Joomla web host
I am developing our school website using Joomla and its not far off completion. I work in a school in Birmingham and we have our static (old) website hosted by BGfL+. They however do not support Joomla on BGfL+ so I am looking for an external web host that does support Joomla.
Do any of you guys know of a good web host that you can vouch for that support PHP, MySQL and Joomla?
Hi Ayaz we have a joomla website hosted by Link2ICt and we are a plus school. never had any problems with the web site. I think the cost for hosting is £100 a year plus a one off cost of £50 to set it up. the only issue i see is Link2ICT only use joomla v1 not v1.5 but that may have changed, as it was sept 2007 when we went for it.
Let me know if there is any thing i can help you with:)
£50 set up fee? Wow...
Get something like the Gold package from CSNewMedia and it works out about £59.50 per year plus the cost of your domain if you buy a new one.
Thanks for the recommendation! :)
I'm just finishing our joomla site off. We've done exactly the same as the OP and have moved from Link2ICT/BGFL are now using nativespace.
We paid £55 for the year and have brought our own domain too. They also let you pay via Invoice
If you need any help lemme know
thanks for the replies guys. couple of questions:
should i go for a linux web server option or a windows one?
we already have our domain (xxx.bham.sch.uk) if i get an external web host and not use l2ict/bgfl how do i transfer the domain over? for example if someone types in xxx.bham.sch.uk how do i get them to see the new website rather than the old one?
Ours is Linux based if i remember rightly.
Originally Posted by Ayaz
Were going to redirect our .bham.sch.uk domain to the new .co.uk domain.
If you want to use your .bham.sch.uk then you'll have to contact Link2ICT and ask them to change the DNS entries to point to the new host.
Our .co.uk was £10 for 2 years.
Linux will do what you want just fine, if not better.
As for using your www.school.bham.sch.uk address contact your the people responsible for your domain (normally your RBC/LA) and ask them to point the A Record for www to whichever IP your host assigns you. (If you use CSNewMedia Carl provides this IP as standard)
Once that's done, ensure your host is aware of the domain you're using so they can use it as a Virtual Host on their set up for your package.
how long has csnm been in business if you dont mind me asking? the reason i ask is that i dont want to go with a webhost and 5 minutes later they go under. it has happened to me in the past.
Since 2005 i think judging by the copyright at the bottom of their site :)
I can understand that Ayaz, and fully respect your view on it.
5 Years sounds about right as Messa (who in his spare time runs a small outfit with good features) said and since their domain was registered.
Veloxserv is who I was referring to in my post above.
I'm inclined to try them out with something a little less critical to see how things go.
If you would like any more info about my Business or Hosting plans don't hesitate to PM me or contact me via the website :)
Thankyou for the recomendation guys.