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Topic # 58690 17-Mar-2010 10:10
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Hey guys,
Looking for some recommendations for basic webhosting and a .co.nz domain registration.

Hosting doesnt have to be based in NZ, but if its affordable then its a bonus because it means NZ support.

I looked at hostingdirect but ive heard very mixed opinions. Those who have no issues say they are great, but those who have had even minor issues seem to get very bad service

So can someone suggest other options? Opinions?

Mods please move this if its the wrong section, i didnt know where to put it so this seemed to be the most popular 'internet related' section.

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  Reply # 308182 17-Mar-2010 10:30
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I brought my domain from http://www.asiaregistry.com/ - Rates are very competitive

And host it through www.ediy.co.nz - They provide me with a content management system - As I don't have much in the way of html skills

They also geo locate the hosting - So if you surf from NZ you use the NZ hosted site & internation from the US based hosting - Meant to speed things along.

Cheers Shane

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  Reply # 308183 17-Mar-2010 10:30
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I use ixwebhosting for hosting my review for ixwebhosting here, there are happy and unhappy people, I personally quite happy with them I use windows hosting for domain names I use http://www.asiaregistry.com they have quite good prices.

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  Reply # 308186 17-Mar-2010 10:34
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I use www.iserve.co.nz for .co.nz domain registrations. They offer cheap hosting as well (I don't use them because of our volume of course).





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  Reply # 308187 17-Mar-2010 10:38
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You could try biddle.corp?

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  Reply # 308191 17-Mar-2010 11:03
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You could also look at dreamhost.com or 1and1.com they're us based but quite cheap



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  Reply # 308200 17-Mar-2010 11:23
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Anyone used 1stdomains.co.nz? $29NZD per year for .co.nz

Any reason why you use asiaregistry? its $41NZD per year and it varies based on the exchange rate. Thats more than local options?

Web 2U seems alright, for hosting + domain.
http://web-2u.co.nz/index.php/hosting/plans.html
freitasm: I use www.iserve.co.nz for .co.nz domain registrations. They offer cheap hosting as well (I don't use them because of our volume of course).


Wow. $20 a month for 20mb of disk space?! That seems crazily overpriced?

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  Reply # 308210 17-Mar-2010 11:34
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Lol 20 mb. He said cheap, not fair!

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  Reply # 308214 17-Mar-2010 11:42
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eXDee: Anyone used 1stdomains.co.nz? $29NZD per year for .co.nz


Yes I use them for a couple of domains and have had no problems; would recommend :)

They're operated by Net24 who seems to be a fairly solid hosting company based in Christchurch. (http://www.net24.co.nz/). I haven't used them for hosting personally though so I cannot speak for their services, although I have only heard good things. Could be worth checking out.

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  Reply # 308217 17-Mar-2010 11:47
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myhost.co.nz gives both hosting and .co.nz domains my site www.bsmp.co.nz has been with them for 3 or 4 years now with very good service.

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  Reply # 308225 17-Mar-2010 12:02
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Us!

Seriously flick me a PM with exactly what you're after and I'll see what we can do.

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  Reply # 308228 17-Mar-2010 12:07
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I use domains4less.co.nz for nz domain names $22.95 +gst annually




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  Reply # 308314 17-Mar-2010 14:48
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leakedbeta: You could also look at dreamhost.com or 1and1.com they're us based but quite cheap


Yeah DH are pretty good and if you do a Google for Dreamhost coupons/codes you can get various discounts etc.
Or wait till an American holiday and you might get it for nothing (or close to) - I got a full years hosting for $15NZD because I signed up on some US holiday :)




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  Reply # 308408 17-Mar-2010 17:49
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I think dreamhost.com has the best value, and XPD is right, they usually do have holiday specials. Either way, $8.95 USD = 12.55 NZ Dollars. For unlimited disk usage and bandwidth its probably the best value.

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  Reply # 308430 17-Mar-2010 18:29
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leakedbeta: I think dreamhost.com has the best value, and XPD is right, they usually do have holiday specials. Either way, $8.95 USD = 12.55 NZ Dollars. For unlimited disk usage and bandwidth its probably the best value.


Hmm, that is pretty tempting, even with the necessary extras it comes to about half of my current NZ hosting (5GB/100GB=$500+GST). Does anyone actually have experience of Dreamhost with a reasonably active NZ ecommerce site?




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  Reply # 308431 17-Mar-2010 18:41
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So far im considering domains4less.co.nz/1stdomains.co.nz for the domain name

And then web-2u for the hosting
http://web-2u.co.nz/index.php/hosting/plans.html
Total comes to just over ~$110 a year ish.

Going with dreamhost is nice and all, but its $150+ per year just for the hosting. I dont need unlimited bandwidth, but i suppose i could consider it.

Still after opinions and suggestions though, offshore hosting is still fine

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