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# 25569 25-Aug-2008 18:53
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I was just looking around for a new host as I've had a guts full of openhost and their lack luster service and uptime

In my browsing I came across these hosts

http://islands.co.nz/

http://www.webhostingnz.com/

interestingly their prices differ a quite a bit but then they both have quotes from the same happy customers!
Must be the same company, though it's a bit of a misrepresentation. Sure your customers might be happy on the more expensive hosting or on the cheaper hosting but not both at the same time!

So anyone got any host to recommended?






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  # 159675 25-Aug-2008 19:06
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Godaddy for both registrar and host here Cool

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  # 159676 25-Aug-2008 19:09

Dreamhost here - no issues and plenty of freedom :)

 
 
 
 


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  # 159683 25-Aug-2008 19:32
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I recommend these guys: http://www.net24.co.nz/




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  # 159709 25-Aug-2008 21:04
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I've been a happy customer of webdrive.co.nz for many years - both for shared hosting and co-location services. Top notch customer service every time.




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  # 159725 25-Aug-2008 21:52
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idlearts:
In my browsing I came across these hosts

http://islands.co.nz/

http://www.webhostingnz.com/

interestingly their prices differ a quite a bit but then they both have quotes from the same happy customers!
Must be the same company, though it's a bit of a misrepresentation. Sure your customers might be happy on the more expensive hosting or on the cheaper hosting but not both at the same time!


From a quick look it is the same person, he also operates aotea.net

Registrant Search:"Bruce Clarke" owns about 65 other domains
  



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  # 159738 25-Aug-2008 22:39
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RedJungle: I've been a happy customer of webdrive.co.nz for many years - both for shared hosting and co-location services. Top notch customer service every time.


Another vote for Webdrive, There support is great!




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  # 159745 25-Aug-2008 23:09
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RedJungle: I've been a happy customer of webdrive.co.nz for many years - both for shared hosting and co-location services. Top notch customer service every time.


That may be the case for webdrive but since they took over openhost its pretty lacking, my websites been down for three days and all the tech support noob could respond with was "have you uploaded any pages to the doc folder". In response to "I've noticed numerous outages over the last few days for extended periods of time and my site has now been unreachable for a day, can you please have a look. As I write this, my site is still down I messaged them Saturday and twice today, once this morning and again this evening!


Thanks for the leads on the hosts, I'll have a look, don't want to get myself caught out again with polymorphic hosts!
 












 
 
 
 


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  # 159778 26-Aug-2008 08:51
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Can you give a description of the website you want to host? OS requirement, size, traffic etc

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  # 159865 26-Aug-2008 13:04
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Yeah you need to define your requirements...

1:  Must be NZ based or is US based hosting acceptable?
2:  Linux or Windows? php/ruby/etc or asp/asp.net?
3:  Databases?  MySQL or SQL Server Express or SQL Server (full)
4:  How much traffic do you need per month?

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  # 159872 26-Aug-2008 13:29
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I'm with webdrive and highly recommend that you move from OpenHost to their WebDrive plans, eventhough they're now owned by WebDrive.




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  # 159891 26-Aug-2008 14:20
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idlearts:
Must be the same company


Yes, the whois details for both domains confirm.

Asking for hosting recommendations on a like Geekzone, is a bit like asking all the religious leaders of the world to tell you which is the best :-) 





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  # 160317 28-Aug-2008 00:21
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I like http://discount-hosting.co.nz/ the best Plans




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  # 160328 28-Aug-2008 06:59
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I've been impressed with http://www.hostingdirect.co.nz in my short time (2 months) with them

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