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Dave

20 Jul 2010, 9:30 pm

Web Hosting

I am currently shopping for hosting service. I am looking for a reliable hosting package to host 4 websites. I like the looks of - http://ineedwebhosting.co.uk/ and http://www.clook.us/services/ -. Are there any negative issues regarding the two host listed here.

Any other hosting service recommendations?

What exactly is reseller hosting? What are the benefits of reseller hosting? Any benefits for shared hosting?

In addition, a future project may contain a CMS site using Joolma, WordPress or WebYep. Which host is better than the other when it comes to CMS content?

One concern I have is the UK hosting for I’m located in the States. Any issues with contact or service due to location/distance?

I build on Freeway Pro 5 - Mac.

Thanks much. -Dave

Dave

20 Jul 2010, 9:37 pm

In addition, one of my sites will contain a Mal’s E shopping cart. Will either - ineedhosting or Clook - fully handle a shopping cart. This is where I need host reliability at its max! -Dave

DeltaDave

20 Jul 2010, 9:47 pm

Either of these will handle shopping carts no problem and both probably offer their own carts that are available for clients’ use.

Main requirements from any host: Apache/Linux hosting, PHP and MySql, a good easy to use Cpanel (you can test drive ineed’s one) decent storage and bandwith and all at a reasonable price.

Advantage of ineed is that they are totally FW savvy but they do need to sleep so aren’t guaranteed to be awake when you are! But their response time is good.

David

Glasgow, Scotland

iMac 27 5K El Cap and Pro Final

DeltaDave

20 Jul 2010, 9:55 pm

I must say that Clook doesn’t seem that cheap for a reseller compared to ineed!

D

Glasgow, Scotland

iMac 27 5K El Cap and Pro Final

Ashley

20 Jul 2010, 10:05 pm

I can’t really offer any information on the two listed hosts because I have no direct experience of them.

The way I see it there are two basic benefits of share hosting:

1) It tends to be cheap 2) Somebody else is taking care of the backend technical aspects

The disadvantages of shared hosting are:

1) Because it’s cheap the packages are often oversubscribed so you sometimes suffer from slowdowns or extended downtime often including loss of email as well. This may not be a problem for casual users but needs to be seriously considered for anybody with commercial objectives.

2) Somebody else is responsible for the security of the server and more than likely you have no idea what they are doing.

3) It’s possible to have problems with your email being blacklisted simply because somebody else on the same server was sending out spam.

Reseller hosting is more or less exactly what it says i.e. you have access to a server and the ability to sell hosting to others. Unless you intend to host other peoples sites and charge them for the privilege, effectively becoming a web host in your own right I don’t think this will be of interest to you.

Personally I have my own dedicated server. This is the most expensive option and the most complicated, but on the upside I am able to configure everything exactly the way I like including a mirrored RAID setup and regular backups to a remote server. Obviously this is a more complicated setup but if you are selling products on the internet with any level of seriousness I think it should be considered. This may be a step too far for you at this stage.

Regarding the location of your host I think it will make little difference in the case you mention but as a rule of thumb it is a good idea to have your server located within reasonable proximity to your largest number of visitors to avoid problems of latency and slow ping speeds. Some places around the world and certain data centres clearly have better network connectivity than others, so I would feel far happier having a server based in say Germany or Holland than some small country in South America.

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rogerhoughton

20 Jul 2010, 11:09 pm

I must say that Clook doesn’t seem that cheap for a reseller compared to ineed!

I’ve been with Clook (in the UK) for many years and they’ve been ultra-reliable and very quick to deal with any problems or queries. I recommend them to everyone (having had them recommended to me in the first place). You can find a cheaper host but you won’t find a better one (IMHO!).

Roger


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rogerhoughton

20 Jul 2010, 11:33 pm

Reseller hosting is more or less exactly what it says i.e. you have access to a server and the ability to sell hosting to others. Unless you intend to host other peoples sites and charge them for the privilege, effectively becoming a web host in your own right I don’t think this will be of interest to you.

I disagree with that. Since Dave wants to host four sites a reseller package will be just what he needs. It doesn’t matter that he’s not hosting for other people (although the option will be there). If you’re hosting more than one site, even of your own, a reseller package is usually the most efficient and economical option.

Roger


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Ashley

20 Jul 2010, 11:44 pm

Most normal hosting packages allow you to host more than one domain. Some even offer unlimited domains so I can see little advantage of opting for a reseller package if that is your objective.

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Richard Houston

21 Jul 2010, 4:20 pm

On Jul 20, 2010, at 2:29 PM, Dave wrote:

I like the looks of - http://ineedwebhosting.co.uk/ and http://www.clook.us/services/ -. Are there any negative issues regarding the two host listed here?

Not long ago, I was looking for hosting here in the USA as well. I considered Clook since they had announced a US branch. I had heard of their legendary customer service, so I gave them a call. When they didn’t respond, I called again… and again… Not once did they call back. As far as I can tell, they don’t exist at all — not my idea of “legendary service”. Maybe they’re great for European customers, but for the US, I wouldn’t waste my time (or money).

I’ve heard good things about I Need Hosting, and David Owen (their rep) has been very active and helpful on this list. In the future, I’m seriously considering transferring my sites to InMotion Hosting http://www.inmotionhosting.com/domains.php. They seem to cater more to business customers, and have very good rates. Hope this helps.

Richard

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Paul Bradforth

21 Jul 2010, 4:44 pm

On 21 Jul 2010, at 00:09, Roger Houghton wrote:

I’ve been with Clook (in the UK) for many years and they’ve been ultra-reliable and very quick to deal with any problems or queries. I recommend them to everyone (having had them recommended to me in the first place). You can find a cheaper host but you won’t find a better one (IMHO!).

