Based near Lymington and the New Forest, on the Hampshire coast, we are a Web Development
and Web Hosting Agency trading for over 22 years

WordPress Development & Hosting

Opencart Stores & E-commerce

Dedicated and Virtual Server Hosting

Responsive UI & UX Design


How we can help you and your company

Website Design & Development

We use standards based approaches to all of our builds and have a comprehensive testing suite to ensure that all our builds look and work well across all devices.

Custom Plugin Development

We work on ready to rock frameworks such as WordPress, Joomla!, Magento, Opencart and more open ended frameworks such as ZEND and Kohana. We are proficient in developing plugins and extensions for these platforms to suit any requirement.

Digital Marketing & SEO

It’s important for your website to be seen, and we can provide a tailored SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) plan to fully optimise your website so that it is accessible and relevant for your market which in turn elevates its position on all the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.


Our e-commerce solutions enable you to sell your goods online safely & securely. We take care of the design, build and hosting of the website, as well as integration with popular payment gateway providers such as Opayo (Sagepay), Paypal and Stripe to name a few. We can also provide full PCI-DSS compliance for your e-commerce solution if required.

Maintenance & Retainer Packages

If you need access to a web specialist urgently but cannot employ your own staff, then consider our maintenance agreements and retainers. With 1 month rolling contracts they are flexible and cost-effective and many of our plans allow any unused time to be carried forward to the next month.

Web Hosting & Servers

We offer hosting plans starting from as little as £4.53 per month. All of our shared hosting plans come with automatic nightly backups, providing peace of mind at no extra cost. If you require something a little different, we can scale up to provide dedicated distributed server clusters with firewall and failover technology for mission critical systems.


A showcase of some of our work

Have you seen anything you like? We can offer bespoke design services or if budgets are a little tighter, pre-created website templates which can be tailored with the minimum of work to suit your project.


Mobile Dent Removal

“I’ve been using Bluebit for over 5 years. Neil’s always there to help with technical queries regarding my website www.mobiledentremoval.co.uk which was built by him. He is a friendly and approachable chap who I would highly recommend.”

Marcus McCallum

“Neil and his team designed and have run our website for over ten years. I have always found them to be easy to speak to if I have any sort of issue, although I have to say this is rare. But if needed Neil is always around and things are sorted out quickly and efficiently. I have no hesitation in recommending Bluebit.”

Hamble Village Memorial Hall

“Very supportive, professional, efficient, friendly and helpful company”

Kemps Quay

“Bluebit have always responded very quickly to any requests, their work is impeccable and work ethic excellent. We have been using them for over 15 years and are extremely satisfied with them.”

Total Wardrobe Storage

“Neil and the team have been brilliant through the years, from building us a specialist virtual wardrobe for our clients to taking the time to discuss website growth and changes in terms that we understand! They have been working with us for many years and we hope they will continue to do so for many years to come.”

Black Dog DNA

“It’s a weight off my mind not to have to worry about website things any more. Bluebit have it covered, making sure all security things are up to date is so important these days.”

AEL Heating

“AEL have been working with Bluebit for more than 15 years and in that time Neil and his staff have provided the level of service that was promised and provided technical help and assistance for many questions out of there remit that i have needed professional guidance with to move forward.
If any company was looking for reliable IT and website support with a personal touch then i would definitely recommend Bluebit.”

Tinstar Design

“Neil of Bluebit is knowledgable, highly capable and a pleasure to deal with. Bluebit has worked with Tinstar Design on a number of complex projects and provides invaluable ongoing assistance.”


Who we are, what we do and why we do it

Hello! We are Bluebit Web Design


A Web Development & Hosting Agency based close to Lymington and the New Forest

Bluebit has been established since December 2000 as a Web Design, Software Development and Web Hosting company. Our small but perfectly formed team have overlapping skill sets that enable us to provide a full stack solution (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB & PHP), as well as HTML, CSS/LESS/SCSS & Javascript. We like to think outside of the box and aren’t tied to off-the-shelf products to find a solution for your requirements.

We regularly use a combination of tools and frameworks such as WordPress, Magento, Opencart and WooCommerce to name a few. Many of these solutions are Open Source allowing for easy modification and portability if needed.

Our servers are situated in UK based data centres with backup power and network capacity.


Responsive Design

We check all our websites across a variety of different devices to ensure that they look great and also function as expected whether on a Windows PC, Apple Mac or Mobile device.


Standards Based

We use HTML5, CSS and Javascript for much of the front end development and when it comes to backend stuff, Linux, Apache, PHP and MySQL are where we’re at.


Support & Maintenance

We support all websites that we build, for up to 3 months from launch for free. We also offer maintenance agreements and retainers for customers who need additional support regarding updates and ongoing work.


Backups and peace of mind

All the shared hosting websites that we host are backed up nightly so that in the unlikely event of a critical failure, we can recover quickly and easily, with minimal downtime.

We also offer backup solutions for dedicated and Virtual Servers too.


What you get with our shared hosting plans as standard

Simple 1-click installs

Install web applications such as WordPress, TYPO3, Joomla, Prestashopand Drupal with a single click. †

24/7 support

Our experts are available to help you around the clock to offer support with setting up and maintaining your web site.

Plesk control panel

All our shared web hosting plans provide access to the award winning Plesk control panel, allowing you to manage your web space and mailboxes easily.

Nightly backups

Each web hosting plan is automatically backed up nightly to our separate storage facility, providing disaster recovery and peace of mind.

Free SSL

Unlike other hosting providers, we encourage the use of the FREE LetsEncrypt SSL/TLS Certificate Authority, or we can provide paid for Certificates on request.

Regular virus and malware scans

We want to protect our customers websites, so we run regular virus and malware scans across all hosting plans and let you know if we find anything suspect.

Statistics & log files

Our web hosting plans come with Webalizer and AWStats packages to choose fromWe also provide access to real log files via FTP or control panel.

Password protected directories

Add an additional layer of protection to specific folders within your web site and manage user access from the Plesk control panel.

Webmail access

We use Roundcube and Horde for access to your email through your browser. It has an application-like interface and provides full functionality you expect from an email client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching and spell checking.

bluebit.co.uk subdomain

We offer a free bluebit.co.uk subdomain for all our websites so that you can get started right away.

PHP 8 support

We offer the most up-to-date PHP 8 version as standard on all our shared hosting plans, but you can also choose an older version too. Ask us for more info.

MySQL / MariaDB

We run the most up-to-date version of MariaDB which is fully compatible with MySQL databases as used by WordPress, Joomla, Typo3 and Opencart. †

Prices shown above exclude VAT @ 20%.

* We can install the vanilla version of one of the following; WordPress, Joomla, WooCommerce or Opencart. If you have any other open source software you would like us to install, please drop us a line.

** Bandwidth Fair use policy applies.

† Only Available on Silver, Gold and Platinum plans.


We’ve listed our most popular range of unmanaged Virtual Servers listed below and can provide custom server builds on request.

Prices shown above exclude VAT @ 20%.

* Add more storage space when needed at £1 per 10GB.

** You can request server shutdown and reboots and monitor server load and other statistics from this panel.

*** Snapshot backups are a great way to backup your Virtual Server. Let us know if snapshot backups are required and we can provide a separate quote for you.


Start a project with us.

We would love to work with you on your new project, no matter what size, big or small. Why not give us a ring and have a chat, or if you prefer, fill in the form below, and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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