We are currently looking for a hosting company in the UK to host our new startup. We intend to use wordpress and we intend to gain traffic over the next 12 months. Could anyone suggest a good uk base hosting company? Ideally we only wan to deal with uk companies.
There is currently a battle in the hosting world in the UK, with major US companies trying to get your business such as goDaddy, Wix etc..
Firstly I recommend NOT using these companies if you intent on scaling and growing your traffic, they generally tie you into long contracts which will not enable you to grow.
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I prefer Cloudways for UK Server Based Hosting.
Cloudways is an intuitive cloud hosting platform, that enables novices, bloggers, designers, developers and agencies to easily manage and deploy applications on DigitalOcean, Amazon EC2 servers and Google Compute Engine.
What Cloudways does is optimize and setup all the necessary software on the DigitalOcean, Google Compute Engine and Amazon EC2 servers. You don’t have to worry about installing Linux, MySQL, PHP, Varnish, Memcache, Apache, Nginx and other scripts on the servers.
Prices start at $15/month.
Features of Cloudways Platform:
1- Selection from DigitalOcean (6 data centers) and Amazon EC2 servers (9 data centers) and Google Compute Engine (3 regions)
2- One Click Application Installs (WordPress, Magento, Drupal, Joomla, Prestashop, support for all php based applications)
3- Server scaling, based on bandwidth, hard disk space, processor and RAM.
4- Billing on hourly basis.
5- Free New Relic Addon
6- Rackspace Email Addon
7- Ability to change PHP Versions (5.4, 5.5, 5.6), install Redis, change MySQL versions to MariaDB.
1- 15 real time monitoring features.
2- Vertical Server Scaling
3- Service Management (Nginx, Varnish, MySQL, Apache, Memcache…)
4- Advance Server settings (Upload size, execution limit, memory limit etc.)
5- SSL Certificate Configuration
6- Automatic Backups, with frequency as low as 1 per hour
7- Server Addons (Email settings)
8- Dedicated IP
9- Unlimited Domains
10- Unlimited Application Installations
1- SFTP connection
2- Dedicated MySQL/MariaDB Database
3- Application Restore
4- Application and Server Cloning
5- Git Integration and Deployment Via Git
6- SSH Access
All servers are automatically updated and patched as soon as new updates are available. Also support team is available 24/7 to help and assist whenever needed.
For wordpress I would recommend SSD Web hosting previously we used to host our blog website on normal drive server and faced speed issues , but from last 2 plus years we are using https://webhost.uk.net/blog_hosting.html
I have no reason to complain got the speed and performance we where looking for. Best thing was one click installer for WordPress, server security and top performance with server.