Looking for a new uk web host

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  1. illustratorDavi macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    I currently have 2 web hosts - http://openmindhosting.co.uk/ and http://speedhosting.co.uk/

    Open mind I use for my business portfolio and speedhosting I use for a separate blog and web developing.

    Speedhosting has been down all weekend with no explanation and the server doesn't seem to be managed during the weekend. Openmind are much better but still have a few outages every month and are only windows based.

    Can anyone suggest a good uk host ? I don't need a lot of space or bandwidth but need mysql databases and great support. I don't want to spend more than £100 a year if possible.

    I'm considering http://www.eukhost.com/ because they seem to have great support with a cheap price and good spec.

    Thanks
    David
     
  2. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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  3. illustratorDavi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, i've seen mixed reviews of godaddy.

    Would prefer a host with servers in the uk if i can
     
  4. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    I almost went with 1and1 UK but godaddy gave me a much better deal. Im very happy with godaddy and would recommend it. Great service never had any problems.
     
  5. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    A few people on these forums use Streamline and recommend them. I use them for a charity website and have no real complaints. Their technical support was very fast to respond and helpful.
     
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  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Personally I use A Small Orange they are excellent and offer great customer care, they are really quick to respond to e-mails. Also because they are American they are cheaper due to the great exchange rate.

    eDesignUK also uses them as well as many other members.
     
  8. illustratorDavi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys ... sorry about the late reply.

    Yeah Streamline looks quite good - they seem to do some good deals, looks like they have just updated their site - looks cool.

    Fasthosts is used by one of my clients, they do some funny security thinks that have caused me php problems before but they have a strong brand and have been going for ages. Think i'll take another look at them

    Today i've also been looking at uk2.net

    Thanks
    David
     
  9. dcv macrumors G3

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    Why does it have to be in the UK?

    I'm in the UK too and I also use A Small Orange. No complaints so far. I'm on their 'small' package which is plenty for my needs at the moment and only about £2.50 per month!!
     
  10. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I currently use UKHosts with no problems, but I'm considering giving supanames.co.uk a try as they seem a lot cheaper.
     
  11. illustratorDavi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking it terms of support because UK hosts are in the same time zone as me. So for instance if the server needs rebooting i don't have to wait half a day with a dead server.

    Also since the server is closer it got to have a faster connection.
     
  12. dcv macrumors G3

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    Dunno about faster connection but ASO have 24/7 support, 365 days a year, so I'd say the time zone thing is a non-issue. A lot of people here do really recommend A Small Orange!
     
  13. Dal123 macrumors 6502a

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    Godaddy; don't they steel your domain name from you then sell it back to you at the end of the contract at ten or twenty times the price :mad:.
     
  14. dumfweaver macrumors newbie

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    We have a reseller package with webfusion.co.uk with no real problems, always had a good tech and customer service from them - unlike uk2.net who we moved from because they were useless.

    You have to buy new domain names through 123-reg.co.uk, their sister company, but transferring them across is simple.
     
  15. Dal123 macrumors 6502a

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    I am currently with 123reg.co.uk domains and hosting but I'm not happy with the service. I'd like to transfer everything to a decent firm, but obviously very important as some others steal the domain then sell it back. I want a little php service too.
     
  16. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    I'd highly recommend Rochen, particularly if you're needing good MySQL support. Amongst many others, they host the main joomla.org website itself and their support is excellent. They have UK and US server locations.
     
  17. Dal123 macrumors 6502a

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  18. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    Just to clarify, Rochen only do hosting (and very well); not registration. But then I'd always keep registration separate from hosting anyway. I've used daily.co.uk for registration for UK domains.
     
  19. haydn! macrumors 6502a

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    I'd stay clear of Fasthosts... quite possibly amongst the support services ever!

    I currently use Vidahost and have done for about a year. Never had a single problem and not witnessed any downtime.
     
  20. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    I use fast2host, very friendly tech support that responds very quickly.
     
  21. northerngit macrumors member

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    http://www.justhost.com

    They have locations in the UK, US and Aus.

    I host my girlfriend's Hockey Club website with them running the latest Joomla. No issues so far.

    Cheap, great service, and unlimited space / bandwidth.
     
  22. DAC47 macrumors 6502

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    5quid hosts
    http://http://www.5quidhost.co.uk/

    Are insanely cheap but offer a good service, saved loads of money this year using them.


    Fasthost are the single worst company I've ever dealt with:(
    AVOID AVOID AVOID
     
  23. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    Fast2host or fasthosts or is there a fasthost, dang to many to confuse >.<
     
  24. design-is macrumors 65816

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    I'd say steer clear of Streamline.net - used them for a while and they never came across quite good enough.

    I do recommend Heart Internet though - I've had nothing but good service and quality from them for several years. Based in the UK.

    /Doug
     
  25. DAC47 macrumors 6502

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    Yes sorry, its Fasthosts that I would avoid like the plague I have no knowledge of fast2host.
     

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