UK2 Review

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UK2 Editor's Review

Please note: Prices mentioned on our UK2 Plans page were converted from GPB to Dollar. We used current conversion values dated July 23, 2010.

UK2 is a web hosting provider from the UK with UK pricing. UK2, founded in 1998, provides shared web hosting, business web hosting, Ecommerce hosting, reseller web hosting, and dedicated servers.

UK2 does not provide unlimited web hosting unless you pay for the business plus web hosting plan, reseller web hosting, or dedicated servers. The smallest UK2 shared hosting plan currently called Starter, allows one website to be hosted along with very limited disk space and bandwidth, great for the new web developer learning about web hosting with their first website. The starter plan is prices extremely cheap and is well below the average cost of our most popular listed web hosts, even after the dollar to GBP conversion.

UK2 is a very large web hosting company and comes suggested by many who currently use or have used UK2 in the past.

Editor's Comments About UK2 Price Value

UK2 prices are slightly below average compare to other popular web hosts listed on customer hosting reviews. Their Starter and Home shared hosting plans are priced below average when compared and their more advanced web hosting plans from business to dedicated servers appear to be priced higher than the average.

Depending on your web hosting needs, UK2 may or may not be the right choice for you. If you need a good web host to practice and hone in your web hosting skills, UK2 would be the perfect solution with their ultra cheap Starter web hosting plan. However, if you need more advanced functions and live in the USA, you may want to opt for another host which would be much much cheaper after the GBP to dollar conversion.

It should be noted that UK2 does not provide cPanel or their 1-click installer on their Starter package. If you need these features, we would recommend going with the UK2 Home package for £2.50 more.

Editor's Comments About UK2 Reliability

UK2 says that they have reached 100% uptime this year. They also guarantee a 99.9% uptime with a 30 day money back guarantee.

Based on our research of UK2, we've found that most customers are satisfied with UK2 server uptime, although some customers on dedicated servers have experienced problems this year. We were unable to find many negative reviews regarding their shared web hosting service.

At this time, we rate UK2 a 4/5 for their shared web hosting reliability.

Editor's Comments About UK2 Control Panel

All web hosting accounts through UK2 feature cPanel as their control panel except for the cheap Starter package. cPanel is the most popular control panel for web hosting and comes fully featured. UK2 includes a custom script installation called Softaculous 1-Click Installer that will install WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, and Typ03.

Editor's Comments About UK2 Customer Support

UK2 offers several options for customer support. Based on our survey of UK2, we've found the overall feedback about UK2 customer support to be generally positive.

UK2 offers the following customer support options:
  • Toll free telephone support limited to weekdays and business hours only
  • International telephone support limited to weekdays and business hours only
  • Skype support limited to weekdays and business hours only
  • Publicly posted system status notifications
  • Email ticket system provided 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
  • Knowledgebase that is updated to this month as of this writing
  • Company blog

We'd like to see UK2 encourage their community to help each other by opening their own community forum. We'd also prefer if their phone support was accessible 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for those that subscribe in the USA or work late in the UK. For these reasons, we've given UK2 a 4/5 rating for customer support.