SDJ Hosting - Heart Based Hosting
You Can Relax Knowing that We’ve Got Your Back!
You’ll want someone there to throw you a lifeline when you press the S.O.S button … and know the person picking up on the other end is technically equipped with the knowledge to help you, there and then.
Why Business Is Personal And Relationships Matter
Numbers are only part of the equation.
If you can’t get the people around you to support you and your strategy, you won’t succeed. Business is personal, because we each crave a deeper connection with our work, a connection that transcends position and power and money, a connection in which we meet needs and create something of value. We all want to be valued and recognized. And we like to know that we are making a difference when we put our heart and soul into something.
Our work reflects our personal lives, and our personal lives reflect our work. It’s this basic foundational principal that we built SDJ Hosting on. Having a connection to our work brings our heart to what we do.
Our platform, YOUR vision.
We focus on bringing your imagination, skills, and business to life.
You need to choose a plan that you can afford, but you also need to choose a plan that will give your business the best chance of success. For many of you, that price point will fall somewhere in the middle. With website hosting, you get what you pay for. Remember: the cheaper the hosting you choose, generally speaking, the lower quality it will be. Cheap hosting tends to cut corners such as: no auto SSL, slow page loading time, the risk of low SEO rankings, bad user experiences, reduced protection for data leaks, poor customer service, constant offline mode and overcrowded servers to allow the hosting company to make more profit. This can dramatically impact the performance of your site.
Higher-cost hosting, on the other hand, is usually more flexible and includes advanced features such as resource isolation – meaning you won’t share resources with other sites. This ensures your site stays online during traffic surges. Whatever you choose, select an option that offers the right price, flexible features, and much-needed support.
Starting a website for the first time can be overwhelming. With so many different elements to deal with, the last thing you want is to have to spend a lot of time learning, and fall victim to overwhelm. SDJ Hosting is here to help and support you!
Why Choose SDJ Hosting?
Our High Speed Cloud Hosting Packages
Beta Testing SDJ Hosting Package Offers
The Start Package
The Start package is a basic package where we offer you server space and you can utilize it in whatever way fits your business model. Easily deploy, stage, and update your favorite apps with 1-Click: like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, and an additional 446 other applications.
All of our packages offer High Speed Cloud Web Hosting as well as a FREE SSL Certificate, FREE LiteSpeed Web Server and FREE SSD storage.
We also offer auto installers that make installing content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla a breeze (it takes less than five minutes!)
We guarantee 99.9% website Uptime (most providers claim 99.9% Uptime, but if you read the “fine print”, it’s network or server uptime, not actual website uptime) Also, with High Speed Cloud Web Hosting, you will not encounter constraints from a “physical” server configuration, and your package is quickly scalable as your site grows.
You can sleep soundly knowing all of your data is automatically backed up each night and you have the ability to restore this from right inside of your cPanel.
For those of you with the know-how and desire to be involved in the nuts & bolts of your technology, this Start package is for YOU!
$275 Annual (1 month Free)
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The Build Package
The Build package is for those who want to hit the ground running. We will install and configure WordPress and the below listed FREE and premium plugins (like the Astra Pro plugin) and a stunning library of pre-built templates. Instead of designing a website from scratch you can import Starter Templates with a few clicks and customize them in your own way.
For those of you who want a ready-made “container” so you can begin focusing on content-creation right out of the gate, this Build package is for YOU!
In addition to everything in the Start package, we have provided a selection of our recommended typical Plug-ins, installed for you for FREE:
1. Astra Pro Addon Plugin – ($47 Value Per Year)
Astra Pro Addon is a premium plugin that extends functionalities in the Astra theme. More power. More performance. More flexibility.
