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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
Hi all. Are there any decent hosting offers at the moment? I'm going for cheap rather than reliable this time because I want to have a play around with something, so the more space the better too.

Thanks,
Ducky :-)
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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#1
godaddy.com HTH
#2
Cheap and unreliable: [url]www.servage.net[/url]

Cheap and reliable and friendly and superb: [url]www.tsohost.co.uk[/url]
#3
dmccabe
Cheap and unreliable: [url]www.servage.net[/url]


Hmmmm... I dunno. £50 doesn't sound that cheap for an unreliable service. :-(

I was hoping more 200GB+ for the £20 (or £30 max) per year region.
#4
[url]www.godaddy.com[/url] are great
banned#5
You just missed out on a year for $1 with 200GB!
#6
[url]www.jamroll.net[/url] need your own domain though, but i'm with them and they are great, very rarely down
#7
guv
You just missed out on a year for $1 with 200GB!


I didn't :whistling:
#8
guv
You just missed out on a year for $1 with 200GB!


Yeah, slightly disappointed now lol. :-D Although I didn't think I'd need another host until late last night.

I'm sure something half-decent will show up soon.
banned#9
duckmagicuk2;1667712
Yeah, slightly disappointed now lol. Although I didn't think I'd need another host until late last night.

Yeh, I was debating whether to go for yet another one! Dont need the space - but good idea to spread the load!
I'm sure something half-decent will show up soon.

As sure as eggs is eggs!
#10
We live in hope. If you spot anything at all then give me a nudge. I'm on a reliable and helpful UK-based host with just 200MB storage for one project, but I can see my next mess-about is going to take that up in a matter of days if I run it on here (already up to 50MB in a day). I could really do with 200GB... but as it's only to mess about with (I'm playing with web-based operating systems) I can't really justify the cost hehe.
#11
Heh, look what I found whilst I was browsing around:

http://www.velnet.com/freewebhostingspace.htm

That's possibly one of the most generous hosts I've ever met!! :-D
banned#12
duckmagicuk2;1669273
Heh, look what I found whilst I was browsing around:

http://www.velnet.com/freewebhostingspace.htm

That's possibly one of the most generous hosts I've ever met!! :-D


Indeed! They also sell prime Florida swampland!!!
#13
Heh, I've found a host offering 1.5TB of storage for under $5 per month... although I may have to pay for 3 years - I'm not sure yet.
banned#14
duckmagicuk2;1670204
Heh, I've found a host offering 1.5TB of storage for under $5 per month... although I may have to pay for 3 years - I'm not sure yet.


What on earth would you want 1.5TB for?
banned#15
smallclone;1669788
As said above, GoDaddy is pretty cheap. Use "gdbb72920" at the checkout to get 20% off your order. 24 months Economy hosting works out at $74.11, about £38. With a .COM domain for 2 years it is $86.49, which is about £44!!


Unless I have misread this - godaddy only give you1 SQL DB - which is pants!!!!


Duck...... Why not use the dreamhost one year deal for £11 with a free .com domain included?
#16
guv wrote: Unless I have misread this - godaddy only give you1 SQL DB - which is pants!!!!

why do you say that then? im a newbie and i want to create my own website to sell a few items, maybe link it to ebay etc etc

what would be my best bet then? i need help to create my website, maintain and host it?

im tottally lost here so any advice would be appreciated!!

i just need a site to list my items, prices, shopping cart/paypal payment (is this the best payment option to go for?) if not SQL DB then what is the best to go for?

thanks
banned#17
steven gerrard;1672694

why do you say that then? im a newbie and i want to create my own website to sell a few items, maybe link it to ebay etc etc

what would be my best bet then? i need help to create my website, maintain and host it?

im tottally lost here so any advice would be appreciated!!

i just need a site to list my items, prices, shopping cart/paypal payment (is this the best payment option to go for?) if not SQL DB then what is the best to go for?


Hmmm. Lots of questions!!!!

From the sound of what you have said, you just need webspace for simple html.


You mention shopping carts. Im assuming this is just to be able to accept small numbers of transactions? If you are looking to be a big site with lots of users, then you would need it to have a secure certificate (SSL) to enable this. Doing so does not come cheap (with bank charges etc). But for simple payments via paypal, its a doddle and you wont need anything fancy. Indeed, you wont need much webspace!

If you were running a shopping cart bit of software, then you would need an SQL database. Even this sounds a little too far for what you need - but hey - it might be exactly what you want!

There are too many variables here to give any further advise!

(a) how much space do you require?
(b) are you intending on a large turnover (of cash!)
(c) any other projects likely - or just the one described?
#18
Hostnine.com

50% off First Payment Coupon
Use the coupon H9 with any Shared/Reseller hosting package to receive 50% off of your first payment!


