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    Cheap host with good customer service


    I am creating a basic static site for my friend's gardening business. It will use html and CSS only, be around 5MB at most and does not require any databases, php support etc.

    My problem is that he wants to basically have the site up and running and then be able to forget about it really. I will be going on now and again to update it for him, but that is about it. My experience with free hosts is limited, I have used byethost before, and though very good, they do require a log on every week else they assume the site is no longer wanted and delete the account and all files!

    So, my requirements are:
    Free host that easily allows to have your own domain name
    Email address with the company domain, so quotes@domain.com, not quotes@domain.host.com
    Cheap
    Good customer service
    Need no more than 20MB (allow for some extra photos to be added)
    UK Based would be preferable

    Any one have any ideas/suggestions for hosts. Or at least a reliable comparison and review site?
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    Originally Posted by acidedge2004
    I am creating a basic static site for my friend's gardening business. It will use html and CSS only, be around 5MB at most and does not require any databases, php support etc.

    My problem is that he wants to basically have the site up and running and then be able to forget about it really. I will be going on now and again to update it for him, but that is about it. My experience with free hosts is limited, I have used byethost before, and though very good, they do require a log on every week else they assume the site is no longer wanted and delete the account and all files!

    So, my requirements are:
    Free host that easily allows to have your own domain name
    Email address with the company domain, so quotes@domain.com, not quotes@domain.host.com
    Cheap
    Good customer service
    Need no more than 20MB (allow for some extra photos to be added)
    UK Based would be preferable

    Any one have any ideas/suggestions for hosts. Or at least a reliable comparison and review site?
    Hey acidedge

    Sounds like our 50mb package would be ideal for that, its affordable value for money, we provide great service which can be proven if you search Google for "wesh.co.uk reviews" and were based in London UK.

    If you have any problems or questions, you can also reach us on the phone 7 days a week too.
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    I'm on a shared account from serverpoint.com, they offer email services free for all their hosting clients, the customer service is really good.
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    Originally Posted by neokazaa
    I'm on a shared account from serverpoint.com, they offer email services free for all their hosting clients, the customer service is really good.
    UK hosting preferred, not USA bud Read what he wrote.

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    Originally Posted by WESH-UK
    UK hosting preferred, not USA bud Read what he wrote.
    Ok, then fast2host.com or marblehost.com, there's also a section of webhostdir.com hosting directory devoted to uk hosting providers, might be a good idea to check.
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    PM me if you still require hosting....


    I'm sure we can sort out the best deal for your budget/needs
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    Thanks for all the posts guys, will check out the suggestions.
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    You may also look up hqhost.net. It is not UK-based, but they have special Static Content plan that might be interesting for you. This company provides nice service and good support, worth at least to look up and make a note.
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    I went with compile in the end, as I could have the domain name thrown in and was cheap and UK based. The static plan looks good but not for me, I doubt the site would have enough traffic to make it worthwhile. but is good for future reference! Cheers
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    Originally Posted by acidedge2004
    I went with compile in the end, as I could have the domain name thrown in and was cheap and UK based. The static plan looks good but not for me, I doubt the site would have enough traffic to make it worthwhile. but is good for future reference! Cheers
    Hiya acidedge

    Care to show us who "compile" are as there isn't anything in google at all for hosting companies of that name...?
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    May compile be a service?
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    Originally Posted by muslie
    May compile be a service?
    sorry, it is compila Silly me!

    Here they are:
    http://www.compila.com/
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    Originally Posted by acidedge2004
    sorry, it is compila Silly me!

    Here they are:
    http://www.compila.com/
    Fair enough I guess, a brief look through Google shows you should get the cheap service you pay for based on what others have said about them

    You didn't do any research on them then?

    Funny that because their only a few miles down the road from us too.
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    Check Santrex.net for shared wen hosting. They allow you make choice between US and EU. I think that it is great opportunity they are giving
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    Originally Posted by Tolerant
    Check Santrex.net for shared wen hosting. They allow you make choice between US and UK. I think that it is great opportunity they are giving
    Either your posting spam, or you make really bad recommendations.
    Who would host with somebody that only gives out a mobile number, has no address, and bill's in dollars?
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