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jonathan18

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#197986 21-Jun-2016 14:42
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I see that Spark's mobile business plans come with "free" a website design/hosting package from Putti - can anyone here offer any thoughts and advice on this as an option to host a basic website (who, what, contact info etc) for my wife's business?

 

I'd been planning on using Strikingly, but that's about $23 a month (or perhaps Squarespace); this way also her mobile would be with a company with less dodgy coverage than what I'd been planning on going with (2 Degrees).

 

Would a site builder/host like Putti be adequate for this purpose? (Is there any way I can find out what sites are created/hosted by Putti? They don't have many examples on their site.) Or is it stupid linking two separate products (mobile and web) together?

 

I'm also open to any other recommendations for equivalent sites.

 

Thanks for any advice.


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  #1578061 22-Jun-2016 07:11
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Never heard of it, but it sounds a bit like SquareSpace, but more expensive. Their website doesn't even make demo sites available anywhere I could find in my 15 second search. I'd probably stick with SS unless you have need of Putti features, it's better known and more resources around. I've built a couple of SS websites.


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  #1597422 23-Jul-2016 19:33
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The problem I find with these types of service, is that they are contracted out, sometimes to overseas companies.  So the life of the service maybe limited, as it is essentially a SAAS. I recall when Spark was called telecom , they had another similar website service they subcontracted out to a company overseas. Probably ok for really basic websites, but I would pass. 


 
 
 
 


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  #1597425 23-Jul-2016 19:40
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mattwnz:

The problem I find with these types of service, is that they are contracted out, sometimes to overseas companies.  So the life of the service maybe limited, as it is essentially a SAAS. I recall when Spark was called telecom , they had another similar website service they subcontracted out to a company overseas. Probably ok for really basic websites, but I would pass. 



Putti is owned by spark afaik.

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  #1597431 23-Jul-2016 19:57
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NonprayingMantis:
mattwnz:

 

The problem I find with these types of service, is that they are contracted out, sometimes to overseas companies.  So the life of the service maybe limited, as it is essentially a SAAS. I recall when Spark was called telecom , they had another similar website service they subcontracted out to a company overseas. Probably ok for really basic websites, but I would pass. 

 



Putti is owned by spark afaik.

 

Looks like it is owned by App La Carte Ltd. Spark looks like they are only a  43% shareholder in it. The domain traceroutes to servers overseas. It is good though, that they do look like they are using a NZ developed system this time around.


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