Our web hosting is cloud hosting

Now even BIGGER with everything your business needs to succeed

Our new website hosting packages are bursting with advanced features as we have crammed them all with the latest hosting features your business needs to succeed online.

Not only are they packed with huge quotas and unlimited features but we have also included over 75 easy-to-use apps to make installing all the latest applications such as WordPress, Joomla or Prestashop a doddle. You can have a blog, forum, eShop, photo gallery or whatever you need, online in a few clicks.

We have made our market leading UK hosting packages even BIGGER to not only give you everything you need to get online but to also ensure our packages are cost-effective, easy-to-use and deliver fantastic value for money.

Plans and pricing

Check out our web hosting packages below.

If you buy for more than one year you will get up to 6 months free hosting. The savings made will depend
on the length of time you take the hosting for.

Please note all of our shared hosting products have a one-off setup fee of £9.99 + VAT at 20%

Start up

from

£2.49£2.99 a month

  • 1 Free .co.uk Domain
  • 1GB Diskspace
  • 10 Sub-domains
  • FTP access
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Get 6 months free when you buy a 3 year hosting package.

Business

from

£4.16£4.99 a month

  • 2 Free .co.uk Domains
  • 50GB Diskspace
  • 50 Sub-domains
  • FTP access
  • 75 Free applications
  • 5 Databases
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Professional

from

£7.49£8.99 a month

  • 3 Free .co.uk Domains
  • Unlimited diskspace
  • 100 Sub-domains
  • Unlimited FTP users
  • 75 Free applications
  • Unlimited databases
  • Host multiple sites
  • Website backup
    and restore
  • Scheduled tasks / Cron
  • Free 123-SSL


Web Hosting Features

 

  • All inclusive


    • Buy for longer and save more
    • Free domain names
    • No traffic limits or excess fees, ever
    • Flexible, easy-to-use, powerful control panel

  • Core Features


    • Huge web space and unlimited bandwidth
    • Flexible, easy-to-use control panel
    • Free domain names included
    • Windows and Linux options

  • Programming and databases


    • Multiple MySQL databases
    • Programming Languages: PHP, Perl, Python, ASP, ASP.net
    • Modules: GD library, ImageMagick, Ghostscript and Zend Optimiser

  • Email and communication


    • IMAP and POP3 1GB Mailboxes
    • Junk email, anti-virus and anti-spam protection
    • Webmail Access
    • Autoresponders, Mail Forwards, Email Aliases, Mailing Lists

  • Help and Support


    • UK based phone support
    • Online chat and email support
    • Support site with video tutorials and help articles

Want to see
123-hosting in action?

Take a look at these screen shots and check out our new control panel in action. Its easy to use and power-packed!

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Once you have set
up your website,
let our team set up
your Pay-Per-Click
advertising for
you to promote
your site and increase your sales...

Find out more  

Application Hosting

Instantly install over 75 open-source scripts with just a click!


 

Blog

Write on your very own blog
More info

 

CMS

Manage your website with the latest CMS.
More info

 

Ecommerce

Sell your products online with your own eShop. More info

 

Forum

Discuss your views in your very own forum.
More info

Why host your site on 123-reg?


  • Cloud architecture

    Our cloud based platform does not rely on one physical server, but on a cluster of servers that support each other. When your site is hosted on cloud hosting it reduces the possibility of downtime.

  • Domain name freedom

    When you host your site on 123-reg, you get up to 3 free domain names. You can also transfer or buy extra domains or use domain names you registered elsewhere.

  • No confusing data limits

    Unlike other hosts, we don't impose artificial limits on how much data you can transfer each month. Use as much as you like!

  • We're a big web hosting supplier

    With millions of customers and years of experience, we're one of the UK's biggest web hosting companies.

Domain name flexibility


  • Use multiple domain names

    Our web hosting packages come with up to three free domain names. And you can add extras too, if you need them. In addition you can host up to 3 completely different web sites on a single plan (Professional only). Each website has its own FTP credentials, email, webmail and DNS features.
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  • Works with external domains

    Point external domain names at your web host - there's no need to transfer them to 123-reg if you don't want to.
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  • Create subdomains for more flexibility

    Every UK hosting package includes the option to set up subdomains at no extra cost. Keep your online presence organised!
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What is web hosting? 

Web hosting allows you to publish websites on the internet. You upload your website to a web hosting service so that other people online can see it.

What can I do with it? 

Create pretty much any sort of website you like. Most people use their website hosting for personal, hobby or business sites. You can even host more than one website on your 123-reg hosting.

Do I need technical knowledge to use UK web hosting? 

When you host your site on 123-reg you will see it is very easy to use. You can access most features through our straightforward control panel, and the applications we've included will help you create a website easily too.

However, it will definitely help if you have some basic technical knowledge of web hosting. In particular, it's good if you know a bit about FTP, as that's the easiest way to upload a website to your web host.

If you've never used a web host before, don't worry. You can always refer to our detailed support site, where you'll find straightforward instructions about every aspect of your UK web hosting service. It's a great place to start when you want to learn!

How long does it take to set up? 

Most web hosting packages are set up immediately, though it might take a couple of days for your domain name to be registered and point to your website hosting company. (That's perfectly normal.)

How do I contact 123-reg for help? 

The first thing to do is to head on over to our support site. We've published loads of information there about hosting a website, so if you've run into a common problem there should be a solution to it.

You can ask us for help through the support site too. Just use the Ask a Question option.

Can you help me move my website across from another hosting provider? 

As every provider is different we cannot provide a standard web host transfer service to directly move your website across but it's not too difficult to do this yourself. Our web hosting packages do use technology that is considered standard, so your website should be compatible with our website hosting packages and we have a handy guide to help you through the process here.

