Secure your website and sub-domains with a free wildcard SSL certificate

All of our Web hosting Plans include Free Wildcard SSL Certificates for every website and sub-domain hosted


FREE WILDCARD SSL CERTIFICATES

What is an SSL certificate?

An SSL certificate is displayed for websites in the form of a padlock icon in the address bar, a green bar, and a URL that starts with https://. Behind the scenes, this means that the website has been verified and any information passed between the server and a visitor’s web browser is securely encrypted. An SSL connection is vital for any website that requests or stores personal information such as contact details or payment information.

SSL is the globally recognised standard for secure data encryption between server and browser. All our SSL certificates are provided and verified by leading security experts GlobalSign.

Free SSL Certificates

A must-have for any serious website owner

An SSL certificate not only signals trust and authority to your website visitors, it also helps protect them when browsing your website. It prevents data interception and shows your business has been validated, ensuring complete peace of mind for your visitors.

Search engines such as Google have openly stated that they view an SSL certificate as a mark of trust and that having one can directly improve your search engine rankings.

Furthermore, research has shown that a valid SSL certificate reduces abandoned baskets, increases sales, and makes people more confident about shopping with you. It’s a must-have when you’re selling online.


UPDATE: All our SSL Certificates are now "Wildcard" SSL Certificates

CMS Wales has been issuing Free SSL Certificates to all hosted clients for over a year (since March 16th 2017) and have been working towards providing free wildcard certificates ever since. We are therefore very pleased to announce the service is now active and we now offer Free Wildcard SSL Certificates for all our hosted clients as of today (March 23rd 2018).

What is a Wildcard SSL Certificate?

While a standard SSL Certificate secures your main domain only, a 'Wildcard' Certificate allows you to secure all your subdomains too, with a single certificate!

For example:

If your main website was 'mywebsite.com' but you also had a Forum installed on the sub-domain 'forum.mywebsite.com' your free wildcard certificate would protect both sites and ensure they are both served up to your visitors as "HTTPS://" (Secure) rather than "HTTP://" (Insecure).

So instead of having to get separate certificates for your sub-domains, you can now use a single wildcard certificate for all main domains and subdomains.

If you are still paying your hosting provider for SSL Certificates, stop! Move your website/s to CMS Wales and enjoy free Wldcard SSL Certififcates for life!


How do I activate my free SSL?

Every CMS Wales hosting package comes with a free SSL certificate, enabling you to use the recommended 'HTTPS' protocol to keep your site users secure. To activate the SSL, you’ll need to make sure you’ve pointed the domain name to our nameservers.

These are:

  • ns1.cms-wales.co.uk
  • ns2.cms-wales.co.uk
  • ns3.cms-wales.co.uk
  • ns4.cms-wales.co.uk

With that done, you need to:

  • Login to your CP (Control Panel) at https://cp.cms-wales.co.uk
  • Under Security, click on the SSL/TLS icon
  • You will then see your domain name and an option to Activate Free SSL next to it - select this and the SSL will be applied to your domain
  • If you’d like all your visitors to use SSL connections (i.e. for HTTPS to always be used - recommended), simply select the Enableoption at the bottom of the page.

Once the SSL Certificate has been activated, it will take up to 30 minutes to secure your website. This is due to the changes needed to be made on our load balancers.


Move to CMS Wales today!

FREE wilcard SSL CERTIFICATES ARE INCLUDED WITH ALL WEB HOSTING PLANS

Choice of Three Web Hosting Platforms:


linux

Linux Hosting
(from £3.99/month)

Our high-powered Linux platform is ideal for running everything from Joomla! to Magento. If you’re not sure what kind of hosting you need or what kind of website you want, Linux is the best choice. It’s fantastic out of the box, but we’ve made it even better.

VIEW LINUX HOSTING PLANS

windows

Windows Hosting
(from £3.99/month)

We’ve designed a solid Windows platform to meet all your web hosting needs. Always up to date – We use only the latest Windows hosting technology for our platform to ensure you’re always benefiting from the very latest features and improvements.

