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Listen to an Overview of Pickaweb's hosting service
Perfect for small business
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Free Domain Name
When you buy an annual website hosting plan you get a free domain name. Domains are registered in your name & set up automatically.
Our UK hosting is located in state of the art datacentre in London. Built in resiliency & ultra-high levels of security mean that your data is safe with Pickaweb.
Easy to use Website Builder
Build a website in minutes using our easy to use Website Builder. Choose from hundreds of beautiful mobile friendly website templates. No HTML knowledge required.
cPanel is the world’s favourite hosting control panel & it allows you manage all features in a few clicks eg: create email addresses, databases etc
Free Personalised Emails
Set up your own personalised email accounts quickly & easily. Configure with your favourite email software such as Outlook, Gmail etc.
It’s easy to send & receive your emails through your phone. Works with any type of mobile & tablet device.
1 Click WordPress Hosting
Build and host your WordPress website in just a click. WordPress is the world’s favourite blogging tool & we have it all pre-installed & ready to go.
Start running your ecommerce website in just a click. Easily install PrestaShop, Magento and other shopping cart software. Ready to integrate with your payment system.
Free SSL Certificate
Our plans include Free SSL so that you can easily keep your website safe and protect sensitive data.
Your email is important & we want to make sure it gets through. That’s why we use Spam Experts to monitor any emails leaving our servers & it is 99.9% efficient at detecting Spam.
Super Fast Loading Times
Speed matters & that is why we have set up our servers with LiteSpeed. Our hosting environment is ultra fast and your business website will benefit from faster page load times.
Our servers are fully backed up using r1soft software & we take regular daily, weekly & monthly back ups to be extra sure.
Money Back Guarantee
There's no risk. We offer a full 30 day money back guarantee. No questions asked - if you’re not happy in any way we will refund you straight away.
Free Website Migration
If you want to transfer your site to Pickaweb but you are unsure, you can relax - we can do a free website migration for you. Just leave it to us!
Friendly 24*7 Support
Our friendly team of professionals are available 24 x 7 by phone, chat & email to support you & answer any questions you may have.
Low Cost Hosting
We offer affordable UK web hosting services, but we keep the quality high. Whether it is our Enterprise Grade infrastructure and servers or our friendly 24 x 7 support team you will get excellent value for money.
Trusted by over 20,000 UK businesses
Most web hosting companies that have those cheap hosting packages as advertised on TV do not offer the same level of support I have had from Pickaweb.
We can find our way round most things but the Pickaweb´s online chat is the most helpful tool to hand. It’s very rare that a problem can’t be solved in minutes via their online chat.
After so many troubles with other webhosting companies in the past, I really love working with Pickaweb, their customer support is always available, easy to contact and sort out things quickly.
I've been with Pickaweb for a number of years and they are not only efficient with running the hosting and domains but are also proactive in sending out tips and other useful information including a book on how to make the most of your website. Their helpdesk also lives up to its name which is unusual with lots of web companies.
I have been a web developer for 18 years and this is the best hosting provider for reliability and UK support. 10/10!
Servers are servers - when it comes to business hosting it is support what really matters. I've run webdesign business for couple of years and I know most of companies on the market. I've been using Pickaweb for 3 years now and they never let me down. Tech support is amazing, always willing to go extra mile to ensure everything is OK. Pickaweb has the best UK tech support - this makes them the best web hosting provider.
This is the best cPanel hosting solution out there.
I have experience with several other companies and one thing is for sure - Pickaweb is the best amongst them. A very professional support always watching out for you that comes at a very competitive price: I couldn't be more satisfied.
I would rate it 10 stars out of 5 if I could.
I would recommend Pickaweb to anyone looking for fast and reliable cloud hosting platform. Pickaweb offer an outstanding service at a competitive price. It is a pleasure to deal with their UK-based technical support staff who have managed to quickly solve any issue that I've thrown at them.
This is the best web hosting company I have ever known, just click on the chat button, and someone is there, and are most helpful.
I previously hosted with another provider for some 7 years, and they never offered anything like Pickaweb's service.
If you need an unlimited hosting service look no further, you won't be disappointed.
This company is really dedicated to good customer service.
I have been with them for about 18 months and they have helped so much with any problems I as a non expert have faced with my developing site. Some of the problems were definitely at my end but the support team handled them.
I would definitely recommend them.
They may not be the cheapest host, but it does go to prove that you get what you pay for. I swapped to Pickaweb a couple of years ago after using one of the bigger hosts who promise unlimited space and bandwidth etc.
