btw. ive been looking at splashhost.com. I am targeting a general market i.e. USA and UK...but most likely my customers will be from the UK...will it make any difference if the servers are in the USA...the site and ping seems fast enough.
Any views of splashost.com? any UK resellers out there?
You'll find that the speed difference between having servers located in the USA over the UK will be minimal. If you are looking for a lot of bandwidth and cheap prices, then you will have to consider a host with servers in the USA as the price for bandwidth in the UK is *very* high.
You'll find that the speed difference between having servers located in the USA over the UK will be minimal.
Depends on how you're measuring it. Typical pings to a server in the UK from the UK should be around 20-30. Typical pings to a server in the USA from the UK are usually 120-180. So, it could be said that it's 6 times faster hosting them in the UK.
However, with perceived performance you probably wouldn't notice much difference when browsing, but under various conditions (e.g. if you have a particularly fast connection yourself to the internet) I'd certainly not call it minimal.
cheers...had a look...is 121host.co.uk any good? they look kinda promising
I have not had any personal experience with them so I cant comment on there service or support. What I would advise you to do is send a few "Pre Sales" emails to the compainies you are considering and judge the responce. Although not concrete, it will give you an indication on reply time and the knowledge of the company. (2 line responce or a detailed reply with all the questions answered)
I have heard good stuff about them, but I'm not entirely sure if they remark on reseller plans or not. E-mail or phone them. I recommend phoning them to find out if you could have a customised reseller plan.
Apart from that there pricing is as far as I know good.
Support, I think is fine although I'm not too sure.
Domain support and transfer is very good as far as I blieve.