Fasthosts Review

Michael Lederstatter
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Uptime and Reliability

You do receive a 99.9% uptime guarantee; and, with the dedicated servers in place, and the fact that FastHost is a smaller hosting company, this promise may actually be a reality for customers who choose to work with them. You are not going to run in to your site going down often, and you should not have issues with a slow site; it should run smoothly, and you should have your site open easily, for any customer who wants to visit; and, for non UK customers, site speed should not be a problem.
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Hosting Plans and Tech Features

# Hosting Type Plan Name Storage Bandwidth Price/mo Renewal
1 Shared Ignite 10 GB SSD unlimited £2.50 £5.00
2 Shared Momentum 20 GB SSD unlimited £5.00 £10.00
3 Shared Ultimate 120 GB SSD unlimited £10.00 £20.00
4 WordPress Unmanaged WP 1 10 GB SSD unlimited £3.24 £3.24
5 WordPress Unmanaged WP 2 10 GB SSD unlimited £2.49 £2.49
6 WordPress Unmanaged WP 5 10 GB SSD unlimited £1.99 £1.99
7 Dedicated Unmanaged DS1-HDD16 1TB unlimited £30.00 £60.00
8 Dedicated Unmanaged DS1-SSD32 480 GB SSD unlimited £40.00 £80.00
9 Dedicated Unmanaged DS2-NVMe64 1 TB SSD unlimited £60.00 £120.00
10 Dedicated Unmanaged DS4-HDD Gold + 2 x 4 TB unlimited £140.00 £280.00
11 Cloud Cloud 1 40 GB SSD unlimited £15.00 £15.00
12 Cloud Cloud 2 80 GB SSD unlimited £30.00 £30.00
13 Cloud Cloud 4 240 GB SSD unlimited £90.00 £90.00
14 Cloud Cloud 8 400 GB SSD unlimited £510.00 £510.00
15 Website Builder Essential unlimited unlimited £4.99 £4.99
16 Website Builder Complete unlimited unlimited £9.99 £9.99
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Control Panel and Software

My sql, php security, and unlimited bandwidth, are some of the features you receive. You are also going to have backups done on a weekly basis for your site, so you won't lose content. With 25 or 50 GB mailbox space, you can host various emails. And, with the c panel control panel, keeping your site up to date, and running smoothly, should be easy for any site owner to do. With the simple to use apps, and the drag and drop capabilities, you are not going to have a hard time when you do have to make changes to your site, using the c panel format.
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Support Performance

The support offered by FastHost, is a bit limited. They do offer phone support, but if you are outside the UK, it is important to note the times you are going to be limited to calling in. You will also find email support to be a little slower; generally takes a day to answer to emails. With online support, you are likely going to receive the quickest response; you can use the tutorials, and other online answers, to help you answer the questions you have, and issues you are dealing with when you run your online site with them.
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Pricing, Value and Renewal Fees

You can choose from 25 or 50 GB mailboxes, and at a price of under five pounds, the value for their hosting is pretty reasonable. Dedicated servers, means no downtime with your site, and managed hosting, means you are going to have help from the FastHost team, to run your site in a manner that your customer is going to appreciate. A decent price point, is a great starting point to work with this trusted host, for those who run their site in the UK.
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Conclusion: Do we recommend Fasthosts?

Total Rating:
Total Grade:
Very good
Prices from:
£1.99 (Renews £1.99)
Server Speed:
Plans & Features:
Price & Renewal:
The price is low, but if you are outside the UK, it might not be the best host for you. With reasonable pricing, and similar features to most other hosts, for UK businesses, FastHost is a good choice to run your business through.
Fasthosts Pros
  • Great for UK small business owners
  • Attractive 1st term price
  • Renewal prices reasonable
  • Excellent Plans and Features
Fasthosts Cons
  • Support not as excellent as the other features
  • Not the best choice for US based businesses or sites with a world wide audience
Michael Lederstatter
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