UK Shared Hosting (Must Be UK) - Possible HostNine? Any Opinions?
I've been looking around for a UK based shared hosting account, needs to have at least 100GB storage, its for most of my personal project, blogs, and for storing design previews for my personal projects.
So anyone want to recommend anyone?
I want to pay about $80 - £50 annually, and want to go with a big host on there own hardware, that's where the hosting offers on WHT are difficult simply because there's too many "12 Year Old" "Bedroom Run" hosts.
Also please post reviews, that what I'm looking for not just prices.
Oh and finally;
JustHost - Look good but they only have US servers UK2 - Really good, but the service is questionable H9 - Found mixed reviews? Can anyone add anything?
Out of the 3 you mentioned there i've had dealings with one of JustHosts brands - Just Uptime - I never did manage to get them to respond to my support emails regarding monitoring. UK2 are reasonable enough, i've got a few domains with them - they are a large company so you'd be in pretty safe hands with them. Never had any dealings with Hostnine.
Do you really need 100GB diskspace? it's an awful lot especially for your budget - Even UK2's package would surpass your £50 per year.
Do you actually use the full 25GB? Or are you planning for future expansion? UK2 would still be out of your £50 budget, From looking on HostNine's site unless i'm wrong there shared hosting is based iout of the USA but i'd be very careful with any unlimited provider - your likely going to be limited to Inodes or something which would more than likely stop you using close to what you require/want.
Maybe pay monthly and contact a few hosts about a custom package?
I have been using Webhostuk since last couple of months and I must say I would highly recommend them to those who are looking for non-overloaded and fast servers with reasonable pricing.
I am using their Linux Business plan and have hardly needed to contact support for any issues raised. However, whenever I needed to contact them, most of my problems were resolved promptly via their live chat. Prices are cheap as compared to the quality they offer -- atleast I have experienced the same so far.
I would say re think your budget first, then pick a host. any host that can provide 100gb hard drive space for £50 a year or less is overselling if you ask me.
just think about what your buying...you get what you pay for.
Your be hard pressed to find a shared account with 100gb HDD. most likely it will be a reseller account. (sort of the same as shared but every account u create will have seperate control panel. - dont have to do it this way you could just have one massive account.)
I would look at spending that £50 per month then your find alot better web host with good support.
I would reccomend goscomb. they dont have a plan on there site with 100gb but if you spoke to them im sure they could sort somthing out. I would also recommend pcsmarthosting, both companies I am with and both provide excellent support. however good support comes at a price, im glad you havent just jumped in on the offers and gone with a kiddie web host, so many people do this and wonder why they get problems down the track.
I've experienced PC Smart Hostings support under the XenSmart brand and that was very good! we also use Goscomb for offsite dns for our .co.uk domain, may even take a VDS with them for DNS services as the fast accurate replies I have received when dealing with them so far have been excellent.
So I believe you'd be in good hands with either of Flumps suggestions
Don't use Hostnine. If and when you have technical issues they will not provide a backup because they donít take them, they will blame you or your customer for the problems and several of their IP's and nodes are on banned lists and this will affect your customers sites from being seen, but of course they will deny this, so just believe me when I say it. I spent several years with them both shared and dedicated servers and if you have some serious clients you should find a serious host.
Also make sure you read their Terms of Service because even if they delete your site they will refer to the terms of service even though it obviously their fault. They do not believe the customer is always right. Use Hostnine at your own risk.