Also referred to here as “web hosting”, website hosting is the service that will get your website online. Without website hosting your site is just a collection of files that can’t be accessed by anyone! When you buy web hosting, you are allocated space on a server - which is a computer - to store all the files needed to run your website. The server will send those files through the internet to any website visitors wishing to access your site. No web hosting, no website. More about Hosting
Integrate your UK2 hosted website with a Facebook fan or business page in just a few clicks, using UK2's new Facebook fan page service.
£9.95/year - FREE on annual business
UK2 Stats 2.0 web analytics helps you to learn about your website visitors, where they come from and how they interact with your website. Watch visitors browse your site in real time.
Attracta SEO tools
Free SEO tools from Attracta help you get your site listed in the right places, so your site can get found quickly.
Add an SSL certificate to tell your visitors that your site is secure. UK2 offers free basic SSL’s all the way up to the extended validation 'green bar' SSL standard, check out our SSL prices on our SSL page.
Dedicated IP address
£2/month or free on Business packages
Add an IP address no-one else has to your website, essential for your own SSL certificate.
Choose to restore any file, anytime, with a single click. Up to 4 weeks worth of backups stored automatically.
Protect your website with daily scans for security vulnerabilities, malware, identity theft and more with SiteLock. Display the SiteLock Secure Seal on your website to show your visitors your website is safe.
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Best Features of UK2 Web Hosting
You can host multiple websites with us, which your piggy bank will thank you for.
We offer: unlimited hosting, shared hosting, ecommerce hosting
Set-up apps fast and install software in one click. Time is money, after all.
All You Can Eat
You get unlimited traffic and emails with us, so you don’t have to waste time budgeting your resources.
Our expert support is available around the clock, so you’ll never have to puzzle over a question alone.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is web hosting?
Website hosting services - or web hosting as it’s more commonly known - underpin every website on the internet. Web hosting services store and distribute your website’s data to your website visitors. When you purchase website hosting services you’ll be buying space on a server, which is kept and maintained in one of our global data centres. That data is powered by our own power supply, which sends it across the internet when someone visits your website.
Is cheap web hosting enough to power my site?
Affordable web hosting services from UK2 are designed to empower small websites and blogs. If you site is growing you may find the resource limitations will restrict your website’s growth, and if you’re seeing heavy traffic a shared hosting package might not be enough to ensure your site stays online. Have a chat with our expert support team to decide on the web hosting services that are right for you.
How does web hosting work?
Web hosting stores your website’s data in a remote location and serves it over the internet to your website visitors. Without it your site cannot be accessed, so it’s important that your website hosting services offer you brilliant uptime.
Can your web hosting services power my ecommerce website?
We offer ecommerce website hosting packages to empower your online shop, chat live with one of our sales representatives over on our support page to find the perfect ecommerce web hosting for you.
What web hosting package do I need?
Depending on what you need from your web hosting package, you can pick and choose between our Essential package, Business Hosting and Business Cloud. If you’re unsure which package is right for your business you can contact our team around the clock.
If I already have a website, can I transfer it to your web hosting?
Absolutely! You can upload your web files via file transfer protocol (FTP) or from directly within your UK2 control panel. We can help you every step of the way, with support available to you 24/7/365.
The Essential plan is perfect for people who are just getting started with a new website. You can have as many as 10 basic websites on the plan, and it does come with one free domain (you can add more for additional sites if you wish). If you are planning on having a website that runs on a database (like WordPress) this plan only includes 1 database so if you plan on having multiple sites with databases, you would need to go with the Business plan. Other features include Quick deployment of popular web apps such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and unlimited disk space.
I want multiple websites and a service I can grow with
The Business plan is the next step up and is designed for people/customers such as Small business owners, Web Designers and developers who require more advanced websites getting more traffic. It includes everything from the Essential plan, but you can have unlimited websites including databases so if you want to launch 10 WordPress websites, no problem. It also includes Stats2 Web Analytics, a dedicated IP as well as an SSL certificate which is perfect for running an ecommerce store. This is the most popular, versatile plan–you can't go wrong with this plan.
The Business Cloud plan is designed for websites where uptime and performance is a must. It includes everything from the Essential and Business plans but also websites on this plan are hosted on the UK2.net cloud infrastructure designed for improved reliability, speed, and performance. We guarantee the uptime of these servers with an SLA, and if you rely on your website to pay the bills, this is the plan for you.