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Website hosting without the hassle

“If you don’t know your git from your FTP, you need this service.” – Jo Travers
(The London Nutritionist and author of The Low-Fad Diet)


You don't need to set up domains, email and website software, themes and plugins - we do all the techie stuff for you. Just email us.

Peace of mind

You can rely on a us - we are an established UK-based web hosting service business since 2004 with servers in the UK.  

Speaking your language

Enjoy communication that is positively without technobabble and makes webhosting hassle free for you.

Free test sites

Save money with free Wordpress powered websites as part of your web hosting. Buy one website hosting plan - get five free sites.

Free email hosting

Why pay for email accounts when basic mail accounts are included with our web hosting plans? Upgrade to enhanced Office 365 at any time.

Free anti-virus protection

Revisium Anti Virus and Malware protection is now enabled for all accounts on shared managed web hosting.

Free SSL Certificates from Let's Encrypt

Free website migration to and from

7 day money back promise

Backup your site to Dropbox and Google Drive

Free Clouflare performance & security optimisation

Google Page Insights tools build-in to Plesk control panel

Free private test websites included for Wordpres (etc) staging sites

Free email account included in all but the basic plan

No limits on the number of visitors, you get a share of the bandwidth

We are Wordpress specialists

Any CMS running on Linux supported (Wordpress, Koken, Drupal, Joomla..)

Easily duplicate and clone your sites (we can do this for your too)

Comparison Table

You could host your website somewhere else but you would not get the same "we do it all for you" service. Why compromise and deal with the hassle of hosting websites yourself? We can save you time.

be braverFlywheelWP EngineShared Web HostVPS Web Host
Website migrationsdone for youdone for youdo it yourselfdo it yourselfdo it yourself
Staging to live site migrationdone for youdo it yourselfdo it yourselfdo it yourselfdo it yourself
CMS supportanyWordpress onlyWordpress onlyany any
Wordpress specialistsyesyesyesnono
Backups (and restorations)automatic
(restored for you)
(do it yourself)
(do it yourself)
do it yourselfdo it yourself
Free private test sitesincludedincludedincludednot includeddo it yourself
SSL Certificatesincludedincludedincludedsometimesdo it yourself
Email accountsincludednot availablenot availablesometimesdo it yourself
Cloudflare Security & Performanceincludeddo it yourselfdo it yourselfdo it yourselfdo it yourself
Google Tag Manager, Analytics or Piwik set-upset up for youdo it yourselfdo it yourselfdo it yourselfdo it yourself
Pay by UK Direct Debitincludednot availablenot availablesometimessometimes

What our fantastic customer say

These are genuine customers, so feel free to say hello from us :-)

Holger Oppermann

“Axel and be braver have been hosting my projects/websites since the early 2000s and I cannot think of a place that's offering the same value, let alone a fabulous customer experience. Danke!”

Jo Travers

“My business relies on my websites being available and fast loading. be braver is always there when I need them and they take away all the technical aspects for me, so I can focus on being successful.”

Jessica Lovegood

“Thank you for helping me reduce risk by offering free test websites. Not having to mess about with local sites speeds up my workflow. be braver are always there when I need them.”

Managed web hosting

We are Wordpress specialists and support a wide range of content management systems (CMS) to suit your needs.


£ 9 per month
  • Perfect for web designers and freelancing professionals or small business websites
  • Standard shared resources  (see FAQ for more)
  • Email forwarding only
  • Basic email support
  • One website with 1 test website


£ 35 per month
  • For busy business websites that need more performance and have lots of visitors
  • Double the standard shared resources
  • Up to three email accounts
  • Standard phone support
  • One website with 5 test websites

Dedicated Performance

£ 120 per month
  • Extra peace of mind for business critical websites with a service tailored to your needs
  • Dedicated virtual private server
  •  Up to 10 email accounts
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Unlimited websites and test websites

Special offers available for not for profit and community interest projects - please say for an unconditional chat to discover how we can support you


Your website shares the memory, computing power and bandwidth of the servers it resides on with other customers.

Another website cannot access your website or the resources it occupies. We set limits based on the web hosting offer you choose and can increase them if we see your website may need a little extra.

Bandwidth is shared and we throttle it to make sure everybody get's a fair share. If we see your website constantly needs a lot more, we will advise you and you are free to remain on the plan you have chosen.

We provide support via email only for standard support and you can expect a response within one hour during normal UK business hours (9am-5pm GMT, Mon-Fri).

Starter Plan has support by email only
Performance has support by email, online chat (Skype, etc) and phone

Our dedicated offer provides support options through a Service Level Agreement tailored to your needs.

We have listened to our customers over the years and they told us that they find figures provided not representative of the actual performance or quality of service. So we decided to not provide them anymore. We set base limits for resources depending on the plan you choose and can increase them slightly for individual websites needs.

If your site hits the limits a lot we may suggest you change to a higher plan for better performance, although you are under no obligation to do so.

If you like to know specific details on how much RAM is allocated and our service is provided, please get in touch on Twitter or directly by email - we love to talk tech and aim to be as transparent as possible. 

Other managed website hosting companies will, in most cases, not setup or amend your domain names, email accounts or website software. You will get access to a control panel and knowledge base and some technical support. If you want them to do something for you, you will usually have to pay extra for a 'white gloves' concierge-style hosting service.

You do not need to login to anything or worry about configuration and settings, we can do these things for you - just say or use the live chat on our website.

Certainly. We take your and your users privacy very seriously and are advocates or strong encryption and good information security (#infosec).

Please find out more by readying our privacy and terms of service and get in touch with any questions or comments you have.

About us

We are a UK based, privately owned business specialising in managed web and email hosting for small and medium sized enterprises.

We were founded in 2004 by Axel Segebrecht as a digital consultancy and web hosting business. Axel has developed, marketed and hosted websites since 1999 and works with a team of specialists to provide a hassle-free managed website hosting service.

Our aim is to make your life easier by taking away the complexity of control panels and technical know how customers need. You can enjoy the benefits of a website-as-a-service with the freedom and control that running your own site and hosting has.

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