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Finding the best web hosting package for your business website can be tough. With so many options to choose from it can be a time-consuming exercise if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for.

To help you out, we’ve compared a huge number of web hosting services and collected the best 11 web hosting companies for UK businesses into this definitive article.

One point before we jump in though, is to remember that the companies below all offer a wide range of packages and services. This means you’ll need to think about what the point of your website is (e.g. what do you want to achieve with it) and then weigh this up against the hosting packages on offer before making a decision.


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The Best Web Hosting Services for UK Businesses

123-Reg

123 reg web hosting

One of the most reasonably priced UK web hosting packages, 123-reg offer 100GB of web space for just £2.99 a month, although this rises to £4.99 a month after the first year. If you want unlimited web space, then you are looking at a £6.99 fee, rising to £9.99 after 12 months.

The benefit of 123-Reg is the offer of a free .co.uk domain name, which is ideal for UK businesses that intend to set up a feeder website for their primary online store.

Essentials Business Unlimited Premium
Cost per month £2.49
(ex VAT @20%)
£2.99
(ex VAT @20%)
£6.99
(ex VAT @20%)
£14.99
(ex VAT @20%)
Cost per month
(after first year)
£2.49 £4.99 £9.99 £19.99
Number of
Included Domains
1 2 3 1
Number of
Websites
1 5 10 Unlimited
MySQL Databases 1 5 Unlimited Unlimited
Database Size 500MB 1GB 1GB 1GB
Included SSL? No No Yes Yes
Dedicated RAM? No No No Yes

Inmotion Hosting

inmotion web hosting moodia

Inmotion Hosting is building web-cred at the minute and with standard hosting packages starting from $4.89 (about £3.50) they could be worth a punt for small businesses.

The offer of budget hosting with unlimited disk space is rare and definitely a strong selling point. Inmotion also throw loads of other free benefits into their standard packages as well, such as data backups and advertising credits.

net

Launch Power Pro
Cost per month $5.99 $7.99 $13.99
Number of
Parked Domains
1 6 26
Number of
Websites
2 6 Unlimited
MySQL Databases 2 50 Unlimited
Database Size Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Monthly Transfers
(Included GB)
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

UK2

uk2 web hosting moodia

One of the major gripes among webmasters is that their business web host provides a poor customer service. But this is an area UK2 excel at. Their UK-based customer support team are available 24/7 on a freephone number, so are quick to respond and solve problems.

Not only that, but UK2 offer the best business packages for the lowest prices. For just £1.98 a month, you can get unlimited web space and emails, no cap on monthly traffic and host up to 10 websites.

Essential Business Hosting Business Cloud
Cost per month
(24 month contract)
£1.98
(ex VAT @20%)
£2.48
(ex VAT @20%)
£4.98
(ex VAT @20%)
Number of
Websites
10 Unlimited Unlimited
Number of
Free Domain Names
1 1 1
Dedicated IP? No Yes Yes
Included SSL? No Yes Yes
Uptime SLA? No No Yes
UK2 Cloud? No No Yes

One

one web hosting moodia

One’s offer of a 1 year free web hosting service will appeal to start-ups, but be aware that you only get 15GB of storage – so you’ll need to be smart with how you use it. If you are planning on publishing a lot of content this will not be enough – otherwise you’re on to a potential winner.

One’s web builder does not require coding so creating your own website is doable for tech savvy start-ups on a thrifty budget.

Starter Professional Professional Plus Business
Cost per month Free £1.94 £2.69 £4.64
Cost per month
(after first year)
£1.38 £3.98 £5.39 £9.29
Number of
Included Domains
1 1 Multiple Multiple
MySQL Databases 1 Multiple Multiple Multiple
Storage Size 15GB 100 GB 200 GB 500 GB
Included SSL? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated RAM? 512Mb 1GB 2GB 4GB
Backup &
Restore?
No No Yes Yes

SiteGround

siteground web hosting moodia

If you have already conducted some research on web hosts, you will probably have noticed SiteGround ranking in the top three best web hosting services for UK businesses.

Although SiteGround is a US company, they run a dedicated UK-service with competitive packages starting at £2.49 a monthy, which gives you 10GB of disk space and will support 10,000 visitors a month.

You should also keep in mind that SiteGround’s true pulling power isn’t their low prices, but the offer of ensuring a superior performance for your website – a definitive requirement for any online business.

