Web Hosting Choices


#1

Already using a provider for hosting my website but looking to move due to the fact they are not really any good in providing tech support for side server tasks. ie if you want to remove the html or php suffix or 301 redirects etc.
What have other users found when using other hosting services like GoDaddy and 1&1 etc. Whats the service like? Community forum? Tech Support?
Cheers


#2

It depends on your needs are etc, but for shared hosting I’ve been pretty happy with Kualo for the last couple of years. They include a lot of extras for the money like CloudFlare integration with Railgun and I generally get an initial email reply in about 15 minutes 24/7.

My side was fairly complex when moving from a VPS, but for client sites I’ve never had to contact them.


#3

Basically its for my own website. Was looking at the likes of cPanel etc and GoDaddys community forum looks ok. Changed from Windows hosting to Linux with provider to setup in htaccess the basic script to hide the html and php extensions that you find floating about after a google search (didn’t work) and trying to speak to there tech support to be able to do this was like talking to a brick wall.


#4

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#5

Sales people :zipper_mouth_face:


#6

Guru hosting for me in the UK


#7

webfaction - unlimited domains, cross connect domains with applications.


#8

Not heard of Guru before but they sound quite good from what I’ve seen on the website. What are they like for support?


#9

Very good for support. Used to be with Vidahost (now TSOhost) and they are shambles. Usually get a reply within 5 minutes and all are very helpful and know what they’re talking about.

They let me transfer my hosting package from one account to another and then migrated a website for me quickly and efficiently with no problems.


#10

Guru looks interesting, what are they like for setting up 301 redirects etc on the server?


#11

Thanks I’ve bookmarked them for future reference. I’m generally happy with Kualo, who include Lightspeed and Cloudflare integration with free Railgun support in the basic business package, but my particular server went through a patch of unreliability a few months back. They also include professional grade spam filtering that goes far beyond anything I’ve experienced before. I used to have a VPS with FutureHosting but it was overkill for what I need.


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