Vida Host review

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Sergey Wilms (sw@d...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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Fast, Core i7 UK servers, ultra-fast Nginx & Apache with Gzip compression (serving the sites up to 80% faster than my previos hoster). The latest version of the cPanel (#1 in the industry), a free domain in your name, Softaculous to install over 130 popular scripts and RVSitebuilder Pro to easily build a website with no technical knowledge - choose from over 700 templates. Also they provide R1Soft backups with all accounts!
All their servers are located in the premium Bluesquare datacentre near Maidenhead, connected to core network facilites in the Redbus Meridian Gate datacentre of the London Docklands. This makes them an excellent choice for UK and European users, especially businesses requiring the best speed and reliability possible.
They can now claim more than 24 months 100% network uptime.
They have invested in the latest Dell hardware to ensure excellent performance, and only sell what they can provide while maintaining their high quality service.
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Josh (info@s...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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I've been with Vidahost for a while and they're simply fantastic. The support staff seem to always be available which is great for when you've had too much coffee and end up working on your site at 4am. No downtime so far (which is important) and the speed of my site is amazing.

The package I got - the starter one which is the best in my opinion for home users - offers 5 addon domains which I'm currently filling up and 1gb of disk space. I doubt anyone would have enough to fill this up.

Overall I rate them a 10/10 and I'm glad I picked them.

Also, you can get 10% off at the checkout with the Vidahost coupon code STRUK10.
Sandulescu Sorin (webmaster@s...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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I love there fast server, friendly support team and very good up-time.
They never disappointed me.
I have nothing to say bad about them; because they were nice enough to fix htaccess file even when was my fault.
I hope they will continue to be the best in what they do, high quality web hosting.
They are in UK, and I'm in Romania, I get a very good speed from here, fast uploading for my scripts and files.
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About Vida Host

Vidahost is a brand of Thermal Degree Limited, a Bath-based IT company which has been providing online hosting solutions to home and business users since 2002. During this time we have been in stable, profitable operation and host a full spectrum of clients from individual hobby sites, to large organisations and household names.

We specialise in providing a friendly, cost-effective service with packages from just £17 per year. We enjoy assisting small business operators with their first web presence, but also provide the power and expertise that advanced users require, hosting websites which receive millions of hits a month!

Our Service

We maintain excellent relationships with all our customers. We answer every e-mail promptly and fully answer any questions, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

It is this commitment which sets us apart from our competitors. Of course, we can say what we like here - but please test us out by sending an email to enquiries@vidahost.com, or calling us on 0800 0470417. You'll always speak to someone who can help, and who speaks plain English!

We are also website owners, designers and developers: we use the tools we provide and are always able to usefully respond to any issues you might have with our systems. Additionally, the diversity of sites we host gives us the experience to make the best possible suggestions, no matter what your requirements.

Where is my site hosted?

All our servers are located in the premium Bluesquare datacentre near Maidenhead, connected to core network facilites in the Redbus Meridian Gate datacentre of the London Docklands. This makes us an excellent choice for UK and European users, especially businesses requiring the best speed and reliability possible.

Having chosen our providers carefully, we can now claim more than 24 months 100% network uptime.

Our Pricing

We believe hosting should be accessible to all, and that's why our Shared Hosting plans start at just £2.99/month, or £17/year (+VAT)!

We hope our pricing is as clear as possible, and what you see is what you pay - unlike some other providers, we don't have any 'small print' or 'hidden charges'. It's always free to transfer away a domain, and we don't charge any cancellation fees. In fact if you cancel during a prepaid period, we'll credit un-used months to your account!

Performance

We have invested in the latest Dell hardware to ensure excellent performance, and only sell what we can provide while maintaining our high quality service. Happy clients, we believe, are worth more than squeezing 'just one more' account onto a server.

For those running larger websites we have created our Premium Hosting range, whereby we locate you on our best equipment and will never add more than 10 larger websites to the same server, allowing your site a bigger share of the resources.

Ten Reasons to choose Vidahost
Some really good justification for choosing us as your host!

1. Our support is second to none
You can read our average response time between 8am - 11pm for the last 7 days at the bottom of this page. No matter what your query, we can help. We've been using our own products for several years, and will ensure you get the best out of them.

2. We use top of the range Servers
We use brand new, high-specification Dell servers, usually the R710 model for its incredible power and capacity at an excellent price. We always use the latest technology - at the time of writing, all servers use Dual Quad-core i7 Xeon CPUs! Coupled with 24Gb RAM and extremely fast SAS RAID 10 disks with a hot-spare drive and dual PSUs, your website will be extremely responsive and always available. Guaranteed.

