Choosing the best website hosting checklist
- make a list with trustworthy web host companies that you want to check - you can use ours from the above table.
- web hosting location - you would want UK/Europe-based data center(much faster data delivery) and UK/Europe english speaking inhouse support (they are in your time zone and can solve your problems faster)
- website hosting speed - speed is everything. The faster the site, more traffic and conversions and more income to your business. That's why you need local hosting, and test their Ping and page speed load time, Google recommends server response time under 200ms. Website Speed is a ranking factor as well.
- support - one of the most important features. If the hosting company has good hardware, your site either works good or it does not at all. And if the second happens you want to be able to reach someone with competence that is actually able to solve your problem. In-house UK support by sysadmins with live chat or phone is the best. Response times are very important as well, since every minute your site is down you loose money, traffic and potentially search positions.
- web host security - do they provide isolated accounts, firewalls and auto updates of CMS like WordPress and Joomla
- data backup - everything happens. Your data is the most important part of your business and you can accidentally delete something or get infected by virus. Your web hosting service needs to have a backup!
- read web hosting reviews by experts (you can grasp the insight from people with experience, but keep in mind that they also are affiliated with the hosting providers, so don't take the review 100%)
- read reviews by customers - browse around the web and find customer reviews of the chosen web host company. Also don't trust that 100% since there are paid reviews and there are hate reviews.
Top UK web hosting reviews
Our experts have compared the best web hosting providers in the UK for 2016. Read the best UK web hosting reviews and choose the most reliable web hosting company. There are different kinds of website hosting services depending on your needs. That's why we are trying to constantly improve our reviews with new more needs based comparison charts. The general UK web host providers are in the table above. Here is the list of the best 5 WordPress hosting services. More specific reviews will be coming soon on the cheap website hosting companies, Joomla web host providers and list of the free website hosting services in the UK.
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Our experts have compared the best web hosting providers in the UK for 2016. Read the best UK web hosting reviews and choose the most reliable web hosting company.