indefinitely. The domain is registered in your name with Nominet; Hotbox Studios administers the domain on your behalf although all ownership is in your name. If for any reason you decide to transfer the domain there are no additional charges imposed by Hotbox Studios.

SSL Certificate

We highly recommend you add an SSL to your website.

Without one, your website will be marked as non-secure in Google Chrome. Over 70% of people browse the web using Google Chrome.

The reason your website will be marked as non-secure is that Google marks any website without an SSL that accepts a login and password, as non-secure. As every modern website has a Content Management System (CMS), any modern website without an SSL will be marked as non-secure.

Your website being marked as non-secure will impact your online presence.

We've also found that adding an improves a website’s online presence e.g. improves search engine keyword results as Google prefers websites with SSLs.

Therefore, if you don’t already have one setup we strongly advise that you add an SSL to your website.

Akismet Filtering

Akismet Filtering offers protection against unwanted comments on your product listings, news posts, blog posts and more. Akismet is free for non-commercial use, any commercial website that requires Akismet must pay for the service.

You can subscribe direct, or we can provide the service at a discounted rate.

Typekit Web Fonts

If during the design of your website you decide on a typeface that is not available for free, we will need to charge for the use of the service to enable the font/s to be embedded in your website.

The free Typekit font library is limited to 230 fonts, the full library includes all 2,450 fonts.

You can subscribe direct, or we can provide the service at a discounted rate.

Web ServiceMinimum registration periodMonthly Fee
SSL 1 year £5.00
Akismet Filtering 1 year £2.50
Typekit Web Fonts 1 year £2.00

All Web Service fees are ex VAT.