123 Reg vs. 1&1 IONOS UK vs. WP Engine - Jul 2020

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123 Reg (123-reg.co.uk) has been added on Nov 29, 2005 and last updated on May 26, 2020. Trusted and verified by WHTOP on 2019.
1&1 IONOS UK (ionos.co.uk) has been added on Jul 03, 2005 and last updated on Nov 06, 2018. Trusted and verified by WHTOP on 2016.
WP Engine (wpengine.com) has been added on Jan 29, 2015 and last updated on Jun 21, 2020. Trusted and verified by WHTOP on 2016.

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123-reg.co.uk logo

Total Reviews: 135
Average Rating: 1 / 10
Good Reviews: 15
Bad Reviews: 120
Official Responses: 0
1 / 10VISIT WEBSITE

135 user reviews
ionos.co.uk logo

Total Reviews: 21
Average Rating: 1 / 10
Good Reviews: 0
Bad Reviews: 21
Official Responses: 0
1 / 10VISIT WEBSITE

21 user reviews
wpengine.com logo
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5th Floor, The Shipping Building, Old Vinyl Factory, 252 – 254 B
Hayes UB3 1HA
UK
Part of HEG
Discovery House, 154 Southgate Street
Gloucester gl1 2ex
UK
Part of United Internet
Irongate House, 22-30 Duke's Place
London EC3A 7LP
UK
Emailsales@1...support@i...billing@w...
Phone0345 450 23100333 336 5691+1-512-273-3906
RanksAlexa Rating18,250▲1,191 (lower is better)
Domains694,576▼-606 (higher is better)
Alexa Rank in IN 6,922
Alexa Rating15,205▲6,449 (lower is better)
Domains15,445▼-58 (higher is better)
Alexa Rank in GB 796
Alexa Rating5,230▼-3,958 (lower is better)
Alexa Rank in US 1,685
Coupons-
Languages en-GB en-GB en-US
Info123-Reg was established in 2000 and it is an eco-friendly hosting company that uses the latest hardware, latest Dell and HP servers and the latest Intel processors in order to provide reliability and speed. They use low-energy systems for their data centers. They have registered more than 3.5 million domain names and they are currently hosting over a million websites. 123-Reg claims that their products are easy to use and that they are the largest hosting provider in UK now.

123-reg was [...]
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Who we are

1&1 IONOS (old 1&1 Internet UK) is the hosting and cloud partner of choice for small and medium-sized businesses. We are experts in IaaS and offer a portfolio of solutions to get businesses present online and working in the digital space. As the largest hosting company in Europe, we manage more than 8 million customer contracts and host more than 12 million domains in our own regional data centers around the globe.

We serve entrepreneurs taking their first steps online, [...]
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WP Engine is a hosting platform that is rather new in the hosting industry. They claim to offer powerful hardware architecture and high speed. They are partners with Google, New Relic, Amazon, BigCommerce and Cloudflare.

They specialize in WordPress hosting and their plans are dedicated for both beginners and enterprises that need customized plans. Backups are made automatically, security is guaranteed with Cloudflare and speed is improved by CDN and their multiple data centers. Site [...]
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EstablishedMay, 2000-2010
Site speedFast, load time 1.4 seconds 66% sites are slower
SEO Links count 4,632
Fast, load time 1.3 seconds 71% sites are slower
SEO Links count 8,118
Average, load time 2.3 seconds 39% sites are slower
SEO Links count 21,165
Social Media
Social Media


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123-reg.co.uk Icon123reg
Started from: January, 2009
  • Tweets: 21,084
  • Followers: 15,835
  • Friends: 1,207
  • Last activity: Jul 8, 2020

ionos.co.uk Iconionos_uk
Started from: May, 2009
  • Tweets: 4,578
  • Followers: 13,513
  • Friends: 2,085
  • Last activity: Jul 9, 2020

wpengine.com Iconwpengine
Started from: March, 2010
  • Tweets: 26,097
  • Followers: 42,292
  • Friends: 18
  • Last activity: Jul 9, 2020

