Web Hosting for Nonprofits
Many web hosting companies don’t understand the specialized needs of nonprofit websites. These companies view all websites similarly, offering generic solutions lacking the special care and expertise to make your site successful.
This means you’re left without the support and expertise to ensure your messages reach your donors or members, have the most impact, and drive donations or membership growth.
FatLab’s web hosting services for nonprofits offer tailored solutions for nonprofit websites. Our experienced team of professionals is deeply knowledgeable in nonprofits, understanding both technical aspects and content, goals, and audiences. You can rest assured that our team will work with you to ensure your website is optimized for success.
Web Hosting for Nonprofits
The people at FatLab have been doing web hosting for nonprofits for decades. We have a team of experienced consultants, builders, and hosts who have worked with nonprofits for many years.
Our employees deeply understand nonprofit organizations and can help you with every aspect of your website.
From our experience, we have a unique understanding of how nonprofits function, work, and meet performance expectations.
We have worked for national trade associations and issues-based groups and on sites focusing on member communications, trade shows/events, advocacy donors, and more.
What Makes Our Web Hosting Service the Best Host for Nonprofits?
Your site might be a nonprofit site, which might be just another website, right? Well, that is what the big web hosting companies like GoDaddy and WP Engine will treat it as. These larger companies will lump your site into all the rest: the e-commerce sites, the blogs, news sites… whatever, right?
How FatLab Compares to Other Hosting Providers
We are experienced nonprofit professionals with a focus on customer service. Members of our executive team have been employees with mid-sized and large nonprofits. We have managed membership sites, worked with due-paying members on issues-based initiatives and donation campaigns, and have been involved with large trade shows.
Other WordPress hosting companies might view your site as just another WordPress site, but to us, it’s much more than that. It’s about your members, constituents, donors, and special audiences.
Sure, we understand the technical aspects of the content management system, but more importantly, we understand the content, the goals, and the audiences.
At FatLab, we distinguish ourselves from other hosting providers with our unwavering focus on support.
Managing a website involves more than just setting it up initially; it’s about constant and reliable support to ensure a seamless online presence. Unlike many web hosts that may leave you alone once your site is live, FatLab remains committed to providing ongoing, comprehensive assistance.
Our team of experts is on-call, ready to address any technical issues or updates, providing our clients confidence, security, and peace of mind.
Strategic Nonprofit Experience
At FatLab, we are not just a hosting provider. We pride ourselves on our extensive experience in working with nonprofit organizations.
We understand nonprofits’ unique needs and constraints, and we’ve tailored our services accordingly. We provide cost-effective hosting solutions that don’t compromise on quality or security, ensuring nonprofits can maintain a solid online presence without straining their budgets.
Also, we extend our support to help them strategically utilize their online platforms to engage their communities, drive fundraising efforts, and further their mission. Unlike many web hosts, our strategic nonprofit experience equips us to partner in driving their online success.
Comprehensive Website Support
Our commitment to support goes beyond hosting. We offer full-spectrum website maintenance services, standing by our clients every step of their digital journey.
This includes routine updates, security audits, performance optimization, and content updates. Unlike many hosting providers, we don’t just stop at keeping your site live – we strive to make it thrive.
We’re proactive, regularly checking your website for potential issues and resolving them before they escalate, ensuring it remains robust, secure, and agile.
At FatLab, we believe a website is not a static entity but a dynamic tool requiring dedicated, ongoing care for optimal performance. Hence, our comprehensive website support is designed to provide you with a worry-free digital experience.
One size doesn’t fit all, especially regarding web hosting. This is why FatLab offers bespoke hosting solutions tailored to your organization’s specific needs.
Understanding that every organization has unique requirements, we analyze your needs, ambitions, and constraints. Our team of experts works closely with you to design and implement a hosting strategy that maximizes your online potential.
We consider traffic volume, data security, scalability, and budget factors to deliver a hosting solution that fits like a glove.
Unlike many web hosts offering generic, cookie-cutter plans, FatLab provides customized solutions to drive your unique online success.
At FatLab, we believe in clear and upfront pricing, eliminating any hidden costs that may come as an unwelcome surprise.
As a reliable hosting provider, we understand that budgeting is crucial for your organization and respect that. We provide detailed cost breakdowns for our services and ensure you comprehend every investment aspect.
Unlike many web hosts that may have concealed extra charges, our pricing strategy is straightforward and honest. This transparency in pricing extends to all our services, be it hosting solutions, website support, or customized solutions.
You can trust FatLab to deliver high-quality services at competitive and transparent prices, contributing to your organization’s sustainable online growth.
