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# 97835 21-Feb-2012 10:56
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http://www.247hosting.co.nz/nzwebsitehosting

I know I know, you probably get what you pay for, but spacemonkey is down and their communication has never been brilliant to say the least. But I'm cheap Money Mouth !!

I currently have a 500mb website (photos), that can use up to 8GB of traffic a month, but it's not exactly a very commercial site, so it can't afford some of the more expensive hosting plans, and this seems okay:
  • 1GB Diskspace
  • 1 Website Allowed
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Database
  • NZ Based Servers
And does it matter to me whether my host uses Windows or Linux servers?

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  # 584520 21-Feb-2012 13:29
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Why do you need to host in NZ? Offshore is cheaper and often larger and more reliable. The only issue is latency, and even then it's not a big issue. I host my professional/commercial NZ site in the US on HostGator, which get about 2 million hits per month across my sites. Use the code

gznz111111

for a 25% discount off your first bill, whether it's for a month or a year. You can cancel within 45 days for any reason. I pay a year at a time, when the dollar's strong.

Edit - HG is between US$4 and US$7/month. I pay US$10 for an older grandfathered plan which might not even be good value these days.



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  # 584543 21-Feb-2012 13:57
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I'm no expert for sure, but it's that old chestnut about search engines prioritising NZ sites for NZ searches, do they, don't they? I've been told both. I know this has been discussed here before. Plus speed, plus support (though may not need that if reliable!).

Buy New Zealand? ;)

I'd like to see your sites. Links....

 
 
 
 


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  # 584544 21-Feb-2012 14:00
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As long as you have a .co.nz domain it'll be fine for SEO. A large host with 24/7 staffing is better than a one man band who does it in their spare time - not that i'm saying this host does that.

My biggest website is headphone reviews. It's all custom written MySQL/PHP.

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  # 584549 21-Feb-2012 14:01
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Websites that respond quickly are prioritised in google... but where's the spider running? US, NZ, or other?

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  # 584587 21-Feb-2012 14:54
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timmmay: As long as you have a .co.nz domain it'll be fine for SEO. A large host with 24/7 staffing is better than a one man band who does it in their spare time - not that i'm saying this host does that.

My biggest website is headphone reviews. It's all custom written MySQL/PHP.


The problem is the support from some of the big US hosts can be poor, who just cut and pates answers and follow flow diagrams, and only provide one line replies. Also getting something installed on the server, such as a module can be difficult, if you are sharing the server with thousands of other websites, they may not install it for you. You can often get better and more personalized support from the smaller players, especially if they are based in NZ, that is from my experience anyway.

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  # 584592 21-Feb-2012 14:57
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Yep that's true. There's pretty much no way they'll install a module on any shared server.

HG has excellent support, first level are good and their third level support are pretty much gurus. They've helped me out with all sorts of stuff, one that comes to mind is setting up the DNS records for one of the spam protection technologies, which is pretty complex.

I have no stake in recommending hostgator, I'm just a happy customer. Use them, or don't. I do.

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  # 584950 22-Feb-2012 08:58
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Haven't used 247 hosting myself personally but they have been around forever and haven't heard any complaints which is a good sign.

Personally I've used openhost, sitehost and webslice and recommend those.

Also +1 for supporting local companies, if your users are NZ based host in NZ the lower latency does make a difference in user experience imo.

 
 
 
 


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  # 584983 22-Feb-2012 09:41
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 Also +1 for supporting local companies, if your users are NZ based host in NZ the lower latency does make a difference in user experience imo.


Assuming thats important - make sure your 'local' host isnt just a reseller of offshore based servers 



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  # 585120 22-Feb-2012 12:25
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Okay, due to desperation I went with 24/7 anyway. They were excellent. They made a few phone calls, established that spacemonkey had registered my domain incorrectly or something, called Australia, arranged for me to take ownership of the domain (or similar, I'm not really sure) and now have my site up and running. Their service was great.

So after less than a day with them I highly recommend them!!

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