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    am just about to sign up to a web host, just need some quick suggestions if possible

    ******.com - mainly because of their $50 overture credit, however i have heard their speed is very slow? (i am not entitled for free hosting as i am not usa or canada resident, bloody sucks i tell you!!)

    netfirms - 2gb space and 100gb bandwith, seems like a big company plus $25 google credit, any suggestions? 5gb space 300gb bandwith for £93 for 18 months? cnt go wrong, or can i?

    which one shall i jump for?

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    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    I've not really heard anything about netfirms being bad or good. You may want to do some searching on powweb & ******. I have read a lot of negative comments on powweb. Some of the latest comments of ****** haven't been postive either.

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    Never choose a web host for the FREE OVERTURE or GOOGLE credit that you are about to receive.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Massachusetts, USA
    You can find other hosts that offer the Overture credit. That isn't so unique to ******.

    I agree though that you should consider finding a quality host first and then worry about whether you are getting a search engine credit. That's a nice marketing feature, but it shouldn't determine which host to choose.
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    well if you consider this then it does make sense.

    ****** - $4.95* 12 1 year prepay will cost me= $59.4
    and they offer the $50 overture credit, which i need anyway, so its means that am only paying around $9 for the 1 year of hosting. looking at it that way it makes sense.

    but i totally agree with what you guys are saying so ive gone for a host that has better support.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    I mean this to sound helpful, not sarcastic--if your site is important (not a hobby site) then paying $9 for a year of hosting is a false bargain. The actual return to the webhost (even considering that the $50 credit costs them far less) is a trifle. How hard would you work for $50 in a year?

    There are many, many hosts out there who have been in business a long time and are offering great reliability for $8 to $10/month. Frankly, anything under that should be suspect. There's a price to be paid somewhere.

    A friend who does computer repairs has a sign in his shop which reads:


    Pick any 2

    Meaning, if you pick the low price, you'll be giving up either quality or speed (or both).

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    George is absolute right. If you value a $50.00 credit from overture more than your website's stability/reliability & speed, then you may need to reconsider your venture.

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