any feedback on ariotek with freeway

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we used to be with xcalibre and were happy, however since webfusion took over we’re considering moving.

we’re looking at mac friendly and in my case freeway friendly hosts and trying to find ones who don’t tie you in for years and are reasonably economical.

so far ariotek are looking quite hopeful.
anyone have any experience of hosting with them?
would you recommend them?

I have just created my first ecommerce section on one of our web sites so it’d be a big problem if they couldn’t support it…

any votes either for or against them?
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On Mar 17, 2011, at 1:57 PM, Jo wrote:

we’re looking at mac friendly and in my case freeway friendly hosts

I have no experience with Ariotek either way, sorry. But what I am
curious about is what constitutes a “Freeway friendly” host. I’ve seen
this terminology used numerous times when the topic of hosts comes up
on this list but never understood the reference. I’ve never heard of
DW or RapidWeaver friendly hosting. Could you explain?

Todd


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Todd

It’s a web host who is very familiar with the software the client is using.

It’s a tremendous help with questions and advice.

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David Owen

On 17 Mar 2011, at 19:04, Todd email@hidden wrote:

I am curious about is what constitutes a “Freeway friendly” host.


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On Mar 17, 2011, at 2:36 PM, David Owen wrote:

It’s a web host who is very familiar with the software the client is
using.

Ok. What always threw me was the impression that sometimes people
expected there was a technical/server requirement that was needed.
Hence FW-friendly. That’s what tripped me up. I thought I was missing
something.

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Hi Jo

If you wish, take a look over at http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk/

Its free to create an account and take a look around.

Kind Regards
David Owen

On 17 Mar 2011, at 18:57, “Jo” email@hidden wrote:

we’re looking at mac friendly and in my case freeway friendly hosts and trying to find ones who don’t tie you in for years and are reasonably economical.


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On occasions there is also a technical difference, for example the PHP feedback form works out of the box at ineedwebhosting.co.uk and we also support Zend optimiser for easiForm ~ not all do.

David

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Ok. What always threw me was the impression that sometimes people expected there was a technical/server requirement that was needed.


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Thanks for the info David, ineedwebhosting was high on my list of preferred hosts but I think it was when we worked out that the costs go up quite a bit when you have 5 or 6 different fairly small sites and don’t want to be tied in for years that it got dropped.

I know it’s worth paying for a good service, and you gets what you pays for, but there’s a balance to reach, and I’m a great believer in not being tied in to a provider. I really dislike exit fees and they make me very wary that a company i trying to retain customers in all the wrong ways. Though you don’t have those do you? Just as i understand it from my partner all the advertised prices are only if you sign up for 3 years, which is a bit much of a commitment for me.

Thanks again tho, it’s nice to see you’re around on here if ineedwebhosting does make it back onto the short list…

I take it no-one else has come across ariotek - they’re an amalgamation of macoman and a couple of others from a few years ago and macoman certainly used to get excellent reviews, however, given the disparity between xcalibre and webfusion that doesn’t necessarily mean much.


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Hi Jo

I don’t know where you’ve got the 3 year tie in from ~ ineedwebhosting.co.uk does not do that. Hosting is annually ~ thats the norm for most web hosting companies.

With ineedwebhosting.co.uk you can leave when you want, and there are no charges to leave.

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On 18 Mar 2011, at 10:30, Jo wrote:

Thanks for the info David, ineedwebhosting was high on my list of preferred hosts but I think it was when we worked out that the costs go up quite a bit when you have 5 or 6 different fairly small sites and don’t want to be tied in for years that it got dropped.

I know it’s worth paying for a good service, and you gets what you pays for, but there’s a balance to reach, and I’m a great believer in not being tied in to a provider. I really dislike exit fees and they make me very wary that a company i trying to retain customers in all the wrong ways. Though you don’t have those do you? Just as i understand it from my partner all the advertised prices are only if you sign up for 3 years, which is a bit much of a commitment for me.

