UK Web hosting reviews

SiteGround Web Hosting Review

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All the good web hosting companies in the UK offer almost identical features. SiteGround is on the top of our list of the website hosting services that we have reviewed for several reasons - speed, security and their outstanding support. The best about SiteGround is their focus on your website performance.

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SiteGround Web Hosting Review - 5.0 out of 5 based on 80 votes

GoDaddy Web Hosting Review

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GoDaddy is the world’s largest domain name registrar and web hosting provider, earning 3rd place in our chart. GoDaddy is taken into account to be one amongst the world’s biggest and best website hosting companies. They started in 1997 as Jomax Technologies established by Bob Parsons.

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GoDaddy Web Hosting Review - 4.7 out of 5 based on 11 votes

A2Hosting Review

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A2 Hosting has been providing high-powered hosting for more than 15 years. Whether you're an expert in web development or you've never dabbled into building a website, the company is able to provide an array of web hosting solutions that are easy to use and tailor-made to address your various web hosting needs.

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One.com Review

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Cheap isn’t one of the qualities web hosting services are known for but the folks at One.com would like to disprove that notion. Recognized by the UK as one of the top budget web hosting companies, One.com has provided affordable web hosting solutions to both entry-level and professionals to help them create their own websites and establish their online presence without the hassle doing any actual coding.

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Tsohost Web Hosting Review

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Tsohost is another great hosting solution that you can use for your UK based web projects. Check the results from the tests we made in the review below.

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Tsohost Web Hosting Review - 4.7 out of 5 based on 6 votes

UK2.NET Hosting Review

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Based in the heart of start-up territory in Shoreditch, London, UK2.net is Britain’s local web hosting company. The founding brand of the UK2 Group, UK2.NET was created in 1998 and has sold over 4 million domain names and 8.8 million hosting services to customers in over 200 territories. UK2.NET is giving you everything you need to succeed in your on-line adventure.

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UK2.NET Hosting Review - 5.0 out of 5 based on 7 votes

TMDHosting Review

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How TMD made it to the top of the UK web hosting companies chart? Tl;DR

As you already know, we only list reputable companies with the best hardware that will make your projects run smoothly. What makes the difference is how serious a company takes the support and security.

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TMDHosting Review - 5.0 out of 5 based on 4 votes

Pickaweb Web Hosting Review

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Pickaweb have everything you need to succeed online. They provide you with tons of features out the box that appeal to both pros and amateurs and all that with exceptional levels of support. Find out more about PickaWeb in our complete review.

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Pickaweb Web Hosting Review - 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 votes

eUKhost Hosting Review

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EUKhost was founded in 2001 and since then they have grown into one of the largest web hosting companies in the UK. eUKhost Ltd. is operated from their registered office based in Leeds and data centres in Maidenhead and Milton Keynes. At eUKhost you will find low cost and reliable, web hosting services. Today, they host over 35,000 customers in their two ultra-modern data centre facilities in the UK, serving over 70 000 websites worldwide. From entry level Shared Hosting packages all the way up to Private Clusters, EUKhost wins 2nd place in our charts of the best UK web hosting companies.

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eUKhost Hosting Review - 5.0 out of 5 based on 26 votes

Bluehost Web Hosting Review

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Bluehost web hosting was founded in 2003, built on an open source technology. With more than 1.5 million customers and 2 million hosted domains, Bluehost grows to become one of the world's largest providers of web hosting solutions. The guys from Bluehost undoubtedly know what they're doing, and you'll estimate their service to be competent and reliable, winning 5th place in our charts of the best UK web hosting companies and 1st place of the top 5 WordPress hosts.

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Bluehost Web Hosting Review - 5.0 out of 5 based on 14 votes

CooliceHost Web Hosting Review

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After a thorough review CooliceHost made it to the top of our list of the best web hosting companies for your UK business. Its a relatively small company made from webmaters for webmasters so every client gets a special treatment, they use top notch servers with SSD drives, CPanel on the backend, DDoS protection, only 4ms ping from London and at CooliceHost they support the latest technologies like PHP7 and LiteSpeed that can double your site performance.

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CooliceHost Web Hosting Review - 5.0 out of 5 based on 15 votes

5quidhost UK web hosting review

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Next in our list of the best UK web hosting providers comes 5quidhost. Its an excellent company that focuses simplicity. Find out more in our review below.

