Premium Website Hosting (Upgrade)

Ideal security and performance upgrade to Site Essentials or Basics.  Designed especially for business-critical websites, e-commerce and heavier weight sites such as membership websites.

Premium WordPress Hosting

Improve your website speed and security

Do you wish your website was faster?

Let’s be honest, we all do.  A slow website puts visitors off and could be costing your business thousands.  Every extra second in loading time reduces conversions by 7%.  Google doesn’t like them either and will penalise the slowest sites.

However, did you know one of the biggest factors to website performance is the quality of the environment it is hosted on? What about security – can you be sure your risk of hacking is being minimised as much as possible?

While many websites are just fine on commodity shared hosting, if you are reading this then you are probably looking for something a little more suited to your business.

Superfast and super secure hosting for any sized business

Introducing Premium Hosting – our high end and affordable hosting upgrade to bring the higher performance and security benefits of our Site Management Plan to Site Essentials or Site Basics Plans.

Alongside blistering website hosting performance, there are enhanced security measures including Active Intrusion Prevention, Vulnerability Monitoring and centralised website log analysis to quickly spot issues.

Ideal security and performance upgrade to Site Essentials or Basics.  Designed especially for business-critical websites, e-commerce and heavier weight sites such as membership websites.

Built for Speed

  • We created our Premium Hosting platform using super fast Litespeed servers on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Servers.
  • The same technology can be seen powering the web’s biggest and fastest sites
  • Our advanced monitoring measures site speed every minute
  • Fewer websites per server ensures resources are always available to your site
  • Sprinkled with HTTP/2, static and database caching and other performance-enhancing tech

Security & Availability

  • Our sophisticated security monitoring helps keep you safe
  • Centralised error reporting keeps us in the picture for proactive support
  • Automatic server scaling adds new servers when they are needed to prevent downtime
  • The market-leading iThemes Security Pro plugin (worth £60) is included to improve site security

Fully Managed

  • Fully managed means we take care of everything for you (and protect from the baffling tech jargon)
  • The GorillaHub technical team are server and AWS experts. A support contract with Amazon provides backup if we need it
  • Our in-house tools have been specially developed to better support our clients
  • Our ServiceDesk support portal and Zoom calls are a convenient way to keep in touch

Our Platform

We’ve based our Premium upgrade on the technical platforms we operate for our corporate clients to create an affordable alternative to dedicated servers and self-managed VPS solutions.  Our aim is to offer a higher level of performance than a shared plan with an increased focus on security.

Automatic Threat Detection & Blocking: Our Host Intrusion Prevention System automatically detects and blocks attacks

Automated Backups: We perform daily backups, stored in redundant, off-site data centres for total peace of mind you can quickly recover from a disaster

PHP 7.4 and HTTP/2: Improve your  SEO, visitor retention and website conversions with these server speed boosters  – up to 3x more requests per second.

Monitoring: Every environment is monitored for security and performance issues

Free Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificates: We include an SSL certificate to encrypt your website and improve how Google ranks your site

Getting Started

1. Order online

Simply order online and set your Direct Debit up.  We’ll upgrade your plan and make arrangements to move your site

2. Setup

In readiness for the move to our Premium environment we need to:

  • Take a copy of your current site and install it on AWS
  • Test functionality and take a baseline performance report
  • Install and configure iThemes Security Pro
  • Set HTTP header security and test the site
  • Set up backups, security and monitoring checks
3. Migration

At the agreed time a DNS change will divert users to your site in its new home.  We’ll take another performance report to check everything is as it should be.

Whilst we have tried to include everything you need to know about our service, please get in touch if you have any questions.

92% of our clients stay with us after their first year because of our relentless focus on service 

