The only real difference is that the Simples Web Hosting Packages were designed for use primarily by clients who wanted us to design and build their websites for them. We wanted to be able to offer our web design clients affordable hosting packages that they could benefit from. Our preferred hosting partner solution offers additional web hosting packages aimed more at people who build their own websites, or would like to become resellers of web hosting in their own right.
Basically we have added further hosting packages to satisfy customers who are merely looking for web hosting options. Although we can provide hosting packages for our web design clients, we felt that it was helpful to give people much more choice when looking for web hosting. Our preferred web hosting options allow customers who are happy just to have better web hosting, faster speeds and great support, to opt for any of these choices if they would like to.
We believe that by offering customers alternatives for their web hosting requirements, they will be getting the best option available. Our preferred hosting provider has been in business since 2001, providing support and hosting to 1000's of happy customers.
Our preferred hosting partner solution offers excellent 24/7 support systems, and has the team behind them to deliver high end quality support and service to their customers, night or day. 123 Simples can only offer limited support for the web hosting packages it offers, albeit that our customers have never had reason to complain (yet).
Our preferred web hosting partners have the necessary web hosting infrastructure in place already. They have the facilities that customers require to make sure that their websites operate 99.9% of the time, and they have the support teams in place along with technical backups.
If I purchase a web hosting package from your preferred web hosting partner, am I covered by 123 Simples?
NO. All our preferred hosting packages that we make available through this website are governed and run by that particular web hosting provider. Your contract, payments, terms of hosting, etc will be all dealt with through the preferred hosting partner. They alone will be solely responsible for any issues that you may have, and for any support enquiries.
Cheap does not mean better. Our preferred web hosting provider is in our opinion very well priced and offers a lot more than some of the better known web hosting names. That is why we are happy to recommend them.
If by that do you mean can they host websites from customers anywhere in the world, then the answer is YES. 123 Simples will only offer web hosting to UK or US based customers, whereas our preferred web hosting provider can provide web hosting for anyone living in any country.
NO - Our web hosting providers servers are Windows based only.