The techie page.

We try and keep the lingo to a minimum. But, if you’re interested in knowing some of our hosting specs, you’ll find them here. If you have absolutely no idea, nor interest in what domains and hosting are for, abort mission!

Or, if you’re curious and want to know more, we’ve laid it all out at the bottom of the page in the FAQs.

*Hosting and domain registration is included free in all WebMaster Plans >

BASIC

$20/month
  • 5GB RAID NvMe storage (12X faster than SSD!)
  • 1 email account
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • I/O speed 6MB/s (thats quick!)
  • 100% Aussie – Sydney data centre
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Daily automatic backups
  • Malware scanning software & DDoS protection
  • Daily server performance monitoring

STANDARD

$25/month
  • 10GB RAID NvMe storage (12X faster than SSD!)
  • 10 email accounts
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • I/O speed 6MB/s (thats quick!)
  • 100% Aussie – Sydney data centre
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Daily automatic backups
  • Malware scanning software & DDoS protection
  • Daily server performance monitoring

SUPER

$30/month
  • 20GB RAID NvMe storage (12X faster than SSD!)
  • unlimited email accounts
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • I/O speed 6MB/s (thats quick!)
  • 100% Aussie – Sydney data centre
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Daily automatic backups
  • Malware scanning software & DDoS protection
  • Daily server performance monitoring

Frequently Asked Questions

Web hosting is the hire of space on a dedicated computer to store your website files. When your customer types www.yourbiz.com into their browser, the domain name connects to this computer space and shows them your website.

This specialised computer (called a server) is connected to the internet 24/7 and has many backups and fail safes in place in case of crashes.

Yes! With every hosting account we include a FREE SSL certificate. What is that you ask? SSL stands for secure sockets layer, and is the green bar/padlock you see when you access secure websites like internet banking.

You might not be a bank, but these days Google penalise websites without SSL, so every site needs it. SSL also protects your email accounts should you wish to use this hosting for them too.

Yes! You can setup professional email accounts like yourname@yourbiz.com using your new domain and hosting account, easy peasy. Ask us how.

Our servers include automated hourly backups and we can most certainly help you recover your hacked/broken website, please contact us for a quote.

Please note however, that hosting-only plans on this page do not include site maintenance/software updates, which make your site vulnerable to attack.

You will either need to do those yourself, or consider upgrading to one of our WebMaster plans, which also include site recovery should you be hacked or make a mistake and break your site. See WebMaster plans here >

Thorn Creative is a web design agency first and foremost. We take great pride in ensuring that our hosting environment is setup to prevent security breaches and protect your digital assets. Therefore, our hosting and domain registration services are exclusive for our website design customers.

However, if you already have a WordPress website and would like TC to take over from a previous designer, we can migrate your site to our servers. Please contact us to arrange a free site audit and consult.

Your domain name is the name that you give your website, eg: www.yourbiz.com.au. Domains come in all shapes and sizes, but the most common end in .com or .com.au for Australian companies.

Once registered, your domain name can be used for your customers to find your website and for professional email accounts; like yourname@yourbiz.com.au.

When you register a domain name, you are required to provide some personal information, including your name, email, phone and address. With domain privacy, we ensure that this information is not made public, protecting you from an email inbox full of spam messages!

If you’re starting up a new company, domain registration should occur as soon as you have settled on a name, even if you’re not ready for a website. Especially international extensions like .com, .net and .org domains because anyone can register these, from anywhere in the world.

Make it SHORT. The shorter a domain name is the better, because customers will find it easier to remember when they see it in offline advertising (eg, the side of your car!).

Make it MEMORABLE. If you are using an acronym, try and make it less than four letters, unless it spells out another word.

Make it RELEVANT. Make it relevant to your product or service. This is a good option if you cannot find a variation of your company name that is available.

Beware of made up words or obscure business names like Google, Ikea etc. While they might be trendy and available to register, beware of how they will affect your advertising budget. You’ll need to spend more in the long term to explain to potential customers what you do, even before you pitch your services.

Avoid making it too similar to competitors. For example, if you register perthhandyman.com, but you have a competitor already registered as perthhandyman.com.au… Your radio advertising budget may end up sending customers to the wrong guy, simply by mistyping .au.

Need help? Sometimes finding a good domain name is the hardest part of getting online! Let’s get together and find something that ticks all the boxes!

If someone else has registered the domain name you want, you have a few things you can do.

Firstly, look up the domain name (type it in a browser!) and check if it is active. If the current registrant has ceased trading, you can try contacting them to transfer to you.

If they are actively trading, you’ll need to come up with another domain name.

Sometimes you will stumble across a domain name that is ‘for sale’ for a few thousand dollars. Unless you really, REALLY want that particular domain, it is not worth the expense. These are sneaky buggers that bulk register domains and then put them up for sale to make a massive profit. Some are legitimate, others are not. So take care!

If you need help with registering/choosing your domain name, please let us know!