Wind-Powered Managed Hosting

Managed Hosting

Avec offers secure, reliable and managed hosting, using servers in specialised and highly secure datacentres. These centres have very high-speed internet access and are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and servers themselves have built-in backup and redundancy to ensure that any downtime is extremely unlikely.

We offer two managed hosting packages.

Managed Basic Hosting

Avec’s basic hosting packages include:

  • proactive management and accessible, personalised support
  • environmentally-friendly hosting
  • domain registration and renewal fees
  • managed DNS services
  • unlimited* web space
  • unlimited* data transfer
  • server-side configuration of Google Apps (recommended) or POP3/IMAP mail accounts
  • full web hosting control panel
  • easy-to-use site backup utilities
  • detailed web statistics

* Please note that unlimited services are subject to 'reasonable use'.

Managed CMS Hosting

Our CMS hosting packages apply to websites running Drupal, Joomla, or WordPress content management systems.

In addition to all the features of the basic hosting package, the CMS hosting includes:

  • core and third-party component CMS updates and security patches (Drupal, Joomla and WordPress only — please enquire about other systems)
  • managed offsite backups
  • bundled cPanel-based SSL certificate (fully accredited certificate available for discounted rate of £65 per year)

Environmentally-Friendly Hosting

windpoweredhostingData centres and web hosting use electricity. Often, a lot of electricity. We, like our customers, are concerned about the environmental impact of this energy use, and want to speed development of a more sustainable, low-carbon, renewable energy economy.

Therefore, in addition to using energy efficient hosting technologies, Avec has partnered with data centres that are either completely off grid (powered by 100% wind energy) or alternatively matching 150% percent of the electricity they use with renewable energy in the form of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). This commitment will ensure that for every kilowatt hour of electricity used to host your website, another one and one-half kilowatt hours of electricity are generated by renewable energy projects and delivered to the power grid.

Not-for-Profit and Volume Discounts

We offer not-for-profit organisations a subsantial discount on our hosting rates.

Significant discounts also apply for additional domains registered by the same client, whether for separate websites or for use as domain 'aliases'.