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# 20932 10-Apr-2008 15:15
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Can anyone recommend a decent web hosting company for home (& potentially small business) use? I have a handful of domains with simple websites or blogs behind them. I'm looking for a web host offering:
- a reasonable but not vast amount of storage space
- multiple email addresses
- ability to host blogs and wikis (so MySQL, perl support etc.)
- reasonable pricing!
- easy to setup/maintain

I find that most of the standard web packages that come with ISPs are just too rigid or simple for my needs.

Apologies if this is not a suitable forum for this.


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  # 122551 10-Apr-2008 15:23
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Dreamhost if you want to go offshore for good capability and cheap price. (But your money and usage go international too).
If you want to join, come back here and pm me for a promo code, I will score you a large amount of USD off your first year (an affiliate program that I think will give me some benefit too, though I think Dreamhost lets me give 100% of my reward to the new user as a discount).

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  # 122558 10-Apr-2008 15:52
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If you want NZ based hosting PM me.


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  # 122559 10-Apr-2008 15:54
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I looked at a variety of hosts and decided to use these guys:
  Absolutely FREE
  No setup fee
  Data storage: 250 MB
  Monthly bandwidth: 5 GB

You can use your own domain name, and they don't put ads on your site (like many other free/cheap hosts do).

Or they offer a range of non-free, though cheap, options with additional features, if you need something else.

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  # 122566 10-Apr-2008 16:17
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No problem with They now have Starter plan, but I'm on Lite Hosting - which is unlimited everything ($30/month & $8 per add on site).

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  # 122572 10-Apr-2008 16:23
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Another good option.

Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  # 122577 10-Apr-2008 16:25
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I use Iserve for one of my domains, no major issues there except theyre one of the only companies I deal with that charge for the calendar month rather than every 28 days... so your $20 a month auto payment, eventually gets behind and they start sending "pay now or else" emails to me :)

Apart from that, the uptime is good, control panel is good and easy to use.
$20 however only gets you 20mb of space which can be a little limiting.....

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  # 122580 10-Apr-2008 16:30
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I have our business hosting with iServe, and no complaints, though I have only maintained the site, nor had to do any major work or installs.


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  # 122606 10-Apr-2008 17:08
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Another vote for - have used them for many years now and they always have an impeccable service level.

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  # 122639 10-Apr-2008 18:47
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HostMonster is what I use. Its based in USA. Prices are rock bottom and live support is excellent if needed.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  # 122643 10-Apr-2008 19:12
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Locally run, US based, located in Welly well known within the .NET community great support so far kiwihosting

Good forum to check out webhostingtalk


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  # 122686 10-Apr-2008 21:27
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I use dreamhosters too, very good off sure hoster

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  # 122886 11-Apr-2008 16:06
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Another vote for Webdrive I have looked after a few websites hosted there & they have been good (I haven’t had any major issues with them) & There helpdesk is very helpful.

Also if you’re looking for offshore hosting, maybe have a look at hosting in Australia??

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