• WordPress Web Hosting Options

  • In general, a live website consists of:

    • a domain name (yearly cost),
    • web hosting (monthly or yearly cost), and
    • website design/development (usually, project-based cost).

    A lot has changed in the world of web marketing since iBeFound started creating local business websites back in 2014. To stay competitive in today's marketplace, the performance of your local business website needs to be monitored on a regular basis.

    As such, effective 1st April 2021, our iBF Managed Hosting plan will be gradually phased out. It is no longer available for new website designs or for website redesigns.

    Instead, website hosting is now part of our new and improved iBF Managed Hosting PLUS plan which includes a focus on Google Rank Tracking and Performance Optimisation.

  • Managed Hosting for WordPress Websites

    DIY Unmanaged Hosting is best for those who have some technical knowledge AND the time to spend on tinkering with the technical side of WordPress maintenance.

    Most local business owners want to focus on running their business. Our iBF Managed Hosting PLUS plan is for those who value their time and who understand that certain things are best left to the experts!

    The table below provides a side-by-side comparison of these different WordPress hosting options.

  • iBF Managed HostingiBF Managed Hosting PLUSDIY Unmanaged Hosting
    Reliable Cloud HostingYOU research and choose a web host
    SSL Setup & RenewalsYOU do it OR you Hire Someone
    Automated Daily BackupsYOU do it OR you Hire Someone
    WordPress Updates / UpgradesYOU do it OR you Hire Someone
    Theme / Plugin UpdatesYOU do it OR you Hire Someone
    Uptime Monitoring 24/7YOU do it OR you Hire Someone
    Hacking Detection / PreventionYOU do it OR you Hire Someone
    Troubleshooting IssuesYOU do it OR you Hire Someone
    Expert Tech SupportYou hire someone
    Google SERPs TrackingYOU do it OR you Hire Someone
    Performance OptimisationYOU do it OR you Hire Someone
    Periodic SEO AuditYOU do it OR you Hire Someone
    Monthly Performance ReportsYOU do it OR you Hire Someone
    FREE Conent TweaksYOU do it OR you Hire Someone
    FREE Disaster RecoveryYOU do it OR you Hire Someone
    COST *Being Phased Outfrom $60 +GST (monthly)Depends on the above
  • * IMPORTANT NOTE
    Website makeovers and changes are NOT included in the iBF Managed Hosting plans.
    Please see the Post-Launch Marketing Website Support page for info about website upkeep.

  • Features included in
    iBF Managed Hosting PLUS

  • Reliable Cloud Hosting

    Your website will utilise Google's proven cloud hosting services and will be housed in our nearest Google SSD-based server located in Sydney, Australia.

  • Unmetered Storage

    We understand that, as a CMS, WordPress needs space to grow. You can focus on growing your business knowing that your web hosting will grow with you.

  • Auto SSL Certificate

    To add an extra layer of security and trust to your site, we install an auto-updating SSL certificate. This converts your URL from unsecure, http:// to secure, HTTPS://

  • Automated Full Backups

    "Better safe than sorry!" with automated daily backups in place. These include your all important WordPress database - the brain of your website.

  • WP Updates & Upgrades

    To make sure your website software is always up-to-date, we'll update/upgrade the WordPress core, your theme, and any associated plugins as needed.

  • Uptime Monitoring

    What good is a website that has gone down? As good as an employee sleeping on the job - no good to you! So, we have measures in place to keep an eye on things.

  • GSC Creation & Setup

    Google Search Console (GSC) or Google Webmaster Tools is a free service offered by Google that helps you monitor and maintain your site's presence in Google Search results. We'll help you get setup with it.

  • XML Sitemap Submission

    An XML sitemap is a special sitemap that is only used by search engines like Google so that they can correctly index your website. We'll create and submit your XML sitemap to Google via GSC.

  • Expert Technical Support

    You're an expert at your business, we're experts at ours! We take care of the technical behind-the-scenes stuff to keep your website running smoothly so that you can focus on what you do best.

  • SERPs Tracking

    We monitor / track a variety of relevant keywords. This allows us to see how well your website is doing in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages).

  • Performance Optimisation

    Periodically, appropriate updates are made to your website to improve its performance. Advanced SEO is NOT included, but is an available addon service.

  • Periodic SEO Audit

    From time to time, we will do a top to bottom SEO Audit of your website and provide suggestions for any needed improvements.

  • Monthly Reports

    Google SERP Ranking report is compiled and emailed to you on a monthly basis. You can also receive monthly Google Analytics and Google Search Console reports.

  • FREE Content Tweaks

    For when you need MINOR changes to be made to the CONTENT of your website and you have neither time nor desire to do them yourself.

  • FREE Disaster Recovery

    If you mess up your website while making updates, we can restore one of your daily backups and get your website back online within 24-48 hours.

  • NOTES:

    • iBF Managed Hosting PLUS services are ONLY available for Marketing Websites hosted on OUR servers.
    • We do NOT provide any maintenance / management service for clients with self-hosted websites.
    • Choose the DIY Unmanaged Hosting option IF and ONLY IF you are prepared to manage your WordPress hosting yourself OR you are prepared to pay extra to hire someone to manage it for you.