Hosting & Cloud
A fast website with secure data is paramount to your businesses succeeding online. And if you want to continue to grow, you need a web host provider that can help with all the elements that affect a website’s functionality. That’s why Webics makes a smart choice. We provide fast, reliable hosting, domain names and business emails as well as a range of design and digital marketing options, so we have a deep understanding of what it takes for a website to perform to the best of its ability. All our services are based in Australia, as are our creative and technical teams because we believe in looking after local talent.
Easy Hosting Solutions For Business
Webics makes it easy to find the right hosting plan for your business. We offer a range of hosting options suited to all types of businesses, from small start-ups to online shops and large established businesses. Our team can offer you advice on how much disk space and memory your website requires to run efficiently and what your options are for upgrading when your business expands. All our hosting packages come with support, regular backups and theme updates included.
Greater Reliability With Cloud
If your site is frequently pushed offline by weak servers and unstable network connections, your business is losing money. Not only will customers not be able to view your website, make enquiries and purchase goods, but Google will start to penalise your site, leading to a drop in rankings. Our powerful and secure website hosting will keep your business website running smoothly with a guaranteed uptime of 99.9% and frequent, automatic backups of your data.
- SSL Certificates
- Domain Names
- Free Domain Transfer
- Email Options
- Free DNS Management
- Renewal Reminders
We Create Better Digital Experiences To Set Your Brand Apart
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an ABN to register .com.au domains?
Not necessarily, but there are strict eligibility criteria you need to meet. To register a .com.au address you need to supply one of the following:
- ABN (Australian Business Number)
- ACN (Australian Company Number)
Should I Get a .com or a .com.au domain?
If your business is based in Australia with predominantly Australian customers, it is best to register a .com.au domain and host it on an Australian server. The .com.au extension tells your customers you are an Australian based business and that you can be trusted. This is particularly important if you are just starting out. There's nothing stopping you from registering the .com domain as well in case you wish to use it in the future.
What Can I Do If Someone Else Has The Domain Name I Want?
Not much. If a domain name has already been registered you can not apply for that domain until the registration expires. Your only option is to use the WHOIS database to access the contact information of the registrant. You can then negotiate directly with them if you are lucky enough to get a response, and they are willing.
Can I Reserve A Domain Name That Is Already Taken?
No. Your only option is to wait for the domain to expire and try to register it once it becomes available or contact the registrant via the WHOIS database.
How Many Domain Registrations Can I Have?
As many as you want as long as you meet the general eligibility guidelines.
Can I Buy A Domain Name Without A Website?
Yes. You do not have to use your domain until you want to. Webics offers a free domain parking service so you can secure your domain/s today and think about how you may want to use them in the future.
I Forgot To Renew My Domain. What Happens Now?
If you have forgotten to renew your domain you have 30 days to get it back. After your.au domain expires, there is a 30 day grace period during which you can still renew it. After this period, the domain becomes inactive and can be registered by anyone (including one of your competitors!) If your domain expires anything linked to the domain (such as a website or emails) will also cease to function until it is renewed. For your peace of mind, Webics sends out a reminder that the domain is due for renewal 90 days before the due date.
Do You Include Support With Your Hosting?
Yes, all our hosting packages come with support included. Your support needs will vary depending on the type of business you have and its size. Our technical team can talk you through our inclusion and which package is best for your business.
What Is SSL?
In simple terms, SSL is that extra 's' you see after the 'http' and it means any data you share with that particular website is secure and encrypted. We provide free SSL certificates with all our hosting plans because we know how important they are. Your website will rank higher if you have an SSL certificate and your customers will feel more confident interacting with your website.
In which Country Is Your Hosting Based?
Our servers are located in Australia. This means your website will load faster than websites hosted on overseas servers and give your users a better experience.
How Do I Transfer My Website To Your Server?
Webics requires the login details for your current hosting, then we will log in and transfer the hosting across into our management system. If you have any difficulties, our support team is here to assist.
How Much Disk Space Do I Need?
Your disk space requirements will depend on how big your website is. However, most websites do not require over 15 GB of storage. As a rough guide, a website with 100 pages will need approximately 350 MB and a website with 1000 pages will need approximately 5GB of disk space.
What Is Bandwidth And How Much Do I Need?
Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data that your website can transfer to users over a set period of time. If your website has a lot of high-resolution images, video and audio files, you will need a higher bandwidth than someone with a text-based website. Webics includes unlimited bandwidth in all our hosting plans so you don't have to worry.
How Much Does Google Workspace Cost?
We charge the same price as Google - $8.40+GST per user per month for Google Workspace Basic and $16.80+GST per user per month for Google Workspace Business. Additional support can be charged hourly or with a support plan.
How Is Google Workspace Different From A Free Gmail Address?
Google Workspace allows you to have a professional email address – YourName@yourcompany – as well as group email addresses so your whole team can see an email if they need to. Google Workspace also comes with a guaranteed 99.9% uptime, extra security options, more storage and administrative control for user accounts.
Can I Migrate My Old Emails Into Google Workspace?
Yes, we charge a fee based on the number of accounts that need to be moved across.
What Apps Are Included In Google Workspace?
The most popular apps include Calendar, Docs, Drive, Chat and Meet. View the full list of applications included with Google Workspace.
Can I Upgrade From Google Workspace Basic To Google Workspace Business?
Yes, you can upgrade your basic plan to a business plan at any time. Just contact us to change the plan.
Can I Have More Than One Email Address?
Yes, you can create multiple email aliases such as contact@yourcompany or customerservice@yourcompany
What Is Hosting?
Every website you've ever visited is hosted on a server. It's where all the files that make up your website (images and code etc) are stored. In a sense, you are renting space for your website's files from a web host, so that when a user types in your domain name, the web host's server sends those files back to the user's browser in a viewable form.
What is Cloud Hosting?
In a traditional hosting set up, your website is hosted on a single server in a single location. With cloud hosting, that single physical server is divided into multiple virtual servers, so instead of having all your data stored on a single machine, it is spread out across different machines in different places that are all connected together.
What Are The Benefits Of Cloud Web Hosting?
Cloud technology outperforms traditional dedicated servers because it:
- is more reliable
- offers increased scalability
- keeps your data more secure
- saves you money
- is incredibly fast
Should I Back Up My Site?
Yes. Thousands of websites are hacked every day. Data loss can be devastating, so it is essential that you have a copy of your content and data to avoid permanent loss. All of our hosting plans are backed up automatically using an application named “Acronis”. Backups are run hourly and will merge to different times spread across the 30 day retention period so it works out to:
- 24 hourly backups
- 7 daily backups
- 5 weekly backups
- 2 monthly backups
What Is The Difference Between A Domain Name and Hosting?
Your domain name is your online business address and an important part of your brand. Hosting involves a server that stores your website's files. To have a visible website on the internet you need both a domain name and hosting. You can buy them from two separate companies, but for ease of management, we highly recommend you keep them with the same company.
How Do I Get An Email Address With My Domain Name?
With Webics it's easy. We can set up one or multiple professional email addresses using your domain name. You can customise your address/es as well as set up multiple aliases to point to the same account.