UK Web Hosting

...with the UK's leading website hosting service!

  • 7 day money back guarantee!
  • Free domain (12 month+ billing)
  • Over 300 1-click apps!
  • Unlimited domains
  • UK cPanel servers
  • Apache, MySQL & PHP
  • Instant setup, no contracts!
  • UK servers & support
Cloud disk
Email Accounts
FTP Accounts
from £1.62 / month
Cloud disk
Email Accounts
FTP Accounts
from £2.59 / month
Cloud disk
Email Accounts
FTP Accounts
from £2.92 / month
Cloud disk
Email Accounts
FTP Accounts
from £4.54 / month

The UK's best web hosting service... now with cloud storage & SSD caching!

We started our UK web hosting service in 2006 and have grown to include many happy clients from all over the world.

All client accounts have access to over 300 free, '1-click' installation web applications such as Wordpress, Joomla, Magento, etc.

Hosted on lightening fast, UK servers located in our Manchester data centre and protected by our Intrusion Prevention and Detection systems.

99.9% Hosting Uptime

Free Domain or Transfer


Our shared UK hosting packages come with a solid 99.9% system uptime and 7 day guarantee.

With Farbyte, your website will be up and available at least 30.4 days per month, on average, over the period of a year.

In addition, if you're not happy with the service for any reason whatsoever within 7 days of purchasing, we'll provide a 100% refund of your payment.

Why not check out out testimonials page and see what real clients are saying about us! .


Not got a domain name yet, or want to move your existing domain name from your current domain registrar?

We offer all new customers a free domain registration or transfer on all our shared web hosting packages when you pay on a billing cycle of 12 months or more. This includes .com, .net, .org, .biz, .eu and .name domains!

For Starter and Home packages domain registration is free for the first year. With Professional and Business packages, domain registration is free for the lifetime of the package!

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Latest Server Hardware

All our shared web hosting servers are built with the latest server grade components, including Intel Xeon CPU's, ECC RAM, RAID disk, etc.

Free Setup

We setup every account free of charge, so there are no unexpected or hidden charges applied during the setup process.

UK Based LTD Company

Farbyte is a UK limited company. In addition all our infrastructure is based in the UK, meaning excellent response times for your websites.

Softaculous - 300+ Installation Scripts


Every Farbyte web hosting account comes with approximately 300 rapid web application installation scripts, covering blogs, e-commerce, forums, and much more completely free!

The scripts allow you to install software such as WordPress, Magento, Drupal, Joomla!, etc. with a few simple clicks of the mouse. There is no need to manually create databases or download and install any software on your hosting account.

With Farbyte your websites will be up and running in no time at all!

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cPanel Hosting

Instant Setup



All of our UK web hosting servers run cPanel, the industry leading software used for administrating your web hosting account.

With cPanel you can perform previously complicated tasks such as creating email accounts, adding domains, etc. with the few clicks of your mouse via any web browser.

You can try a working demo version at


When you register with Farbyte for your UK web hosting package, you won't have to wait around before getting your website underway.

We deploy our shared web hosting packages the instant payment is authorised, which is normally within a few seconds, to a couple of minutes after checkout.

Your login details will be emailed straight away!


Each and every account on our shared web hosting service is protected from virus attack 24/7, around the clock.

This includes all the email accounts you create, ensuring that yourself, friends and family won't be infected by any email borne viruses via your hosted account.

At Farbyte we take your personal information and website security seriously.

Apache With PHP5

At Farbyte we use the Apache web server with PHP5. This is the most common combination of webserver and scripting for hosting websites.

cPanel Control Panel

Your web hosting account comes complete with access to the excellent cPanel control panel software.

Intrusion Prevention Systems

Farbyte's servers and infrastructure are monitored and protected by the latest, state of the art IPS systems.

Host Unlimited Domains

MySQL Databases


With every shared hosting package we provide the facility to add an unlimited number of domains to your account, without any extra charge. This includes new domain names and sub-domains (e.g.

