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Business Smart - Launch

Monthly Plan

For 6 Months

£5.99 payable today
(Then 24.49/mo. Prices ex. VAT)

Business Smart - Launch

1-Year Plan (Save 30%)

equiv. Per month
£201.59 payable today
(renews @ £24.00/mo. Prices ex. VAT)

Business Smart - Launch

3-Year Plan (Save 50%)

equiv. Per month
£422.50 payable today
(renews @ £23.47/mo. Prices ex. VAT)

Business Smart - Develop

Monthly Plan 

For 6 Months

£6.99 payable today
(Then £27.49/mo. Prices ex. VAT)

Business Smart - Develop

1-Year Plan (Save 30%)

equiv. Per month
£226.79 payable today
(renews @ £26.90/mo. Prices ex. VAT)

Business Smart - Develop

3-Year Plan (Save 50%)

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£476.99 payable today
(renews @ £26.50/mo. Prices ex. VAT)

Business Smart - Growth

Monthly Plan

For 6 Months

£7.99 payable today
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Business Smart - Growth

1-Year Plan (Save 30%)

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£260.39 payable today
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Business Pro - Success

3-Year Plan (Save 50%)

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£549.00 payable today
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Business Smart - Success

Monthly Plan 

For 6 Months

£8.99 payable today
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Business Smart - Success

1-Year Plan (Save 30%)

equiv. Per month
£277.19 payable today
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3-Year Plan (Save 50%)

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Launch or transfer your business website. Great for sites with a large number of customers.

Develop your business website to cope with a higher number of customers and bandwidth.

Grow your business to include digital services, downloadable purchases and media rich content.

Websites for successful business that load quickly without delay.

Example Customers:

Small Legal Firm, Marketing Agency, Business Coach, Online Forum, SME CRM hosting

Contract Termination, Jewellry Shop, Wooden Toy Shop, Online Advice Site, Popular Blog

Photographer, Clothing Shop, Accountancy Firm, Elearning Services, Mobile Services

Accountant, Legal Firm, Financial Services, Competition Site, Car Accessories Shop

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Free Hippo Pro Email


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Free SSL Certificate

Free Website Migration


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Hippo Shared

Our great value shared hosting plans are the perfect way to get started online. Fast, reliable and secure, with a FREE domain name, email and SSL

Business Smart

The natural step when you outgrow our Hippo Shared Hosting. This managed platform, gives to VPS performance, without the hassle.

Hippo VPS

Our cloud based Virtual Private Servers (VPS), give you unrivalled performance and maximum flexibility to deploy any kind of web based application.

Web Designer Club

Our exclusive club  for Web Designers, Developers &  Agencies. Tailor your hosting requirements to your customer, and save up to 50% on our services. Plus loads of other great benefits.

The Business SmartProcess

We work with you to make the onboarding process of your business pro account as simple as possible.



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1) Domain & Hosting

2) Configure Your Hosting

3) Choose Add Ons

4) Deploy Site & Launch


Domain & Hosting

Before you can use a website on our Business Smart Hosting, you will need a domain name. You can use an existing one, transfer it to us, or buy a new one.

After this, you need to select the Business Smart hosting plan that is right for you.

To get some great advice on how to choose a great domain name, or how to transfer it to us, simply consult our comprehensive knowledge base or contact a Hippo Helper support agent by clicking on the buttons below.


Configure Your Hosting

You can configure your hosting in a few clicks. You just need to decide how many free and additional mailboxes you want and if you want to benefit from our enhanced backup / site maintenance service.


Choose Add-ons

Each of our Business Smart Hosting Plans has a range of option add-ons to help you get the most out of your hosting.  These include premium SSL certificates, SEO management tools and VPN tools.

If you need any advice on these add-ons, simply consult our comprehensive knowledge base or contact a Hippo Helper support agent by clicking on the buttons below.


Deploy Site & Launch

As soon as your payment has cleared, your Business Smart hosting will be provisioned instantly. It will take a few minutes for the software to install, and then it will be ready for you to use. Just check your portal, which will tell you when the server is up and running.

If you have an existing website, we can help you transfer it to its new home for free. Alternatively, you way wish to get in touch with our design team, so see if we can help you make build your perfect site.

Always remember that a good website is never finished. It needs looking after to keep it fresh and in tip-top condition. You also need to drive traffic to your site. We work with some of the best SEO experts in the industry, to rapidly build organic traffic to your website.

If you want to find out more about our website design services, or want to learn about increasing website traffic, click the buttons below.

Awesome Add-ons To Enhance Your Business Smart Hosting

Awesome Add-ons To Enhance Your Hippo VPS Hosting

Datacenter Location

During the order process you can choose where you want your hosting to be located. It is always best to choose the site closest to your main website audience.

Automatic Backup

For ultimate peace of mind, the Automated Backup operation takes all the stress of out generating backups, allowing them to be restored with a few clicks.


Capture an image of your installation at a given time. This option is easy to use, and perfect for quickly restoring your whole installation or securing it before you make changes.

Advanced DDOS Protection

Add an additional layer of protection to keep your service online and operating normally even when they are the target of attacks. It stops attacks in minutes, making your website secure, with no decrease in speed.

