How to sign up for student hosting

To sign up for the special 123-reg student hosting package, you need an email address which ends in .ac.uk. These email addresses are supplied by academic institutions in the UK and prove your eligibility for the offer.

If you have a .ac.uk email address, read on to see how to get set up.

Claim your voucher code

You need a special voucher code to get the special price on 123-reg student hosting. Here’s how to get yours:

1

Go to our student hosting sign up page and click on the Sign me up button.

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2

Enter your .ac.uk email address.

3

Read both sets of terms and conditions and tick the boxes.

4

Click Next.

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We’ll send a confirmation email to your .ac.uk address.

6

Click the link in the email - it’ll take you to another web page.

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Fill in your details.

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Click Next.

When you’ve done that, we’ll send you another email which contains your voucher code.

How to use your voucher code

Once we’ve sent you the second email, containing your voucher code, you’ve got everything you need to order 123-reg student hosting. Here’s what to do:

1

Visit this special link to add the Plus hosting package to your shopping basket.

2

Click ok, let’s continue.

3

Use the box on the right of the screen to search for a domain name. You can type in anything you want.

4

To qualify for the offer, you need to find a .biz domain which is available.

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Once you’ve found one, click Add to hosting to select that domain name.

Once you’ve done that, you’ve put the right combination of items into your shopping trolley to qualify for the offer. Now you need to finish your purchase:

1

Enter your details on the next screen and click continue to payment. If you already have a 123-reg account, sign in instead.

2

On the Registrant Details screen, check all your information is correct.

3

Click continue to payment.

4

Now enter your voucher code into the Voucher code box and click submit.

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You should see a revised total price of £14.10. This is £1 a month for 12 months, plus the VAT.

6

Click continue to payment.

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Enter your payment details and click pay now.

That’s it - we’ll send you an email confirming your purchase and explaining how to start using your hosting package.

Problems?

If you have any problems purchasing student hosting, please double check you’ve followed these steps correctly.

There are two common issues which account for the vast number of problems, so please check these first:

  • I haven’t received my validation email or voucher code

    Please make sure these emails aren’t being blocked by your spam filter.
  • My voucher code doesn’t work

    It sounds obvious, but please double check you’ve entered it correctly (we’ve made that mistake ourselves!). Also, don’t share your voucher code with anyone else - it can only be used once.

    Your voucher code may be rejected if you don’t have the right combination of products in your shopping basket. Please ensure your basket contains:
  • The Windows version of our Plus hosting package
  • One .biz domain name – a new registration, not a transfer

If you’ve double checked all that and you’re still having trouble, it’s time to contact us. Just use the Ask a Question option on this site.

For other offers and discounts, check out the 123-reg voucher codes page.

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