For example, you could register for a hosting package with, then using cPanel to administer your web hosting account, add further domains, such as,, etc.

Unlike many other shared UK web hosting services, Farbyte gives you the freedom to build new websites whenever you need.


We use MySQL databases on all our shared hosting accounts. Unlike many UK hosting providers, each and every one of our hosting packages has access to at least one database and often many more.

Access to a database system such as MySQL is essential if you want to run an ecommerce website or use web applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc.

Many other UK based providers sell cheap hosting packages without access to a database system, in the knowledge that you will need to upgrade to a more expensive package soon.


Quality Bandwidth Quality Bandwidth Highly resilient, fast, UK network infrastructure.
Quality Disk Space Quality Disk Space Fast, secure RAID based disk storage in our private cloud.
Cpanel Cpanel Control your account easily through the CPanel interface.
Setup Wizard Setup Wizard Get up and running in 6 easy to follow steps.
Support Tickets Support Tickets Get quick support by raising a support ticket from your account.
Knowledge Base Knowledge Base Search our knowledge base for common support queries.
Apache 2 Apache 2 Industry leading web server software.
Backup Manager Backup Manager Quick and easy backups of your website/s.
Image Manager Image Manager Thumbnail, scale and convert your sites images with this web browser based tool.
Video Tutorials Video Tutorials Tutorials teaching you how to administer your account.
Shockwave & Flash Shockwave & Flash Utilise Shockwave and Flash media.
Streaming Media Streaming Media Host audio and video.
.htaccess .htaccess Full .htaccess support.
Online File Manager Online File Manager Explore, delete and create files easily via your web browser.
EXIF Support EXIF Support Exchangable Image File support.
GD Support GD Support Create, manipulate images and graphics via script.
mod_rewrite mod_rewrite Rewrite your URLs (useful for SEO and backlinks).
UK Hosting UK Hosting Servers are located in the UK (great for SEO & UK client response times).
Linux Servers Linux Servers Powerful, stable hosting platform.
Automated Virus Scanning Automated Virus Scanning Incoming and outgoing emails automatically scanned for viruses.
Secure Email Accesss Secure Email Accesss Access your email accounts securely with HTTPS and SSL/TLS encryption.
SMTP Server SMTP Server Send email through our SMTP server.
Webmail Webmail Access your email from anywhere via a web browser.
Spam Filtering Spam Filtering Block spammers.
Catch All Mailbox Catch All Mailbox Ensure you never miss an email due to mistypes or deleted email accounts.
Unlimited Forwarders Unlimited Forwarders Forward email to as many accounts as you need.
Unlimited Auto-Responders Unlimited Auto-Responders Auto-respond to incoming email based on its delivery address.
Unlimited Mailing List Unlimited Mailing List Easily send emails out to large numbers of addresses.
Mail Tracing Mail Tracing Trace the path emails will take.
User Level Mail Filters User Level Mail Filters Filter incoming mail on a per user level.
Account Level Mail Filters Account Level Mail Filters Setup filters for all email accounts.
POP3 & IMAP POP3 & IMAP POP3 and IMAP access to your email from your favourite email client.
SPF Record SPF Record Helps to stop your emails being marked as SPAM by other mail providers like Yahoo, MSN, etc.
DomainKeys (DKIM) DomainKeys (DKIM) Helps to stop your emails being marked as SPAM by other mail providers like Yahoo, MSN, etc.
b2evolution b2evolution Open source blogging/CMS tool
Wordpress Wordpress Probably the worlds most popular blogging application
Nucleus Nucleus Flexible CMS/blogging software
Movable Type Movable Type Website, blog and community building application
Textpattern Textpattern Flexible CMS system
Zikula Zikula Web application toolkit
Xoops Xoops Dynamic CMS
Drupal Drupal Flexible, comprehensive, open source CMS