Secure and Reliable
Security and reliability are at the heart of our services at FatLab. As one of the most trusted hosting providers, we invest substantially in state-of-the-art security measures to safeguard your online assets from potential threats.
We employ firewalls, encryption, intrusion detection, and other advanced security technologies to provide robust protection to your site. In addition, we provide reliable hosting solutions with an impressive uptime track record, ensuring that your website remains accessible to your audience at all times.
We also conduct regular backups to prevent data loss, and our responsive support team is always ready to restore your site in the unlikely event of a disruption. Unlike many web hosts, our commitment to security and reliability is not an afterthought but a foundational principle.
You can rest assured that your online presence is secure, reliable, and in good hands.
Dedicated Account Management
At FatLab, our dedication to your success extends to providing personalized account management. Recognizing that every client has distinct needs and goals, we assign a dedicated account manager to each client.
You have a single point of contact who understands your organization’s objectives, challenges, and the nuances of your hosting requirements. Your account manager will work closely with you, ensuring that your hosting services are configured for optimal performance, your concerns are addressed promptly, and your questions are answered clearly.
Many hosting providers might direct you to a generic customer service desk. Instead, FatLab provides dedicated account management, offering an additional layer of personalized attention and care, which we believe is pivotal to building strong, lasting partnerships.
Our Team Has Real Nonprofit Web Hosting and Management Experience
Ritz’s nonprofit career spans 16 years in senior-level roles focusing on nonprofit website management and member services. She understands what it is like to rely on a website for critical membership, donor, event, and communications activities.
Shane has supported nonprofit online communication efforts for decades, including web hosting and managing, and building countless nonprofit websites. Shane has over 20 years of experience serving the nonprofit sector.
The FatLab Security Package
- FatLab dedicated Infrastructure
- Server-based firewall
- Rate-limiting SSH & SFTP logins
- Server-based bot protection
- Database lockdown (whitelist for remote access)
- Application Isolation
- Regular Server Patches
- 24/7 Monitoring
- Self-healing servers
- Low-load scalable servers
- Cloudflare Enterprise Web Application Firewall (WAF)
- Priority DDoS Protection (Layers 3, 4, & 7)
- OWSAP Top 10 Protection
- Priority Routing across Cloudways Network
- PCI DSS compliance
- Free SSL Certificate
- Virtual patching against known vulnerabilities via WAF
- Daily malware scans
- Daily software vulnerability scans
- Weekly plugin, core, and theme patching
- 24/7 up/down/performance monitoring w/ alert to the FatLab team
- 1 Day on-server backups
- 1 Week off-server backups
- 90 Day 3rd-party off-site backups
- Comment and spam protection
Hack/Malware Attack Guarantee
If your website should become a victim of a hack or malware attack while on our systems, we will clean and patch your site at no additional cost to you.
The FatLab Performance Package
- FatLab dedicated Infrastructure
- Low-load scalable servers
- Performance focused servers
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Application Isolation
- Self-healing servers
- 20+ U.S. / Canadian data centers
- Dedicated servers available
Server Level Performance
- Page-level caching (WP-Rocket license provided)
- Redis Pro Object Caching (license provided)
- NGINX optimized for static asset delivery
- Apache optimized for dynamic content delivery
- PHP 7.x / PHP 8 available
- Gzip Compression
Content Delivery Network (CDN)
- Global Content Delivery Network (CDN) with over 270 global locations
- Tiered caching
- Automatic image optimization
- Nextgen Image Delivery
- Mobile devise optimization
- Priority internet routing
- No subdomain required
Service & Support
- 24/7/365 Uptime and Performance Monitoring
- Monthly Support, Activity and Performance Report
- On-Call Support
Monthly Website Maintenance Reports
Every month, you will receive a website maintenance and status report for your website(s). This report shows an overview of the website’s health, performance, security status, traffic statistics, backups, and updates made by our team.
Let’s Talk About Web Hosting Resources
FatLab is, first and foremost, a web support company. We provide hosting services to aid our clients in achieving the best uptime, performance, and reliability possible.
We host websites because controlling the full web hosting environment is our advantage. Controlling the entire environment for a website allows us to make decisions on a client-by-client basis.
No mention of gigabytes, megabytes, hard drive space, CPU, or RAM
You will notice that nowhere on our site do we mention having different web hosting plans with different amounts of resources.
We recognize many of our clients don’t know how much RAM they need or how powerful a CPU is needed. We also recognize that just because a site can run in a certain environment, that does not mean it is optimized for that website’s traffic patterns, content, and media.
We do servers a bit different
We approach things differently and don’t charge by the CPU, RAM, hard drive size, or network usage. Instead, we provide the resources needed for any particular client and website, including unmetered bandwidth.
