Lightning Fast Speeds
Dolphin is an open source community based platform solution for those looking to configure their social networks. It is packed with functions and features galore and just one of the many hosting options available through Hosting.co.uk.
All shared web hosting plans are on lightning-fast servers based in the UK,
and come with best in-class support
Our servers are in a tier IV data center in the midlands (tier IV is the fastest tier)
Dolphin Hosting and Social Networking
One of Dolphin’s major points is its ability to build a very viable social network. In particular, Dolphin’s strengths lie in chat, messenger functions, advertisement support and custom built forums. Dolphin hosting is very simple to apply to your social presence by incorporating Facebook content, polls, reblogging social content through Dolphin, sharing photos – even maps. Overall, Dolphin has a wide range of social specific content that can be customised to your needs.
Dolphin hosting is similar to popular Content Management Systems in that it is structured around extensions that it calls modules. Such modules allow for the user to customise the appearance of the platform, add advertisement support, connect payment gateways, as well as host a variety of social based communities – dating sites are a prime example. Dolphin actually has great support for mobile devices integrated into the platform.
Excellent Dolphin web hosting support 24/7/365.
There are numerous successful sites that make excellent use of the multitude of features that Dolphin excels in – notably the social functionality. If you would like any further details on how Dolphin hosting can benefit you, please chat with our team today.
With every shared web hosting plan, you’re backed by a dedicated team of hosting support professionals, ready to assist you. Phone, ticket and live chat.
Our team of experts offer round the clock support to ensure that you get the help that you need, when you need it (including bank holidays).
No long delays, no outsourced support and no jargon – whenever you want a hand, we’re always here.
Have a sales or support question?
Submit a ticket here and find out how great our support is for yourself.
Our web hosting is perfect for…
Our Dolphin hosting plans are designed to cater to the needs of a range of individuals from bloggers setting up their first WordPress to large eCommerce stores in need of consistent performance and support.
With our web hosting packages, anything is possible – our plans scale up to unlimited disk space, data transfer, email accounts and unlimited websites. Whatever your need, all of our web hosting plans are designed to provide fast, reliable and secure hosting for your websites.
All of our web hosting packages promise high performance, super fast web hosting with a 99.9% uptime. We ensure your site is fast, reliable and secure.
Quick and easy setup
Set up a new site in minutes
Install WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and over 200 web applications. Fast installation, and no advanced technical knowledge required!
Our experts will migrate any existing shared web hosting account, seamlessly and free of charge
If you switch to us, we’ll migrate your entire web hosting account from your old provider within 24 hours.
Secure hosting for your website
All your websites will be protected by 1,000Gbps of DDOS protection from attacks.
Enable secure connections with unlimited 2048-bit Comodo SSL certificates
Don’t take our word for it…
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Price Lock Guarantee
The price you purchase today is guaranteed for life. That means we’ll never increase your fees. This offer is unique to hosting.co.uk – many other hosting providers increase fees at renewal!
100% Money-Back Guarantee
We’re so confident in our service that we offer a full 30 day money-back guarantee on all web hosting packages. That’s unconditional, no quibbles. Happy customers are our priority. Did you see our reviews?
Shared Web Hosting Plans
Renews at £9.99/mo
Renews at £12.95/mo
Renews at £19.95/mo
Renews at £29.95/mo
You pay £72.03 – Renews at £6.98/mo
You pay £71.90 – Renews at £7.49/mo
You pay £107.91 – Renews at £11.99/mo
You pay £179.91 – Renews at £19.99/mo
£71.82 / 3 yrs – Renews at £3.99/mo
£143.64 / 3 yrs – Renews at £7.98/mo
£215.82 / 3 yrs – Renews at £11.99/mo
£287.82 / 3 yrs – Renews at £15.99/mo
Dolphin hosting features
All of our web hosting plans include valuable additional features and constant support. See for yourself:
24/7/365 hosting support
Our team of experts offer round the clock support to ensure that that you get the help you need, when you need it. Whenever you want a hand, we’re always here.
Our tier IV UK data center ensure that you receive the reliable hosting that you deserve, keeping your account online for your customers. 100% uptime is the norm.
Fast and reliable servers
You won’t find faster servers anywhere else in the UK. Our infrastructure is fast, reliable and secure to ensure your website always has quick page load time and no downtime.
cPanel control panel
Our web hosting plans include cPanel as standard to ensure that you benefit from easy web-based management of your host for easy web-based management of your hosting account.
Full programming support
Our web hosting packages include secure and private email, accessible through your phone, webmail and desktop.
Automatic Daily Backup
Make sure you always have a copy of your website in case anything goes wrong. Choose how much space you need at checkout, with 5GB starting at only £15/year, going up to 200GB for £375/year.