VIEW WINDOWS HOSTING PLANS

wordpress

Wordpress Hosting
(from £3.99/month)

If you run WordPress, you’ll want to take advantage of our bespoke WordPress platform. It’s optimised specifically for WordPress speed and security with lightning fast StackCache caching, MySQL resource handling, and automatic WordPress core updates.

VIEW WORDPRESS HOSTING PLANS


All of our hosting Storage is 100% SSD.

100% Uptime Guarantee on all Hosting Plans


Fast, secure and reliable UK Linux web hosting from just £3.99/month

Give your website the home it deserves with one of our market-leading UK Linux hosting packages.


Choice of Three Linux Web Hosting Plans


linux
Linux Hosting
(from £3.99/month)

With a 100% UPTIME GUARANTEE on all Hosting Plans

The CMS Wales Website Builder is included FREE with every Home or Business Web Hosting plan

All of our Linux hosting plans include autoscaling and load balancing technologies.

Our high-powered Linux platform is ideal for running everything from Joomla! to Magento, so if you like your software you’ll love this platform. If you’re not sure what kind of hosting you need or what kind of website you want, Linux is the best choice. It’s fantastic out of the box, but we’ve made it even better.

  • Linux
    Linux Starter

    £3.99/mo

    Ideal  for personal or community sites

    (50GB Monthly Bandwidth)


    • 10GB SSD Webspace
    • 1 Website
    • 1 x 1GB MySQL Database
    • 10 x 10GB Mailboxes
    • 1 Free Wildcard SSL Certificate
    • 70+ 1-Click Installers
    • Free Website Builder: No
    Order Now
  • Linux
    Linux Home

    £5.99/mo

    More space for personal or small business sites

    (Unlimited Monthly Bandwidth)


    • Unlimited SSD Webspace
    • 1 Website
    • Unlimited 1GB MySQL Databases
    • Unlimited 10GB Mailboxes
    • 1 Free Wildcard SSL Certificate
    • 70+ 1-Click Installers
    • Free Website Builder: Yes
    Order Now
  • Linux
    Linux Business

    £9.99/mo

    Optimised for business or eCommerce sites

    (Unlimited Monthly Bandwidth)


    • Unlimited SSD Webspace
    • Up to 4 Websites
    • Unlimited 1GB MySQL Databases
    • Unlimited 10GB Mailboxes
    • 4 Free Wildcard SSL Certificates
    • 70+ 1-Click Installers
    • Free Website Builder: Yes
    Order Now

A hosting platform like no other

Our powerful Linux hosting platform has been designed for you by experts with over twenty years’ industry experience. We provide you with unbeatable load-balanced cloud hosting, meaning there’s no single point of failure and your website performance will never be affected by other users’ websites, visitors or activity. All servers have SSD storage as standard, and we’ve optimised every part of your experience for maximum speed and security. Our hosting is designed to scale as your website grows, meaning the same great performance no matter how popular you get.

Free SSL Certificates

85% of online shoppers say they abandon a purchase when they realise the website is insecure. SSL gives your website the padlock in the browser bar, reassuring visitors they’re safe on your site. Google favours secure sites so it helps to increase your search engine ranking, too.

We provide FREE SSL Certificates to ALL our hosted clients!


Build the website you’ve always wanted

Whether you want to create a hobby blog or a business website, we’ve got you covered. Build your own ecommerce store, photo gallery, portfolio, social network, or anything else you can think of in seconds with our Free Website Builder.

Feature-rich control panel

As well as containing all the practical features you need, your control panel comes with lots of useful extras, including a range of website tools and 70+ one-click installs of popular software titles such as WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Magento, OpenCart, and more.


Frequently asked questions

  • How long will it take to set up my hosting package?
    Your hosting package is set up for you straight after purchase so you can get started right away.

  • What’s your data centre like and where is it based?
    Our UK based state-of-the-art data centre offers the latest in security and environmental technologies and is manned 24/7, ensuring your data and websites are secure and monitored at all times. We have a resilient national network and enterprise level cloud platform so you get the best possible hosting experience.

  • What kind of support do you offer?
    We have a range of guides and tutorials available for you. We also provide personal support just for you via your Client Area. Our support is UK based and we never outsource it, meaning you’re always speaking to someone in the UK who understands our services and platforms inside out.

