Tsohost Review: Why have I been using Tsohost for over 10 years?
I first wrote this Tsohost review in 2013. I’ve been using Tsohost since 2011 when I switched over from Godaddy. I’ve now been a Tsohost customer for over 10 years and its testament to their hosting and customer service that I am sticking with their services.
Through my WordPress design, development and optimisation company Codesauce I have hosted over 100 websites as well as registering over 200 domains with Tsohost. In that time I have got to know the products pretty well and bothered Tsohost support more than my fair share.
I’ve written this Tsohost review for new customers who are starting from scratch or transferring their website to Tsohost. Tsohost is one of those rare companies that bring a personal touch to web hosting. Founded in 2003, Tsohost is a UK-based company that prides itself on outstanding support and excellent customer service.
Having a look around the Tsohost website is a pleasure, not least because it’s uncommon to find this level of transparency with any internet-based business these days. All of the team at this company are listed individually, with a short bio and photo, and full contact details can also be easily found on the site.
Tsohost are a web hosting company that offer cloud hosting, domain name registration, and server solutions. Not only are the hosting and cloud services that the company offers robust, and they also come with 24/7 support, 365 days a year, as well as competitive pricing.
With the infrastructure based in a data centre just outside the capital, it connects to the Tsohost offices in London Docklands via an impressive 10 Gigabit connection. The close proximity of the offices to the data means that Tsohost can quickly deploy technical staff in the event of network failures.
This contrasts with many data centres, which can be in a completely different country than the main office. The UK-based data centre also provides peace of mind that the services offered to customers are fully compliant with UK data laws and security requirements.
Tsohost Cloud Web Hosting
The concept of the cloud is something that’s been a major technology buzzword since 2010. Cloud hosting allows virtual servers to be used so that customers can be allocated web resources automatically, as they essentially have their own virtual server.
Traditional shared hosting solutions tend to offer unlimited resources, but often, this is a promise that can’t be kept and businesses find their website suspended due to an overuse of resources, such as CPU usage and disk space.
For many business users, this can be a very costly inconvenience, but with cloud web hosting this is avoided as more resources can be allocated, allowing sites to be displayed and navigated very quickly.
Tsohost’s cloud web hosting plans:
Economy starts from £3.99+VAT/month. It’s for 1 website and includes 100GB storage, unlimited bandwidth, 512MB memory, 1 free domain name, and 1 free website migration.
Deluxe starts from £5.99+VAT/month. It’s for 5 websites and includes unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, 512MB memory, 1 free domain name, and 3 free website migrations.
Ultimate starts from £8.99+VAT/month. It’s for 10 websites and includes unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, 1GB memory, 1 free domain name, and 3 free website migrations and 2 eCommerce migrations.
Maximum starts from £14.99+VAT/month. It’s for 200 websites and includes unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, 2GB memory, 1 free domain name, and 3 free website migrations.
Tsohost WordPress Hosting
WordPress Hosting by Tsohost is the perfect option for WordPress websites. It’s managed and honed to bring out the best of your WordPress website compared to shared hosting, unmanaged hosting, and even Tsohost’s own Cloud Hosting services.
Most of the websites I build are WordPress CMS websites so having solid, fast UK hosting dedicated for WordPress is critical.
Tsohost offers 3 plans for it’s Managed WordPress hosting, Basic starting at £3.99+VAT/month, Deluxe starting at £5.99+VAT/month, and it’s popular Ultimate plan starting at £9.99+VAT/month.
With all 3 Tsohost’s Managed WordPress Hosting you get a free SSL certificate, easy 1 click-install of WordPress, 1 free domain name, free website migration, daily automated security scans, and daily backups.
Tsohost’s WordPress Hosting plans:
Basic starts at £3.99+VAT/month, which includes 1 website with 30GB storage and up to 25,000 monthly visitors.
Deluxe starts at £5.99+VAT/month, which includes 1 website with 75GB storage and up to 100,000 monthly visitors.
Ultimate starts at £9.99+VAT/month, which includes 1 website with unlimited storage and unlimited monthly visitors.
Tsohost Business Hosting
The big daddy for affordable hosting at Tsohost is their Business Hosting. Luckily this hosting is not just for businesses, it’s for anyone who needs superfast hosting, it’s web hosting that means business.
All plans come with the ability to host an unlimited number of websites and you can choose up to 4 plans that give you increasingly more powerful setups.
Tsohost’s Business Hosting plans:
Launch starts at £16.99+VAT/month, which includes unlimited websites with 60GB storage, unlimited bandwidth, 1 CPU, 2GB Memory, and free SSL certificates.
