/ 10
8.8
HRank
Uptime, 30 days
99.863%
Response Time, 30 days
798 ms
Shared IPs, today
32 -1
Hosted Websites, today
17,646 -248
Names Uptime, %
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Names Response, ms
Names IPs / Sites in Rating
Shared IPs
Sites
Total Names IPs / Sites
Shared IPs
Sites
Worst Shared IPs by Uptime
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Names.co.uk domains from these shared IPs (5 random domains are being checked every 5 min from 1 IP) showed the worst uptime results for the period of the last 30 days.
Shared IP Uptime, % Response, ms Hosted Sites Downtime
46.51.204.184 98.588 582 1720 ~ 10h 10m
185.2.5.20 99.977 910 119 ~ 10m
185.2.4.112 99.988 850 109 ~ 05m
Bad Shared IPs Count by Date
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Here is the list of Names.co.uk shared IPs where domains experienced downtime for the previous 7 days. The statistics is presented for each day, with the number of shared IPs and their domains' downtime data.
Date Total Shared IPs Bad Shared IPs Total IPs Downtime Affected Sites
2022-09-26 32 - - -
2022-09-25 32 1 ~ 10m 1720
2022-09-24 33 - - -
2022-09-23 33 1 ~ 05m 1720
2022-09-22 33 - - -
2022-09-21 33 - - -
2022-09-20 33 1 ~ 10m 121
Last 6 Months Performance Values
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Month HRANK # in TOP Uptime, % Response, ms Sites, +(-) Shared IPs, +(-)
Aug 2022 9.3 14 99.992 801 -373 -2
Jul 2022 9.5 7 99.993 723 -359 -1
Jun 2022 9.9 3 99.995 749 -317 -1
May 2022 9.9 2 100 795 -305 0
Apr 2022 9.9 3 99.997 798 -292 -1
Mar 2022 9.7 3 99.998 811 -173 0
Performance by Years
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Year HRANK # in TOP Uptime, % Response, ms Sites, +(-) Shared IPs, +(-)
2018 9.6 2 99.993 668 -1,759 0
2019 9.3 3 99.985 603 +2,083 +8
2020 7.5 35 99.948 757 +3,811 -9
2021 7.7 33 99.947 831 -515 +3
2022 9.7 2 99.996 786 -6,207 -7

Names.co.uk Review

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Background

Business Name: Namesco Limited (GB)

Company Owner: Dada group

Year of foundation: 1999

Location: Worcester, UK

BBB Accreditation: No

Market Size: > 20K websites (#46 in HRank list)

Growth Status: (by websites quantity): Decreasing

Previously known as Namesco, this hosting provider belongs to the Dada group. It was founded in 1999, and, as its name suggests, is based in the UK.


Offers and Pricing

Shared Hosting Plans
Name Domains Disk Bandwidth Min Price Billing Term
Starter 1 50 Gb Unlim $8.99 12 Mo
Professional 5 300 Gb Unlim $11.99 12 Mo
Premium Unlim Unlim Unlim $15.59 12 Mo

There are 3 shared plans on offer; yes, prices are in GPB. And, yes, it’s a bit inconvenient for international users.

The cheapest price offers are in the table above (in US dollars). Monthly, yearly, and 2 years billing options are available.

It offers a wide range of services other than shared hosting. Among them are

  • Reseller hosting,
  • Managed dedicated servers,
  • Domain names,
  • Email and Office 365,
  • Website builder, to name a few.

Support

Instant Technical Live Support: No

Names.co.uk is accessible via email and phone. There is no live chat, but they provide a wide range of articles covering topics related to their services.

At the first glance, there seems to be something rotten in the state of Names.co.uk, since the only positive feedback they received is limited to the one found on TrustPilot. Many sources are full of negative reviews, in which users claim it takes Names.co.uk several days to reply to tickets, domains are held hostages, and pricing is not transparent.

Yet, we are not sure that such feedback is altogether reliable. We have no personal experience with the provider, however, our monitoring data speaks for it.


Names.co.uk Summary Analysis by HRank

Our data on this provider, however, makes us doubt pretty strongly the authentic nature of the aforementioned feedback. Here is why. For all we have to say, this provider scored 9.6 HRank rating with us and appeared on our top 10 list for 2018 (#2), also 9.3 HRank and 3rd position.

We have been monitoring it since August 2018, and its uptime got as low as 98.854% only once(!) since that time on May 2019.

The provider’s response time was in the average range of 600ms – 700ms, not the fastest but very stable.

The bad news: Names.co.uk is losing its domains and has a decreasing trend.

Though the provider appeared in our top 10 list and we are sure many website owners can benefit from trying this web hosting.

Names.co.uk is on our recommendation list.

Last updated March 17, 2020
Reviewed by Siarhei Kulich
Co-founder and CTO of HRank.com - a hosting uptime monitoring website. Siarhei has more than 20 years experience in web developing and web hosting.
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