We Migrate You For Free
Our team handle everything for you with free concierge migrations along with basic site speed optimisation helping you pass Google’s Core Web Vitals test.
100% Australian Based Servers
Our hosting is based in Australia so your customers get the fastest possible load times.
High Speed & High Performance
A fast loading website is critical! You know yourself if a website loads really slowly you’re much more likely to click away
Built With Business In Mind
Based in Australia
Our hosting physically located in Australia which means your Australian visitors get the fastest possible load times.
Hourly Website Backups
Hourly offsite backups ensure your data is fully protected. You also have the option to run your own backups to common offsite storage such as Dropbox, Amazon or FTP.
Free SSL Certificates
All plans come with unlimited free SSL certificates powered by Letsencrypt.org. If you’re not running HTTPS yet we’ll convert your site across to HTTPS for FREE!
Cloudflare CDN Setup Included
A CDN means your website is delivered by hundreds of servers around the world. This means your site is capable of handling 100s and 1000s of website visitors at once and is lightning fast worldwide, not just in Australia.
We don’t artificially cap your website speed because you’ve had too many visitors in a day and we don’t hit you with unpredictable extra traffic and bandwidth charges.
Search Engine & SEO Friendly
Our platform is built from the ground up to be search engine friendly and includes advanced SEO audit tools to help you rank higher in Google.
Regular Maintenance Done For You
Our intelligent smart updates system handles WordPress patches & updates for you, ensuring your site is fast, secure & stable. Updates are fully tested before being deployed to minimise the risk of issues occuring.
Fast & High Performance
You know it yourself, if a website is slow to load then there’s a high probability you’ll click away and go elsewhere. Our platform is lightning fast AND can handle 1000s of visitors at a time.
Advanced Management Console
You have direct access to your management console so you can make changes directly. You can also do things like create staging sites, do backups and restores and much more!
Business & Commercial Focussed
We’re business focussed and understand that your website is a key part of the sales and marketing systems in your business. Our platform is built specifically for hosting business websites with a strong focus on speed, SEO and stability.
Business Grade Firewall Protection
You might be surprised to learn that most hosting doesn’t actually include a firewall. We host your website behind a business grade firewall which protects you from hackers, viruses & other common threats. We also scan your site daily for viruses, hacks and malware.
We’re Woocommerce friendly and happy to host your online store. Our team have deep experience with tuning and tweaking Woocommerce for maximum speed, performance and stability.
No-Nonsense, No Gimmicks, No Surprise Fees or Charges
We’re no-nonsense and we don’t like tacky gimmicks and sleazy sales tactics. We do what we stay we’re going to do and won’t slug you with sneaky surprise charges and fees.
We’re business people and built this solution for business people just like you. When you host your website on our platform we effectively partner with you. We’re in this for the long haul so it’s important to us that our business relationship is WIN WIN.
A Truly SEO & Search Engine Friendly Platform
Unlike many providers, our hosting is configured in a search engine friendly way. This gives you a solid foundation to build your search engine optimisation (SEO) efforts on top of and give you that important edge over your competition when it comes to your Google rankings.
Our platform also includes SEO tools to help you uncover problems and opportunities that help you rank higher and get more website visitors.
FAST, High Performance, Rugged, Robust & Reliable
There is absolutely no question about it, a slow loading website hurts your business. I’m sure you already know it yourself, when a website is slow to load or unreliable, there’s a good chance you’ll click away and go elsewhere before it finishes loading up.
We’ve combined multiple technologies from cutting edge vendors such as Cloudflare and Redis to ensure your website loads lightning fast, not just in Australia, but worldwide. Websites hosted on our platform can handle 1000s of visitors at once AND have rock solid reliability.
Done-For-You WordPress Patching & Updates
WordPress is a piece of software that’s not much different to the software running your Microsoft Windows PC, your Macbook and your iPhone or Android Phone. You probably apply regular patches and software updates to your phone right? Your WordPress website needs patches too!
Our technology stack automatically manages WordPress patches and plugin updates. Before deploying updates they’re automatically tested on staging site with before and after screenshots taken and only if the update deploy successfully with no layout changes and no errors logged will it be deployed.
Brendan and the team did a phenomenal job of switching over our web hosting.
Not only is our site faster and more secure, they also assisted with some other small changes to the site to accelerate our SEO ranking.
Their hosting and security services cannot be beat. If I could give them more than 5 stars then I would – because they always go above and beyond to make sure the service they provide you far exceeds expectations. For premium website hosting to sustainable SEO practices – there’s no one I’d rather work with.
