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Old 30.03.2010, 21:23
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Re: web site hosting

Just looked at Metanet and unless I am mistaken I can't see an English option - thus no good for me and my B1 German

I am also searching for a hosting service now but have little experience. My main customer base will be in the UK and considering I bought (most of) my domains from UK Cheapest (UKC) they were a logical place to start. Has anyone had any experiences/problems with there hosting service?

They offer:
Host up to 2 Domains
* 1,000Mb Web Space
* POP/SMTP email Services
* Web Based Control Panel
* 10,000Mb Monthly Traffic
* CGI / Perl / PHP 5.2 / mySQL

for £28.68 p/y.

For my small (10 pages, 40 photos) ready built site, what might I be missing? In terms of service I've sent them a couple of emails enquiries today and they have been very responsive (although maybe sales is different to technical support...?)
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Old 30.03.2010, 21:36
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Re: web site hosting

Deano - i contacted them and you can set the control panel to English
and given that it's in Switzerland - they'll likely speak some English too

don't know about any UK hosting....

i've got my domains at godaddy.com but not hosting there - not an issue

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Just looked at Metanet and unless I am mistaken I can't see an English option - thus no good for me and my B1 German

I am also searching for a hosting service now but have little experience. My main customer base will be in the UK and considering I bought (most of) my domains from UK Cheapest (UKC) they were a logical place to start. Has anyone had any experiences/problems with there hosting service?

They offer:
Host up to 2 Domains
* 1,000Mb Web Space
* POP/SMTP email Services
* Web Based Control Panel
* 10,000Mb Monthly Traffic
* CGI / Perl / PHP 5.2 / mySQL

for £28.68 p/y.

For my small (10 pages, 40 photos) ready built site, what might I be missing? In terms of service I've sent them a couple of emails enquiries today and they have been very responsive (although maybe sales is different to technical support...?)
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Old 30.03.2010, 23:41
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Re: web site hosting

I have used Hostorama.ch for 3 years, their server is in Zurich. Their basic offer costs 4chf per month for 14GB, up to 5 domains, control panel in English, &&&

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Old 31.03.2010, 00:04
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I use www.godaddy.com never had any issues for all the sites I've hosted with them.
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Old 31.03.2010, 00:10
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I use www.godaddy.com never had any issues for all the sites I've hosted with them.
Always heard good things about godaddy; they even have a European data centre now.
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Old 31.03.2010, 00:34
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Don't forget http://webland.ch/ I have been with them since 2003! good prices, partner with http://www.switch.ch/ they speak English and do .coms based in Basel.
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Old 27.04.2010, 22:49
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Re: web site hosting

Thought I would let you know I signed up with UK Cheapest and so far so good. All support is through email but they have been very responsive.

If you're interested my new venture is running tours through Basel (or sightjogging as some people call it). Have a look at www.baselrunningtours.com and let me know what you think (guess I will introduce formally through another thread but you guys get sneak preview ).

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Old 27.04.2010, 23:24
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Thought I would let you know I signed up with UK Cheapest and so far so good. All support is through email but they have been very responsive.

If you're interested my new venture is running tours through Basel (or sightjogging as some people call it). Have a look at www.baselrunningtours.com and let me know what you think (guess I will introduce formally through another thread but you guys get sneak preview ).

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You would have done much better in search engines with a Swiss host and a .ch domain, unless your target audience is actually outside Switzerland...
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Old 28.04.2010, 08:43
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Re: web site hosting

Thanks for suggestion AdFab. We have the .ch also but are using the .com as main site to promote. For now tours are in English so UK/US tourists and business travellers + (new) expat community are initial target.

German, Italian and French language tours are all in the pipeline though.
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Re: web site hosting

I've been using Hoststar.ch for a local club. I volunteer my time and do small changes when they need it, but I would like to find one that uses SQL and ASP.net, just to make it easier for me for future development.

Green wants CHF 10 a month for an SQL database and iWay only offers it on a business plan.

Any other suggestions?
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Old 02.05.2011, 15:28
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hostpoint.ch will give you all you want (10 MySQL databases) and more for CHF9.90 /month - except .asp, which usually means a Windows server...
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Sorry, I should have specified MS SQL.
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Old 06.05.2011, 21:26
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year on in and very happy with metanet.ch
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Sorry, I should have specified MS SQL.
If you mean MS SQL Server then this will usually be at a cost - it's a commercial application where MySQL is open source. 90% of dynamic websites use MySQL - maybe you could change over?
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Old 07.05.2011, 07:36
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I have used WWW.one.com since the beginning of the Internet and are very happy with their service. They are very international and when you reside in Switzerland your first bill is as little as CHF 14 for the first year incl. registration of domain, web hotel and set up. After that it is CHF 3 per month or something in that price range. Very reliable.
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Re: web site hosting

One point regarding Hostpoint who I signed up with recently, is that they don't offer WHOIS privacy. I didn't think to check beforehand because it's always been available with other companies I've signed up with in the past.

I'm now in the process of transferring my domains to other companies which do offer WHOIS privacy whilst keeping the hosting with Hostpoint, which is otherwise good.
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Try SharkSpace ( I host my website there ) or Hostgator ...


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Your webhost should be near your customers. This is for speed and for search engines. www.hostpoint.ch take some beating on price and service. Their control panel can be set to English too...
I totally agree with him. I use this hosting provider for my website and for my customer's website, and never had a problem.

Support is really cool, and with i really like is that you can make personal PHP profiles which let tune you the performance for your website.

And also the email service, is #1
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hostpoint.ch will give you all you want (10 MySQL databases) and more for CHF9.90 /month - except .asp, which usually means a Windows server...
Thanks. I was just looking for hosting that supported Django and bingo

..but the min. SSL packages costs CHF 25 a month! Others offer this for CHF 50-100 for the whole year.

Any other suggestions?
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Re: web site hosting

I pay approx 70chf a year for http://www.webspace24.li- including the domain name (.com)
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