UK Web Hosting
- Free Domain
- Softaculous - nearly 300 apps!
- Unlimited Domains
- Apache With PHP 5.3
- UK cPanel Hosting
- MySQL Databases
- Instant Setup
Reliable, fast, UK cPanel website hosting at a great price
We started our UK web hosting service in 2006 and have grown to include many happy clients from all over the world.
All client accounts have access to over 300 free, 'one-click' installation web applications such as Wordpress, Joomla, Magento, etc.
Hosted on lightening fast, UK based servers in our Manchester data centre facility and protected by our Intrusion Prevention and Detection systems.
99.9% Hosting Uptime
Our shared UK hosting packages come with a solid 99.9% system uptime and 7 day guarantee.
With Farbyte, your website will be up and available at least 30.4 days per month, on average, over the period of a year.
In addition, if your not happy with the service for any reason whatsoever within 7 days of purchasing, we'll provide a 100% refund of your payment.
Why not check out out testimonials page and see what real clients are saying about us! .
Free Domain or Transfer
Not got a domain name yet, or want to move your existing domain name from your current domain registrar?
We offer all new customers a free domain registration or transfer on all our shared web hosting packages when you pay on a billing cycle of 12 months or more. This includes .com, .net, .org, .biz, .eu and .name domains!
For Starter and Home packages domain registration is free for the first year. With Professional and Business packages, domain registration is free for the lifetime of the package!
Latest Server Hardware
All our shared web hosting servers are built with the latest server grade components, including Intel Xeon CPU's, ECC RAM, RAID disk, etc.
We setup every account free of charge, so there are no unexpected or hidden charges applied during the setup process.
UK Based LTD Company
Farbyte is a UK limited company. In addition all our infrastructure is based in the UK, meaning excellent response times for your websites.
Softaculous - Installation Scripts
Every Farbyte web hosting account comes with approximately 300 rapid web application installation scripts, covering blogs, e-commerce, forums, and much more completely free!
The scripts allow you to install software such as WordPress, Magento, Drupal, Joomla!, etc. with a few simple clicks of the mouse. There is no need to manually create databases or download and install any software on your hosting account.
With Farbyte your websites will be up and running in no time at all!
All of our UK web hosting servers run cPanel, the industry leading software used for administrating your web hosting account.
With cPanel you can perform previously complicated tasks such as creating email accounts, adding domains, etc. with the few clicks of your mouse via any web browser.
You can try a working demo version at cPanel.net.
When you register with Farbyte for your UK web hosting package, you won't have to wait around before getting your website underway.
We deploy our shared web hosting packages the instant payment is authorised, which is normally within a few seconds, to a couple of minutes after checkout.
Your login details will be emailed straight away!
Each and every account on our shared web hosting service is protected from virus attack 24/7, around the clock.
This includes all the email accounts you create, ensuring that yourself, friends and family won't be infected by any email borne viruses via your hosted account.
At Farbyte we take your personal information and website security seriously.
Apache With PHP5
At Farbyte we use the Apache web server with PHP5. This is the most common combination of webserver and scripting for hosting websites.
cPanel Control Panel
Your web hosting account comes complete with access to the excelent cPanel control panel software.
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
Farbyte's servers and infrastructure are monitored and protected by the latest, state of the art IPS systems.
With every shared hosting package we provide the facility to add an unlimited number of domains to your account, without any extra charge. This includes new domain names and sub-domains (e.g. subdomain.domain1.com)
For example, you could register for a hosting package with domain1.com, then using cPanel to administer your web hosting account, add further domains, such as domain2.com, domain3.com, etc.
Unlike many other shared UK web hosting services, Farbyte gives you the freedom to build new websites whenever you need.
We use MySQL databases on all our shared hosting accounts. Unlike many UK hosting providers, each and every one of our hosting packages has access to at least one database and often many more.
Access to a database system such as MySQL is essential if you want to run an ecommerce website or use web applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc.
