Web Hosting Information’s Guide to UK Hosting Companies

In our 05/01/2006 podcast, we answered a question on hosting companies in the United Kingdom. We’ve rounded up some of the more popular UK hosting companies for you so you can easily tell at a glance, which one is right for your needs. You’ll find either a full review, or a direct link to each hosting company below in the descriptions.

InTechHosting – This company made the news recently when they tripled their bandwidth allotments for their shared hosting plans. Their plans start at 9.95 pounds or $17.95 per month and offer 5 gigs of disk space and 150 gigs of monthly data transfer, which is sure well worth the money in the US. A free domain and a free installation of Fantastico is included with this account, as well as some other very nice features.

FastHosts – The Fast5 plan starts at $24.95 per month and features 15 gigs of disk space and 150 gigs of monthly data transfer. Unlimited email accounts, subdomains and MySQL databases are offered and support is provided for numerous scripting languages. 24/7 technical support is available through their ticket system, instant messenger or live chat.

Lonex.com ’ This company recently announced several improvements to their hosting plans which start at less than $5 per month. They also offer reseller hosting, if you need this capability. Their business plan offers 15 gigs of storage and 300 gigs of monthly data transfer, making it one of the cheaper hosting plans available in the UK. Several other features are available, which we have detailed in our review.

Cool-Hosts ’ A new unlimited plan has been added to this host’s lineup of hosting plans. They also support Ruby on Rails and their prices are reasonably low. The Coral Plan starts at 10.00 Pound per year or $17.56 and the set-up fee is currently only 1 Pound. An online site builder is provided with most accounts, and the unlimited plan offers unlimited disk space, MySQL databases, bandwidth and more for 100.00 Euros or $175.76 per year.

Active24 ’ This company provides NT based hosting packages starting at .99 Pounds per year. Their business plan is a little more expensive at 7.95 Pounds per month but offers 2 gigs of disk space, a free domain name, a site builder a whole bunch of other features. A dedicated server with this company starts at around 270 Pounds a month. Technical support is offered through a live chat and an extensive self-help area is also provided.

xCalibre Hosting – This company has two locations, one in Britain and one in Scotland and offers a variety of different hosting options. The support is “legendary” according to the company and they will go the extra mile to make sure their customers are happy. Their shared plans start at 16.69 pounds per month and offer telephone support, 500 to 1.5 gigs of space and anywhere from 10 to 30 gigs of monthly data transfer.

UKFast ’ This award winning hosting company operates several data centers throughout Europe and is known as the UK’s best business host. They offer everything from shared hosting, to managed services to dedicated hosting packages. Unfortunately, they don’t list any prices for their hosting accounts. However, they do cater to businesses who need the assistance of a hosting company that can oversee just about all aspects of running their large, corporate site without any issues.

We’ll be adding more hosts to this list soon, please keep checking back.

Related Posts:
WHI’s Podcast for 07/03/2006
Hosting Industry News Briefing for 05/18/2006
05/01/2006 Web Hosting Information Podcast
Hosting Industry News Briefing for 05/12/2006
05/08/2006 Web Hosting Information Podcast

Posted on 05/1/06 2:33 AM

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