I’ll second that. I’ve been with Clook for a few years now, and not a hint of any downtime or trouble.

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

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ClookNETAlec

21 Jul 2010, 9:02 pm

Hi All -

The difference between a shared hosting account and reseller hosting account would be that (in most cases) a reseller account includes an extra control panel which allows you to manage your sub-accounts and give each one their own unique control panel access. However, in some cases people prefer to host multiple websites within one shared hosting account as they are happy to use one control panel log in… which in some cases can be more convenient. It sounds cliche, but it really depends on your website or business model.

Richard - I’m sorry to hear of your experience (or lack there of) with our company. Please feel free to contact me directly should you wish to consider using our services again at some point in the future. I must point out that the only difference between our UK and US operation is the location of the physical servers and the currency that we bill in. Other than that, it’s all the same!

Alec

Alec

Clook Internet

http://www.clook.net

David Owen

22 Jul 2010, 8:24 am

If it helps, our PRO-HOST control panels include Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, OSCommerce scripts to one click install.

(Test drive a web hosting control panel on the site) http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk/web-hosting-features.html

We are UK based and naturally work with a lot of UK users, but we do have users all over Europe, as well as Australia and the states. Our PRO-MULTI account is aimed at web designers with a number of hosting account they wish to run for a single annual fee so they know their cost from the outset. Unlike other mutli packages which share resources by sub-dividing a single account (thereby getting smaller the more you get), ours offer each separate account with its own individual resources. All there accounts are held and listed in the Customer Centre, so you can manage and access panels from a single point .

If you want to know what that looks like just sign up (its FREE) http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk/

David Owen { Freeway Friendly Web hosting and Domains }

http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk

On 20 Jul 2010, at 22:29, Dave wrote:

In addition, a future project may contain a CMS site using Joolma, WordPress or WebYep. Which host is better than the other when it comes to CMS content?

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FeebleEagle

22 Jul 2010, 8:32 am

I may take a look at your setup Dave. I’m happy where I am, but I might branch out a bit and test the waters. People seem to be really happy with your service.

Dave

5 Aug 2010, 4:29 am

Richard, have you switched to InMotion Hosting? Are they still at the top of your list?

Dan J, I’ve read several thread posted you use HostGator. What are your thoughts on HG?

Thank you for all the feedback.

Dave

FeebleEagle

5 Aug 2010, 7:39 am

I indeed use HostGator after somewhat of a disaster with GoDaddy. Not with forms or with security, but with how they constantly update their servers and it kept messing with my settings and it just got to the point where I said “I love the price, hate the service” and so I switched to HostGator and have little or no complaints. The little complaints I had were sorted out through their Live Chat service and I even called over there one time and got in right away. Everything works on there and I run my store using Mal’s, with a big switch coming up, and I am able to use PayPal with it and haven’t had an issue with them. Plus I’m on their shared hosting which guarantees 99.9% uptime and I haven’t noticed a slow down or any blacklisting. I will be upgrading to their business plan within the next few months and that still is about as cheap as I can find for unlimited anything.

Overall shared hosting is great for me and with an upgrade I will utilize multiple domains and all that good stuff.

Richard Houston

5 Aug 2010, 4:36 pm

On Aug 4, 2010, at 9:29 PM, Dave wrote:

Richard, have you switched to InMotion Hosting? Are they still at the top of your list?

Hi Dave,

Things move pretty slowly around here, so I haven’t yet switched to InMotion. They are still at the top of my list though.

I first started out with Pronic Solutions as my web host. I had TONS of problems with then, including my domain registration, so I added HaveHost (and registered a new domain with them. But, I’ll no longer register domains with the same company that hosts my sites.). HaveHost was down several times, which prompted me to do some serious research for a reliable web host. That’s when I found InMotion. Currently, I have the same website hosted with two different companies — ridiculous, I know. For the last few months, everything has been working in alignment with what I’m paying for, so I’ve not yet moved to InMotion. I wish I could offer you more experience and info about them.

Richard

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Todd

28 Jun 2020, 7:53 pm

For shared hosting I’ve used A2 Hosting for many years for both my own and client sites. Very satisfied.

http://www.a2hosting.com/refer/51368

Todd

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Brian Wells via freewaytalk wrote on 6/28/20 2:37 PM:

Can anyone recommend a web hosting company that supports a Freeway-built website.

Talktalk used to web host my site, part of the package a few years ago, but have since stopped offering this service.

Ideally, I would like to use a web hosting company that could/would allow me to transfer my existing Freeway-built site on my newly acquired domain (brianwells.uk).

Alvaro de Regil

28 Jun 2020, 8:52 pm

I highly recommend machighway.com

https://www.machighway.com/3-free-months-machighway-hosting-freeway-7-users/

I have exactly what you need, customer service is excellent and cost is quite affordable.

Álvaro

Marcus Do Carmo

28 Jun 2020, 9:45 pm

I have many Freeway websites in different hosting companies such as BlueHost, SiteGround, Go Daddy, Network Solutions, you name it and never had a problem because these are Freeway built websites.

At the end of the road Freeway is a builder, as Xway is, and it translates the designs in html, css, Java files etc.

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On Jun 28, 2020, at 4:53 PM, Alvaro de Regil <[email protected]> wrote:

I highly recommend machighway.com

https://www.machighway.com/3-free-months-machighway-hosting-freeway-7-users/

I have exactly what you need, customer service is excellent and cost is quite affordable.

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tomfor

16 Jul 2020, 5:59 am

I use for my site machighway.com. I am completely satisfied with the price and quality. High speed, no problem. Recommend.

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tomfor

17 Jul 2020, 9:39 am

On 16 Jul 2020, 5:59 am, tomfor wrote:

I use for my site machighway.com. I am completely satisfied with the price and quality. High speed, no problem.

Recommend.