Once a domain name has been registered, it must be given a unique address where it
can be accessed. This process is known as hosting and is a service that Lancashire
Data Solutions can provide for a monthly or annual nominal charge. The charge is
dependant on a clients requirements based on the amount of server space (physical
size of the web site) and traffic (the amount of data sent and received by visitors
to the web site). The basic hosting fee commences from as little as £5 per month
for a non e-commerce web site.
Most web sites need some form of maintenance and updating. As part of our design
service, we can maintain your web site for a nominal charge dependent on level of
Prior to the design process, a web site will require registration of a domain name
which acts as a form of universal address. Lancashire Data Solutions will conduct
a domain name search to determine whether the domain name you want for your web site
is available for purchase.
Domain names can have many suffixes, the most common of which in the UK are either
.co.uk or .com indicating that a company is based in the UK or may have an international
presence. The suffix is only a guide and in some cases it may be worthwhile purchasing
a range of domain suffixes to prevent someone else from trading on your company or
organisation name. Lancashire Data Solutions will perform this task and register
the domain name(s) on your behalf. Registration costs from £10 per 2 years dependent
on suffix required.