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Topic # 17307 20-Nov-2007 15:23
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Hi all,

(Sorry for the multiple posting, ISP too slow, hands and keyboard too fast)

Hopefully this is the right place for my question.

Can anyone recommend a good web hosting company? I am playing with the idea to make my own webpage, but Telecom doesn't seem to have a web hosting option?
(I'm on the 3GB GO Broadband plan)

Thanks

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  Reply # 96094 20-Nov-2007 15:42
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What do you need?

PHP? ASP.NET? SQL?

How much disk space/bandwidth do you need?

How much are you wanting to spend?

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Reply # 96095 20-Nov-2007 15:58
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www.webdrive.co.nz <-- for all of the above.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 96109 20-Nov-2007 18:38
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www.hostmonster.com

if you dont want a .co.nz domain then this is the best option...by far cheaper than any NZ company with loads and loads of features...i am currently hosting my site through them (under construction) and so many features....including SSH access




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  Reply # 96110 20-Nov-2007 18:44
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I can do NZ based server from $15.00 PM depending on what you need. PM me if interested



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Reply # 96111 20-Nov-2007 18:49
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Thanks all for the replies. Just want a regular page, webcam with pix of my cats sleeping, you know the usual. I'll check the links yous sent me.

Thanks Again

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  Reply # 96112 20-Nov-2007 18:51
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I'f your gonna do a live webcam you might as well just host the site yourself

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  Reply # 96118 20-Nov-2007 19:31
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 www.jumba.com.au , $AU30 a year for a basic but functional account.

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  Reply # 96121 20-Nov-2007 19:50
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hostgator.com, great international host.

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  Reply # 96142 20-Nov-2007 21:21

yesterday my wordpress blog got over 1k visitors after I made the digg homepage.? I'm paying $15 pm at the moment, who do you recommend to host a site that gets surges in traffic every now and then?

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  Reply # 96147 20-Nov-2007 22:21
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sportsthought: yesterday my wordpress blog got over 1k visitors after I made the digg homepage.? I'm paying $15 pm at the moment, who do you recommend to host a site that gets surges in traffic every now and then?


No webhost is going to specifically like the fact that you get massive surges at specific times.  They cant suddenly give you all the recources.  However depending how often it happens most wont say anything about it unless it is constantly affecting multiple other shared hosting clients.

YOu could get a VPS (virtual private server) they give you specific recources but it is a lot more expensive than 15 dollars a month!  To be honest 1000 customers isnt really that bad depending on what your site needs to load, and obviously
what period of time the 1000 vistors are viewing your site.  If its all in 5 minutes this will be a massive spike, if its throughout the day it wont be so bad!

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  Reply # 96173 21-Nov-2007 09:01

According to the? hosting guy it was 1k at the same time. I guess that's the Digg effect :)

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  Reply # 96181 21-Nov-2007 09:30
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www.openhost.co.nz

also look at www.1stdomains.co.nz for the domain name ($24.50+GST for .nz domains)

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  Reply # 96201 21-Nov-2007 11:18
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Just go and have a look at www.hostinghub.co.nz

It lists and reviews NZ hosting providers.

Remeber you get what you pay for, pay peanuts, get no service.

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  Reply # 96204 21-Nov-2007 12:00
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manmower: Can anyone recommend a good web hosting company? I am playing with the idea to make my own webpage, but Telecom doesn't seem to have a web hosting option?


Yes, Telecom does have a web hosting option (If you really want to have a look there web hosting see here) (But I wont trust Telecom with hosting your site Wink I would tend to go with a proper web host then with an ISP web host.)

Have a look at these hosts:

http://www.webdrive.co.nz/

http://www.iserve.co.nz/

and have a look at http://www.hostinghub.co.nz

also if you want a .nz domain name have a look at http://www.simplydomains.co.nz/

Hope this helps Smile


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  Reply # 96213 21-Nov-2007 13:33

why dont you just use something like http://members.freewebs.com/ and not pay a cent

personally I dont think many NZ hosts are really cost effective. I use webfarms freeparking but I would move more business there going forward.

compared to what I paid for dreamhost in the US when the $us was about 70c. they are a steal for $100 bucks a year

my one NZ site costs more than the 5 hosted in the states

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