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5quidhost UK web hosting review - 5.0 out of 5 based on 6 votes

123-reg Hosting Review

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123-reg is the largest domain provider in the UK with over 3 million domain names registered and hosting over 1.7 million websites.

Whatever your business you can get it online with 123-reg. They provide a winning combination of very high quality, technically advanced yet cost-effective online products such as domain name registration, website hosting, and business email hosting to help any business begin their online journey. Smart, effective and user-friendly online apps are the key enabling everyone, whatever skill level, to unlock the full power of the web.

Most web hosting services in the market these days often dazzle customers with their wide range of features, innovative technology and what-not. However, very few can offer what most people look for in a web hosting company – all the right tools and support bundled into one simple package. This is what 123 Reg is able to deliver to its customers with its web hosting plans.

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123-reg Hosting Review - 3.6 out of 5 based on 8 votes

Heart Inetrnet UK web hosting review

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Heart Internet made it to the top of our UK web hosting review chart for several reasons. They are 100% UK based hosting company which means you get all the benefits from that - UK based data center for fast content delivery and inhouse tech support ready to solve any problems 24x7. More about Heart Internet in the review below.

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Heart Inetrnet UK web hosting review - 5.0 out of 5 based on 5 votes

Dataflame Hosting Review

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There are many important factors that must be visited before you actually make a decision of going for a web service provider and the growing number of such service providers in the market just makes the choice more difficult. Earlier, every company will claim to offer to you, the best services at the most affordable prices. Unfortunately, you can never be sure about any of their claims without some firsthand experience, which could turn out a wrong decision if they do not deliver what they promised.

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Dataflame Hosting Review - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

HostPapa UK Hosting Review

HostPapa is the UK's leading green hosting provider, with huge disk space, bandwidth allotments, and flexible low-cost payment plans. The HostPapa customer support team is incredibly knowledgeable in all aspects of web hosting and website creation and maintenance, and the management team comes to the table with numerous years of experience in the green web hosting industry.

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HostPapa UK Hosting Review - 4.6 out of 5 based on 12 votes

Easyspace Review

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Customers won't hesitate to pay a premium just as long as they get the quality service they’re looking for. Easyspace may not come off as reasonably priced compared to the other web hosting companies out in the market. However, its wide range of innovative features, security and stellar customer support process make it a web hosting service worth the extra pay.

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Easyspace Review - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

Justhost Hosting Review

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Just Host, a renowned web hosting company, has been providing quality hosting services since 2008. Just Host strives to be number one when it comes to web hosting, and it's no surprise that the company has grown into one of the most recognizable hosting brands. Affordable hosting plans, secure servers, top-notch 24/7 technical support and a wide range of extra features make hosting your website with Just Host.

Just Host is among one of the most affordable web hosting services in our alignment, offering comprehensive hosting packages at competitive monthly prices. The service provides many of the basic hosting components we looked for without restrictions.The service is subsequently a good option if you plan on starting more websites or want a site that can expand with the anticipated growth of your business. 

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Justhost Hosting Review - 5.0 out of 5 based on 5 votes

Storm Internet Hosting Review

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Storm Internet has been providing high quality UK website hosting since 2003. The Company was founded by Salim Benadel, who as a Microsoft trained web developer became disheartened by the poor standard of hosting packages available on the market. Whether you require basic web hosting for a simple site or support for the latest coding technologies, They can work with you to provide a web hosting solution to meet your needs. Storm Internet are one of the only 100% UK based, fully managed hosting providers focussing solely on providing affordable hosting solutions to SMEs.

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Storm Internet Hosting Review - 4.9 out of 5 based on 14 votes

Webfusion Hosting Review

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A great service with years of experience, ease of use and terrific support, it’s a combination that’s hard to beat. Webfusion’s portfolio includes unlimited hosting solutions, from Virtual Private Servers with mega-fast processing speeds and ultra-reliable dedicated server hosting to flexible managed hosting and high performancecloud hosting. All these web hosting solutions are designed specifically to suit any business need, whether it is a start-up or a one-off project site. Every single product is backed with reliable, around the clock support and our cast-iron guarantee.

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Webfusion Hosting Review - 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 votes

iPage Hosting Review

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 iPage has been hosting business, personal, social and non-profit websites for more than 10 years. That's why iPage offers a great deal of flexibility, without overcomplicating things.

iPage all-inclusive hosting packages are designed to make building and maintaining an online presence easy and fun. Even their most basic plans include , loads of free marketing credits to get your website at the top, easy to use site-building tools and incredible customer support.