If you pay a year upfront it works out quite nicely

Cheapest plan is $3.95 x 12 / 2 = $23.70 (£11.91) [LIST]
[*]5,000 MB Web Space
[*]100 GB Bandwidth
[*]All the usual features[/LIST]
#19
thanks for your reply guv!!

i dont expect the site to be that big at all to begin with (maube oneday!...but thats a dream lol)

id probably have around 100-150 items of stock, so i dont think that would require much space?

would paypal act as my shopping cart? (im confused on that one!) or is a shopping cart a different way to receive payments? (and the shopping cart would require SQL DATABASE?, but not paypal, is that rite?)

i think id need a page for each item im listing, for photo's + descriptions, then the obvious homepage etc etc...i dont think all that would require much space as the photo's of the items probably require the most space?

doubt i would have a large turnover of cash, as im hoping to keep the items under the 40 pounds range

depending on success there maybe spin off websites, selling & concentrating on the more popular items, so it might be a good idea to get more space now? rather than later?

do you know anyone/way that i can produce this website? i want a site that looks decent, but i dont care about crazy images or flash etc etc

so if there is anything out there that i can use myself? drag an drop kinda thing? which is then easy to upload myself? (p.s how easy is that? lol)

sorry for all the questions!! but thanks for all your help!

thanks for all your help
banned#20
TheDoc;1673598
Hostnine.com



If you pay a year upfront it works out quite nicely

Cheapest plan is $3.95 x 12 / 2 = $23.70 (£11.91)
[LIST]
[*]5,000 MB Web Space
[*]100 GB Bandwidth
[*]All the usual features[/LIST]

In comparisson to others, its reasonable - but there are better deals. eg why have 5GB, when you can get 1,500GB for pennies more!
banned#21
steven gerrard;1673924
i dont expect the site to be that big at all to begin with (maube oneday!...but thats a dream lol)
id probably have around 100-150 items of stock, so i dont think that would require much space?


No, you wouldnt need too much space and from what you have said, I would recommend just using straight forward html, no database and use Paypal for payments AND as your shopping cart.

A very large site that is run this way is www.dealextreme.com (though they probably do use a database!) Go have a look. Add a few items to buy and go to checkout. This payment method is free fro paypal (though you will still face the crazy charges for taking payments. However, for small amounts, this is still your cheapest option.

would paypal act as my shopping cart? (im confused on that one!) or is a shopping cart a different way to receive payments? (and the shopping cart would require SQL DATABASE?, but not paypal, is that rite?)


If you wanted to be more elaborate, then you would use a MySQL database - though its not essential.

Maybe chose a host with MySQL so its there if you need it - or simply choose something like Zencart which needs it run. Many hosts have this as standard and one click install. Dreamhost has this - but US based. If you take a look within UKHD, you will see a voucher you can use. From memory, it will cost you £11 for a whole year and that INCLUDES a .com domain name in that price. However, thats a first year deal. I just renewed my own one with them (for 2 years) and it cost me about £90 for 2 years - but does include the domain.

i think id need a page for each item im listing, for photo's + descriptions, then the obvious homepage etc etc...i dont think all that would require much space as the photo's of the items probably require the most space?


Photos will take up space - and its best to optimise photos (eg in Photoshop) so you get a good size image thats less than 30KB in size. Whilst space wont be an issue - loading will. People wont wait to view 2MB photos on the site!

depending on success there maybe spin off websites, selling & concentrating on the more popular items, so it might be a good idea to get more space now? rather than later?


The host mentioned gives you more than enough - you would never fill it. However, you may want to chose a "better UK host". Have a look at 34SP.com or Liquidsix.com But remember you will have less space with these.

do you know anyone/way that i can produce this website? i want a site that looks decent, but i dont care about crazy images or flash etc etc


You would be able to do it yourself with a little patience and learning. Its not that difficult.

so if there is anything out there that i can use myself? drag an drop kinda thing? which is then easy to upload myself? (p.s how easy is that? lol)


Zencart will do this and its free. But there are better alternatives out there if you did want to use an internal shopping cart system.

So the things you need to decide further....

Would you prefer a more reliable host, that will probably be a little more expensive, but faster? Or want to grab that extra space now? Remember though, if you moved, (and used a MySQL database) you would need to export it and then import it. That wont be that easy unless youve picked things up on the way.

You'd also need to decide if you want just normal html pages or a fully fledged shopping package. The former will be easier to set up, but once things grow, the latter will be easier to manage.

