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Topic # 93980 2-Dec-2011 15:44
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So last month I saw the internet bill had climbed to 150$ That was with a .co.nz hosted webpage and ~47gb of surfing. Thats with orcon, they charge 20$ a month for the hosting and 2$ for every gig on top of 40$. So I started looking at other providers and see you can get hosting for 20$ a year for .co.nz and 3$ a year for the page, and 30gb for 50$.
I know some the cheaper the GB cap the worse the service will be.  All I really need is a service that will be fast enough to play 480p youtube realtime and is up 24/7, 30-50gb cap. Also I already have a phone contract with another company so those orcon plans are a no go. I'd prefer an ISP that doesnt have traffic management.
I hear worldnet and slingshot are real bad but there data seems attractive, hosting direct also looks good. Any other suggestions how to cut my bill? Also whats the cheapest way for hosting a .co.nz site.

Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 552698 2-Dec-2011 15:51
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volaxis: So last month I saw the internet bill had climbed to 150$ That was with a .co.nz hosted webpage and ~47gb of surfing. Thats with orcon, they charge 20$ a month for the hosting and 2$ for every gig on top of 40$. So I started looking at other providers and see you can get hosting for 20$ a year for .co.nz and 3$ a year for the page, and 30gb for 50$.
I know some the cheaper the GB cap the worse the service will be.? All I really need is a service that will be fast enough to play 480p youtube realtime and is up 24/7, 30-50gb cap. Also I already have a phone contract with another company so those orcon plans are a no go. I'd prefer an ISP that doesnt have traffic management.
I hear worldnet and slingshot are real bad but there data seems attractive, hosting direct also looks good. Any other suggestions how to cut my bill? Also whats the cheapest way for hosting a .co.nz site.

Thanks in advance.


I would recommend hosting your website seperately from your isp, as you don't need it to use the same provider, and can create problems if you have a bundled price for the two, and want to move one of them at a later date. In terms of an isp, world exchange is good, and slingshot also seem to have improved a lot recently and are cheap. Telecom also looks good these days. PM me if you are looking at just hosting along with your requirements.

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  Reply # 552700 2-Dec-2011 16:05
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Hosting a website in the US is going to be cheaper than doing it in NZ..

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  Reply # 552702 2-Dec-2011 16:07
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kyhwana2: Hosting a website in the US is going to be cheaper than doing it in NZ..


Hosting a website in the US is going to be slower than hosting one in NZ if most of your visitors are from NZ:

Take a look at:

sitehost.co.nz
webdrive.co.nz
web-2u.co.nz 





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  Reply # 552703 2-Dec-2011 16:11
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Zeon:
kyhwana2: Hosting a website in the US is going to be cheaper than doing it in NZ..


Hosting a website in the US is going to be slower than hosting one in NZ if most of your visitors are from NZ:
 


But cheaper!

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  Reply # 552718 2-Dec-2011 16:50
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Zeon:
kyhwana2: Hosting a website in the US is going to be cheaper than doing it in NZ..


Hosting a website in the US is going to be slower than hosting one in NZ if most of your visitors are from NZ:

Take a look at:

sitehost.co.nz
webdrive.co.nz
web-2u.co.nz 


+1 for good local companies/servers that have been around for awhile and have solid reputations.

I'd add:

openhost.co.nz (actually owned by web drive now but still run as a separate brand)
net24.co.nz


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  Reply # 552722 2-Dec-2011 16:57
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kyhwana2: Hosting a website in the US is going to be cheaper than doing it in NZ..


It would have to be just about free.

Our hosting starts from less then $10 a month and less than $5 a month if you're a NPO.






Promote New Zealand - Get yourself a .kiwi.nz domain name!!!

Check out mine - i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz - don@i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz


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  Reply # 552744 2-Dec-2011 17:36
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Thre is nothing wrong with US hosting. There is good US hosting with good connections and less hops to NZ which performs very well. Then there is poor US hosting which can have many hops to NZ, with 10's of thousands of accounts on a server and is slow. The number of accounts on the server and the loads on the server are more important, as processing speeds can be where the bottle necks are with CMS websites. Sites on a overloaded NZ server will likely be slower than a quality US host with only a few accounts on the server.
You can get even cheaper hosting in other countries such as India.

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  Reply # 557089 12-Dec-2011 16:58
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Openhost. $6.99 + GST a month. NZ.

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