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The best website host?

By Aolath
Jun 27, 2004
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  1. I am looking for a website host which is cheap and suits my needs. I want it add free, at a reasonable price.

    I thought about Tripod again, but you only get about 50mb space, and then I found 2 which were way better, http://www.4uhosting.co.uk which is 30 pounds a year and 250mb space, and http://www.panelhosting.com which is 200mb at 5 dollars a month. Are these 'scams' (that's not the right word I know!) or do they have adds on your site etc...

    I am hoping to make an art site, which can host all my art, pictures, designs etc, so don't want anything to major, but I do want a www.anything.com domain.

    What do you guys think?
  2. jlem

    jlem TS Rookie Posts: 32

    I don't know about panelhost, but here is what I have as the lowest plan I offer. How much bandwidth you think you will need? Your domain will usually cost you a little extra. I charge $13 a year. Let me know, perhaps we could work out a custom package or something.

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  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    I have a few websites with this hosting outfit, they don't come much cheaper than that.
    http://www.395hosting.com/

    You could also try http://www.godadddy.com

    If you want to display paintings on the web, have a look at the templates from
    http://allwebco-templates.com
    Stunning ready-made packages, with a number of them especially geared for photographers, painters etc.
    Sofar I have worked with 3 of their packages, and I'm getting another one next month.
  4. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 527

  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    At their prices, I could not afford them (€9.95/month)
    395hosting charges $3.95/month or $39.50/year
  6. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Well, <sheer blind patriotism mode>

    I prefer my sites to be hosted in Ireland and not the US

    </sheer blind patriotism mode>

    Namely because if your site is from the EU, most of its users will be from the EU. Hence being US hosted is going to slow it down slightly.
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    I've been using www.asmallorange.com

    $30 a year, $10 domains, 75mb / 3gb transfer / unlimited emails / cgi / PHP / SQL and a very nice control panel.

    They have much larger packages to at next to nothing.
  8. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    MYOB, surely you must be aware that we live in "rip-off Ireland"?
    My patriotism stops at my wallet (except for the occasional pint).


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