Top 10 UK Hosting Services

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SiteGround
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WPX Hosting Review
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TSOHost UK
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WebHosting UK Review
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Flywheel Hosting Review
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InMotion Hosting
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HostGator
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BlueHost
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£4.58/mo
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£2.75/mo
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£6.09/mo
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£2.99/mo
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£4.99/mo
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£0.99/mo
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£4.57/mo
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£4.54/mo
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£3/mo
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WordPress Plans
WordPress
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WordPress
WordPress
WordPress
Free Hosting
Free Hosting
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Free Hosting
Free Hosting
Free Hosting
Free Domain
Free Domain
Free Domain
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Free Domain
Free Domain
Free Domain
Free Domain
Unlimited Bandwidth
Unlimited Traffic
Unlimited Traffic
Unlimited Traffic
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Unlimited Traffic
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Unlimited Traffic
Unlimited Traffic
Unlimited Traffic
Unlimited Traffic
Backup & Restore
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Uptime Guarantee
Uptime
99.9%
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99.9%
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99.9%
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99.9%
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99.9%
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99.9%
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99.9%
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99.9%
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99.8%
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99.9%
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10 GB
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10 GB
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5 GB
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Unlimited
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10 GB
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50 GB

Disclaimer: The technical specifications shown in the table above are for the cheapest Web Hosting plans that the companies offer.


SiteGround Hosting Security, Uptime, Back up, Support Review

The company SiteGround was created in the year 2004 by a university team of experts on the matter. The service expanded very fast and resulted into one of the leaders among hosting providers nowadays which is recommended by many. The company provides a multitude of hosting plans and even such with special discounts (student hosting). SiteGround also has offices located all around the globe and offers affiliate program, much like any other major hosting provider out there.

Data Centers

The data centers of SiteGround are located in multiple spots around the globe. The company has more locations of servers in comparison to most of it’s main competitors and this decentralization gives the possibility to choose where you want to host your website. Here are the main regions which the hosting is optimized for:

  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands ‒ Best for Europe and Russia.
  • Milan, Italy ‒ Best for Italy and Europe.
  • London,The United Kingdom ‒ Best for Europe and Russia.
  • Chicago, The United States of America ‒ Best for North America, South America and Africa.
  • Singapore ‒ Best for Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the South Pacific.

Security
The company has implemented Linux containers technology in order to provide a secure solution, which in the same time remains stable and flexible. In addition to this, SiteGround also has their own application for monitoring in-house servers which enables them to increase control over them on much more parameters than your standard system. The centers for data of SiteGround use their own automatic backup systems and this makes it possible to restore a site from backup 4 times faster in comparison to the average backup restoration time in the segment.

Speed
SSD drives are being used by SiteGround acorss each hosting blan. In addition to this, NGINX servers have performance opitmizations which speed up their dynamic and static loading process. Furthermore, their web apps and CMS platforms have cachin system which can also further increase the speed of the delivery of data. In addition to this, they also have Cloudflare CDN as an optional feature which can be activated by clients to their current hosting plan. The company is also one of the first companies which implemented the successful support of HTTP/2 network protocol that makes web pages load significantly faster on the web browsers.

Price
When it comes to the price, it is not a bold statement that the company provides bang for your buck. The price is ideal to make SiteGround one of the best hosting companies for different types of site owners. Besides offering the WordPress and Joomla services, the company also provides a lot of features that are unique for them and not available in competition hosting plans.
Support
The support of SiteGround is on a very high level and is available 24/7 as well. Much like A2, they feature ticketing system, which makes them reply and solve an issue in the timeframe of approximately 10 minutes. Besides this, they also have live chat with swift responses and many tutorials as well as webinars that further contribute to their passive support as well.

What We Like
Custom optimized solutions
Free Website Migration
App-Dedicated Hosting
Availability of discount plans
What’s Missing
By default the prices are shown without VAT
There are no data centers in Africa or South America


A2 Hosting Security, Uptime, Back up, Support Review

Created back in 1999 in Ann Arbor, USA, A2 currently employs approximately 200 employees and has an outstanding reputation for good customer services. In addition to this, the company also favors developers a lot, which makes it a quality service with many helpful extras for the devs out there as well.

