Ukfast Hosting Reviews

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Key features

Advanced server monitoring
Highly resilient & redundant
Intelligent routing of bandwidth
Support available 24/7/365
100% network uptime guarantee
Fully-managed Azure migration

Great reasons to choose Ukfast

Want2Host users rate Ukfast as 4.5 out of 5 – Outstanding.

UKFast.Net Ltd is a business-to-business hosting company based in Manchester, UK. It is principally known for managed hosting, cloud services, and colocation. The business also owns a data centre complex in Trafford Park, Manchester.

UKFast was founded in September 1999 by Welsh businessman Lawrence Jones and his partner Gail Jones.

In 2007, the company moved its head office to the 28th floor of City Tower, Manchester. It acquired further space on the 16th floor, before moving in 2013 to a campus in the Birley Fields area of Hulme, Manchester.

Ukfast Hosting Plans

1. Dedicated Servers Plan




Web server workloads

Small database operations

Mixed Workload Operations

 Dell R230
Intel E3-1230 v6
3.5 GHz Quad Core
2 x 256GB SSD
Dell R230
Intel E3-1230 v6
3.5 GHz Quad Core
2 x 256GB SSD
Dell R230
Intel E3-1230 v6
3.5 GHz Quad Core
2 x 512GB SSD

Max I

Max II

Database or small hypervisors

Large database or hypervisors

 Dell R630
Intel E5-2620 v4
2.10 GHz Oct Core
4 x 256GB SSD
Dell R630
Intel E5-2620 v4
2.10 GHz Oct Core
4 x 512GB SSD

Ukfast Hosting Features

All Features

1. Super-Fast Network

UKFast’s multi-10Gb network with multi-homing gives your managed dedicated server a fast and fail-safe route to the internet. Our highly available data centres enable us to guarantee both 100% network uptime and high performance.

2. State-of-the-Art Data Centres

Safe and secure in our UK-based, ISO-certified, PCI-approved data centres, your managed dedicated server is built to the highest industry standards, from industry-leading, enterprise-grade infrastructure. Your managed dedicated server solution is managed by your assigned pod of experts.

3. Next Generation PowerEdge Servers

Using Dell PowerEdge servers that combine performance and scalability, your managed dedicated server handles tough workloads for businesses of all sizes, harnessing the power of the technology.

4. Go Faster with SSD as Standard

All our services are implemented with solid state drives (SSDs) as standard. Experience exceptional managed dedicated server performance on every application you use.

5. Uptime

Industry-leading SLA with 100% network uptime guarantee with every managed dedicated server solution

6. Control

Total control, from managing your dedicated server solution to billing and support

7. Unique

Bespoke architecture designed by solution architects

8. 3 Rings

Speak to an expert managed dedicated server engineer within three rings

9. Certified

Your managed dedicated server is housed in our UK-based ISO-certified data centres with PCI compliance

10. Support

24/7/365 support for your managed dedicated server from your dedicated pod of account managers and server engineers

Ukfast Hosting Ease of Use

UKFast has an impressive infrastructure, with four UK-based data centers, which are all ISO 27001 certified and approved by the government to IL4 standards. The centers are Tier III, meaning less than 1.6 hours of downtime per year.

It’s excellent that the data centers are owned by UKFast (this generally means much faster response times to issues) and it’s even better that there is a 100% uptime guarantee, backed by a service level agreement.

Independent reviews cite the speed of the servers as one of the main reasons customers join and stay with UKFast. Digging into the data, I can see that the dedicated servers use SSD (which are ten times faster than HDD) and the company claims that it runs all of the equipment and circuits far below total capacity to ensure it’s not overloaded. The servers are high-performance Dell PowerEdge servers.

The plans come with some security features such as shared Cisco ASA Firewall as standard, plus some optional (paid) extras like backup and restore, 24/7 monitoring (though I think this should be always included), annual security audits, data recovery insurance, and bandwidth insurance.

Ukfast Hosting Pros and Cons

UKFast was named the U.K.’s best hosting provider in 2017 by Megabuyte, and I can see why. Despite the premium price point and the salesy feel to the customer service, the servers are lightening fast, there’s a focus on customer happiness, and killer uptime guarantees.


Emphasis on speed and performance
24/7/365 customer service and an account manager
100% uptime guarantee backed by SLA
Own and operate four U.K. based data centers


Cannot purchase the hosting plans online
Live chat operator could not solve my question

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