A good web host is one of the most important parts of your online presence. Slow-loading websites can cost you web traffic and push your site down in search rankings, negatively impacting your bottom line.

LMK Web Services is proud to offer hands-on website hosting with concierge-level service. Website hosting and domain name renewal is exclusively for LMK clients.

We offer three tiers of hosting to best serve your needs. Questions? Check out the FAQs and Definitions below. Feel free to reach out to learn more about hosting with LMK!

All hosting plans include:

  • Unlimited domain-based email accounts w/ webmail access (space restrictions apply)
  • Hosting account management panel
  • Joomla! and WordPress-optimized hosting
  • Free around-the-clock uptime & security monitoring
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Free daily backups

Essential
Web Hosting


$8/month*

6GB data storage

All benefits listed above

1 website & 1 staging site

Advanced
Web Hosting


$16/month*

12GB data storage

All Essential features plus:

Free site transfer

Supreme
Web Hosting


$75/month*

20GB data storage

All Advanced features plus:

Free monthly plugin updates –
no Agreement required!

Free cloud storage for backups

Monthly website reports

*Pricing is for annual billing. Monthly billing available for an additional $1/month.
Essential & Advanced clients can add cloud back-up storage for $2/month.

The one-time site transfer fee for new Essential accounts is $50 for less than 2.5 GB and $100 for larger sites, including the MySQL database and any email accounts.

LMK’s Domain Name Renewal Service complements our hosting but is not required. We manage renewal so you don’t lose your domain name! Our fee of $17 per domain per year includes domain privacy for ICANN contact information & required ICANN fees.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who do you provide website hosting and domain renewal service for? Can I purchase just that?

Our website hosting & domain name registration service is available exclusively to our clients. However, a Maintenance or Support Agreement is not required to remain on our hosting platform after the initial period of site development or after an Agreement has expired.

What kind of hosting do you offer?

You will be hosted on a shared hosting server. Shared servers host multiple websites, which allows for affordable rates. However, shared hosting environments are not well-suited for very large or overly complex sites. If your website outgrows the shared host, we will work with you to upgrade to a larger plan, more suitable for your levels of traffic.

How do I transfer my hosting to you?

The first step to hosting with us is reviewing and signing the Web Hosting Agreement, which explains the terms and conditions. Do not cancel your current hosting prior to starting your new hosting account, or you may lose your website data. Once your new hosting account is established, we will move your files and databases from your old host to your new account. We will require access information for both your hosting account and domain name, which may not necessarily be registered in the same place. The move process takes several hours. We may take up to 2 weeks to schedule and move your data, so plan for a hosting overlap of around 2 weeks. After the data has been moved and we've run a few tests on the new host, we will point your domain name to the new host. DNS changes can take up to 48 hours to make their way across the web, so your old hosting account and website should remain in place until this process is complete to reduce downtime. Then, you may cancel your old hosting account and request a pro-rated refund from your old web host (if applicable).

Do I need to transfer both hosting and the domain name?

The simple answer is No. Your hosting account and domain name do not need to be in the same place or both registered with us. Many clients chose to do so for ease of billing and renewal, but the decision is yours. We keep our domain registrations with a different vendor than our hosting for redundancy.

How do I transfer my domain name?

Domain names are highly regulated, so the transfer process requires several steps. To begin, you must first unlock your domain name with the current registrar, which makes it available to transfer. Then, you must request an EPP, or authorization code, from your current registrar. Next, we will submit and pay for the transfer request. We will need to enter the EPP code within a certain number of days or will have to restart the process. Finally, your registrar may ask you to confirm the transfer. Sometimes that means doing nothing for a certain number of days, after which they release the domain name. Sometimes this means clicking a verification link to proceed. Read all items carefully, or forward them to us to complete the process on your behalf. Please note that domain names are locked for 60 days after transferring, meaning you cannot move them again or make contact changes for that amount of time.

What is Domain Registrant Contact Information?

ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, requires four sets of contact information for every domain – Registrant, Administrative, Technical, and Billing. This information is publicly available with most registrars, but we offer free privacy protection for all Clients. You may choose to use your own contact information for Registrant, however for easiest domain name processing and renewal, we will typically use our contact information for the Administrative, Technical, and Billing contacts.


Definitions

Website Hosting: Dedicated digital storage space, including folders and databases, for each website.

Hosting Server: A computer with hundreds (or more) of websites sharing a single machine. Enhanced hosting accounts have fewer websites per server.

IP Address: Every computer connected to the internet must have a unique IP address. Your hosting server has an IP address shared between all websites hosted there. A dedicated IP address is a unique IP for only your website, not shared with any others even if they are hosted in the same place.

Domain name: the URL or web address of your website. Each domain name points to an IP address and is simply a people-friendly way to visit websites, rather than typing in the string of numbers that make up IPs. All domain names must be registered through ICANN, and each website can have multiple domain names.

ICANN: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) coordinates the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions, which are key technical services critical to the continued operations of the Internet's underlying address book, the Domain Name System (DNS). The IANA functions include: (1) the coordination of the assignment of technical protocol parameters including the management of the address and routing parameter area (ARPA) top-level domain; (2) the administration of certain responsibilities associated with Internet DNS root zone management such as generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domains; (3) the allocation of Internet numbering resources; and (4) other services. ICANN performs the IANA functions under a U.S. Government contract.

SSL/OpenSSL: SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer, a fancy term for websites that are delivered in a more secure manner through the browser. Any e-commerce site that collects financial information is required to have SSL. Websites that collect personably identifiable information should have SSL, however it is not typically a requirement. As the web moves towards becoming more secure, most websites should have SSL. OpenSSL certificates are fully compliant, open source SSL certificates allowed by most hosts for a single domain name.

Cloud Storage: Storage space located on the cloud rather than your physical computer or your web hosting server. Cloud storage includes DropBox, OneDrive, Amazon AWS, and others.

FTP: Stands for File Transfer Protocol. A way to download and upload files to your web server/host.