123-reg.co.uk Icon123 Reg
  • Likes: 19,582
  • People talking about them: 770
  • Last activity: Sep 29, 2019

ionos.co.uk Icon1&1 IONOS
  • Likes: 351,316
  • People talking about them: 8
  • Last activity: Sep 29, 2019

wpengine.com IconWP Engine
  • Likes: 40,142
  • People talking about them: 3,720
  • Last activity: Sep 27, 2019

123-reg
  • Followers: 317
  • Entity type: Privately Held
  • Founded: 2001
  • Employee Count: 51-200
  • Industry: Internet

company/ionosWP Engine
  • Followers: 1,901
  • Entity type: Privately Held
  • Founded: 2010
  • Employee Count: 201-500
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services

123 Reg Blog
  • Blog Posts: 522
  • Software Wordpress version 4.9.15
  • Blog added on: Feb, 2012
  • Language: en-US
  • Last written post: Jul 3, 2020

1&1 IONOS UK Blog
  • Blog Posts: 0
  • Blog added on: Oct, 2018

WP Engine Blog
  • Blog Posts: 951
  • Software Wordpress version 5.4.2
  • Blog added on: Jan, 2015
  • Language: en-US
  • Last written post: Jul 7, 2020

Shared Hosting - 7/6/0
Plan NameEssentials [Linux]WordPress Hosting Essential
[Linux]
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Price£ 2.99/mo. VAT 20% exc£ 1.00/mo. VAT 20% exc
(£ 6.00 after 6 mo.)
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Disk Space10 GB25 GB SSD-
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered-
Hosted domains11-
Free Domain11-
Dedicated IPs00-
Control Panel[In-house][In-house]-
Server LocationUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)The features you need to make your first personal or community website a success.

Free domains 1
Websites 1
Web space 10GB
MySQL 1
Database size 500MB
Included SSL
2GB Dedicated RAM
Less features

Access features
Bandwidth Unlimited
FTP Accounts 1
Website Backup [...]
INFO (mouse over)Domain free for first year
SSL certificate
24/7 support
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Date PlanMay 2020Mar 2019-
Plan NameBusiness [Linux]WordPress Hosting Business
[Linux]
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Price£ 4.79/mo. VAT 20% exc£ 1.00/mo. VAT 20% exc
(£ 8.00 after 12 mo.)
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Disk Space100 GB150 GB SSD-
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered-
Hosted domains52-
Free Domain21-
Dedicated IPs00-
Control Panel[In-house][In-house]-
Server LocationUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)The flexibility, power, and support your business needs to host a brochure based website.

Free domains 2
Websites 5
Web space 100GB
MySQL 5
Database size 1GB
Included SSL
2GB Dedicated RAM
Less features

Access features
Bandwidth Unlimited
FTP Accounts 1
Website Backup [...]
Same as previous plans-
Date PlanMay 2020Mar 2019-
Plan NameUnlimited [Linux]WordPress Hosting Pro [Linux]-
Price£ 7.79/mo. VAT 20% exc£ 1.00/mo. VAT 20% exc
(£ 11.00 after 6 mo.)
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Disk Spaceunlimited200 GB SSD-
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered-
Hosted domains105-
Free Domain31-
Dedicated IPs00-
Control Panel[In-house][In-house]-
Server LocationUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Unlimited power for even the most demanding e-commerce sites and applications.

Free domains 3
Websites 10
Web space Unlimited
MySQL Unlimited
Database size 1GB
Included SSL
2GB Dedicated RAM
Less features

Access features
Bandwidth Unlimited
FTP Accounts Unlimited
[...]
Same as previous plans-
Date PlanMay 2020Mar 2019-
Plan NamePremium [Linux]Business [Linux/Windows]-
Price£ 14.99/mo. VAT 20% exc£ 1.00/mo. VAT 20% exc
(£ 5.00 after 12 mo.)
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Disk Space100 GB100 GB SSD-
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered-
Hosted domainsunlimited1-
Free Domain11-
Dedicated IPs00-
Control Panel[In-house][In-house]-
Server LocationUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Server level performance, without the admin. Includes 99.99% uptime SLA.

