eUKhost web hosting review | TechRadar

True to its identify, eUKhost is a web hosting supplier from the UK. Launched in 2001, it was one of many first such corporations in Europe to supply totally automated web hosting options. Since then, eUKhost has grown and widened its vary of hosting-related providers aimed each at hobbyist bloggers and small to mid-sized companies. They declare to host over 150,000 domains and have greater than 35,000 seemingly cheery clients throughout the globe.

Curiously, eUKhost’s founder and managing director, Robert King, was in his teenagers when he launched eUKhost twenty years in the past. Today, the corporate exists as part of Hyperslice Group, which is without doubt one of the UK’s main suppliers of managed IT providers and web hosting providers by way of their two subsidiary manufacturers, Web Hosting UK and (clearly) eUKhost. Headquartered in Leeds (the UK), eUKhost operates knowledge facilities in Wakefield, Maidenhead, and Nottingham, which signifies that the customers from the UK can count on lightning-fast community velocity.

eUKhost’s official website is uninspiringly however brightly blue, deftly designed, and straightforward to function. The similar applies to its official weblog the place you’ll discover greater than a handful of helpful suggestions.

You may also discover eUKhost on a number of social channels together with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.


eUKhost’s cPanel plans permit you to handle your web site utilizing the trade customary management panel (Image credit score: eUKhost)


eUKhost gives shared hosting, cloud hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, and dedicated server hosting, and (they add proudly) all with the “highest high quality {hardware} from Intel, Dell, and HP”.

The entry-level shared hosting plan with cPanel will set you again for £3.66 ($4.95) per 30 days, and for that cash it’s going to present limitless websites (that’s new), unmetered bandwidth, 2GB of cupboard space (SSD), one free area (with all annual accounts), limitless e-mail addresses, ten MySQL databases, a free SSL certificate (by Let’s Encrypt), spam filtering, every day backups, and one-click app installs.

More costly plans enhance cupboard space and the variety of MySQL databases, and that’s about it. The Windows-based, WordPress-specific, and Business-oriented shared hosting options begin with a restricted variety of web sites.

eUKhost gives a 30-day money-back assure with all of its providers apart from devoted servers and licensed add-ons.

Acceptable types of cost with eUKhost embody credit score/debit playing cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Visa Electron, and UK Maestro), PayPal, direct debit, financial institution switch, and cheque.

Ease of use

Although selecting out an ideal plan for your self must be a bit of cake, if you happen to’re not sure with which to go, don’t hesitate to “ask an skilled” from eUKhost’s pre-sales workforce.

After selecting a plan, you’ll be prompted to register a brand new area, switch it from one other register, or use it as it’s whereas updating your nameservers. No matter what you select, the following step is to go for a billing cycle (you’ll be able to pay month-to-month, quarterly, semi-annually, yearly, and biennially), and going for an annual or a biennial one will get you one free area. You’ll even be provided a number of add-ons, two variations of Marketgoo SEO tools, and Patchman (anti-malware) in our case.


You can handle your domains, plans and extra from eUKhost’s dashboard (Image credit score: eUKhost)

If you don’t have an account with eUKhost, now could be the time to create one. Doing so would require your full identify, bodily and e-mail handle, cellphone quantity, billing data, and developing with a contemporary and formidable password. After ending your buy you’ll get moved to eUKhost’s easy-to-use consumer space the place you’ll be greeted by a number of notifications. Here you’ll be able to handle your account knowledge, domains, and different providers, in addition to search buyer help or enter your management panel. Thankfully, every thing is just some clicks away.

One Click Installer

eUKhost features a 1-click installer that can permit you to set up WordPress, Joomla, WooCommerce and plenty of different well-liked apps (Image credit score: eUKhost)

Which management panel you’ll get to make the most of is dependent upon your hosting package deal, however for many of them, you’ll both get cPanel or Plesk, each of which promise an easygoing consumer expertise. From your management panel (by selecting “Softaculous” with cPanel or “Applications” part with Plesk) you’ll be able to simply set up a complete number of helpful apps similar to WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, PrestaShop, WooCommerce, and rather more. If you opted for a WordPress-oriented plan, you’ll get an entire WordPress toolkit that features among the options you received’t get by merely putting in WordPress with some other plan.