Thanks again tho, it’s nice to see you’re around on here if ineedwebhosting does make it back onto the short list…

I take it no-one else has come across ariotek - they’re an amalgamation of macoman and a couple of others from a few years ago and macoman certainly used to get excellent reviews, however, given the disparity between xcalibre and webfusion that doesn’t necessarily mean much.


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That’s good to know thanks. i think something got mixed up between my checks and my partners then.

So excuse me for asking here but then is the other perception also wrong, that for a number of different domains which have their own web sites and their own emails which we want to show as being their own domain, not a subdomain of a main one, we would need separate account for each, so they’d be £25 each, or is that £25 for one account which will manage all 6 of our unique and separate domains and their emails?


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when i say not showing as a subdomain i don’t care if our management of it shows as subdomain, what i want is for clients looking at the URL they’ve gone to to always see the real domain not anything else instead.


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Just to clarify, when you say “clients looking at the URL”, do you
mean the clients looking at the control panel, or looking at their
actual site? I don’t know any specifics about David’s hosting setup (I
think it’s pretty standard Linux/Unix hosting with cPanel), but you
should be able to set up the DNS such that any domain (not just your
own) points to that server and it should respond appropriately. So you
wouldn’t have client.yourdomain.com, but rather client.com, even if on
your account control panel it showed up as a subdomain of your
account. I’m also pretty sure that you can let clients have access to
cPanel through their own login, and they can affect changes on their
subdomain, but not see or affect your master account.

Walter

On Mar 18, 2011, at 9:29 AM, Jo wrote:

when i say not showing as a subdomain i don’t care if our management
of it shows as subdomain, what i want is for clients looking at the
URL they’ve gone to to always see the real domain not anything else
instead.


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Jo,

I’ve sent you an email off list.

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On 18 Mar 2011, at 13:25, Jo wrote:

That’s good to know thanks. i think something got mixed up between my checks and my partners then.

So excuse me for asking here but then is the other perception also wrong, that for a number of different domains which have their own web sites and their own emails which we want to show as being their own domain, not a subdomain of a main one, we would need separate account for each, so they’d be £25 each, or is that £25 for one account which will manage all 6 of our unique and separate domains and their emails?


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:slight_smile: when I say clients i don’t mean web building clients I’ve created sites for I mean my bellydance students who look at their site, and customers who book my partner to do a storytelling, or those who want him as a sound recordist, people who come to me for life coaching. We bought separate domains for these as we dont really want them crossing over except where intentionally done, so maybe I should say when Joe Public browses through the sites I want them to still appear unique.

As it is the £149 package does sound like what we’d have to get for our 5 little sites, but unfortunately that doesn’t compare well to the other costs to those of us who aren’t actually that well off. It would be rather a sledgehammer to crack a walnut I think.


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The PRO-MULTI membership is amied for designers re-selling to clients ~ they tend to have far more than 5 sites making the cost per site efficient.

It would be better for little sites getting MICRO-HOST accounts.

BTW, You can point as many domains as you like to a single hosting account (a single site) if thats what you are looking for. So you could get away with less than 5 sites. Maybe even one PRO-HOST using subdomains.

Contact me off list on our pre-sales form for specific details how to do this.

http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk/web-hosting-support.html

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On 18 Mar 2011, at 13:53, Jo wrote:

:slight_smile: when I say clients i don’t mean web building clients I’ve created sites for I mean my bellydance students who look at their site, and customers who book my partner to do a storytelling, or those who want him as a sound recordist, people who come to me for life coaching. We bought separate domains for these as we dont really want them crossing over except where intentionally done, so maybe I should say when Joe Public browses through the sites I want them to still appear unique.

As it is the £149 package does sound like what we’d have to get for our 5 little sites, but unfortunately that doesn’t compare well to the other costs to those of us who aren’t actually that well off. It would be rather a sledgehammer to crack a walnut I think.


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