Free domains 1
Websites Unlimited
Web space 100GB
MySQL Unlimited
Database size 1GB
Included SSL
2GB Dedicated RAM
Less features

Access features
Bandwidth Unlimited
FTP Accounts Unlimited
Website [...]
INFO (mouse over)Free domain for first year
Wildcard SSL Certificate
24/7 support
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Date PlanMay 2020Mar 2019-
Plan NameM [Linux]Pro [Linux/Windows]-
Price£ 29.99/mo. VAT 20% exc£ 1.00/mo. VAT 20% exc
(£ 7.00 after 6 mo.)
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Disk Space100 GB250 GB SSD-
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered-
Hosted domainsunlimited5-
Free Domain01-
Dedicated IPs10-
Control Panel[In-house][In-house]-
Server LocationUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Ideal for multiple small websites, popular WordPress blogs & busy ecommerce.

RAM 4GB
Storage 100GB
MySQL Databases
1GB each, Unlimited
Sites Unlimited
Traffic Unmetered
CPU Power 3 out of 5
Estimated monthly visits 375,000

Our Premium service combines the capacity and performance you'd [...]
Same as previous plans-
Date PlanMay 2020Mar 2019-
Plan NameL [Linux]Expert [Linux/Windows]-
Price£ 49.99/mo. VAT 20% exc£ 1.00/mo. VAT 20% exc
(£ 10.00 after 6 mo.)
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Disk Spaceunlimited500 GB SSD-
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered-
Hosted domainsunlimited50-
Free Domain11-
Dedicated IPs00-
Control Panel[In-house][In-house]-
Server LocationUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Perfect for high-profile blogging, large Magento ecommerce & application hosting.

RAM 8GB
Storage Unlimited
MySQL Databases 1GB each, Unlimited
Sites Unlimited
Traffic Unmetered
CPU Power 6 out of 8
Estimated monthly visits 750,000

Our Premium service combines the capacity and performance [...]
Same as previous plans-
Date PlanMay 2020Mar 2019-
Plan NameXL [Linux]--
Price£ 119.99/mo. VAT 20% exc--
Disk Spaceunlimited--
Data Transferunmetered--
Hosted domainsunlimited--
Free Domain1--
Dedicated IPs0--
Control Panel[In-house]--
Server LocationUnited Kingdom--
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Powerful server hosting for multiple high traffic & mission critical websites.

RAM 16GB
Storage Unlimited
MySQL Databases 1GB each, Unlimited
Sites Unlimited
Traffic Unmetered
CPU Power 8 out of 8
Estimated monthly visits 1,500,000

Our Premium service combines the capacity and performance [...]
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Date PlanMay 2020--
VPS - 4/0/0
Plan NameStarter [Linux/Windows]--
Price£ 9.99/mo. VAT 20% exc
£ 9.99 Setup Fee
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Disk Space25 GB--
Data Transferunmetered--
Hosted domainsunlimited--
Free Domain0--
CPU1 Core--
Dedicated IPs0--
Control PanelCPanel, Plesk, [In-house]--
Server LocationUnited Kingdom--
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Price ex. VAT 20%
Processors (CPU) 1 core
Memory 512MB RAM
Storage (Hard drive) 25GB
Data transfer Unmetered
Operating System Linux or Windows
Control Panel cPanel (optional)

123-reg VPS are available with the following amazing features that ensure maximum performance and reliability. With a [...]
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Date PlanMay 2020--
Plan NameL [Linux/Windows]--
Price£ 18.99/mo. VAT 20% exc
£ 9.99 Setup Fee
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Disk Space70 GB--
Data Transferunmetered--
Hosted domainsunlimited--
Free Domain0--
CPU1 Core--
Dedicated IPs0--
Control PanelCPanel, Plesk, [In-house]--
Server LocationUnited Kingdom--
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Price ex. VAT 20%
Processors (CPU) 1 core
Memory 1GB RAM
Storage (Hard drive) 70GB
Data transfer Unmetered
Operating System Linux or Windows
Control Panel Plesk or cPanel

