Should I use Hostgator or UK hosting?

by 48 comments
Hi, guys I have been a long term browser of the forum but this is my first post.

I am going to be registering a .co.uk site and I am based in the UK and want to rank high in Google UK.

I always hear that Hostgator/Bluehost are great hosts but thought I read someone the host servers location can affect ranking. Is this that big a deal?

Also, if it is a problem what UK hosting company would recommend - it has to be relatively cheap too!

I am tempted to use Hostgator and buy a co.uk domain but wondered what is best and particularly if any UK guys have any experience of this.

Thanks.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #.co.uk #hostgator #hosting
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
    Banned
    Originally Posted by dmister View Post

    I am going to be registering a .co.uk site and I am based in the UK and want to rank high in Google UK.
    Then you need UK hosting. It's about as simple as that. (I always recommend "Heart Internet", whose customer service is brilliant).

    And welcome to the forum!

    And here's Matt Cutts, from Google, explaining why you need UK hosting.


    Originally Posted by dmister View Post

    wondered what is best and particularly if any UK guys have any experience of this.
    Nope ... only girls: sorry about that.
  • Profile picture of the author Tim3
    You might also consider Just Host for the UK too, very secure, well priced and good support. Great cPanel
    only 1 downtime blip (10 minutes) in over 2 years
  • Profile picture of the author dmister
    Will look at Just Host as well Tim. Do you host more than one website with Justhost?
  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Davis
    Originally Posted by Alexa Smith

    Then you need UK hosting. It's about as simple as that.

    And here's Matt Cutts, from Google, explaining why you need UK hosting.
    Thanks for sharing Alexa.
    I never knew about this, never actually stopped to consider that.

    Very interesting, I'll look into this some more, as I have several businesses that are 95%+ European Traffic.
  • Profile picture of the author slc4us
    Yes Dear You can get hostgator in UK as well and though there are many best hosting providers in the world VPS is also the best hosting to get..
  • Profile picture of the author webcheapservices
    I think if you use hostgator or any other hosting it will be the same for ranking
    its all about the SEO
  • Profile picture of the author Devjeet
    As I know, Hostgator use to transfer your website to their UK based server (Ref.:- Hostgator Official Forum). You need to raise a ticket for it.
  • Profile picture of the author sureshots
    Hi, I prefer Hostgator because I like having the option pay on month to month basis! Another thing I'd like to mention is that in my opinion it's a much better idea to purchase your domain name and "Namecheap"
  • Profile picture of the author Devjeet
    @Sureshots Namecheap could be good alternate of Hostgator. Don't know either they provide UK based web hosting or not.
  • Profile picture of the author sureshots
    I mention Namecheap for purchasing a domain name. However at the moment I prefer using a hosting company called TMD Hosting. The reason I use them is because they provide tech support for me and my websites! HostGator doesn't provide tech support and I don't like purchasing domains and hosting domains at the same company! because if I leave it becomes problematic. Namecheap makes it easy to switch and also I can have a site up and running in minutes when I purchase my domains at name cheap!
  • Profile picture of the author seogoa
    I was a very happy hostgator customer with normal traffic to my websites. But when the traffic went up - hostgator sucks Right now a couple of my sites (wordpress ones) are disabled and am planning to move to a vps. Its very expensive though..
  • Profile picture of the author jaiganeshv
    I did this exactly and ranked my UK targeting site seotraininglondon.org which is for sale in another thread here.

    It works...
  • Profile picture of the author Omar137
    Banned
    [DELETED]
  • Profile picture of the author gemssupplier
    Banned
    [DELETED]
  • Profile picture of the author ultimates
    Host in the UK for a .co.UK domain. Many benefits as to why and I see that people have already posted as to why above.
  • Profile picture of the author jasono
    I'd host in the UK since you want your domain to have .co.uk. Also, I think you'd have better chances of getting a good rank in UK for hosting it in UK hosting.
  • Profile picture of the author Godhand
    hello Dmister,.
    If you targeting UK site, its better to host in UK hosting,.
  • Profile picture of the author Bomtik
    Marblehost provides quality hosting in UK.
    Prices are quite affordable and services are resourceful.
    Why not trying them?
  • Profile picture of the author dmister
    Thanks for all the replies, will go with a UK host.
  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    I recommended Vidahost in another thread asking for UK hosting...

Next Topics on Trending Feed