Enhance starts at £24.99+VAT/month, which includes unlimited websites with 90GB storage, unlimited bandwidth, 2 CPU, 4GB Memory, and free SSL certificates.
Grow starts at £29.99+VAT/month, which includes unlimited websites with 120GB storage, unlimited bandwidth, 3 CPU, 6GB Memory, and free SSL certificates.
Expand starts at £39.99+VAT/month, which includes unlimited websites with 150GB storage, unlimited bandwidth, 4 CPU, 8GB Memory, and free SSL certificates.
Tsohost Virtual Private Servers
The company offer Virtual Private Servers (VPS) for mission-critical websites under a variety of price plans. VPS uses high-end hardware, coupled with virtualisation software based in a data centre.
Without getting really technical, VPS run on powerful physical server clusters and give the fastest delivery and uptime. These can be used to deliver applications to businesses via the web and like all virtual computing models, offer significant cost savings, especially to the small business.
Tsohost’s Linux VPS plans:
Regular VPS starts at £36.66+VAT/month, which includes 2x Xeon Core CPUs, 1GB DDR4 Ram, 20GB SSD Storage, 400GB Bandwidth, 3 free website migrations and 1 free eCommerce migration with a 99.9% Uptime SLA.
Large VPS starts at £64.16 +VAT/month, which includes 2x Xeon Core CPUs, 1.5GB DDR4 Ram, 40GB SSD Storage, 800GB Bandwidth, 3 free website migrations and 1 free eCommerce migration with a 99.9% Uptime SLA.
Super Size VPS starts at £91.66 +VAT/month, which includes 4x Xeon Core CPUs, 3GB DDR4 Ram, 80GB SSD Storage, 1600GB Bandwidth, 3 free website migrations and 1 free eCommerce migration with a 99.9% Uptime SLA.
Super Size+ VPS starts at £146.66 +VAT/month, which includes 6x Xeon Core CPUs, 5GB DDR4 Ram, 120GB SSD Storage, 3000GB Bandwidth, 3 free website migrations and 1 free eCommerce migration with a 99.9% Uptime SLA.
Tsohost’s Windows VPS prices:
Regular VPS starts at £64.16+VAT/month, which includes Windows Server 2016 OS, 2x Xeon Core CPUs, 1.5GB DDR4 Ram, 40GB SSD Storage, 800GB Bandwidth, 3 free website migrations and 1 free eCommerce migration with a 99.9% Uptime SLA.
Super Size VPS starts at £91.66+VAT/month, which includes Windows Server 2016 OS, 4x Xeon Core CPUs, 3GB DDR4 Ram, 80GB SSD Storage, 1600GB Bandwidth, 3 free website migrations and 1 free eCommerce migration with a 99.9% Uptime SLA.
Super Size+ VPS starts at £146.66+VAT/month, which includes Windows Server 2016 OS, 6x Xeon Core CPUs, 5GB DDR4 Ram, 120GB SSD Storage, 3000GB Bandwidth, 3 free website migrations and 1 free eCommerce migration with a 99.9% Uptime SLA.
Powerhouse VPS starts at £192.49+VAT/month, which includes Windows Server 2016 OS, 8x Xeon Core CPUs, 8GB DDR4 Ram, 160GB SSD Storage, 6000GB Bandwidth, 3 free website migrations and 1 free eCommerce migration with a 99.9% Uptime SLA.
Tsohost Domain Names
The last service I’ll cover in this Tsohost review is Tsohost’s domain name registration services. I have registered over 200 domain names with Tsohost in my time and the price and service is both affordable and straightforward.
Tsohost domain name prices:
.co.uk domains – £4.95 for 1 year
.org.uk domains – £4.95 for 1 year
.com domains – £7.95 for 1 year
Tsohost Review, TLDR
If, like me, you skip to the end of reviews, like this Tsohost review, then I wanted to sum up why I have been with them for the past 10 years.
1) Tsohost have amazing support. They have always been there to lend a hand, fix any issues, and answer any questions. I tend to use support tickets but knowing I can pick up the phone or go on live chat for urgent issues is important.
2) They are UK based. Having web hosting that is based in the UK is an important factor if your customers are also based in the UK. Hosting based in the same country means that there is a lower latency between the server and the end user. This means faster websites, better user experience, and more sales if you’re running a business.
3) Good selection of plans at affordable prices. Whether you have a tiny website or a bustling WooCommerce WordPress website then you will find the plan to suit you at Tsohost. Above I have recommended an option for each size of website depending on the services listed at Tsohost.