Names

9.8 /10 HRank
Uptime, 30 days
99.993%
Response Time, 30 days
581 ms
Shared IPs, today
48 +1
Hosted Websites, today
22,744 -282
Names Uptime, %
Last 30 days
3 months
All time
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Names Response, ms
Last 30 days
3 months
All time
Names IPs / Sites in Rating
Shared IPs Sites
Last 30 days
3 months
All time
Total Names IPs / Sites
All IPs All Sites
Last 30 days
3 months
All time
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Worst Shared IPs by Uptime
The 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 81.88.60.34 95.142.152.194 195.110.124.154 185.2.5.20 100.24.208.97
Uptime, % 99.896 99.907 99.930 99.965 99.965
Response, ms 665 1869 384 869 228
Hosted Sites 618 80 86 166 1,558
Downtime ~ 45m ~ 40m ~ 30m ~ 15m ~ 15m
Bad Shared IPs Count By Date
Here is the list of 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
2019-10-20 48 1 ~ 15m 80
2019-10-19 48 - - -
2019-10-18 48 2 ~ 10m 603
2019-10-17 48 - - -
2019-10-16 48 - - -
2019-10-15 48 - - -
2019-10-14 47 - - -

Last 6 Months Performance Values

Month HRANK # in TOP Uptime, % Response, ms Sites, +(-) Shared IPs, +(-)
Sep 2019 9.6 15 99.992 596 -172 +1
Aug 2019 9.4 16 99.988 596 -2 0
Jul 2019 9.6 9 99.992 589 +1,277 +2
Jun 2019 10 2 99.999 579 -24 0
May 2019 10 4 99.996 591 +396 +1
Apr 2019 10 3 99.996 619 -399 +1

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.


Report for 2018

HRANK# in TOPUptime, %Response, msSites, +(-)Shared IPs, +(-)
9.6299.993668-17590
  • 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), which is saying something.
  • We have been monitoring it since June 2018, and its uptime got as low as 99.46% only once(!) since that time, the rest of the period it stayed in the range of 99.932% – 100%. Impressive, we have to admit.
  • The provider’s response time was in the average range of 600ms – 700ms, not the fastest but very stable.
  • The provider hosted pretty the same number of domains from August to December 2018 (around 19,700). And this fact advocates strongly for choosing Names.co.uk, not against.
  • Though the provider appeared in our top 10 list not on the very top; however, we are sure many website owners can benefit from trying this web hosting.
Last updated July 30, 2019
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