StartUp GrowBig GoGeek
Cost per month £2.75
(ex VAT @20%)
£5.75
(ex VAT @20%)
£9.75
(ex VAT @20%)
Cost per month
(after first year)
£6.95 £9.95 £19.95
Number of
Websites
1 Multiple Multiple
MySQL Databases Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Storage Size 10GB 20GB 30GB
Traffic Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Included SSL? Yes Yes Yes

Go Daddy

godaddy web hosting moodia

Go Daddy is one of the longest surviving web host companies and continues to perform well. With packages starting from £7.99 for a .com, .net or .co.uk, Go Daddy is one of the more expensive web hosts on the market – but that’s because their reputation allows them to charge more.

Economy Deluxe Ultimate
Cost per month £2.99
(ex VAT @20%)
£4.49
(ex VAT @20%)
£6.49
(ex VAT @20%)
Cost per month
(after first year)
£4.99 £6.99 £9.99
Number of
Websites
1 Unlimited Unlimited
MySQL Databases 10+1 25+2 Unlimited+
Unlimited
Database Size 1GB + 200MB 1GB + 200MB 1GB + 200MB
Included SSL? No No Yes

iPage

ipage web hosting moodia

Unlimited hosting at affordable prices has helped iPage forge a name for themselves as one of the leading business web hosts in the UK. Hardly surprising when you get unlimited web space and free features worth hundreds of pounds for just $1.99 a month.

However, despite sounding too good to be true, specific information can be hard to find on iPage’s website, which is why the table below is so small. This makes it hard to compare iPage’s All-in-One offer against other companies’ tiered service approach.

All-in-One
Cost per month $1.99
Cost per month
(after first year)
$11.95
Disk Space Unlimited

1&1 Web Hosting

1and1 web hosting moodia

Webmasters looking to buy web hosting plans a cut above competitors should try the high-tech, low-cost services of 1&1 Web Hosting. Although based in Germany, they are popular among UK users. Newcomers can benefit from a .com domain extension for just 70p. Yes, you did read that right – £0.70 for the first year.

Basic Plus Pro
Cost per month £0.99
(ex VAT @20%)
£3.99
(ex VAT @20%)
£6.99
(ex VAT @20%)
Cost per month
(after first year)
£4.99 £6.99 £9.99
Number of
Included Domains
1 1 1
Number of
Websites
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
MySQL Databases 20 500 1000
Database Size 1GB 1GB 1GB
Included SSL? Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated RAM? 600MB 1.2GB 2GB

Host Winds

hostwinds web hosting moodia

Host Winds are getting plenty of positive reviews and with good reason. Their packages compete with the best market rates, and they have exceptional response times that wipe the floor with other companies. Ideal for smaller, less tech-savvy businesses who feel they need excellent ongoing support.

Basic Advanced Ultimate
Cost per month from $5.00 from $7.50 from $10.00
Number of
Included Domains
1 4 Unlimited
Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Disk Space Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

eHost

ehost web hosting moodia

In your search for the perfect web hosting service for your business, you will have seen that eHost is one of the names that consistently appear.

They’ve been on the scene for a while and have made steady progress as one of the most reliable web hosts around. With packages starting at £2.75 a month they are a great option for smaller businesses.

eHost Hosting
Cost per month £2.75
(ex VAT @20%)
Number of
Included Domains
Unlimited
Bandwidth Unmetered
MySQL Databases Unlimited
Storage Space Unmetered

Heart Internet

heart internet web hosting moodia

Nottingham based Heart Internet are suited for more technically gifted webmasters. They do have a phone support, but a unique online service sets them apart from competitors.

Businesses are best suited to the Home Pro package for £8.99.

Starter Pro Home Pro Business Pro
Cost per month £2.49
(ex VAT @20%)
£8.99
(ex VAT @20%)
£12.99
(ex VAT @20%)
Number of
Websites
1 1 3
MySQL 0 Unlimited Unlimited
Web Space 5GB Unlimited Unlimited
Monthly Bandwidth 30GB Unlimited Unlimited
Mailboxes 1,000 10,000 Unlimited

Summary

The web host you eventually choose may depend on how much you expect to interact with them. If you plan to manage your business’ website without support from a dedicated web development team, then we recommend that you opt for a company with a good reputation for customer support.

After-sales support is the key differentiator in the web hosting market as you will only find small variations between pricing plans, although additional features, tools and bandwidth allowance are all key selling points too.

Next Steps

Great, now that you know the best web hosting services available to your business, it’s time to get your website sorted! Moodia works with leading UK web design agencies to help you maximize your investment and get the right result for your business.

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