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UK2 Group adds Premium WordPress Hosting and Website SEO Guru for web hosting brands

New services for, Midphase and WestHost help customers tune websites for discoverability and fast load times

LONDON, UK, 16 November 2015 – UK2 Group today announced Premium WordPress Hosting and Website SEO Guru services for its, Midphase and WestHost web hosting companies to help customers maximise the performance and visibility of their websites.

John Morris, Chief Executive Officer for UK2 Group, said: “Businesses succeed or fail based on the speed of their website and its position in search results. These new products help customers get an edge online by optimising their online presence for speedy load times and by providing insight on how best to build awareness online.”

Premium WordPress Hosting optimises sites for speedy load times
With 25% of websites globally created or managed with WordPress[1], the Premium WordPress Hosting package is designed for customers who want to take their sites to the next level of fast content delivery. Ideal for users with content-rich websites, the Premium hosting package allows customers to focus on engaging web content and design while leaving technical performance tweaks to web hosting experts.

Based on Virtual Private Servers (VPS) built with speedy SSD hard drives and optimised for WordPress sites, customers will benefit from faster page load times and access to Premium templates previously offered at an optional extra. Performance enhancements also include NGINX high-performance load balancing for high availability, are optimised by CloudFlare for fast content delivery, and include security enhancements including automatic malware removal.

Morris added: “Page load times can make or break a sale online because potential customers will browse away from unresponsive sites. Premium WordPress Hosting makes it easy to offer fast-loading, engaging and content rich websites.”

SEO Website Guru helps customers get noticed online
Offering additional insight to help customer stand out online, SEO Website Guru is an automated tool which analyses website performance to suggest content tweaks that will make sites more discoverable online.

Morris continued: “In competitive markets, it’s important to be visible but many basic websites are not tracked by the search engines. For most small businesses, simple content tweaks can make the world of difference and SEO Website Guru is designed to highlight changes and importantly it also explains how to make them in easy-to-follow steps.”

The tool suggests ways to increase search engine rankings by reporting on everything from content tags to page load times to guide users as they tweak their online marketing plans. In addition to creating easy-to-understand reports which offer advice on changes which will help them stand out, the service also includes manual submission of websites to search engines to aid discoverability.

Pricing and availability
Premium WordPress Hosting and Website SEO Guru are available immediately to, Midphase and WestHost customers. Pricing information is available at:



About UK2 Group
UK2 Group is the parent company of a global group of web hosting brands which include, WestHost, Midphase, and 100TB. With head offices in the heart of start-up territory in Shoreditch, London, UK2 Group’s businesses offer a range of services including domain names, website builders, web hosting, VPS and dedicated servers.

Its founding brand,, was launched in 1998 and has sold more than 1 million domain names to customers from more than 190 countries globally. The company also hosts thousands of shared and dedicated customers at its state-of-the-art, multi-million pound data centres in both the UK and US.

It is through the company’s combined experience and increased purchasing power that it is able to offer exceptional products at a price that most businesses, whatever size or stage of development, can afford.


Nick Fishleigh
020 3219 8753