As a Linux system administrator, Stephen has been fine tuning his client web hosting since 2009.  Maritime Method Software employs high performance and cost-cutting practices.

Your professional online presence can be implemented quickly, at the lowest possible cost.  Website installation is included with web hosting.4  Email is included with web hosting.  Upon request, we can migrate you from your current service to ours.  Write to Stephen MacDonald, to arrange for a consultation or to place an order.


1st Tier: 5 GB of storage and monthly 30 GB Traffic.  $80 / year.3

This is enough to cover most people’s needs.3

2nd Tier: 10 GB of storage and monthly 60 GB Traffic.  $140 / year.

Double the resources.

3rd Tier: Managed VPS Hosting.

There is an initial, one-time $90 set up fee.  Servers start at $140 / year for 500 GB monthly traffic, 256 MB RAM


To order, please email Steve@MaritimeMethod.Software.  Feel free to share your particular needs or ask any questions.  We will take pride in providing a solution customized for you or your organization.

Domain name registration fees are extra, charged at cost, utilizing third-party services.2


Further details about what is included with 1st & 2nd Tier managed hosting:

  • Initial in person consultation to discuss your solution, if desired
  • In-person tech support, by appointment1
  • Email tech support.  Any questions, please feel free to ask1
  • Unlimited email accounts; yourname@yourdomain.com
  • Install of your website or chosen Content Management System4
  • One-click install: WordPress, Drupal, OwnCloud, PrestaShop, etc.
  • Automatic minor version updates for WordPress and others
  • Weekly backups, stored by us and available to you for download
  • Domain Name & Security Certificate Registration and setup2
  • Parallels Plesk management panel (Costs Extra with VPS Hosting)
  • Shell Access (Non-Root)
  • FTP access

3rd Tier, Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting Includes, in addition to the above:


In-person consultation is $50 for the first hour, $30 for each additional hour.

Additional IT solutions listed on our homepage, charged at $30 / hour.

For further details, to place an order, or to arrange for a consultation, email Stephen MacDonald.


1Unfortunately, we need to reserve the right to set a limit on the amount of support included with hosting. We will initially set up your site for you. If, following that, you would like help with any aspect of your website, we can include 2 hours of support via phone, video chat, or in-person within the Halifax Regional Municipality. Typically, general inquiries are always answered free of charge but we reserve the right to a 2 hour time limit for these.  In the situation where something has gone awry and it’s the fault of the web host, that is fixed without charge.

2Domain Name & Security Certificate Registration is charged at cost, as cheap as we can find it, utilizing third-party services.  A free Let’s Encrypt security certificate is included with hosting & installed by default.  You are encouraged to register your domain name on your own, but we will gladly do this on your behalf if you wish.

3For many sites, our 1st tier web hosting package has enough storage & data transfer to handle between 500 to 1000 visitors a day. We can perform benchmark testing to determine how much data transfer your website is likely to use.  We reserve the right to enforce these limits.  If you go past your limit, you will receive a friendly notice that we need to make further arrangements with regard to your hosting.  If you need to serve music, videos, high resolution photos or other files to a large audience we can discuss how we might be able to implement a no (or very low) extra cost solution.

4Please note, the hosting service provided here does not include building your website.  We can provide you with the tools you need to build a site, or we can install a site that’s already been built (given that you provide us with .zipped or .tarred files), or we can set up a Content Management System such as WordPress.  If you have a page design in mind, we can professionally build a site, at $30 / hour.

*If you are found to be doing anything which, at the sole discretion of Maritime Method Software, we figure to be against the law, or if you are found to be doing what we consider to be spam, we will suspend your service without notice; In such a case, your service will be reinstated upon our determination that you have rectified the issue.

*Maritime Method Software cannot be held liable for any loss, monetary or otherwise, resulting from unauthorized access, due to negligence on the client’s part, to any component of your hosted service. Said negligence may include, but is not limited to, using insecure passwords.

*99.9% server uptime guaranteed. Maritime Method Software cannot be held liable for any loss, monetary or otherwise, resulting from an inaccessible component of the hosting service, when that inaccessibility is not directly due to server outage/failure. In other words, we cannot guarantee that WordPress or any other installed website will be 100% reliable; we can, however, guarantee 99.9% uptime of the server infrastructure for which the installed website is hosted.