Why Choose FreshSites?
By deciding to host your website with FreshSites, you’re making the decision to grow your business using the UK’s fastest and most innovative WordPress hosting. Our custom-built cloud hosting platform supports thousands of websites by providing incredible load speeds in the UK. This is all handled by our UK based support team made up of WordPress experts, who are available to handle any issues, 24/7.
Our UK based Managed WordPress Hosting goes beyond just leaving you to manage your WordPress site. We’ll take care of all the necessary core WordPress updates and any theme and plugin installations, while also handling the necessary speed optimizations and security measures to make sure your site can rank highly within search engine result pages. With our Managed WordPress Hosting, we take all the hassle out of running a website, so you have more time to focus on content and concentrate on what makes your site unique.
At FreshSites we take what we learn about website performance and security and apply it to all the sites on our managed platform. Our team of WordPress experts stay up to date with all WordPress developments and actively participate in beta’s and trials to improve your experience. We also track any known vulnerabilities that may harm WordPress sites, and take action to ensure the sites we manage will be safe from attack.
Hosting Built from the ground up for performance.
We custom built our hosting stack from the ground up to give you the best WordPress hosting experience.
NGINX - Our Web server of choice
Most of our customers come to us from previously using Apache as their web server, especially in front of a PHP-based system using mod-PHP. One of the core problems with Apache is that, because of its process model, it doesn’t scale out for high availability, and uses a lot of CPU and RAM.
NGINX is an open source, lightweight, high-performance web server designed to replace Apache. Nginx accelerates content and application delivery, improves security and facilitates availability and scalability for some of the busiest websites on the Internet.
We replace Apache with NGINX and utilize PHP-FPM which allows for PHP to run as an application server. Doing it in this way allows FPM to cache results for future uses. This, in turn, provides a faster, less intensive usage scenario that means even our personal packages can handle huge amounts of concurrent users.
MariaDB - An open source replacement for MySQL
The original MySQL was created by a Finnish/Swedish company, MySQL AB and the first version of MySQL appeared in 1995. It was initially created for personal usage but in a few years evolved into a enterprise grade database and it became the worlds most popular open source relational database software – and it still is. In January 2008, Sun Microsystems bought MySQL for $1 billion. Soon after, Oracle acquired all of Sun Microsystems.
Out of distrust in Oracle stewardship of MySQL, the original developers of MySQL forked it and created MariaDB in 2009. Since this time, all of our database needs have been utilizing MariaDB.
PHP-FPM, A better way of using PHP.
If your primary goal for hosting your web application with an optimized cloud service is to achieve optimal performance and security, then PHP-FPM is the way forward. A request made by PHP consists of interpreting files or associated scripts, and each interpretation draws on elements and actions to be executed. By default, a PHP file is read in an identical and independent manner on each request, without taking any previous requests into account.
With PHP-FPM, the elements and instructions called on when a request is made are stored, i.e. cached on the server, to be reused directly if the same request is made again. Fewer requests on the filer, therefore, means decreased load on the machine, and better availability of resources to carry out other tasks.
Redis - A Database caching server.
Redis is an open-source key value store that can operate as both an in-memory store and as cache. Redis is a data structure server that can be used as a database server on its own, or paired with a relational database like MySQL to speed things up, as we do for our hosting. Redis caches any database calls in memory, a much faster data store than in files via MySQL. This allows you to cache requests such as selecting all products from a category, and in turn decreases the page loading time.
Cloud Based Servers
All of our hosting is taken care of on our Cloud-based servers, utilizing the latest in Cloud technology. This offers great stability and security as it means if a hardware issue ever arises, our virtual servers can be transferred elsewhere, ensuring our sites never experience any downtime.
At FreshSites, we’ve custom-built our own software stack to make sure we’re equipped to provide you with the best security measures and performance possible in regards to Internet hosting.
Support That Goes The Extra Mile.