  • Which programming languages and frameworks can I use?
    You can use whichever programming languages and frameworks you like. Please get in touch if you want to double check if specific legacy versions are supported.

Move to CMS Wales today!

Start reaping the benefits of super fast and reliable websites, databases, and email.
It’s hosting to build your reputation on.


A few weeks ago we moved our hosting operations from Holland to a completely new web hosting platform based here in the UK.

The brand new UK based CMS Wales hosting platform is a Cloud* based system utlising multiple Data Centres located here in the UK. This technological leap forward has allowed CMS Wales to introduce some amazing improvements to the services that all CMS Wales clients can now expect as standard.

*Cloud hosting is based on the most innovative Cloud computing technologies that allow unlimited number of machines to act as one system. Other hosting solutions (shared or dedicated) - depend on one machine only, while cloud hosting security is guaranteed by many servers so allowing 100% Uptime for your website.

There are 10 major improvements including:

THE UK BASED CLOUD HOSTING SERVICE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR

Hosting websites since 1995 has taught us a few things about providing hosting. We know how important both Uptime and Security are to our clients. So our UK based Cloud Hosting Platform has been created from the ground up to give you the perfomance and security you need for your business website.

Our intelligent and advanced UK data centre is kitted out with premium hardware and the latest and greatest security and environmental technologies. With technicians onsite 24/7 every day of the year and a resilient national network for ultimate reliability, you can rest assured that your websites are safe with us.

Fully Feature Web Hosting Platform

Key Features

  • Choose from three powerful platforms: Linux, WordPress, or Windows
  • Autoscaling and load-balanced
  • Enhanced speed and security
  • 100% SSD (solid state drive) storage
  • IPv6 enabled
  • Secure, state-of-the-art UK datacentre
  • Friendly UK support
Choice of Linux, Windows or Wordpress Hosting

SSD storage

Secure Storage

100% SSD storage arrays

We’ve developed an incredibly resilient high performance storage platform utilising 100% SSD storage arrays in a RAID 10 configuration, with battery-backed hardware RAID cards. Storage arrays are then replicated across multiple servers so in the highly unlikely event that disks, arrays or entire servers fail there will be no downtime or impact to your site. We take daily data backups, which are stored at a secured offsite facility. We also run our own bespoke Web Application Firewall that continually monitors and filters out threatening requests before they can even target your website.


Say goodbye to downtime

Say Hello to Autoscaling

Our powerful, bespoke hosting platform has been designed for you by experts with over twenty years’ industry experience. We provide you with unbeatable load-balanced cloud hosting, meaning there’s no single point of failure and your website performance will never be affected by other users’ websites, visitors or activity. All servers have SSD storage as standard, and we’ve optimised every part of your experience for maximum speed and security. Our hosting is designed to automatically scale as your website grows, meaning the same great performance no matter how popular you get.

Cloud Hosting

Move to CMS Wales today!

FREE WILDCARD SSL CERTIFICATES ARE INCLUDED WITH ALL WEB HOSTING PLANS

Choice of Three Web Hosting Platforms:


linux

Linux Hosting
(from £3.99/month)

Our high-powered Linux platform is ideal for running everything from Joomla! to Magento. If you’re not sure what kind of hosting you need or what kind of website you want, Linux is the best choice. It’s fantastic out of the box, but we’ve made it even better.

VIEW LINUX HOSTING PLANS

windows

Windows Hosting
(from £3.99/month)

We’ve designed a solid Windows platform to meet all your web hosting needs. Always up to date – We use only the latest Windows hosting technology for our platform to ensure you’re always benefiting from the very latest features and improvements.

VIEW WINDOWS HOSTING PLANS

wordpress

Wordpress Hosting
(from £3.99/month)

If you run WordPress, you’ll want to take advantage of our bespoke WordPress platform. It’s optimised specifically for WordPress speed and security with lightning fast StackCache caching, MySQL resource handling, and automatic WordPress core updates.

VIEW WORDPRESS HOSTING PLANS


All of our hosting Storage is 100% SSD.

100% Uptime Guaranteee on all Hosting Plans

Fast, secure and reliable UK web hosting from just £3.99/month

All three of our premium UK web hosting platforms include autoscaling and load balancing technologies.
Your choice is between what operating system or content management system you want to use: Linux, Windows or WordPress.


