What is web hosting?
Web hosting is a service where we provide space on one of our servers for storing the files that make up your website. This enables your website to be available over the internet at any time of day.
In addition to web hosting, you will also need to register a domain name (e.g. mywebsite.com) so that your website can be found on the internet. A domain name also gives you the benefits of having unique email addresses (e.g. [email protected]).
What are the benefits of having a UK-based website host?
As data takes time to travel from your server to a visitor’s device, having a UK-based website host offers the advantage of having a faster loading website. With data centres exclusively located in the UK, your website will have faster response times.
Being in the UK also provides a greater degree of security. Being a GDPR compliant host, your website data has added protection and this can also help your business stay compliant.
What kind of web hosting do I need?
The type of web hosting you will need (shared hosting, VPS, cloud or dedicated server, etc.) depends on what you want to use your website for. Will you be selling products from an online store, showcasing your company’s services, hosting a vlog, running an online directory or just sharing your personal photographs? Each of these may have different needs in terms of storage space and hosting resources (e.g. bandwidth, RAM and CPU).
How many visitors your website gets may also affect your hosting choice. The more visitors you have, the more resources your website will need to handle them.
We are happy to answer any questions you might have about hosting your website. Feel free to contact us with your requirements and we can help you find the right solution.
What makes Webhosting UK the first choice for your website?
With 22 years’ experience in the web hosting industry, our expertise and leading-edge technology have helped over 35,000 online businesses, bloggers, web developers and designers to build, manage and maintain over 1,000,000 websites.
Our web hosting platform is secure and reliable, offering a 99.9% uptime guarantee, and comes with useful tools, such as the industry-leading cPanel and our WordPress toolkit. We also offer unrivalled technical support, available 24/7 356 days a year, helping you solve any issues quickly and effectively.
Why should I get my domain name from Webhosting UK?
With over 200 domain name extensions to choose from, our broad selection means you are bound to find the perfect domain name for your website and professional email. What’s more, we can help with other key areas of domain name management, such as protecting your privacy with our Domain ID Protection addon or helping you transfer your domain to us if you are moving from another host.
Why choose Webhosting UK for WordPress Hosting?
Our dedicated WordPress web hosting solutions are purposely created to improve the performance of your WordPress site and provide you with the tools you need to build and manage it. With WordPress pre-installed, advanced control panel and user-friendly WordPress Toolkit, everything you need to run a successful site is at your fingertips. At the same time, we use high performance, WordPress optimised servers that are protected by advanced firewalls, specially configured for the platform.