If you are building a website yourself or if a web designer is building it for you, you will need somewhere to host it on the Internet. Our award winning web hosting packages provide a secure and reliable foundation to house your site.
Our low-cost cloud-based hosting gives you fast and super reliable hosting that will keep your website up and running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with lightning-fast speed and unlimited bandwidth, even in our cheapest package, giving you peace of mind. Simply put, your site will always be running no matter what happens to traffic.
We have flexible plans, which are great value for money, offering all types of websites from personal projects or hobby websites, to community groups, small business sites all the way up to large online shops. We have added plenty of storage space to give your website and business the room to expand, and all hosting packages come with at least one database so you can install and run powerful software from your web space like WordPress, e-commerce, photo galleries, and more. With our easy-to-use control panel and our expert support at hand, you can build the website you've always wanted. Powerful yet low-cost, and ready to go, our website hosting plans are perfect for businesses large and small.
That's why 123-reg was voted Number 1 UK Web Host in 2015 by TechRadar Pro and why we host 1 in 5 of the UK's active websites.
The features you need to make your first personal or community website a success.
The flexibility, power, and support your business needs to host a brochure based website.
Unlimited power for even the most demanding e-commerce sites and applications.
Server level performance, without the admin. Includes 99.99% uptime SLA.
All our web hosting plans, including the cheapest one, are filled with the features needed to keep today's websites up and running - everything from free domains to UK phone support. So, whatever you want to achieve online you have the tools to help you on your journey and help you and your business achieve greatness.
We also have the advanced features web professionals need to create dynamic, exciting content to elevate business websites to the next level. From load balancing to scripting and SSL encryption, we have the expert features any next generation web developers and designers need.
The complete website building solution that enables anyone - at any skill level - to create a professional site in just minutes without needing to know how to code.
Your first website & small businesses
Build and host your WordPress website without any hassle. No app to upload, no complicated details to configure and no technical installation process.
Small to medium sized websites for WordPress based sites
Every website is made up of files - text files, image files, audio files, etc. These files need to be placed somewhere that lets anyone on the Internet view them which is why you need a hosting service to store your files online. When those files are uploaded onto a powerful computer (a server), that means the website is hosted by that server.
The company that owns the server then points the web address (also known as a domain name) to those files, and now anyone can access that website through that address.
A little bit of technical knowledge will help make the process smoother, but you can access most of the features you need through the straightforward and beginner-friendly control panel.
Knowing a bit about FTP does help, as it is the easiest way to upload your site to your hosting package, but the applications included in your package also make it easy to create a website.
And if you've never created a website before, don't worry - we have a huge support database with plenty of step-by-step articles and videos to help you along the way.
Most packages are set up immediately, and you can begin to build your website right away. However, it might take a few days for your domain to be fully registered and point to your hosting package. This timeframe is perfectly normal and happens across every web host -it just takes time for the servers and the domains to sync up.
Every hosting provider is different, with some it might be more difficult than others to transfer, but we are here to help. Simply contact our expert support team and we will help you move everything over. We've also produced a useful guide to transferring your website that will talk you through every step.
When you host a website, you're hosting files on a server. With "cloud hosting", this means that your files are actually on several servers, so that if any one server goes down, the others can pick up the slack and keep your site running. Cloud-based hosting is very reliable and flexible, making it easy for you to upgrade and easy for us to swap in and out servers as needed.
"Cloud computing", which is what people usually mean when they refer to "the cloud", is when you use software and services online rather than installing them on your computer. This can be things like online text editors, webmail, photo galleries, and online calendars. Many computers now offer cloud computing, including Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo.
The first step would to be to check out our detailed Product Knowledge Base. Where we have plenty of information about hosting websites, so it's likely that the answer to your problem could be there
If you can't find the answer, you can get in touch with us through our Contact Page, which lets you contact us through email, live chat, or phone. Keep in mind that some of the ways to contact us are only available during UK office hours, so please make sure you're picking the right way for the right time!
Every site hosted on 123-reg needs to be associated with a domain in order to work. But every web hosting package includes at least one free domain name, so you won't need to buy another one.
If your domain name is already registered with 123-reg and you're not using it with another one of our services, then you can attach it to your web hosting package when you order.If your domain is hosted with another company, there are two ways to use it with your hosting package:
You don't need to do anything with them. If you've registered them, you can just let them expire when they come up to be renewed.
Yes. We really mean it when we say "unlimited".
We discovered that it's hard to predict your website's traffic, and it can be incredibly annoying to hit your limit just because you've had a great month. Which is why when you buy hosting from us, unlimited really does mean unlimited.
We host websites for millions of customers from our own UK-based data centre, and we make certain we have plenty of capacity, with more than enough bandwidth to go around.
You can host your site on a Linux or a Windows server. These operating systems take care of the basic functions in your hosting package, and each has its advantages.
You don't need to choose the same operating system that runs on your computers at home or at your business, and you should choose what would work best for your website.
Most of our customers choose to host on Linux servers, which is usually a safe bet if you're not sure what you need. Linux servers give you plenty of software and programming options.With Linux packages you can use PHP, MySQL and it's true that WordPress runs best on Linux based hosting.
But if you know you're going to use Microsoft technologies like ASP.NET or Microsoft SQL, you will need to purchase a Windows hosting plan.
We take many precautions to keep your data safe from the full range of potential dangers, from malicious online threats to power failures.
But we do recommend that you also keep a personal backup of your site as well. A good and regular backup schedule doesn't just protect you against the system failing, it also protects you against problems caused by changes you or your developers make to your website.
We have a guide to backing up your files using FTP, and if you have a Business or Unlimited package, you can also use the backup and restore feature in your control panel.
Of course you can. As long as our hosting meets the requirements for your application, you can install almost anything. We can't allow applications that require root or administrator-level access, however, as you share the server with other customers, and any changes your application makes might make changes to their websites as well.If you would like to install your own applications, we recommend you take a look at our server packages that give you the freedom you need with full root access.
We also have an extensive range of applications that are available for you to install in just one click from your control panel including everything from blogs to online stores to project management software and more! See our full range of applications available!
We go above and beyond to keep our systems safe from hacking, hardware failures, software failures, and physical damage. All our servers are located in our own highly secure data centre, which is based in the UK.
Access to the servers is tightly controlled and limited to just essential personnel. Power is drawn from the National Grid through two different sources, and we also have uninterruptible power supplies as well as on-site generators just in case.
Along with our physical security measures, you can also take peace of mind by knowing that all your data is kept safe behind a secure firewall with multiple layers of protection. We have regular backups of all the data on our servers and store copies of the data off-site, so even if the worst occurs, your data will still be there.
Our hosting packages are available in yearly contracts, and you can pay monthly or annually.
It's entirely up to you. If you decide you don't want the domains any longer, you can let them expire once they reach their renewal date.
You can also keep them and use them, but you will need to pay the standard renewal price when they get close to their renewal date. You will be notified before they expire, so you don't have to worry about them suddenly disappearing.
If you decide that the web hosting package you've bought isn't right for you, for any reason, please give us a call within the first 14 days, and we'll refund you what you've paid for your hosting, excluding any additional fees for domains.
Domain names can't be "unregistered" once you've chosen them. You will need to let them expire if you do not want to use them anymore.
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