Since the year 2000, 34SP.com has provided web hosting services to businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom from a data center located in Manchester.
34SP.com supports U.K. charities with free hosting, and for years it has contributed to sponsoring the WordPress WordCamp. Its website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
While 34SP.com offers a cheap Website Builder plan, a WordPress Hosting plan, a customizable Universal Hosting plan, and a Reseller Hosting plan, the main shared hosting offering is the Professional Hosting plan that is suitable for medium-sized e-commerce companies.
Shared hosting customers benefit from the following standard features:
- 99.9% uptime SLA
- Weekly automated backups
- Let’s Encrypt SSL
- 50 GB storage space
- Unlimited bandwidth
This host provides its own custom control panel for managing your domains and subdomains in the same with as you would with cPanel. You can choose a pre-installed application at the checkout, or you can subsequently use the custom control panel’s one-click installer to install WordPress, Joomla, phpBB, or something else.
Website building functionality comes courtesy of the free Weebly website builder that has an intuitive drag-and-drop interface and comes with a range of templates. More experienced webmasters can code their own HTML and apps using PHP, Perl, Python, or Ruby on Rails.
You get weekly backups for free, or you can pay for daily backups (or take a WordPress plan that includes them). The WordPress plan is also PCI compliant, and it allows you to test changes to your site in a second staging environment before making them live.
Pricing and Support
34SP.com offers a 30-day free trial so you can try the hosting and website builder plans before you buy them. It also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee to mitigate your risk of making a major commitment. This is a good thing because the prices are slightly on the high side.
There is a comprehensive knowledge base for self-support, with text- and video-based tutorials. If you don’t want to do it yourself for support, you can contact this company by email, ticket, or telephone during extended office hours.
I received a response in less than five minutes when I submitted a test support ticket: