I have compiled a list of the best UK shared web hosting companies based on speed, uptime, customer support and cost.
What is shared web hosting?
Shared web hosting is a type of hosting where the service provider serves multiple websites from a single web server. This is generally the most economical option for hosting, as the overall cost of server maintenance is spread over many customers.
20i.com offers a load-balanced and autoscaling hosting platform at a very generous price. There is no single point of failure giving you optimal reliability, 24×7×365.
My View: 20i.com is an excellent host that has proven itself to be a worthy contender as one of the best web hosting companies in the UK. Their super-fast hosting platform has been built from the ground up, and customer support goes above and beyond to help solve any problems that arise. 20i comes highly recommended.
Price Range Per Month: £4.99 – £29.99
Krystal is one of the biggest independent cPanel web hosting companies in the UK with an outstanding reputation. Krystal Hosting was founded by two friends in 2002.
My View: Krystal is another great UK hosting company that is security-focused. Customer support is quick to respond to support queries and they offer great server speeds at reasonable prices.
Price Range Per Month: £9.99 – £140.99
GURU was founded by the people behind UKDedicated— one of the longest-serving and best-respected hosting companies in the UK. Guru offer UK based 24/7 support, fully managed, cPanel, LiteSpeed & Cloudlinux. Shared, reseller & dedicated (VPS) SSD cloud web hosting. Free SSL certificates.
My View: Guru is a fantastic web host. Their servers are fast, secure and customer support is great. If I wanted to nitpick, I would say that support can take longer than expected to respond occasionally, but this happens on rare occasions.
Price Range Per Month: £4.99 – £349
One.com was established in 2002 in Denmark and is today one of the leading companies in Europe within the provision of domain names and sales of web hosting services.
My View: One.com is reasonably priced and offers excellent services at all levels. Just make sure you read the small print regarding renewal costs.
Price Range Per Month: £3.30 – £5.30
Kualo was established in 2002 and offers a range of cPanel based hosting accounts. Kualo has the scalability, dedication, experience and ability to host any sized online business.
My View: Kualo is one of the smaller hosting companies but do not let that put you off; they still pack a punch and I would recommend them above GoDaddy any day of the week. Support is very active and quick to respond. Servers are fast, and you have the option to boost accounts with a click of a finger. Kualo is hosted on 100% renewable energy.
Price Range Per Month: £9.99 – £49.99
Pickaweb was founded in 2000 as a web hosting provider offering professional and affordable cPanel shared web hosting. Pickaweb servers are based in state of the art datacentre in London, and they offer 24/7/365 support via chat, phone and email.
My View: Pickaweb have a good rep amongst Trustpilot customers and I did not experience any problems with them when testing their hosting service. What I will say is if you have a busy website they may not be the best choice.
Price Range Per Month: £4.99 – £75.95
Founded in 2004 by a few university friends, SiteGround is now one of the leading web hosting companies in the world. SiteGround is best known as a WordPress host but can also accommodate any type of PHP based website.
My View: SiteGround is a reliable host that hosts over 500,000 websites and counting. They are a little pricier than most shared hosts but their level of service more than makes up for this.
Price Range Per Month: £8.95 – £24.95
Brixly is a budget host that offers cPanel and Plesk hosting. Brixly is a family-owned and operated business with an ongoing goal to provide enterprise-grade solutions to the reseller market at a standard nothing less than exceptional.
My View: Brixly has a platform dedicated to high-performance and caters to all website sizes. If you are looking for an entry-level host with all the features you need to get started, Brixly is the one for you.
Price Range Per Month: £3.95 – £49.95
HostPapa is a budget host established in the US. They have UK servers at very cheap prices and offer cPanel based hosting powered by renewable green energy. HostPapa is an established, privately owned company and a leader in high-value, low-cost hosting.
My View: If you are looking for budget hosting and don’t mind dealing with a company based in the US, then HostPapa is worth considering. Always read the small print as prices may seem low but could increase when your introductory period is over.
Price Range Per Month: £1.95 – £249.99
123 Reg is a British domain registrar and web hosting company founded in 2000. The company claims to be the UK’s largest accredited domain registrar and provides Internet services to small- and medium-sized businesses.
My View: 123reg is a reputable brand but are best known for domain registrations. Web hosting offerings are on the basic side, and you would be better off with a company that specialises in web hosting. Nevertheless, if you have a small website and want a basic online presence, then 123reg is an ok choice.