Many other UK based providers sell cheap hosting packages without access to a database system, in the knowledge that you will need to upgrade to a more expensive package soon.
|Quality Bandwidth||Highly resilient, fast, UK network infrastructure.|
|Quality Disk Space||Fast, secure RAID based disk storage.|
|Cpanel||Control your account easily through the CPanel interface.|
|Setup Wizard||Get up and running in 6 easy to follow steps.|
|Support Tickets||Get quick support by raising a support ticket from your account.|
|Knowledge Base||Search our knowledge base for common support queries.|
|Apache 2||Industry leading web server software.|
|Backup Manager||Quick and easy backups of your website/s.|
|Image Manager||Thumbnail, scale and convert your sites images with this web browser based tool.|
|Video Tutorials||Tutorials teaching you how to administer your account.|
|Shockwave & Flash||Utilise Shockwave and Flash media.|
|Streaming Media||Host audio and video.|
|.htaccess||Full .htaccess support.|
|Online File Manager||Explore, delete and create files easily via your web browser.|
|EXIF Support||Exchangable Image File support.|
|GD Support||Create, manipulate images and graphics via script.|
|mod_rewrite||Rewrite your URLs (useful for SEO and backlinks).|
|UK Hosting||Servers are located in the UK (great for SEO & UK client response times).|
|Linux Servers||Powerful, stable hosting platform.|
|Automated Virus Scanning||Incoming and outgoing emails automatically scanned for viruses.|
|Secure Email Accesss||Access your email accounts securely with HTTPS and SSL/TLS encryption.|
|SMTP Server||Send email through our SMTP server.|
|Webmail||Access your email from anywhere via a web browser.|
|Spam Filtering||Block spammers.|
|Catch All Mailbox||Ensure you never miss an email due to mistypes or deleted email accounts.|
|Unlimited Forwarders||Forward email to as many accounts as you need.|
|Unlimited Auto-Responders||Auto-respond to incoming email based on its delivery address.|
|Unlimited Mailing List||Easily send emails out to large numbers of addresses.|
|Mail Tracing||Trace the path emails will take.|
|User Level Mail Filters||Filter incoming mail on a per user level.|
|Account Level Mail Filters||Setup filters for all email accounts.|
|POP3 & IMAP||POP3 and IMAP access to your email from your favourite email client.|
|SPF Record||Helps to stop your emails being marked as SPAM by other mail providers like Yahoo, MSN, etc.|
|DomainKeys (DKIM)||Helps to stop your emails being marked as SPAM by other mail providers like Yahoo, MSN, etc.|
NEARLY 300 INSTALLATION SCRIPTS
|b2evolution||Open source blogging/CMS tool|
|Wordpress||Probably the worlds most popular blogging application|
|Nucleus||Flexible CMS/blogging software|
|Movable Type||Website, blog and community building application|
|Textpattern||Flexible CMS system|
|Zikula||Web application toolkit|
|Drupal||Flexible, comprehensive, open source CMS|
|Joomla||Powerfull, open source CMS/blogging software|
|Mambo||Full featured CMS|
|PHP-nuke||CMS/portal web application|
|Typo3||Enterprise, open source CMS|
|Pligg||Open source CMS|
|MODx||CMS/ framework and general application platform|
|e107||Open source CMS|
|SugarCRM||Open source business and social customer relationship management|
|eyeOS||Open source cloud desktop application|
|Zen Cart||Ecommerce shopping cart software|
|Magento||Industry leading ecommerce software|
|osCommerce||Open source online shop|
|OpenCart||Open source shopping cart|
|PrestaShop||Open source ecommerce software|
|WHMCS||Commercial client management, billing and support software|
|CodeIgniter||Open source web application framework|
|Symfony and Symfony2||PHP web framework|
|Yii||Web 2.0 framework|
|Smarty||PHP template engine|
|+ many more...||nearly 300 scripted software installations!|
|Firewall||Infrastructure protected by high grade firewall system.|
|Antivirus||Servers are continually monitored for virus infections.|
|Intrusion Prevention||Monitoring for intrusion attempts in real time.|
|Signed SSL||Certificate Authority signed SSL capability (requires purchase of dedicated IP & certificate).|
|Self-signed SSL||Sign your own SSL certificate (requires purchase of dedicated IP).|
|SSL Manager||Easy to use SSL certificate manager.|
|Password Protected Directories||User authentication on a per directory basis.|
|IP Blocker||Block unwanted visitors to your site/s by IP address.|
|Hotlink and Leech Protection||Prevent others from hotlinking and leeching your site content.|
|Unlimited Domains||Host as many sites as you need.|
|Unlimited Sub-Domains||As many sub-domains as you want. (i.e. sub-domain.mydomain.com).|
|Unlimited Parked Domains||Have as many domain names pointing to a website as you require.|
|Unlimited Domain Redirects||Perform unlimited redirects for your domains.|