Choice of Three Web Hosting Platforms


linux

Linux Hosting
(from £3.99/month)

Our high-powered Linux platform is ideal for running everything from Joomla! to Magento. If you’re not sure what kind of hosting you need or what kind of website you want, Linux is the best choice. It’s fantastic out of the box, but we’ve made it even better.

VIEW LINUX HOSTING PLANS

windows

Windows Hosting
(from £3.99/month)

We’ve designed a solid Windows platform to meet all your web hosting needs. Always up to date – We use only the latest Windows hosting technology for our platform to ensure you’re always benefiting from the very latest features and improvements.

VIEW WINDOWS HOSTING PLANS

wordpress

Wordpress Hosting
(from £3.99/month)

If you run WordPress, you’ll want to take advantage of our bespoke WordPress platform. It’s optimised specifically for WordPress speed and security with lightning fast StackCache caching, MySQL resource handling, and automatic WordPress core updates.

VIEW WORDPRESS HOSTING PLANS


Based near Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK, and providing world class web hosting since 1995, CMS Wales is one of the oldest and most experienced Web hosting providers in the UK. With our load-balanced cloud platform there’s no single point of failure and so no impact on your website’s performance no matter what!

All of our hosting Storage is 100% SSD.

100% Uptime Guaranteee on all Hosting Plans


A hosting platform like no other

Our powerful hosting platform has been designed for you by experts with over twenty years’ industry experience. We provide you with unbeatable load-balanced cloud hosting, meaning there’s no single point of failure and your website performance will never be affected by other users’ websites, visitors or activity. All servers have SSD storage as standard, and we’ve optimised every part of your experience for maximum speed and security. Our hosting is designed to scale as your website grows, meaning the same great performance no matter how popular you get.

Free Wildcard SSL Certificates

85% of online shoppers say they abandon a purchase when they realise the website is insecure. SSL gives your website the padlock in the browser bar, reassuring visitors they’re safe on your site. Google favours secure sites so it helps to increase your search engine ranking, too.

We provide FREE Wildcard SSL Certificates to ALL our hosted clients!


Build the website you’ve always wanted

Whether you want to create a hobby blog or a business website, we’ve got you covered. Build your own ecommerce store, photo gallery, portfolio, social network, or anything else you can think of in seconds with our Free Website Builder.

Feature-rich control panel

As well as containing all the practical features you need, your control panel comes with lots of useful extras, including a range of website tools and 70+ one-click installs of popular software titles such as WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Magento, OpenCart, and more.


Frequently asked questions

  • How long will it take to set up my hosting package?
    Your hosting package is set up for you straight after purchase so you can get started right away.

  • What’s your data centre like and where is it based?
    Our UK based state-of-the-art data centre offers the latest in security and environmental technologies and is manned 24/7, ensuring your data and websites are secure and monitored at all times. We have a resilient national network and enterprise level cloud platform so you get the best possible hosting experience.

  • What kind of support do you offer?
    We provide personal support just for you via your Client Area. Our support is UK based and we never outsource it, meaning you’re always speaking to someone in the UK who understands our services and platforms inside out.

  • Which programming languages and frameworks can I use?
    You can use whichever programming languages and frameworks you like. Please get in touch if you want to double check if specific legacy versions are supported.

  • Should I pick Windows or Linux?
    You can choose to host your website on either our Windows or Linux platform. If you’re not sure which to pick, go for Linux as it’s industry standard and supports a wider range of languages and software. If you need help deciding which package to go for or more details, please get in touch with our friendly team.

Move to CMS Wales today!

Start reaping the benefits of super fast and reliable websites, databases, and email.
It’s hosting to build your reputation on.


cloud hostngThe term "Cloud Hosting" is one you will hear if you are looking around at various website hosting packages. But there are only a small number of UK web hosts currently offering this solution, including CMS Wales. Many hosting companies have yet to embrace cloud technologies and still host customer websites on standard shared servers. This has been the norm for decades, but does mean if the shared server your website is hosted on goes down, your website goes down with it.

What is Cloud Web Hosting?

