UK2.net was formed in 1998 and since that time the company has played a major role in web hosting in the UK. They provide a host of services to thousands of customers and have hosted over 1 million domains so far. The company offers VPS hosting, Dedicated Servers and Reseller Hosting to their customers. They deliver Free Domains, unlimited MySQL Databases, a Free Site Builder and One-Click Installs among other features in addition to Facebook Integration.
• Free Domain Name
• Purchase domains, Bulk Registration, Domain Certification
• Unlimited MySQL Databases
• IP Address
• VPS Hosting
• Dedicated Servers, Colocation, Linux Servers, Windows Servers, Managed Firewall
• Reseller Hosting
• Free Site Builder
• Facebook Integration
• One-Click Installs
• SEO Tools
• goMobi, VPN
• 24/7 Customer Support
The company has more than 100 templates which you can choose from. You can buy and register domains including .co domains. They also do bulk registrations and provide domain certifications as well. UK2 has adopted the latest cloud technology. You can deploy VPS cloud within a short time and also load several VPS cloud servers on a single package.
• Starter Plan at 99 p/month for basic sites, no free domain name, 1 website allowed, 500 MB Website Storage Space and 1 GB monthly traffic
• Personal Plan at 3.95 pounds/mo for personal sites, 1 free domain name, hosting of 10 websites, unlimited web space, monthly traffic and POP/IMAP emails, 1 MySQL Database and 20 pounds Google Adwords credit
• Business Plan at 4.95 pounds/mo for business sites, 3 free domain names, hosting of unlimited websites, unlimited web storage space, unlimited monthly traffic and POP/IMAP emails, Unlimited MySQL Database and 30 pounds Google Adwords credit
• Business Cloud Plan at 9.95 pounds/mo for e-Commerce and popular sites, 3 free domain names, hosting of unlimited websites, unlimited website storage space, unlimited monthly traffic and POP/IMAP emails, Unlimited MySQL Databases and 30 pounds Google Adwords credit
You will save 10 pounds a month on the Business and Business Cloud plans, if you sign-up for UK2.net 24 month contract and 2 pounds a month on the Personal plans. The 3 Free Domains Names are only available on new yearly packages while monthly packages attract only 1 Free Domain Name.
SEO Tools are available at 39.95 pounds per year for Starter and Personal packages while they are free on 1 year and 2 year plans for Business and Business Cloud plans.
You can integrate your site on Facebook to be able to showcase your products or services on your Fan Page where friends and the online community can view and buy them. All the plans come with free Facebook integration for the 1st month and thereafter at 1 pound a month. If you are a new customer your hosting package will be loaded with Facebook integration capability. If you are an existing customer you can upgrade to Facebook integration on the control panel.
I hosted with UK2 but what I can say is that they offer attractive rates to make you sign-up for their packages and then they start biting you making you reach out for your purse or pocket for anything you need. They offer low prices to allure you to host with them after which you discover that you have to pay for unreasonable prices for what you want. This is a rip-off. You have to pay for DNS management, transfer of domains if you do it before 2 years and prices go up after the introductory period. They do not notify you of price changes so they kept charging me until I cancelled my card with the bank.
There are many hosting companies that offer far much better service and value for money than UK2. I do not recommend them.posted by Conner Monday, 11 March 2013 12:11 Comment Link
No Benefits on their Starter Plan
I signed up for the Starter Plan but what I discovered is that there are no benefits associated with this package unlike what other web hosts offer for that price. The disk storage and monthly traffic are limited when you are on this plan and you have to pay for many of the features offered free on other plans. These include SEO tools which I had to purchase at $ 39.95 per year and STATS 2 which I also paid for. Furthermore other web hosts provide 1 free domain with their cheapest plans but UK2 .net does not. There is no free domain name for their Starter plan, no MySQL databases, no free advertising credits like we get elsewhere and the number of websites allowed is only 1.posted by Malachi Wednesday, 09 January 2013 19:30 Comment Link
Happy with Dedicated Servers
We purchased the UK2 .net dedicated servers and they are one of the most reliable servers we have dealt with so far. We bought both the Linux and Windows servers to have it all. We have a chain of e-Commerce stores selling automobiles and accessories. What we liked most about this company is security. Our sites have never been hacked since we signed up with them. We like the many unlimited benefits associated with the Business Cloud Plan which we purchased to launch our e-Commerce websites. These include unlimited Free SSL Certificates, unlimited disk storage, unlimited monthly traffic and unlimited MySQL Databases. The only drawback is support but we are lucky to have some IT specialists in our group who sort things out for us.posted by Tanner Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:19 Comment Link