Our motto has always been to focus on support first. Our highly skilled UK based support staff are here to help in any way they can, and will always strive to go above and beyond for you. You can see from our testimonials how highly our staff are praised. FreshSites is a 100% employee owned company, that’s why it is our goal to provide the best service possible to our customers.
We have brilliant designers. We have passionate developers. And we would love to help you set up your site. We can also assist you with the day to day running of your site to make sure it’s a success. You can contact us with any queries via our Live Chat and Email and Ticket support; 24 hours, 7 days a week.
See what our clients have to say…
When our website needed to move quickly to a new hosting company, there was only one company to call – FreshSites. On a Saturday morning, when we needed immediate help, they were there for us and have been ever since. The hosting is reliable and super fast. We’d recommend them to anyone who cares about the company behind the hosting.
Finding FreshSites was the best thing that happened to us. We did a lot of research before choosing FreshSites. We wanted a hosting company built by developers who understood the pain points of hosting. It was also really important to us that our hosting company was located in the UK. FreshSites ticked all the boxes an continue to amaze us everyday.
Ben Newton, CTO
I’ve only been with FreshSites for a month, but I couldn’t be happier. They are always on hand to answer queries, and their customer service is something they should be very proud of. Friendly and helpful, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Amazing, wouldn’t go anywhere else, we were recommended to FreshSites, change over was quick and seamless, very reasonable prices and second to none support, don’t look anywhere else for hosting
I found FreshSites when looking for a new host for my website. Originally I was with GoDaddy, who had great customer service but their managed WP hosting was too slow. Neil at FreshSites very ably talked me through the options and I could immediately tell he knew what he was talking about. I went ahead and signed up and haven’t regretted it. Definitely recommend.
FreshSites provided a clear and efficient service from start to finish. Everything was up and running smoothly and the free WordPress migration service meant I could sleep easily at night when everything was being moved over!
I cannot recommend Fresh Sites highly enough. There were many aspects of moving hosts that I was unfamiliar with and Neil and his team were super attentive and made the whole process as painless as can be. Whenever I need to speak to somebody they are always available. Just excellent. Thankyou so much.
Excellent customer service – quick and useful responses. I’d highly recommend them!
Security you can trust.
At FreshSites, our job is to provide a hosting platform that is resistant to cyber attacks. We can guarantee that your website will be hosted in a completely secure environment, keeping it safe from data breaches and other malicious acts. Security is imperative to any site as a secure site not only offers protection, but runs faster and ranks higher within search engine results.
This is why we invest our time and money into the best cyber-security technologies available. Fail2ban allows us to lock out botnets, whilst NGINX allows us to rate limit attacks. All file uploads, code changes and traffic is also scanned and cleaned of anything that may harm your site. We actively monitor every site on our network, alerting us to issues that most hosts won’t even touch. We then clean and restore, and patch any security holes. This approach, combined with our finely tuned technology stack and real time security threat detection means our platform can meet even the most demanding security requirements.
Any security holes that we do find on our network are automatically patched on every site we host, meaning you’re on the bleeding-edge of security updates.
Managed WordPress Hosting Packages.
Grow your site with the UK’s best WordPress hosting. 24/7 UK Based support and our custom-built performance cloud hosting.
Looking to build a single site for your business, project or community? Here is the perfect package to start! Sign up for our personal package and receive the full range of benefits of our managed hosting platform today.
- 1 Install
- 1 CPU Core
- 1GB Ram
- 30GB SSD Storage
Is your website traffic starting to increase or you have more than a single site you want to host? Then our Personal Plus package is for you. Powered by our reliable Cloud based system and with increased disk space, you’ll find that your site will run flawlessly on our servers.
- 4 Installs
- 2 CPU Cores
- 2GB Ram
- 40GB SSD Storage
Running an online store, service, or just experiencing lots of traffic? Then you’ll need the space and power of our Business package. Added RAM and increased disk space, combined with the full benefits of our management platform will ensure your business has all it needs to grow and succeed.
