Review of UK Web Hosting Companies
The other day I received a request from one of my clients to do a little research on Hosting companies in UK and provide him with a review of UK hosts based on which he wanted to select a hosting company for his new project. after submitting the detailed report ( much more detailed than what you see below) I thought I would put up a summary of a few web hosting companies that I found to be really good. May be this would help some of my readers as well..
1and1 Hosting – Clearly one of my favorite hosts. They offer an extremely reliable service at a reasonable price. There are multiple packages both for Windows and Linux hosting. Linux hosting ranges from £0.99/month to £11.99/month and Microsoft/ Windows Hosting is available from £2.99/month to £13.99/month.
While most of their features are comparable to other hosting providers, they excel in customer support. They are also extremely serious about information security and tends top verify account owners whenever they have any doubt about fraudulent activities.
I have typically seen a 100% up time with 1and1 and have never really received any complain from any of my clients either.
In addition when you buy any 1 and1 hosting package you get one Free domain and all their packages come with a 60 Day Monyeback guarantee.
KNetHosting.co.uk – A very cheap and reliable hosting service if you are looking for Linux hosting. Their packages start from as low as £14.95/ year and goes upto £84.95/year. The packages offer generous bandwidth and storage capability and also they offer unlimited email accounts with all their packages. Also all packages have Fantastico Software Library included in them which is rare to find for such cheap web hosting services.
Cpanel provides an easy to use user interface and continuous data backups through R1 soft provides additional protection against virus attacks, hacks etc. Even the basic account allows you to host as many as 5 domains in the same account.
Support is available 24/7, though you will hardly need any because of the easy to use Cpanel interface, Fantastico software and Web Builder software that comes along with your hosting package.
If price is your main concern Knet Hosting is definitely a good option that you should consider.
EUKHost – They are one of the reputed hosting companies in UK. Their Linux hosting packages start from £29.99/year and goes upto 79.99/year. Windows hosting packages vary from £49.99/year to 99.99/year. While their offerings are comparable to 1and 1 and KNet Hosting, they probably offer a few more scripts within the packages compared to the other two. All their packages have same features available irrespective of cost except for the number of domains you are allowed to host, the bandwidth and the storage capacity. They also offer 24×7 support via email, chat and phone call.