Lightning Fast Speeds
All shared zen cart 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)
Excellent Zen Cart hosting support 24/7/365.
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.
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Our web hosting is perfect for…
Zen Cart is one of the most popular choices for many eCommerce sites due to its user friendliness, level of options and due to it being well supported and documented open source software.
Zen Cart is simple to use for both administrators and their clientele. For administrators, Zen Cart is very easy to setup and configure. Initially, you can install Zen Cart through our 1-click install feature. Once installed, just follow the simple steps for setting up your site and within no time you can start adding your inventory.
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.
Wide Support of Databases Out-of-the-Box
An important area to draw your attention to is the wide support for a variation of different databases. Zen Cart supports, though not limited to, the likes of MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Firebird and OpenLink Virtuoso to name a few. As a widely supported platform, there are many options to install user created databases – at no cost – to further customise your proposed forum.
Further customisation can be pursued with unlimited levels of sub-forums, a moderation board and dedicated admin. Due to the nature of a bulletin board, permissions can be assigned to a group of moderators and members to allow/disallow access to certain features and general management of the board.
An Open Source Platform
It’s usually a given that most popular open source software has excellent support and active communities. Zen Cart is no exception. A plethora of documentation is easily available and advice is at hand through the community forums (all built with Zen Cart of course). In fact, Zen Cart is one of the most popular and active forum based software available, so updates are regular, free and more importantly, secure.
For those users who are new to Zen Cart, you need not be concerned about complicated configurations as the platform is available on Hosting.co.uk’s 1-click install package and our expert team is here to assist you in establishing a swift setup. Combined with one of our excellent hosting plans, you’ll see first-hand just how beneficial Zen Cart is.
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
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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
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£71.82 / 3 yrs – Renews at £3.99/mo
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£287.82 / 3 yrs – Renews at £15.99/mo
Web 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|