/ 10
9.6
HRank
Uptime, 30 days
99.994%
Response Time, 30 days
597 ms
Shared IPs, today
19 0
Hosted Websites, today
8,129 0
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
162.215.226.6 99.963 312 610 ~ 15m
162.215.226.7 99.963 313 166 ~ 15m
46.51.204.184 99.975 473 665 ~ 10m
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
2023-10-01 19 - - -
2023-09-30 19 - - -
2023-09-29 19 - - -
2023-09-28 19 - - -
2023-09-27 19 2 ~ 20m 776
2023-09-26 19 2 ~ 10m 776
2023-09-25 19 - - -
Last 6 Months Performance Values
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Month HRANK # in TOP Uptime, % Response, ms Sites, +(-) Shared IPs, +(-)
Sep 2023 9.7 6 99.994 597 0 0
Aug 2023 10 3 100 643 -1 0
Jul 2023 N/A - N/A N/A - -
Jun 2023 9.7 4 99.997 813 +1 0
May 2023 9.9 3 99.998 744 -2 0
Apr 2023 9.9 2 99.999 736 -37 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 9.2 6 99.983 791 -6,974 -9
2023 9.6 1 99.994 734 -8,839 -12

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 Review 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 is always in out TOP10 rating.

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 February 26, 2023
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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