Cheap Web Hosting

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  1. Search Sparkle

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    Do you guys know any good webhosting that are cheap?
     
    Posted: Aug 5, 2017 By: Search Sparkle Member since: Aug 2, 2017
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  2. ServWise

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    Bit of a subjective question, I believe we are good and *inexpensive* (I never like to say cheap) for what we offer but we are certainly not the cheapest. Value depends on your needs..
     
    Posted: Aug 5, 2017 By: ServWise Member since: Jan 22, 2008
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  3. fisicx

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    Cheap =/= Good

    It's cheap because the service offered isn't good. For examples of this see Godaddy, 1and1, vidahost and many others.
     
    Posted: Aug 5, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  4. ryedale

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    As Fiscix said, it depends if uptime and good support is important to you

    What do you class as cheap?
     
    Posted: Aug 5, 2017 By: ryedale Member since: Dec 17, 2013
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  5. Xtm_Mike

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    Most web hosting is cheap... as in, a few of cups of coffee a month, if you mean cheaper than that, then as others have said, you will get what you paid for.
     
    Posted: Aug 5, 2017 By: Xtm_Mike Member since: Dec 10, 2010
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  6. Search Sparkle

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    I mostly intend to use it for PBNs, cheap for me ,means <$50 per year
     
    Posted: Aug 6, 2017 By: Search Sparkle Member since: Aug 2, 2017
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  7. manoaratefy

    manoaratefy UKBF Newcomer

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    Nowadays, web hosting is around $12 per year. You can get great deals by browsing specialized forum like WHT.
     
    Posted: Aug 6, 2017 By: manoaratefy Member since: Jul 5, 2017
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  8. menetworkjadaltd

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    You can host it yourself if you have an old spare PC which you no longer use, and it will only cost you the domain registration and your monthly internet bill.
     
    Posted: Aug 6, 2017 By: menetworkjadaltd Member since: Dec 14, 2011
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  9. Xtm_Mike

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    That's a silly idea.

    1. Most domestic internet service providers won't allow this, check their T&Cs before doing or you could land yourself without internet connection (or more likely, some threatening letters).

    2. Old PCs are not power efficient. The cost of running it 24/7 would probably out weigh the cost of just buying some web hosting.

    3. Internet connection speed will be rubbish compared to being hosted in a proper data centre. When someone accessed your website they will be essentially downloading it from your 'server', this means they are taking it from you (upstream) and will only use your maximum upload speed, which in the UK is rubbish across the board.. could be as low as 2MB/sec... not so bad for a small website with no traffic, but you can forget about hosting large files or handling any traffic spikes...

    4. Excessive usage of bandwidth could see you being throttled at peak times. You could possibly impact your internet speed used for day to day browsing/downloading.
     
    Posted: Aug 6, 2017 By: Xtm_Mike Member since: Dec 10, 2010
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  10. menetworkjadaltd

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    Not saying he should... Saying he could.
     
    Posted: Aug 7, 2017 By: menetworkjadaltd Member since: Dec 14, 2011
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  11. Transcription4Business

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    I use LCN.COM who are very competitively priced (including domain names) and UK based with real people support on the end of the phone. Look up their reviews on the search engines. They get five stars from everyone. For website build use Microsoft Expression Web 4 which is now free. I used thesitewizard for instructions on using EW4.
     
    Posted: Aug 7, 2017 By: Transcription4Business Member since: Jul 25, 2017
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  12. Paul Norman

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    Finding hosting in that range for a standard site is not going to be hard. There are dozens of providers online.

    Are they good? They are alright. I personally wouldn't use them, but I have a high volume ecommerce site that is business critical. But they are alright.

    And they are cheap. So you cannot reasonably expect more than alright.
     
    Posted: Aug 7, 2017 By: Paul Norman Member since: Apr 8, 2010
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  13. fisicx

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    You will end up on shared servers across a range of different hosts and Google will soon spot the pattern making your PBN null and void.
     
    Posted: Aug 7, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  14. tukhnet

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    Then you can buy hundreds of web hosting plans... It also depends how many websites do you plan to place there as if you think for a big number, then you should take bigger package and then the situation will change a lot.
     
    Posted: Aug 7, 2017 By: tukhnet Member since: Dec 8, 2016
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  15. webdesignnewcastle

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    I like Domaincheck. why?
    A great team, you can call them and they pick the phone up.
    Started trading in 1995.
    Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, servers in Newcastle in two datacentres
    Call them on 0191 261 2252
    http://www.domaincheck.co.uk/
     
    Posted: Aug 8, 2017 By: webdesignnewcastle Member since: Jul 18, 2017
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  16. webhostuk

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    I would just suggest while you search for cheap web hosting, avoid unlimited web hosting provider they are very sure overselling server resources for selling unlimited stuff.
     
    Posted: Aug 8, 2017 By: webhostuk Member since: Jul 26, 2009
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  17. webdesignnewcastle

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    I have a customer who has 123reg hosting. I have been waiting 20 minutes for some one to pick.... still waiting.... I gave up.

    grrr grrr
     
    Posted: Aug 8, 2017 By: webdesignnewcastle Member since: Jul 18, 2017
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  18. webhostuk

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    Now its one small part of Godaddy.. sure thing support will start getting slower and slower :).
     
    Posted: Aug 8, 2017 By: webhostuk Member since: Jul 26, 2009
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  19. ADNattan

    ADNattan UKBF Enthusiast

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    I've never had any issues with Krystal Hosting. I switched to them from Fasthosts three years ago and never looked back.

    The price is very reasonable, and more importantly I've had almost no unscheduled downtime, email outages or other Fasthosts-esque catastrophes.
     
    Posted: Aug 8, 2017 By: ADNattan Member since: Jul 21, 2009
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  20. AWheller

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    Cheap hosting & Good hosting are contradictory of each other.

    The cheapest web hosting packages available are generally over-sold shared hosting platform that provides long load times which are detrimental to user experience.

    'Cheap hosting' may be viable for a small cooking or recipe blog as an example, but for any sort of business-dependant website, whether e-commerce or not, I would suggest going to a more reliable hosting provider.
     
    Posted: Aug 11, 2017 By: AWheller Member since: Aug 8, 2017
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