3. We are UK based
Fully UK-owned and operated, we don't cut any corners to bring you the fastest hosting and the best support. We have been in profitable operation since our inception several years ago.

4. You can use what you pay for!
Unlike some spurious hosts we won't suspend your site for no apparent reason. So long as what you host is legal, there are no restrictions on what we let you host/store on your account.

5. Install Scripts Instantly
We provide the industry-leading Softaculous system which allows one-click installs of 30+ popular scripts including forums, blogs, online shops and more!

6. Our Affiliate System
We believe our customers and friends should be rewarded for referring people to us so run an excellent affiliate scheme. Receive £5 just for signing up, then 25% of any hosting orders you refer!

7. Our 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
We hope you are happy with our service but should we not be able to meet your needs, or your hosting needs change and are no longer required, we offer a 30-day no-hassle money back guarantee for all our Basic, Shared and Reseller hosting products.

8. Excellent Pricing
With an ethos centred on long-term growth rather than short-term profits, we ensure all our pricing is fair and competitive, with no hidden charges or complicated small print. We believe that if we keep our pricing and service simple, you'll spend more time on your website which after all is the main reason to purchase hosting!

9. We are highly recommended by our existing clients
We have an open Testimonials page which shows un-edited testimonials that we've received. Any of our clients can submit their thoughts at any time, and we encourage feedback in the footer of all our e-mails. We also have a couple of case studies from our larger clients.

10. You can upgrade and downgrade whenever you need
We don't tie you into a minimum contract, and should your hosting plan be too little or too much, you can alter your package with ease on a pro-rata basis. No Hidden Fees!

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Vidahost Starter Plan featuresVidahost Starter Plan is suitable for individuals, growing communities and small organisations.
Operating System:LinuxDatabases Features:MySQLWeb Hosting Server Features:FTP AccountsServer Side IncludesPHPMyAdminSubdomainsHost Multiple Domains Per [...]
$4.95/mo. 350 MB25 GB
Vidahost Medium Plan featuresIf you run popular forums, a medium-sized community, or simply require more features then Vidahost Medium Plan is suitable for your demands.
Operating System:LinuxDatabases Features:MySQLWeb Hosting Server Features:FTP AccountsServer Side [...]
$9.90/mo. 750 MB50 GB
Vidahost Advanced Plan featuresVidahost Advanced Plan is truly superlative. Large forums, popular file downloads, thousands of page views - Vidahost Advanced Plan has the capacity, and with SSl management and SSH access (subject to terms and conditions) you can quickly and [...]$16.49/mo. 1500 MB75 GB
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Vidahost Reseller 50 Plan featuresVidahost Reseller 50 Plan makes an excellent choice for those who have a growing collection of websites.
Operating System:LinuxWeb Hosting Server Features:PHPMyAdminHost Multiple Domains Per AccountWeb Programming Features:PHPCGI-bin / PerlEmail [...]
$22.93/mo. 2 GB50 GB

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I'm very happy with the quality of service they offer to me for the right price. I recommend them to all the people that need reliable hosting. I'm with them from august 2008.

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About: Since 2004, Vidahost has provided shared and reseller hosting for websites: from individuals to household names. With over 7000 clients throughout the UK and internationally, we have a reputation for high quality support and top-of-the-line infrastructure.We don't employ any sales drones, our prices are reasonable, and we won't sell you anything you don't need - so if you want a chat about your situation and how we can best help you, either give us a call on 0800 0470417 or email us at support@vidahost.com and we'll be happy to help.
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David McQuillan (dmcq@f...)
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I've bought a Starter shared hosting plan with vidahost. It is excellent value for money, especially so compared to other uk hostings. The service is very good and prompt too, and I haven't noticed any downtime (Touch wood!). It probably is more suited to those who know what they are talking about rather than those needing handholding as it is fairly small but the personnel seem enthusiastic. They also sell domain at a reasonable price.

The Starter package (March 2007) is £2.99 a month plus £5 setup and includes 350Mb 25GB monthly transfer with 20 MySQL databases, 5 add-on domains and 5 parked domains, and 10 e-mail accounts, directory passwords, visitor statistics and various other goodies and provides a cpanel interface. Compared to the hell of 123-reg who drove me to seek pastures new this is heaven. The control panel doesn't offer full DNS fiddling but the staff are happy to do this work when asked.
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