123 Reg Review
123-Reg is a popular domain registrar and website hosting provider in
UK with a bundle of features to help your business grow. 123-Reg is a
subsidiary of HEG – A privately held company in Europe. HEG also offer
variety of web-hosting solutions for mainly Europe based clients under
their other brands such as Heart’s Internet, WebFusion and HostEurope
among few others.
123-Reg offers a wide array of plans suitable for different website needs. The key features of the website hosting company are listed below.
Cloud Based Hosting
123-Reg claims to offers cloud based hosting which eliminates the chances of your website being inaccessible due to a server crash. Cloud hosting enables on demand network access to networks, servers, storage, applications etc. Even if a server fails due to some reason the cloud hosting will keep your website running via another server. This way the company is able to ensure an uptime of 99.9%.
Performance and Monitoring:
has large and eco-friendly data center in UK. The website has 250
direct connections to the Internet Service Providers just in UK. This
keeps your website reliable and responsive. The website has two Tier 1
data centers which are online all the time. A drive can be added quickly
in case you need additional storage. A constant monitoring enables the
servers to offer a higher bandwidth to your site if needed so that it
stays online even if there is an inbound rush.
Ease of Use
123-Reg sets up your website in a matter of minutes so that it is quickly ready to go online. A welcome email is sent to the users with an easy step by step guide. This guide has been designed in such a way that even the new users will find the instructions easy to follow. An intuitive control panel allows you to manage your website easily irrespective of your location.
123-Reg packages include a bunch of free apps for different kinds of use. The website has over 75 handy apps in its inventory. You can download apps like Joomla, Wordpress, MODX, Drupal etc. to host a blogging website and interact with your audience. There are many options for CMS and project management apps as well. You can boost your business with E-commerce apps like Agora Cart, Zen Cart, OpenCart etc. and showcase your pictures with online galleries like ZenPhoto and Coppermine.
Email and Communication
The company gives you IMAP and POP3 one GB mailbox with protection against junk mail, virus and spam. In addition to this you would be given webmail access. The package also includes auto responders, mail forwards, mailing lists and email aliases.
Help and Support
The company offers phone support for the UK users. Online chat and email support is available for users from all over the globe. There is a dedicated support website having video tutorials and help articles which you can refer to if you face any problem.
The users of 123-Reg get three free domain names. Domain names can be easily transferred and buying new domains is also simple. You can host three different websites with a single Professional plan. Each website would have its own email, webmail, FTP credentials and DNS features.
Website Blacklist Monitoring
This tool helps you to check your website against the Google Safe Browsing List and with other popular search engines like Yahoo! and Bing. If there is a practice that your website has adopted which can get your website blacklisted leading to not appearing on the search results, this tool will let you know in advance. You can hence make necessary changes to check your website from getting blacklisted.
claims to offers up to six months of free hosting if you commit long
term order, However at the time of writing this review, we were unable
to offer this offer on their official website.