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Hosting Overview

We use state of the art technology centre that uses the latest OnApp virtualisation software to provide the cPanel hosting services from our hardware.  Our servers use SSD storage exclusively, on a 10gb Storage Area Network that provides fast and reliable "cloud" hosting 24/7, with uptime over the last 2 years at over 99.9%.  The servers are monitored constantly and should any critical error be detected, your services will be moved automatically to alternate hardware without you even being aware.  This is all done automatically!

Cloud Hosting

Cloud hosting in simple terms means that unlike a dedicated server, your hosting isn't all on one machine, is scalable up or down in size instantly and resources are shared to cope with demand, keeping your services fast and efficient.

Security

The outside world is shielded from our network firstly with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation, and then a custom firewall.  Both our cPanel Hosting and our Virtual Private Servers (VPS) both also benefit from continuous R1Soft backups.  You can also manually create R1Soft backups from within cPanel.  Our email hosting is protected by the same infrastructure, and we also offer MagicSpam anti-spam software from within cPanel by default on all of our hosting and VPS.

Hosting Packages

All of our hosting packages feature a huge feature list, some of which cost a significant monthly fee with other vendors.  Features include:

  • UK Data Centre and Support
  • 100% Cloud and SSD-Powered
  • CloudLinux Security
  • Mod Security to Protect Your Site
  • Unlimited Websites Under a Single Control Panel
  • Modern and intuitive cPanel with 'Paper Lantern' Theme
  • PHP 4 and 5 Support (Versions 4.4 / 5.2 / 5.3 / 5.4 / 5.5)
  • Online File Manager / FTP / FTPs Access
  • MySQL 5.5 / MariaDB and PostgreSQL Database Support
  • R1 Soft CDP Daily Web, Database and E-mail Backups
  • HotLink & Leech Protection
  • Unlimited Mailboxes with Auto Responders (subject to package)
  • MagicSpam Pro & Spam Assassin E-Mail Protection
  • POP3 / POP3s and IMAP / IMAPS Support
  • Secure WebMail (RoundCube, Horde and SquirrelMail)
  • Mailing List Support
  • phpMyAdmin Database Control
  • Full PHP Memory / Timeout and Upload Control
  • CGI & Perl Script Support
  • CronJob / Scheduled Task Support
  • Zend Guard Loader v3.3 Support
  • Mcrypt and ionCube PHP Support
  • Custom 404 Error Pages
  • And much more!

Fast Hosting

We make use of several PHP technlogies including caching with Varnish and APC, which coupled with our Dell hardware and OnApp virtualisation software help to ensure that your site performs optimally at all times.

We'll Make Moving From Another Host Simple

If you are with another host, we will do everything we can to help you move, and will even do the migration for you if you like.  If you are currently a cPanel user with another host then it really is a simple process.  Likewise if you use a CMS like Joomla or Wordpress, the site can be restored onto our hosting in no time prior to you pointing or transfering your existing domain to our name servers.

Great Value Service

You can have your service unmanaged (you can add or remove features via cPanel yourself and just come to use when you get stuck), or you can have your account managed by us, for example setting up email accounts for you, adding or removing anti-spam software etc.

Ultimately, if something stops working because you got adventurous, or because there is a glitch in the system somewhere, or because you just need help, we are here for you either at the end of the phone, by email or preferably via support ticket.  We try to respond to all issues between 8am and 10pm within 2 hrs.  Critical issues such as a website not responding will be dealt with as a priority 24/7.

No Setup Fess or Contracts

The prices we advertise include setup by us and help from the beginning, and we certainly don't want to tie you into something if you change your mind.

30 day Money Back Guarantee

We will happily refund you what you have paid for your hosting at any stage within the first 30 days.  That's the full amount, and not prorata for how many days you have used your account. The only thing we can't refund you is for any services such as domain names or SSL certificates, as they belong to you from day one.

If you have an existing domain name, why not point it to our name servers and take a 30 day trial of our hosting, and change your mind for a full refund?

Free Domain Name

On our premium hosting packages we provide a free .uk domain for a year, which will belong to you from day one. When it comes up for renewal you will just pay our standard domain renewal rate as advertised on the site (if you take advantage of the 30 money back guarantee, we will refund your initial payment minus the cost of the domain name at our published price).

Unlimited Sites, One Account

No matter what package, you can host as many websites on the same cPanel web hosting as you can physically fit within your allocated web space.

You can also have multiple email address extensions eg. @myname.co.uk, @mybusiness.co.uk etc.  You can utilise domains held elsewhere or purchase domains from us.

Email

You can make your email accounts as big as you want subject to the size of the allocated webhosting that you have.  Our standard mailbox size starts at 250mb, but you can set it to any value upto the balance of your remaining web space, eg. if you have 5,000mb of web space and you have a website taking up 100mb of space, you could in theory make your mailbox 4,900mb in size!

We offer IMAP and POP3 as standard as well as MagicSpam anti-spam by default.  You can access your email anywhere via webmail using a choice of three different softwares; Horde, Roundcube or Squirrel Mail.  Simply type webmail.yourdomain.co.uk or yourdomain.co.uk/webmail and login from any PC or device with a browser, anywhere in the world.

Attracta SEO Tools

All our hosting accounts feature Attracta SEO tools to help you increase your search engine ranking in Google and Bing plus other major search engines.

Apps and CMS

Our Softaculous software in cPanel allows you to install over a 100 great apps and software including Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento.


Free Website Builder

We provide the excellent professional grade website builder Zyro for free on all accounts.  It comes with 300 templates, and its drag and drop interface can help you build a website all by yourself!

Checkout http://test.zyro.com/en/ for a full featured demo...

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