Colors & Background
Multiple Header Designs
Flexible Footer Layouts
Extensive WooCommerce Integration
2. Elementor Pro – ($49 Value Per Year)
In addition to all the elements in the FREE Elementor Page Builder, Elementor Pro features include:
- Theme Builder for customizing every part of your theme
- Visually design forms and integrate them seamlessly
- Professional templates and blocks
- Key professional widgets and features
3. Gravity Forms – ($259 Value Per Year) with all the addons below
Paypal Commerce Platform
PayPal Payments Standard
Pipe Video Recording
Advanced Post Creation
PayPal Payments Pro
4. Recommended Free Plugins Installed for Initial Site Setup
Classic Editor, Yoast SEO, Sucuri Security, Askimet, UpdraftPlus Backup
$605 Annual (1 month Free)
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The Grow Package
The Grow package expands on the Build package and offers you peace of mind when it comes to updating your WordPress website, theme, and plugins.
In addition to everything in the Start and Build package, the Grow package includes a managed WordPress platform where we will update up to 10 plugins, your WordPress installation, and your theme. In other words you get the SDJ Tech team taking care of your WordPress installation, plugins and theme. We keep a close eye on your business platform so you can turn your attention to your content!!
An important element you need to maintain is the WordPress core of your website, as well as any plugins that you use.
Keeping both the core and additional plugins up to date is essential to keeping your site secure – and allows you to take advantage of the newest features! If you don’t maintain your WordPress site, it will likely become slow and full of errors. This makes it an easy target for hackers.
In addition, you may find that after an update you discover some of your website’s features have been broken (some plug-ins just simply do not play nicely with each other!) This makes it essential to thoroughly check your website after each and every update – both for your WordPress core and your selection of plugins.
The going rate in 2020 to hire a competent, experienced web developer to fix your site is $100-$125/hour. This included developer service is the key component of the Grow package.
For those of you who want the peace of mind in knowing your site is secure, without allocating YOUR time to regular maintenance (and have MORE time to expanding your offerings), this Grow package is for YOU!!
$825 Annual (1 month Free)
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High Speed Cloud Web Hosting Technical Details
1 Domain/Website including domain transfers
A domain name is your website name. A domain name is the address where Internet users can access your website. Transferring a domain name means changing the registrar with which your domain name is registered.
2 GB SSD Storage
SSD stands for solid-state drive, a type of PC storage that’s faster than a hard drive. An SSD is able to read and write data much faster than a mechanical hard drive. Disk space refers to the amount of storage space SDJ Hosting allocates to a website and all associated files on a server. It’s the same as disk space on your computer’s hard drive. On average, the typical client uses approximately 1GB of data for a single WordPress installation.
50GB bandwidth / month
Bandwidth refers to the maximum amount of data transmitted over an internet connection in a given amount of time. 90% of websites currently use no more than 5 GB of bandwidth a month.
1 MySQL Database
MySQL is defined as a database management system and is used to power WordPress. 1 WordPress installation uses 1 MySQL database.
A subdomain is an additional part to your main domain name. Subdomains are created to organize and navigate to different sections of your website. You can create multiple subdomains or child domains on your main domain. For example: store.yourwebsite.com.
1 Click WordPress Installation
One-click installation enables WordPress to be instantly installed and effortlessly managed.
1 Click WordPress Staging
A 1-click staging site is a copy of your live production site that can be easily created to test plugins, themes, and custom code. You can also copy the 1-click staging site back to the live site at any time after making changes. (This is GREAT for experimenting with new content while you are NOT making changes to your LIVE site!)
Auto WordPress Updates
Automatic updates allows WordPress to automatically install a new minor release to improve your website security.
FREE & Auto SSL
Your domains are automatically assigned an SSL if they are eligible. An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server. SSL is required if your website does any kind of financial transactions.
Your website would be hosted in the cloud using a datacenter in the US. A US datacenter provides quicker response time and load time.
Free WordPress Transfer
We will assist you in transferring your current WordPress website to your new hosting account with us … as long as it meets the size requirement of less than 2GB. (Additional disk space and website transfer services can be purchased as an add on.)
FREE LiteSpeed Webserver
LiteSpeed is one of the faster web servers in the industry and it will improve the performance and speed of your WordPress website.