Superb! From start to finish the guys keep me updated daily
Superb! From start to finish the guys keep me updated daily
David Burton, CEO, Total Market Solutions
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Attention to detail was key, and the guys were available at times to fit in with me and make me feel like a valued customer rather than so many other organisations when you are made to feel second rate and fit in with them! Highly recommended.
 I highly recommend them.
I highly recommend them.
Karen Meade, Director of Operations, Windsor Horse Rangers
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After years of trying to muddle through trying to fix our web-site issues on our own it was such a relief to partner with GorillaHub. They take all the hassle out of looking after and updating our web-site
Using Gorillahub has been the right choice
Using Gorillahub has been the right choice
Geoff Allen, Owner, Travallen Travel
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Whenever I’ve requested changes however small or large, the work has been carried out efficiently and professionally
 I would not hesitate to recommend them further.
I would not hesitate to recommend them further.Lauren Davey, D&M Kitchens
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We are a new customer who’s new website has just been uploaded and have no worries about our future with GorillaHub in regards to further additions/amendments to our website.
They made light work of what I initially thought was quite a tricky website
They made light work of what I initially thought was quite a tricky websiteJoe Tickner, Ascot Promotions
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The aftercare from GorillaHub is just as good as the attention and support you get throughout the build. I am so happy I chose GorillaHub for our website build.
All done with professionalism and humour.
All done with professionalism and humour. Pascal August, Move Mountains Travel
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GorillaHub have done and continue to do a great job for Move Mountains, from website development to site management packages and more.
Give your business website a boost with quality managed hosting
Making life harder for hackers
SSL as standard, iThemes security, intrusion prevention and a host of other security features help prevent hacking
Rocket Fuel for your site
HTTP/2, dynamic caching, auto-scaling Litespeed servers all help your site to be as fast as possible and active speed monitoring detects if it’s not
There for you. In person
Unlike our larger, faceless competitors, we pride ourselves on being a true technical partner for your small business. Dodge the annoyances of web chat and simple book a time to talk to us on video instead.
Why choose AWS?
Amazon Web Services is the market leader with over 40% market share. It offers over 70 cloud computing services enabling us to continue to innovate for our clients

FAQ’s, need help?

We’ve got you covered, browse our topics below or ask on chat

Q:  Can I order and pay online each month?
A:  Yes.  All plan payments are online via Direct Debit


Q:  Can I pay in full instead of Direct Debit?
A:  Sure. Drop us a message and we'll send you an invoice


Q:  Who actually owns the website?
A:  During the first year, we retain ownership of the site (not your content) until the balance is paid off.  At this point, website ownership transfers to you.


Q:  What happens after the first year?
A:  If you'd like us to continue managing, hosting and supporting your website then you'll move to a Care Plan.  If , instead, you are leaving us at that stage (we've not had one yet) we'll package and supply your site for you to transfer to your new provider. 


Q:  Are there any additional costs?
A:  No.  Our Website Plan prices are all published and fixed.  Should your requirements change during the build there may be additional work needed and this will be discussed with you at the time if it requires an adjustment to your monthly fee.

Q:  How long does it take to build a website?
A:  We can build a website in as little as a week.


Q:  Will my site look like my competitors?
A:  No, unlike some of our competitors, we don't limit your choices to a few generic templates.  We will customise every template to perfectly fit your brand.


Q:  Can I change the images?
A:  Of course, you can supply your own images and/or  find stock images you can use that will fit the design


Q:  Can I change the layout?
A:  Absolutely.  You have full control over how you'll site will look to make it perfectly fit your personality & brand. 


Q:  I don't have a brand (or I don't want to use it).  Is this a problem?
A:  It depends.  We can build using what you have already but you might want our designers to create something fresh and new, from a simple logo redraw up to a full rebrand.

Q:  Do I need to do any updates?
A:  No - and we recommend you don't as we'll review and test on a copy of your website where needed.


Q:  Are all plugins included?
A:  Yes, free plugins are included in all plans.  Premium (paid) plugins are installed with Site Management, Standard Website and Premium plans.


Q:  Do you look after security?
A:  Yes.  We take security very seriously and set it up to be as secure as is practical.  We keep a close eye on your site and should the worst happen, recover it as a priority.

Q:  How do I make changes to my website?
A:  You are free to make changes yourself to content to layouts using the Elementor builder, but with up to 60 minutes of support time available each month most of our clients ask us to do it.


Q:  How do I get support?
A:  Simply visit our ServiceDesk and log a request for our technical team to sort for you.


Q:  If I don't use my support time, does it rollover?
A:  No, your support time is reset monthly


Q:  What happens if I have outstanding changes to make and I run out of time?
A:  For routine changes, we'll finish them up for you, recording the additional time, (fair use applies). For bigger requests, we'll ask you to purchase some TimeBank to cover the work.


Q:  What can I ask for help with?
A:  Anything.  We can sort most issues out for you.  We cant help you lose weight, find a boyfriend, change a tyre or pick an anniversary present, however.

Q:  Is hosting included?
A:  Yes, hosting is included with all website and care plans.


Q:  Do you offer premium hosting
A:  Yes.  Our standard hosting used 20i and SiteGround but if you need extra speed we offer premium hosting on Amazon Web Services


Q:  Can I use my own hosting?
A:  Yes, but we may not be able to offer our full set of features, therefore we recommend we host your site.


Q:  Is an SSL certificate included or will it cost extra?
A:  Yes an SSL certificate is included and managed by us


Q:  Is email included?
A:  Yes it can be as an optional extra, we can set you up on Microsoft 365 for reliable business email

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Have a requirement you’d like to discuss?

We would love to have a chat, find out about your business and answer all of your questions from anything from technical support to a new website.