Cloud web hosting is hosting that uses the resources of numerous clustered servers. This means your website can use the resources of several servers to accommodate any amount of traffic to your website. This traffic "load" is balanced across the cloud, security is taken care of and hardware resources are always available so they can be used whenever your site needs them. The cluster of servers is called 'The Cloud'.

It may be tempting to opt for a hosting service that offers the cheapest prices, but there are many reasons why that cheap package can ruin your business reputation.

Here are just a few issues that are common with cheap hosting providers:

  1. Frequent Downtime
    Cheap hosting servers experience a lot of downtime. When such servers are down your website cannot be accessed by either visitors or search engines, which hurts your business. Google also penalises websites in the search results if it finds they have a lot of downtime. If your website is down you are losing customers and therefore money. A good hosting service should have uptime minimum of 99.999% (less than 5 minutes of unplanned/unscheduled downtime per YEAR)

Fast, secure and reliable UK Windows web hosting from just £3.99/month

Give your website the home it deserves with one of our market-leading UK Windows hosting packages.


Choice of Three Windows Web Hosting Plans


linux
Windows Hosting
(from £3.99/month)

With a 100% UPTIME GUARANTEE on all Hosting Plans

The CMS Wales Website Builder is included FREE with every Home or Business Web Hosting plan

All of our Windows hosting plans include autoscaling and load balancing technologies.

When you’re building websites using Windows languages, technologies, and software, you need a platform that can handle the workload. We’ve designed a solid Windows platform to meet all your web hosting needs.

  • Windows
    Windows Starter

    £3.99/mo

    Ideal for personal or community sites

    (50GB Monthly Bandwidth)


    • 10GB SSD Webspace
    • 1 Website
    • 1 x 1GB MySQL Database
    • 10 x 10GB Mailboxes
    • 1 Free Wildcard SSL Certificate
    • 70+ 1-Click Installers
    • Free Website Builder: No
    Order Now
  • Windows
    Windows Home

    £5.99/mo

    More space for personal or small business sites

    (Unlimited Monthly Bandwidth)


    • Unlimited SSD Webspace
    • 1 Website
    • Unlimited 1GB MySQL Databases
    • Unlimited 10GB Mailboxes
    • 1 Free Wildcard SSL Certificate
    • 70+ 1-Click Installers
    • Free Website Builder: Yes
    Order Now
  • Windows
    Windows Business

    £9.99/mo

    Optimised for business or eCommerce sites

    (Unlimited Monthly Bandwidth)


    • Unlimited SSD Webspace
    • Up to 4 Websites
    • Unlimited 1GB MySQL Databases
    • Unlimited 10GB Mailboxes
    • 4 Free Wildcard SSL Certificates
    • 70+ 1-Click Installers
    • Free Website Builder: Yes
    Order Now

A hosting platform like no other

Our powerful Windows hosting platform has been designed for you by experts with over twenty years’ industry experience. We provide you with unbeatable load-balanced cloud hosting, meaning there’s no single point of failure and your website performance will never be affected by other users’ websites, visitors or activity. All servers have SSD storage as standard, and we’ve optimised every part of your experience for maximum speed and security. Our hosting is designed to scale as your website grows, meaning the same great performance no matter how popular you get.

Free Wildcard SSL Certificates

85% of online shoppers say they abandon a purchase when they realise the website is insecure. SSL gives your website the padlock in the browser bar, reassuring visitors they’re safe on your site. Google favours secure sites so it helps to increase your search engine ranking, too.

We provide FREE Wildcard SSL Certificates to ALL our hosted clients!


Build the website you’ve always wanted

Whether you want to create a hobby blog or a business website, we’ve got you covered. Build your own ecommerce store, photo gallery, portfolio, social network, or anything else you can think of in seconds with our Free Website Builder.

Feature-rich control panel

As well as containing all the practical features you need, your control panel comes with lots of useful extras, including a range of website tools and 70+ one-click installs of popular software titles such as WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Magento, OpenCart, and more.


Frequently asked questions

  • How long will it take to set up my hosting package?
    Your hosting package is set up for you straight after purchase so you can get started right away.

  • What’s your data centre like and where is it based?
    Our UK based state-of-the-art data centre offers the latest in security and environmental technologies and is manned 24/7, ensuring your data and websites are secure and monitored at all times. We have a resilient national network and enterprise level cloud platform so you get the best possible hosting experience.

