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    need help in choosing web hosting

    Hi everyone

    I'm very new to this forum and probably there has been hundreds of treads like mine before but please help.

    I'm looking for a good and reliable web hosting company to host my website. I had some horrible experience in the past couple of days with one, self called "web hosting specialist" and therefore I'd really appreciate any help, any advise.

    My website is quite simple, only html was used to create it however very important for me is that the new www hosting company is good at FTP as I let my clients to access some part of my website to downloaded the digital files I do for them. Every client needs to have his own folder protected by password.

    Would you have any suggestions to whom should i speak to?

    Thanks

    Andrea

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    The password protected folders is standard via any cPanel host I beieve (i.e. it can be done via cPanel easily enough)

    What is your budget?
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    Are you currently hosted with anyone? What is your projected bandwidth/hard drive space usage? As DH said, do you have a budget?

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    Most if not all cPanel hosts should accommodate your needs. Have you taken a look at the offers section?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lime View Post

    Would you have any suggestions to whom should i speak to?

    Thanks

    Andrea
    Hi Andrea!

    Welcome to WHT...

    My suggestion would be to gather a shortlist of web hosting companies which meet your initial requirements. Then begin searching for reviews of the respective companies eventually narrowing down your list. You should then end up with a solid small set of hosting companies that meet your requirements. Send of some pre-sale questions to get a feel of the company and clarify any concerns you have. You can then sign up with the one you fee most comfortable with..

    All the best with your search and keep us updated on how you get on
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    would need around: hard drive space 10GB, monthly traffic 300 GB, budget 7-8 pounds/month, no current host. thanks

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    I'd recommend hostgator. The actual HostGator control panel is cPanel. I've used them in the past. Speed was good. Good support, plenty of features with cPanel, straight forward.

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    I agree cPanel would suit you prefectly.

    Cant go wrong with cPanel... and plenty of providers on WHT offer it.

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    cPanel would be a great choice for you, and again, what's the budget you're working with?
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    I would actually recommend DirectAdmin for a control panel, it will lower your monthly cost as it isn't as expensive as cPanel but has the exact same, if not more, functions/features than cPanel does. IMO cPanel is overrated and bogs down the machine it runs on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo64 View Post
    I would actually recommend DirectAdmin for a control panel, it will lower your monthly cost as it isn't as expensive as cPanel but has the exact same, if not more, functions/features than cPanel does. IMO cPanel is overrated and bogs down the machine it runs on.
    For a VPS - yes - for a shared account - not so much. When it comes to quality shared hosting the control panel is more of a personal preference than a performance factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo64 View Post
    I would actually recommend DirectAdmin for a control panel, it will lower your monthly cost as it isn't as expensive as cPanel but has the exact same, if not more, functions/features than cPanel does. IMO cPanel is overrated and bogs down the machine it runs on.
    As Mike says, this is only really true for VPS.

    In a dedicated server, the differences shouldn't have any noticeable effect, plus since cPanel offers more features (for an end user) than DirectAdmin, it's the better choice IMO.

    Of course, if a customer prefers DA then that would naturally be the best choice for them ^^
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    Thanks guys!

    Just spoken to hostgator.com. They are quite tempting to go for however would you recommend any UK hosts? I have found these people uk2.net Have anyone heard about them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lime View Post
    Thanks guys!

    Just spoken to hostgator.com. They are quite tempting to go for however would you recommend any UK hosts? I have found these people uk2.net Have anyone heard about them?
    uk2 is a huge company. As for US/UK I would say it depends on where your target audience is going to be coming from.
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    Hostgator is a great choice for US host. uk2 will do for a UK host. Another UK host is JustHost. At least I believe they have servers in UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by micksss View Post
    Hostgator is a great choice for US host. uk2 will do for a UK host. Another UK host is JustHost. At least I believe they have servers in UK.
    I would suggest running a search here on WHT for reviews of JustHost (or any other provider) before signing up.

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    Thanks guys

    just wondered. As I said before my clients will be upload and download quite large files (digital images up 200mb each). Would you know how hostgator or uk2 will handle it? Would it be fast or my clients will start sweating while waiting?

    I'm concern about hostgator as they are very big. They probably have a huge traffic on their servers. Would it not affect my website, ftp?

    Thanks

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    I'm concern about hostgator as they are very big. They probably have a huge traffic on their servers.
    As a company grows, the number of servers grows. A smart company keeps the ratio stable (leaving aside hardware improvements which may help put more accounts per server). It is not the size of the company that makes a service good or bad, it is the way things are managed that matters.

    Would you know how hostgator or uk2 will handle it? Would it be fast or my clients will start sweating while waiting?
    Given the size of the files, I think it would be best to host close to your main audience. If you're from that place yourself, ask the host for a test file (it is usually 10MB or 100MB) and see how fast you can download it.

    Another UK host is JustHost. At least I believe they have servers in UK.
    They have offices in the Uk and Australia, but that may be simply due to the need to support customers 24/7. I see nothing that suggests they have servers there.
    Last edited by ldcdc; 10-22-2009 at 10:22 AM.

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    Try godaddy it will work for you.

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