Website Hosting: packages and information

Starter Package

We offer a low cost hosting deal to give people a place to develop their skills without breaking the bank.

Comes with:

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • e-commerce
    • PrestaShop
    • Zen Cart
    • Open Cart

Full list and hosting control panel details

If you need a small website with some images (not hundreds) this package is a good place to start.

With our one-click App install you can get a website up and running in no time at all.

Then all you need to do is add your content and your website is off the ground – how high it flies is up to you.

All hosting accounts come with a control panel where you can add functionality to your hosting account.

Small Business Package

If you know what you are doing and can manage your website efficiently this will be ideal for you.

Comes with:

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • e-commerce
    • PrestaShop
    • Zen Cart
    • Open Cart

Full list and control panel details

Robust, reliable hosting package for the small to medium size business

Whatever your website hosting need.

This is a highly cost effective option with plenty of sub-domains.
Allowing you to create a separate web presence for all departments.

All hosting accounts come with a control panel where you can add functionality to your hosting account.

Unlimited Web Hosting

Website Hosting Service with the no limits

The unlimited web hosting package.

Comes with:

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • e-commerce
    • PrestaShop
    • Zen Cart
    • Open Cart

Full list and control panel details

Unlimited simply means you will not be charged extra for exceeding limits and vital services don’t get switched off!

With these accounts your site is subjected to more scrutiny if it starts to have a negative effect on our servers.

The terms and conditions have to be adhered to strictly. The gist being “website use only”.

All hosting accounts come with a control panel where you can add functionality to your hosting account.

Domain Names

Domain Name price list.
All prices quoted are total cost – no extra cost added later.
All domains are for 1 year period except that are 1 and 2 years respectively.
£8.99 and £16.99

Redirect Domain

You may already own a domain name.In which case you can redirect it to point at our servers.

This needs to be done in the DNS section of your hosting account.Which need to be reset to


for your convenience there are links to tutorials for resetting DNS for same major UK hosting companies.
Even if your domain provider is not listed here you will benefit by looking at them to get a better understanding your what is required.

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By far the easiest way to access all the control panels is via your Customer Control Panel

to do this go to

and login with your email address and password.

secure login


select manage hosting


access hosting or domain control panels

Clicking on the red text will take you directly into the Hosting Control Panel without the need to login.

Clicking on the green text will take you to the Domain Control Panel – simple.

Sign Up Procedure

When you decide that you wish to buy some hosting from us.
You will have to go through the sign up processThis process is basically about making 2 decisions.Decision 1: to buy a new domain name or use a domain name that you already own.Decision 2: which size hosting package you require.Start by clicking a green “buy hosting now” button.This will take you to the secure section of our site.So the first screen you see
sign up process guideBasically you are presented with 2 choices here.Buy a new domain name OR assign an existing domain name, that you own (with another domain provider), to your new hosting package.

What happens next

When you have completed the sign up procedure you will receive a number of emails containing
all the information required to access yourCustomer Control Panel
Hosting Controlboth of which allow access to your Domain Control Panel.If you purchased a new domain name to go with your hosting this will take about 24 hours to update.You will know that your hosting is active (locally) when you see the “Welcome to Cherryhost” page sitting in your web space (by typing your domain name into a browser).However within the first 24 – 48 hours it may not be seen across the whole internet (servers around the globe will be updated with the news of a new website).

Unlocking your hosting

For security reasons the FTP (file transfer protocol) automatically locks after a predefined amount of time.So this means that, after a period of inactivity, you will need to UNLOCK the FTP so that files can be transferred to your hosting space.

unlocking ftp

This setting is found in the Hosting Control Panel

File Manager

Files can be uploaded directly from your computer into your web space via the File Manager.Found in the Hosting Control Panel
file managerThe public_html folder is the area that is visible on the internet.
public html
Once in public_html or any of its sub folders you are able to upload files.
upload********** THIS IS WHERE YOU NEED TO BE TO DELETE THE WELCOME TO CHERRYHOST PAGE (index.html- right click delete). **********

Connecting via FTP

FTP ClientsWordPress users need not concern themselves with this.

Those who wish to transfer files from one server to another do.

There is lots of third party software to use to move files to and from an FTP server.

Basically that is what your hosting account is a FTP server.

