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    Just thinking of creating a website and was wondering, would it be best if i just get my hosting and domain name from 123reg.co.uk or are there any good deals going round? Also would i be able to give people custom email addresses with my domain at the end and would i be able to host images etc?

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    yes, yes and yes. [url]www.officelive.com[/url] - free website, domain and easy to get going

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    You can, but I wouldnt recommend getting hosting and domain from the same company.

    Get your domain from 123reg - but host elsewhere (eg 34sp.com)

    email address isnt a problem ie [email protected]

    Email : Google Apps
    Domain : 123-Reg
    Hosting : Listen to what guv says lol.

    Always used one company for hosting and domain, never had a problem with it, cant see why you would want to split them up either.

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    cheers
    that hosting site seems pretty cheap and im guessing its reliable if both of you recommend it.

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    Simon_G;4595945

    Always used one company for hosting and domain, never had a problem with … Always used one company for hosting and domain, never had a problem with it, cant see why you would want to split them up either.



    If you have ANY problem with the host, you cant be held to ransom with the domain. You can simply set up elsewhere and the web host cant stop you.

    Plenty of scenarios to think about. Poor performance, they don't like what your doing, eg the site itself, too much bandwidth/ CPU usage etc etc etc.

    Not suggesting it WILL happen, but why take a risk? Plus of course you are free to chose the best / cheapest option (including free hosting) for both the domain and host.

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    akamini;4596143

    cheers that hosting site seems pretty cheap and im guessing its reliable … cheers that hosting site seems pretty cheap and im guessing its reliable if both of you recommend it.



    Im not recommending for both. Just host the domain with 123reg and host the site elsewhere.

    (Not sure if its me you were replying.... but just to clarify!)

    Not suggesting it WILL happen, but why take a risk? Plus of course you … Not suggesting it WILL happen, but why take a risk? Plus of course you are free to chose the best / cheapest option (including free hosting) for both the domain and host.



    Been with the same guys for 8 years now, held several domains with them. In that time they have moved their operations from the US to the UK, have very competitive packages, email support 7 days a week (although not advertised) and have NEVER given me any problems in all that time.

    Yes i could get the features for free or cheaper than I am paying them, but I would not get the support I am getting, and thats something I feel is worth paying for in a good host.

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    Simon_G;4598824

    Been with the same guys for 8 years now, held several domains with them. … Been with the same guys for 8 years now, held several domains with them. In that time they have moved their operations from the US to the UK, have very competitive packages, email support 7 days a week (although not advertised) and have NEVER given me any problems in all that time.Yes i could get the features for free or cheaper than I am paying them, but I would not get the support I am getting, and thats something I feel is worth paying for in a good host.



    So who are this host and domain provider you've used for 8 years?

    I've used easyspace before and they were pretty good. Their ticketing system seems to be working well. It depends what are you expecting from your hosting - network connection, bandwidth, space etc.

    iliko;4744177

    godaddy.com or hostmonster.com are the answer to all you question!



    I wouldn't touch godaddy with a bargepole! They are like the ASDA of webhosting. It might be cheap, and the product is great if it works, but if there are problems you know they are skint on customer support.
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