Webhosting UK – The UK’s Fastest Growing Web Hosting Provider In 2022
With a strong presence in the web hosting industry for over 20 years, the independently owned Webhosting UK (WHUK) has firmly established itself as a leading managed services provider in the UK. With major developments over the last year and more planned for the next twelve months, its future looks bright indeed. Here’s what makes Webhosting UK the UK’s fastest growing web hosting provider in 2022.
Extensive range of services
Webhosting UK offers a comprehensive range of managed hosting solutions, suitable for all varieties of clients, from those with small, personal websites to large enterprises running critical applications. Its hosting services include shared hosting, VPS, dedicated server and cloud. These are complemented by security, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions, as well as 24/7 technical support and, where requested, bespoke IT management.
The company also offers a wide range of specialist services, including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento hosting, as well as email and reseller hosting. Customers can also register domains through Webhosting UK.
One of the reasons for Webhosting UK’s growing popularity is the extensive range of features that come with its hosting plans. For a start, customers are hosted on a state-of-the-art platform with the latest hardware, including Intel Xeon processors and SSD drives, giving them enhanced processing performance and faster website loading times. And being super-efficient, WHUK’s platforms are also greener, reducing the amount of CO2 emissions generated through hosting.
With cyberattacks increasing in number and sophistication, Webhosting UK has also invested heavily in cybersecurity, protecting customers’ websites with advanced firewalls that detect and eliminate cyberattacks, including malware infections and hacking. Customers can also install free SSL certificates to encrypt online payment transactions, as well as restrict access and password-protect their directories.
Managing websites and hosting is a breeze, too, thanks to the industry-leading, user-friendly cPanel and Plesk control panels that come with its plans. These advanced control panels enable users to carry out a huge range of administrative tasks, including one-click installs, adding new domains, file management, analytics and more.
Anyone with a Linux or Windows shared hosting account at Webhosting UK also benefits from free daily backups. With standard backup solutions often costing more than the price of hosting, this is a great bargain for such an essential service, ensuring that if a customer loses their website data, they can have the site back up and running in no time.
Shared hosting packages at WHUK also benefit from a 99.9% uptime guarantee, giving customers the peace of mind that their websites will always be available (the missing 0.1% is in case the server needs rebooting after updating the operating system or installing a security patch.)
Webhosting UK also offers world-class technical support. Its highly trained and experienced technical team are available 24/7 to help solve issues quickly and effectively, no matter what they are or what time of day they happen. This makes it ideal for companies that lack the technical know-how to deal with problems in-house.
Shared hosting customers also benefit from multi-site hosting, unlimited databases and email addresses, generous storage and unmetered bandwidth.
Newly added services
During 2021, WHUK added a number of new services to its portfolio. This included the introduction of its Content Creator Pro web hosting plan. This specialised service is designed to cater for the growing number of entrepreneurs and influencers that make a living from creating content for social media. The service enables content creators to develop and manage a website where all their followers can visit and access content in one place. It also provides the opportunity to sell merchandise directly and offer premium or members’ only content.
WHUK’s broad range of security features, which already included SSL certificates, SpamExperts, remote backups and email certificates, was expanded in 2021 with the launch of the Patchman security tool. This Sitelock developed product provides automated security for CMS websites, like WordPress, scanning CMS software, popular plugins and eCommerce platforms for vulnerabilities and automatically patching them. It also scans sites for malware, quarantining any that are found.
In addition to Patchman, WHUK also launched a new VPN service during 2021 enabling its business customers to provide employees with more secure ways to connect with business systems when working at home. The service is also available to personal customers who can use it to protect up to five devices, including PCs, tablets and smartphones. The VPN services work on Mac, iOS, Windows and Android platforms.
To help customers with the time-consuming and technically challenging task of SEO, last year also saw WHUK launch the all-in-one marketgoo SEO tool. This feature-rich tool analyses websites, providing owners with prioritised action plans to improve their SEO and the tools needed to get the work done. marketgoo does everything from full site audits to optimising page titles, including submitting sites to search engines, monitoring keyword performance, improving technical optimisation and tracking competitors.
A UX focused website upgrade
Over the last 18 months, WHUK has also focused on its own website, including the client area, making it more user-friendly and providing more valuable information. Aside from a new look and easier navigation, there is now an FAQ section on all its key landing pages, ensuring that prospective customers are better informed about its services. The site also has a live chat feature for those that want to interact with the company while visiting the site. These additions extend the help customers can find on the WHUK website, complementing the wide-ranging and constantly updated blog, detailed knowledgebase and popular user-community forum.
With businesses bouncing back from the pandemic making increased use of digital technologies, it made complete sense for Webhosting UK, along with its parent company, The Hyperslice Group, to relocate to new, state-of-the-art headquarters at the prestigious Platform Tech Hub in the centre of Leeds. Though only a few miles from its former location in Morley, the move puts WHUK’s managed hosting solutions at the fingertips of the region’s burgeoning tech sector. It also puts the company in the same building as some of the city’s most exciting tech startups, opening up new opportunities for collaboration and innovation.
Close to Leeds central train station and within easy reach of the M62, the move also makes it easier for WHUK staff to meet with clients, work on new projects and commute more sustainably.
The relocation to Platform is just one part of Webhosting UK’s expansive development plan. Over the next two years, it is investing over £5M to build a new cutting-edge data centre in the north of England and develop a range of new, sustainable products that will enhance its current high-performance, high-availability, managed IT and web hosting solutions. To achieve this, the company plans to double its workforce, including at its headquarters in Leeds, its newly opened technical facilities in York and at the new data centre when completed. The new data centre will add capacity to the ones the company already uses in Leeds, Nottingham, Reading and Maidenhead.
A social proof landmark
As proof of its growing reputation, 2021 saw WHUK achieve a landmark of 2000 reviews on Trustpilot with an overall rating of 4.9/5. While the numbers of reviews continue to rise, the high rating hasn’t changed over the years, giving potential customers the confidence that WHUK has consistently been viewed as a company that provides the services and experiences its customers need.
While the name might not be as familiar to you as some of the hosting brands you see advertising on TV, Webhosting UK offers everything a business could want in a web host. With twenty years’ experience, state-of-the-art data centres and a comprehensive range of services, it’s a forward-thinking company that still retains that small business mentality of putting the customer first – something its many reviews pay testament to.
For more information, visit Webhosting.uk.com.