  • What kind of support do you offer?
    We have a range of guides and tutorials available for you. We also provide personal support just for you via your Client Area. Our support is UK based and we never outsource it, meaning you’re always speaking to someone in the UK who understands our services and platforms inside out.

  • Which programming languages and frameworks can I use?
    You can use whichever programming languages and frameworks you like. Please get in touch if you want to double check if specific legacy versions are supported.

Move to CMS Wales today!

Start reaping the benefits of super fast and reliable websites, databases, and email.
It’s hosting to build your reputation on.


Fast, secure and reliable UK Wordpress web hosting from just £3.99/month

Give your website the home it deserves with one of our market-leading UK Wordpress hosting packages.


Choice of Three Wordpress Web Hosting Plans


linux
Wordpress Hosting
(from £3.99/month)

With a 100% UPTIME GUARANTEE on all Hosting Plans

All of our Wordpress hosting plans include autoscaling and load balancing technologies.

If you run WordPress, you’ll want to take advantage of our bespoke WordPress platform. We don’t repackage standard shared hosting as ‘WordPress Hosting’; we’ve gone above and beyond to create a completely separate managed platform. It’s optimised specifically for WordPress speed and security with lightning fast StackCache caching, MySQL resource handling, and automatic WordPress core updates all backed by fantastic hardware and support.

  • Wordpress
    WP Starter

    £3.99/mo

    Wallet-friendly single site hosting

    (+1 StackCache Optimisation Plugin)


    • 10GB SSD Webspace
    • 50GB Monthly Bandwidth
    • 1 Timeline Backup
    • 100 x 10GB Mailboxes
    • WordPress Reinstaller
    • 1 Free Wildcard SSL Certificate
    Order Now
  • Wordpress
    WP Professional

    £9.99/mo

    Host up to 10 WordPress websites

    (+10 StackCache Optimisation Plugins)


    • 100GB SSD Webspace
    • 500GB Monthly Bandwidth
    • 10 Timeline Backups
    • 1000 x 10GB Mailboxes
    • WordPress Reinstaller
    • 10 Free Wildcard SSL Certificates
    Order Now
  • Wordpress
    WP Agency

    £19.99/mo

    Host up to 50 WordPress websites

    (+50 StackCache Optimisation Plugins)


    • UNLIMITED SSD Webspace
    • UNLIMITED Monthly Bandwidth
    • 50 Timeline Backups
    • UNLIMITED 10GB Mailboxes
    • WordPress Reinstaller
    • 50 Free Wildcard SSL Certificates
    Order Now

Key Features of all plans

Our Wordpress hosting platform includes the following features as standard
for ultimate speed and security at no extra cost to you.


Automatic WordPress updates

Always forget to update WordPress? Don’t worry, we automatically update your core WordPress installs with the latest security fixes and new features as soon as they’re released.


Built-in plugin monitoring

Our systems are always running checks to identify any potentially abusive plugins and automatically block any that may put your website at risk or have a significant impact on performance.


StackCache

This unique plugin enhances your website caching for consistently quick loading speeds. It works automatically, but you can also manage it yourself directly from your WordPress Dashboard.


Frequently asked questions

  • How long will it take to set up my hosting package?
    Your hosting package is set up for you straight after purchase so you can get started right away.

  • What’s your data centre like and where is it based?
    Our UK based state-of-the-art data centre offers the latest in security and environmental technologies and is manned 24/7, ensuring your data and websites are secure and monitored at all times. We have a resilient national network and enterprise level cloud platform so you get the best possible hosting experience.

  • What kind of support do you offer?
    We have a range of guides and tutorials available for you. We also provide personal support just for you via your Client Area. Our support is UK based and we never outsource it, meaning you’re always speaking to someone in the UK who understands our services and platforms inside out.

  • Which programming languages and frameworks can I use?
    You can use whichever programming languages and frameworks you like. Please get in touch if you want to double check if specific legacy versions are supported.

Move to CMS Wales today!

Start reaping the benefits of super fast and reliable websites, databases, and email.
It’s hosting to build your reputation on.