UK Web Hosting - Recommendations Please

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I know I asked this question about a year ago, but I'm asking again in case there are some new recommendations.

Does anyone have a UK host they recommend?

I have one UK host who is very reliable and I'm happy with but their fees for hosting a larger site are prohibitive given that the site makes no income.

I've been using TechHosts for the last 6 months, but their downtime has got beyond acceptable. The site has been down for the last 2 days, the second time this year.

So UK Warriors - do you have a recommendation for a UK host with UK servers?

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewStark
    I use hostgator and they have 24/7 live support via chat, so them not being in the UK has made no difference to me.
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    • Profile picture of the author ilee
      Originally Posted by AndrewStark View Post

      I use hostgator and they have 24/7 live support via chat, so them not being in the UK has made no difference to me.
      It would make a difference to site load speeds if you're solely targeting the UK market. Maybe some SEO boosts as well.

      I use hostgator for most of my sites, but for solely UK sites focusing on UK traffic I use fasthosts. Haven't had a problem yet. For some clients that want more control, you could source out local server providers.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobbieC
    Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

    I know I asked this question about a year ago, but I'm asking again in case there are some new recommendations.

    Does anyone have a UK host they recommend?

    I have one UK host who is very reliable and I'm happy with but their fees for hosting a larger site are prohibitive given that the site makes no income.

    I've been using TechHosts for the last 6 months, but their downtime has got beyond acceptable. The site has been down for the last 2 days, the second time this year.

    So UK Warriors - do you have a recommendation for a UK host with UK servers?

    Thanks

    I have used Vidahost (UK based) for a few years now.

    www.vidahost.com

    They are awesome - support is lightning quick. You can create a support ticket and get a response normally within 10 minutes or you can call them on a Freephone telephone number. I build websites for a living and Vidahost have never let me down.

    I have a coupon code for a 10% discount off hosting too. Simply add the code VIDA2013 to the order to activate the discount.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    @ AndrewStark. I have a Hostgator account, but I prefer this particular site to have it's own hosting as it's a joint project with a .co.uk domain name.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    Just had a reply to my support request. They say an account on my server is repeatedly the subject of a "huge DDoS attack" so they have to take the server down. They have offered to move my account to a more stable server.

    I've asked them to do that. I'll see if that helps.

    Thanks for the recommendations guys.
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  • Profile picture of the author zcrafts
    From last 4 years I am truly happy to use Webhost UK , fabulous support at affordable price.
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    I use Bluehost and it works like a dream for me even though their servers are based in the US.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cobb
    I use Vidahost, submitted a ticket yesterday about a delay receiving my upgraded service, it was sorted in 15 mins, Pretty impressed with them so far (been with them 18months)
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  • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
    Across the channel, in Amsterdam, is EuroVPS and Stablehost. Both are EXCELLENT hosts.
    In UK, also look at Dataflame.
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  • Profile picture of the author BarryOnline
    I highly recommend D9 Hosting. Very well priced for unlimited domains, disk space and bandwidth. Been using them for years to host many sites and never had a problem. Fast UK based servers with amazing customer service.

    http://d9hosting.co.uk/
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  • Profile picture of the author paj_mccarthy
    Krystal Hosting have pretty much the fastest shared servers I've ever used and are a good bunch:- Web Hosting <> Krystal Hosting
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  • Profile picture of the author dmister
    Would also recommend Krystal hosting and have had no problems with them. Have also had good customer service so far.
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  • I would also recommend D9 Solutions, I use them with no problems at all and the customer service is on the ball.
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