123-reg VPS are available with the following amazing features that ensure maximum performance and reliability. With a 123-reg [...]
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Date PlanMay 2020--
Plan NameXL [Linux/Windows]--
Price£ 29.99/mo. VAT 20% exc
£ 9.99 Setup Fee
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Disk Space100 GB--
Data Transferunmetered--
Hosted domainsunlimited--
Free Domain0--
CPU2 Cores--
Dedicated IPs0--
Control PanelCPanel, Plesk, [In-house]--
Server LocationUnited Kingdom--
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Price ex. VAT 20%
Processors (CPU) 2 cores
Memory 2GB RAM
Storage (Hard drive) 100GB
Data transfer Unmetered
Operating System Linux or Windows
Control Panel Plesk or cPanel

123-reg VPS are available with the following amazing features that ensure maximum performance and reliability. With a [...]
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Date PlanMay 2020--
Plan NameXXL [Linux/Windows]--
Price£ 44.99/mo. VAT 20% exc
£ 9.99 Setup Fee
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Disk Space150 GB--
Data Transferunmetered--
Hosted domainsunlimited--
Free Domain0--
CPU3 Cores--
Dedicated IPs0--
Control PanelCPanel, Plesk, [In-house]--
Server LocationUnited Kingdom--
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Price ex. VAT 20%
Processors (CPU) 3 cores
Memory 3GB RAM
Storage (Hard drive) 150GB
Data transfer Unmetered
Operating System Linux or Windows
Control Panel Plesk or cPanel

123-reg VPS are available with the following amazing features that ensure maximum performance and reliability. With a [...]
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Date PlanMay 2020--
Website Builder - 3/3/0
Plan NameStandardBusiness-
Price£ 2.50/mo. VAT 20% exc£ 0.83/mo. VAT 20% exc
(£ 10.00 after 12 mo.)
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Disk Spaceunlimitedunlimited-
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered-
Hosted domains  -
Free Domain01-
Control Panel [In-house]-
Server LocationUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Unlimited Pages
Basic Analytics
Blogging Tools
Convert with personalisation
Free email
Google Calendar
INFO (mouse over)Optimised for all devices
All the webspace you need
24/7 support
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Date PlanMay 2020Mar 2019-
Plan NameProEssential-
Price£ 5.00/mo. VAT 20% exc£ 1.00/mo. VAT 20% exc
(£ 7.00 after 6 mo.)
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Disk Spaceunlimitedunlimited-
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered-
Hosted domains  -
Free Domain01-
Control Panel [In-house]-
Server LocationUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Unlimited Pages
Advanced Analytics
Blogging Tools
Convert with personalisation
Free email
Google Calendar
Discount Coupons
Restaurant Menu
Yelp Reviews
Multi-language Options
Create a separate mobile experience
Restore previous site versions
Advanced design mode
Hide 123 Reg branding
Same as previous plans-
Date PlanMay 2020Mar 2019-
Plan NameOnline ShopPro-
Price£ 10.04/mo. VAT 20% exc£ 1.00/mo. VAT 20% exc
(£ 20.00 after 6 mo.)
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Disk Spaceunlimitedunlimited-
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered-
Hosted domains  -
Free Domain01-
Control Panel [In-house]-
Server LocationUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Unlimited Pages
Advanced Analytics
Blogging Tools
Convert with personalisation
Free email
Google Calendar
Discount Coupons
Restaurant Menu
Yelp Reviews
Multi-language Options
Create a separate mobile experience
Restore previous site versions
Advanced design mode
Hide 123 Reg branding
Eshop [...]
Same as previous plans-
Date PlanMay 2020Mar 2019-
Cloud - 0/0/4
Plan Name--Custom [Linux]
Price--on request
Disk Space--100 GB
Data Transfer--400 GB
Hosted domains--30
Free Domain--0
Dedicated IPs--0
Control Panel--
Server Location--United States
Description--INFO (mouse over)For large businesses and mission-critical sites. This dedicated environment delivers high performance, with managed onboarding and our fastest support response.