CoffeeCup is the one I use at the moment. FileZilla, Ipswitch and Dreamweaver in the past.

Either way you will need to configure the connection to connect your FTP client to your hosting account.

Username and password can be found in your “Thank you for hosting” email and in the Hosting Control Panel

********** Please ensure that the UNLOCK FTP is unlocked **********

Mail Boxes

Mail Box CreationThis is done from within the Hosting Control Panel





*** Email server setting ***
Incoming Mail Server:
Outgoing Mail Server:

Username will be the full email address.

Domain Control Panel

If you domain is supplied by cherryHost your domain control will allow you full control over your domain.
domain control panel
If your domain is redirected to cherryHost full control will remain with your domain supplier with limited control within your domain control panel supplied by cherryHost.
domain management only

Customer Control Panel

The customer control panel is where you administer your Cherry Host account.

It also allows direct access to both your hosting and domains control panels.

You may also add additional hosting and domain names from here.

Customer Control Panel

As you can see it is very simple and clear.

Website Hosting – Glossary of terms


This is the amount of file space that is available for you to use for website files.

It will be your images that take up the most space.

So buying hosting with a predefined amount of webspace will require close management of images files.

Optimising images so that they load onto your website as quickly as possible will also serve you well if you have limited file webspace.


Bandwidth relates to the amount of data a website broadcasts and receives (very roughly speaking).

If someone views all your pages and images they will use much more of your bandwidth than someone looking at a single page and image.

Bare in mind: Bandwidth is also used when uploading files and images when the site is being constructed.
Meaning that band


WordPress is everywhere you look on the internet.Why? Because it levels the playing field.

Smart looking websites are no longing the preserve of techies and graphic designers.

All you need to do is:

Get some hosting.Install WordPress

Buy a professional designed template (about £80)

Watch a couple of instructional videos on youtube.

And you can have yourself an eye popping website in no time at all.

The beauty of WordPress is that you can very easily add plugins that extend the functionality of your website in seconds.

So if it is an e-commerce site that you require a simple upgrade (in the form of a plugin) can seamlessly and quickly add that facility to your website.

E-Commerce Software

All our hosting packages come with a selection of dedicated e-commerce packages. These differ from WordPress in that they usually have more sophisticated administration control.

Basically with these packages you are taking your e-commerce to another level. However intimate knowledge of the package is required.

If you are a beginner allow more time in becoming proficient in managing your online shop.


A database is way of storing (changeable) data and having it available to your website. That data could be customer records, a shops inventory or the website’s content.

Database management happens behind the scenes.

However you need to be aware that they can end up holding some really valuable data i.e. all your customers records.

Backing them up on a regular basis is a good idea.

Email Boxes

Mail boxes addressed to your domain is essential. These all come with 400m of space and upgrades to 2gig are available as required.

All mail boxes come with forwarders – so emails can be re-directed to one central inbox.

Auto-Responders for sending automatic acknowledgement of emails received with appropriate messages are easily set up to suit all requirements.


Sub Domains

If you have a number of different branches or operate in a number of locations sub-domains allow you to append various names to the front of your main domain name.For Example if your domain name is

and you had offices in Crawley and Cowley you could create the sub domains


giving you distinct and separate addresses and space within your single hosting account.

Terms and Conditions Headlines

  • Strictly for website use only.
  • Not to be used as a game server.
  • Not to be used as a file server, serving third party site.
  • Not to be used as file repository.
  • Bad Housekeeping practices regarding downloadable files will result in site being disabled.
  • Allowing un-moderated comments to build up without any controls will result in site being disabled..
  • We reserve the right to disable hosting if infected in anyway.
  • No Offensive material permitted.
  • No Email Spamming

also see full terms and conditions

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A not so quick guide to website hosting and your new website

Does your website deserve the best hosting

Of course it does. Cherryhost provides hosting supplied by one of the UK’s leading website hosting companies with a formidable reputation for delivering a robust and reliable website hosting.

What you need to sign up for hosting

Part of the process of setting up a hosting account is applying a domain name to it.

Do I need to buy a domain from cherryhost?

In a word NO but you can if you don’t already have one.

You may already have a domain name as supplied by another company.

This is not a problem.

It just means that you will have to redirect that domain name to point at cherryHost.

I will walk you through that process, shortly

If I DON’T already have a domain name can I sign up with cherryHost

In a word YES

However the first part of the signup process is applying the domain name to the hosting.

