• Massive web space, FTP and unlimited traffic included
  • New contract options & SiteBuilder eShop now available

15 April 2010, Gloucester, UK Fasthosts Internet Ltd, (www.fasthosts.co.uk), a leading web hosting provider, today launched a brand new range of premium-quality shared web hosting packages that represent the company’s latest step in its drive to raise the standard of UK web hosting. Priced from only £4.69/month incl. VAT, and currently offered with a 50 per cent discount for 3 months, the new packages combine huge quotas of web space with new professional-quality web building and monitoring tools, and Fasthosts’ unlimited website traffic. As the market for hosted solutions continues to grow apace, the new hosting range is designed to exceed the growing technical demands of businesses and IT professionals alike.

Fasthosts’ new range of Personal Hosting packages comprises of the Standard package (5GB web space), which is priced from £4.69/month incl. VAT, and the Premium package (25GB web space) priced from £8.21/month incl. VAT. Both solutions include all the tools needed to maintain a professional-quality website including SiteBuilder, Blog tool and MatrixStats. The Premium package boasts 10 FTP accounts, 10 x 1GB anti- virus/SPAM mailboxes and 1 free .UK domain. Fasthosts’ new Business Hosting Packages are the Business Standard package (25GB web space), priced from £8.21/month incl. VAT, and Business Premium package (50GB web space) priced from £14.09/month incl. VAT. The flagship Business Premium delivers unlimited FTP accounts, up to 10 MYSQL databases and Load Balancing – which shares visitors over multiple web servers to maximise the uptime and speed of a website. All hosting packages are available in either Linux or Windows at no additional cost, an approach unique to Fasthosts.

A prominent feature is the powerful template-driven SiteBuilder tool, which benefits from 98 brand new design templates, faster editing and publishing, new site add-ons, RSS and Site Search. The tool is a highly effective way to build an impressive website within minutes, and is particularly well suited to small businesses. As eCommerce continues to be a key issue for all sizes of UK business, Fasthosts today launches a highly effective solution for starting an online store. The new optional SiteBuilder eShop, included within the Business Premium package, offers the functionality of specialist eCommerce software with unmatched ease of use and convenience of SiteBuilder. The shop pages are seamlessly integrated within an existing SiteBuilder website. Advanced features include unlimited product categories, 2-click PayPal integration, multiple currency support and advanced image handling.

Steve Holford, CMO Fasthosts Internet Ltd., said, "Our latest range of hosting packages sets a new benchmark for performance and value. We have built-in as much power as we can with no hidden fees or limitations. It has never been easier or more affordable to launch web project, and Fasthosts packages are designed to flex and adapt in line with your success”.

Fasthosts remains the clear favourite for the web professional. Development features include ASP.NET 3.5, PHP and ASP for Windows, and PHP, Python, Perl, MS SQL 2008 databases and SSH access for Linux. SSL web space and advanced password protection are also included in the majority of packages. Business hosting packages receive £105 of free search engine advertising credit. Furthermore, Fasthosts web hosting customers enjoy the flexibility to pay monthly or yearly with a choice of contract lengths, including a new pay as you go option. Unlike many of its competitors, Fasthosts does not charge a set-up fee for instant activation.

Fasthosts’ unlimited website traffic on all shared hosting means no caps or extra fees to pay that could limit traffic to your website. Unlimited traffic provides peace of mind to businesses or users who experience higher levels of traffic or fluctuations in visitors throughout the year. For UK SMEs, the ability to accept unlimited website visitors at times of high demand is essential for capitalising on peak consumer spending periods.

As a leading web host, Fasthosts is well placed to deliver a high quality service. Customers receive 24/7 technical support by phone or email. All data is hosted in Fasthosts’ state-of-the-art UK based data centre. Fasthosts offers a comprehensive range of web solutions including domain name registrations, email solutions (including mobile email services), shared web hosting, virtual servers, dedicated servers, online payment services, reseller web hosting and feature-rich broadband packages.

Full details of the new shared hosting range can be found at http://www.fasthosts.co.uk/hosting/

About Fasthosts
Fasthosts is a leading web hosting provider. Based in the UK and operating 24x7 from their dedicated UK data centres, Fasthosts keeps over 1 million domains running smoothly and ensures over 42 million emails are delivered safely each day. All Fasthosts services can be self-managed through the award winning Fasthosts web-based control panel that provides customers with unparalleled online control, enabling them to manage hosted services including domain registrations, shared web hosting, business-class email, virtual servers, dedicated servers, software-as-a-service, internet merchant accounts and unlimited broadband. Fasthosts' maintains an award-winning, highly successful reseller channel.

For further information please contact:

Richard Stevenson or Thomas Pluennecke
Tel: +44 (0)1452 561 857
press@fasthosts.co.uk