What is the difference between cloud hosting and cloud computing? 

Cloud hosting and cloud computing are two different things. When people say "cloud", they usually mean "cloud computing". To make things crystal clear, we're going to explain both terms.

Hosting a website on cloud allows it to operate on multiple connected servers that act as one. Unlike traditional hosting services (dedicated/shared hosting) that are limited to single server, cloud web hosting relies on multiple servers to get the job done. The power of processing is virtually unlimited. The main benefits of a site hosted on a cloud are cost efficiency and flexibility (it's easier to add a new server and upgrade to another UK web hosting package).

Cloud computing is actually the Internet. When you're using software and services online without installing them on your computer, such as:

  • writing a document in Google Docs instead of using Microsoft Word OR
  • using an email service online so you don't have to get your own server OR
  • uploading photos and multimedia files using services like Dropbox
  • managing projects using online calendars or task managers

then you're actually using the cloud.

Can I buy web hosting without a domain name? 

No. Every site hosted on 123-reg must be associated with a domain name in order to work. You can register a domain name when you pay for your website to be hosted on 123-reg - remember that every UK web hosting package includes at least one free domain name, so it won't cost you any extra.

If you prefer, you can host a domain name you already own. If the domain is already registered through 123-reg, you'll be able to associate it with your hosted site when you order your UK hosting package. If the domain name is registered through another company, make sure you transfer it to 123-reg before buying your website hosting.

I already own a domain name. Can I use it with my web hosting? 

Probably. If the domain name is already registered with 123-reg and you're not currently using it with another one of our services, you can add it to your package when you order.

If your domain is hosted with another company, there are two ways to use it with your 123-reg hosting:

  • Transfer it to 123-reg, then associate it with your web hosting package. Most web hosts will allow you to transfer domain names to 123-reg. Read about it here - you'll need to wait for the transfer to complete before you pay for your site to be hosted on 123-reg. This can take a few days.
  • Leave the domain name where it is, and point it at your hosted site on 123-reg. It's easy to do this - read full instructions on our support site. You'll still need to register a domain name when you host your site on 123-reg (every site hosted with us must be linked to a domain name held with 123-reg), but because you get a domain name free, this won't cost you.
I don't want all my free domain names. What should I do? 

You don't need to do anything - just don't use them!

What is a subdomain? 

A subdomain adds another level to your domain name. For instance, we own the domain name 123-reg.co.uk. Our subdomains include inside.123-reg.co.uk and webmail.123-reg.co.uk.

You can set up subdomains to point to different websites, or different parts of your website. For instance, you might host your company blog at http://blog.yourcompanyname.com.

You can set up as many subdomains as you like with 123-reg hosting.

What are domain pointers? 

Domain pointers allow you to point your domain names at your website host. They allow you to upload and run more than one website with a single web hosting package.

My domain name is held with another company. Can I point it at 123-reg hosting? 

Yes, no problem. Read these instructions on our support site. Please note that you'll still need to register a domain name when you host your site on 123-reg (every site hosted with us must be linked to a domain name held with 123-reg), but because you get a domain name free, this won't cost you.

Will my data limit really be unlimited? 

Yes. We've had it with confusing transfer limits. We discovered our customers didn't always know what level of transfer limit was right for them - and as it's hard to predict your website's traffic, it's annoying if you hit your limit just because you had a really good month.

What's more, our economies of scale mean we're always confident we'll have enough bandwidth to go around. We host websites for millions of customers from our own data centre, which means we have to lay on heaps of capacity. When you buy UK web hosting from us, unlimited really means unlimited.

Which operating system should I use with my hosting?  

You can host your site with either Linux or Windows. These are the operating systems that take care of basic functions in your hosting. Each has its advantages.

You do not need to choose the same operating system that runs on your home or business computers. Instead, the system you choose should depend on what you want on your website.

Most of our customers opt to host their sites with Linux, and if you're not sure which you need this is a safe bet. But make sure you have your site hosted with Windows if you know your website is going to use Microsoft technologies like ASP.NET or Microsoft SQL.

Should I back up the files in my website hosting package? 

Although we take as many precautions as we can to keep your data safe, we do recommend you keep a backup of your site too. Backups don't just protect you against a failure of our systems (unlikely), but also against problems caused by any changes you make.

Please see our support site for help with backups.

Can I install applications with my web hosting?  

Yes. In fact, all our hosting packages come with a menu of applications for you to choose from. If what you need isn't there, you can always install your own - as long as the features of our website hosting meet their requirements.

However, please note that you cannot install applications that require root or administrator-level access.

How secure is 123-reg web hosting? 

We do everything we can to keep our systems safe from hacking, crashes, hardware failures and physical damage. All servers are located in our own highly secure, IBM-built data centre which is located in the UK.

Access to servers is tightly controlled and limited to essential personnel. In normal circumstances, power is drawn from the power grid. We operate uninterruptible supplies and have on-site generators too, in case the external supply fails.

With 123-reg as your web host you can have peace of mind as all your data is kept safe behind a secure firewall with multiple layers of protection. We also operate regular backups and store copies of the data off site.

Is there a minimum contract period? 

You can pay on either a monthly or annual basis to host your site on 123-reg.

What happens to my free domain names if I cancel? 

It's up to you. If you decide you no longer want the domain names when you cancel your web hosting package, you can let them expire too. But if you want to hold on to them after you've cancelled your web hosting package, you'll need to pay for their renewal yourself, at the standard price.

How does the money back guarantee work? 

If you decide the web hosting package you've bought isn't right for you, give us a call within the first 7 days. We'll refund what you paid for your UK hosting - excluding the cost of registering any domain names you have, because domains can't be "unregistered" once you've chosen them.