This can only be done at this point.

So it is very important that you decide what domain name you what.

Changing your mind later WILL incur more work and expense.

It’s really is quick and simple to sign up for web site hosting.

Here’s a quick guide that shows you the process as you will see if is very straight forward

What happens next

You will receive a number of emails.

None of which require you to take any action.

These should be kept, as they contain you hosting account and customer account access details.

Your hosting is now in the process of being created.

How long before hosting is active

Once you have signed up you will have to wait while the internet updates itself as there is a new website going coming online.

Don’t worry not as drastic as it sounds.

It simply means that some key computers (that locate websites) have to be told where your  new website can be found.

These computers are positioned all over the internet.

Usually takes 24 – 48 hrs for them all to update

However you MAY find that you can see your new website hosting space in six hours but remember that does not mean that it can be seen globally just yet.

It just means that your local connection has updated.

How do I know when my new website is active

If you type your domain name into the address bar of a browser (internet explorer, firefox, chrome or safari) you will see a Welcome to CherryHost page

Advice for first time website host

The days of one page websites is long gone and quality is really important. Rather than your website being a single page flyer a website has to be more like a University Dissertation

Keeping the cost of hosting down

CherryHost is a small hosting company that is run my myself, Richard Russell, and thus able to give quality personal service.

What would CherryHost recommend I do?

WordPress is by far the most popular type of website being used on the internet, currently over 60% of websites are created using WordPress. It benefits greatly from it’s the owner being able to add Plugin’s that add functionality to the website without the need for coding. Themes (the look and feel) of the website can also be changed very easily. Adding Shopping cart for e-commerce sites is very straight forward too!

Do I need to be a nerd to build a website

No, not at all as all hosting package come with the
1-click install software system.

Meaning you can have your website up and running literally in a matter of minutes.

If you are planning on using any of the popular content management systems(CMS), such as WordPress, Joomla or Drupal.

Just select an empty directory and click the required program and it’s installed.
You now have a website!

you are only a click away from being up and running.

What is fully managed hosting

With the basic packages you are very much in charge of operations. With fully managed is all about the security of the site. Backing up site files and the database being the main services that we offer. Keeping wordPress plugins and themes updated too. These updates are generally required to fix access bugs that hackers have identified and the developers have to play catch up to keep things secure.

What about E-commerce websites

No Problem, choose from a selection of leading ecommerce software including osCommerce, CubeCart and Zencart.

What happens if I need help

You will need to log into your customer account and raise a support ticket. This will enter your query into the system which will track it’s progress. Alternatively you could email direct to with using the tracking system.

What do I need to learn to make my website successful

If you are creating your first website then you are going to find yourself on a very steep learning curve!

Branding my new Website

Using your business name as your domain name

Choosing a domain name

Keyword Rich Domain names

How do I get visitors to my website

in a nutshell

By creating the best content

and then promoting it really well.


How do I build my website

You could simply click a button and install WordPress or you could write every single piece of code yourself, if you wanted.

How does Cherryhost manage to give such good value

Cherryhost is a reseller of hosting. I buy the rights to sell as much website hosting as I can from a major UK hosting company. I don’t have physical access to the servers that is all in Nottingham.

However I can give you a different level of support if required.

How can I contact you and what is the best time to do so?

Feel free to call me, during office hours, 07186 694 161 or email me

What happens if there is an outage

We wait for the guys in Nottingham to fix it.

I am confused by the different hosting packages


What’s the difference between a hosting account and customer account

The hosting account allows access the controls of your web space, emails and databases etc.

The customer account is about contains your information and information regarding your purchases plus direct access to your hosting account.

What do I get with my hosting

You get extend control panel that allows you to create any type of web site that you can imagine.

What is a web hosting reseller


If you already have a domain name it can be re-directed to point at the CherryHost servers.


How do I redirect a domain name


What if I already have a domain name


Technical Stuff for you the more technical amongst us

LAMP Servers

LAMP is an acronym used to describe a set of open source software used by many webstie hosting companies.
Linux: Operating system

Apache: Web server

MySQL: Database (owned and developed by Sun Microsystems) is the world’s most popular open source database.