Unfortunately, eUKhost doesn’t provide a website builder, however if you happen to already personal a splendid web site, the technical workforce will migrate it for you inside 24 hours. However, solely a single website will be migrated free-of-charge.


We used GTmetrix to measure the uptime and response time of eUKhost’s foremost website (Image credit score: GTmetrix)

Speed and expertise

eUKhost describes the infrastructure of its knowledge facilities as “state-of-the-art”, which appeared like boastful speak till we appeared on the outcomes of the GTmetrix velocity check that was carried out on their official website. It took mere 2.1 seconds to fully load, and 60 requests on the similar time. On high of this, all different important velocity measuring metrics (largest contentful paint, whole blocking time, and cumulative structure shift) confirmed that eUKhost mastered the check. In conclusion, GTmetrix rated the positioning’s efficiency with an astounding A (99%).

When it involves uptime, eUKhost ensures a minimal of 99.95% of it in any given month with its shared and email hosting options, 99.9% with VPS, and 100% with managed cloud servers and on mirrored devoted servers. After monitoring eUKhost’s website to verify the way it holds up, we have been overjoyed to see an image of stability and not using a single second of downtime.


The first help possibility that pulls consideration on eUKhost’s website is live chat, however earlier than getting in contact with a help agent you’ll be requested to fill in a brief kind. Regardless, try to be related with a residing, respiration, and (most significantly) useful particular person with out additional delay. Alternatively, you need to use a toll-free UK phone quantity or ticketing system.


You can discover helpful tutorials on quite a lot of web hosting associated subjects in eUKhost’s knowledgebase (Image credit score: eUKhost)

Users even have an choice to put up their issues and issues on eUKhost’s neighborhood discussion board. Yet, nobody appears to be in a rush to answer questions since a few of them are already two weeks outdated. If you a believer in DIY self-help, comb by way of eUKhost’s knowledgebase the place you’ll discover over 900 how-tos, some shorter than others. Unfortunately, once we tried to open a few these how-tos, the one factor we acquired was an error which is an annoyance with a capital “A”.  

The competitors

tsoHost is a fellow British web hosting supplier that gives some very good actually managed WordPress-specific options, however the lack of free SSL with entry-level packages makes them much less recommendable to these on the lookout for easier (and cheaper) options. In distinction, all of eUKhost’s hosting plans include a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates.

A2 Hosting and eUKhost have been round for fairly a while. Both are UK-based hosts with a comparable scope of hosting options and an identical price-quality relationship. eUKhost’s entry-level packages are a bit cheaper, however A2 Hosting consists of extra freebies together with an internet site builder. However, in relation to buyer help there may be room for enchancment with each hosts.

While all of eUKhost’s knowledge facilities are deployed within the UK, with HostGator you’ll discover them within the USA. So, if it boils all the way down to geography, the selection is evident. If not, HostGator is extra novice-friendly with its free drag-and-drop web site builder and 45-day money-back assure, whereas with eUKhost you received’t have to fret a couple of worth hike after the promotional interval is over.   

Much like HostGator, Bluehost is a novice-friendly host from the USA with a whole lot of freebies and a major worth spike that comes after the promo interval. Although it offers extra beginner-friendly options than eUKhost, Bluehost solely gives Linux, which can drive away the customers who want to use Windows.

Final verdict

All in all, eUKhost is ready upon the trail of greatness, however it isn’t nice but. It gives a number of hosting choices for start-ups, small and mid-sized companies, and most of them present nice worth for cash. Those that don’t are the entry-level plans, since 2GB of cupboard space with cPanel hosting (or 5GB with Windows and WordPress plans) merely doesn’t minimize it right now.

If having a bunch from the UK isn’t vital, take a look at HostGator and Bluehost, for his or her options are much less restricted and can shock you with a number of freebies.

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