UK-based web hosting...recommendations?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by jSunbeam, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. jSunbeam macrumors regular

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    Hello one and all. I'm looking to buy some web space to host my portfolio as well as other people's sites.

    I'd probably want it to be linux/unix hosting (mac is fine as well, but that doesn't seem as common!), with support for all the usual stuff (PHP, MySQL etc). Support for Ruby on Rails would be a plus too, as I'm thinking of delving into all that.

    Not sure if I've given enough info here - although i've been doing web dev for a good few years i've always been working for someone else so never really felt the need to purchase my own hosting!

    So, any recommendations? Anyone use http://www.tsohost.co.uk ?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    ASmallOrange does all of the above including Ruby, except they aren't UK based.
     
  3. HaGG macrumors member

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    Why UK based? Our connections to the US are amazing.
     
  4. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    i was looking at CWCS.co.uk but think i will go for mediatemple.net
     
  5. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    Indeed! More storage, bandwidth and you get to pay in Dollars! Woo Hoo!

    I host my UK sites Stateside....be aware though that some companies have a UK sister site and force you to use their tariffs *shakes fist*

    I personally use HostMonster and have very been happy with the service I've got with them over the last year or so
     
  6. jSunbeam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies guys! I guess I only specified uk-based because i thought it would be easier. Everyone is recommending US-based stuff...Will check it out!

    Was thinking of mediatemple but why no mysql 5?
     
  7. bigandy macrumors G3

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    I found mediatemple to be a pain in the arse, and UK based hosts have always been overpriced.
     
  8. iBlue macrumors Core

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    OK, if you are willing to go outside of the UK (which shouldn't be a problem) ASmallOrange is fantastic.
     
  9. beardboy macrumors regular

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    www.ezpzhosting.co.uk are fantastic! Just got mine hosted with them and went for the Master Package. Setup was a doddle and Daniel there is very helpful if you have any questions.

    Tell him i sent you, if you go for him :)
     

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