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Need new webhost and soon.

Discussion in 'Hosting' started by Duke, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Duke

    Duke Guest

    Here's some of my criteria:

    Please only post companies that satisfy as many of the criteria listed below as possible. I'm also on a bit of a budget so web hosting in the $30.00 and up bracket per month is beyond my reach at this time.

    Our current requirements are as follows:

    - support of phpnuke
    - minimum 5 domains and at least 10 sub domains
    - minimum of 5 databases
    - bandwidth of 50 GB and beyond.
    - 1 GB storage minimum
    - some sort of control panel such as Ensim
    - basic spam protection
    - FTP access
    - phpmyadmin
    - as close to 100% uptime as possible
    - low to no setup charge and site transfer service.

    Remember, the more help you all can provide, the faster we'll be able to rid ourselves of our current crappy web hosting company.



    I'm also interested in reseller programs if the price is right and there's generous amounts of bandwidth included, 50 GB is not my idea of generous bandwidth.

  2. vitalized

    vitalized Guest

    I can offer the services you require

    Hi, I can offer the services you require but for a price of £70 per year

    If you are intrested then email me on hosting@vitalized.co.uk

    Speak soon
  3. Duke

    Duke Guest

    Can you give me a link that shows your services?
  4. vitalized

    vitalized Guest

    The tech spec's

    If you can let me know everything you require in a little more detail I can give you a good quote

    I need to know things like:
    Do you need .NET (I know you will be using PHPnuke so you don't need .NET but you know what I mean)
    Microsoft SQL Database
    Load balancing
    Web site statistics
    Email virus protection and spam filtering
    How much email space you need (standard is 20Mb)

    The tech spec's are listed below

    Windows 2003 Server
    Red Hat Enterprise Server Linux

    ASP.NET, ASP, PHP, Perl, Python, SSI, compiled CGI
    Optional load balancing for maximum up-time
    Unlimited sub-domains
    Custom error pages
    Bandwidth monitoring
    Raw log files
    Optional web site statistics

    Optional Virus protection and spam filtering
    Unlimited mailboxes

    Database options
    ODBC multi-format data source access
    MySQL databases
    Microsoft SQL Server

    Prices for these databases on request


    24x7 technical support via eMail

    We are a web hosting company in Devon (based in Exeter) and are happy to discuss and advise the best, cheapest & customised web site hosting package for you
  5. Duke

    Duke Guest

    I'll post my specs when I get home from work tomorrow morning, thanks.
  6. etechsupport

    etechsupport Guest

    You will agree that a web site is the window to the world, hence being owner of your site you should be very careful for choosing the host.

    Meeting your requirement and maintaining it with online technical support both are important thing ,it can not be overlooked like finding a customer and retaining existing customers both are important.

    your site will enhance with the credibility, hence it needs to be touched with
    professionalism in design and conception. The template should have intelligible navigation and load quickly without any difficulties.
    Overall with your well designed website you can project the image and the professionalism of your website.

    Your web design should be noticed at first glance by way of making good first impression inriched with your image and professionalism.

    If you have chosen a host unreliable or inappropriate to your requirements as the site owner, this will communicate your visitor with bad impact as a web host provider or a reseller.

    we consider service and support on the top of priority that's why? we have included - "support" with our name.
  7. Duke

    Duke Guest

    Thanks for the sales speech but I pretty much knew all of the above. If you want to help me, you'll actually post some packaging prices and what's included instead of the obvious.
  8. Paul_KY

    Paul_KY New Member Webmaster

    Hey, etechsupport, what about really ugly sites, which make a ton of money? Does that fit into your, "project the image and the professionalism of your website" realm?
  9. Duke

    Duke Guest

    lol, Paul you really kill me sometimes you know.
  10. etechsupport

    etechsupport Guest

    Hey paul, I dont want to comment those ugly sites, you better know the life span of those ugly sites either they shut down or stand on the que of auction.

    Let us ponder about the top ten sites and review their professionalism as a generic benchmarking and stand on the world platform to compete them.
  11. Paul_KY

    Paul_KY New Member Webmaster

    Right, but what if those ugly sites have been around for 6 years and continue to multiply, mirroring this same ugliness, as well as profitability?

  12. etechsupport

    etechsupport Guest

    we have to come forward to unmask those ugly sites with some daring ideas.

    As daring ideas are like chessman moved forward, they may be beaten but they might starts a winning game for our favour.
  13. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy New Member Webmaster

    I have two UGLY client sites that are making them a mountain. Are we going to upgrade them? are we hell as like, they are working and working well. Nothing but NOTHING is going to convince me to make changes.

    One of these 'ugly' sites went online march 97.
  14. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy New Member Webmaster

    Ok then, but you go convince my client to risk his £30,000 income per week from this ugly site by making some 'daring ideas'. Sorry etech, but on this one i disagree with you.
  15. etechsupport

    etechsupport Guest

    If your client is earning £30,000 income per week and that site is existing from last 6 years, then I dont consider it an ugly site, they might have some daring ideas.

    On what basis you evaluate a site?
  16. Duke

    Duke Guest

    - .NET not necessary.
    - Microsoft SQL not necessary.
    - Web site stats is usually a feature of many control panels but isn't a priority, I get stats with phpnuke.
    - Load balancind is definately required as is redundant connectivity.
    - I don't offer webmail, e-mail or any other services through my sites and likely never will. I know it's a nice feature that I may enable one day for staff members only or as part of a tiered membership program but not for now.

    My e-mail address is sirapnek@shaw.ca, if you want to talk specifics and discuss a package then my ears are open.
  17. Pentarix

    Pentarix Guest

    I'm in agreement with Paul_KY and OWG, you don't need to have a professional looking website, you just need a good product and/or a good sales copy/unique selling point.
  18. Duke

    Duke Guest

    I have nothing to sell so I "eye-candy" it up as much as possible.
  19. Pentarix

    Pentarix Guest

    That's not totally correct Duke, you are selling the site as a friendly and safe place for people to come and share while recieving support without being harrassed. That's a pretty important thing to be selling in this day and age, and yes, you do have to sell the idea to people as well as prove it to them before they'll sign up. ;) But at the same time, you've made it look awesome!
  20. Duke

    Duke Guest

    Thanks man, that means a lot.

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