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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 12:32 pm    Post subject: Rate YOUR host Reply with quote

Tell us who you use for hosting and how you rate them on a scale of 1 to 10, taking all things into account (quality of service, price, etc.).

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I give mine 8-9 for many reasons
1.The service is excellent, When ever i have a query i send and email and get a response back the same day (within working hours) either by phone or live help.
2. NO downtime that I have yet experienced.
3. The price is amazing. For 9.99 a month I get the following:

Server/Applications:
Hosted on Windows .NET Server 2003
WebsiteCreator for 25 pages
Software worth 400
1&1 Control Panel
Website/Connectivity:
1 GB web space
Unlimited FTP access
10,000 MB/month traffic
50 sub-domains
Full FTP access
Domain names:
Manage all domain names
Email Handling:
300 accounts (POP3 Boxes)
1,000 aliases
Auto-responders, forwarding, Webmail
Virus Scan for 3 POP3 Boxes
Website Features:
Full FrontPage 2002 Extensions
Active Server Pages (ASP)
Access Database supported
Full FTP Access
SSI supported
Graphics Archive
Support:
Free by phone, Email & live help
60 day Money Back Guarantee

and a whole lot more
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats pretty good, who hosts you?

I like my hosting, I give it a 9, just because there has been some downtime. But I have great features, good support, and a GREAT price.

www.v7inc.com
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philipb123 wrote:
Thats pretty good, who hosts you?

I like my hosting, I give it a 9, just because there has been some downtime. But I have great features, good support, and a GREAT price.

www.v7inc.com


www.oneandone.co.uk, they have huge data centres around the world and one of the largest connections in the business 12,000 Mbits
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But does 1&1 support anything useful like PHP and Perl instead of that horrible ASP thingy...? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trev wrote:
But does 1&1 support anything useful like PHP and Perl instead of that horrible ASP thingy...? Very Happy

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For 8.99 a month

Applications:
Hosted on I/O optimised 1&1 Linux version
WebsiteCreator for 25 pages
Software worth 400
1&1 Control Panel
Website/Connectivity:
1 GB web space
Unlimited FTP access
10,000 MB/month traffic
Protected by Firewall
Continuous backups of your Website
Domain names:
Manage all domain names under this package
(newly registered or transferred to us)
50 sub domains (e.g. shop.yourDomain.com)
Email Handling:
300 Email accounts ("POP3 Boxes")
1,000 additional Email addresses ("aliases")
Auto-responders, forwarding, 1&1 Webmail, ...
Virus scanner (Symantec) for 3 POP3 Boxes
Website features:
Graphical site statistics, logfiles, ready to run CGI-library, own CGI programming, FrontPage 2002 extensions...
Graphics archive, advanced password protection, PHP3 & PHP4, MySQL database
SupportFree support by phone, Email & live online help
60 day Money Back Guarantee


For 16.99 p/m

Applications:
Hosted on I/O optimised own 1&1 Linux version
WebsiteCreator for 25 pages
Software worth 400
1&1 Control Panel
Website/Connectivity:
2 GB web space
Unlimited FTP access
40,000 MB/month traffic
DATA CENTRE PRIORITY
(CPU, RAM & forks)
Protected by Firewall
No limits on simultaneous hits/bandwidth
Continous backups of your Website
Domain names:
Manage all domain names
under this package
(newly registered or transferred to us)
600 sub domains (e.g. shop.yourDomain.com)
Email Handling:
1,000 Email accounts ("POP3 Boxes")
Unlimited additional Email addresses ("aliases")
Auto-responders, forwarding, 1&1 Webmail, ...
Virus scanner (Symantec) for 10 POP3 Boxes
Website features:
Graphical site statistics, logfiles, ready to run CGI-library, own CGI programming, FrontPage 2002 extensions, graphics archive...
Advanced Password Protection
NEW - 25 FTP Accounts
PHP3 & PHP4
Two MySQL databases
SSL Secure Server
Cron Jobs
SSH Secure Shell Access
Advanced Developer Tools
Support:
Complete 1&1 support package
60 day Money Back Guarantee
FREEPHONE Support Number

You can also create e-shops which create invoices, secure transactions, datbase of products, the whole lot
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used ValueWeb for ~4 years now and rate it a 9.5. Their customer support is outstanding. The only reason I don't give them a 10 is because at times the e-mail server access is erratic. The web server has been solid though.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2003 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder what kind of connections they have.

Quote:
10 packets transmitted, 2 packets received, 80% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/mdev = 130.395/130.405/130.416/0.361 ms
By the wonders of maths i can work out the average is 130.405I have calculated that the speed of the server is Average




Are ALL of their servers located in the UK?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 1:44 am    Post subject: I Use Lloyds Reply with quote

Hello,
Thanks for such a beautifully constructed forum.

I use the webspace provided by my ISP - Ideal Internet from Lloyds TSB.

I rate them as 7 / 10.

I get 250MB webspace and 250MB daily transfer. Also get website wizard(coming soon), fax2email, etc. Pretty decent too.
Responsive and interactive online support. Quick and efficient.

Not that bad for free hosting.

Also static IP, free!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 3:18 am    Post subject: Re: I Use Lloyds Reply with quote

gili wrote:
I use the webspace provided by my ISP - Ideal Internet from Lloyds TSB.

I rate them as 7 / 10.

I get 250MB webspace and 250MB daily transfer. Also get website wizard(coming soon), fax2email, etc. Pretty decent too.
Responsive and interactive online support. Quick and efficient.

Not that bad for free hosting.

Also static IP, free!

All that...for free...and you only rate them a seven?
Wow, you're a tough customer!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FastHosts - One of the UKs, if not the biggest - Rate is 7

Mainly because sometimes my sites are very slow and downtime is occasionaly. Can be very annoying try to run a business when your sites not working...

I have a reseller account which basically means I can host as much as I want, Size, Bandwidth, Sites etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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FastHosts - One of the UKs, if not the biggest - Rate is 7
Mainly because sometimes my sites are very slow and downtime is occasionaly


And that gets a 7? Personally I'd put them somewhere around 4 from what I've heard about them and their customer services, but never personally used them.

If you're doing web sites for other people its best to have a service that never slows down and downtime, agghh. Smile We've now moved to using dedicated servers but you can only really justify that if you have enough accounts.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know, need a few more as yet to really make it worthwhile.

I did phone them and gave them an ear bashing, they told me its due to certain customers not closing ASP script at the end and causes it to all slow down.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One option might be semi-dedicated machines where a machine is setup with say 10 people on it (normally resellers) and then they can split the space as they want - effectively an upgraded reseller package but normally with a higher response priority.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three I've had for a while:

www.purple-paw.com - 3 years, support has never taken longer than an hour to reply, great prices - 9/10

www.sithq.co.uk - 6 months, excellent prices, greta features, decent uptime - 7/10

www.candohosting.co.uk - 6 months, excellent service, puts up with dumb requests and decent uptime - 9/10

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