I’ve been using Brendan & his team for more than 5 years now. Their professional recommendations for my businesses, my client’s businesses and the provision of training and support have always been spot on. I have no hesitation in recommending the professional services at The Search Engine Shop to others and do so on a weekly basis.
How To Get
Reach out and let us answer any questions you have
If you’re visiting our site for the first time you’re probably going to have some questions. Please email [email protected]
If you’re visiting during business hours, try the Live Chat on the bottom right hand corner of this page.
Decide which plan suits your business best
We offer 4 different plans depending on your specific business needs. If you’re unsure you can always start on our entry level plan and then upgrade later if need be.
If you scroll down the page a little further you’ll see a comparison of our plans and the pricing options. You can pay monthly or yearly. Most of our customers choose the yearly option as it gives you a 20% discount!
Complete the checkout process
Once you’ve decided which plan you want, click the Sign Up button and complete the checkout process.
Once you’ve completed the checkout we’ll send you instructions on what we need from you in terms of logons and explain the next steps.
We schedule your migration and get you live!
Once we have the information we need from you we schedule a migration time that works for you and your business. We migrate your site for free and 99 out of 100 migrations happen without a downtime window. If there needs to be a downtime window we can schedule this for after-hours. Once you’re migrated across we’ll help you decommission any old hosting services you no longer require.
Prices in AUD – Australian Dollars. All payments are processed securely on our SSL encrypted site. We accept Paypal, Visa, Mastercard & Amex (processed by Stripe) and Bank Transfer by GoCardless. Prices quoted are excluding 10% GST. GST is only applicable for Australian customers, GST does not apply to customers outside Australia.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions about our hosting. We’ve also included audio answers with a little more detail and explanation (you’ll see there is a play button under most questions).
If there’s a question we haven’t answered for you, email [email protected] or use the livechat in the bottom right hand corner of the page.
What are the traffic quota and storage limits?
There’s no traffic quota and we don’t do any weird metering on number of visitors or other obscure metrics. All our plans include unlimited traffic quota and if something seems off with your traffic patterns we’ll be reach out to your to discuss.
Storage quotas differ based on your on plan.
What payment methods do you accept & do you accept bank transfer payments?
We accept Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Bank Transfer. Credit cards are processed by Stripe and bank transfer payments are processed by GoCardless. Paypal can also process payments by bank transfer.
Do you do email hosting?
No we don’t do email hosting. Email and web hosting are two completely different services and email is usually best handled by your IT support provider as there’s usually a device configuration component to making email hosting work reliably.
The cloud email providers we recommend are Google Gsuite (generally best for Mac users) , Microsoft Office 365 (generally best for Windows users), Zoho Mail and Protonmail.
Which plan should I choose?
It depends of what your needs are in terms of disk space and performance required. Typically if you have a Woocommerce site or high traffic site our Power Hosting and Pro plans are the most appropriate.
If you have a brand new site with low traffic or are a solo operator our Economy Hosting is probably the best option.
Do you backup my website?
Yes! We do hourly offsite backups powered by Acronis. You have direct access to backups and can queue a restore from the admin console. You can restore a single file right up to an entire site.
You can also create your own one-off backups and configured scheduled backups to your own offsite locations including Dropbox, FTP, Amazon S3 and Google Drive -> we strongly recommend you run your own offsite backups alongside ours so you hold a copy of your site.
Do you support Woocommerce?
Yes! If you’re getting a reasonable number of orders through your site (say 20-50 per day) or reasonable number of visitors you’d probably be best served by our larger plans.
Our higher plans have more processing power which will speed up your Woocommerce backend and things like order management and also database heavy operations like cart and checkout.
Our platform also includes advanced caching such as Redis Object Caching which is a type of database caching and helps speed up all aspects your Woocommerce site.
Do you offer SSL certificates?
Yes we offer FREE Letsencrypt SSL certificates and optional upgrades to paid certificates. You can also install your own certificates.
Do you offer discounts?
You can save 20% on our plans by paying yearly
Do you apply WordPress updates?
Yes our smart updates system can safely update your WordPress core, plugins and theme files. It can be disabled if you want to do updates manually and can also be operated manually.
The system will clone your site automatically, take screenshots of the site, test the updates on the new cloned staging site and compare the before and after screenshots and log files to ensure no errors before applying patches on the live site.
The system can also do all the testing automatically and wait for you to approve updates first before applying them.
What does the speed optimisation and free migration include?
We migrate all sites for free and configure them in a best practices format including configuration page caching, lazy loading, Cloudflare DNS hosting, image optimisation and much more.
Do you have a reseller or affiliate program?
Yes our affiliate program offers recurring payments from 10-30% commission from 2-4 years of referral signup with a 30 day cookie window.