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eternalnomad
21st June 2005, 13:28
Hi,

I am looking for any recommendations on decent webhosting companies

I need :-

PHP, mySQL databases, webmail, decent number of mailboxes, competitive pricing. (oh yes and a support service that bothers to respond if there are issues with the service)

I only want to host a few company webpages to the public and some "private" stuff in the database so I dont need huge data transfer facilities.

Any recommendations are gratefully received

I have already looked at 1&1 and Easyspace - both look to have decent hosting packages - do any of you guys use these people ?


Thanks in advance
Eternal

SupremeSpod
21st June 2005, 13:30
You could always try "Zen"

spod.

widgetdance
21st June 2005, 13:54
I have found these chaps to be quite good. Depends what you need. www.4uhosting.co.uk/ (http://www.4uhosting.co.uk/)
You cant get at them at the mo as they are remodling.

fiddleabout
21st June 2005, 15:34
There is huge competition in this area so prices are low (which means customer service is not of the best).

I used to use www.supanames.co.uk/ (http://www.supanames.co.uk/) who's cheapest package was pretty good. I moved on to a dedicated server (hosting all the sites) when traffic volume on one of the sites started to make it slow. Strangely enough they were doing an expensive package with a limit of about a couple of gig a month but the rock bottom no limits but bandwidth shared with all the other sites on the box worked reasonably well until I started getting over that.

xoggoth
21st June 2005, 15:55
Bandwqidth! Tchoh! Interest in our business has expanded so much in the last 6 months I have had to webhosters who use two bits of string.

fiddleabout
21st June 2005, 16:05
Xoggoth - I put some tips on optimisation for decent google ranking s on www.************.co.uk (http://www.************.co.uk) some time ago which you might find handy. They are very basic but you'll find that loads of sites don't do anything other than hope.

Mind you I guess it depends on how many newt fanciers are searching google too :rolleyes

stuker
21st June 2005, 17:58
i use www.lohost.co.uk (http://www.lohost.co.uk) and recommend them highly. Exellent uptime and support @ competitive prices.

xoggoth
21st June 2005, 18:13
Cheers fiddle. Think I've done all the things you recommend but I will go through the checklist. As you say, it's probably the content. I am thinking of adding some short videos of slugs mating, and putting "slimy sex" in the keywords. Or earthworms (hermaphrodites like various invertebrates) "Shemales at it". That should bring em in.

xoggoth
21st June 2005, 18:17
stuker sounds very like stehuk, but it could not possible be old good ol' sh, the post does not run to 40,0000 words.

fiddleabout
21st June 2005, 19:46
> hermaphrodites like various invertebrates

One spineless vertebrate here (hint: left or right hand?) can go feck himself too :)

Ardesco
22nd June 2005, 13:36
I'll send something accorss to you later that will hopefully be competative :)

TommyFlockton
22nd June 2005, 17:44
www.webfusion.co.uk for the last 5 years with no problems. May be worth looking at.www.webfusion.co.uk (http://www.webfusion.co.uk)

NumptyCorner
22nd June 2005, 17:49
Tommy You've madw 112 posts yet I've never seen you before!

You are a spy

hugebrain
22nd June 2005, 23:53
If you are a real man then tektonic is the only way to go.

Cheap ($15) and you get a linux password and that's it. No need for support, just using tektonic proves what an ubergeek you are.


P.S. anyone know how to set up linux so you can send email from outlook express?