Hostwave

Managed hosting for designers & agencies.

WordPress custom installed, and guidance.

We cover all your hosting needs to grow your design agency!

As well as back-end support by real website experts when you get stuck or have a question.

18+ Years expertise.

99.9% Uptime.

Faster page loading speeds!

Daily backups.

Unlimited traffic.

Free SSL certifcate.

Our hosting packages for designers:

Premium hosting for designers by web developers.

We try to be as competitive as possible with our pricing, but:

1. Our focus is on keeping you consistently online.

2. Premium website support advice directly from our team of web developers.

3. We prioritise uninterrupted marketing efforts through our commitment to stability, availability, and lightning-fast speed.

Basic designer.

WordPress hosting package:

R249pm

Hosting includes:

Shop designer.

Woocommerce hosting package:

R449pm

Yes, that's less than shopify!
Hosting includes:

How is our hosting different?

Our WordPress hosting is specifically created for designers and design agencies.

We understand the intricacies of crafting the ideal website for our clients. That’s why we expertly pre-set the back-end to perfectly align with your client’s needs, ensuring a seamless and tailored online experience from the get-go.

Setup and management.

Expertly pre-installed WordPress and/or WooCommerce, tailored to your needs. Plus, benefit from our expert recommendations on best practices, ensuring your digital journey is set for success right from the start.

Website update support

Whether you have questions about your website or find yourself stuck during an update, we’re here to assist. Count on us for prompt and reliable support to navigate any website challenge you encounter.

Website health checkups.

Entrust us with your website’s technology – from keeping plugins and platforms up-to-date to offering expert recommendations on the best plugins to enhance your site. Let us handle the tech, so you can focus on design.

Still have questions?

Unfortunately no.  You will need to be a designer and have some understanding of how to work on WordPress, Elementor, and Woocommerce. We only supply you with the framework and back-end customisation – a designer will need to design the website.

In simple terms… We provide the back-end functionality and you do the design work.

Over the last 17+ years we have noticed a lot of design agencies working with free website tools that never solve their client needs. Many design agencies are great at design but lack the knowledge to properly set up a website and prepare it for SEO.

Our hosting for design agencies are aimed at designers who are in need of expert knowledge of correctly setting up a website for a client. We furthermore answer any questions you may have during your design process to guide you in merging your great design with a purpose built back-end.

We’ve got more than 17+ years of experience in not only wordpress, but also all forms of website coding. We are also SEO, SEM, Shopify, Woocommerce, HTML, CSS, and PHP coding experts.

We have not only completed work for clients in South Africa but also globally. We currently have clients in; SA, USA, UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Seychelles.

We are also open to any further assistance you might need. Should you need something custom coded for your client we offer hourly coding/development rates to assist you. But… Please do note these services are only available to designers and design agencies. We do not offer this to the general public.

We will answer any question from which plugins are the best to use, to tips and advice on best practices. All within our fair usage policy which will be provided once your application has been approved.

As part of our WordPress hosting packages our pre-install process is:

  1. Setup of your hosting environment.
  2. Installation of WordPress (streamlined for best usage and performance).
  3. Installation of Elementor website builder for designers (free version).
  4. Installation of a Header and Footer builder.
  5. Installation of Contact Form plugin.
  6. Installation of Recaptcha for contact forms.
  7. Basic SEO plugins pre-installed.
  8. Installation of Woocommerce and payment plugins* (package dependent and install only).
  9. Installation of Website Security.
  10. Setup of your access to the back-end.
  11. Answers to your questions.
  12. Guidance on any other plugins needed related to your client needs.
  13. Guidance on best practices for your website.
  14. Guidance on best practices for web design.

Important note – Support and questions for websites not hosted on your package with us are not included.

Also note that the pre-install is based on basic WordPress and basic Woocommerce. The below list is not included. We are however more than happy to assist with any custom work which can be quoted on at our hourly rates (or on monthly retainer if you join our partner program):

  • Custom CSS styling.
  • Custom Themes.
  • Custom coding.
  • SEO, SEM and any other form of online marketing.
  • Uploading and styling of content.
  • Page layouts according to your design mockups.
  • Payment gateway setups.
  • Linking to social media and social shops.
  • Anything Google related; submission to Google, Analytics setups, maps etc.

Except for the monthly hosting fee the only other fees will be:

  • your yearly domain name renewal fee.
  • in limited cases storage space over-usage fees. (But we will inform you before you are charged).
  • any custom work required from us (will be quoted upon first).

Domain names need to be renewed on a yearly basis to keep using them. This yearly fee depends on the domain type. The domain name renewal fees can be view here.

* PLEASE NOTE – The domain name registration fee is not included.

Not sure what to choose?

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0870 95 64 40