Discussion in 'Hosting' started by diablo, Dec 30, 2015.
Anyone using Namecheap for hosting?
Looking to get a reseller account there.
I used them in the past and they were solid. Only reason I left is because I lost interest in the site I hosted with them and took it offline eventually.
Now, I could be talking rubbish, but I think they were something to do with Webhosting Buzz. When I had a problem with Namecheap ages ago the chap who runs Webhosting Buzz (who posts on here) very kindly assisted me in resolving it.
Currently working out how easy / difficult it wuill be to move multiple hosting accounts to the one reseller account and I use Namecheap for dotcoms and saw their hosting deals looked good.
In case you're shopping around this looks good - Smart Hosting signed up for a reseller account yesterday so bit early to give an opinion but their reviews certainly are decent - apparently they help you with account transfers if needbe.
I see they offer unlimited bandwidth and diskspace.
"Our cloud is scalable and grows as our customers' needs do. Before now, hosting accounts were limited to the size of the server they were hosted from. This prevented hosting accounts being unlimited, as a single physical server has restrictions."
I'm not tech savvy enough to know if this is the case. Is there no cost to "growing the cloud"?
If I was forced to choose between namecheap and smart id go with smart, UK based support, primarily a host, not a registrar and you stay away from keeping all your eggs in one basket so to speak if your .com's are with namecheap already.
Don't get me wrong, im a namecheap fan for various TLD's like your self........I have 400 with them currently but the small amount of dealings I have had with Smart have been impressive, their response times are great and they genuinely seem like a good team which in an industry known for zero customer relations is hard to come by. They look like guys after my own heart that customer service matters.
Might be worth giving them a shout and explaining your needs so they can advise appropriately rather than getting advise from us lot who have no idea of your needs, usage or whether a reseller plan is really what you need.
I'm not hugely techie either but as I understand it cloud hosting just means that the hosting (when necessary) can be split over different servers so is easier to scale up and down. TSO Host do something similar although in their case they offer a finite amount of bandwith and diskspace for each of their packages. As Smart Hosting offer "unlimited" from the outset I'm assuming they will have worked out how much resources an average reseller will use and will be pricing accordingly
Adam - good to hear you've had a good experience so far with them, I'm hoping I've made a good decision!
I'll definitely take a look. A specialist hosting company is good, but they don't have the track record Namecheap has (barely a year old) which concerns me.
Your recommendation of Namecheap's SSL was what got me looking at hosting there too, but only really for .co.uk names (not registered through Namecheap).
I know what I need in terms of diskspace, bandwidth, etc., What I'm looking to do is bring together 15 years of bitpiece hosting for various sites under one roof, primarily to save money.
As an aside, if I add a SSL certificate to a site so that it shows as https://www.randomdomain.co.uk instead of http://www.randomdomain.co.uk, are all pages automatically secured or do I need to do more. And what about a standard page that ranks well - will it retain that when secured?
Alien is using smart and recommends them.
I haven't moved or changed as yet, but they are on my short list.
Edit: we have a smarthost rep on the forum too, which is always a plus
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