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  1. jimmc United Kingdom

    jimmc Active Member

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    Hi All,

    Any feedback on the best business hosting,got to be UK

    Also dedicated or cloud?

    Any help appreciated..

    (Q) this be here or another section??
     
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  3. wizard

    wizard Well-Known Member

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    I use webhostingbuzz i moved several dedicated servers across to them these guys have been very good with amazing support I would recommend them.

    Sent from my Oneplus One
     
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    Yeah I saw his ad on here but was wondering why others hadnt gone for it?

    But thanks for the reply, I'm running this past my tech guy now...
     
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    What are your key requirements? What is most important to you?

    Rgds
     
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    People don't have to reply to the thread to go with it..

    Sent from my Oneplus One
     
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    For hosting you can always go with WebHost UK , Regarding dedicated or Cloud it really depends on your requirement , what exactly your site requires.
     
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    Have used tsohost.co.uk for a while now, can't fault them.
     
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    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    ...but be careful, there is a strong suggestion that mtalk owns this host (and others). Look at his previous posts, all about this host. They may be a good host, but get recommendations first.
     
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    Rackspace all the way - been with them 12 years now and having moved from dedicated servers to cloud - we have only ever had one issue - their telephone line being down temporarily when we needed some complex zones setting up for email.

    We learned 13 years ago that skimping on hosting - when you are an online business - is suicide.

    I know things have changed but so have Rackspace's charges - cloud servers starting from £30 a month with complete control of scalability is excellent value for money whichever way you look at it.

    TW

    p.s. I don't work for them ;)
     
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    We're leaving Rackspace having been with them for 8 years. Their prices and quality of service have both been going in the wrong direction for two years plus.

    I no longer recommend them and would no longer consider them for any new servers.
     
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    TinkyWinky Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    Hi Martin-s

    That's one I have not heard before! Do you have a dedicated account manager?

    On the value, seriously?

    The new Windows 2012 R2 Next Generation Cloud servers are about 25% cheaper than before, so for a 2GB RAM 'server' we're paying around £50 a month. I know you can get it cheaper - like £25 or 30 for similar - but it's the whole management and support package, their infrastructure etc. not just the actual hosting.

    Based on our experience - there's no where that beats that - but unfortunately, the only way to truly find out is when you have a crisis! With a huge amount of reliance to keep our sites live, I'd rather not for the sake of what is a very minor amount of money.

    To put into context -up until 2010 we were paying around £3000 a month to Rackspace for dedicated, RAID and load balanced servers with back ups - we've saved around 80% on that figure and have more servers of a far higher spec.

    Cheers
    TW
     
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    Thank you for all of the recommendations!
     
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    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Why are you thanking everyone for recommendations when you are a hosting company owner? :confused: Not signed in as mdrussell instead of jimmc have you? :p
     
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    :p

    A customer spends time from their day to recommend us, I like to say thank you. Word of mouth is king for us.
     
  16. jimmc United Kingdom

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    Thanks for this everyone.

    I'm being told that its a good deal for that price.

    But our tech guy says; I normally go with one of the Host Europe group companies, Webfusion, Heart Internet etc - mainly because their setup is solid, they are not reselling, own their own datacentres etc so theres no middle men involved.

    The servers tend to be pretty solid, had very few issues with them over the years and the support is good

    mdrussell I'm a bit confused as to why you'd be thanking people for recommenadation here, when its me who is looking for feedback on the best of whats out there in the UK market and your services as theyve been brought up here in my string?

    Jim.
     
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    Moved over to ukservers.com for my dedicated, quite cheap and decent support.

    Have their own dc too!
     
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    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    I think he was just thanking those that mentioned his hosting company specifically, not any recommendations. Was a little thrown because he said "recommendations", but there was only the one in this thread.
     
  19. jimmc United Kingdom

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    Yeah I guess so Ian and my tech says its a good deal. The downside is limit on the bandwidth.

    Its for my property sales site and we expect rapid growth, a lot of importnt info that has to be mirrored/backed-up etc, etc and while I dont need this right now, I want to sign up to something today that I can upgrade and not have to shop about in the foreseeable future.
     
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    Maybe that's your experience with their cloud servers - but I don't actually rate their cloud infrastructure.

    Our servers with them have always been dedi - approaching £1k/mo per box (Quad Xeon, RAID5, 24GB RAM, etc.).

    As much as the price it has been the number of support failings. Shocking some of them to be honest.
     
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    We were with Webfusion for years but moved away after a server failure that took days for them to sort out and even then they were unable to restore a full backup. Luckily I had my own backup but the downtime was far too long and it was very frustrating phoning up lots of times speaking to monkeys who didn't have a clue - just felt helpless and was worried that search engine rankings would suffer from the downtime.
     
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