PHP: Script

Hosting Control Panel

Web Hosting Control Panel

Our web hosting control panel has been created to provide you with all the tools you need to make the most of your website. This guide wdill provide you with an over view of the great features available to our web hosting customers.

Once you log in you will be presented with the control panel home page. From here you can access all the various tools and features to manage your website.

You can also quickly access details about your account (e.g. hosting package name, server type, and your FTP details) and how much of your account’s allowance you have used (web space, bandwidth, Email accounts etc).

eXtend Control Panel


We provide you with full access to upload and download your website’s files with our easy to use file manager.


To ensure you never lose any of your work, backing up and restoring your website is all done in just a few clicks with the files stored on your local machine.


We offer one of the most powerful and flexible WebMail systems, features include your own address book, search features, customisable interface and scheduling.


You can also set up new mail boxes and delete any that you no longer need all in just a few clicks. In keeping with our ethos of giving you control you can decide how aggressive you want your junk filter to be and which email addresses it applies to on a box by box case or choose all emails attached to a domain name. You can also add specific addresses to your white list and to your black list.

Web stats & Logs

Check the performance and data usage of your website with our extensive analysis tools.

Web stats & Logs

We have also automated the creation of a Google Site Map for your website to increase the likelihood of being found by their spiders. So you don’t have to manually submit your site multiple times you can submit to the major search engines (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft etc) from here with just a couple of clicks.

Web tools

The ‘Web Tools’ area provides you with access to a raft of great features for those with a bit more technical knowledge than the average user.

Web tools

MySQL Databases: From this area you can also manage your database by using phpMyAdmin, an easy to use web based interface for managing MySQL databases.

Password Protection: Website Password Protection allows you to password protect a directory on your website. Only people who have the password will be able to access the area.

Scheduled Tasks: Scheduled tasks allows you to enable programs to run automatically on the server at specific intervals.

Sub domains: Have a new web address for separate areas of your website e.g.

IP Address blocking: IP blocking allows you to block certain IP addresses or ranges from accessing your website. For example, you may wish to prevent a competitor from viewing your site or a known threat.

Switch PHP Version: Switch to PHP5 with just one click

Website help & diagnostics

Make sure your website is performing at optimal levels with our free diagnostic tools.

Website help & diagnostics


Your web hosting is fully ecommerce enabled and comes packed with advanced ecommerce features and scripts.


You can provide your customer with a secure online shopping experience by using our free secure server (SSL) which allows you to accept data securely via your website. Choose from a collection of the most advanced ecommerce solutions available including Zen Shopping Cart, osCommerce Shopping Cart, CubeCart and Agora Shooping Cart.

CGI scripts

Our customers can choose to install as many scripts as they want from one of the UKs most compressive list of one click install scripts.

CGI scripts

WordPress, BuddyPress, Joomla, phpBB, Drupal, OpenAds and much more are all available in a just a matter of clicks.

WordPress WordPress is arguably the most popular blogging software available today! It’s easy to install and use and will allow you to have a great looking blog in minutes.
BuddyPress BuddyPress is a suite of WordPressMU social networking plugins and themes to empower you to create your own social network.
Joomla Joomla! is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable.
phpBB phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customisable open-source bulletin board package. phpBB3 has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ.
Drupal Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users easily to publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.
Openads Openads is a hugely popular advert server designed for web publishers. It gives you the tools you need to make the most from online advertising. With Openads you will be able to manage sophisticated advertising programs and stay in control of all the advertising on your websites.

Other features

Our control panel is one of the world’s most advanced web hosting control panels, here is a quick summary of the other great features available…

  • £300 free software
  • 50 premium web templates
  • 500 extra web templates
  • 22,500 images
  • Tracewatch
  • Website redirection
  • FrontPage extensions
  • Banner templates
  • Photo gallery
  • Form to Email
  • JavaScript maker
  • And much more!

Manage your website on the go

100% free for all our customers our iPhone control panel provides exactly the same level of functionality as the normal control panel, but optimized for internet enabled mobile phones.

iPhone Control Panel

  • Manage your domain names
  • Manage all your web hosting accounts
  • Log in to your webmail
  • View the system status updates
  • View your Webalizer analytics statistics
  • One click install CGI scripts such as WordPress
  • View your invoices
  • Backup & restore your website
  • Conduct a WHOIS search for a domain name
  • Set up scheduled tasks
  • …and much more!