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Although the Internet is a global opportunity, there are legal issues with hosting, especially with data collection (such as names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers etc.) that have to be taken in to account with UK and EU laws, so having a local hosting provider may help you conform to the rules and regulations set out and that may change over time by being a UK based individual or business, so here is a list of UK based hosting companies to check out, some of which I use.

123-Reg

Offering a full suite of online services as well as hosting.

RealHosts.co.uk

A smaller company but sometimes smaller is better and you can also talk to the people who own and care for the service rather than just some sales people and they have been doing it for some time too.

Webfusion

All sorts of hosting options form a company who has operate their own UK based data centre

Fasthosts

Anther multi-service company with hosting as well as domain name registration, email services and other types of associated products and services.

BT

Yes the telecoms provider offers web hosting too

Rackspace

They are seen as one of, if not the best performing hosting company and although not cheap, offer “Fanatical Support”.

1&1

They offer all sorts of hosting options as well as eCommerce and website building tools too and are a great option for many type of business.

These are just a few, but look out for our regular hosting provider honest reviews to help you make an informed decision on who to use.

You have companies offering a variety of “Uptime Guarantee” statistics for hosting, but even with the 99.99% we have, there have been problems, so here is a simple guide to what it means in real terms.

Tip: Make sure that when hosting that YOU own your domain name, that way if you decide to move hosting providers you don’t have issues retaining or transferring that domain.

One of the biggest problems with online reviews are that they can be biased and web hosting is no different, so here are some quick tips to help you determine if what is being said will really help you make a decision.

Here are some types and hosting guides.


We always have people ask us what do we use on this site, so here are a few of the most relevant service providers:

  • To manage our audience and email communication we use: Infusionsoft
  • For most of our images, we use: Shutterstock
  • Our web hosting and domain registration is done by: 123-reg and Realhosts.
  • To automated and centralise our social media we use: HootSuite
  • To help with SEO and lead generation we use: Webfire
  • Video on this website is hosted on: Wistia

If you would like to find out more about any of the providers listed above, we review them honestly, provide details of alternatives (as they may be more suitable for you) and also other services we use in our resources section.

By Adrian Fleming

UK Hosting Companies

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