Joomla Joomla Powerfull, open source CMS/blogging software
Mambo Mambo Full featured CMS
PHP-nuke PHP-nuke CMS/portal web application
Typo3 Typo3 Enterprise, open source CMS
Pligg Pligg Open source CMS
MODx MODx CMS/ framework and general application platform
e107 e107 Open source CMS
SugarCRM SugarCRM Open source business and social customer relationship management
eyeOS eyeOS Open source cloud desktop application
Zen Cart Zen Cart Ecommerce shopping cart software
Magento Magento Industry leading ecommerce software
osCommerce osCommerce Open source online shop
OpenCart OpenCart Open source shopping cart
PrestaShop PrestaShop Open source ecommerce software
CubeCart CubeCart Ecommerce software
WHMCS WHMCS Commercial client management, billing and support software
CodeIgniter CodeIgniter Open source web application framework
Symfony and Symfony2 Symfony and Symfony2 PHP web framework
Yii Yii Web 2.0 framework
Zend Zend PHP framework
Smarty Smarty PHP template engine
jQuery jQuery Advanced javascript library
+ many more... + many more... nearly 300 scripted software installations!
Firewall Firewall Infrastructure protected by high grade firewall system.
Antivirus Antivirus Servers are continually monitored for virus infections.
Intrusion Prevention Intrusion Prevention Monitoring for intrusion attempts in real time.
Signed SSL Signed SSL Certificate Authority signed SSL capability (requires purchase of dedicated IP & certificate).
Self-signed SSL Self-signed SSL Sign your own SSL certificate (requires purchase of dedicated IP).
SSL Manager SSL Manager Easy to use SSL certificate manager.
Password Protected Directories Password Protected Directories User authentication on a per directory basis.
IP Blocker IP Blocker Block unwanted visitors to your site/s by IP address.
Hotlink and Leech Protection Hotlink and Leech Protection Prevent others from hotlinking and leeching your site content.
Unlimited Domains Unlimited Domains Host as many sites as you need.
Unlimited Sub-Domains Unlimited Sub-Domains As many sub-domains as you want. (i.e.
Unlimited Parked Domains Unlimited Parked Domains Have as many domain names pointing to a website as you require.
Unlimited Domain Redirects Unlimited Domain Redirects Perform unlimited redirects for your domains.
Fast FTP Fast FTP FTP access allowed on all accounts.
FTPS FTPS Secure FTP file transfer to and from your site.
Multiple FTP Accounts Multiple FTP Accounts Create FTP accounts for each user, website, etc.
Easy FTP Account Admin Easy FTP Account Admin Use cPanel to easily create, edit and delete FTP acccounts.
FTP Session Control FTP Session Control Check which FTP logins are currently being used to access your hosting account.
MySQL Databases MySQL Databases Industry leading database facilities.
phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin Direct access to your databases using the industry leading interface.
Database Wizard Database Wizard Guided database setup and maintenance with a simple wizard.
Database Backups Database Backups Easy to use database backup facilities.
PHP 5.3 PHP 5.3 Utilise the powerful scripting capabilities of PHP.
CGI-BIN CGI-BIN Your own private Common Gateway Interface environment.
Perl Perl Perl scripting included.
PDO PDO PHP Data Objects database API.
Curl Curl Communicate with other systems.
Crontab Scheduling Crontab Scheduling Schedule scripts to run at specific times.
ionCube ionCube Run ionCube encoded scripts.
Zend Optimiser Zend Optimiser Run Zend encoded scripts.
Webalizer Webalizer Website statistics and charts.
Webalizer FTP Webalizer FTP FTP statistics and charts.
Bandwidth Monitor Bandwidth Monitor Bandwidth statistics and charts.
Lastest Visitor Lastest Visitor View details regarding the latest visitors to your sites.
Analog Viewer Analog Viewer Website statistics and charts.
Error Logs Error Logs View any errors your websites are producing.
Raw Access Log Raw Access Log Download the raw access log for any of your sites.

What is shared web hosting?

Should I use shared hosting?

There are literally hundreds of millions, of websites on the internet.

