Our hosting physically located in Australia which means your Australian visitors get the fastest possible load times.
Managed Daily Website Backups
Your website is a valuable business asset. Daily backups ensure your investment in this asset is fully protected – in fact we run two separate independent backup systems to ensure complete data protection.
Business Grade Firewall Protection
You might be surprised to learn that most hosting doesn’t actually include a firewall. We host your website behind a business grade firewall which protects you from hackers, viruses & other common threats.
Content Delivery Network (CDN)
A CDN means your website is delivered by hundreds of servers . This means your site is capable of handling 100s and 1000s of website visitors at once.
We don’t artificially cap your website speed because you’ve had too many visitors in a day and we don’t hit you with unpredictable extra traffic and bandwidth charges.
Search Engine Friendly
Our platform is built from the ground up to be search engine friendly and we include premium SEO plugins in all hosting packages.
We apply WordPress Core patches & security updates regularly to make sure your website is protected from the latest threats AND can optionally install WordPress plugin updates too.
Fast & High Performance
You know it yourself, if a website is slow to load then there’s a high probability you’ll click away and go elsewhere. Our platform is lightning fast AND can handle 1000s of visitors at a time.
There’s no storage limits on any of our plans so no need to worry about your website suddenly appearing offline because you’ve hit an artificial limit.
Free SSL Certificates
All plans come with unlimited free SSL certificates powered by Letsencrypt.org AND we’ll convert your site across to HTTPS for FREE!
We’re Woocommerce friendly and happy to host your online store. Our team have deep experience with tuning and tweaking Woocommerce for maximum speed, performance and stability.
We’re business focussed and understand that your website is a key part of the sales and marketing systems in your business. Our platform is built specifically for hosting business websites with a strong focus on speed, SEO and stability.
I was looking at my page with a developer today, and he was like "Wow this loads so fast!" 🙂
Australian Based Servers for Lightning FAST Load Times
Our data centre is based in Australia, at Rackspace in Sydney to be exact.
Through our in-person workshops and training, our services and one on one consulting we've worked with over 2000 Australian businesses in the last five years and right now actively manage the online assets of several hundred Australian businesses.
Your hosting is the foundation of everything you do online. Poor quality hosting means poor Google rankings, less calls and fewer new customer enquiries and that's definitely something you don't want right?
We couldn't find a good enough WordPress hosting platform in Australia so in 2011 we decided build our solution.
FAST, High Performance, Rugged, Robust & Reliable
There is absolutely no question about it, a slow loading website hurts your business. I'm sure you already know it yourself, when a website is slow to load or unreliable, there's a good chance you'll click away and go elsewhere before it finishes loading up.
We've combined multiple technologies from cutting edge vendors such as Cloudflare, MaxCDN and WPEngine to ensure your website loads lightning fast, not just in Australia, but worldwide. Websites hosted on our platform can handle 1000s of visitors at once AND have rock solid reliability.
A Truly SEO & Search Engine Friendly Platform
Unlike many providers, our hosting is configured in a search engine friendly way. This gives you a solid foundation to build your search engine optimisation (SEO) efforts on top of and give you that important edge over your competition when it comes to your Google rankings.
We also include premium Video and Local SEO plugins from the number #1 WordPress SEO plugin provider Yoast - that's $138 USD of extra value per year at no extra cost.
There's no question that good Google rankings are good for your business and what's good for your business is ultimately good for ours too!
No-Nonsense, No Gimmicks, No Surprise Fees or Charges
We're no-nonsense and we don't like tacky gimmicks and sleazy sales tactics. We do what we stay we're going to do and won't slug you with sneaky surprise charges and fees.
We're business people and built this solution for business people just like you. When you host your website on our platform we effectively partner with you. We're in this for the long haul so it's important to us that our business relationship is WIN WIN.
Regular WordPress Maintenance Included
WordPress is a piece of software that's not much different to the software running your Microsoft Windows PC, your Macbook and your iPhone or Android Phone. You probably apply regular patches and software updates to your phone right? Your WordPress website needs patches too!
Our business plan includes regular WordPress Core CMS Updates and on our higher level plans we include plugin updates too. This means we keep your site running as fast as possible, that it's secure and that it's kept up to date with the latest search engine and Google updates.
Secure with Free SSL Certificates
You’ll probably be surprised to hear that most WordPress hosting is not protected by a firewall at all. We protect your site behind a business grade firewall and include daily security scans to detect threats and problems.
Every plan also includes free Let's Encrypt SSL certificates and free conversion to SSL/HTTPS to ensure your site is secure and encrypted, protecting your valuable data and your customer’s data.
Who Are We?
Hi, I'm Brendan, Principal Consultant here at The Search Engine Shop.
We started this company in late 2008 as an SEO only company. Very quickly customers started asking for more and more and the business evolved to offer a suite of services for small businesses to help them rank higher and get more traffic from Google, get more new customers and grow their business using the power of the web.
Through our in-person workshops, our services and one on one consulting we've worked with over 2000 businesses since we started in 2008. Today we actively manage the online assets for several hundred businesses. Our clients range from solopreneur businesses doing $100k-$500k a year in revenue, right up to businesses doing several hundred million dollars a year.
About 80% of our clients are Australian businesses based all across the country and we have team members in Australia, Asia (Bangkok office coming soon) and North America.