Finally, perfect hosting!

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by delude, May 14, 2009.

  1. delude macrumors 6502

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    After a good few months of switching hosts in order to try and find one that actually loaded my iWeb site (not even worrying about the price) I came across Vidahost, and am happy to say they are perfect!

    My site runs smoothly as ever, and the hosting only cost £17.60 for a full year! Every query I have had, even about coding within iWeb they have helped me with, keeping consistently friendly and professional and even offering to try it out on their Macs.

    Really chuffed :D

    You can get an additional 10% off the price of any of their packages if you use the code 'REWARDGUIDE' at the checkout (Vidahost - Friendly UK Web Hosting)
     
  2. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    Nice to know however i do not see myself using them, they do not state the OS there server run nor can i find any information on PHP or Ruby support.
    And though i pay £140 a year for my hosting that gives me 10 domains, 5 SQL databases, Unlimited bandwidth, 40GB storage, Linux servers, and it is there the fastest i have tried.
     
  3. delude thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fair enough I guess, but for a single site like mine the £17 option is great! The other options seem pretty decent as well, so I will look into upgrading if I get a few more sites on the go soon.

    The Operating System is Linux, as said in cPanel :)

    EDIT: Just noticed this thread on their forum where it does indeed confirm Ruby support http://forum.vidahost.com/showthread.php?t=7
     
  4. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    Well that is a little better then but this information should be more prominent and using there own speed test they are much slower that Fast2Host whom i suggest you take a look at. http://www.fast2host.com/
     
  5. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    I use Slicehost. I pay $20/month, but they give me a blank Linux box, and I can do what I want with it. Also, they provide a front-end on their site to control DNS and Reverse DNS.
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Perfect hosting... haha, good one ;-) Glad you found one you're happy with though.
     
  7. delude thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Perfect for my needs, yes!

    I really doubt you will find this level of personal support anywhere else to be honest, and that was one of the major selling points for me.
     
  8. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    Try fast2host for support they are very helpful and just have a wee chat on the live chat thing they have but more importantly i rarely need to ever be in contact with them as there service give me no headaches.
     
  9. delude thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't think I wrote my last post very well :)
    I mean that the Vidahost support is so good they have helped me with anything website related that I have asked. I had maybe one query about changing name servers at the beginning but they have advised me what to do with coding, and also a few other problems that I have had regarding my site structure.

    With other hosts I have just been told the usual 'We do not offer support with this type of question. '
     
  10. vivithemage macrumors 6502a

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    The smaller places tend to give the best support IMO.
     

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