As a stopgap I buy a package from 123reg.co.uk and spend the best part of two days building a website myself. A week later I notice that they've billed me twice so I email support. Today I get an email back saying that "as requested they have cancelled the package". They've deleted the lot. Part of the package was backups - I had no way of doing a backup, they provided that service too. Backups disappear with deleted packages.
Unbelievable. No wonder we've lost every scrap of industry Britain ever had to foreign competition.
Sorry folks... back a.s.a.p.