Choice of Control Panels

All our Hippo Business Pro Plans come with the Plesk web control panel as standard. You can also choose to upgrade to cPanel, if you are more familiar with the features.

Choice of Control Panel, OS or Application

There are a huge range of control panels, operating systems or applications that are installed instantly when you provision your server. Your configuration will be ready for you to use in just a few minutes. Talk about hassle-free!

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Business Smart is Faster!

Our latest server hardware is optimised to give you up to 40% improvement in website performance. Your customers won’t be hanging around waiting for your pages to load, so they wont be tempted to go elsewhere!

What gives our servers the performance edge?

AMD EPYC Processors
These are specifically designed for the most demanding server applications and offer exceptional performance. They are also the most energy efficient processors, so they are better for the environment too!

NVME SSD drives (Non-Volatile Memory Express Solid State Drives)
These offer up to 7x the data throughput over standard SSDs. By using these, even the most resource intensive websites fly along!

Optimised Web server
Our optimised Apache/nginx web server, with ultra efficient caching, ensures that your webpages are always ready to serve to your clients.

Top Notch Support
The Hippo Helpers will be there when you need us responding quickly to your support needs.


Faster Processors


Faster Storage


Faster Web Server

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for your Business

Why do people choose Hipposerve? It's because we are great at what we do and fantastic value too. Just look at the headline stats below.

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Hosted Websites

Email Accounts

99.9% Uptime

Hours Downtime

Hipposerve website transfers are free - best UK web hosting

Transfer your Website
to us for Free!

We understand that transferring a website isn't an easy process. This is why we offer a FREE website transfer service, to move your website, email, and other online services to Hipposerve. No website is the same, so we work with you to develop a web transfer plan and timescale.
In addition, we:


Liaise with your existing provider to give you a seemless transfer


Audit and optimise your existing website where possible


Transfer domains, emails and other associated services.

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Business Smart Hosting FAQ's

Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions
What's the Difference between Hippo Hosting and Business Smart?

Hippo Business Pro plans use VPS technology. VPS stands for Virtual Private Server meaning that the entire file system of the machine is yours. Unlike our Hippo Hosting packages, all of the disk space, RAM, virtual CPU cores, etc. will be dedicated for your use.

Is Business Smart hosting set up instantly?

Yes! Your server will boot up as soon as your invoice is paid. After your chosen control panel will be installed. This typically takes a few minutes, and then you can start using your Business Smart hosting.

Will I need a domain name for my Business Smart Hosting?

Yes, in order for people to be able to find your website or online application you will need a domain name. The good news is you can get a FREE domain name (certain TLD's only) for one year. (See our T&C's for full details)

What control panels does the Business Smart hosting come with?

Business Smart hosting comes the robust and versatile HippoPanel, which is based on the easy to use, yet powerful Webuzo Control Panel.




Does my Business Smart plan come with SSH access?

No, Business Smart is a managed service that provides Hassle Free hosting with the power of a VPS server. If you would like to have full root access to the inner workings of your own VPS, we recommend that you look at our Hippo VPS plans.



How many websites can I Host on my Business Smart hosting?

You can have as many domain names as you like linked to the account. However, as this is a managed plan, we recommend only hosting one website per account. Hipposerve are unable to manage multiple websites on one account. If you need to run multiple websites, we recommend you choose one of our VPS hosting options.



Can I host adult content on my Business Smart Hosting?

No, Hipposerve has a very strict, zero tolerance adult hosting policy. We do not allow any content that could be considered adult or X-rated.

Please check your Acceptable Use Policy for full details of prohibited content.

What happens if I use up all of my storage space?

First of all, this is very unlikely as all our plans have generous storage space. The average website is less on 1GB in size!

If you do run out of disk space, your VPS will not be able to complete all its tasks properly, and you will start to get errors.

Don't worry, though, we are able to add additional storage space from as little as £1 per 40 GB per month.

Just contact our support team here, and we will be happy to discuss your options with you.


Do you offer a backup service?

Yes. During the sign-up process you’ll be able to order back up services for your server.

We will automatically back up everything once a day and these can be restored by contacting our support team, who can get you up and running.

If you do not choose a backup option, it is up to you to secure your data, or you can purchase one of our Hippo Care Plans and we will mange this for you.

What billing cycles do you offer?

On most of our products we offer monthly, annual or 3 year billing cycles.

In most cases, the longer the billing cycle, the more money you save.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, direct debit and more than 50 different cryptocurrency coins.

We are also able to accept BACS payments by arrangement for annual or 3 yearly billing cycles only.

Can I resell my Business Smart Hosting space?

We offer specific hosting plans for web designers and developers who want to publish more than one website.

Significant savings can be had by signing up to one of these packages.

The more sites you add, the cheaper each site becomes!

We also take care of all the techie work, so you can get on with your design business

Can I have additional domains pointed at my account?

Yes, we actually recommend it. The more versions of your business name that you have parked or being used as an alias, the less chance there is of someone else using that name and passing themselves off as you.

All our packaged allow multiple domain name parking and our technical team will help you set it up.

Can I run an ecommerce site?

Of course, we support and are able to offer advice on a range of E-Commerce solutions.

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