What is Web Hosting & why do I need it?
Web hosting is how you make your website availalbe for people to see online. Just like you store files on your hard drive, you need to store your website files on a server.
Why should I use goBenevolent?
There are many hosting providers and options to choose from. Although it is easy to sign up for a hosting account, getting your site set up can be frustrating. goBenevolent provides hosting so you don't need to worry about setting up a SQL database, configuring an FTP account, making sure all your files are uploaded to the correct spot, setting up your nameserver at your registrar, and all the other technical things that will keep your site from gettting online quickly. Our approach is to provide everything you need to have a professional website all in one place.
How do I know if my website will be safe?
We take your website content seriously. We offer free daily backups of your site, so if you accidently delete something you shouldn't, we've got your covered. We also provide hack monitoring to keep out visitors trying to cause trouble. You can rest easy knowing your website is safe with us.
How much does it cost?
When you sign up for our web services, your first year of hosting is included. You'll need to renew your hosting acount each year. After the first year, it's just $15 a month or $150 a year to renew your hosting account.
Can I sign up for just a hosting account?
If you already have a website and are just looking for a hosting provider, you can host your website with us. If you would like to set up a hosting account with us, it will cost $15 a month or $150 a year. Contact us about getting a hosting account set up.
How much storage & bandwidth do I get?
At goBenevolent, we don't want you to worry about how many GB of bandwidth you get a month, and how much storage space you have on our server. Unless you try to make your site a streaming video repository (use Vimeo or YouTube instead) you don't have to worry about any limits. Our hosting will scale with your organization's needs.
What type of operating system do your server's use?
Our hosting accounts are on servers running Linux.
What hosting control panel do you provide?
Most users will never need to access their hosting account. For advanced users, our hosting accounts all come with cPanel, a leading hosting control panel interface. The cPanel interface is easy to use and understand. You can find out more about the cPanel interface here.
What If I decide to take my website to another host?
You are never obligated to keep you site hosted with us. And because your site content is built on commonly used platforms you'll be able to "take your website" with you if you choose to host somewhere else. But we don't think you'll want to. Our hosting is a simple solution that just works.