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iPage Hosting Review - 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 votes

Names.co.uk Review

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Names.co.uk or simply Namesco is a UK-based company that has been in the hosting and domain business for nearly two decades. Aside from web hosting, it offers other e-commerce solutions such as email hosting, website building, dedicated servers, VPS, among others.

As a brief backgrounder on the company, Namesco is part of the European conglomerate Dada Group, which has numerous hosting and advertising companies under its wings. Names.co.uk is based in the Worcester although Dada has offices in other parts of Europe such as Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Portugal. Names.co.uk mainly caters to British small businesses. Check our list of the best web hosting providers in the UK.

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Names.co.uk Review - 3.5 out of 5 based on 2 votes

Scala Hosting Review

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Scala hosting made it to the top of the list because of their outstanding performance (only 41ms to connect and 0.2s the time to the first byte) and 99,99% uptime. Knowledgeable and fast support both on the system and CMS(WordPress) level and their proactive approach to security.

My opinion is that the best hosting is the one that you set up and forget. This has been my experience with Scala Hosting in the past year. That's why I can recommend them as one of the best web hosting companies for UK users at the moment.

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Scala hosting is a reputable company that operates from since 2007 from two data centres - in Europe and the US. They serve more than 50k customers and 700k websites.

They provide their clients with high-quality web hosting service. It is focused on the managed VPS and Cloud hosting, where they have their own inhouse management panel called SPanel. Shared hosting plans are on CPanel servers, but are serviced from the same team, so equally good.

As usual in our reviews, we focus on the performance, support, security, features and pricing.

Performance

The performance is really impressive. As you can see from the test with the keycdn performance tool, the TTFB(time to first byte) is only 198ms and the connection speed from London is 41ms.
Connection time: Time it takes to connect to the webserver. Recommended is under 200ms.

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TTFB: Time it takes from when a client makes an HTTP request to it receiving its first byte of data from the webserver. Recommended is under 400ms.

Those are the two important metrics that are related to the speed of the network and the webserver.

They have a 99,99% uptime guarantee on both the shared and VPS service. If your uptime for the month gets below 99%, you will get a full refund in credit.

Another good feature with Scala is that they handle the spikes in the traffic very well. Unlike a lot of the other hosting companies, if your sites go viral for a day, they will not stop your service as long as it does not break the server.

The system is automated, so if it happens only once or twice a week they will not bother you with upsells to higher plans (what we have seen with other companies).

If your site grows, they will recommend a VPS plan, which is at a great price, almost the same as the shared hosting plans.

Security

Scala is focused on security. They have integrated into their SPanel a feature to lock the installation files, so even if a plugin or module has a security issue, the hackers can not upload malware that edits the original files from the installation. This is currently available for WordPress only but their developers' team are working on the other major CMS like Joomla, Drupal, Magento and PrestaShop and OpenCart.

SShield(for managed VPS only) — cyber security is a pressing topic in the technological world, with hackers getting more and more inventive in their attacks. In light of that, Scala Hosting offers SShield — the next-gen solution for website protection.

The tool provides 24/7 real-time monitoring and threat prevention. SShield recognizes and blocks a whopping 99.998% of all known malware and malicious attacks. Not only that, but the solution utilizes a machine learning algorithm to further improve its defensive strategies. Whenever the system detects a new type of threat, it adds it to an evergrowing database of potential vulnerabilities, reacting even more effectively in the future.

The best thing is, once it's activated, there is not much to do with SShield — the tool is fully automated and doesn't require any previous web security knowledge.

Just recently, Scala Hosting has partnered up with Rack911, an industry leader in cybersecurity solutions. The California-based provider will assist with proactive server monitoring and regular penetration tests.

Support

They have 24/7 chat support and ticket support by knowledgable staff that is all inhouse. All the sysadmins and the CMS support is in the same office, so all your questions from basic support to complicated issues that require a sysadmin will be answered fast.

All the support is based in Europe.

  • 24/7 Ticketing support
  • 24/7 Chat support
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Customers reviews

When we check for customers reviews we usually go to independent sources like TrustPilot and social media like Reddit, Twitter and Facebook. We also look at industry forums and other hosting review sites, but we take those with a grain on salt because there could be bias in the industry and we are more interested in what the real customers say overall.

