Business Hosting Services

VPS, Dedicated, Co-Location

We offer a broad range of business hosting services covering Windows and FileMaker environments.  And we support our offer with unlimited email, telephone and livechat support from real people based in the UK.


RapidHost offers a complete range of managed hosting services - from domain names, through hosted server systems, to highly complex solutions specifically designed and engineered to meet the most demanding business needs.

We do this through investing heavily in our infrastructure, hardware, software, management tools and, above all, our people. And it is through our people that we deliver our competitive edge in the very competitive managed hosting market.

Feedback from our customers proves that we have made the right choice.

If you'd like to experience professionally managed hosting from a company that uses real people - people that you can actually talk to when you want to - then browse through our hosting services on this site or, even better, just give us a call to discuss your needs. 

Our managed hosting services:

back to topDomains

We can acquire/register available internet domains and provide a full managed hosting service for any that you 'own'. Prices start at £25/year for .com and £20/two years for domains. Others domains groups are available.

Our service fully complies with Nominet's Good Practice Terms for Domain Registration.

back to topHosted Servers - VPS & Dedicated

We offer a range of hosted server solutions. With our VPSs you can normally access your hosting environment within one working day of paying for your selection, whereas our dedicated servers require a contract signature and an advanced payment of the set-up fee. Our online configurator for VPSs allows you to specify your server to a great level of precision rather than just offering a range of pre-priced packages that may not be so exact. For dedicated servers, please use the 'Contact Us' form to outline your requirements and a member of our team will call you back to discuss a quote.

Delivering cost-effective professionally hosted Virtual Private Server systems within such a short timeframes does not dilute the quality of the equipment, reliability or depth of service in anyway. It is achieved using globally trusted virtualisation software operating on large configuration commercial hardware systems. The sophistication of the VPS technology provides customers with many of the benefits of high-cost dedicated servers without the performance risks of low-cost shared server systems.

To configure your hosted VPS server, just follow this link to the online configurator.

If you are considering a dedicated server, please complete the 'Contact Us' form via the link below and a member of our team will call you back to discuss your requirements and provide you with a quote.

How Virtual Private Server technology works

We use Microsoft's Hyper-V and Parallels' Virtuozzo Containers for our virtualisation solutions. The advanced software creates isolated 'virtual servers' on a single physical server and Operating System instance. Each 'virtual server' looks, feels and behaves like a private (dedicated) server to the user, which is why they are called Virtual Private Servers.

Virtual Private Servers - Diagram

Virtual Private Servers using Hyper-V or Virtuozzo

back to topComplex Systems

Where as ready-to-go systems just wouldn't meet the business or technical needs of a customer situation, we'll design and engineer a specific configuration. We do this for a number of our customers and are very experienced at getting a pragmatic balance between technical 'perfection' and the customer's budget.

We have a range of technology options at our disposal including load-balanced multiple and clustered servers, highly resilient disk and network systems, real-time performance monitoring and Virtual Private Networks.

back to topFileMaker

Award-winning and easy-to-use database software for Windows, Mac and the web, FileMaker has won a loyal following of application developers around the world. However, there is only one company that has developed specific hosting services and experience for the FileMaker environment ... and that is RapidHost.

If you are using, or just thinking about using, FileMaker to develop and/or deploy business applications then you should be talking to us about how be to deliver the runtime environment. Visit our dedicated website for detailed information and pricing.

back to topCo-Location

For organisations that already have their own rack-ready hardware but are not happy with their ability to manage a stable and secure operating environment we can offer a full co-location service.

Our co-location service provides rack space, uninterruptable power, internet connectivity and the physical security of our data centre. Pricing is kept simple so that you can easily predict the costs to make your business decision.

All prices exclude VAT