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UK2.net

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Overall Impression

Support - 85%
Performance - 78%
Stability - 89%
Price - 87%
Summary

A good hosting provider with a well known brand, prices are good all over all products.

84%
Host Information
Name UK2.net
Website www.uk2.net
Founded 2008
Support Email -
Support Phone 0800 612 2142
Advantages Disadvantages
Affordable Pricing Phone support costs 50p per minute
Industry-standard cPanel

UK2.net Review

UK2.net is one of the largest UK-based web hosting companies which offer a variety web hosting services. This company does not have a specific focus when it comes to web hosting. They offer shared hosting, cloud hosting, dedicated server hosting, cloud VPS hosting and a lot of reseller plans. They offer an extensive range of web hosting plans. In addition, their plans are competitively – priced. You can choose among a month, year or two-year contract. Their shared hosting plans are all Linux-based.

 

UK2 Background

Based in Shoreditch, UK2.net is one of the local web hosting companies in Britain. Created in 1998, the founding brand is the UK2 Group. During the years this company has sold over 4 million domain names and more than 8 million hosting services in over 200 territories.
This company is among the low cost hosting suppliers since 2008. It currently gives thousands of clients with personal and business web hosting. UK2.NET is one of the largest and quickest growing firms inside the United Kingdom.

 

Key UK2 Benefits

In fact, UK2.net do not make any boasts about uptime, they offer something extraordinary: some hosting plans come with an SLA which will compensate customers when uptime falls below 99.5%.
Also, for an additional cost, UK2.net customers can pay for a Facebook integration which allows a page from their website to be displayed on Facebook. It also provides a web analytics tool and SEO tools for business and business cloud hosting customers. However, their other web hosting plan also allow you to buy these features as add-ons.
In addition, personal, business and business cloud web hosting plans also come with Google Adword credits in order to help you to establish your business.
The ‘one-click installer’ comes free with most web hosting plans, except the Starter plan. WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and TYP03 are all available. PHP, Ruby on Rails, and Perl are all supported.
UK2 also has a good 24/7/365 support which doesn’t come in one form. You can choose how you get help. You can submit tickets, chat through their live chat system, or talk to them by the phone. In addition, UK2.net’s social media accounts Facebook, Twitter, Google + are all very active, but they do not encourage using this option to be used for support issues. Instead, usually customers are directed to the help desk.
What is more, UK2.net has a blog for communications and updates. Their website has a useful ‘Service Heartbeat’ page where any server downtime, planned or unplanned.

 
 

Hosting Features of UK2

This company offers 4 shared hosting packages we neatly listed below:
The starter plan is a low-cost option designed for a single basic website. It only allows only website and provides 500 GB disk space and 1 GB bandwidth. Note that this option doesn’t give you a free domain name, you’ll have to purchase it separately.
The personal plan allows up to 10 websites with unlimited bandwidth and disk space. The different here is that this plan includes one free domain name. Very appropriate for personal use.
The business plan includes unlimited sites, disk space, bandwidth and comes with three free domain names. This gives the customer a free SSL certificate and dedicated IP address. An overall good option for eCommerce.
The business cloud plan is like the business plan, but it has some additional features. You can choose the location of your server, an uptime SLA and lots of other cool premium features.
UK2.net also offer four plans for resellers which only cover Linux-based hosting.
The Starter plan includes 10 domains, 10 GB disk space, and 100 GB bandwidth. This plan doesn’t include any domain names or SSL certificates.
The Reseller plan allows for unlimited domains, 100 GB disk space and 1000 GB bandwidth. This comes with one free domain name and 5 SSL certificates.
The Reseller Plus plan is similar to the Reseller plan. It also includes unlimited disk space, bandwidth, SSL certificates and provides and uptime SLA.
The Reseller Cloud plan is essentially the same to the Reseller Plus plan, but it’s upgraded to the cloud.

 

Control Panel & Usability

UK2’s has a custom control panel which is built pretty well. Instead of drowning you in icons, lists and options, the console has 5 main sections divided & named sensibly.
Also, UK2 uses the standard cPanel as its Linux hosting frontend. Even beginners will find what they’re looking pretty easily.

 

Data Security and Backups

UK2 performs regular backups of your website, which is awesome! But, bear in mind that if you perform a manual backup, you’ll have to store it on your computer, not the server.
Two ways to backup your WordPress website are available – manually through cPanel, or by using a WordPress plugin. Luckily, there are detailed guides on how to do that on their website.

 

Hosting for WordPress

UK2 has a WordPress hosting plan which includes SSD disk storage, easy 3 step WordPress installation wizard, up to 100,000 monthly visits, up to 50 x 10 GB professional emails, FTP access, Cloudflare CDN, automatic non-core updates to software, 1000’s of free templates and plugins, 24/7 support, security built in.
UK2 also offers 3 web hosting plans: Starter – for WordPress beginners.
Primary – for WordPress initiates growing an online presence.
Pro – for WordPress veterans with sizeable need.

 

Shared Hosting

UK2 offers 4 different shared hosting packages: The Starter plan, The Personal Plan, The Business Plan, The Business Cloud plan. All packages include a lot of features.

 

Customer Support

UK2 claims that they take their support very seriously. You can reach them via e-mail, or chat with a support agent 24/7. In addition, you can search for your question in their knowledgebase.

 

UK2.net FAQs

Can I access my email on my mobile browser?

Despite the growing number of mobile devices providing webmail applications UK2 webmail is not currently mobile friendly.
 

Can I transfer my domain away when it’s expired?

For a domain that ends with .uk you are not able to transfer any domain away as Nominet requires for the domain to be registered before it can be transferred to a new register.
For all domains – it strictly depends on the Top Level domain registrar as there is variation around those who do and don’t allow for domains to be transferred to a new registrar.
 

 

UK2.net – Final Thoughts

UK2.net is a pretty solid web hosting company, although the lack of information about their data centers may be a cause for concern. Actually, the biggest downside to their service is that massive charge for calling technical support teams. In order to avoid this you’ll need to rely on the ticket system only. To sum up, UK2.net are a well-established & well-known company with an impressive services.

 

 

 

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