Hosting is a commodity. Why should I use MadRiverWeb.com?
- We specialize in hosting and have the software, platforms, tools and experience to create the results you need, and as they impact SEO. We set up your accounts keeping marketing, promotion, and strategy in mind for best results.
- We can work more quickly on our own platforms, saving you development time.
- With premium hosting, access to additional features and software tailored to your needs such as databases, admin consoles, custom scripting, password protected directories, on-line ordering, eCommerce. (Implementation of additional features and functionality is normally an additional development and/or hosting cost.)
- Assistance and guidance with domain name registrations or transfer (please, let us do it for you) and DNS.
- A link from our website for search utility indexing.
- Personal service during business hours, emergency tech support.
- Basic or WordPress hosting on Siteground. Our platform includes the highest tier of resources and priority support.
- WP Engine performance hosting, on a shared network (multi-site, similar to being on WordPress.com). Cost savings (see “Basic WordPress” options below), great performance, vetted plug-ins, site not as easily transferable as if stand-alone, no FTP access. Great for the small business that can update their site and would have us make improvements and manage functionality.
- WP Engine performance hosting, stand-alone installation. Premium cost, great performance, full access to plug-ins, SFTP access as needed. Great for the business with WordPress development experience and/or more flexible functionality needs.
Pricing Levels (invoiced quarterly or yearly):
- Basic, $150 per year: hosting, no domain email (email provided elsewhere)
- Basic with email, $222 per year: hosting, domain email and/or aliases
- Basic WordPress, $180 per year: hosting, no domain email
- Basic WordPress with email, $252 per year: hosting, domain email and/or aliases
- Premium, $105 per quarter or $420 per year: moderate bandwidth usage, domain email added as needed per below
- DNS and domain email aliases (or one account), $110 per year (website hosted elsewhere)
- Domain email accounts, $72 per year each: webmail, spam filtering, unlimited aliases (within reason)
- Domain email aliases unlimited (within reason), $72 per year, spam filtering
Development rates apply and third party service rates if applicable.
Set-up, $40 to $160.
Non-Profit Website Hosting
Mad River Web and Mad River Consulting are committed to supporting the Mad River Valley and Vermont. We will consider providing non-profit organizations that serve the community either free or half-price hosting with a link to our website (setup fee may apply).
Set-up, includes the following as necessary, $40 to $160
- Retrieval (from current server, if FTP info available, or with migration plugin) and upload of your existing website to server.
- Email alias mapping.
- Registration/transfer of domain name(s) at current pricing (one year added to transferred registrations) using our choice of registry. NOTE: Domains ending in other than “.com” (TLD) may cost more from registry and will be priced accordingly. For example, “.org” and “.net” domains are slightly higher price.
- SSL cert(s), included on all websites.
What you don’t get:
- Unwanted ads on your website.
- A website control panel or user interface where you have to struggle through your own administration (unless you prefer to).
- A faceless support or administrative staff with no personal relationship to your account, incorrect and impossible-to-correct issues with your account.
- Expired domain names, unexpected website disappearance (if we are the administrative contact for your domain).
Limited services (if you need to discontinue your website temporarily or permanently):
- Domain email account(s) or alias(es), pricing TBD
- Domain name parking or forwarding
Platform / Hosting Maintenance
We will perform plugin, theme, WordPress, and platform software version updates as needed, roughly a few times per year, or each quarter, or when notified of a vulnerability. Time is included in hosting plan for plugins and themes specified by MadRiverWeb. Time will be charged for unexpected results beyond our control, including restoring a backup if needed.
Please see our terms.
See additional information about securing a domain name and why you should let us do it.
View Projects and Client References.
Pricing and terms are subject to change without notice. Updated 2/28/23.
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