Well it depends on the host, but from experience we can confidently tell you that a lot of the larger hosting companies out there are offering atrocious service and even worse reliability and speed.
The speed of your host isn’t just about the delivery of a web page, it’s also about how long it takes you to administer the site (FTP, CMS etc) and about how many errors or timeouts might be caused because of the 1000’s of other people who share your server happen to be having a busy day.
Everything you need to deliver a fast and reliable web experience for your customers.
With Fast UK Hosting you get the latest technology, the best speeds, premium service, unlimited data (within our fair usage policy), and best of all you get the Fast UK Hosting team working for you to ensure your online business is all it can be from a hosting point of view.
CMS sites such as Drupal, Wordpress or Joomla require a lot of server resources to run quickly and reliably.
Most of the large hosting companies around the world are not able to offer the kind of resources required (due to the massive number of websites they host) and so many people experience errors on their site, or just very slow loading of pages, images and videos.
In the first instance, give us a call or use our contact form.
We’ll talk you through the transfer process which can be completed within 24 hours if you’re in a real hurry, or can be done at your leisure. We will ask you to send us your database and will instruct you on moving your files across, or we can undertake the entire process on your behalf.
We focus on good communication and support, so you can expect a high level of service.
Fast UK Hosting is only a small company, so we don't have a team of people manning a help desk 24/7. However, we deliberately host for a limited number of customers, and keep our offering extremely simple, so we are able to manage all support commitments easily.
Yes, we only offer hosting for UK business at the current time.
This is because our servers are based in the UK and so our hosting services will primarily benefit businesses based in the UK and targeting UK customers. This policy also allows us to offer great support while keeping things simple. If you're interested in our level of hosting but are not based in the UK, please do contact us and we will be happy to recommend other hosting companies who can fulfill your requirements.
Your website won't actually be down for any time at all!
All of the transferring of files etc is done in preparation, and when everything is in place the actual switch is simply changing a few settings (during which we 'point' your domain name at the new version of the website) and the change-over will occur seamlessly within a few hours.
Load balancing is a method of distributing web requests across multiple web servers.
Fast UK Hosting provide very high specification servers as standard, but when the websites on those servers get busy - either at certain times of the day or because of running marketing campaigns for example - then we can send visitors to a second (identical) server to view your website.
This completely depends on your current hosts, but you’d go a long way to find faster delivery of your website.
If you want to see your website running on our server so you can test it side-by-side with your existing host, we’d be happy to arrange that for you free of charge. You will then be in a position to judge the difference for yourself and make a final decision based on the evidence.
Fast UK Hosting offer some of the fastest UK hosting available and we're confident you will be blown away by how quickly your website runs.
We’re more expensive because we offer a personal, stress-free, business service.
We also provide top-end servers as standard, load-balancing as standard, personal technical support as standard, and we limit the amount of clients we have so that we can provide a one-to-one service at all times. We put your business at the forefront of our efforts, and our extensive website and database development, SEO and business experience is on tap should you require the odd piece of advice.