Web hosting recommendations?

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    whooleytoo

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    I'm setting up a website to host my next Mac shareware program, and am looking for a good, reliable host that isn't too expensive - though the most important thing is no hidden charges, or hidden conditions! Also, I need to register the domain (it still is available). Any recommendations?

    Although I'm based in Ireland, a US webhost is preferable; where the (.com) domain is registered probably doesn't matter.

    TIA!
     
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    I love www.dreamhost.com...
    10$ a month plus free domain registration if you pay in one go for a year.

    just check you estimated download so you don't go over the monthly limit...that's the only charge extra I know....

    they have wevdav too so you can share your calendar :cool:

    I'm originally from Dublin, now in Wisconsin (not much different: lots of cheese and booze)

    Rob
     
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    Re: Web hosting recommendations?

    I design web sites and organise hosting. I'm based in UK but use U.S. for hosting as it is far better value for money. I can honestly recommend chrystaltech.com. The have a great range of packages on their shared hosting setup. The bandwidth is huge, the customer support is 100%. I've been a reseller for a couple of years now, check them out. If you need to register a domain name, go to www.ukreg.com you can control it all online, you just have to register free first.

    Hope your shareware thing goes well..
     
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    whooleytoo

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    Thanks for the advice guys! I'll check them out.

    One question, what form of remote admin do you use? Obviously they'll have ftp access for uploading the files, but what about telnet (or ssh) access, or any other? Ideally, I'd like to administer the site via my Mac, but I do have an XP machine that I can use.

    Thanks again!
     
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    with dreamhost you can ssh, ftp, telnet, webdav, and its got mysql and lots of other stuff, and a nice, yet powerful configuration over their web interface. I do it all from both mac and pc.

    and they are total nerds who are totally into what they do!! Their newsletters are great fun!

    Rob

    p.s. I have no vested interest - I am just a dreamhost user who thinks they are great!
     
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    tazo

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    http://crisishost.com

    very cheap, the guy is very cool to talk to, and they will work with ya for whatever ya need.
     
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    whooleytoo

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    Thanks rob for the info re: dreamhost. I tried signing up with them, but got a form error when I tried to create a WebID. Not exactly the best start! :)

    Mike.
     
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    www.redstarnetwork.com

    i know it seems too good to be true.. i havent got my credit card bill yet but i know the guy running this business from another forum.. hes a generally good guy..

    www.berfmurret.com is my site thats being hosted by this service. i have gotten VERY good results and am very satisfied!! see for yourself.
     
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    oops! awww - give 'em one more try! - or contact their customer support - you'll see how fast and good they are (and let's face it, its the long term support that's most important)

    rob
     
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    whooleytoo

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    Yup, in fairness, I tried their tech support and got a reply (and a result) within the hour. So I went with Dreamhost (though RedStarNetwork looked very tempting!).

    (By the way, you can retroactively claim me as as 'referee' for money back.)

    Thanks!
     
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    Juventuz

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    Try ICDSoft.com

    I've been using them for a little while now and have three sites hosted with them. I also know a couple other people who have sites with them. The rates are great and they offer a lot.
     
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    that's great! - I think I need your domain, or userid on dreamhost to do that, can you email it to me??
    my email is roboconnell@yahoo.com

    thanks a lot!!
    rob
     
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    mrjamin

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    www.sitehq.co.uk. say ben lancaster referred you and you should get some kind of discount..
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Finally I can sleep at night. I got in with some companies who were basically crap, no response to questions, dns problems, security breaches, you name it I have had it!

    Now I am with a company based in Craigavon up north, not too far from Dublin or Belfast. They are called www.beyondperception.net and have been beyond all my expectations. Easy to deal with and very flexible, excellent pricess too. They also have independent figures showing their uptime records which helps to assure you of their guarantees. :)

    Very pleased with them indeed.
     
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    jeremy.king

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    stpwebhosting.com

    A friend of mine referred me to STP Web hosting

    They have plans starting at $27/year ($2.25/month). Personally I use the $36 plan and it suits my needs.

    They do offer MySQL, PHP, and a slew of PHP apps like phpBB and others. PHPMyAdmin too...

    Anywho, everyone has their personal choice and this is mine.

    Good luck
     
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    www.domain-zone.com

    I use Domain Zone (www.domain-zone.com) for a few web sites. You can get the works for a great price and, best of all, there are no data transfer limits. Never had a problem with anything. Highly recommended.
     
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    cb911

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    wow! thanks for the link! :D i'll use them when i need hosting.

    but i just registered a domain - my first one, at RegisterFly.com. so i'll see how it goes...
     
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    cb911

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    i just realised that with registerfly.com, even though you get a free 10MB hosting deal with flyservers.com, you can't change the domain name for the free site. so it's kinda useless, not much better than my Angelfire account.:rolleyes:

    so now i'm looking at crisishost.com... they look pretty good.
     
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    I also recently registered 3 domains with registerfly

    I used these cause Arn actually said he had used these guys. The interface is really good and I currently link the domain names to my homepage.mac.com account.


    James.
     
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    www.netrillium.net - been with them for about 2 months now and haven't had any problems. tech support is fast and helpful. fast, lots of features and reasonable prices.
     
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    cb911

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    i've just been in contact with crisishost.com... they were really good helping me get everything setup - and they just said worry about paying later! :D

    very good people to deal with. :)
     
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    CmdrLaForge

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    Hi ,

    where do you get your domain from ? And how to direct it to your webpage ? Pls help !
     
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    Phatpat

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    crisishost.com seems too good to be true. There's no order form online to pay or anything...seems sketchy. Is it really a legit service?
     
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    http://insiderhosting.com/

    they're $10/month for their cheapest package. may sound expensive to some of you, but their service is great. fast transfer times, outstanding uptime, and great customer service. it's worth the price. i think $10/month for their service is a steal.

    if you want mac osx hosting, then try
    xrackhosting
     

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