- 10 Installs
- 2 CPU Cores
- 4GB Ram
- 60GB SSD Storage
Backed by a 100% Uptime SLA our Enterprise solutions provide a Multi-Server setup with load balancing, available across multiple data centres. Your site will be online and functioning at all times. A dedicated Account Manager will also be assigned to you so you have a direct contact point.
- 100% Uptime SLA
- Load Balancing
- Multi-Server Setup
- Dedicated Account Manager
All Accounts come with:
WP-CLI allows developers to manage their WordPress installations via SSH. Easily export/import, search/replace & more.
Git is the most commonly used version control system today and is automatically installed on all accounts.
Never have to worry about updating your core WordPress features, plugins or themes again with our automatic update system.
Thanks to LetsEncrypt, we provide FREE SSL certificates for all domains hosted on our platform.
We’re happy to migrate your WordPress site free of charge no matter who your previous provider was.
We back up every site up nightly to our remote storage utilising Amazon’s S3 for disaster recovery.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Your managed WordPress hosting cover?
We will cover plugin updates, theme installation, plugin configuration, Security fixes, WordPress upgrades, Comment Spam checking, backups, duplication, WooCommerce. If you want to know if we cover something specifically, please ask our support team.
How long does it take to move WordPress over?
We will ask you for your old host’s details if you have an existing site. Once we have these the process is normally done within the hour, and DNS can take roughly 20 minutes to 24 hours (usually 20 minutes!).
Is it easy to get started with WordPress?
WordPress is a great system for beginners to get started with, there are no files to download and it can be accessed anywhere in the world via the internet. All you need to do is log in and create pages and blog posts, and you can easily select from over 2,700+ free themes. We believe most users can get a WordPress website up and running within an hour.
My WordPress site is too big for your packages, do you offer custom packages?
Yes! We offer a range of custom packages from shared hosting, virtual private servers right through to multiple server setups for our clients, Contact us today or chat with us on live chat.
I have an existing WordPress site, is it easy to move to you?
Yes, WordPress is very easy to move and we offer a free transfer in service. Simply contact us with your control panel details for your old host and we will transfer it for you within minutes.
I want to build my site in WordPress before putting it live, can I do that with you?
We can provide a temporary address for you to build your site on pointing your domain name to us, simply contact our support department after signing up to get a temporary address setup.
I would like to use Gmail with your hosting, is that possible?
Yes, we have an article on how to set up your hosting with Google mail.
Can I use Office365 with your hosting?
The Office365 service requires you to setup your domain to point to their DNS servers, once set up with them we can supply the details for you to change on their system to get your website working with us. simply contact our support department after signing up to get the details for this.
Are your servers PCI DSS Compliant?
Yes, we are fully compliant with PCI DSS. If you would like us to run a scan to show you, please contact us
If I make a mistake, how do I request a restore from backup?
Backups and restore of files can easily be done via your control panel. You can restore from up to 90 days previous. You can restore single files, whole directories, databases and the whole home folder in seconds. We are happy to show you how to do this, or if not near a computer, we will gladly do this for you.
I already have a domain name; can I use it with you?
You can either transfer your domain to our control or update the name servers of your domain to point to us. We are happy to help you with this process, even doing it for you if you give us your login details. simply contact our support department after signing up to help with this.
How many sites do you host per server?
Each instance is run on our cloud-based servers. Resources are dedicated and guaranteed to be available for usage. Should the load of a cloud instance be too high, the cloud server offloads the workload to a less used node.
Can I use a domain name from somewhere else?
Yes, you can choose to either transfer the domain to us or update the nameservers or update the DNS, this is something we can help you with.
Is there any downtime when moving to your Managed WordPress hosting?
No when moving to our Managed WordPress hosting we can have the site copied to our servers and then update the DNS, this shows the old site until the new DNS settings have taken place meaning no downtime.