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What Is Web Hosting? Explained

Why Choose Pickaweb as Your Hosting Provider

Free Domain Name - Pickaweb

Free Domain Name

When you buy an annual hosting plan you get a free domain name. Domains are registered in your name & set up automatically.

Datacentre located in London - Pickaweb

UK Datacentre

Our servers are 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 Site Builder - 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 control panel - Pickaweb


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

Personalised emails - Pickaweb

Free Personalised Emails

Set up your own personalised email accounts quickly & easily. Configure with your favourite email software such as Outlook, Gmail etc.

Receive emails on your phone - Pickaweb

Mobile Ready

It’s easy to send & receive your emails through your phone. Works with any type of mobile & tablet device.

Set up a WordPress blog - Pickaweb

1 Click WordPress

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.

Ecommerce Ready - Pickaweb

E-commerce Ready

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.

Reliable service - Pickaweb

Free SSL Certificate

Our plans include Free SSL so that you can easily keep your website safe and protect sensitive data.

Antispam - Pickaweb

Anti Spam

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.

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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.

Free Backups - Pickaweb

Back Up

Our servers are fully backed up using r1soft software & we take regular daily, weekly & monthly back ups to be extra sure.

Money Back Guarantee - Pickaweb

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 - Pickaweb

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!

24x7 support - Pickaweb

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 and flexible - Pickaweb

Low Cost

Our services area affordable, 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.

How To Choose The Right Type of Hosting

Easy & Affordable Shared Hosting

  • Easy to Use cPanel Control Panel
  • Host Unlimited Websites
  • Unlimited Email Accounts and Autoresponders
  • UK Datacentre Based in Enfield, London
  • Super Fast Powered by Litespeed
  • Unlimited Subdomains, Databases and FTP Accounts
  • CloudLinux Stability and Security
  • Spam Experts and Spam Assassin Anti-Spam Email Filtering
  • Webmail Tools - SquirrelMail, Horde, and RoundCube
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • Free Website Migrations (we can move your existing site to Pickaweb)
  • Password Protected Directories
  • Free Website Builder Tool
  • Website Statistics with Webalizer, AWStats and Raw Log Manager
  • Free SSL Certificate, Let's Encrypt
  • 1 click install Shopping Carts, Blogs, Forums, Formmail and Counters
  • 404 Custom Error Pages
  • phpMyAdmin Database Management Tool
  • PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0 and more.
  • Latest Versions of MySQL and MariaDB Supported
  • CGI/Perl GD Library, ImageMagick Support
  • IonCube & Zend Guard Loaders
  • IP Deny Manager
  • Online File Manager
  • Hotlink Protection
  • Weekly Backups of Websites, Emials and Databases
  • Mailing Lists
  • 24x7 Expert Tech Support

Trusted by over 20,000 UK businesses

Lee Attwood

Most web hosting companies that have those cheap 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.

Lee Attwood

Customer Testimonials

After so many troubles with other companies in the past, I really love working with Pickaweb, their customer support is always available, easy to contact and sort out things quickly.

Céline Bourillot

I've been with Pickaweb for a number of years and they are not only efficient with running the service smoothly 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.

Brian Sceats

I have been a web developer for 18 years and this is the best hosting provider for reliability and UK support. 10/10!

Guy Houghton

Servers are servers - when it comes to hosting it is support what really matters. I've run a web design business for a 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.


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.

Rebecca Smith

I would recommend Pickaweb to anyone looking for fast and reliable cloud platform. Pickaweb offer an outstanding service at a competitive price. It is a pleasure to deal with their technical support staff who have managed to quickly solve any issue that I've thrown at them.

Robert Bradshaw

This is the best 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.


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.

Gnoname Atall

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.

Martin Slade

Pickaweb are honest, reliable, supportive and approachable. They are far and above the best of the companies out there.


Excellent Support

Had a problem with PHP settings and within 2 minutes, the problem was sorted. Brilliant support from the tech guys. Can't fault them at all.
Big thumbs up from me.

Declan Barry

Web Hosting FAQs

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). We offer a free domain with our annual 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

  • WordPress Hosting
  • PrestaShop Hosting
  • Magento Hosting
  • Joomla Hosting
  • Drupal Hosting

If you ever outgrow the service you can always upgrade to a higher plan.

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 anytime. No questions asked. Although we would hate to see you go.

If you are considering a free 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. So let’s look at the reasons and hopefully you’ll see the benefits of using a professional service.

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 hosting ideal for beginners who are starting out looking for a low cost solution.

On a shared 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 it you will need something a bit more dedicated to yourself you can look at options like VPS or a dedicated server.

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Pickaweb Offer: Buy an annual web hosting plan and get a free domain name. Pricing does not include VAT.

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