.gov.uk Domain Hosting Packages

Whether your .gov.uk website is very small with a few information pages, or a more substantial site covering meeting minutes, announcements and official documents, it will need to be "hosted" on a web server. ActiveCouncil can provide you with web space on our own web server.

For more advanced server requirements we can work with you to select a suitable bespoke server package. Where a content management system is required we can act on your behalf to commission a WordPress site using a specialist WordPress hosting provider.

Basic hosting

Includes web space linked to a .gov.uk domain name. The council will be responsible for uploading and maintaining their own website. CentOS Virtual Private Server with Apache and PHP installed.

Price: £185/year

  • Prices exclude UK VAT at 20% and are payable annually in advance
  • Any additional work that we undertake maintaining or administering your site is charged at a standard rate of £70/hour
  • New .gov.uk domain name registrations made as part of one of the above solutions incur a discounted one-off cost of £60+VAT towards the initial registration fees. Subsequent annual renewal fees are included in the base costs shown above
  • Purchase of a new .gov.uk domain name without one of the above solutions incurs a one-off cost of £100+VAT and then £60/year+VAT per year thereafter
  • We do not provide email services but can advise on third-party solutions