If a website needs more resources, we add more at no extra charge or change in plans.
We know how to deal with traffic spikes.
We are very used to working with clients who have busy times of the year or may experience fluctuations in traffic levels. We can help plan for such events or quickly adjust if anything catches us off guard.
We manage servers in several geographic locations around the world. We will pick a data center closet for your audience or what we feel is best for your site. Our CDN services will deliver your static content all around the globe for quick delivery, which will aid in search engine performance.
Your web hosting environment will be built just for you
The short story here is that we are not about selling a limited number of web hosting plans and sticking your nonprofit organization into one. We will tailor your web hosting environment to your specific needs.
How Our Managed WordPress Hosting Service Beats Free Hosting Offers
It’s common to see offers targeted towards nonprofit organizations offering free web hosting. While free web hosting services and free domain and SSL certificates may be tempting, there are numerous compelling reasons to choose our managed hosting service instead.
Unlike free hosting, our service guarantees reliable uptime, fast loading speeds, and robust security measures to protect your site from potential threats.
Additionally, we provide professional customer support, ready to assist you round-the-clock, a feature often lacking in free hosting packages. Thus, when you choose our managed WordPress hosting service, you’re investing in superior performance, enhanced security, and dedicated support – all essential elements for the success of your online presence.
We Still Have Some “Free” Services For You
Though we do not offer free web hosting, our stance is rooted in the belief that quality often comes at a price. We prioritize delivering top-tier, reliable services that truly cater to your needs. However, we understand the value of added benefits and include some free offerings with our hosting packages.
Free SSL Certificates
We are delighted to provide a free SSL certificate for each domain, an essential feature for securing your website and boosting its credibility.
Free Site Migration
Furthermore, we also alleviate the hassle of transferring your existing website with our free site migration service – a testament to our commitment to providing a seamless, trouble-free experience for our valued customers.
Experience the freedom of unlimited storage with our hosting plans. We understand the importance of space when it comes to managing your website. Therefore, we offer limitless possibilities for your growing needs.
We also offer unmetered bandwidth as part of our all-inclusive web hosting packages. This feature ensures that your website can handle any traffic without experiencing slowdowns or disruptions. It means you never have to worry about your website being unavailable to your visitors due to exceeding bandwidth limits. This is particularly beneficial for sites that experience high traffic or have resource-intensive features. With our unmetered bandwidth, you can run your site with complete peace of mind, knowing that your website’s performance will remain consistent, no matter the level of demand.
Our hosting plans are packed with advanced features designed to optimize your website’s performance and security.
Our package includes a free CDN that enhances your site’s load speed and performance. We also offer Cloudflare’s Enterprise Firewall, a value of $200/month, at no extra cost. This top-tier security feature offers robust protection for your site, safeguarding it from potential cyber threats and ensuring the safety of your data.
Some Organizations that Have Trusted Us with Their Nonprofit Web Hosting
Our WordPress web hosting for nonprofits plan
Or as we call it: Watch Dog Unlimited (Nonprofit)
The following plan is designed specifically for our nonprofit clients, though you are welcome to review other managed WordPress web hosting plans from FatLab. If you have any questions, please contact us, and we will be happy to help you with any specific needs. We can also develop a custom web hosting package for your budget and needs.
- Unlimited technical support for all current features and functions
- Weekly maintenance and software updates
- Our monthly website maintenance report
- Premium web hosting with unlimited resources**
- The FatLab Security Package**
- The FatLab Performance Package**
- Discounted Development Rate
Volume discounts are available for multiple websites/domains.
We do not charge by server resources such as bandwidth, storage, RAM, or CPU. Instead, we promise to provide your organization with the resources you need for a high-performance and secure environment.
This is about great performance and support, not megabytes and gigabytes!
This is not Your Standard Hosting Plan
At FatLab, we pride ourselves on delivering more than just basic reselling services for shared and VPS hosting. Our philosophy revolves around dedicating resources and servers exclusively to our clients, ensuring top-notch quality and performance.
For nonprofit organizations, we go the extra mile by offering the possibility of owning their own dedicated server. This means they can reap the benefits of complete control, superior speed, and unrestricted resources tailored to their specific needs.
Every Plan is Customized
As a Cloudways Gold Agency partner, we have access to the world’s best web hosting providers. This enables us to offer you a diverse range of quality-centric hosting options that cater to your organizational needs. Recognizing the importance of a robust and efficient hosting package, we meticulously select the most suitable provider that aligns with your business objectives, ensuring peak performance and utmost security. By leveraging the most important hosting features, we strive to deliver a seamless and satisfying web hosting experience for your organization.
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