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Hosting features

  • The apps you need

    More than 60 FREE OneClick installs for Linux include WordPress, Joomla and Drupal as well as a whole range of apps for content management, eCommerce, blogs and photo galleries.

    Wordpress Drupal PHP Joomla
  • Business Friendly Email

    Business-friendly email

    Lower IT costs and better collaboration are easy to achieve with hosted Exchange 2013 from Fasthosts. There is full support and volume discounts, with quick and easy migration and a 99.99% uptime guarantee. You gain the flexibility to mix and match mailbox types, so you can meet any email needs and add new mailboxes instantly.

  • Web publishing tools

    All our web hosting packages include a website building and publishing tool, enabling you to launch your website in minutes.

    Upload files to your web space with ease, using our easy web based interface. No software to install, simply log in and upload your files.

    If you have the skills to design and build your own website or use off-the-shelf tools, you can easily access your web space and upload your files using your preferred FTP software.

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  • Advanced web hosting features

    Advanced web hosting features

    All our web hosting packages are filled with advanced features for professional websites. From secure web space to SQL databases - all the web hosting tools you could possibly need.

    • Latest scripting technologies including ASP, PHP 5.6, Perl and Python, plus ASP.NET included with all packages on our Windows platform.
    • Essential tools for dynamic business websites; set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and MySQL databases on our powerful dedicated database servers.
  • Security

    You can restrict access to specific areas of your website with Advanced password protection - choosing which users have access to specific website sections by specifying usernames and passwords for each user.

    Our web hosting also offers fully secure 128-bit SSL encryption from Thawte, enabling your website visitors to send information to you securely, by creating web pages on our shared, secure SSL servers.

  • Managing your website

    Managing your website

    While you're waiting for any DNS changes to take effect on your domain name, we provide a test domain for you to view your website on the live server. We're one of the very few web hosting providers to offer this feature.

    Sub-domains are great for organising your website content. They use folders in your main web space, but have special URLs to access the content. For example, could be used for your product pages, and for help and FAQ pages.

    Display your own custom error pages whenever your website visitors encounter a problem. For example, display your site map instead of a "Page not found" page.

    SSH secure shell access (Linux web hosting packages) gives access to your web server's command line, as easily as using your own computer. You can move files around and upload / download files using SFTP.

  • Bandwidth

    Unlike other web hosting providers we don't restrict bandwidth or charge you extra. But we still give you the tools to track your website's bandwidth usage, including filtered reports and email alerts. Included with all web hosting packages.

  • Load balancing

    Load balancing

    Ensure your business website always stays online with our load balancing technology. Your website will be hosted on multiple servers for even greater reliability and performance. By sharing visitors over multiple web servers, load balancing helps to improve the reliability and speed of your website.

    Your website stays online even if one web server is temporarily unavailable - the site will be served by an alternative web server. If you're expecting a large number of customers to visit your website as your business grows, load balancing is the ideal solution.

    Load balancing is included with our Gold & Platinum hosting packages.

Customer Story:
Tristan White & James Wallace

Tristan White & James Wallace

Tristan White and James Wallace are freelance musicians. They are passionate about the work they do, creating bespoke on hold telephone marketing, writing radio adverts and music for video and TV.

Find out how Fasthosts hosting solutions helped Tristan White and James Wallace get online.

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