Back in 2014, Sussex SEO we went looking for a solid UK WordPress host to partner with and stumbled onto FreshSites. We have had a really good experience with them and have since built a strong partnership thus felt it was only fair to give them a shameless plug on our site:
What Makes FreshSites the Best UK WordPress Hosting Solution?
FreshSites started as a collective of web developers. As they grew, the founders of FreshSites faced the same frustrations many of us have encountered when selecting a host for their own client’s websites.
“Multiple hosting providers where tested and most fell short of what we wanted for our own clients. We thought we could do better. So we founded FreshSites and never looked back.” – Neil Skoglund (Director).
The Support and Service You Need
Of all the UK WordPress hosting solutions available, some that are genuinely built to serve a client’s needs (e.g. FreshSites), most however are run by faceless companies intended to simply turn a profit/appeal to as many end users as possible on a price point whilst failing to deliver in other areas.
Most webhosting services offer notoriously substandard service, with calls being outsourced to foreign countries and representatives who aren’t familiar at all with the product. This impersonal approach to technical support can lead to major issues when you are trying to get something done fast, and it could also leave you in a huge bind in the event of a serious problem or malfunction with your site.
Managed WordPress Hosting
These problems typically make finding a good UK WordPress hosting provider is a bit of a minefield. Their support team and hardware are UK based (more on this later). From our initial contact we were immediately on a first name basis with a number of the FreshSites team. During normal business hours clients can talk directly with a Freshsites expert who will patiently listen to their problem and help them find the solution. Larger companies more concerned with keeping their services as cheap as possible like 1&1, Hostgator and many others we have tested previous do not offer this personal touch; that can makes the difference between a quick resolution or frustration, raised blood pressure and hours wasted. FreshSites offer the closest thing to a relationship managed hosting service we have encountered to date Current users including ourselves have raved about it.
Reliability and Speed
Service alone isn’t worth a penny unless a company delivers a strong product. I mentioned earlier Freshsites hardware is UK based. The first thing that struck us about the first wordpress press sites we hosted with Freshsites was the speed. A WordPress site hosted with Fresh Sites loads quickly. Coupled with a few well placed WordPress speed optimisation techniques, their shared hosting solutions perform on par with most dedicated VPS hosting solutions we have tested in the past. Other than the face their hardware is UK based (faster load times), Freshsite’s hardware goes above and beyond the call of duty. Many hosting companies go for the minimum possible to keep the sites they host afloat, FreshSites on the other hand maintains hardware built from the ground up to focus on performance and reliability. They offer a combination of RAID 10 arrays and enterprise grade servers that ensure sites stay online.
As an extra bonus, Freshsites’ back up all of the sites they host everyday to make sure that you have peace of mind. If there ever were a problem with your site, their experts would be able to restore it in no time. This again is an added bonus as most hosting companies charge a premium each month for this feature.
Give FreshSites a Try
Here’s the shameless plug. Sussex SEO recommends Freshsites 110%. If you’ve been considering switching your WordPress hosting to a company that understands your needs and concerns, there’s never been a better time. Freshsites experts know that your web hosting is a serious investment that can have a huge impact on the future of your site, that’s why they offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you don’t feel that their services were made specifically for your needs, you can get your money back without any hassle. With Freshsites’s pre-installed WordPress services, you can be blogging or building a feature packed website in minutes. Simplifying your Internet experience so that you can dedicate more time to growing your business or expanding your readership is their primary concern.
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