A question I see a lot is how can I set up a band website that’s cheap with no hassle. As someone whose own website is 18 years old this year I can consider myself an expert in this area which is why I’ve set up the option for you to have a WordPress website hosted by us. Take out our monthly hosting and we’ll even install WordPress for you, along with a really cool theme, some essential plugins and your basic pages created, so all you need to do is add the content.
How can we create such ridiculously cheap offer?
Well firstly, I have also been a musician for my entire career and know how difficult it is. We have to wear so many hats that quite often we don’t get enough time left work on music. It’s why I’ve tried to make this process as simple as possible for you, so that you can have a high-quality website on a musicians budget.
Also we are looking for a long-term relationship with you. We want to see some success stories and this is just one of the ways that we will be able to help you to progress your career.
We have encountered many musicians that are unsure whether to choose WordPress or an online website builder for creating their website. As someone with so many years experience in web design I would strongly advise against using an online website building site. The reason being is that having your own site will give professional edge. You won’t have to have links in the footer or any other types of advertising on your site that you do not wish to be there.
Also with your own WordPress site there are no limits on how many pages and plugins you can add because it is self-hosted. We know what a music website needs and offer very generous packages for disk space and bandwidth. We also offer lots of guides on our website and monthly newsletter updates to help you to get the most out of your site without taking up too much of your time.
The first step to getting online is purchasing your domain name. We strongly recommend heartinternet.co.uk who are a very reputable company and someone that we have used for many years for domain registration. We’ve come across too many horror stories in the past where people have lost control over their own domain names due to the registrar company changing hands. If you purchase your domain through a service such as Heart Internet then you are totally in control of your domain and of the renewal process, so you are unlikely to lose your name.
A .com domain name will cost you £10.99 plus VAT per year. We suggest purchasing both the .com and the .co.uk (or whichever TLD is applicable to your home Country) in order to prevent anyone else from acquiring your name. You can use the tools at Heart Internet to point your .co.uk domain name to your .com site, so that if people do type it into their browser, they will be redirected to your main site.
When you have purchased your new domain name you can set up your subscription for one of our hosting packages. This costs just £3.50 per month via PayPal subscription. Once we have received details of your purchase and your domain name, we will set up your hosting package and install the theme and blank pages within 24 to 48 hours (it can take a while for your new domain to settle down, or propagate, so the length of time that it takes us will be dependent on this). Once we have created your hosting package you will need to go back into your Heart Internet account and change the domain Nameserver, so that your new domain is pointing to our server and can display your site.
We look forward to hosting your brand-new music website.