I love my web host… I think they’re fabulous.
I host WM Web Design and all WM’s client sites with 5quidhost.
Why am I waxing lyrical?
Because 5quidhost are everything that a good web host should be.
They respond quickly to support questions, they’re helpful, they’re technically superb and they are very very competitive in fact… they even have a free web hosting plan!
5quidhost is without a doubt the most reliable hosting business we have dealt with. One Sunday evening I committed a “stupid user error”, irreversibly deleting every single site we were hosting… it only took one email to get a complete restoration of our sites from the 5quidhost backup.
No hassles, no worries. I thoroughly recommend 5quidhost and intend to be a client of theirs for a very long time.
Paul Green – Growth UK
Enough generalities and opinions, let’s take a look at 5quid’s hosting in a little more detail.
Let’s look at a few specifics.
The guys over at 5quid hosting aren’t untrained support monkeys
I’ve had a few iffy experiences with web hosting support.
With my first host it was difficult to get queries answered and the answers that I did get, were from some sort of database of common answers – worse than useless.
My second host spend most of the time trying to persuade me to upgrade to VPS and technical support was virtually non existent.
Then I found 5quidhost, signed up with them, and… the difference was unbelievable:
They answered my queries in minutes not hours and the answers were specific to my questions and often included links to additional information that would be helpful.
They helped me upload files, showed me how to create WordPress databases, showed me where to find backup facilities and stats in cPanel and even answered general questions on WordPress and WordPress optimisation.
In short… they were always there when I needed them.
The guys over at 5quid hosting really aren’t “untrained support monkeys”.
They understand the complexities of web hosting, WordPress, databases, security, backups, cPanel, FTP clients and all the other things that go to make for a great web hosting experience.
5quidhost servers are located in the UK
So why does it matter where your web host’s servers are located?
This very short video by Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s Webspam team, explains all.
The most important part is right at the end of the video…
We do absolutely try to return the most relevant results to each user in each country.
Server location in terms of IP address is a factor in that.
Matt Cutts – Google
So if your business is in the UK and your clients are searching for your goods and services in the UK, you should be using a .co.uk domain name and your web host’s servers should be located in the UK.
Five more reasons you should be using 5quid hosting for your WordPress hosting
5quidhost don’t stop at great technical support and having servers in the UK, here are a five more reasons that you should be using them:
- Use cPanel web hosting control panel – according to Wikipedia “cPanel is a Unix based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site.”
- Allow secure FTP – at WM Web Design we use Filezilla as our FTP client. One of the secure FTP settings on Filezilla is “explicit FTP over TLS” which 5quid allow you to use at no extra cost.
- 900 independent positive reviews – if you want to know about how a web host performs in practice, ask the users. Here is a sample of 900 independent positive reviews.
- A fiver a month is good enough for most of us – for a fiver a month, at least 90% of customers ought to be able to get what they need, but if you want to try them first, they even have a free web hosting plan!
- Only disk space is limited, everything else is unlimited – all paid hosting plans come with unlimited bandwidth (subject to fair use) and an unlimited featureset, which means you can have as many mailboxes, addon domains and databases as you wish, at no extra charge.
You are definitely the best host I have ever used, and I have tried a few. My support emails are responded to and resolved in the same time it takes for most companies to send an autoreply message.
Very nice control panel interface, and of course there’s the price. I will gladly recommend you to anyone. Thanks a lot.
There you have it, everything that should be provided by a good web host:
Decent support, unlimited featureset, verifiable reputation and all at an affordable price.
Head over to 5quidhost and find the plan that’s right for you
If you are looking for a web host for your new website or are unhappy with your existing host and want to make a move then head over and check out the 5quidhost hosting plans.
And don’t forget, if you are thinking of moving web hosts, 5quid will assist with moving your site to their service, at no additional charge.
Excellent support… When things were a bit complicated, a personal phone call from 5quidhost quickly sorted everything out…
Jerry Fryman – Hollybush Pottery