“My flower arranging business is thriving. With 123 Reg and Windows Hosting, everything just fell into place.”
Whether you’re creating the latest .NET application, building your online store with MS SQL, or simply starting out with your first website, you need a hosting package that can meet your own particular requirements and enable you to use MS technology as you need.
With unlimited bandwidth, plenty of space, an easy to understand control panel and a range of free applications to install, you can build your website just the way you want.
Our Windows web hosting packages also come with expert support to ensure you’ll get up and running quickly. And they’re built to be both fast and reliable to keep you running smoothly round the clock.
Whatever package you choose, it’ll be the perfect home for your business website.
We have the advanced features you need to get the most of your Windows Hosting to help you take your business website to the next level. From scripting to SSL encryption, we have the advanced features web developers and designers need.
We use load balancing on our servers which means your website is hosted across multiple servers. If anything happens we just switch to another server so your website stays online no matter what.
With our Unlimited package, you can host more than one website on the same account, giving you even more reach without having to buy separate hosting - all you need is a domain name and an idea!
Our Windows hosting packages support ASP and .NET 2, 3, 3.5, 4, and 4.5 as well as other programming languages and MS SQL databases features, to give you everything you need to develop your own applications.
Our top packages include an SSL certificate so you can keep your website data safe using https. Essential for any ecommerce website and Google looks more favourably on SSL protected sites so you could rank higher.
Our flexible Microsoft web hosting packages are filled with the features needed to keep today’s websites up and running - everything from free domain names to expert 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.
All our hosting packages come with at least one.co.uk domain, free of charge. Build your business from the start, or add more domains as you need to.
Our fast and reliable servers use Windows Server 2012, giving you the speed and power you need to run your business effectively.
Our flexible control panel makes it easy for anyone to manage their website, even if they have never used one before.
Check your email on your phone or computer with our webmail feature. And with 1GB of space and anti-virus/spam protection, you can be sure that there's plenty of room and no junk.
With no limits, your website can be extremely popular, and you won't have to worry about bumping up against data usage limits or excess fees.
Your website will be stored at our UK-based data centre on a lightning-fast 10Gb/s network connection with a direct link to the major Internet exchanges.
Our secure facility was designed to provide our customers with fast and reliable servers in the UK. It uses a 10 gigabit network connection with direct access to major internet exchanges.
All our packages include telephone support from our expert team, with no question being too small. We also have an extensive support section to help you find the solution yourself, as well as online chat and email support.
Both Linux and Windows are available and each has its advantages but which is best for you? Well you don’t need to choose the same operating system that is on your computer; instead you can choose what best suits the needs of your website.
Linux based hosting is a popular choice and is usually a safe bet if you’re not sure what you need as it gives you plenty of features and programming options. But if you know you’re going to use Microsoft technologies like ASP.NET or MS SQL, you will need to purchase a Windows hosting plan as Linux packages will not give you this functionality.
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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. 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 domain name.
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 website 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 name 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 domain names to sync up.
Every hosting provider is different, so unfortunately we can’t provide a standard transfer service. But it’s not too difficult to handle it yourself, and we’ve also produced a useful guide to transferring your website that will talk you through every step.
The first step would to be to check out our detailed Product Knowledge Base. We have plenty of information there 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 name 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:
Transfer it to 123 Reg and then attach it to your web hosting package. Most companies will allow you to transfer, and we have a detailed guide on transferring domain names. You will need to wait for the transfer to complete before you purchase your hosting, and this can take up to a few days depending on where your domain name is and what type it is. But once it’s in, you can associate it with your account right away.
Leave the domain name where it is and point it at your hosted site on 123 Reg. We have detailed instructions on how to point your domain name to 123 Reg. You will still need to register a domain name when you purchase your hosting on 123 Reg, but we won’t charge you any additional fees. And it will take around 24-48 hours for your other domain name to show your new site.
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 VPS packages running Linux 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!
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 located 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 domain names 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 UK hosting, excluding any additional fees for domain names.
Domain names can’t be “unregistered” once you’ve chosen them. You will need to let it expire if you do not want to use it any more.
Questions? Call us 24/7 on 0330 221 1007