Guildford Web Services Ltd is a small company that specialises in affordable web hosting and WordPress consulting services that are geared to small businesses, whether they are Limited by Guarantee or sole trader. As we have less than two employees working at Guildford Web Services Ltd, we are in a good position in knowing how sole traders and small companies work within a tight budget, as well as all those other challenges that a small (or one man) company has on a day-to-day basis.
Sole traders and micro-entity companies do not generally need all the bells and whistles that the bigger web hosting and web design studios offer. Also, web site builders such as ‘Wix’ and ‘Squarespace’ are not geared to the UK market. With these, you are stuck with a ‘.com’ site, when really you want a ‘.co.uk’ or a ‘.org.uk’ which may be more suited to your needs – which we are able to offer in our web-hosting store.
We use WordPress as our favoured Content Management System (CMS), as it is very easy to upscale when your business needs to expand – companies like Sony Music and The Walk Disney Company use WordPress, which gives you an indication how big your site can become if need be, also, nearly 35% of sites on the Web are powered by WordPress (including ours!), so you are safe in the knowledge that it is an industry-standard, and that WordPress will be continually updated in the future.
Here are some examples of sites that Guildford Web Services are interested in designing for clients:
An Entertainer’s Site: Who needs his/her photo gallery there, possibly with a showreel that is uploaded to YouTube, a contacts page, and possibly a live feed from their Twitter account.
A Plumber: Who needs to describe his/her services, how much they charge, phone number, and qualifications, along with registered bodies as links.
An Online Store: That needs good stock control, complete with various payment gateways and that can be found via Google or Facebook
A Village Society: Which holds various events throughout the year, has a diary on the site that needs updating, with photo galleries that are uploaded regularly
What if I just want a hosting service for my website?
If it’s just hosting that you want, as you already have a website but are unhappy with your hosting service, Guildford Web Services can help with that too. Guildford Web Services will also be able to guide you through the migration process, and if it’s a ‘straightforward’ process then this can be done free of charge!
Also, unlike Wix, the site is yours, you can move it to another hosting service, you can also get someone else to redesign it for you. After all, you have paid us to make it, which also gives you the entitlement to change it and modify it the way you see fit. All we ask for is that when we design a WordPress theme or deploy a WordPress site that there is a backlink on the footer of your site that points people back to us – as this is one of our forms of advertising, as this backlink helps out Google ranking.