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# 77721 21-Feb-2011 16:23
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Anyone know of a really good reliable company that has the "1click wordpress install" ?

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  # 441985 21-Feb-2011 16:26
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Most web hosting companies have one click wordpress install - look around for a good price and what suits your needs.

Do you want linux or windows running - or maybe you don't care in which case linux is best as its cheaper than windows usually.


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  # 441988 21-Feb-2011 16:31
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CdTDroiD: Anyone know of a really good reliable company that has the "1click wordpress install" ?


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I wouldn't recommend a 1 click install, as often the installers (such as cpanels Fantasico) are installing an older version, which may not be as secure. Especially if the hosting company doesn't update their autoinstaller software too often, which you may find with the budget priced ones. I would recommend going a for a mid priced one that has been around for a while and you know they aren't going to disappear, and has reliable servers.  Also it is very easy to set wordpress up manually, and you need to know how to set it up manually when you update the software or something goes wrong with it. If you are wanting wordpress to be fully managed I would recommend using wordpress.com

 
 
 
 


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  # 442015 21-Feb-2011 17:36
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Does it need to be in New Zealand? Hosters in the US are usually cheaper + offer more.

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  # 442047 21-Feb-2011 18:34
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kyhwana2: Does it need to be in New Zealand? Hosters in the US are usually cheaper + offer more.



 

Maybe but not exactly supporting NZ economy. Also NZ hosting should load faster if you are viewing it in NZ.

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  # 442050 21-Feb-2011 18:44
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Well no, but the NZ prices were competitive, they'd get more business! (Yes yes, insert "it costs more here, etcetc")

I suppose it might, if you'll notice ~200ms or so. Except if you're hosting somewhere that isn't peering with telecom/telstra.

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  # 442054 21-Feb-2011 18:59
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We run a stack of Wordpress installs, don't offer one-click install, however we install it for no additional charge (latest Wordpress version too!).

PM me if you're interested.

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  # 442058 21-Feb-2011 19:01
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I run a stack of Wordpress Installs too.

Also, you can check out http://247hosting.co.nz - they are now owned by a new company (since Safitech died)




 
 
 
 


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  # 442064 21-Feb-2011 19:10
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I do this sort of hosting as well. Currently we're .us but we'll have .nz very shortly.

WP is easy as far as version is concerned. Just install a 3.x version and you can update it in seconds to the latest version with just 1 click anyway.

We use DTC rather than cpanel and I'm always happy to set something up for you to have a quick play with to see if you're happy before sending out a bill.

You need to understand where your traffic is coming from as well. We've had a few people who want .nz hosting then review their stats and see most their traffic is from all over the world and realise that while .nz users are getting some quick results everyone else is paying for it.

If you want to set up a trial acc, pm me, if you want to ask more questions then post on list as I'm sure there will be other ppl interested.

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  # 442293 22-Feb-2011 11:17
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michaelmurfy: I run a stack of Wordpress Installs too.

Also, you can check out http://247hosting.co.nz - they are now owned by a new company (since Safitech died)



Seen a TONE of bad reviews on 247 but also heaps of good ones lol... whats the story really? i need something reliable :)

 




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  # 442304 22-Feb-2011 11:30
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CdTDroiD:
michaelmurfy: I run a stack of Wordpress Installs too.

Also, you can check out http://247hosting.co.nz - they are now owned by a new company (since Safitech died)



Seen a TONE of bad reviews on 247 but also heaps of good ones lol... whats the story really? i need something reliable :)

 


A few weeks back some christchurch chaps took over 24/7 Hosting from Safitech, and are improving things. They are really good people :)
Forget the old business, this is a new business operating under the old name with new people running it. 






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  # 442317 22-Feb-2011 11:39
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Sounds good, maybe ill give it a try, they do have cheap domain names




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It appears that 247hosting is as dodgy as ever, the thread at Scambusters talks about convicted fraudsters, Fair Go, fake reviews (and a complete fake review site), and so on.  In fact it seems rather hard to find a non-dodgy Wordpress host in NZ, I found another site and then noticed a string of positive reviews all mentioning the aforementioned dodgy character from 247hosting, and then a third hosting provider that seemed to be related to the second one. Given the seeding of fake reviews, it's really hard to tell what's worthwhile and what isn't. Which hosting provider can you trust?

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  # 798985 13-Apr-2013 23:37
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neb: Which hosting provider can you trust?


Plenty of great NZ Hosts for hosting wordpress if you know where to look. Word of mouth is also good. The host doesn't need to have an autoinstaller either, you can install wordpress on almost all LAMP hosting by downloading from www.wordpress.org.

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  # 798993 13-Apr-2013 23:50
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I've got my Wordpress site on Windows Azure. (Remote support site in my sig)
Works really well and was easy to install (I'd never done one before so it must have been easy Laughing)
Easy to update as it prompts you when there is an update available, when you log into the admin site.
Not a NZ company of course.

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  # 799124 14-Apr-2013 11:50
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mattwnz:
neb: Which hosting provider can you trust?


Plenty of great NZ Hosts for hosting wordpress if you know where to look. Word of mouth is also good. The host doesn't need to have an autoinstaller either, you can install wordpress on almost all LAMP hosting by downloading from www.wordpress.org.


It's actually a bit more complex than that, this was for non-technical folks (healthcare) who don't want to become Wordpress admins, they need specifically Wordpress hosting (where the hosting provider takes care of applying updates, patching, and generally maintaining things) rather than a rented Linux box in a data centre where they can install Wordpress themselves. I ended up directing them to Bluehost in the US based on recommendations at the Wordpress site, but would have preferred a NZ provider.

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