The primary focus of A2 however is the beginner users, however they are also a company that has oriented heavily towards the solving cloud projects and dedicated hosting regarding websites which have heavy traffic.

The company may not be one of the most widespread and known organizations out there, but they offer a quality hosting service, fast and friendly customer support and all of this at an affordable price. This company is one of our preferred choices for hosting in the UK and definitely a preferred one on any other country supported by the company. It is very suitable for beginner users as well as business-level users.

Data Centers
A2 manages 3 data centers, located in Amsterdam (for Europe), Michigan (for the U.S.) and Singapore (for Asia). They provide support for both Linux and Windows-based managed servers.

Security
When it comes to the security, the company does not lack any of the modern standards for hosting security. A2 has the latest tech, such as isolation of accounts on a server level, WAF rules imposing to patch vulnerabilites, malware scanning via HackSpan protection and in addition to this Let’s Encrypt.

Speed
When it comes to dealing with speed issues even for businesses with heavy traffic, A2 relies heavily on SSDs that have over 80% faster performance than traditional storage in terms of loading speed. In addition to this, another factor, according to client reviews is that their servers are not overcrowded, which is a key feature when you are looking for a reliable hosting service. This adds up to the company outperforming giants like BlueHost, HostGator as well as several others.

Price

The price offered by A2 is very low when it comes to the extra features they provide, the speed they offer and the quality of service and support.

Support

A2 offers extended 24/7 support and not only by phone, but also via chat, tickets, e-mail and they have been reported by clients to have a decent technical knowledge as well. The support is provided in various languages and the company is also known for the fast response times – not over 10 minutes time.
A2 are also known for their great and friendly support. They offer 24/7 support via chat, phone, tickets and e-mail and that is not all, they have a rich knowledge base as well. They provide support in various languages and German as well.

What We Like
Anytime money back guarantee
Free website transfer.
Let’s Encrypt included with all plans.
Very fast and reliable 24/7 customer support in German and not only.
Cheap and quality hosting service.
Unlimited storage, space and bandwidth with all plans.
What’s Missing
No free domain.
The lowest price is available with the 24-month plan.


1und1.de (1&1) Hosting Review
1and1 was found in in Montabaur almost 30 years ago and it keeps growing ever since. The company offers mobile services, domain registration as well as hosting in UK and 10 other countries and is often classified as a very affordable and reliable hosting provider. 1&1 should definitely be on your list if you are looking for a decent web hosting company in the UK as they currently host more than 19 million domains

Data centers:
1&1 has seven data centers located in Europe and USA and can offer Linux and Windows based hosting service.

Security:
1und1 take security seriously and attach great importance to it. The features they provide to their clients are SiteLock, daily backups, CDN, SSL and more.

Speed:
The speed of their hosting service is on par with their competitors, but the cheapest plans are not optimized for WordPress. And WordPress standard features like auto install, auto updates, key plugins come at an extra cost.

Uptime:
1und1 guarantee 99.9% uptime and we had never had clients complaining about significant downtime with them.

Support:
Pre-sales and technical support is relatively OK and fast, but when it is a question about billing, it can take ages to resolve. Support is available in German.

Price:
1und1 are one of the cheapest hosting providers on the market. They offer a very attractive offer for the first year for their basic plans and then much higher renewal rates.

What We Like
Good performance in UK.
Very attractive prices.
More than enough storage space for a very small budget.
Very intuitive and easy to use dashboard. This is indeed a great benefit for newbies.
Decent domestic transfer speed.
Timely customer support.
Provide a website builder for mobile devices You can have your site and domain manged by one and the same provider and their domain registration fees are quite low.
What’s Missing
Aggressive upselling.
They do not offer Let’s Encrypt, so this imposes an extra cost for clients.
Their servers are not using the latest software versions
WordPress auto updates, themes and plugins are not included in the basic package by default and are offered at an extra cost
Website builder is offered at an extra cost

WPX Hosting Review

Previously familiar as Traffic Planet Hosting, WPX hosting is a web hosting service that is specifically WordPress optimized and oriented. The company also offers quick guide to register and dive right into your hosting plan with few simple steps and clicks. This plus the features added by WPX Hosting make for a very decent choice for advanced users, especially if you want to run more than one website simultaneously.

