Product description

There are three available packages and they have a multitude of features, depending on the size of the package you choose.

  • Start up – prices of $4.13 per month

1 GB of storage 100 e-mail mailboxes at 1 GB each e-mail security unlimited monthly data transfers 1 free co.uk domain

  • Business Plan – prices of $ 6.89 per month

option of Linux and Windows servers database support access to website templates access to stock image library third party applications 50 GB storage 500 mailboxes at 1 GB each 3 free co.uk domains statistics tool

  • Professional Plan – $12.49 per month

unlimited database support unlimited email unlimited mailboxes third party applications option of Linux and Windows servers 5 free co.uk domains statistics tool Java Script generator General recommendations tell you to stick to the Start Up plan if your website will be the type of brochure website you use for presentations. However, if you are planning on expanding your business and growing your site, it would be best to choose a different type of package. Apart from these plans, 123-reg allows you to choose a website builder plan. This is a hosting plan designed specifically for hosting a regular website or an online store, giving you a managed version of the systems. This means that 123-reg will take care of all configuration and updates. Prices for these builders can vary between $30 and $140 a month, depending on the type of package you choose.

Accessibility

There are templates to use on your page if you are not looking for any jaw-dropping layouts. This is especially useful for those looking to get online fast and to acquire information as they advance. Also, the e-mail is easy to configure. For those who want a bit more from their editors, the templates may be a deal-breaker. However, know that the website editor is pretty flexible and responsive. So, with a little imagination, you can get something going. Getting through to their client support may be a bit difficult if you want to talk to an agent and you are not from the UK. Yet this is not impossible. Also, once you get a hold of someone, we know for sure that you will receive the right, clear, and relevant answer you are looking for.

Tech Profile

This hosting service claims to offer:

  • Up to 3 domains (unlimited)
  • Up to 10 websites (unlimited)
  • Unlimited MySQL and Web space
  • Up to 1 GB database size
  • SSL included
  • Unlimited bandwidth for all plans
  • Unlimited e-mails
  • Statistics tools: AW Stats, Open Web, Webalizer
  • Instant Site Tool
  • Free domain name for 1 year
  • Site Scanner
  • One-click WP hosting
  • Easy-to use website builder
  • Responsive, fully-customizable templates

Marketing Features

This hosting service claims to offer:

  • E-mail marketing features
  • SEO tools
  • Detailed SEO report
  • Competitor and keyword research
  • Automatic submission to Google, Yahoo, and Bing
  • Third party applications
  • PPC management
  • Audience segmentation

Costs per Packages

Compared to what is offered in the basic package, the price is rather steep. Therefore, if you choose 123-reg in the beginning because you do not need much, you might end up paying a lot for everything else. Also, those appealing low prices are an introductory offer and a price hike must be expected once the contractual period is over. You can get the .co.uk domains for free (1 for the basic plan, 3 for the business one, and 5 for the professional one), but you must pay an additional fee of $18.21 for a .com domain. There is also the option of cloud servers, in a variety of formats, such as 48-96 GB of RAM, 1.2 TB hard drive to 4 2TB hard drives and unlimited monthly data transfers. But such specifications will cost you between $ 160 and $330 a month.

Downsides

  • The packages are more expensive than other offers on the market.
  • Base plans are very restrictive and expensive compared to how little they offer. Also, if you start with the basic pack and wish to grow, there is no room.
  • The low and appealing prices are only part of the introductory offer.
  • The phone support service is mainly available for the UK and on London time.
  • The service is unnecessarily complicated as it has people choose both hosting packages, as well as website builder packages.

Conclusion

123-reg is an interesting offer, yet a pretty expensive one.  The basic package does not offer much but a beginner may benefit from the numerous templates and existing management tools. The content management system hosting plans can come in handy to a first-timer, up until he gets the hang of it. Also, their support system really is top notch.