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Hosting Package & Domain Name Registration for U3A members

For your group/organisation to have a website you will require several facilities -

1 - A domain name registration (i.e. yourgroupname.org.uk)
2 - A hosting package to display your website online
3 - A way to construct and develop your website

U3A Hosting Package
(Updated to include Wordpress, Drupal & Joomla Modules)

We offer a special hosting package for all existing and future U3A member groups for £32.50 per year which includes the options as shown below;

5GB webspace
5GB bandwidth
50 email addresses with email address forwarding.
Spam filtering for email addresses.
Webmail - for accessing & sending your emails from anywhere in the world.
Administrator login - therefore allowing full account administration of email accounts and other features.
FTP access & online file manager - so that files can be uploaded easily.
Basic Online Web builder software - allows the quick and easy creation of a basic website from a variety of templates.
A selection of free html website templates.
2 MySQL databases.
Wordpress blog module.
Joomla module.
Drupal module.
Free (.co.uk & .org.uk) transfers in and no domain release fees
plus a host of other features.

Domain Name Registrations

The most suitable domain registration for a UK U3A group is either a .org.uk or .co.uk name which cost £7.50 per year when taken with hosting. The new .uk domain names are also available at £7.50 per year.

We also offer .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .name & .eu domain name registrations which cost £10.00 per year and are more suitable for non-UK groups.

Domain names are registered to the group/organisations name or it's main administrator.

Website design and construction

You can use either the Wordpress, Joomla or Drupal modules to build an effective and easily updateable website. We also include a basic online web builder software utility as part of our hosting package and several website templates for you to utilise. Alternatively if you would prefer to use basic HTML code then full FTP access is provided.

The International Network for Universities of the Third Age (WorldU3A.org) can also provide assistance with the implementation of your website and further help may be obtained from The Third Age Trust.

The Process

If you wish to register a domain name for your group and set-up hosting or wish to move your existing hosting across to our services then please
click here to contact us with the details of your requirements.

For existing groups who wish to transfer their hosting and domain name to our services then you will need to change some of the settings via your existing customer interface and you may need to contact your existing service provider to do this. Please contact us for details on how to do this.

There are many existing U3A groups using very expensive hosting packages and our aim is to offer a fair non-profit alternative.

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