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  1. SecNam

    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    after speaking to a few members alot always ask who is reliable and who is not when it comes down to hosting.

    If you have a spare minute can you list who you recomend and who to avoid when hosting a mini site to full reseller.

    no affiliate links please...
     
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  3. rjs_essex United Kingdom

    rjs_essex Well-Known Member

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    I know some people have had issues with their support but for me I have been a Heart Internet hosting reseller for a few years now and never had a problem. Their support has always been extremely quick and efficient (although there is no telephone support)... Down time is very rare and their eXtend control panel does everything I need it to do although it may not be as advanced as some people would want...

    Rich :cool:
     
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    I would second that. Used HI for about a year now...
     
  5. deconstruction

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    i use rshosting.co.uk + webhosting.uk.com

    never had any problems with either (touch wood)
     
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    fish Well-Known Member

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    ditto with Heart Internet though am now using Memset for vps/mini server
     
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    I like EZPZ Hosting.

    It's not that nothing bad ever happens it's just when it does it is sorted out fast.
     
  8. Skinner

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    I have dreamhost for bandwidth heavy but cpu light stuff, rackspace for a few clients (costly but have a monkey army to look after the servers), and most my stuff I use evohosting both shared and dedicated (exactly same package one of my clients is on at rackspace for 10k+Vat a year Evo do for 6k+Vat and both are comparable if not leaning in EVO's way for flexibility), I have other hosting accounts but hardly use them, only keep them there incase the world caves in.
     
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    grantw Well-Known Member

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    For mini sites, If you don't mind non UK hosting I've been using hostgator for a while, really can't fault them. Cheap, loads of space/bandwidth, you can chat live to tech support and there's someone there within 30 seconds of opening the chat window, 24 hours a day.

    Grant
     
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    Downtownhost . com, cheap, lots of space, unlimited add on domains, doing a 25% off for life offer as well.

    And Vidahost
     
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    I use Hostgator for sites.

    Not the fastest in the world, but they're very cheap for a VPS and apart from one blip with billing they've been reliable and offer 24hr live support.
     
  12. golddiggerguy United Kingdom

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    • Mini sites with 100 MySql Db's for WordPress installs. US based but does the job BlueHost
    • Windows based for ASP and PHP for Expression Engine installs thats seems the fastest out of 4-5 companies we tried FAST2HOST
    • Client websites and larger projects in house with UK based servers Krystal Hosting

    Just to add DomainMonster for domain reg seem to be super fast unlike 123-reg and control panel on apr with 123-reg so quite good.
     
  13. DanEZPZ

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    Thank you very much for the recommendation peacock :D

    Dan
     
  14. davedevelopment United Kingdom

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    Currently using slicehost for my VPS, had an outage the other day, but it's an inperfect world. Admin panel is good, including an AJAX terminal, billing is easy and the price is right for me.
     
  15. Skinner

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    Ty_, I thought Hostgator withdrawn their VPS after the soft launch didn't go very well ?

    VPS Hosting | Linux VPS Servers with cPanel from HostGator

    Their prices was good.

    Dave, arn't slicehost part of Rackspace now ? When I was talking to a rackspace monkey about their cloud hosting (surprisingly cheap for RS), they mentioned that.

    Whats their control panel like compared to say cpanel/whm ?
     
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    Apologies, I didn't realise they weren't still offering it to new customers - maybe they had issues scaling it up?
     
  17. Skinner

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    I read on their forums a while ago (like a year ago) they was having problems getting a tech specialised in it or something like that. I haven't used HG for the best part of a year, when I moved the site to another host.

    I'm looking for a VPS at the moment to host a side project, but I don't want the hassle of unmanaged and I don't wanna pay for managed, HG looked ideal as I only left them because their throttles/rate restriction resulted in some sites being painfully slow.

    Edit: I currently have http://www.dreamhost.com/hosting-vps.html, but their control panel makes me nautious.
     
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  18. davedevelopment United Kingdom

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    Yeah they are, the outage I mentioned was actually a RackSpace outage. When I said control panel I meant the VPS kind, soft reboot, hard reboot, snapshots, resource monitoring etc, I think all SliceHosts VPS' are unmanaged.
     
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    I have reseller accounts at both NamesCo and Rochen. Both provide excellent support. I picked Rochen to host my Joomla sites as they host the joomla.org site.

    eetc
     
  20. dougs United Kingdom

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    cms??

    Do any of the resellers have some cms systems?

    We want to create lots of simple sites and use the hosts cms system to deskill the job

    Can you do that with heart? Does anyone have any examples?

    Any other hosts that can do this....hostgator???

    Doug
     
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  21. Skinner

    Skinner Well-Known Member

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    Doug, the vast majority of cPanel hosts will have fantastico as a basic, and more upper level ones installatron. Both of these are capable of installing a selection of CMS style programs from templating systems, content management, frameworks, blogs and portals.

    Most will have b2evolution, Pivot, WordPress, Drupal, Soholaunch, Moodle, Code Igniter, Coranto, Joomla, Mambo, ocPortal, PHP-Nuke, Xoops, Zikula.
     
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