As of May 2017, WPX Hosting now offers high-powered, SSD servers based in London to its UK and European users.
While our original datacentre in Chicago gives us strong coverage in the US and Asia, we wanted an even stronger foothold for our European customers, which is now partly offered.
If you're new to WPX Hosting, the UK hosting option can be found here on our Plans page:
Should I move my site?
If you or your target audience is based in or around Europe, it may be beneficial for you to host your website closer to home.
These new UK servers are just as strong and high-spec as our superfast servers in Chicago’s Lakeside Technology Center.
You can therefore expect the very same levels of network strength, reliability, and speed as you experienced from our Chicago servers, only now you can benefit from even higher performance, faster conversions, and improved SEO if you’re based in Europe.
We recommend migrating your WPX Hosting websites - which we'll do for free for you - over to our London-based servers if you are operating in and around Europe. In this case, we also recommend familiarising yourself with the EU's new General Data Protection Regulations.
If you are not operating in or near the European area, then you need not be concerned.
So it's time to migrate?
Migration is extremely easy – in fact, it’s so easy you don’t actually have to do anything! Simply inform our Support Team here that you wish to move to our London servers.
Once we’ve been informed, we’ll begin moving your site from our servers in Chicago to London. Don’t forget that your migration will be completely free!
Again, we recommend migrating to our new London servers only if your website/online business operates within the European area, or is at least physically closer to London than it is to Chicago.
When will my site reach London?
As standard, please expect your migration to be complete in up to 48 hours after migration begins however, it your migration will likely be complete sooner than this. In the meantime, your website will remain up and running and you can continue with business as usual.
You will still have access to the same high-speed hosting and features as before, like DDoS Protection, unlimited free SSL Certificates, Site Staging, 28-day backups (and manual backups), managed migrations, PHP 7, and HTTP/2!
If ever you need help, or are wondering whether to relocate to our London servers, just raise a support ticket with us here:
and we'll answer ASAP!