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  • Slightly off the topic of bikes I know but I'm hoping someone here might have some words of wisdom they would be willing to share.

    I am building a website and need to source a web hosting company- can anyone recommend any/ tell me any I should avoid?

    Many thanks

  • Holy crap. How long is a piece of string? What bike should you buy?

    Budget
    Platform
    Expected traffic
    Budget
    Budget
    Services needed
    Budget
    Expectations
    Skills
    Dedicated
    Shared
    Complex
    Virtual

    I could go on and on and on...Developers - Pfftt! Hosting is always the last consideration.

  • Dreamhost

    More space than you'll ever need and cheap as chips. I believe I can even give you some sort of voucher / discount as an existing customer.

  • Dreamhost can be slow to eu, or has been in the past. Just fyi :)

  • See my earlier comments then...It can easily get complicated and can be an in depth topic BUT it is completely dependent on your requirements and whether your budget matches your requirements.

    Cheap and cheerful gives you lots of options in the UK and European Market. No one in particular to avoid, all companies have had issues over time.

    Remember though - you get what you pay for. Don't expect bulletproof for £4.99/month. Or for £49.99/month for that matter.

  • I use one.com and know fuckall bout hosting. worked a treat for me, hosting basic html or flash stuff

  • Cheers all.

    It's going to be an online portfolio, don't reckon that I'll need more than 5gb of storage space initially, also should have mentioned that it's a co.uk domain- have noticed that some web hosting companies don't cater for those domains. Rough budget £7- £10 a month.

  • That's because you'll end up with lots os US based companies due to your search results.

    You can also look at Amen as well, European based so no issues with the domains. 1&1 are also well thought of, amongst others.

    When you're budget goes north of £1k a month, do let me know.

  • I'm looking forward to the day my budget goes north of £1k a month!

    Cheers again everyone.

  • "a small orange" are cheap and cheerful

  • I've always found 34sp.com to be very reliable and helpful...

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        I use one.com and know fuckall bout hosting.
    

    Yeah I second this, they're ridiculously cheap, and their basic webhosting is free for the first year (apart from £10 setup fees), which will be more than enough for a portfolio... then on its about £25 a year including domain name. Their live help is really good too...

  • how about hostgator? i know fuck all about this stuff but will need to soon

  • Have gone with one.com.

    2 recommendations was good enough for me...

    Cheers again.

  • I've always found 34sp.com to be very reliable and helpful...

    Ditto - very good company.

  • too late but..

    Daily.co.uk - cheap, reliable, & helpline answered by REAL people in Nottingham

  • Green Hosting for me every time.. a bit more pricey but 100% wind powered and really really personably helpful.. we can no longer ignore the sheer amount of energy that internet delivery is consuming.. can we?!?

  • Green Hosting for me every time.. a bit more pricey but 100% wind powered and really really personably helpful.. we can no longer ignore the sheer amount of energy that internet delivery is consuming.. can we?!?

    Personally I like my servers to be nuclear powered.

  • Personally I like my servers to be nuclear powered.

    +1

  • Personally I like my servers to be nuclear powered.

    you need em to be..

  • Thread dredge...

    I'm currently with A Small Orange, on their medium package (1.5gb space, 35gb bandwidth, shared server with SSH shell access) and I pay $10 a month. I'd ideally like something similar but UK based. I'm finding my site hosted with ASO seems to lag a lot, or takes ages to load (running a few SQL based web things, mostly just Wordpress).

    Ideally, I'd like a similar interface too ASO as well, ie CPanel. Any recommendations?

  • bumpity... looking to transfer my webhosting and renew some domains. Despite managing to build a few basic websites with dreamweaver and somehow getting them to work I am pretty clueless so would like a very simple platform to put them onto and also cheap, uk based service. Have previously used GoDaddy and then Strato. Would recommend neither.

  • What's your budget per month? And what is your level of experience (can you build a server, or do you just know FTP?)?

  • I've been with Clook for a few years and they have been superb. They also host my photographer's association site and a very busy email list. A number of other photographer use them as well and we have all had nothing but good to say about them.

    They are also based here in the UK with UK servers. Support is very, very good.

    http://www.clook.co.uk/welcome/257

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