Hosting Services

Let Author Branding Essentials take care of setting up and hosting your WordPress blog.  You will have full access to your wp site and full functionality (You do not have full functionality with Free or Premium WordPress.com sites).

Basic Services & Prices:

None of these prices include development, design, or maintenance of your website.

  • Basic WordPress Setup, plus Domain & Hosting: $50 setup + $9.00 per month (includes Limited Management & Maintenance) OR $15.99 per month (with Basic Management & Maintenance)*
  • Advanced Setup w/Domain & Hosting: $100 setup + $9.00 per month (includes Limited Management & Maintenance) OR $15.99 per month (with Basic Management & Maintenance)
  • Basic WordPress Setup on YOUR hosting: $75  (one time fee)
  • Advanced WordPress Setup on YOUR hosting $125 (one time fee)

Package Definitions & Inclusions

Domain & Hosting

We will register your domain name (through Author Branding Essentials), and host your website.  You do not have to mess with any “back of the house” setting up or maintaining of hosting.  You will be sent the link and username/password information to access your WordPress installation and have complete access to that.  We will not keep your wp access information on file after initial setup.

Basic WordPress Setup:

We perform a basic WordPress setup on our hosting platform.  You will be sent the link and username/password information to access your WordPress installation and have complete access to that.  We will not keep your wp access information on file after initial setup.

The basic setup is exactly that.  You get the templates that come standard with the WordPress installation (we install the latest update of the software).  Beyond that, themes, plugins, designs, are 100% under your control. As with all WordPress.org installations you have access to their repository of themes and plugins through the admin panel of  your site.

Domain, Hosting, Advanced WordPress Setup:

We will get you started with 20 pre-installed themes, all of the basic plugins and tools we offer to our design clients, including anti-spam, security, newsletter plugin,  book page builder, and easy to use page builder.  Activating and utilizing the themes and plugins are up to you.    As with all WordPress.org installations you have access to their repository of themes and plugins through the admin panel of  your site.  (Installation does not include any pages (beyond the first sample page), posts (beyond the first sample post), design, further development, or maintenance.  If you would like your website developed and designed, please check out our website design packages.  1 Free Year of Hosting & Domain Registration is included in our full design package.)

 


Don’t want to continue with us at the end of the year?  We will transfer your domain name to your ownership, you pay only the fees your new hosting provider charges and any fees we incur to transfer.  We are sorry, but you can’t take your full website with you, however there are free importation/exportation that will allow you to move your pages & blog posts without moving your entire site.  If you choose to move at the end of your year, we will consult with you on the best options.  

If you choose to move before the year is up, no refunds on domain name or hosting will be made.  (There will likely be charges associated with transferring your domain name to your name).