Looking for recommendations for new UK hosts

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by 14Steve14, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. 14Steve14

    14Steve14 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Title says it all really. I am looking to move hosts so would like recommendations for good UK based hosts.

    Currently have my Oscommerce Phoenix based store with Siteground but the renewal is very expensive compared to other hosts, so really looking for something cheaper, but still good. Just thinking it may be a good time to move as my hosting with them is still on cpanel.

    Tried contacting webhostinguk.com but had a wierd chat with someone who suggested something that did not seem right when on the payment page so a bit dubious.

    Any one have any good recommendations. Just looking really to change nameservers but will move fully if beneficial.
     
    Posted: Feb 13, 2021 By: 14Steve14 Member since: May 18, 2010
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  2. AllUpHere

    AllUpHere UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Stablepoint
     
    Posted: Feb 13, 2021 By: AllUpHere Member since: Jun 30, 2014
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  3. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Ace Free Member

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    All UK hosts are terrible, some more so than others.

    I use Siteground as a cheap development platform though since they seem to be the least worst of the crop. You can get around the renewal fees by just opening another account and getting another cheap year.

    The only snag is that you can't transfer a site which is currently live on the other account so takes a bit of juggling.
     
    Posted: Feb 13, 2021 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
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  4. John Toomey

    John Toomey JDJT1966 Full Member

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    We use Heart Internet and have 7 servers with them, which are used for a fairly high traffic website, email servers and data management system. Touch wood, to date, we haven't had many problems and they're not too expensive. I was originally with Donhost but they were a bit too expensive although as resilient as Heart. If you have any specific questions feel free to DM me.
     
    Posted: Feb 13, 2021 By: John Toomey Member since: Sep 7, 2020
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  5. computerbeing

    computerbeing UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    Have been using LCN for years and had no complaints.
     
    Posted: Feb 14, 2021 By: computerbeing Member since: Jul 8, 2016
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  6. Fagin2021

    Fagin2021 UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    I have several websites with Fasthosts (based in Gloucestershire) and have been perfectly happy with them - including support. Like most hosting companies they have different packages to suit different requirements. Probably not the very cheapest option but a couple of quid a month is neither here nor there.
     
    Posted: Feb 14, 2021 By: Fagin2021 Member since: Jan 27, 2021
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  7. 14Steve14

    14Steve14 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Why do you say this. Not much to go on and their site says the same as all the others.
     
    Posted: Feb 18, 2021 By: 14Steve14 Member since: May 18, 2010
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  8. AllUpHere

    AllUpHere UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Same founders as Vidahost (which was a good choice until they sold out). They assure me that this time they aren't going to sell up and leave us all in the hands of a terrible alternative.
     
    Posted: Feb 18, 2021 By: AllUpHere Member since: Jun 30, 2014
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  9. 14Steve14

    14Steve14 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    I did think the same. I think this is the best of the bunch I have looked at so far. At least they got back to me when I asked a sales question which is more that some did.
     
    Posted: Feb 20, 2021 By: 14Steve14 Member since: May 18, 2010
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  10. kevin.doran

    kevin.doran UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    I haven't used them myself yet, still with SiteGround, but I've been recommended to move to https://hostinguk.net/ by a well respected (IT) member on here.

    Worth a look...
     
    Posted: Feb 20, 2021 By: kevin.doran Member since: Nov 28, 2011
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  11. BV222

    BV222 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Have used eukhost.com for many years. They've always been good to me. The 24/7 tech support has always been very good too.
     
    Posted: Feb 20, 2021 By: BV222 Member since: Jan 29, 2017
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  12. Phil Sproson Photography

    Phil Sproson Photography UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    I use krystal.uk and they are brilliant, been with them for years
     
    Posted: Feb 20, 2021 By: Phil Sproson Photography Member since: Feb 8, 2021
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  13. Ben Robinson

    Ben Robinson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I use green house web they are based in the UK and carbon offset their hosting by planting trees.
     
    Posted: Feb 23, 2021 By: Ben Robinson Member since: Feb 23, 2021
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