Choosing a web hosting provider

Here at Web Hosting UK, buying Web Hosting with us using our integrated shopping cart is simple. We have a number of choices that we’ll help you with along the way to help your website stand out from the crowd.

Domains vs web hosting

Imagine the domain (web address) as a computer and the web hosting as your storage device, one without the other simply will not work if your planning on getting your website online.

To start you will need to register your domain name remembering that this web address shows what you are and what your about. For example you could be a blogger so you might want to use the domain www.123blog.com as an example to show people you are a blogging website or cars.com if you are a car business.

They is also hundreds of website extensions to choose from such as .co.uk for the UK or .org for an organisation. This is important in defining your business type. Domain prices also vary so it’s best to do some research before you buy.

Hosting options

After you've registered your domain name there are two main types of hosting, these are shared and reseller. If your only going to be registering and using one domain you should be choosing shared hosting, reseller hosting would be chosen if you have multiple domains or a business selling Hosting space.

Once you have chosen your plan you will then be shown how you want to pay and your payment method. After you have completed your payment a confirmation of your order will be sent to your chosen email address along with your hosts login details. You are now ready to login to your account and design your website.

If you are looking to build your website on WordPress, check out our WordPress web hosting page.