|Fast FTP||FTP access allowed on all accounts.|
|FTPS||Secure FTP file transfer to and from your site.|
|MySQL Databases||Industry leading database facilities.|
|phpMyAdmin||Direct access to your databases using the industry leading interface.|
|Database Wizard||Guided database setup and maintenance with a simple wizard.|
|PHP 5.3||Utilise the powerful scripting capabilities of PHP.|
|CGI-BIN||Your own private Common Gateway Interface environment.|
|Perl||Perl scripting included.|
|PDO||PHP Data Objects database API.|
|Curl||Communicate with other systems.|
|Crontab Scheduling||Schedule scripts to run at specific times.|
|ionCube||Run ionCube encoded scripts.|
|Zend Optimiser||Run Zend encoded scripts.|
|Webalizer||Website statistics and charts.|
|Webalizer FTP||FTP statistics and charts.|
|Bandwidth Monitor||Bandwidth statistics and charts.|
|Lastest Visitor||View details regarding the latest visitors to your sites.|
|Analog Viewer||Website statistics and charts.|
|Error Logs||View any errors your websites are producing.|
|Raw Access Log||Download the raw access log for any of your sites.|
What is shared web hosting?
There are literally hundreds of millions, of websites on the internet.
Each website that you view on the internet needs a server (big computer) to live on. Servers cost a lot of money to build, maintain and administer, so somebody came up with the idea of sharing servers between more than one website and thus, shared web hosting was born.
The same theory was also applied to the email and database servers, so a good shared hosting service, will offer not only shared web hosting, but also shared email and database hosting at the same time.
Unlike some UK hosting providers, at Farbyte we ensure all our web hosting customers have access to web, email and database hosting services as part of their shared hosting package.
With our web hosting service, you don't need to worry about hardware and software configuration, updates and maintenance, nor do you need to worry about ensuring the server is up, secure and working correctly, as we look after all those details for you.
Should I use shared web hosting?
For the vast majority of personal and small to medium business websites, shared hosting is a great choice.
If you're just starting out as a webmaster, then it is very likely that shared web hosting is the right choice for you. You can start on one of our smaller hosting packages, such as the Starter or Home and then upgrade to Professional or Business later, as required.
With Farbyte shared web hosting, you are free to upgrade your hosting package at anytime, with upgrades being performed the instant that your payment is authorised.
If your website gets a very high number of visits per month or you send / receive a high volume of emails, then we usually recommend using either a Virtual (VPS) or Dedicated server.
Speed Test Us!
Our hosting network and servers are extremely fast! We use the latest Intel Xeon CPU's, EEC RAM and RAID disks to ensure the best performance possible.
In addition to using top server hardware, we also ensure industry leading internet connectivity with dual redundant 10Gbit network links to the UK internet backbone and use the best network equipment available.
See for yourself... download this 5MB test file.
We pride ourselves in our performance and reliability and are sure that our services won't disappoint you.
Moving from another host?
If you already have web hosting with another supplier, we will move your old hosting account to Farbyte web hosting for FREE! This includes all you web files, emails, email accounts, domains, etc.
This service is available if you currently have any of the following hosting control panels:
cPanel, Plesk *, DirectAdmin *, Webpanel *, Ensim *
If you are not sure which control panel you currently have, contact us and we'll check.
We can also offer support assistance with account moves from other hosting companies that are not using any of the above control panels.
In any case, simply open a support ticket asking for an 'Account Migration'.
* requires SSH access
No Gimmicks or Contracts!
The UK web hosting industry is full of gimmicks and tricks in an attempt to get clients to sign-up.
At Farbyte we won't try to hoodwink you into buying an account by hiding resource allocations in jargon and tricks like many other hosting providers do.
You get exactly the resource allocations you sign up for. No hidden tricks, like limiting email box or database sizes, etc. that you find all too often in the small print of other hosting providers.
There are also no recurring, lock-in contracts that are difficult to get out of. You just tell us that you want to cancel your hosting and we won't send you another bill.Our UK web hosting is the way hosting should be. No hassle, fast, reliable and flexible. Join now and experience the difference today!