Database Hosting

Our database hosting experts help free your time

At Claranet we configure, manage and monitor thousands of SQL and MySQL databases on behalf of our customers, freeing them to focus their attention on helping their businesses grow. Our certified DBA team, with many years of database experience, ensure that your database estate is optimised around the clock.

Why host your databases with Claranet?

  • Recognised as a leader by Gartner
  • Expert solution architecture included
  • UK data centres. UK support 24x7x365
  • Flexible management options

Why choose Claranet for Hosting services?

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Third Financial hires Claranet to provide secure systems

Third Financial hires Claranet to provide secure systems

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Freeing you to focus on growing your business

Database Hosting service overview

Database service

Claranet provide an instance of an operating system that is running database server software such as Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL. Claranet manage the infrastructure up to the database server configuration level. You can access the database instance using database tools to perform queries. To protect your database availability you cannot access the operating system or database server configuration to make changes. Any changes or additions to database structure are submitted via change request. Additional database servers can be added to create a segregated database environment.

Self-service hypervisor

Claranet provide a virtualisation hypervisor on hardware dedicated to you. You use a self-service portal to provision and change virtual machines, and carry the responsibility for managing all operating systems, applications and databases.

Managed hypervisor

Similar to the self-service hypervisor except that all provisioning is performed by Claranet.

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Flexible management levels


How we work with you


Our expert solution architects and account teams work with you to design the right solution for your needs. We consider your requirements concerning your database availability, performance and security, now and in the future, balancing your attitude to cost and risk. We provide discussion documents, business cases, proposals and clear Statements of Works.


We install and configure your database solution so you don’t have to. You get an assigned project owner and delivery engineer as standard. For more complex solutions Claranet will produce customer specific ‘runbook’ that contains relevant detail about your application.


We take care of the ongoing 24x7 management and monitoring of your service. However, you retain the control you need with access to around the clock UK support. Choose the level of management that is right for you.


Circumstances and objectives change. Working with an understanding of your business and new technologies and services, our teams are available to work with you on your strategic planning and roadmap development.

Database Hosting business benefits

Business Benefits of scaling and flexibility


Choose the level of management that is right for you

Business Benefit of partnership


Working with us feels like a natural extension to your team

Business Benefit of freeing up your time to focus


Free up your team to focus on growing your business

Questions? Get in contact with us

Make a sales enquiry

Please fill out the form below with your sales enquiry and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. If you are looking for technical support please email

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We aim to respond to all email enquiries within 5 working days, but we usually respond within 24 hours.

Speak to a member of the team

Please give us a call on 0207 685 8000 between 09:00 - 17:30 Monday to Friday to speak with one of the sales team.

For small business enquiries, please call Claranet SOHO on 0800 640 8009

Looking for technical support? Our UK support team are available 24x7x365 to help on 0330 390 0500