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Topic # 123156 26-Jun-2013 15:25
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I've been working with in getting my small business designed and am nearly ready to launch. I've been reading around in regards web hosts and am no clearer on any one that seems all that much better than any others.

This is the first real online presence we'll have so I'm not sure about expected web traffic, we're just a small organic honey/skincare company with hopes of growing. Ideally I'd like a NZ-based server with a good history of customer service that can manage a Wordpress-based small business, good DNS service, FTP, cPanel and backup capabilities.

Unfortunately in my haste to register the domain name I wanted I went with crazydomains and reading around here seems to suggest they're not great, so I'd also be looking to transfer the domain name to whoever I host with.

Basically, any advice or experience you could share with me about where the best services are for hosting small business online would be greatly appreciated. Regards. 

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  Reply # 845638 26-Jun-2013 15:38
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At first glance, and with half a dozen clicks, that site looks very professional.

I've had positive experience with, and I believe they meet all of your above requirements, though there are of course a number of highly capable hosts in NZ.  FreeParking's parent company is now owned by an international company, but service levels have not changed that I have seen.


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  Reply # 845654 26-Jun-2013 16:11
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If you want good email hosting too:

Hosted from the Orcon datacentre in northcote.


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  Reply # 845656 26-Jun-2013 16:22
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I use Openhost, No real issues to report. Good tech support/ service

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  Reply # 846131 27-Jun-2013 14:04
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sittingduckz: I use Openhost, No real issues to report. Good tech support/ service

Open host is a good option, owned by Web Drive now.. proven history and good service.

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