UK PC Hosting was setup in July 2002 and has many long time clients. We now have over 500 websites hosted on our servers and are very proud of that fact.
UK PC Hosting is fully owned by UK PC Net and is 100% debt free. Support has always been a key element to both our original business plan and our current high level of success. We usually have somebody around 24/7, but no matter what your support requests should be answered within 30 – 60 minutes.
Servers & Network
All our servers are powered by dual Intel Xeon 2.8Ghz processors addressing between 2GB and 4GB ECC DDR RAM and running 10,000rpm SCSI hard drives. All this means you can be sure that our servers are as fast as they can possibly be.
We run daily local backups on each server every morning as well as remote backups once a week. You can be sure your data is totally safe with us.
All our servers support feature the following:
PHP v4.3.5 (More Info)
PHP MyAdmin v2.2.6
GD Library For PHP
FrontPage 98/2000/02/03 Extensions
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Server Side Includes (SSI)
Password Protected Directories
Real Time Server Status Monitor
Spam Assassin Spam Filter
Neo Mail, Squirrel Mail and Horde Web Mail Clients
Graphical Web Statistics
Raw Access Logs
Pre-Installed CGI Scripts
All our servers are located in The Planet data centre, Dallas Texas. We use this data centre because it has 12,000 Mbps worth of bandwidth from 10 different carriers. This means that reliability is about as high as you can get. Also, because they use carriers such as Level 3 and AboveNet, then you can be sure that it is not only quality bandwidth (no Cogent or similar found at The Planet) but it is also great for traffic to the UK, as these are two of the main transatlantic carriers.
It takes me just 10 hopes to get to the server via Level 3 from my UK DSL connection. The latency is around 125ms.
More information about both the servers and the network can be found on the UK PC Hosting website.
We are so confident in the network and servers we sue that we offer a real SLA (Service Level Agreement) of 99.95%. Basically, should your website be down for longer then ~20 minutes per month due to a network issue, then we refund you 5% for each hour it is down. Our servers are monitored by SiteUptime’s 2 minute monitoring service. The downtime is calculated at the end of each month and refunds processed the following invoice date or 5th of each month should you be on an annual plan.
Why have a useless uptime guarantee when you can have a real SLA. We are putting our money where our mouth is by offering this!
All our servers run the cPanel 9 control panel. cPanel is the industry standard web hosting control panel software. It enables you to control your site much more easily. It takes seconds to create an email account, it lets you know your site statistics, it lets you see how healthy the server is so you know that we are not overloading server, you can even install forum software with just a couple of clicks of your mouse using it!
The Fantastico De Luxe Auto Installer is the greatest add-on you could ever wish for. This is not a standard feature of cPanel however again it is worth every penny in our opinion. So we have installed Fantastico De Luxe across all our servers. With it you can install over 35 of the most popular open source applications at the click of a button including phpBB, Invision Board, 4Images Gallery, osTicket, phpCOIN, Help Centre Live and many many more! No installation troubles, just one click and its done!
We only use the powerful yet simple to use RV Skin. This is a premium cPanel skin and is not offered by most hosts because of the added costs involved. However, we see it as an essential way to improve your experience. You can select from 15 different colours across 2 different themes and from 20 different languages. It is quite simply the best cPanel skin around. Once you try it, you wont go back!
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