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Hello folks,
I’m quaking in my boots about to start putting my first site together and would appreciate any advice as to who to choose as an ISP. Someone recommended GoDaddy. but I checked on Google and found some very adverse comments about them, so have any of you folk out there found a really reliable mob that don’t charge like wounded bulls?
I’m based in Australia, by the way.
All advice much appreciated.
Cheers,
Mark Lang


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Well, I’ll start you in the right direction. An ISP gives you access to the internet, for instance in the US there is Comcast, AT&T, etc. You’d be looking for a hosting provider.

As far as ones I’ve seen cross my desk there’s GoDaddy (good prices, mixed reviews), I’ve seen people use SiteGround.com, MediaTemple (if you want solid services), and Yahoo (which I wouldn’t recommend: dated features, blocked access to typical folders, but good up-time however.)

I personally have only ran into one issue with ExpressionEngine (CMS) and GoDaddy, I’ve had great success with MediaTemple (pricey, solid service), and I just got into SiteGround.com the other day and it seemed like GoDaddy with a different phi-sod.

If you find anything post here as I am always keeping my eyes open for good services.


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godaddy’s good for domain registry. I use lunarpages for my own
sites and bluehost for my clients sites. Packages are about
comparable though Lunarpages has better outgoing mail limit. Both
have good tech support and good prices. Bluehost has been running a
sale recently.

On Sep 7, 2009, at 9:45 PM, Mark Lang wrote:

Hello folks,
I’m quaking in my boots about to start putting my first site
together and would appreciate any advice as to who to choose as an
ISP. Someone recommended GoDaddy. but I checked on Google and found
some very adverse comments about them, so have any of you folk out
there found a really reliable mob that don’t charge like wounded
bulls?
I’m based in Australia, by the way.
All advice much appreciated.
Cheers,
Mark Lang


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I don’t know what there may be Australia based, but does that really
matter? UK based there’s two I use:

http://ineedwebhosting.co.uk - the principal here is a regular
contributor to FreewayTalk so you get excellent support with low cost
hosting.

http://www.fasthosts.co.uk - a little more expensive, very reliable
over the years I’ve used them, good technical support but no specific
Freeway knowledge.

Across the Atlantic, there’s also another Freeway ‘specialist’ - http://www.have-host.com

  • used by quite a few ‘FWTalkers’.

HTH Colin


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Well, it’s just my opinion, but I’d stay well away from GoDaddy. Their website is confusing and they are so in-your-face trying to sell you stuff at every click and you have to be a wee bit vigilant before you click. I tried to move some domains away from them a while ago and it failed of course.


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I use Clook, which has been totally reliable but they’re UK-based and
not the cheapest:

Hostgator (in the US) seem to get good reviews and offer a 30-day refund:

http://www.hostgator.com

Roger


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For a locally hosted web-host in Australia have a look at Cove.

Plans priced to suit anyone and good services.

All plans also include cPanel (I know not everyone likes cPanel but I do :slight_smile:


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