PS - you're not selling your football shirts are you? ;-)
#22
thanks once again guv!

no im not selling my football shirts lol!!

i will have a look at the zencart option, but im thinking i might aswell just go for a host with MYSQL DATABSE? from the start? rather than going for paypal?

i dont mind spending a few extra pounds to get a reliabe service, id rather have something easy to use/upload...and transfer if that meant spending more per year then thats fine

are there any uk based hosts with zencart? or is that usa based?

thanks for the photo shop tip!! i will look into that for sure

i understand that you can learn HTML and its not hard to make ur own website via that method, but i havent got time! isnt there a program/software that allows me to create it via drag an drop/templates etc..that would be easy to use and to upload my pages exactly as ive created them?

i dont like dreamweaver its too complicated!!

thanks again for all your help, much appreciated!
banned#23
cubecart and oscommerce are 2 other carts worth looking at (free)
#24
guv
Unless I have misread this - godaddy only give you1 SQL DB - which is pants!!!!


Duck...... Why not use the dreamhost one year deal for £11 with a free .com domain included?


Unless there's a new way to get Dreamhost with $97 off I believe the cheapest you can get it now is like $70, they killed all the $97 off codes and now the max you can get is $50.
#25
Starlet
Unless there's a new way to get Dreamhost with $97 off I believe the cheapest you can get it now is like $70, they killed all the $97 off codes and now the max you can get is $50.


Yeah, I had a look at the code which guv made for HUKD and it didn't get me very far... I can hang on for something cheap. As I say, it's only to mess about with and I should really be doing other things anyway. :-D
banned#26
steven gerrard;1674184


i will have a look at the zencart option, but im thinking i might aswell just go for a host with MYSQL DATABSE? from the start? rather than going for paypal?


Youve misunderstood. The only cheap way I know of to accept payments is through Paypal. I'm suggesting you would use that whichever solution you took.

i dont mind spending a few extra pounds to get a reliabe service, id rather have something easy to use/upload...and transfer if that meant spending more per year then thats fine
If that is the case, I would suggest liquidsix as the better option. With them you can upgrade with SSL if you expanded and decided to process your own payments. (This wouldnt be cost effective unless the volume increased.)

are there any uk based hosts with zencart? or is that usa based?
Zencart is something you would just install on whoever/wherever you were hosting. As someone else has said, there are also other alternatives you could use.


i understand that you can learn HTML and its not hard to make ur own website via that method, but i havent got time! isnt there a program/software that allows me to create it via drag an drop/templates etc..that would be easy to use and to upload my pages exactly as ive created them?

i dont like dreamweaver its too complicated!!
Zencart will do this all for you. If you wanted to recreate an HTML site, then dreamweaver is the best option IMHO. Thats what the "template" side of things will save lots of time. From you saying this though, Id probably say zencart/ecommerce or similar would be your easiest option.
#27
ok thanks for your help guv and everyone else!!

i will look into all the options you've discussed and let you know what i end up with!!

thanks once again!
banned#28
Starlet;1674507
Unless there's a new way to get Dreamhost with $97 off I believe the cheapest you can get it now is like $70, they killed all the $97 off codes and now the max you can get is $50.


Thats weird. At the top of the page it still says $97 - but as you said, the max shown has been reduced to $50.

Particularly strange given competitor offers seem to be on the increase!
banned#29
smallclone
The Economy plan gives 10 MySQL databases.


To be fair, I did say it didnt sound right - and only reading what it said at the time of posting (which was a while back!)

Ducky - if you still havent bought - I got sent an email from qiq giving a 75% discount on their cheapest package - which may be suitable?

[url]www.qiq.co.uk/hosting[/url] the code is 75 to get the discount. (its not an affiliate code in case anyone thinks it is!) Only valid upto the 31 March though.
#30
I think I'll hold on for something spectacular like the dreamhost $1 or whatever their offers are. I'm not really in any hurry for it. :thumbsup:

Thanks for the pointer, Guv. I'd give rep but I need to spread it around first lol.
#31
[url]www.000webhost.com[/url]

quite decent free cpanel hosting i'm using it at the moment.
#32
t0mm
[url]www.000webhost.com[/url]

quite decent free cpanel hosting i'm using it at the moment.


I need as much space as possible. I'm not in a rush though. All I want to do is play around with this Web-Based OS that has caught my eye and let friends test it and upload files to the server, etc. I'd like to give them quite a bit of room on the server. But, as I say, no rush as I'm only doing it to have a play about with.
#33
oh okay. sorry i couldn't help!

[url]www.webhostingtalk.com[/url] [not sure if im allowed to post it or not as its a forum]

there's a few decent offers on there [in one of the bottom forums]

some free trials and you can take their 10GB or whatever option for a month for free.

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