Storm Internet has been providing high quality UK website hosting since 2003. The Company was founded by Salim Benadel, who as a Microsoft trained web developer became disheartened by the poor standard of hosting packages available on the market. Whether you require basic web hosting for a simple site or support for the latest coding technologies, They can work with you to provide a web hosting solution to meet your needs. Storm Internet are one of the only 100% UK based, fully managed hosting providers focussing solely on providing affordable hosting solutions to SMEs.
Top 10 web host for uptime
Storm continues to be ranked within the Top 10 for server uptime by the website: hyperspin.com.
24/7/365 Direct Technical support
Storm's premium Plus, Ultimate and Reseller hosting packages have 24/7 LiveChat expert support! At the touch of a button you will be directed to an experienced hosting technician who will assist you with technical questions or server related issues regarding your web site or hosting package. With Storm’s LiveChat, there are no phone queues to get stuck in – you instantly get the expert help you need.
Exclusive customer discounts
At Storm they value every customer and are committed to ensuring they receive the best in customer service. That's why once you become a Storm customer, you will automatically receive 20% off the first year's hosting of any subsequent hosting packages you purchase.
UK based data centre
Storm Internet provides UK web hosting – and all of their servers are based at the Bluesquare Data Centre in Maidenhead. By hosting your website on UK based servers, they can significantly improve your web site's position within UK search engine results UK specific searches.
Fast web hosting
BlueSquare have one of the fastest connections to the Internet in the world and this means that web sites hosted with Storm become some of the fastest on the web.
Reliable web hosting
The BlueSquare data centre is one of the only Tier 4 data centres in the country. Tier 4 data centres are the most resilient type of data centre you can get and are designed for hosting systems which are critical to businesses. This exceptional infrastructure combined with their 24/7 server monitoring means that your site will consistently achieve 100% uptime and market-leading performance.
Feature packed web hosting
Storm's web hosting packages are designed to enable your web site to get the most out of the Internet.
Value for money web hosting
Storm are not the cheapest UK web hosting provider, as ultimately this would only cause your web site to suffer. The goal of Storm is to provide high quality, dependable web hosting combined with excellent customer service..
In a recent customer survey, 98% of customers said they would recommend Storm Internet web hosting services to others. They also received an average rating of 8.9 out of 10 for overall service.
On July 11th, 2013 - Storm Internet has won the award for Best SME Business Hosting at the 15th annual ISPA Awards, a category which saw fierce competition this year. The Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) Awards event celebrates the best of the UK Internet industry, and is the longest running and most respected in the Internet industry.
July 17th, 2014 - Storm Internet has won the Best Dedicated Hosting category at the 16th annual ISPA Awards.
Each entrant underwent 2 months of rigorous technical testing, putting sample files on their servers, and allowing ISPA's testing partner thinkbroadband to download them periodically, testing every aspect of the host.
- Hours of support
- Hardware redundancy of each level
- Firewall protection
- Security measures at data centre(s)
- Patch management process
- Guarantees for connecting servers to the Internet
- Number of IP addresses offered
- Flexibility: Can size of site change without financial penalty or being tied into a contract?
- Payment options
- Price and value for money
- Domain/DNS management available
- Data centre availability/SLAs
- Provides IPv6 Address
- Availability and speed of service
Finalists, Storm Internet, managed to clinch the award at the black-tie event held at the Park Lane Hotel in London. The Best SME Business Hosting category saw more entrants than any other category, making it the most competitive at the event. Other finalists included 4d Data Centres, Datanet, Macace, StratoGen, and Virtual Internet.
What does it mean "web hosting for life"?
Life time hosting is offered with some types of hosting package. This means you pay a one-off fee and StormInternet then provide you with the hosting service without any further renewal fees. This offer is conditional and is based on the assumption that the domain name assigned to the hosting package upon ordering, resolves at all times to the server hosting the Life Time package. Should the domain name expire or it's "A Name" record or "Name Server" records are found to resolve to a server other than the one the Lifetime hosting package is hosted on, StormInternet.co.uk reserve the right to cancel the hosting package and close the account.
StormInternet.co.uk offers unlimited web space with some account types. By this, they mean unlimited space for legitimate web site content. All files on a domain must be part of the active website and linked to from a legitimate page on the site. By "legitimate page" they mean a page that clearly forms an essential part of the web site and not a page constructed to get around this term. Space cannot be used as a file repository and sites will not contain any backups, downloads, or other non-web based content.
- 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
- High-speed network
- Resilient power infrastructure
- Environment-friendly power supply
- Internal and external HD CCTV
- Multiple security measures to protect the hardware
- Intelligent DDos protection
- Only one data centre in Maidenhead
- 100% UK based 24/7 Technical Support
- UK Phone Support
- UK Email Support
- Ticket Support
- Rich knowledge base
- Live Chat Support
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- 30 Day Money back Guarantee
- If you took advantage of the free UK domain name offer when purchasing your hosting package, the domain name registration fee of £19.99 will be deducted from the amount refunded, which is way much for a .UK domain
ConclusionStormInternet.co.uk are multi award winning specialists in Managed Hosting. For a £59.99 you can get a lifetime hosting for 1 domain with 250 MB of Web space and 2.5 GB Bandwidth/Month, which is enough to host a simple WordPress or Joomla website.
Visit Storminternet.co.uk at: http://www.storminternet.co.uk/
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As part of the support plan Signum chose, they were also provided with full server monitoring which notifies the Storm Internet support team the moment any anomalies are detected with the customer’s servers. This feature was aligned with the customer’s need for proactive support, with 24/7 coverage guaranteeing efficiency and instilling confidence in the fact that issues would be rectified as they arise.
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Storm’s 24/7/365 fully managed support means that expert help is on hand for the volunteers who run Series 2 Club whenever IT support is required. Series 2 Club simply raise a ticket or start up a live chat session, any time of the day or night, and Storm’s Engineers are onto any problems within minutes.
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