Namesco (names.co.uk) is a U.K. based company that forms part of the Dada group. It offers several online solutions including web hosting, domains, and email hosting. With over 18 years of experience, this company has built hosting products designed for both beginners and more experienced webmasters.
It has over 600,000 active customers in Europe with over 650,000 websites hosted. The website is in English only.
Features and Ease of Use
If you want shared hosting, Namesco (names.co.uk) has three plans that might suit you – Starter, Professional, and Premium. Shared hosting customers get:
- 99.9% uptime
- Free .uk domain
- One, five, or unlimited domains
- Daily backups
- Unlimited bandwidth
Namesco offers cPanel as the control panel for Linux users. You can install WordPress, Prestashop, Opencart, Joomla!, and a host of popular web applications in a few clicks from the panel.
You’ll have to write your own HTML code to build your website, however, or take a website builder plan. The website builder is not offered for free along with the hosting, but hosting is offered with a website builder plan (along with free SSL which is not in the hosting package). It supports a plethora of programming languages, so configuring your website with code shouldn’t bring compatibility issues.
Namesco uses the CloudLinux and CageFS combo to provide better security and stability. It isolates and allocates server resources to each customer, creating an almost virtualized space for each user – a shared hosting cage that enables everyone to use their resources without affecting others. It’s concerned with optimizing websites for speed as well. It offers Varnish Cache to ensure that content delivery for re-requested data is lightning fast.
If the resources offered on the shared hosting can’t handle what you’re doing, it also offers SSD VPS, dedicated servers, and custom-built servers to suit your needs.
Pricing and Support
You’ll need to request a quote to get the pricing for VPS and dedicated servers. The shared hosting prices are on the website; it’s low-cost, and you get a free .uk domain alongside, though no free SSL. If you’re transferring to the company, the transfer is free if you have a .uk domain.
There’s no free trial, but you can pay month-to-month. If you’re willing to prepay for a year, you’ll get one month’s hosting off, however, there’s no money-back guarantee.
Namesco only has phone and ticket support, and you need to be logged in before you can submit a ticket, so if you’re having issues logging in, you’ll have to call. As such, international customers might find this to be a bit of a problem.
Support is not 24/7, it’s only available from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (GMT+1) on Monday – Friday, and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekends and bank holidays. Fortunately, it has a knowledge base with a wealth of text and video tutorials.