What the big hosts don't tell you is that their server performance is much slower because they host too many sites on their servers and that this has drastic effect on both your visitors experience and your google ranking.
Having researched the options, looking at customer reviews I chose to swap to Pickaweb and haven't regretted it once. I haven't had any problems with the site going offline and on the occasions I have had to seek technical support, Pickaweb have been both easy to contact and very quick to understand and resolve the issue. From my own experience I can't fault them at all and would recommend them to anyone.
Pickaweb are honest, reliable, supportive and approachable. They are far and above the best of the UK hosting companies out there.
Have used Pickaweb for many years - always awesome service. Highly recommended!
A web host or web hosting service provider is a business that provides the storage space required for a website or web page to be accessible via the internet.
Websites are hosted on computers constantly connected to the internet called servers.
When you create your website and want other people to see it you will need to publish it online to a web host.
A hosting plan will also include email accounts and many other features which you can manage via an easy to use control panel.
You may have a web designer who has built a website for you which is now ready to be published and therefore need ftp details to publish your site. You will get your ftp details when you sign up.
You will also need a domain name (web address) which you can also purchase via the hosting company. We do offer a free domain with our annual hosting plans.
When you purchase your hosting account, it will be instantly activated & you will be sent a full welcome pack by email immediately so that you can get started straight away.
There are different types of web hosting available in order to host your website.The type you choose will depend on your website needs and budget.
Pickaweb offers different options: shared, reseller, vps and dedicated servers.
If you currently host your website with another company we can help you move your websites to Pickaweb.
Most people will need just a shared hosting package which is the plan we offer on this page. It is the most affordable and it is suitable for most websites.
Our budget and starter plans are a great choice for small business.
We also offer tons of different application specific hosting plans such as
Your website will be hosted in our UK datacentre in London.
The facility has complete redundancy in protected power, fire suppression, network connectivity and on-site manned security. We offer support 24x7x365.
When you buy a hosting from a company they will host your website files on their web servers.
Each computer or server on the internet has a unique ip address and a domain name server or DNS will connect it to the right computer that hosts your site. These basically tell the internet the physical address of the web server that you are hosted on.
The datacentre is protected by CCTV and secure perimeter fencing.
When someone types your domain name into the web browser it will connect to the server that hosts your website thanks to the DNS.
Yes. We offer unlimited bandwidth on the Pro and Business plan.
You can have your web space with one company and domains with another. You do not have to have them under the same company. You can buy just the site hosting from Pickaweb and have your domain with another provider.
When you place the order you have the option to either have a new domain name registered by Pickaweb, transfer to Pickaweb or use an existing domain for the service.
Use the 3rd option if you just need to order the hosting.
Your domain name is yours to keep. You can just renew it when it is due for renewal or you can use it with another hosting company or you can transfer it to another company.
There is no fee to transfer your domains away.
Yes, you can have as many MYSQL databases as you need on the Starter, Pro & Business plans.
We offer the option to host multiple sites and you can activate this via your hosting control panel by using the option addon domains.
You can host multiple domains on the Starter, Pro & Business packages.
If you already have a hosting service with another provider and are looking to move to a new company, we can help. We can do it all for you.
We will just need your existing access details so that we can transfer over the files.
Our servers are very secure. We use high grade security products to keep servers safe and they are constantly monitored for malware and other malicious threats.
The datacentre is protected by CCTV and secure perimeter fencing.
There is strict access controls to the servers and expert staff available on site 24/7/365.
The facility has redundant power supplies and numerous data providers to ensure maximum uptime.
To protect your CPU & RAM from noisy neighbours we use CloudLinux which puts a limit on the resources any one user can use.
Linux is the most popular web server operating system. It has all the features that web designers are after.
You will need a linux hosting plan which is what we offer on this page unless your site needs windows hosting for a specific application.
Just because you are using Windows or Mac, it does not mean that your web site hosting needs to be the same. The system that your web host runs on its servers has nothing to do with the system you are running locally on eg your pc.
Our customers choose to host on Linux servers because it is affordable, safe and flexible.
With Linux you have lots of programming options and you can also install tons of free software.
On our Linux packages you can use PHP, MySQL and you can install in a click hundreds of free applications such as WordPress, Prestashop, Joomla etc.
You would just need to update the DNS or name servers of your domain name to:
Yes, You get email accounts with all our packages. You can create personalized email accounts using your domain.
In the starter, pro and business package you can set up unlimited email accounts.
You also get webmail apps so that you can check your email from smartphone or any internet connected device.
Yes. You can upgrade or downgrade your service at any time.