FREE LiteSpeed Cache
LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress (LSCWP) is an high-performance dynamic content acceleration plugin. Caching is a technology that increases the speed of a website by storing the data in a server or browser so the database is not accessed as often.
FREE SSD Raid 10
RAID refers to a technology that combines disk mirroring and disk striping to protect data. Mirroring is writing data to two or more hard drive disks (HDDs) at the same time – if one disk fails, the mirror image preserves the data from the failed disk.
FREE Cloudflare with Railgun
This system allows dynamic content for a website (such as the HTML) to be cached, while also allowing changes to the site to appear instantly.
cPanel is one of the most popular control panels for web hosting accounts. It lets you conveniently manage all services in a single place. Currently, cPanel is the industry standard for managing your web server space.
Free Nightly Backup – 1 Day Retention
Your WordPress database contains every post, every comment and every link you have on your website. If your database gets erased or corrupted, you stand to lose everything you have written. With a proper backup of your WordPress database and files, you can quickly restore your site back to normal. Extra retention days can be purchased for a fee.
99.9% Uptime and Support by Ticket
We provide web hosting services with 99.9% Website Uptime, meaning your website stays online 99.9% of the time (not just our servers.) Our Support Desk is operated via Help ticket submission.
A firewall is a network security device that monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic and permits or blocks data packets based on a set of security rules.
Intrusion Detection & Protection
Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) create an urgent awareness of any intrusion into the network so that steps may be taken to safeguard private information or policies.
Real Time Malware Detection
Malware is the collective name for malicious software, including viruses, ransomware and spyware. Malware typically consists of code developed by cyberattackers, designed to cause extensive damage to data and systems or to gain unauthorized access to a network.
Some Things to Consider When Looking For Hosting
Time – this is the most important and least considered factor. Your own time! People always assume if you do it yourself its basically free, but it isn’t. Especially since making even a very simple website by yourself typically involves spending a few days on it. A good rule of thumb is to decide whether you have more time or more money (most businesses have more money than time).
Jumping on the cheapest offer you see isn’t necessarily the best idea, especially if you rely on your site to make money. Things like non-outsourced support and quality hardware cost money, and a hosting company that charges $1.99 per month likely won’t offer these features. Take a closer look at the features that each host provides, and THEN compare prices.
If you’re satisfied with the price of your current package, check the price for renewals. It’s a norm in the industry to offer low signup prices, but charge much higher amounts on renewals. Unless you are ok with switching between hosts every few years, renewal price increases are unavoidable.
If you want to launch your first WordPress website on a brand new domain name, here is one guideline we have learned the hard way from experience: Get the domain and hosting from the same company. However, if you want to launch more than one website, or you’re planning to expand your portfolio rather quickly: Get the domains and hosting from separate companies. We have found it is advantageous to have two companies if you have multiple sites: All of your domains from one, and all of your hosting from the other. This gives you more room to move around and adjust your setup in case your goals change or anything happens.
Even if you don’t plan to sell things directly from your site, you’ll still want to secure your site with this necessary HTTPS protocol.
Look into a company’s specialty or area of expertise before you buy … and go with one that understands your particular needs as a customer.
What makes a hosting company special? What extra incentive do they provide to make hosting your site with them just a touch more attractive?
If funds are tight right now, and the DIY approach to creating your company website is your only option, then just do the best you can. However, if you can afford it, hiring SDJ Hosting will save you tons of time, money and headaches — and the finished product will be better than you could’ve done on your own.
Your hosting package can remain on SDJ Hosting if you decide to discontinue your My Spiritual Biz membership; however, a 10 % non-member fee will be added, beginning with the next recurring billing following the deactivation of your My Spiritual Biz subscription.
We are here to support you in whatever way we can. Have questions about comparing packages … or are you interested in creating special customized packages to include more domain names, storage capacity, or data retention days? We also offer other add-on services for e-commerce sites or installation and configuration of additional plug-ins that our clients may have purchased individually.
Contact us. We are here to help!