Each website that you view on the internet needs a server (big computer) to live on. Servers cost a lot of money to build, maintain and administer, so somebody came up with the idea of sharing servers between more than one website and thus, shared web hosting was born.

The same theory was also applied to the email and database servers, so a good shared hosting service, will offer not only shared web hosting, but also shared email and database hosting at the same time.

Unlike some UK hosting providers, at Farbyte we ensure all our web hosting customers have access to web, email and database hosting services as part of their shared hosting package.

With our web hosting service, you don't need to worry about hardware and software configuration, updates and maintenance, nor do you need to worry about ensuring the server is up, secure and working correctly, as we look after all those details for you.

For the vast majority of personal and small to medium business websites, shared hosting is a great choice.

If you're just starting out as a webmaster, then it is very likely that shared web hosting is the right choice for you. You can start on one of our smaller hosting packages, such as the Starter or Home and then upgrade to Professional or Business later, as required.

With Farbyte shared web hosting, you are free to upgrade your hosting package at anytime, with upgrades being performed the instant that your payment is authorised.

If your website gets a very high number of visits per month or you send / receive a high volume of emails, then we usually recommend using either a Virtual (VPS) or Dedicated server.

At Farbyte we can supply managed VPS or unmanaged VPS, depending on your preference, allowing you to scale up your hosting requirements as required.

Speed Test Us!

Our hosting network and servers are extremely fast! We use the latest Intel Xeon CPU's, EEC RAM and RAID disks to ensure the best performance possible.

In addition to using top server hardware, we also ensure industry leading internet connectivity with dual redundant 10Gbit network links to the UK internet backbone and use the highest quality network equipment available.

See for yourself... download this 5MB test file.

We pride ourselves in our performance and reliability and are sure that our services won't disappoint you.

Need more information? Why not check out our detailed infrastructure page, or contact us.

Moving from another host?

No Gimmicks or Contracts!

If you already have web hosting with another supplier, we will move your old hosting account to Farbyte web hosting for FREE! This includes all you web files, emails, email accounts, domains, etc.

This service is available if you currently have any of the following hosting control panels:
cPanel, Plesk *, DirectAdmin *, Webpanel *, Ensim *

If you are not sure which control panel you currently have, contact us and we'll check.

We can also offer support assistance with account moves from other hosting companies that are not using any of the above control panels.
In any case, simply open a support ticket asking for an 'Account Migration'.

* requires SSH access

The UK web hosting industry is full of gimmicks and tricks in an attempt to get clients to sign-up.

At Farbyte we won't try to hoodwink you into buying an account by hiding resource allocations in jargon and tricks like many other hosting providers do.

You get exactly the resource allocations you sign up for. No hidden tricks, like limiting email box or database sizes, etc. that you find all too often in the small print of other hosting providers.

There are also no recurring, lock-in contracts that are difficult to get out of. You just tell us that you want to cancel your hosting and we won't send you another bill.

Our UK web hosting is the way hosting should be. No hassle, fast, reliable and flexible. Join now and experience the difference today!

UK Web Hosting Secure Payment Options

UK Web HostingPaypal Payment

We use Paypal as our secure payment processing partner and as such, we do not collect or store any financial information when purchasing your UK Web Hosting.

Don't have a Paypal account? No problem! You can create one during checkout, or pay using Paypal's debit / credit card processing service without using a Paypal account.

Bank Transfer

We also accept UK bank transfers via Standing Order, BACS and Faster Payment Service (FPS). Please note that there is a £3.99 administration charge when using bank transfers for payment and your UK Web Hosting will not be deployed until payment is received. FPS transfers usually clear within 2 hours of payment being made.

Customer Reviews

"... have to compliment yourselves for a truly efficient and professional attitude. No hesitation in recommending you to other users"

"If you are looking for a reliable service with great support and a company that cares about their customers, look no further you have found it."

"... I can agree like some of the other testimonials, that reliability and uptime are 100% perfect with absolutely no hiccups or stability issues."

Rick Schulman, Netmedix Ltd

Dave,

Dominic Taylor,