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Topic # 242315 21-Oct-2018 16:10
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Hello everybody.

 

I have many clients with really bad and slow loading websites and as we also offer small business IT services, I'm considering getting into hosting. I'm not really handy with Linux and DIY solutions, so the simpler the better. I've read several topics on this forum and found that people recommend OpenHost, WebSlice, Hooplahosting, and a few others.

 

Which one of these would you recommend in 2018? I understand there have been a lot of changes in the last several years.

 

I just need something simple that allows me to host at least 10 websites, has SSD storage, hosted in NZ for faster loading speeds and has decent support.


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  Reply # 2111954 21-Oct-2018 17:31
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Openhost have undergone a lot of upgrades to their reseller functionality over the last few months with more scheduled in the coming weeks/months.  Could recommend them as a starting point.

 

 

 

Disclaimer:  I used to work for their parent company.  Nothing holding me to the recommendation but I do think it's heading in a really positive direction.


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  Reply # 2111957 21-Oct-2018 17:40
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Ovh au, vps cloud.




helping others at evgenyk.nz


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  Reply # 2111959 21-Oct-2018 17:44
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https://hostingnz.co.nz/vps-hosting



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  Reply # 2112110 22-Oct-2018 10:26
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Asked a few question from L1 tech support of OpenHost... I really hope their L2/L3 support is much better.

 

I had to ask three times what kind of storage is used for reseller plans (website shows 50GB storage) and they just say "50GB storage", "it's on the website", and "see the attach (shows 50GB storage)". Ugh! Thanks, Pankaj, Alkash, Abu Dhabi, and what have you...

 

Their VPS plan shows HDD - hm... What year is it? 2009?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2112120 22-Oct-2018 10:45
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One other thing I noticed - NZ companies have very low limits on bandwidth. You'd think with fiber everywhere nowadays that wouldn't be the case? Australia companies have 10x more on average - how is it possible?




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  Reply # 2112509 22-Oct-2018 21:22
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Found that HooplaHosting actually does have servers in NZ - looks tempting!

 

https://www.hooplahosting.co.nz/reseller-webhosting

 

 


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  Reply # 2112550 23-Oct-2018 00:01
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IMO reliability comes well above things like storage and bandwidth. So the first question I would ask potential hosts is what their uptime for a server over the last few years, as well as how long they have been around for. Also you need to remember that reseller hosting for some websites isn't likely going to be that fast for some websites. I think it may depend on the host and how what sort of processing resources they allocate to the account. I would prefer to pay more fore something that i know is reliable with good NZ based support 24 hours of the day, and not just on weekdays.


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  Reply # 2112566 23-Oct-2018 07:44
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  Reply # 2112895 23-Oct-2018 20:46
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YourComputerGuy:

 

Asked a few question from L1 tech support of OpenHost... I really hope their L2/L3 support is much better.

 

I had to ask three times what kind of storage is used for reseller plans (website shows 50GB storage) and they just say "50GB storage", "it's on the website", and "see the attach (shows 50GB storage)". Ugh! Thanks, Pankaj, Alkash, Abu Dhabi, and what have you...

 

Their VPS plan shows HDD - hm... What year is it? 2009?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I dunno.  Was casual racism acceptable in 2009?


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  Reply # 2112931 23-Oct-2018 21:13
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onebytemike:

 

I dunno.  Was casual racism acceptable in 2009?

 

 

I was thinking the same


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  Reply # 2112977 23-Oct-2018 23:26
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You can try Amazon Web Services (AWS)

 

 





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