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looks like a good deal, i assume this is only for the first year then a montly fee. So could work out quite expensive after 12 months

Wow great value, dedicated servers look great as well. Plus the free domains is a bonus.

Hope there's no catch :? .......voted hot

ibullen9

looks like a good deal, i assume this is only for the first year then a … looks like a good deal, i assume this is only for the first year then a montly fee. So could work out quite expensive after 12 months



Yeah maybe but the contact period is for 12 months then you can get out if you want, after that it's from £4.15 a month depending on what package.


One thing I don't get though is it says "Shipping costs (incl. VAT) £8.21"

What the heck is that :?

SpecMan

Yeah maybe but the contact period is for 12 months then you can get out … Yeah maybe but the contact period is for 12 months then you can get out if you want, after that it's from £4.15 a month depending on what package.One thing I don't get though is it says "Shipping costs (incl. VAT) £8.21"What the heck is that :?


havnt looked, but i assume thats the "free" software they give you...

The hosting is located in Germany.

This means that you site will suffer in Google's rankings as they will think your site is German. It's better to pay a bit more and get UK based hosting

haha yeah mate, i wonder if thats opt out.... thats expensive shipping considering its a few CDs

jossmyth

The hosting is located in Germany.This means that you site will suffer in … The hosting is located in Germany.This means that you site will suffer in Google's rankings as they will think your site is German. It's better to pay a bit more and get UK based hosting



Surely if your website is a .CO.UK or .COM then the ranking will function under the usual searches?

Nope. Search engines use the location of the hosting as a way of judging what location a website is relevant too.

Domain extension has minimal impact.

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illmonkey

havnt looked, but i assume thats the "free" software they give you...


You can decide if you want the free software shipped or not!

caloandrea

You can decide if you want the free software shipped or not!


I understand that, i was pointing out the fact that the person proberly rushed through without reading therfor accepting the software and being charged.

Thanks for the reminder caloandrea

This has been posted before but that was back in July

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you have to also be careful of companies like these, i have had several clients buy webspace from places like this, they look cheap the first year then charge £50 for your domain name the year after. Even if you let it expire the company doesnt release the domain so the onlyway it can be bought is through them.

Not saying this company is the same but read the terms and conditions or just use 1&1.co.uk they are exceptional, not the cheapest but you dont have to worry about domain blackmail in a years time.

jossmyth

Nope. Search engines use the location of the hosting as a way of judging … Nope. Search engines use the location of the hosting as a way of judging what location a website is relevant too. Domain extension has minimal impact.



This isn't right

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Booshambles

you have to also be careful of companies like these, i have had several … you have to also be careful of companies like these, i have had several clients buy webspace from places like this, they look cheap the first year then charge £50 for your domain name the year after. Even if you let it expire the company doesnt release the domain so the onlyway it can be bought is through them.Not saying this company is the same but read the terms and conditions or just use 1&1.co.uk they are exceptional, not the cheapest but you dont have to worry about domain blackmail in a years time.


1and1.co.uk

I took this out July for my company website, not failed me thus far - comes highly recommended.

my brother says that if you want to move it to a diferent compny then it will cost a lot to move it

Agreed. The domain extention is the biggest factor. After that the host … Agreed. The domain extention is the biggest factor. After that the host location is relevant - but not as much as the domain extention.




Not true. Anyone can buy a domain with a countries extension. E.g. I can buy a .de domain with ease. Therefore Google and other search engine use the location of the hosting as the criteria for where the website is relevant to.

Come someone explain about how to retain your domain name at the end of the year - how do they blackmail you? Can you elaborate to a novice web designer?

jossmyth

Not true. Anyone can buy a domain with a countries extension. E.g. I … Not true. Anyone can buy a domain with a countries extension. E.g. I can buy a .de domain with ease. Therefore Google and other search engine use the location of the hosting as the criteria for where the website is relevant to.



I'm assuming then if your privy to this information that you design the algorithms google et al use?

Anyone can also buy hosting in whatever country they like with ease?!

If anyone's got a Guinness Book Of World Records to hand, have a scan through it to find the holder of the Most Domain Names Held world record. It might be named something different to that ('tis years since I last had a poke through my copy), but if you find it, you should see NameZero as the record holder.

I bring this up because NameZero did a similar thing a few years ago. They offered a free domain name, and although you had to find your own hosting to go with it, it was a massive thing at the time because that was back in the days before the internet became free. Webhosting back then was incredibly expensive compared to today. Even Netscape, the precursor to Firefox, had to be paid for - RRP of £80, if memory serves. Anyway, millions of people signed up, and, as you can imagine, put Namezero into debt by a long way. But they'd planned for that. When they'd spent as much money as they could on registering domains, they pulled the plug on the free service, and offered people the chance to regain their domain for a massively inflated fee. Namezero's still in business, the scary thing is, they must've made enough money to stay afloat.

Anyway, I mention all this to make the point that webhosting costs a lot more than £1, especially when there's a domain name thrown in. All loss-leaders find a way to sting you at some point. This lot are fine if you want an online sandbox to play with to learn how to do interweb stuffs, but I'd rather prise my kneecaps off than use a service like theirs.

I'm having problems..

they do not seem to have another way of hosting the website without your domain being attached to them..

I've paid £9 for two years for a .net domain with 1and1

Strato expect me to cancel the domain (lose out on the money) and pay them x amount so I can have it with them with £1 hosting. Their phone number doesn't work for me so Ihavn't been able to ask them many questions.

Have you tried emailing them instead?

Yes I did.. they do not offer hosting when the domain is with another registrar. I've decided to give it a miss because of this.

Blue Lou, any chance you could PM me the text of what you asked Strato and what they replied with (obviously with any personal info removed). I was interested in doing the same as you but was going to take the free domain too.

Just confused why it's not possible to point a domain with another registrar to the space at strato?
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