UK2 are, unsurprisingly, a United Kingdom based complete online provider; offering a myriad of services. Having started life originally as a domain seller, the London company have since expanded to provide web hosting, dedicated servers and e-commerce support. Most recently, UK2 have developed a website building software which has been a huge hit on the market in a relatively short space of time. With the company tracing its history back to the pre-PC-boom of 1998, UK2 has since been named as the second most reliable hosting company in the world and the top dog in the UK. Known for their no-nonsense and straightforward service, UK2 continue to dominate the European market for web services.
|Website Design Features||Publishing Features|
|Drag & Drop Editor||1 Free Domain|
|Customisable, Pre-Designed Templates||Unlimited Disk Space|
|Theme Specific Fonts||Comment Control|
|Tools & Widgets||1-Click Publish/Edit|
|SEO Settings||24/7 Support|
UK2 developed their website building software to simplify the process and offer their customers the complete package. As a result of this, it seamlessly interacts with their other products and offers very little in terms of challenges, problems or teething issues. When building the website, the five tabs of DESIGN, PREVIEW, THEMES, MANAGE and PUBLISH lay everything out very simply and understandably. Every site-building activity comes with hosting and a free domain name, negating the need to shop around and combine products from different companies. UK2 offer more than 100 themes, which are all fully changeable through the drag & drop editor. Tools and widgets are instantly available and users can change entire themes without having to re-enter content and settings, making transitions care-free. The hosting packages available alongside this software range from a 500MB space, single website package to a mammoth unlimited plan which can host limitless domains.
UK2 offer in-depth management of the more complex subtleties of web design, in a much simpler way than their competition. Subdomains are able to be created and altered at the click of a button, whilst in-depth Meta description and keyword editing is available alongside 301 re-directs and more. The databases are also easy to control, with addition, deletion, exporting and editing all supported within a single tab of the management panel. A handy tool for all of the indecisive and perfectionist web developers out there is the UK2 ‘RESET SITE’ button which can restore all databases, content and formatting to factory settings and allow for a fresh start.
UK2’s website building software is available on two tiers. The first is called ‘SB Personal’ and features 100MB of storage, 100GB of monthly bandwidth, 10 pages and 5 email addresses. The domain would have to be purchased in addition to this package but at a current sale price of £2.95 per month; it’s one of the cheapest and simplest software kits on the market.
The premium package offered by UK2 is ‘SB Business’ which is more expensive at £6.95. Subscribers can look forward to enjoying unlimited storage, bandwidth, pages and email addresses for this price; along with a free domain linked to Google Analytics. Business users are protected by the UK2 uptime guarantee, whilst they also have additional support for ecommerce and custom CSS+HTML.
Both packages are available without a contract, payable monthly and always renewed at the same price. They are also both protected by a 30-day money back guarantee.
UK2 have an outstanding reputation as one of the friendliest and most reliable companies when it comes to supporting their customers. The assistance team can be contacted in a variety of ways, including live chat, support ticket submission, free telephone lines and email. For those who like to troubleshoot their own issues, the website is also home to a detailed knowledgebase of articles and user guides. In one way or another, the customer support is always reachable 24/7, offering rapid response, close assistance and friendly advice.