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UK2.net is your one‐stop solution for website and email hosting, site building and domain management

Experienced

22 years' experience providing services to the UK's finest startups and businesses.

Trusted

24-hour support dedicated to helping you find the answers you need. Day or night.

Reliable

A complete one-stop-shop with all the tools and services you need to get your idea online.

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UK2.NET is industry-leading in redundancy and uptime availability with a 99.995% SLA.

Domains

Find the perfect domain for your website.

Your domain name is the centrepiece of your online presence. A good domain name will identify your brand, but it can also say much more with domain names which are relevant to your industry or location. We offer a wide selection of top level domains (TLDs), from classic .com and co.uk options to .guru and .blog, allowing you to make your website bespoke.

A well‐chosen domain name is crucial for turning a business into an established online force, and you can register a web domain on the UK2 website in seconds. Once an available domain has been registered, you can begin building your online presence…, you can begin building your online presence for the world to see…

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Web hosting

Budget-friendly, accessible hosting in a click.

Web hosting involves storing webpage data and content ready for client browsers to access on‐demand. It’s something UK2 has become rather good at over the last 22 years. We can store content and deliver it to numerous client devices at once, maintaining the rapid page loading times vital for search engine optimisation (SEO). We also provide a detailed SEO guide to everyone who registers a website with us.

Our Essential and Business Hosting packages include free domain names, unmetered bandwidth and website space, and 10GB of email storage. From simple website hosting to affordable dedicated servers, these services grow as your hosting needs increase, backed up by our experienced technical support staff.

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Email Hosting

Professional email addresses to match your domain.

Whenever you receive an email from a reputable company, their email address should match their web domain. This is far more professional than using a generic email provider like Gmail or Hotmail, adding credibility and authority to communications.

UK2’s professional email hosting allows you to effortlessly synchronise inboxes across multiple devices. We provide a personalised email address to match your domain name, with our Personal Email packages starting at £1 per month. Our Personal and Professional packages include 2GB of mailbox storage and 10MB message attachments, multiple mailboxes and inbound spam and virus protection, alongside round‐the‐clock technical support.

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Trust UK2.net

Welcome to UK2.net! We’re one of the UK’s leading web hosting companies, with over twenty years of experience helping small businesses and individuals get (and stay) online. From our headquarters in Manchester, we provide a comprehensive array of internet services to firms up and down the country from website and email hosting to domain management and site building tools.

The internet has changed immeasurably since UK2 was formed in 1998, and we’ve moved with the times. We offer everything you need to get online, alongside support for companies wanting to transfer their hosting to our dependable servers. We’ve grown into part of a multinational tech giant, with a presence on five continents and dozens of powerful data centres around the world.

From a customer’s perspective, we’ve retained the spirit and ethos of a small business, even while we’ve been expanding across the globe. UK2 still offers straightforward advice and support, whether you’re an established tech firm or an enthusiastic amateur with no technical background or computing knowledge. We use no‐nonsense language in our product guides and blogs, explaining industry jargon and helping people to achieve their goals through easy‐to‐follow guidelines. We also offer affordable and dependable services, with web domains available for less than £1 a year, and email hosting costing as little as £1 per month.

FAQ

How does UK2.NET help clients succeed online?

UK2.NET has everything you need to get online, manage your brand’s reputation and meet your digital goals. From domains to dedicated servers, our reliable infrastructure will grow with you. Our expert support staff are available day and night to answer questions and lend a hand, and satisfaction is quite literally guaranteed. If you’re unhappy with your hosting services within the first 30 days of purchasing goods and services from UK2, we will refund your money with no questions asked.

Over the years, we have built long‐standing partnerships with industry‐leading software and platforms. We can bring you acclaimed services like Cloudflare, SiteLock, WordPress and cPanel. If you’re looking for cheap web hosting in the UK, we’re at your service.

Does my business need a website?

The simple answer is yes – and more so now than ever, following the various lockdowns imposed on bricks‐and‐mortar businesses throughout 2020. Companies with an online presence have traditionally received higher levels of custom, brand recognition, and website growth than purely high street enterprises. Eighty per cent of customers consult search engines before making a significant purchase, and a website will define your brand’s appearance in search engine results.

Having a website brings other benefits, such as appearing in local search results. It helps potential customers access your business information from their mobile devices, finding you while they’re on the go. Whether you need to build a website to sell products online, or to support a bricks‐andmortar business, UK2.NET can help you get online and into the higher echelons of search engine results. You can see more about UK2’s web hosting options here.

What support can I expect with my UK2.NET services?

UK2.NET clients receive instant access to 24‐hour technical support, with expert staff standing by to answer any questions you may have about your products or services. Additionally, the UK2.NET knowledgebase and blog contain answers to many of the most frequently asked questions among our customers.

Can I build my own website?

Absolutely! We are part of the same family as Dotable, the user‐friendly website building tool. Dotable allows people with no technical knowledge to build a website for themselves or their business in a matter of minutes. Simply choose a stylised Auto‐Build, add your business information, and hit Publish to make content publicly visible. Start your website‐building journey completely free at Dotable.com, with a no‐obligation 14‐day trial.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is the world’s leading Content Management System (CMS), and it’s been used to create almost 40 per cent of all websites which are currently live around the world. WordPress is one of the easiest ways to build a website, ecommerce shop or blog. There are thousands of easy‐to‐customise templates, with 58,000 plugins each performing a specific role, and you add these plugins to the basic WordPress framework as and when you need them. They handle everything from image galleries to ecommerce checkouts, from accelerated page loading to antivirus protection.

As an open source platform, WordPress is supported by thousands of experts around the globe and a thriving online community. While UK2 is very proud of our Dotable website builder, we recognise some people are already familiar using WordPress. That’s why we offer three dedicated WordPress hosting packages, helping customers to get online with a free domain and reliable hosting. Find out more about UK2’s WordPress hosting packages here.

How does UK2 keep pace with industry developments?

UK2 was founded in 1998, and we’ve been evolving in response to changing trends and technical requirements ever since. When we started helping people with their online presence, there was no global supervision of domain name registration, and little in the way of email spam filtering. There was no broadband connectivity, social media was non‐existent, and WordPress was five years away from being launched.

Over the years, we’ve improved and revised our services as technologies have advanced. Our Dotable website building platform uses the latest drag‐and‐drop functionality to create stunning websites with no coding knowledge required, and our email hosting services automatically screen messages for the latest spam and malware. We’ve helped small business capitalise on the meteoric growth in ecommerce and online store creation, and we’ve embraced the cloud with services like IMAP email and cPanel support.

What can I do if my chosen domain name is already in use?

With 1.7 billion websites currently live around the world, there’s a good chance your ideal domain name is already registered to another company. If it is, you could try adopting a different TLD, like .today or .ltd. You could add a word onto your brand name to indicate your industry or location – mybrandnamecarlisle.co.uk, for instance. Or you could shorten your domain name –

mbncarlisle.co.uk. You might even be able to buy a domain name that’s been parked (left sitting idle) by its current owner, though this can be expensive and may involve complex negotiations.

Which other companies is UK2 partnered with?

We are part of a family of businesses known collectively as The Hut Group. THG has a presence around the world, and our sister brands include website building platform Dotable.com, commercial hosting provider 100TB.com and our virtual private server partner VPS.NET. At the same time, UK2 still operates as a standalone brand, giving our customers a single point of contact.

What are the benefits of shared hosting?

UK2 offers each customer space on a shared server, meaning the contents of your website and email are securely stored on the same giant hard drives as other unrelated companies in different industries. Sharing resources helps to bring down the cost of our hosting services, while ensuring every client has plenty of resources at their disposal at any given moment.

As companies grow, they might want the greater control and customisation available from a dedicated server of their own. If this is something your business could benefit from, our sister brand THG Hosting is able to offer bare metal servers which can be configured to your exact customisation, with up to 10Gbps connectivity and over 30 global data centres. Click here to see how THG Hosting can host and support enterprise‐level businesses, with top‐tier GPU servers and industry‐leading bare metal hardware.