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On TrustPilot Scala has 98% Excellent and 2% Great reviews, which puts it to the top of the industry in terms of customers satisfaction.

We did not find too many reviews on social media, but what we found was positive and we didn't find any serious complaints.

On the industry forums and web hosting reviews sites, they are highly rated. It also makes a good impression that if there is a negative review, Scala host is active and answering to all customers.

Tech details

By default, the shared hosting clients are on CPanel with Apache web server and the latest versions of all the CPanel features.

The VPS clients with SPanel can choose between Apache, Nginx as a reverse proxy, Litespeed Enterprise or Open Litespeed (which is free and unlimited).

All the plans support the major web programming languages like PHP and Python.

Git support is included and you can access the server via SFTP, SSH(enabled on request), WP-CLI.

All the plans except Mini can host unlimited domain names, have unlimited bandwidth and unlimited databases.

Email accounts are also unlimited(the number of emails you can receive is limited by the inodes of the plan) and all the major protocols are supported - SMTP/POP3/IMAP.

HTTP2 is also enabled on all plans.

  • 99,99% uptime guarantee
  • Great connection and TTFB speed
  • Compliance with data protection act
  • 7 day backup
  • SSH and WP-CLI access
  • Raw access logs
  • All CPanel features
  • Inhouse development team
  • No UK datacentre

Scalability

Scaling within Scala hosting is fast and easy (as the name of the company suggests). If your site outgrows its current plan you can easily migrate it to a managed VPS with much more resources and power on almost the same price. Scala has developed their own inhouse panel - SPanel and it allows them to keep the prices of the managed VPS services very affordable.

Limitations

  • 150k inodes on the Mini plan and 3% of the CPU/memory usage.
  • 300k inodes on the Start plan and 5% of the CPU/memory usage.
  • 500k inodes on the Advanced plan and 9% of the CPU/memory usage.

1 inode = 1 file.

Backups

For the shared hosting Scala hosting keeps backup for each day of the past 7 days by default. For the VPS is only 1. These backups are only available for restore from the system.

I recommend that you make a full backup and download it and keep it in a safe location every month in case you need to restore an older backup(in case of malware, hack etc.).

What is Scala hosting good for?

Scala is the best value for the money host we have found in the managed VPS field. Their shared hosting is also a great value for the money. Use scala hosting if you plan to:

  • start a personal or business blog
  • start an e-commerce website
  • anything based on WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento or OpenCart
  • small to medium-sized apps

When not to use Scala hosting?

  • If you just need email hosting and not a website, there are better solutions like Zoho Mail or Gsuite.
  • If your project requires a dedicated server.

Is Scala hosting good for WordPress Hosting?

Scala Hosting offers three WordPress packages based on their shared platform. The deals carry the same advantages with some WP-specific benefits:

  • an optimized server environment
  • core and plugin updates
  • free malware scans
  • one-click staging area
  • professional data migration

As with shared hosting, prices start from $3.95/mo for the Mini and go up to $9.95/mo for the Advanced plan.

At the managed VPS plans Scala has their own SWordPress Manager — this one is for all the WordPress fans out there.

SWordPress Manager comes with a clean interface, packed with all the basics for first-time users:

  • One-click WP installation/removal
  • Enabling/disabling automatic updates
  • Setting up a security lock
  • Resetting the admin password

Users also have a staging area at their disposal, allowing for all kinds of modifications and tests without affecting the published website.

Pricing

Overall Scala hosting offers great value for the money on all plans. Especially on the managed VPS.

They have monthly payments and 30-day money-back guarantee policy so you can test the service.

However, if you want to lock the cheapest price, you have to buy a 3-year contract.

Also keep in mind the prices are in USD and not GBP.

Conclusion

Scala Hosting is looking to change the status quo in the hosting industry. The company is constantly keeping an eye on the market and analyzing what could be changed, what could be improved. In that aspect, Scala has developed a unique set of tools that aim to improve server performance and security while cutting down the hosting costs.

SPanel is a versatile platform that aims to provide an efficient alternative to cPanel and its rising rates. SShield is your top-of-the-line protection against cybercriminals. SWordPressManager is your easy introduction to the most popular CMS solution for website building.

Together, they form a powerful blend of across-the-board services that guarantees your website will always be fast and secure online.

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