123-Reg Dedicated Hosting Review

123-Reg Dedicated Hosting Review

Read our expert opinion of 123-Reg, along with unbiased reviews from 1 real users

123-reg is the United Kingdom's largest domain provider and belongs to the Host Europe Group. The company hosts more than 1. 4 million websites and has registered over three million domains.

As a major UK web hosting provider, it is no surprise that their dedicated server offerings are relatively popular, especially due to their very reasonable prices (especially so for the UK market). 

With Dedicated Web Hosting, there is more onus on the customer to manage and create the server environment most suitable for their needs, and 123-Reg provide full Root access for this. Unfortunately, they will not offer help with Software or server configuration, and there doesn't appear to be any paid server management that can help.

Therefore, if you are not proficient with basic server management, then we would recommend either VPS or Cloud hosting (you can find "managed" providers in the filter), that can easily be scaled up to provide as much or more resources than a cheap dedicated server. 

Editor's note: Their score is currently based on just one review, so more feedback is required to give an accurate account of their hosting services. They did have some major issues in April 2016, deleting the contents of many servers while failing to keep promised backups. This resulted in the loss of many customer websites.

Expert Opinion

123-Reg Dedicated Hosting Review

123-reg Dedicated Hosting Plans

123-reg have 6 different dedicated hosting plans, each with variety of resources, raid options. Only one server can be configured for SSD storage.

CPU E5-2420 E3-1225v3 E3-1230v2 E3-1230v2 E5-2430 E5-2420
Cores 4 4 4 4 12 (2x6) 12 (2x6)
Threads 4 8 8 8 24 24
RAM 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 32 GB 32 GB 64 GB
HDD 2 x 1 TB 2 x 1 Tb 2 x 2 TB No 2 x 2 TB 4 x 2 TB
SSD No No No 2 x 256 GB No No
RAID 1 1 1 1 1 10
Raid Types Software Software Software Hardware Hardware Hardware
Private Network No Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Connection 100 Mbps \ 1 Gbps $100 Mbps \ 1 Gbps 100 Mbps \ 1 Gbps 100 Mbps \ 1 Gbps 100 Mbps \ 1 Gbps 100 Mbps \ 1 Gbps
Price £49 £69 £99 £129 £159 £209

More information about their dedicated servers is coming soon.

123-reg Dedicated Hosting Review

Editor's Expert Opinion

At the moment, we would not actively recommend 123-reg for dedicated hosting. However, we await more user reviews to better inform our opinion on the matter.

What people are saying

Find out what people are saying about 123-reg dedicated servers below, or alternatively, if you have experience with them yourself, feel free to leave your review.

Review type: Dedicated Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: No


123-reg really sucks!

The server default settings are for the log files to keep growing infinitely. I'm not a server guru, so I didn't know that something like that would have to be set different from what the default setting is. So after a couple months of using it, the log files get so gigantic that the server just keeps running and never stops. I sent in a support ticket, but still didn't have a response after several hours. So then I had to wait for the support phones to open up at 9 am. That sure was a lot of fun. The server didn't work all day long, and my tickets only got answered after harsh messages left on the their Facebook page or having long drawn out phone calls. Lots more fun. Then night time comes and I'm told all of the admins have left for the day, and they will look into it in the morning. So by the next morning my server will have been offline for 24 hours, and then they will just be starting to attempt to fix the problem! What a disaster. That's not support. They have many unwitting customers. When you have a small business like I do, this really is a huge disaster.

If it is important for your server to be online, then don't use 123-reg!

You know what's really funny? The last support person (Luke) that I talked to, said the server really isn't offline, it just isn't working. That's just unbelievable!

I'm off to find more review sites so that more people can be warned.

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