Call +1-512-201-4819
to talk to a sales specialist

Local storage: 100 GB – 1 TB
Bandwidth / month: 400 GB+
Visits / month: Millions

[...]
Date Plan--Jun 2020
Plan Name--Startup [Linux]
Price--€ 23.33/mo.
Disk Space--10 GB
Data Transfer--50 GB
Hosted domains--1
Free Domain--0
Dedicated IPs--0
Control Panel--
Server Location--United States
Description--INFO (mouse over)All the basics for starting a small website or blog.
Risk-free for 60 days.
Visits / month 25,000

Genesis Framework
35+ StudioPress Themes
24/7 chat support
Dev, Stage, Prod Environments
Transferable Sites
PHP 7.2 ready
LargeFS
Global CDN
Page Performance
[...]
Date Plan--Jun 2020
Plan Name--Growth [Linux]
Price--€ 89.17/mo.
Disk Space--20 GB
Data Transfer--200 GB
Hosted domains--10
Free Domain--0
Dedicated IPs--0
Control Panel--
Server Location--United States
Description--INFO (mouse over)Features you need for a growing business.
Risk-free for 60 days.
Visits / month 100,000

Genesis Framework
35+ StudioPress Themes
24/7 chat support
Dev, Stage, Prod Environments
Transferable Sites
PHP 7.2 ready
LargeFS
Global CDN
Page Performance
[...]
Date Plan--Jun 2020
Plan Name--Scale [Linux]
Price--€ 225.00/mo.
Disk Space--50 GB
Data Transfer--500 GB
Hosted domains--30
Free Domain--0
Dedicated IPs--0
Control Panel--
Server Location--United States
Description--INFO (mouse over)Higher capacity and site limits to scale your experiences.
Risk-free for 60 days.
Visits / month 400,000

Genesis Framework
35+ StudioPress Themes
24/7 chat support
Dev, Stage, Prod Environments
Transferable Sites
PHP 7.2 ready
LargeFS
Global CDN
Page [...]
Date Plan--Jun 2020
Supported Operating Systems
  • Linux
  • Linux/Windows
  • Linux
  • Linux/Windows
  • Linux
List of products
  • Shared Hosting
  • VPS
  • Domains
  • SSL Certificates
  • Website Builder
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  • Website Builder
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Support Options
  • Email
  • Help Desk
  • Phone / Toll-Free
  • Available 24/7
  • 0 WHTop support responses
  • Email
  • Help Desk
  • Phone / Toll-Free
  • Live Chat
  • Available 24/7
  • 0 WHTop support responses
  • Email
  • Help Desk
  • Phone / Toll-Free
  • Forum
  • Live Chat
  • Available 24/7
  • 0 WHTop support responses
Payment Options
  • Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards
  • PayPal
  • Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards
  • PayPal
  • Wire Transfer
  • Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards
Last positive / negative customers review
 
Dave Shuts (dave.shuts@b...)
on Sep 19, 2007
I've been with 123 for some years & never had a problem - until now!The thing that has really p'd me off, is that when you host a site with them, or even it seems just register a site, they *give* you 10 *free* pop3 mailboxes per site. No [...]

-anonymous- (jmfxps@g...)
on Jun 07, 2020
The complete audacity of 123 raising the prices now at £14.39 per year for .co.uk then trying to justify that by saying the increases are incremental and due to increases in registrar costs.I have transferred all my domains over to 20i.com [...]


-anonymous- (-no email-)
on Oct 09, 2019
These people really are the worst! I have lots of examples of poor customer service or sharp business practices by them and I may write other reviews on this subject however, todays example is that I receive an email mentioning domain renewals. I [...]

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