+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 33
Web Development Thread, Best webhosting??? in Coding and Web Development; We're looking for someone to host our Joomla site. Requirements; MUST BE FAST! MUST be reliable Needs to be able ...
  1. #1


    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    3,411
    Thank Post
    184
    Thanked 356 Times in 285 Posts
    Rep Power
    148

    Best webhosting???

    We're looking for someone to host our Joomla site.

    Requirements;

    MUST BE FAST!
    MUST be reliable
    Needs to be able to invoice us
    Unlimited traffic - obviously fairusage applies but as unlimited as possible
    Linux/mysql/php
    Dont need any fancy web interface, just phpmyadmin or equivelant
    Decent HD space - 5-10gb probably


    Any recommendations?

    What are Fasthosts like?

  2. #2

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,460
    Thank Post
    646
    Thanked 1,614 Times in 1,444 Posts
    Rep Power
    419

    Re: Best webhosting???

    We've just signed up with http://www.streamlinenet.co.uk/ to do exactly this for us.

    Someone previously said they'd had issues with them but so far with the setup process for the hosting they have been fine.

    We've not got the site live yet as I've only just as of yesterday had the tag on the domain changed so that streamline can make the changes required.

    Ben

  3. #3
    Netman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    56.343515, -2.804118
    Posts
    911
    Thank Post
    367
    Thanked 190 Times in 143 Posts
    Rep Power
    54

    Re: Best webhosting???

    Using www.streamline.net - very good so far, Joomla site taking between 1000 and 2000 hits per month. No problems since January when it went live. If your school is a registered charity you get 50% discount. £30 odd for 2 years unlimited space and unrestricted bandwidth.

    As for speed - check it out if you like - www.talbotheath.info
    (Still a work in progress!)

  4. #4

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,460
    Thank Post
    646
    Thanked 1,614 Times in 1,444 Posts
    Rep Power
    419

    Re: Best webhosting???

    Netman: good to know you've had a positive experience so far.

    Ben

  5. #5

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,680
    Thank Post
    516
    Thanked 2,451 Times in 1,897 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    832

    Re: Best webhosting???

    That would have been me who said they had problems with Streamline.net. I had problems and a friend had problems (which were only solved with solicitor involvement).

    I'm just very, very dubious about the quality of their service after inspecting things like the load on the mysql server we were on.

  6. #6

    SimpleSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    5,812
    Thank Post
    1,476
    Thanked 592 Times in 444 Posts
    Rep Power
    168

    Re: Best webhosting???

    £30 odd for 2 years unlimited space and unrestricted bandwidth.
    If something seems to be too good to be true then it usually is

    regards

    Simon

  7. #7

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,460
    Thank Post
    646
    Thanked 1,614 Times in 1,444 Posts
    Rep Power
    419

    Re: Best webhosting???

    Ok well just found our first major snag with streamline.

    In order for us to continue to use the rm easymail provided by the LEA I needed streamline to make some dns zone changes for mx and cname.

    The response I got from them was:

    "Unfortunately we are unable to update MX or CNAME records on our hosting packages, this is not a service we support,"

    Looks like I'll be looking for a new webhost and moving again.

    FFS!!!!

    Ben

  8. #8

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,460
    Thank Post
    646
    Thanked 1,614 Times in 1,444 Posts
    Rep Power
    419

    Re: Best webhosting???

    Ok well just found our first major snag with streamline.

    In order for us to continue to use the rm easymail provided by the LEA I needed streamline to make some dns zone changes for mx and cname.

    The response I got from them was:

    "Unfortunately we are unable to update MX or CNAME records on our hosting packages, this is not a service we support,"

    Looks like I'll be looking for a new webhost and moving again.

    FFS!!!!

    Ben

  9. #9
    contink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,791
    Thank Post
    303
    Thanked 327 Times in 233 Posts
    Rep Power
    118

    Re: Best webhosting???

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    Ok well just found our first major snag with streamline.

    In order for us to continue to use the rm easymail provided by the LEA I needed streamline to make some dns zone changes for mx and cname.

    The response I got from them was:

    "Unfortunately we are unable to update MX or CNAME records on our hosting packages, this is not a service we support,"
    That is definitely not a good sign... Such a change would be a piece of cake to apply so it indicates they'd be no good if the site was hacked...

    For what it's worth I'd have a chat with flump.net and see if they can offer you something... If you ask for Craig and tell them Martin (WebSnail) sent you you might get a good deal or at least a realistic one.

    £30 for 2 years is not a sustainable profit model for any host... As Si said, you get what you pay for..

  10. #10

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,680
    Thank Post
    516
    Thanked 2,451 Times in 1,897 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    832

    Re: Best webhosting???

    [quote="contink"]
    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    Ok well just found our first major snag with streamline.

    In order for us to continue to use the rm easymail provided by the LEA I needed streamline to make some dns zone changes for mx and cname.

    ...

    £30 for 2 years is not a sustainable profit model for any host... As Si said, you get what you pay for..
    I think the 2 are linked. They don't do custom changes because it would not be profitable.

  11. #11
    contink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,791
    Thank Post
    303
    Thanked 327 Times in 233 Posts
    Rep Power
    118

    Re: Best webhosting???

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    I think the 2 are linked. They don't do custom changes because it would not be profitable.
    Ah fair, enough... I hadn't looked at the site or done a search, just assumed it was one of these "startups" that come and go. My bad..

  12. #12
    ICT_GUY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Weymouth
    Posts
    2,261
    Thank Post
    646
    Thanked 283 Times in 204 Posts
    Rep Power
    104

    Re: Best webhosting???

    We use netpivotal. At around £50 per year, 2 gigs of space, 5 sql databases, 80gigs bandwidth, free .co.uk domain name, php and lots of other stuff. Very reliable, we are now in our second year.

    Only two minor snags,

    1 you have to pay by credit card.
    2 the online tools are blocked by our county firewall, so sql configs need to be done at home.

    Full package details.

  13. #13

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,460
    Thank Post
    646
    Thanked 1,614 Times in 1,444 Posts
    Rep Power
    419

    Re: Best webhosting???

    We need a host that can invoice us and accept a school cheque.

    Ben

  14. #14
    ICT_GUY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Weymouth
    Posts
    2,261
    Thank Post
    646
    Thanked 283 Times in 204 Posts
    Rep Power
    104

    Re: Best webhosting???

    Good luck, I tried for a couple of weeks, in the end it was easier (and a hell of a lot cheaper) to use the ICT co-ordinators credit card and claim the money back.

    None of the biggies were interested.

  15. #15
    steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,043
    Thank Post
    22
    Thanked 177 Times in 123 Posts
    Rep Power
    51

    Re: Best webhosting???

    I use zen they will invoice and are pretty reliable and accomodating.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •