Sometimes we have clients that dont like paying for website hosting and website updates and try to transfer the website to their own hosting (normally budget hosting form another country) and do their own updates (normally leading to disaster for their website and needing us to come to the rescue and fix their problems). I would like to suggest that premium hosting (award winning hosting / dedicated server in the UK) and professional updates (our website design gurus can get your updates created and uploaded normally within a few hours are a cost worth absorbing.
Here is an example conversation of a website owner trying to save herself £10 by going to a cheaper host.
[Cost consious website owner] My Daughter Step has offered to take over with my website as she lives here with us and can update it on a regular basis.Works better for me. Can you please forward a back-up of the website files and we would like to change the name servers over to the ones supplied. I appreciate your co-operation, as I am eager to get the site updated with the new projects.
[Essex Web Designers] Happy to do this for you but I will add that any changes you want / need can be made quickly and easily for you (simply email the request to us and it would be completed same day). I would also add that the few times where we have seen a website maintained by non website profesionals or friends and family this has led to a huge amount of problems (website corruption / errors) and resulted in one having their website numbers (unique visitors) reduce by 90% within 4 months.
Regarding the domain are you saying you want to keep the registration but not the hosting? We obviously can do what you want but there is a cost for yearly registration and for providing you your website code (zipped up for download ). Here is a list of our website charges. If you don’t want to pay the standard 2 years hosting we are also happy to do it for 1 year for you again like you requested last year.