Data Centers
The company has only one data center, located in the UK, but there is little details regarding it’s exact location, which in terms of security is good. In addition to this, the data center employees are 24/7 on the data center itself and they have also set up a network operations center along with the data center to respond fast if anything occurs.

Security

In terms of security, WPX hosting has implemented the latest standards that help keep the sites which they are responsible for safe. They also offer the FREE SSL features, unlimited malware removal and unlimited security repairs on their site. The list of security features continues with maware and hacked site scanning and a 14-day backup archive which allows you to choose to which date you wish to bring your website back. And if that isn’t enough and you are unsatisfied, the company can give you up to $500 as a reimbursement for your troubles.

Speed

The speed of WPX hosting has been reported by users who were clients for over 3 years to be extremely good. In fact, if your website is on WPX hosting, chances are that it will load ~95% quicker than all of the other sites in the world right now. In addition to this, users who manage more than 10 websites at the same time via WPX, have reported loading times of less than 1 second as well.

Price

When we discuss the price, the company offers decent pricing, although they are WordPress focused only, which is a bit of turn off for advanced users who would like another platfrom on which they are more capable of working. However, when we take into consideration the numerous ammount of features which are embedded into that hosting, including the Free SSL, which normally costs a lot with other hosting plans, the price is just about right for what you get. And on the plus side, they also give you 2 months for free if you sign up for a 1 year contract with hem, but you will have to pay the whole year in advance if you want to get the discount.

Support
Regarding support, there have been a lot of user reviews which classify the support of WPX hosting as reputable and very capable. Some users who have experienced numerous hacker attacks and other interruptions even report to have received financial reimbursement for their troubles. This is amazing, since some hosting providers take a lot of time to bring a site up and do not even apologize for the breakdown occurring.

What We Like
Amazing customer support that compensates you if they have mistaken.
Free SSL.
Very fast hosting.
Easy setup and usage.
What’s Missing
Some cases of few days downtime have occurred in the past.


TSOHost Hosting Security, Uptime, Back up, Support Review

TSOhost is a great solution if you are located in UK and are starting projects which are based there. The company has very low ping, probably the lowest latency time of all the competitors in this list. And it also guarantees 99.99 percent uptime plus 24/7 access to your site, even if they upgrade their hardware.

Data Centers
Being a local company, TSO has only one datacenter.

Security
When we discuss security, there is nothing lacking about it. The data centers have the latest firewalls and other security hardware from Dell and Cisco, making the company up to date with modern security standards.
Speed

Regarding speed, TSOhost features new servers that are faster than it’s previous ones and this results in better performance and faster opening of web pages.

Price

In terms of price, the company does not deviate by far, offering cheap prices for many features, such as 1 click applications, Linux and Windos servers, Zend Guard / ionCube Loaders, Perl, ASP and ASP.net, IIS and many other extras.

Support

The support is extended, reported by clients to be friendly and solving tickets in around 30 minutes or less time. In addition to this, you are also updated on the latest developments in the network and you also have support during most of the day with free backups over the phone. We do wish, they could have had live chat support and the team to be available between midnight and 9 in the morning as well, since the competition has those features.

What We Like
Friendly tech support staff.
Real-time system updates.
Flexible and scalable hosting plans.
30 day free trial.
Unlimited Traffic for the price it has (1.25 British pounds a month).
Latest security hardware.
What’s Missing
No chat support.
No 24/7 live support only from morning to midnight.


WebHosting UK Security, Back up, Support Review

Created back in 2001, WHUK is a hosting company which offers a wide range of different prices and hosting plans to choose from. They also include a lot of features and have established speedy servers in UK, making them a very decent choice for the price they offer.

Data Centers
WebHosting UK is a United Kingdom – focused hosting, which means that most of their data centers are located in the UK.

Security
The company has a high level of security and use all the necessary security measures, plus a backup service which ensures that your site will be safe, even a security problem with it occurs. Other than that, they do not reveal specifics about all the security features they offer.

Speed
When it comes to speed, the performance of WHUK is decent and can impress you with 99.95% guaranteed uptime and unlimited bandwidth, unlimited e-mails and databases, which is astonishing, considering this is available on their budget plan.
Price

If we discuss the price, the first thing that springs up to mind is that the company offers a lot of features which are not available in the competition’s budget plans. Besides the unlimeted bandwidth, e-mails and databases, WHUK also provides the ability to host two websites plus a free domain with their annual plan. Their prices for the VPS (virtual private servers) begin from 13 GBP, cloud serverss start at 36 GBP and their dedicated hosting which has 10TB monthly bandwidth begins at 70 british pounds. The only thing which bothers us for the price you pay is that the storage limit offered is only 5GB which is appropriate if you are a begginer, but if your site grows or is the type to work with a lot of data, this storage is very low. Add other services, such as WordPress and any other plugins you might want to take advantage off and this may become a problem for you.

Support
The support of WHUK is well-defined and UK oriented. The company offers 24/7 support over phone on a free number and you can set up a call-back service in order to skip waiting for them to pickup, if the lines are busy. In addition to this, they also have a live chat that is available.

What We Like
A lot of features for the price offered.
Free support over the phone.
UK-oriented.
What’s Missing
Only 5 GB of storage.

Flywheel Security, Uptime, Back up, Support Review

Flywheel is a stylish hsoting provider whose purpose is to provide attractive to designers and easy to use hosting. The company has been created to be suitable primarily for web designers and it shows, especially when you visit their website and see the content offered.

Data Centers

Flywheel has at least one data center, located in the UK.

Security
All of the necessary security options and features are implemented in Flywheel and the company also offers an extensive list of security features as well:

  • Passowrd protection enabling.
  • Cache flushing.
  • Creating and restoring previous backups.
  • Enabling and disabling the cache.
  • Free site migrations.

Speed
In terms of speed, the company provides decent bandwidth and good site loading speeds, however, you should bear in mind that they do not reveal exactly what hardware are they using. In addition to this, they also have servers in the UK, so you should be fine if you are located there.

Price
When you visit Flywheel’s website, you will quickly find out that the company gets down to pricing quickly and does not waste any time with advertising. You have to simply scroll down to the middle of their home page to learn all there is about their 3 pricing plans. Most who tried testing the loading speeds (and this is a very subjective manner) were not dissappointed with site loading times of around 2 seconds for different websites.

Support
In terms of support, the company works with ticketing system, which quickly respongs to requests quickly. Unfortunately the support is not 24/7 which is a bit of a turn off, because some people who are not in the same time zone, may have issues in reaching support. You can however, leave a question which is answered within 24 hours time in detail. Overall and all, the experience with the support is not first-class like some other hosting providers (SiteGround), but it is decent and you will not be dissapointed.

What We Like
Amazon back-end development.
Easy and pleasant usage.
Clean interface.
Made with developers in mind.
A lot of WordPress features.
What’s Missing
No 24/7 customer support.
Lacks SSH.

InMotion Hosting Security, Uptime, Back up, Support Review

InMotion Hosting offers different hosting services to customers of all types. In addition to that they also offer web design and several site hosting tools that make it easy for web administrators to easily set up managed web applications.

Data centers
InMotionHosting has invested in a “green” facility by operating a green-data center in Los Angeles, CA. The technology utilizes outside air cooling technology which reduces the carbon output by more than 2000 tons per year. The company partners with a non-profit organization to support a sustainable agroforestry.

Security
One of the primary advantages of using the InMotion Hosting plans is that they provide advanced application installers that make it very easy to quickly setup popular web instances.

The knowledge base also lists many security tips that help site administrators to prevent hacker intrusions. Spam protection, automated backups and other security features are readily available.s

Uptime
99.9% uptime guarantee.

