Live in the UK and looking to start a cheap hosting website? It sure can be a difficult process — there are so many options available. How do you know which company to trust?
Here is a list of the top three cheap hosting companies and what they offer to aid in the decision-making process.
1. UK2.net Web Hosting Founded in 1998, this company knows a thing or two about the world of web hosting! They are part of a larger group that owns hosting companies worldwide like 100TB, VPS.NET, and WestHost. They offer a wide assortment of hosting plans, and contracts can go month-to-month, yearly, or bi-annually. Other great features: one-click installs (Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, etc.), simple control panels, and 24/7 support.
Choose the starter plan for the most basic of websites. It offers one website, 500MB of space, and 1GB bandwidth. If your site isn't too complex, this is the perfect plan and is only 99p/month. Need a bit more? £3.95/month gets you ten websites, a free domain name, unlimited space, bandwidth, and email addresses, and one MySQL database.
The business hosting package starts at £4.95/month and ups your free domain names to 3. Enjoy unlimited websites and MySQL Databases, too. They also offer a Business Cloud package with the same great features for £9.95/month.
2. Webhosting.uk In business since 2001, they offer everything you need to get your website up and running (and keep it that way!) 24/7 customer support is standard, and each customer gets their own dedicated account manager to assure their needs are met. They offer over 250 CMS options to make your job easier, and domains are just £5/year for a .co.uk and £8.98 for a .com. All packages come with a 30-day money back guarantee.
They offer numerous shared hosting packages that start at £2.29/month, providing mobile website building tools and WordPress hosting as well. For businesses that need a bit more, rely on their Linux or Windows VPS Hosting, and check out their reseller hosting options as well, starting at £14.99/month. They have dedicated server plans for enterprise customers as well. Enterprise plans start at £55/month.
3. Heart Internet When this award-winning company was formed in 2004, there was one goal in mind: bring people high quality hosting services at the lowest price possible. With dedicated hosting, cheap hosting, unlimited reseller hosting, and more, they offer a little bit of everything to business owners looking for a hosting provider. They offer 24/7 support and claim that their response rates are the fastest in the industry.
Pick up a Linux or Windows hosting package with unlimited storage and bandwidth along with one-click WordPress install and free Pro Website Builder to help you make an amazing website starting at £2.49/month. A virtual server hosting package offers up to 32GB RAM, 500GB storage, SSD, great control panel options, and up to 12 CPU cores starting at £11.99/month. Looking for a dedicated server hosting package? For £79.99/month, you will enjoy unlimited bandwidth, a UK-based data center, and the best Dell and Intel hardware available.
A new offering in the UK:
Hybrid servers that offer a high level of performance in an affordable package. The hybrid server packages start at £59.99/month.
Do you rely on any of these European hosting companies for your website? How has your experience been? We want to hear about it!