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Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
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British website hosting provider offers affordable plans tailored toward advanced users. Its own website is refreshingly modern.


Protocore.netBritish hosting provider was founded in 2014, so it’s a relatively recent entrant onto the hosting scene. Its modern, user-friendly English-language website claims that this company offers “fast, easy and affordable cloud web hosting,” so let’s see if it’s true. 

Features and Ease of Use offers cloud hosting, shared hosting, reseller hosting, and website design services. As standard, the shared hosting plans come with these core features: 

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Domain registration available
  • Up to five add-on domains
  • Free SSL certificates with the upper-tier plans
  • Up to unlimited visits per month
  • Up to 500 GB disk space’s plans appear to be tailored toward developers or advanced website owners. For example, the higher shared hosting plans provide separate Dev, Stage, and Prod environments and are multisite-ready.

Performance-enhancing features include the LiteSpeed Web Server (which is faster than Apache) and a global CDN (to improve global loading speeds). Other performance features have interesting names — Page Performance, Content Performance, and Application Performance — but it’s unclear what these names actually mean.

Besides generic shared hosting, there are WordPress-specific plans with options for WooCommerce and multi-site support, plus an easy-to-use control panel.

Pricing and Support

The pricing page appears to be a bit buggy, with the middle package looking more expensive than the upper package. It could be the vendor’s mistake or my misunderstanding. However, the prices look like good value for money for the features and resources you get, not to mention the free SSL certificate and free domain. Don’t forget the 30-day money-back guarantee that should get you out early if you’re not entirely happy.

You can contact the customer support team only via live chat or email. Although the live chat appeared to be offline when I wanted to try it, a support agent politely answered my question within a couple of minutes:

For self-support, the decent-sized knowledge base contains around 50 articles.


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Bottom line on comes across as one of the refreshingly modern alternatives to the many old-fashioned hosting companies that seem to have had their day. The vendor website has a few issues, but nothing too bad, and the hosting offerings are affordable (if somewhat geared toward experts).


  • Developer-friendly features
  • Uptime guarantee 
  • Efficient and helpful live chat
  • Useful knowledge base


  • Some website issues
  • Some features are unclear

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Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine. Alternatives

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