Speed
All InMotion hosting plans provide free SSD drives which increases processing times and makes pages loading much quicker than conventional drives. Max Speed Zones proprietary technology is also employed, as well as the use of business-class hardware to ensure that all operations run quick and smooth.

Price
The offered plans are suitable for all clients from small businesses and personal pages to large enterprises and companies. Many useful services are available, such as Google Apps integration and the option of choosing the servers where the sites will be hosted. The prices are reasonable having more perks on the cheaper offers in comparison to some competitors.

Support
The 24/7 support team can be reached via phone, Skype, the support center, the ticketing system, email and live chat.

What We Like
Google Apps Integration
Free Website Builder
Free Advertising Credits
Malware protection
What’s Missing
The cheapest plan is not E-commerce ready
PRO level support available on expensive plans only

HostGator Hosting Security, Uptime, Back up, Support Review

HostGator provides both shared hosting, cloud, VPS, dedicated and WordPress specific services. It is very suitable for beginner administrators to create their own sites by offering their very own website builder. In addition they offer custom web design, SEO services and PPC (pay-per-click) advertising.

Data centers
Two data centers are currently being used by HostGator ‒ Houston, TX and Provo, UT. The network infrastructure is operated according to a fully redundant plan and the top hardware vendors have equipped the facilities with the best gear. All facilities have massive bandwidth capacity and world-class connectivity is used.

Security
HostGator monitors all systems constantly to prevent a hacker intrusion or possible service abuse. Customers can take advantage of the proprietary CodeGuard technology which protects the sites with a daily automated backup.

A malware protection option is also available (called “SiteLock”) which is cloud-based solution that can protect against viruses.

Uptime
99.9% uptime guarantee.

Speed
HostGator provides fast loading times by setting up low-density servers on their cloud hosting plans. Several caching layers along with premium hardware guarantee that all web pages will load fast. Performance optimization happens automatically and the customers can monitor various metrics via an intuitive dashboard.

Price
The starter shared hosting plans have a low price and offer a multitude of features along with unlimited bandwidth (traffic). Each hosting plan includes access to the free website builder. The administrators also receive a $100 Google Adwords voucher and $100 Bing Ads credit.

Support: Support options include the 24/7 team available via live chat, phone and a ticket system. Administrators can also take advantage of an online portal that contains hundreds of video tutorials and help articles. A community forums is also available.

What We Like
All hosting plans come with a voucher for Google Adwords and Bing Ads
Affordable hosting plans
One Click Installations
What’s Missing
Site Backup & Restore Option is not included for free
Malware Scanning is an optional feature

BlueHost Hosting Security, Uptime, Back up, Support Review

BlueHost is one of the recommended hosts by the team at WordPress. It is especially suited for blogs as it includes a 1-click installation package and offers more than $150 in offers for ads and marketing services to help businesses grow their presence.

Data centers
Detailed information about the locations and data center hosting facilities is not available on the home page. However BlueHost provide the specifications of their shared hosting services and other data concerning the services that they offer. In an ad video created by the company it is shown that they use custom solutions.

Security
All basic security features are in place ‒ automated backups, a customized server instance and support for a variety of optimized technology. Account isolation is used to separate the customers running on the same server.

Speed
The engineers run customized servers that are configured to deliver the best performance. The fact that the team works actively with the WordPress community makes it especially suited for running blogs as the staff is experienced in optimizing the machines for such use.

Uptime
99.9% uptime guarantee

Price

The offered services start at a low price which gives practically everyone the opportunity to take advantage of a professional hosting solution. The shared hosting accounts start ot $2.95 per month (promotional offer) which is a good deal.

Support

Support resources that are available include ready-made educational materials and tutorials, as well as a dedicated team. Customers can reach out BlueHost with queries via phone or live chat.

What We Like
BlueHost are committed to contributing back to open-source projects via their own Bluehost Open Source Services (BOSS) program.
There is a dedicated WooCommerce plan
Most of the plans offer additional extras like ads and marketing network coupons
What’s Missing
No detailed information about the data centers is available
Only middle-tier plans include spam protection
Site Backup & Restore option comes at an extra cost

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