If you are looking to set up a website for your business, start up or your hobby we have several options for you.
See our award winning hosting plans.
If you are a beginner without much technical knowledge we would recommend our website builder tool. You can easily set up a site in minutes. It is included in the service and you will find it in your control panel.
You have a choice of great looking templates to choose from. You add your text, logo and images and you are done.
You can also create a website with other more advanced tools which are also included in the service eg: Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal.
If you are looking to set up an online shop you can use tools such as PrestaShop or Magento
These applications are available free with our Starter, Pro and Business Plan and are easy to install via the auto installer in your control panel.
There is no minimum term contract. You can cancel anytime.
You can pay monthly, quarterly or yearly.
We accept payments via credit card, debit card, PayPal and direct debit.
You can cancel your hosting package anytime. Although we would hate to see you go.
If you are considering a free web hosting service, we would not recommend it.
You should definitely use an affordable and professional hosting solution.
Now I know you’re probably thinking, “Of course they’d say that - they’re a hosting company”.
But there are several compelling reasons which I’ll explain here for you.
The thing is, if you’re just starting out in business one of the things you’re going to need is a website. There’s no way around that I’m afraid. It’s just the cost of doing business these days. Having a website is just the basic price of entry.
And of course you’ll need somewhere to host the website and you’ll need email addresses too. That’s where web hosting comes in. So let’s look at the reasons and hopefully you’ll see the benefits of professional business hosting.
Free Hosting is a false economy.
So before you sign up for free hosting be sure to check what’s involved. Specifically, look out for the following:
Are you going to be packed into a server with thousands of other bargain hunters? If so that means a slow and insecure server that could be getting blacklisted every other day because it’s not being looked after.
Or maybe it’s got a poor uptime record and Google’s starting to notice and that’s affecting your ranking. Also check their support. Can you get hold of them? Send them an email and see how they respond because that’s going to be a taste of things to come.
And check the ownership of the domain name. The last thing you can afford is to lose the rights to your domain or enter a lengthy and costly battle to get it back.
Shared hosting is a standard type of web hosting ideal for beginners who are starting out looking for a low cost hosting solution.
On a shared hosting package your website will not be the only website hosted on the server.
There will be other websites belonging to other companies or individuals.
By far and away the most popular type of hosting.
Once you outgrow this type of hosting and need something a bit more dedicated to yourself you can look at options like vps hosting or a dedicated server.
Shared is low cost, very easy and quick to get up and running. It is pretty much instant.
You just need to order a domain name, hosting and you can start publishing your site to the internet.
All of our hosting plans include website builder which is a great DIY tool for creating a website.
You can create a professional website with no technical knowledge.
There is nothing to donwload. You just use the web interface.
The main advantages of shared are the low cost and fast set up.
There are also a wide range of free or low cost applications that can be used with shared service.
The learning curve is not very steep and the end user is shielded from making complex server wide changes so it is recommended for beginners.
Main Features Of Shared Plan
A Shared solution is ideal for one person or business who needs web space to run their personal or business website. They get access to a web hosting control panel (cPanel) where they can perform all of the necessary administration and management tasks required to run a website effectively.
For example they can set up and manage email accounts, access their Website Builder, create an SSL Certificate, setup MySQL databases or perform a backup of their website files. It is also possible with a shared plan to host more than one website.
For example if someone wanted to have two distinct, separate websites with different content then this can be achieved using an Addon Domain. The advantage of this is that costs can be reduced. However, this approach reaches its limits if the extra website is for another person and they need to administer the websites for any reason such as setting up emails, editing settings, etc.. This is where a reseller option has an advantage because it offers an additional layer of administration and management.
Main Features Of Reseller Option
A reseller solution is ideal for customers who either need to manage multiple websites for themselves or for web professionals who are selling hosting services to their clients. In these cases a reseller plan is a better choice because it provides a master administration area called Web Host Manager or WHM for short. With WHM the Reseller effectively becomes a hosting company and has all of the main features required to serve their customers with effective hosting services. They can create web hosting plans and allocate key resources such as disk space, bandwidth, addon domains, parked domains and plenty more besides. Each time they create a new account for their customers, each one has their own cPanel login.
This is a really important point because that means that each customer can self manage without asking for assistance to make small changes such as setting up email addresses or changing passwords. Each cPanel account is completely separate so a customer will never be able to see a list of the other customers on that reseller account. The Reseller also has additional ongoing control so that they can perform important administration tasks such as suspending hosting accounts or terminating them.
Pickaweb Offer: Buy an annual web hosting plan and get a free domain name. Pricing does not include VAT.