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Feature rich cloud hosting served with round the clock support, instant activation and a 30 day money back guarantee. 

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Our Hosting Plans

All hosting plans include WordPress, industry standard software regularly updated and the option to upgrade to 400 easy install scripts. 

*We offer over 400 Easy Install Scripts on our L and XL packages.

Prices exclude 10% GST which will be added on checkout when hosting is purchased in Australia.
VAT is not charged in the UK or Europe.
Minimum 12 month term.


Why use QiQ Hosting?

Safe & Secure

We regularly back up your account using Acronis Cloud backup software. Backups are made available at regular intervals of up to 30 days.

Automated Service Provision

QiQ offer fully automated hosting and domain name registration services. You will receive details of your hosting account via email within a few minutes of ordering.

Value for Money

QiQ charges one low yearly fee for an amount of disk space, this space can be allocated into as many email accounts as you wish (on one domain).

Outbound Spam Filtering

We use outbound spam and virus filtering to help prevent email server blacklisting ensuring your messages are delivered.

Choice of Domain Name

You can use any domain name with your QiQ hosted email service (the price of the domain name is not included).

No ‘unlimited’ resources

Our competitors may make claims that bandwidth and disk space is unlimited but we will not lie to our clients. Both bandwidth and disk space is a finite resource and by providing quotas for these resources we do not oversell our services.

Support Knowledgebase

Get the answers to common hosting questions straight from our informative support database. From setting up your mail to creating email forwarders and autoresponders, our collection of articles provides the instant help you need.

User friendly support

All QiQ clients have access to a 24-hour online support system, where queries can be raised and monitored. We pride ourselves on our after-sales technical support. Our friendly and knowledgeable support team are available around the clock to answer any queries you may have.

Spam and Virus Protection

Our email filtering ensures you are protected against threats like spam and viruses. Manage the settings for the spam filters (powered by Apache SpamAssassin™) for your email accounts. Identify spam and send it to a separate folder (Spam Box) or automatically delete it (Auto-Delete) from your account.

24 x 7 Monitoring

Our engineers and system administrators monitor all servers 24 x 7, ensuring that all hardware, networks, and platforms are functioning as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Simple Control Panel

Organise your site files, check your email, manage your email accounts, set up one-click apps, utilise advanced web hosting tools and much more, all from one convenient place.


Our hosting includes a web-based email system so you can access your email via any web browser. Alternatively, you can easily configure your computer or mobile device to access your email.

The LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)

Our Hosting Technology

CloudLinux was released in 2010. Today, it is a must-have for any web host who cares about stability and security and is used by more than 2,000 hosting companies on over 20,000 servers. Cloudlinux is specifically optimised for shared hosting.

Web hosts that use CloudLinux, such as QiQ, report higher uptime, significant improvements such as four times less reboots, and a ten times decrease in number of account suspension required for over utilisation of resources.

QiQ use the latest stable releases of PHP on our servers.

PHP is a programming and scripting language to create dynamic interactive websites. WordPress is written using PHP as the scripting language. Just like WordPress, PHP is also an Open Source.

PHP is a server side programming language. When a user requests a web page that contains PHP code, the code is processed by the PHP module installed on that web server. The PHP pre-processor then generates HTML output to be displayed on the user’s browser screen.

QiQ deploys the latest stable release of mySQL/MariaDB on our servers.

MySQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS). In July 2013, it was the world’s second most widely used RDBMS, and the most widely used open-source client–server model RDBMS.


Hosting FAQ’s

Which scripts can be installed easily?

On hosting packages that include automatic script installation we utilise the Softaculous script installer on our servers. You can see a full list of scripts that can be installed here.

Can I upgrade/downgrade a hosting package?

Yes, simply follow steps below:

