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Hosting Ratings
 
Price Value
8/10
Performance
7/10
Reliability
8.5/10
Control Panel
8/10
Customer Support
8.5/10
User Feedback
8/10
80%
Overall Score

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Reputedly "the UK's premier hosting company", UKHost4U began providing the easiest possible web hosting solutions in 1999 and fast became among the first IT businesses to offer web hosting that was 100% fully-automated. From the best control panels around to the best customer support services, UKHost4U Web Hosting skimps on nothing, giving customers only the most useful resources needed to maintain a top-notch web presence. UKHost4U web hosting is a fully-featured service that leaves absolutely nothing out of the deal, making it one of the premier web hosting deals online today.

Price Value

UKHost4U plans come with a choice of Red Hat Linux or Windows 2003 servers. All hosting accounts receive a free domain name. Even the cheapest plan, the Basic plan, comes with FTP access, a file manager, password protection, unlimited spam and virus protected web-based email boxes with email forwarding and autoresponders, free domain registration or transfer with unlimited sub-domains and parked domains, custom error pages, FrontPage extensions, PHP support, MySQL databases, and a suite of graphical web stats that includes Awstats, Analog, and Webalizer. Plus, for total interactivity, all users also enjoy the full array of Fantastico programming scripts.

Reliability

The folks at UKHost4U Web Hosting are so confident in its services that they offer a 30-day free trial on every one of its hosting packages. All services are managed and maintained on a multi-million pound network inside London data centre where external internet services are handled on one-Gbit links from Entaned, Cogent, Tiscali, and Level 3. All equipment is CISCO based, including 6506 switches and 7206 VXR routers, with Cisco Certified Engineers on hand to provide instant expert technical support.

Control Panel

UKHost4U uses both of the top-rated feature-rich, web-based control panels - Plesk and cPanel - with the most intuitive and easiest-to-use GUIs available. All the many functions on both of these control panels - both available to all web hosting customers - are neatly laid out in a logical fashion, activated by large icon-based buttons, and formatted alongside all the real-time user stats you could ever want or need.

Customer Support

Customers can access the UKHost4U eSupport Help Desk directly from their control panel, and contact the customer service team via email support ticket or telephone (toll-call). There's also a fully searchable and categorized Knowledgebase and step-by-step Troubleshooter for self-guided support.