Web Hosting FAQs
Do I need hosting?
If you want your website to be on the internet, then you need web hosting! If you’re unsure of how to get started, our friendly customer support team are always on hand and happy to help.
By hosting with us, you can also always rest assured that you’re able to upgrade or downgrade at any time to meet your changing needs.
Read our beginners guide to web hosting to find out more.
What is shared hosting?
With this type of hosting, there are more than one websites using a server and its resources. Often, each user will have a certain amount of resources allocated to them, but this can also be impacted by the use of the other sites in the server.
In general, shared hosting is a great option for people and sites that are just starting out. The maintenance and important tasks are all taken care of by us. You can concentrate on making your website the best it can be.
Do I have to know lots of technical information?
The short answer to this question is: no. We have a great customer support team who can help you through this process, from deciding what is the best option for you, all the way up to troubleshooting issues you might be having.
Obviously having some technical knowledge will help you out, but it’s by no means a necessity.
Do I need a domain name?
With Hosting.co.uk, you can continue to use your current domain name and website design and simply buy a web hosting plan to suit your requirements. Equally, if you don’t yet have one, you can register a new domain through us.
If you need a new domain name, this guide to choosing the right domain name might help.
What are the benefits of shared hosting?
There are multiple upsides to this format. The first is the cost savings, this is the most economical model. The second is the ease with which this form can be upgraded to a larger package. Thirdly, you will not need any technical knowledge.
Are there any negatives?
There are some points to consider if you are looking at this package. If load speed is vital, VPS and dedicated packages will be able to provide a faster service. Secondly, there is the potential that other users of the server can impact on your sites performance. Alongside that, if your traffic levels increase, there could also be a decrease in the performance of your site. Lastly, there is not much potential to customise the server towards your own particular needs.
|Fast Loading Times|
|RAM||Up to 2 GB RAM||Up to 2 GB RAM||Up to 2 GB RAM||Up to 2 GB RAM|
|PHP memory limit||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB|
|PHP with OPcache|
|View Server Status|
|Raw Access Logs|
|Free SSL Wildcard Certificate|
|Virus & Mallware Website Scan|
|Daily backup||Webspace and databases||Webspace and databases||Webspace and databases||Webspace and databases|
|Secure Datacenter Environment||Tier IV||Tier IV||Tier IV||Tier IV|
|Easy 1-Click installation for over 130+ applications|
|Webspace||10 GB||25 GB||100 GB||Unlimited|
|Data Transfer||100 GB||500 GB||1000 GB||Unlimited|
|Protected directories (.htaccess)|
|Version control management (git)|
|Shell Access (SSH)|
|Max iNodes||250 000||250 000||250 000||250 000|
|Max Website connections||100||100||100||100|
|Databases and Scripts|
|MYSQL Version||mysql Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.3.32-MariaDB||mysql Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.3.32-MariaDB||mysql Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.3.32-MariaDB||mysql Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.3.32-MariaDB|
|Server Side Scripts|
|PHP 4 Support (Versions)||4.4||4.4||4.4||4.4|
|PHP 5 Support (Versions)||5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6||5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6||5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6||5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6|
|PHP 6 Support (Versions)||No||No||No||No|
|PHP 7 Support (Versions)||7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4||7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4||7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4||7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4|
|PHP 8 Support (Versions)||8.0, 8.1||8.0, 8.1||8.0, 8.1||8.0, 8.1|
|PHP PEAR Packages|
|Manually changeable PHP version|
|Image Magick, GD, cURL|
|TCL, Python and Ruby|
|Server Side Includes (SSI)|
|Perl, Python, Ruby|
|SSI (Server Side Includes)|
|Cron manager for cron jobs|
|Dedicated IP||£20 per year - Optional||£20 per year - Optional||£20 per year - Optional||FREE!|
|Free domain for 1 year||1 domain||1 domain||1 domain||1 domain|
|Included free domain extensions||com, .co.uk, .uk, .nl, .net, .me.uk||com, .co.uk, .uk, .nl, .net, .me.uk||com, .co.uk, .uk, .nl, .net, .me.uk||com, .co.uk, .uk, .nl, .net, .me.uk|
|DNS Management (Domain Name System)|
|Dynamic DNS Supported|
|Email storage (per account)||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|SMTP, POP3 and IMAP|
|MX Record Modification|
|Spam Free Email|
|Anti-phishing and anti-spam|
|Billing Management Area|
|Online Invoice Statements|
|24/7 customer service|
|30 day money back guarantee|
|Same Day Setup|
|Free cPanel to cPanel Migration|
|View Plans||View Plans||View Plans||View Plans|