Hosting.co.uk Review

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Hosting.co.uk is a UK based web hosting company that offers a wide range of services like hosting, VPS, dedicated servers and cloud apps. They boast with a Tier IV data center with “lightning fast speeds” accompanied by a great customer support service available 24/7 365 days a year.

To establish a relationship of trust and complete reliability from the beginning, their plans are transparent and they promise to never change the price. The price you start with is guaranteed for lifetime (or as long as you have an account with them) and the only things that can change are the special offers, but these are well highlighted.

Just like iPower, the Hosting.co.uk users have access to a 30 days Money Back Guarantee policy. This ensures any new user that if he/she is not satisfied by a certain aspect during the first month of usage they will be able to get their money back easily.

Hosting Plans & Features

Hosting.co.uk’s general plans offer shared web hosting services which means that they are great for small to medium businesses, bloggers, WordPress sites, and small e-commerce sites. A business that requires a large amount of data usage may want to direct their attention to their dedicated servers offer.

Their web hosting plans are perfect for bloggers, family websites, small businesses that want to start an online reputation and gain more customers, and small e-commerce stores that must be supported by a reliable and powerful hosting service. One feature that situates them over the iPower company is the fact that they allow for quick data import and export, allowing users to move their sites rather than create a new one.

The 4 different web hosting plans offered include features like:

  • Up to unlimited disk space, data transfer, unique websites, and email accounts (according to the plan you choose)
  • MySQL database access (up to unlimited according to the chosen plan)
  • Support for WordPress, Drupal or Joomla
  • Marketing tools and vouchers for Google and Yahoo advertisements
  • Easy software installation
  • Access to cPanel
  • The possibility to quickly migrate the account (24h maximum)

Other services include reseller hosting (great when one user has a wide collection of sites), VPS hosting (great for large business that need Linux virtual servers), dedicated servers (for companies that need dedicated resources), and various cloud storage options.

Features Beginner Advanced Business Ultimate
Price per month* £2 £4 £6 £8
Disk Space 10GB 25GB 100GB Unlimited
Data Transfer/Month 100 GB 500 GB 1000 GB Unlimited
Unique Web Sites 2 5 10 Unlimited
cPanel access Yes Yes Yes Yes
Email Accounts 10 20 Unlimited Unlimited
MySQL Databases 5 10 Unlimited Unlimited
2checkout.com access 20/yr 20/yr 20/yr Free
Price Freeze Guarantee Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated IP Address Yes Yes Yes Yes
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*Prices per month mentioned are available for the payment for one year, made in full

Bandwidth & Disk Space

The feature that we appreciated the most on Hosting.co.uk is their transparency. Unlike iPage or iPower, they clearly specify that they don’t offer unlimited disk space or bandwidth unless the user choses the most expensive plan.

Reliability & Support

Their support team is available 24/7, regardless of time and type of day. Because they service clients from all over the world, they understand the need of having a well-prepared team of operators that can offer answers and guidance exactly when it’s needed. Their support system is based on tickets and you will only talk to people from UK, which is a great advantage.

Ease of Use

The platform is very easy to use and they even boast with their 1-click CMS install options offered on all plans. This means that regardless of the web platform used (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla or others) you will receive fast installation that doesn’t require any advanced technical knowledge.

Final Thoughts

PROS:
  • Fast setup on most web platforms
  • Great support
  • Powerful SEO tools
  • Price lock feature
CONS:
  • No drag & drop website building tools
  • Not suited for big companies

Hosting.co.uk is a company that offers a great series of features with their web hosting plans and this recommends them for anyone trying to start an online business or community. The price lock feature is unique and absolutely great considering that most web hosting providers make price changes at the renewal.

8.8 Total Score
Excellent!

Performance
8.9
Reliability
9
Features
9.1
Customer Support
9
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