UK Servers & Green Hosting
Don’t compromise on the connection speed of your website or its Google UK search listings. Make sure your website is hosted in the UK with VARiHOST
Data Centre & Technology
100% Dell Servers – We only use Dell servers in our web hosting platform. Utilising state-of-the-art technology we have built a web hosting platform that is second to none. 100% Cisco Gigabit Network – The network operates on industry-leading network equipment from Cisco Systems. All switches and routers are developed by Cisco. The network is based on 10 gigabit technology, which means that it runs at a speed of 10000 Mb per second – most web hosting networks are limited to much less. Connectivity – Multi-homed network utilising BGP4 technology. Simply put, there are multiple connections to the Internet with different backbone providers; should any connection fail, the other connections automatically take all the traffic.
Power Supply & Backup
Each server rack has two independent power feeds, fed from two diverse connections to the national grid. Should one or both of these feeds fail 4 x 300kVA Riello UPS (N+1) battery backup systems will cover immediate power requirements. All power to the cabinets is supplied via the UPS to maintain clean supply to the servers. If mains power is not restored within 10 seconds 3 x N+1 diesel powered generators will start providing full continuous power to the data centre. Spare fuel for the generators is stored on-site and contracts are in place with fuel companies to deliver continuous emergency fuel for a virtually unlimited amount of time.
CCTV – The data centre is monitored by cctv both externally and internally. All CCTV images are recorded and stored for 3 months. Secure Fence – The building is surrounded by a 8ft perimeter fence. Gates are locked outside of normal business hours. Secure Fob Access – There are two locking doors to go through for access to each of the separate data halls within DC2. These are locked and can only be opened using Secure Fobs which are only held by named staff.
All of our hosting plans are green!
Lowering the carbon footprint of our services is extremely important to us, and our Server/Network contractors have committed to planting more than 400 trees over the coming year through sponsorship of the International Tree Foundation. By working to offset the carbon output of our operations, we enable our customers to use and provide environmentally sensitive hosting.
VARiHOST makes efforts to avoid waste across the business (including contractors), including company vehicles and within the office. All hardware is disposed of in accordance with WEEE regulations. We recycle paper, cans, cardboard and plastic. We operate a paperless office. All customer communication and billing is carried out electronically, all faxes are received digitally. This is also true of internal communications, emails and memos are never printed unless absolutely necessary.
Green Hosting Hardware
We make use of a cold aisle containment system of at our datacentre. By completely separating hot and cold air flows, cooling efficiency is improved by up to 40%, reducing the environmental footprint of our services. We make use of a managed power system to ensure that idle hardware does not consume resources unnecessarily.
Why choose us?
Reasons why you should host your web site with us
30 Day Guarantee
Cancel within 30 days and you won’t be charged a penny. No questions, no hassle. Even after 30 days there are no lengthy contracts or tie-ins. Cancel anytime. (But we’ll miss you).
100% UK Based Servers
All servers are housed in UK data centres, staffed 24x7 every day of the year for maximum support and security. Don’t compromise on the speed of your web site or its Google UK search listings. Host on our UK based servers.
Support is provided by helpful and expert UK staff, in plain English. We pride ourselves on going beyond the usual support service you might have experienced with other hosts. Getting us 5 star reviews consistently.
One click app installer
Install from a choice of dozens of apps within your hosting control panel. Just select the app and click to install into your web space. Including WordPress, Joomla, Magento...
Can I use any WordPress theme ?
Yes! You have full control over any theme or plugin you wish to use on your WordPress site.
How many domains can I host on one account ?
Each hosting account hosts one domain. You can, of course, point any number of domains at your site. But only one site can be hosted on one account. Our reseller/multi-domain account might be of interest to you, if you have 6+ sites to host.
Will you install WordPress for me ?
Yes! we love to help. Especially people discovering WordPress for the first time and enjoying the freedom and simplicity of creating web sites with WordPress. We're happy to install WordPress and your chosen theme. We also have a fantastic library of WordPress video tutorials, available to view right inside your WordPress dashboard. Allowing you to quickly and easily get to grips with the basics and more!
Do I have FTP and WordPress files access ?
Yes! You have full control over your account with full control over the WordPress installation and files. Plus full FTP access, should you need it.
Can I transfer my existing domain name to you?
Yes! we're able to transfer and manage your domain registration. In addition, you get free* domain registration/renewal with your hosting package. (*includes .com, .net, .org or co.uk domain)
John Ryder - Operations Director, Silverbean
“ I can’t rave about VARiHOST enough. I find that their platform / interface is very easy to use, but the best thing is that their customer service is second to none. The advice they give is always fantastic. The speed of response is superb. It’s really well priced as well… ”
P SINFIELD - Sinfield Associates Ltd
“ I transferred 3 domain names, websites and one email account to VARiHOST. The team has responded very quickly and managed the transfer without a moment’s interruption to my online services. Very impressed. It’s also nice to be able to speak to a real person and have a named contact – quite unusual nowadays! ”