Price Range Per Month: £2.49 – £14.95
IONOS by 1&1 is another one of the world’s leading Web hosting providers. Ralph Dommermuth founded the company in 1988 in Germany. 1&1 currently offers a wide range of Web hosting products, including email solutions and high-end servers in 10 different countries, including the UK.
My View: Small-to-medium sized businesses favour IONOS for their wide range of enterprise-level products. They manage over 8 million websites across the world and have a decent rating on Trustpilot.
Price Range Per Month: £5 – £30
Easyspace Limited was founded in 1997. Easyspace web hosting services include a free domain name worth up to £12.50. Hosting Packages start from as little as £2.25 per month.
My View: Easyspace have an adequate web hosting service; make sure you check their pricing structure to avoid surprises.
Price Range Per Month: £2.99 – £199.99
UK Cheapest offer low cost web hosting and cheap domain name registration. UK company providing domains, hosting, website builder and SSL security products since 2002.
My View: UK Cheapest is one of the lesser-known web hosting companies that offer Plesk-based web hosting, domain registrations, and email hosting. They fall under the budget category and have a small number of positive Trustpilot reviews.
Price Range Per Month: £1.95 – £14.95
tsoHost was an independent UK web hosting company that was swallowed by GoDaddy. tsoHost claim to offer high-performance cloud web hosting, VPS and dedicated server solutions for bloggers, developers and businesses.
My View: Sadly tSohost is not the same company after it was acquired by GoDaddy. Their cloud platform is very slow and dated. However, their cPanel offering is slightly better, so I recommend you opt for their cPanel hosting and avoid their cloud hosting service should you choose tsoHost are your next host. Their support level is decent enough, but there are better choices out there.
Price Range Per Month: £15.16 – £95.96
Eco Web Hosting is a UK-based hosting company focusing on fast and eco-friendly web hosting.
My View: Eco Web Hosting packages include 100% SSDs, free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates, 10GB mailboxes, support through live chat. The company has a good reputation on Trustpilot based on 501 reviews at the time of writing.
Price Range Per Month: £2.99 – £9.99
Fasthosts was founded in 1999 and hosts over one million domains. Services include domain names, shared web hosting, business-class email, dedicated servers, cloud servers, secure online storage and online backup.
My View: They have a higher negative rating on Trustpilot than most listed companies above. Fasthosts seem to have suffered growing pains and as result, they underdeliver.
Price Range Per Month: £2.50 – £39.99
The Hosting Heroes are a UK Based Web hosting company providing rapid fast web hosting, VPS & Dedicated servers with 24-hour technical support and 15 minute response time.
My View: Formerly known as Cyber Host Pro, The Hosting Heroes have been providing web hosting since 2002. The company also acquired EZPZ hosting, which was a small reliable, independent web host.
Price Range Per Month: £3.00 – £149.00
Hosting UK provide great value domain names, web hosting, windows & Linux hosting, cloud and dedicated servers, with UK support.
My View: A reliable, independent UK web host budget web host that has an excellent rating with customers on Trustpilot.
Price Range Per Month: £2.95 – £300
Domain names are Names.co.uk speciality, but they also provide everything else needed to run an online business.
My View: Best known as a domain registrar rather than a web host. However, over the years they have expanded their offering which now includes, web hosting, reseller hosting, dedicated servers and email hosting.
Price Range Per Month: £4.12 – £11.91
Unlimited Web Hosting offers cPanel and Plesk web hosting and reseller hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated cloud servers.
My View: A small reliable, independent UK budget web host. Unlimited Web Hosting has an excellent rating on Trustpilot.
Price Range Per Month: £4.12 – £11.91
GoDaddy powers one of the world’s largest cloud platforms dedicated to small, independent websites. With +17 million customers worldwide and 73 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is one of the world’s largest web hosts.
My View: GoDaddy may be the biggest but it does not make them the best. Their managed WordPress hosting service is one of the worse services I have experienced. They also tend to charge for services that most hosts offer for free such SSL certificates and backups. GoDaddy is like marmite, you either love them or hate them.
Having said all of that, they have an excellent score on Trustpilot so they must be doing something right.
Price Range Per Month: £2,99 – £37.99
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