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#84392 30-May-2011 12:29
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I wanted to use this as a place to announce to you all our new startup hosting service.

It's called HostSlash. It's run by Kiwis (obviously), however to start out the servers are US based (that will change as we grow, though).

Our goal, really, is to provide cheap hosting for people on a really tight budget. Having seen how much all of our friends in the IT industry pay for web hosting, we wanted to do something that could save them, and alot of other people, alot of money.

The plans start at $3.35 (USD) per month which is about $4.10 NZD at the time of writing and provides plenty of resources, definitely enough for personal or small business websites.

We also offer 99.9% uptime and a friendly, knowledgeable support team.

If you wanna find out more, you can go to

Please provide feedback & comments on the prices, plans, service, design, content & whatever else.


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  #475723 30-May-2011 12:46
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Need to go into more detail about what the plans unlimited emails - just aliases or actual POP3 boxes ?

Any obligation free 1 month trials available ? :)

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  #475724 30-May-2011 12:54
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Thanks for that.. I entirely forgot about all the details on the plans page. I'll sort that out :)

We're just starting up so trials is kind of out of the question as it is, however users can sign up for hosting and if they're not happy with it(No reason not to be!) they can request a refund within 30 days.

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  #479798 10-Jun-2011 17:34
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danielm8: however to start out the servers are US based (that will change as we grow, though). 

So what do you have in USA, a dedicated/VPS/reseller account? 


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  #479799 10-Jun-2011 17:36
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We're currently a reseller.

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  #480263 12-Jun-2011 10:35
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Your website is really really slow to load new pages. Loading the help articles or the order page is at least 30s to load everything.

Chrome (Stable), Ubuntu x64

You also only one option for registration "self registration" for domain names.

Anyway that's as far as i got, i like the idea of being Kiwi Hosted but for now i will stick where i am, i will keep an eye on you however.

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  #480291 12-Jun-2011 13:04
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Thanks for the feedback.. the slow page loading is because (unfortunately) ClientExec seems to be very slow and badly coded (we've integrated  Clientexec for billing). We will be upgrading our ClientExec version but their demo has slow loading times also, so I don't count on anything changing.

As for the domain options - right now we only offer self-managed as we don't do domain registration. 

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  #480293 12-Jun-2011 13:09
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Not a problem, it's nice to see a Kiwi web hosting company charging market rates. My prior experience has had your lowest plan closer to $10 for a month, when compared to $4 overseas there is no competition.

What's your timescale? How long till NZ Servers and Domain Registration and Renewal services?

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  #480312 12-Jun-2011 14:27
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It would also help if you provided some sort of real-life contact details as there is nothing on your site indicating that you are an NZ business - no physical address, no phone numbers - not even a PO Box!

Why would someone want you to host their website when you are essentially anonymous?


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  #480324 12-Jun-2011 15:06
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@CruciasNZ: I agree with you, when looking for a host, looking in NZ is never even a consideration - when you compare to the cheap cost of grabbing hoting at JustHost, HostMonster, etc. for a few $. This will hopefully change this, when we're able to move on to NZ-based hosting.

And that brings me to your next question.. we can't give you a timescale right now on those things. I think, all going according to our plans,  it will be 6 months to 1 year before we're able to setup with NZ-based servers. I think domain registration is closer than that, though.

 @RedJet: I agree with you, however we don't want to list up personal details at this point. Maybe in the future we will get private numbers and P.O boxes but right now that doesn't seem like a necessary expense.

Thanks everybody for the advice so-far. You've given us some things to figure out and improve on, we'll keep you informed on how the business progresses. 

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