UK web host - recommendations?

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UK warriors - are there any UK web hosts that you recommend. I'm very happy with the one I normally use for my UK domains, but they have tight space restrictions.

I have one domain that has its own account and it's outgrown it. It needs to move. I'm looking at fasthosts - but what do other UK warriors use.

I also have a Hostgator account, but would really prefer a UK host for this site.
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  • Profile picture of the author GetShorty
    Hi

    I'm from the UK as well and have tried a few different hosts, most are average and don't offer the same level of service and options that Host Gator does.

    Warning: Avoid Fast Hosts!

    Fast Hosts www.fasthosts.co.uk Reviews | Web Hosting Companies | Review Centre

    I was with one of their partner sites (streamline) and it was a nightmare. They charge for this and that, sites go down, the databases are so slow they are not worth using.

    For me Host Gator is by the far the best host I have found. I don't understand why you want to change?
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    • Profile picture of the author MarcoJardel
      I've always had good experience with Vidahost.com in the past.

      Good prices and excellent customer service. Don't be fooled by the .com - they are UK based.

      Cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
        Originally Posted by GetShorty View Post

        Warning: Avoid Fast Hosts!

        ................ I don't understand why you want to change?
        Ah, thanks for that. I've moved on and I'm now looking at Evohosting.

        The site is currently on a reseller account costing £26 a month! That's why I want to change and I don't want to add it an existing account, it needs its own host as it's a joint venture.

        Originally Posted by MarcoJardel View Post

        I've always had good experience with Vidahost.com in the past.
        Thanks, off to look at them too.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
        Originally Posted by MarcoJardel View Post

        I've always had good experience with Vidahost.com in the past.

        Good prices and excellent customer service. Don't be fooled by the .com - they are UK based.

        Cheers
        I'll recommend Vidahost as well. I frequently interact with the owner over on Reddit.
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    • Originally Posted by GetShorty View Post

      Hi

      Warning: Avoid Fast Hosts!
      I have to agree, not had a good experience with that in the past.

      123-reg were really bad but they've now added live chat and seem to be better.
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  • Profile picture of the author talking
    I'd recommend you to use marblehost.com.
    They have a DC in UK and their services are resourceful and not costly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Hi Rose,

    I have a bunch of domains on www.tech-hosts.co.uk and they've been good. Great prices and fast hosting, tech support is responsive.

    Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author soniamit
    Try this webhosting.uk.com
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      I recommend Reseller Hosting, Web Hosting, VPS & Dedicated Servers | Heart Internet

      They're nice people, have a long record of reliability and their customer service is great.

      Before I started my UK-only niche, I did a lot of research into "the best UK host to use for it", and Heart Internet was my conclusion. I've been very pleased with them. (Since I've been using them, I've also seen other Warriors recommend them here). They're probably not the cheapest, but hosting is so low-cost anyway that that doesn't really matter, I think?
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  • Profile picture of the author othellotech
    Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

    UK warriors - are there any UK web hosts that you recommend.
    I'm biased as I'm involved with one (astutium.com) who I use for my own projects as well- the service is fantastic - UK Servers, UK Support, ICANN Accredited for Domains, and own network/servers for the Hosting


    Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

    I'm very happy with the one I normally use for my UK domains, but they have tight space restrictions.
    That's not necessarily a bad thing - any promise of "unlimited" is a marketing lie, and hosts with sensible limits tend not to oversell, so provide better overall performance.
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  • Profile picture of the author justbenoticed
    HostDime.co.uk is a good provider!
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  • Profile picture of the author Doubleup
    Vidahost every single time. I've been with them for years, and have never had an issue. Any questions i did have, got answered almost immediately, no matter the time, day or night. Can't praise them enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cicak
    I'm on Heart internet, great price, great support and everything you need is offered to you with Heart internet.

    PLEASE don't use Fast hosts, I have had terrible experiences with them, I had a simple issue and they couldn't even fix it, had to do it myself in the end! Customer support sucks too!
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Wright
      If you need CPanel based UK hosting to work with some of the automated
      affiliate software available ... then go with the previous info.

      However, if you can install your own scripts/software and can handle
      professional Plesk based cloud hosting, then have a look at
      Unlimited Webhosting Unlimited Web Hosting, Reseller Web Hosting & Domain Names | Unlimited Home .

      I use this as the price is low (£3.30 pm inc Vat), the service/support
      is great and its all based in the UK. The resellers deal might be of interest?
      Also the hosting is exceptionally secure and PCI compliant for onsite
      payment transactions etc. It does have some "one click" install software,
      but like most one-click installers packages including Cpanel, the software
      installed is usually outdated, buggy or unsecure unless you update it
      all afterwards.

      This is the datacentre and not some one man reseller hosting based
      elsewhere in the world ... which could be a factor if selling to the UK
      domestic or local markets
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  • Profile picture of the author musicgomy
    I suggest you to see this hosting top
    http://thebesthostingweb.com
    The top was realized taking in consideration the following aspects: guaranteed and tested stability of the servers, accessible prices, no intermediary companies, number of hosted domains, very positive feedbacks.
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