Shared Hosting

Shared web hosting means a physical server, and its various resources, are shared among a number of users. It is a popular method of providing affordable web hosting.

QiQ offers five feature rich shared hosting packages all accompanied by round the clock support, instant activation and a 30 day money back guarantee. QiQ go even further by allowing clients to choose the location of the data centre that will be the home for their website – either in Europe/North America or Asia Pacific/Australasia.

Whether you wish to publish a simple web page, WordPress blog or a small business website, QiQ Shared Hosting provides a dependable platform in return for one low yearly payment.

  • Email Only
  • £125per month
  • £15 yearly
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • 1 GB Email Space
  • 20GB Bandwidth
  • 1 Parked Domain
  • 9999 Email Addresses
  • 9999 Auto Responders
  • 9999 Mailing Lists
  • 9999 Email Forwarders
  • Webmail
  • Spam Filters
  • Authenticated SMTP Relay
  • Daily Backups
  • Free SSL Certificate
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  • S
  • £250per month
  • £30 yearly
  • Email only features PLUS
  • 1 GB Web/Email Space
  • 20GB Bandwidth
  • PHP5
  • Perl
  • Free SSL Certificate
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  • M
  • £350per month
  • £42 yearly
  • Email Only features PLUS
  • 2 GB Web/Email Space
  • 40GB Bandwidth
  • PHP5
  • Perl
  • SSH Telnet
  • 5 mySQL Databases
  • Scheduled Task Tool (cron)
  • Free SSL Certificate
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  • L
  • £600per month
  • £72 yearly
  • Email only features PLUS
  • 5 GB Web/Email Space
  • 100GB Bandwidth
  • PHP5
  • Perl
  • SSH Telnet
  • 9999 mySQL Databases
  • Scheduled Task Tool (cron)
  • Easy install scripts
  • Free SSL Certificate
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  • XL
  • £1125per month
  • £135 yearly
  • Email only features PLUS
  • 10 GB Web/Email Space
  • 200GB Bandwidth
  • PHP5
  • Perl
  • SSH Telnet
  • 9999 mySQL Databases
  • Scheduled Task Tool (cron)
  • Easy install scripts
  • cPanel Web Disk
  • Free SSL Certificate
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Prices exclude VAT/GST which will be added at checkout at the prevailing rate for your location. Minimum 12 month term.

QiQ shared hosting plans

Automated Service Provision

QiQ offer fully automated hosting and domain name registration services. You will receive details of your hosting account via email within a few minutes of ordering.

No ‘unlimited’ resources

Our competitors may make claims that bandwidth and disk space is unlimited but we will not lie to our clients. Both bandwidth and disk space is a finite resource and by providing quotas for these resources we do not oversell our services.

No quibble guarantee

QiQ offers a 30 day money back guarantee. In the unlikely event you are dissatisfied with our hosting services simply email support and we will refund you in full – no quibble, no hassle. Because they are reusable, domain names are excluded from the money back guarantee.

Support Knowledgebase

Get the answers to common hosting questions straight from our informative support database. From setting up your mail to creating permissions for MySQL users, our collection of articles provides the instant help you need.

Global Presence

Operating from the UK, USA and Australia enables QiQ to be like the Internet itself – always there, never asleep. Yes, our aspirations are global. But our commitment to you, the customer, is a local one.

User friendly support

All QiQ clients have access to a 24-hour online support system, where queries can be raised and monitored. We pride ourselves on our after-sales technical support. Our friendly and knowledgeable support team are available around the clock to answer any queries you may have.

Simple Control Panel

Organise your site files, check your email, manage your email accounts, set up one-click apps, utilise advanced web hosting tools and much more, all from one convenient place.

24 x 7 Monitoring

Our engineers and system administrators monitor all servers 24 x 7, ensuring that all hardware, networks, and platforms are functioning as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Our shared hosting technology

CloudLinux was released in 2010. Today, it is a must-have for any web host who cares about stability and security and is used by more than 2,000 hosting companies on over 20,000 servers. Cloudlinux is specifically optimised for shared hosting.

Web hosts that use CloudLinux, such as QiQ, report higher uptime, significant improvements such as four times less reboots, and a ten times decrease in number of account suspension required for over utilisation of resources.

QiQ use the latest stable releases of PHP on our servers.

PHP is a programming and scripting language to create dynamic interactive websites. WordPress is written using PHP as the scripting language. Just like WordPress, PHP is also an Open Source.

PHP is a server side programming language. When a user requests a web page that contains PHP code, the code is processed by the PHP module installed on that web server. The PHP pre-processor then generates HTML output to be displayed on the user’s browser screen.

QiQ deploy the latest stable release of mySQL on our servers.

MySQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS). In July 2013, it was the world’s second most widely used RDBMS, and the most widely used open-source client–server model RDBMS.

Shared Hosting FAQ’s

Which scripts can be installed easily?

On hosting packages that include automatic script installation we utilise the Softaculous script installer on our servers. You can see a full list of scripts that can be installed here.

Do you have a knowledgebase?

Yes, to review other FAQ’s, please visit our Knowledgebase.

Can I upgrade a hosting package?

Yes, simply follow steps below:

  1. Log in to your client portal by selecting “Client Portal” link from the main menu on either http://www.qiq.co.uk/portal or, for Australian clients http://www.qiq.com.au/portal.
  2. Select “My Services” from the menu at the top of the page.
  3. Select the hosting package you wish to upgrade by clicking the little green arrow to the right of the listing.
  4. Click the button labeled “Upgrade/Downgrade”package and follow the prompts.

Where are your Terms and Conditions?

What do my statistics mean?

  • HITS: represent the total number of requests made to the server during the given time period (month, day, hour etc..).
  • FILES: represent the total number of hits (requests) that actually resulted in something being sent back to the user. Not all hits will send data, such as 404-Not Found requests and requests for pages that are already in the browsers cache.
  • TIP: by looking at the difference between hits and files, you can get a rough indication of repeat visitors, as the greater the difference between the two, the more people are requesting pages they already have cached (have viewed already). Sites is the number of unique IP addresses/hostnames that made requests to the server. Care should be taken when using this metric for anything other than that. Many users can appear to come from a single site, and they can also appear to come from many ip addresses so it should be used simply as a rough guage as to the number of visitors to your server.
  • VISITS: occur when some remote site makes a request for a page on your server for the first time. As long as the same site keeps making requests within a given timeout period, they will all be considered part of the same Visit. If the site makes a request to your server, and the length of time since the last request is greater than the specified timeout period (default is 30 minutes), a new Visit is started and counted, and the sequence repeats. Since only pages will trigger a visit, remotes sites that link to graphic and other non- page URLs will not be counted in the visit totals, reducing the number of false visits.
  • PAGES: are those URLs that would be considered the actual page being requested, and not all of the individual items that make it up (such as graphics and audio clips). Some people call this metric page views or page impressions, and defaults to any URL that has an extension of .htm, .html or .cgi. A KByte (KB) is 1024 bytes (1 Kilobyte). Used to show the amount of data that was transfered between the server and the remote machine, based on the data found in the server log.
  • SITE: is a remote machine that makes requests to your server, and is based on the remote machines IP Address/Hostname.
  • URL: Uniform Resource Locator. All requests made to a web server need to request something. A URL is that something, and represents an object somewhere on your server, that is accessable to the remote user, or results in an error (ie: 404 – Not found). URLs can be of any type (HTML, Audio, Graphics, etc…).
  • REFERRERS: are those URLs that lead a user to your site or caused the browser to request something from your server. The vast majority of requests are made from your own URLs, since most HTML pages contain links to other objects such as graphics files. If one of your HTML pages contains links to 10 graphic images, then each request for the HTML page will produce 10 more hits with the referrer specified as the URL of your own HTML page.
  • SEARCH STRINGS: are obtained from examining the referrer string and looking for known patterns from various search engines. The search engines and the patterns to look for can be specified by the user within a configuration file. The default will catch most of the major ones.
  • USER AGENTS: are a fancy name for browsers. Netscape, Opera, Konqueror, etc.. are all User Agents, and each reports itself in a unique way to your server. Keep in mind however, that many browsers allow the user to change it’s reported name, so you might see some obvious fake names in the listing. Note: Only available if that information is contained in the server logs.
  • ENTRY/EXIT PAGES: are those pages that were the first requested in a visit (Entry), and the last requested (Exit). These pages are calculated using the Visits logic above. When a visit is first triggered, the requested page is counted as an Entry page, and whatever the last requested URL was, is counted as an Exit page.
  • COUNTRIES: are determined based on the top level domain of the requesting site. This is somewhat questionable however, as there is no longer strong enforcement of domains as there was in the past. A .COM domain may reside in the US, or somewhere else. An .IL domain may actually be in Isreal, however it may also be located in the US or elsewhere. The most common domains seen are .COM (US Commercial), .NET (Network), .ORG (Non-profit Organization) and .EDU (Educational). A large percentage may also be shown as Unresolved/Unknown, as a fairly large percentage of dialup and other customer access points do not resolve to a name and are left as an IP address.
  • RESPONSE CODES: are defined as part of the HTTP/1.1 protocol These codes are generated by the web server and indicate the completion status of each request made to it.