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We offer a number of extra services to compliment our web and email hosting, including;  domain registration, website fixing and restoration, Office 365 and, coming soon – build a website.  

Domain registration

Easily search thousands of domain names and extensions to find the perfect match for you/your blog or your business.  A professional domain name will make you stand out from the crowd and provide a professional edge.  Once you have a domain name, you can create a website and professional email addresses @yourdomain.com. Search for a domain

 

Website restoration

When your site goes down – whether through a malicious attack or your own error – we have experts on hand to get you back online.  Depending on the issue, we could get you back up-and-running the same day.  Find out more.

 

Office 365

For the latest, most up-to-date business software, Office 365 is leading the way.  Allowing users to work remotely, from any device and built on cloud technology, documents are hosted in the cloud and the likes of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook can be accessed from the desktop or the cloud.  From home office to corporate user, there is a package to suit every budget.  Office 365 comes complete with the latest version of Office; Office 2016, which includes new and updated features such as real-time co-authoring and simplified document sharing. Find out more.

    Free DNS management with every domain

    We give away free Domain Name Server (DNS) management with every domain name registration so that you can manage and organise your domains quickly and easily. Create and modify your A record, CNAME and nameservers.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I get started building my Online Store?

    All you have to do is choose the theme and colours that best support your brand and gives your company a more professional look. Our website builder allows you to customise the look and feel of your Online Store. Our online store solution permits you to add all of your products, regardless of the various colours, sizes, or styles you offer. You can also track your inventory by price and SKU. Our software integrates with Google Analytics, so if you or your SEO / website administrator is tracking your sales through visits to your site, you can do all of that with Online Store. When you create, your Online Store using our platform, accepting payments is already integrated. You can take payments via PayPal Express or Stripe, putting money into your account quickly and seamlessly.

    What should I know about your website builder?

    Most people looking for goods or services start on the web. Numerous small businesses can’t afford to pay someone else to build their website. That’s where Certa helps, we can help show you how to create a website. You can design your own website fast to ensure your customers find you. Even if you don’t have a business yet, you can still build a website to connect with family, friends and others, it’s easy and inexpensive to make.

    If you have limited technical skills, don’t worry, this is where the do-it-yourself Website Builder comes into play. We have a vast library of website templates, choose a layout you like, adjust the colours, add photos of your own or use the included stock photos and add your own text.

    If you want to sell products or services online, then you can add a shopping cart. Or if you want attract more visitors to your website and optimise your website for search engines, the website builder has it all. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the support team.

    What are the registration phases for Domain Extensions?

    All domain extensions follow the same release process. The first registration period is always reserved for Trademark Owners. During the second phase, the Priority Pre-registration, anyone can increase their chances of getting a non-trademarked domain for a fee. Pre-registration comes next and this allows you to get a jump on those who will try to register names during General Availability, which is open to the public. During this final phase, names are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

    Competition for some of the new TLDs are very fierce. Pre-registering a domain name might give you an advantage over the others wanting to register the exact same domain name. The earlier you get the domain name in there the more likely you are to get one you want. If more than one person pre-registers the same domain at Certa, all applicants will be invited to a private auction to decide who gets it.

    Pre-registering a TLD reserves your place in our queue for that domain. The instant the registration phase opens, we’ll submit your registration electronically using our industry-leading technology to give you an edge. However this does mean you are not guaranteed you will get it. If we are unable to get the name for you, we’ll refund your registration cost. Application fees collected during the Priority Pre-Registration or Trademark phases are non-refundable.

    Even if you have pre-registered a TLD you do not have to buy it. You can cancel your pre-registration request and we’ll happily refund your domain fee, however application fees are non-refundable.

    If I am a part of a larger organisation – can I use Microsoft Office 365 from Certa?

    Our plans are designed for businesses that require fewer than 300 accounts. You may purchase up to 300 accounts of each plan (up to 900 accounts total.) For more questions, speak to our support team and they will help you discuss Microsoft Office 365.

    Whats is Office for IPad?

    Office for iPad is available with the Business and Business Premium plan. Office for iPad includes the full-featured, touch-friendly versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This package includes a license that’s valid for up to 5 iPads or Windows tablets, as well as up to 5 PCs or Macs, for a single user. The desktop Office licenses that come with the Business or Business Premium plan are associated with an individual user’s account, including that individual’s sign in and password information. We would recommend that anyone in your company needing the latest desktop version of Office have their own Business or Business Premium account.

     

    Why should I buy Office 365 from Certa?

    With Certa, if you buy our Business or Business Premium plan, Office 2016 will be included. It will feature the latest versions of the desktop applications such as Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote and Publisher. We will make sure you automatically receive the latest upgrade at no additional charge so that you’re always on the current version of Office.

    The Office 365 plans give you the ability to share and collaborate on documents using OneDrive for Business and Office Online. You can also create a domain-based email address and share calendars and contacts with people inside and outside of your company.  Unlike the Office you currently have, with Office 365 you can have real-time online meetings and screen sharing using Skype for Business PC and Lync for Mac.

    How do I search for a domain name?

    Your domain name is the most important part of your online presence; you can customise it to whatever you feel right for your business. It all starts with a search. Within seconds we’ll tell you if that name’s available, and if it isn’t we can suggest others you might not have thought of, including .com and .net to new domains. Your Domain name is completely up to you, for your company to suit your style.

    If I have a WordPress site hosted somewhere else, can I move it to Certa Hosting?

    Yes. You can move over your site to Certa Hosting’s Managed WordPress in just one click. Either move it to your domain name or put it on a temporary domain, then just do a quick review and you’re ready to publish. With Managed WordPress Hosting, Certa Hosting take care of everything so the process is as easy as possible for you. Once you’ve purchased your plan, you can immediately create your website or start blogging.

    I already have a Domain Name, can I use it with a Cloud hosting plan from Certa?

    Yes, you can. if you transfer your domain to Certa we will extend your renewal date by a year (only applicable to top level domains such as .com, .net etc) or you can simply update your name servers to point at our name servers. You will need to contact your current domain provider directly to make these change. Once you have chosen and purchased a cloud hosting plan, you will be given the option to add an existing domain.

    Is it easy to upgrade?

    It is very easy to upgrade your website plan. Upgrading your website account will give you access to different versions with more templates and more features.

    To upgrade all you have to do is log into your Certa Hosting account and click on website Website Builder then click Options. Then from the Customise tab, you can use the various drop down menus to change your plan, renewal settings, disk space or bandwidth.

    Click on the Add Bandwidth section to increase your bandwidth for more than eight months (Additional Recurring Bandwidth) or for a shorter period (Prepaid Temporary Bandwidth). Finally click Checkout if upgrading.

    If you exceed your account’s allocated bandwidth, your account will be automatically upgraded to the bandwidth level needed to handle your extra usage by 5GB, 10GB or 15GB. You will be automatically charged for that extra amount. Your account will remain at that more expensive, higher bandwidth level until you manually reset it to the previous lower level.