From as little as £17+VAT per year including free registration of your own Domain name e.g. myname.co.uk
If you would like to set up your own website and have your own domain names and your own email addresses, even your own bulletin board/forum or on-line web shop, then you may be interested in the services provided by Vidahost. Ideal for business or individuals and clubs/organisations use. I discovered this company after trawling through many details, features and reviews for UK hosting services trying to find the best combination of value and service. Vidahost provides servers in the UK leading to faster access times for UK users at a very economical price.
Vidahost also provide one of the cheapest web domain registration services in the UK. My experience so far has been excellent. My website was up and running literally within minutes of signing up on-line and the only email support request I have so far submitted (only because I had a query about how to do something not because of any problem with the service) was answered extremely quickly, literally within a few minutes, by friendly knowledgeable experts.
Although the websites can be as simple as you like,you don't need to know how to code in HTML, there are free WYSIWYG (just like a word processor) systems included to easily build yor web site, this hosting service also provides comprehensive facilities for running databases, email, CGI, PHP and Perl scripts and programs on your website and a large number of free ready to go systems and modules are available from the web server control panel provided e.g. set up your own bulletin board or forum systems and even shopping carts if you want to set up your own e-commerce website allowing for future growth and development.
The provided C-Panel administration system used to administer your web site is excellent, very comprehensive and user friendly and includes help and even video tutorials. As part of some of the packages you can also set up multiple, private or public sub-domains (sub web sites) e.g. my son has a private, password protected sub domain for his GCSE project web site and a private PHP bulletin board/forum for discussions with his friends.
If you want to build and host web sites commercially Vidahost also offer reseller accounts so you can sell a hosting service yourself.
I will keep this page updated with my experience of this hosting service.
(Still excellent -Now entering my fourth year with them and I have nothing but praise for this hosting service and the very friendly and helpful support team)
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