Self-Managed Website Hosting

Looking to manage your own Website Hosting?

Whilst the vast majority of Pixel Fish clients engage with us for our ongoing Hosting Support & Maintenance, for various reasons you may wish to self-manage your website hosting.

We have created this page to provide you with all the information you may need to consider if this option is right for you.

Website Hosting

Setup your own business-grade WordPress Website Hosting.

Digital Pacific offers plans from $25/month. (This level of hosting is comparable to our Essentials Plan.)

Kinsta offers Google Cloud Platform hosting from $45/month. (This level of hosting is comparable to our Professional Plan and above.)

Whatever hosting you choose, it needs to meet the minimum WordPress requirements and should include Nightly Backups, an SSL Certificate and a Security Firewall.


Website Migration

You can either;

1) Deploy the website yourself from a provided zipped backup.


2) Engage Pixel Fish to perform the migration for you for a $660 migration fee.*

 * This fee is waived when Pixel Fish is providing the ongoing hosting support & maintenance.

Premium Licences

Various Theme/Plugin licences are required to keep your website up to date and secure;

DIVI Website

DIVI Theme

Elementor Website

Elementor Pro

Astra Theme

Ecommerce Website

Elementor Pro

Shoptimizer Theme

Woocommerce Extensions
$25/month (Based upon the usage of an average Ecommerce website)

Additional Options

Gravity Forms
$9/month (Required if using web forms)

iThemes Security
$12/month (optional)

Support & Maintenance

No hosting provider offers WordPress Support & Maintenance.

This sits outside of their scope of hosting and needs to be outsourced to a WordPress web designer and would include the following:

  • General Website Support
    (Min. 2hrs/year)
  • WordPress/Theme/Plugin Updates (Min. 6hrs/year)

All prices in AUD inc GST correct as of May 2021

Here are some example costs and comparisons as a guide

Basic Brochure Website

Hosting (Digital Pacific): $25/month
Licences: $19/month
Maintenance: 6 hours/year @ $110/hour
Support: 2 hours/year @ $110/hour
Total: $117/month

Comparison: $69/month
(Pixel Fish ‘Essentials’ Plan)

Professional & Secure Website

Hosting (Kinsta): $45/month
Licences: $34/month
Maintenance: 6 hours/year @ $110/hour
Support: 4 hours/year @ $110/hour
Total: $170/month

Comparison: $99/month
(Pixel Fish ‘Professional’ Plan)

Ecommerce Website

Hosting (Kinsta): $45/month
Licences: Costs: $63/month
Maintenance: 6 hours/year @ $110/hour
Support: 6 hours/year @ $110/hour
Total: $218/month

Comparison: $109/month
(Pixel Fish ‘Ecommerce’ Plan)

All prices in AUD inc GST correct as of May 2021

Contact Pixel Fish

Get Started with a new Pixel Fish Website

We would love to hear about your upcoming website project

Kevin Fouché, Pixel Fish Director