  1. Log in to your client portal by selecting “Client Portal” link from the main menu on either http://www.qiq.co.uk/portal or, for Australian clients http://www.qiq.com.au/portal.
  2. Select “My Services” from the menu at the top of the page.
  3. Select the hosting package you wish to upgrade by clicking the little green arrow to the right of the listing.
  4. Click the button labeled “Upgrade/Downgrade”package and follow the prompts.
What do my statistics mean?
  • HITS: represent the total number of requests made to the server during the given time period (month, day, hour etc..).
  • FILES: represent the total number of hits (requests) that actually resulted in something being sent back to the user. Not all hits will send data, such as 404-Not Found requests and requests for pages that are already in the browsers cache.
  • TIP: by looking at the difference between hits and files, you can get a rough indication of repeat visitors, as the greater the difference between the two, the more people are requesting pages they already have cached (have viewed already). Sites is the number of unique IP addresses/hostnames that made requests to the server. Care should be taken when using this metric for anything other than that. Many users can appear to come from a single site, and they can also appear to come from many ip addresses so it should be used simply as a rough guage as to the number of visitors to your server.
  • VISITS: occur when some remote site makes a request for a page on your server for the first time. As long as the same site keeps making requests within a given timeout period, they will all be considered part of the same Visit. If the site makes a request to your server, and the length of time since the last request is greater than the specified timeout period (default is 30 minutes), a new Visit is started and counted, and the sequence repeats. Since only pages will trigger a visit, remotes sites that link to graphic and other non- page URLs will not be counted in the visit totals, reducing the number of false visits.
  • PAGES: are those URLs that would be considered the actual page being requested, and not all of the individual items that make it up (such as graphics and audio clips). Some people call this metric page views or page impressions, and defaults to any URL that has an extension of .htm, .html or .cgi. A KByte (KB) is 1024 bytes (1 Kilobyte). Used to show the amount of data that was transfered between the server and the remote machine, based on the data found in the server log.
  • SITE: is a remote machine that makes requests to your server, and is based on the remote machines IP Address/Hostname.
  • URL: Uniform Resource Locator. All requests made to a web server need to request something. A URL is that something, and represents an object somewhere on your server, that is accessable to the remote user, or results in an error (ie: 404 – Not found). URLs can be of any type (HTML, Audio, Graphics, etc…).
  • REFERRERS: are those URLs that lead a user to your site or caused the browser to request something from your server. The vast majority of requests are made from your own URLs, since most HTML pages contain links to other objects such as graphics files. If one of your HTML pages contains links to 10 graphic images, then each request for the HTML page will produce 10 more hits with the referrer specified as the URL of your own HTML page.
  • SEARCH STRINGS: are obtained from examining the referrer string and looking for known patterns from various search engines. The search engines and the patterns to look for can be specified by the user within a configuration file. The default will catch most of the major ones.
  • USER AGENTS: are a fancy name for browsers. Netscape, Opera, Konqueror, etc.. are all User Agents, and each reports itself in a unique way to your server. Keep in mind however, that many browsers allow the user to change it’s reported name, so you might see some obvious fake names in the listing. Note: Only available if that information is contained in the server logs.
  • ENTRY/EXIT PAGES: are those pages that were the first requested in a visit (Entry), and the last requested (Exit). These pages are calculated using the Visits logic above. When a visit is first triggered, the requested page is counted as an Entry page, and whatever the last requested URL was, is counted as an Exit page.
  • COUNTRIES: are determined based on the top level domain of the requesting site. This is somewhat questionable however, as there is no longer strong enforcement of domains as there was in the past. A .COM domain may reside in the US, or somewhere else. An .IL domain may actually be in Isreal, however it may also be located in the US or elsewhere. The most common domains seen are .COM (US Commercial), .NET (Network), .ORG (Non-profit Organization) and .EDU (Educational). A large percentage may also be shown as Unresolved/Unknown, as a fairly large percentage of dialup and other customer access points do not resolve to a name and are left as an IP address.
  • RESPONSE CODES: are defined as part of the HTTP/1.1 protocol These codes are generated by the web server and indicate the completion status of each request made to it.
Do you have a knowledgebase?

Yes, to review other FAQ’s, please visit our Knowledgebase.

Where are your Terms and Conditions?

Our terms and conditions are located here.

Wordpress Hosting

Released in 2003, WordPress now powers over 30% of all websites. The ease and speed at which a WordPress site can be deployed have led to the popularity of this flexible platform.

Many WordPress sites reside on standard shared web hosting. However, as a site grows in popularity WordPress presents significant challenges when speed and performance are required and resources need to be managed amongst a number of users.

It is these challenges that have led to QiQ sourcing some of the best WordPress hosting available. We recognise you have a business to run or a blog post to write and the last thing you need to worry about is managing the technology behind your WordPress installs.

If your WordPress site is mission-critical, this is what you’ve been waiting for.

Our WordPress servers utilise technology fine-tuned to get your pages displayed faster and utilise server resources in an efficient manner. Try it for yourself to see the difference a WordPress-optimised hosting environment can make to your site.

No Quibble Guarantee

QiQ offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. In the unlikely event you are dissatisfied with our hosting services simply email support and we will refund you in full – no quibble, no hassle. Because they are reusable, domain names are excluded from the money-back guarantee.