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24/7 Direct Technical Support
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Top 10 for uptime
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Hacker Protection
With web site hacks more rife than ever, server security is a must. Storm is at the forefront of security and is one of the only web hosts to regularly pass McAfee's stringent Hacker Safe server security tests.
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In a recent customer survey, 98% of our customers said they would recommend our web hosting services. Click here for more customer views.
 
 
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Web Hosting Solutions

Web hosting and email solutions for individuals, entrepreneurs, small businesses and web professionals
 

Managed Server Solutions

Enterprise class dedicated server solutions for businesses looking to outsource the management of their online business systems
More about our web hosting services + / -
Our aim is to provide our customers with a web hosting service that is second to none, and we are extremely proud that our uptime record and support services are among the best in the business.

With website hosting packages from just 19.99 per annum, our services are great value for money. Many of our hosting plans come with unlimited e-mail accounts, bandwidth, space and unlimited domain hosting.

We also specialise in script hosting and provide support for an array of modern development languages and databases including ASP Hosting, ASP.NET 1.1 to ASP.NET 3.5 Hosting Frameworks, AJAX, MySQL hosting and Microsoft SQL Server hosting. Linux based technologies such as CPanel Hosting, PHP Hosting, Rails Hosting and CGI Hosting are also supported under our shared Linux hosting packages. We also provide web hosting packages for popular Content Management Systems. Details on these packages can be viewed at our WordPress hosting, Joomla web hosting, Drupal hosting, DotNetNuke hosting, Kentico hosting and Umbraco hosting web pages. Simply click any of these links to view. The majority of all other CMS software will run on our hosting packages too and if not sure please contact us and we will be more than happy to advise. Our Ultimate and Reseller hosting packages come with these plus many other CMS applications already pre-installed. Here you have the ability to add powerful CMS tools to your website, at the touch of a button using the control panel we provide you with.

As well as Web Hosting services we also provide a range of fully managed Dedicated servers and Business solutions. These include fully managed Windows Server Hosting and Linux Server Hosting solutions. Plus we can fully build SEO Servers and PCI Compliant servers (PCI Servers) to your exact specification.

Although we provide web hosting solutions for everyone, our services are particularly popular with Windows Web Developers looking for high quality, feature-packed web hosting at a low cost.

Why are we different to other web hosting providers?

Customer satisfaction
In a customer survey carried out in August 2008, 98% of customers said they would recommend us to others. We also received an average rating of 8.9 out of 10 for overall service - statistics we are very proud of! Click here for more customer views.

Customer support
We pride ourselves in giving our customers a service that is second to none.

Our highly qualified and friendly team monitor our servers round the clock and are always on hand to provide help and advice. In addition, our comprehensive and easily searchable online knowledge base is an invaluable customer resource for common queries on web hosting packages.

UK based data centre
The majority of our servers are based at the BlueSquare Data Centre in Maidenhead and Milton Keynes in the UK. This significantly improves your web site's position within UK search engine results & UK specific searches. Click here for more details on the BlueSquare DC.

So, if you need reliable, high quality, yet affordable web hosting to host your company or personal web site, we are the Hosting People for you!
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Linux has been around since 1991 as an alternative to Microsoft Windows. The Operating System is predominantly known for its use in servers, although it is installed on a wide variety of computer hardware, ranging from embedded devices and mobile phones to supercomputers Linux distributions, installed on both desktop and laptop computers have become increasingly commonplace in recent years.

However it is still nowhere near as popular as Microsoft Windows. In 2007 Windows dominated the desktop and personal computer markets with around 90% of the desktop market share, and accounted for about 66% of all servers. In server revenue market share Windows achieved 36.3% and Linux achieved 12.7%.

Although Windows dominates the mass market, Linux is used to power more serious concerns. As of November 2007, Linux powered 85% of the world's most powerful supercomputers, compared to Windows' 1.4%. In February 2008, Linux powered five of the ten most reliable internet hosting companies, compared to Windows' two.

So what do the decision makers behind these supercomputers know about Linux that the rest of us perhaps don't?

The Linux platform is specifically designed to accommodate a large amount of web traffic and server load. They are also known for their capacity to host a large number of websites.

This means you have access to the code of the operating system. You can actually learn computer science, change the code and experience the result and can even participate to the development of the code.

Linux is also good for IT students. Unlike many of its non opensource competitors, Linux allows students to learn and experiment with how the system works.

Linux provides a shell environment which means they are interactive, text-based systems that allow users to custom design their services from any computer in the world. This means that because of their shell environment Linux servers provide great degree of flexibility. Unlike Windows systems, Linux cannot only be used by special remote administration programs. Linux systems can be accessed from any internet connected computer without special or expensive software.

The most popular reason that people choose Linux is because of its excellent reliability. Most Linux systems can provide above 99% uptime, whereas most Windows servers with the same amount of traffic cannot. At Storm we have first-hand experience of this, with the majority of support issues we receive coming from customers hosting their site(s) on one of our Windows Servers.

Of course, Microsoft Windows wouldn't have reached the dizzy heights of success if the platform didn't have its advantages. As it is user interface based, it makes rapid application development easy and enables developers to get things done quickly. As a result it is still the tool of choice for many IT developers.

But if you are a general webmaster who doesn't specifically need to code in Windows languages e.g. Classic ASP, ASP.NET or SQL Server then we recommend you should seriously consider choosing Linux.

Storm Internet offers a range of Linux hosting and dedicated server packages. Click here for more details on our Shared Linux hosting packages and here for details on our Linux Dedicated Servers
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