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Any experience of this host ?
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Posted March 24, 2011 at 1:25AM
I am about to change hosts and have been searching for the best deal.
Has anyone any knowledge of this Host ?
Unlimited web hosting at £2.75 per month seems far too good to be true, and as they say if it appears to good to be true it probably is.
I have looked around the web for reviews and am still unconvinced.
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Posted March 29, 2011 at 5:22PM
I cannot say with 100% accuracy that the site was down for a whole day,when I checked it was down and later on it was still down, maybe hours later.
What I didn't like was, they didn't notify me.
Then I did a search and found they had some bad reviews, which sort of made my mind up to change, being that everything was up for renewal.
I have now swapped hosts, but to prove my previous host was not the best, my requests for a change of IPSTAG,(whatever that is) has had no response after three emails and their live support has not been online when I have visited the site.
The new host's Cpanel is far better, and the cost is similar. I don't need unlimited, probably need the minimum possible.
I have had a site of sorts for a couple of years, but know very little about the technicalities, so look mainly for price and service.
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Posted March 29, 2011 at 4:31PM
Your server was down for a day?! That's not a short period in this context: that's far too long.
Regarding notification: try one of the monitoring services, like "Are My Sites Up?" That would be free for what you need and it's popular. Although I have say that I've never received a notification about my server, simply because it has never been down for long enough. But not needing to check it is nice.
Regarding your question: I would follow my gut if I were you. I suspect that you're not confident about this one, otherwise you wouldn't ask about it.
Someone once pointed out to me that there's no such thing as unlimited and such packages that claim to be so tend to attract heavy users who want it cheap. That, of course, can hit your site's performance and reliability on shared space because shared space means shared bandwidth and CPU time as well. Better, they said, to pick a package that matches your usage and take an upgrade if you ever need it.
"Cloud platform" is another term for distrubted web services and content delivery networks, like Amazon S3. Useful if you need it and can afford it; mostly irrelevant if you don't. Though it is always helpful to make use of freely available platforms for things like jQuery, e.g. Google Code. That frees up a bit of bandwidth without extra cost.
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Posted March 24, 2011 at 11:27AM
I have been with Web mania now for some time, and recently couldn't find my site for a short period, a day.
That in itself is nothing to worry about, but they didn't give me any notification about it, but now I am due to renew I am getting daily emails.
Anyway, I did a google to check some reviews of them and it was not good.
Now, about Unlimitedwebhosting doing the same search, I got the impression the reviews may have been manipulated, some were similar on different sites, so got an uneasy feeling about them.
This may not be scientific research, so thought I would ask here, to get any unbiased views.
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