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Best Hosting Companies in the UK

Similar to the USA, the UK hosting market is very competitive, with literally hundreds of hosting providers advertising their services.

It is not easy to choose, and size of the company does not always guarantee reliability, speed or good support. We have discovered that many companies that advertise their services in the UK, are not UK based. They maintain their sales offices in the UK, but their data centers are in Germany, Holland, the US or some other country.

Their service may be great, but their server location is not useful to us in terms of SEO. The whole purpose of us looking for hosting outside of Ireland was to offer our clients better chance for ranking well in their targeted country (and to offer the best possible response time).

Finally, after scouring many forums and review sites and testing the waters ourselves, we have selected two, in our opinion the best hosting providers, based on the following criteria: available packages, pre-loaded scripts, support, pricing and infrastructure;

Web  Hosting US - Just Host - BBB Accredited Business badgeHostway

Hostway is a truly global web hosting company that owns and operates several Tier-1 data centers located in:

Chicago (Global Headquarters)

Hosting Features

Hostway's London data centre is located in Harbour Exchange in the docklands area of East London. The data centre comprises 600 m2 of N+1 BS7799 Certified data centre space, within 1km of Telehouse London, the home of LINX (London Internet Exchange).

All Hostway data centres maintain N+1 redundancy, with hot replacement and no single points of failure, which means that should any part of the setup fail, there are more than sufficient resources to keep the entire facility running at full capacity.

Hostway offers fully scalable web hosting, cloud servers, private cloud solutions, and virtual private servers.

BBB Rating for

Based on BBB files, has a BBB Rating of A+ on a scale from A+ to F.


Fast2Host is one of the UK's leading independent web hosting companies, providing the best in business and affordable web hosting solutions for thousands of customers worldwide.

Fast2Host owns and operates a private data centre in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, with space for hundreds of servers and is fully managed by their own staff. No waiting for a 3rd party data center's support.

Their BGP network AS48825 network ensures carrier independence, and includes full redundancy in protected power, network connectivity and on-site security. All critical services in the datacentre (i.e. servers and network equipment) are protected by a Riello N+1 Uninterruptable Power Supply system and diesel generators to backup primary power source.

Fast2host core network fibre is connected directly to Telehouse London in order to make the most of any premium colocation environment, with minimal number of hops and legacy to core networks.

Their high availability networks with multiple ISP connectivity and hardware redundancy on every level are monitored 24/7 by their technical support staff. They guarantee 99.9% network connectivity. offers

Over 99.9 % Uptime Guarantee
Outstanding 24/7 Support
UK-based hosting in their own data centre
On-site, UK based support staff
Hosted on Cloud Xen Servers
30 Day Complete Money Back Guarantee
Instant access and setup with no setup fees
Password protected website folders.
Custom 404 Error pages
Recommended UK Hosting - Fast2host - PCPRO2009 Highly commended badge Fast2host - No1 Windows Hosting Webhost Directory Award winner

To purchase a self-managed or managed hosting package with one of the above hosting providers, please contact us.


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