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Steakaphagus
09-10-2008, 08:28 PM
Hi guys,
I've had a good trawl through various comparison sites, reviews, etc, and still no ideas about which host to use (shared hosting package in UK)......
I've had a couple of recent probs with 1&1 (poor customer support), and have read loads of bad reviews about them, so not keen on that path....
HostPapa sounded OK, but sent them a few questions 3 days ago, and no reply, which doesn't give much confidence.
Any opinions on Bluehost? Read a couple of good things about them - anyone else use them?
Any other suggestions? (good or bad)

Corrosive
09-10-2008, 10:47 PM
Hi guys,
I've had a good trawl through various comparison sites, reviews, etc, and still no ideas about which host to use (shared hosting package in UK)......
I've had a couple of recent probs with 1&1 (poor customer support), and have read loads of bad reviews about them, so not keen on that path....
HostPapa sounded OK, but sent them a few questions 3 days ago, and no reply, which doesn't give much confidence.
Any opinions on Bluehost? Read a couple of good things about them - anyone else use them?
Any other suggestions? (good or bad)

I've got sites at fasthosts, reliable but quite pricey and you have to pay extra for mysql, and EUKHosts, good customer service and loads of free stuff but slightly less reliable on the up time.

Steakaphagus
09-12-2008, 10:12 AM
Thanks Corrosive - have had a look at those two on the web - do you have shared hosting or dedicated with them? I found loads of bad reviews on Fasthosts, and that they have even been sued recently for excess downtime! Put me off a bit.
EUKhost looks good though - seems they had some pretty bad downtime issues a while ago, but may have sorted this - what issues have you had with them?

lux
09-12-2008, 03:15 PM
i've recently used varihost.net, their a reseller of heart

the reason i went for them for a few smaller sites is becasue I found the guy in charge extremely helpful and gets back to queries and questions almost straight away.

a basic package is under 5 per month, one months notice to leave and 5 MySQL dbs included per account, + free .co.uk.

drop him an email and i'm sure he will get back to you v. quickly.

Corrosive
09-12-2008, 05:46 PM
Thanks Corrosive - have had a look at those two on the web - do you have shared hosting or dedicated with them? I found loads of bad reviews on Fasthosts, and that they have even been sued recently for excess downtime! Put me off a bit.
EUKhost looks good though - seems they had some pretty bad downtime issues a while ago, but may have sorted this - what issues have you had with them?

Hello. I can only tell you my personal experiences but at the moment I'd go for eukhosts. We have had a couple of downtime problems but they get it back up really quickly. The live chat facility they have is excellent for getting issues sorted fast. Also, unlimited mysql and unlimited add on domains. Very useful for us as we deal with local businesses who have max of 10 - 15 pages per site so we can sell the hosting with little impact on our space.

Hope this helps but really the decision is yours fella.

Steakaphagus
09-12-2008, 06:12 PM
Thanks guys - I think I'm probably going to go with EUKhosts - they seem to have had a few probs, but then who hasn't? You're right about the forum Corrosive - looks pretty good, and I see that the admin guys reply to stuff pretty quick.
Sure can't be worse than 1and 1 anyway! I've had loads of probs with them, and am now trying to downgrade my services with them before jumping ship - and guess what - they aint making it easy!

Corrosive
09-12-2008, 06:34 PM
they aint making it easy!

They never do. You tried changing banks recently? That is a right PITA :(

Death Dream
09-17-2008, 09:31 PM
Hostgator here in the states is great and cheap! There support is very very helpful. I am not sure if they got anything in the UK but doesn't hurt to look.

~Death Dream~

nias6969
09-23-2008, 05:35 PM
Hi
I am based in Spain (can't see a problem with the host company being a continent away!- it's a world wide web!) and have just started with Hostgator myself, needed to ask a lot of questions and the reply's were very precise and extremely rapid.
So far they seem excellent.

edbr
09-24-2008, 02:00 AM
Hi
I am based in Spain (can't see a problem with the host company being a continent away!- it's a world wide web!) and have just started with Hostgator myself, needed to ask a lot of questions and the reply's were very precise and extremely rapid.
So far they seem excellent.
Yes i agree , I have choice of locations for server Indonesia,Australia or the States. i always choose the States

2bz2p
09-24-2008, 05:03 PM
I personally use Acenet Hosting and they have been awsome, I have a shared server. Plenty of Bandwith (5,000 Gigs) and Space (500 Gigs). Practically no downtime what so ever and upgrades to the servers have been quick and percise with plenty of notice. Also tech support is great, I use the online tech and when everything is said and done I have the whole conversation in my inbox for future reveiw.

Unlimted -email, sql db, sub-domains plus more that I cant think of.
9 add on domains free and the can pay extra for more, never needed it.

Just my 3 cents
2b

domedia
09-24-2008, 05:56 PM
Sounds like a good one, but I would double check the bandwidth and space. 5000 gig is 5 terrabyte of data transfer. 500gig is 0.5 terrabyte of space.

2bz2p
09-24-2008, 08:30 PM
I know Here is the info on the package I have.
http://ace-host.net/hostingplans.html

Its a great company and go figure their not paying me to say this LOL

This is a straight copy and past from my cpanel.


Hosting Package Enterprise

Disk Usage 34.02/unlimited MB

Bandwidth 1404.7/5000000.00 MB

Subdomains 5/unlimited
Parked Domains 6/10
Addon Domains 4/9
MySQL 4/unlimited
MySQL Disk Space 21.06/unlimited MB
Email Accounts 3/unlimited
Email Forwarders 0/unlimited
Auto-Responders 0/unlimited
Email Filters 0/unlimited
Mailing Lists 0/0
FTP Accounts 8/unlimited

domedia
09-24-2008, 08:43 PM
Looks a little strange.. but the only way to measure this is client happiness, if it works it works :)

2bz2p
09-24-2008, 08:51 PM
That was weird did you get a log in screen when you loaded the post, I did so I took the code out didnt dawn on me their was any code in it.

But seriously that is it and I am completely satisfied. I mean I dont ever hit that quanity of bandwidth but still its nice to know its there.

2b