Welcome! Here, you can find the research archives of Hosting Data. Our goal is quite simple - assisting UK citizens in creating their own online blogs, small (or large) businesses, and having their websites run as efficiently as possible. A number of years ago, while working on a project for a client, we realised there simply weren't enough valuable resources to help people build their own websites.
Our reviews range from lesser-known services to the most popular ones. However, we do our best to provide the most objective opinion for each product we review. Furthermore, all the results are available live on our uptime tracking page. To learn more about how we test these services and our overall process, please visit Hosting Data testing hub.
Our Research Includes
- Uptime/Downtime Live Tracking
- Speed Analysis from Multiple UK Cities
- Individual Web Statistics and Growth Data
- Known Security Issues and Potential Vulnerabilities
Hosting Data Knowledge Hub
Below, you can seek to expand your web hosting knowledge. Our team of experts has created a plethora of detailed guides, explaining the potential upsides and downsides of various hosting (and other) services.
- Best Free Web Hosting - Check out the highest-value hosting services ranked and reviewed.
- Best Website Builders - Top-tier website builders will make your design nightmares go away.
- Best WordPress Hosting - If working via WordPress, some hosting options are better than the others.
- Best VPS Hosting Sites - Is your website traffic becoming huge? It's time for a virtual private server.
- Best Free VPS Hosting - Too much traffic for regular hosting but your budget is tiny? Worry not.
- Best Reseller Hosting - Your clients want you to host their websites? Read along.
- Best Email Hosting - Your business needs a professional email - let's look at the best hosting options.
- Top 10 Open-Source Databases - Let's review the best solutions for storing huge amounts of data.
- Best Cloud Storage - Take a look at the safest and fastest cloud storage solutions in the UK.
- Best Unlimited Cloud Storage - Looking to store mountains of data? Here's what you need.
- Best Free Cloud Storage - Cloud storage can be completely free - we'll help you pick the safest option.
- Best Domain Registrars - Wondering where to register your domain? We'll help.
- Best Online Business Ideas - Looking to make a living online? Here are the best ways to do it.
- Best Podcast Hosting - Hosting a podcast doesn't have to be complicated. Here's what software to use.
Tools & Resources Everyone Should Get Their Hands On
Our Step-by-Step Guides
Looking for "how-to" on more specific issues? Don't worry, our team has your back:
- Quickly Moving HTTP to HTTPS on WordPress - Quickly boost your website SEO, speed, and security.
- Beginner's Guide to NoSQL Databases - How to use NoSQL, start to finish.
- How to Use FTP - Setting-Up & Using FTP for File Transfer
- Linux Hostname Command Tutorial - Examples of using the Hostname command on Linux
- MySQL Password Guide - How to change or reset your MySQL password.
- SSL Explained in Detail - Learn what SSL actually is and whether you need it.
- How to Get a Free Custom Email - Looking to get a custom email address for free? We can help.
- Step-by-Step cPanel Guide - Become a master of cPanel in no time.
- What's a Domain Name & How to Buy One? - Not as complicated as people can believe - let's take a look.
- Open-Source Databases - What are they? How do you utilize them to optimally manage your business?
Below, you can find out what your countrymen think about various issues and topics regarding digital happenings:
- What Do UK Residents Think About Online Privacy? - What's the consensus on online privacy in the UK?
- Can Government Protect UK Citizens Online Privacy? - Are UK privacy laws good enough?