What makes a good host?

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  1. infernus

    infernus

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    Hi, this is my first post :)

    In your opinions, what makes a good web host and what is the maximum you would pay for web hosting (on average requirements, say around 500mb webspace).

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    KGB-911 The Laptop Nut

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    a good webhost is a reliable webhost.

    about £3 - £4 for 500MB
     
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    Ian Administrator

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    Support and Reliability are top priorities for me.

    The max I would pay? Depends on lots of things... bandwidth, features, etc... £5/month should buy a nice basic account, but that is at the low end for smaller sites - its not worth the risk for larger sites or forums (as information can easily be lost).
     
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    avoid anything that tries to tell you that it's "unlimited", e.g. unlimited bandwidth or unlimited disk or unlimited cpu*,.. any and all hosting has limits on these things... don't be fooled.. :)

    Sil

    PS, if it's a light traffic site then consider hosting it yourself on a dsl connection - works for me :)

    * if you're paying for your own server then cpu is yours to do with as you wish :)
     
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    I actually run a web hosting company, this site came up in our referrers list so i thought id take a look.
    Consider this to be market research with intent to improve our services to consumers.
     
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    KGB-911 The Laptop Nut

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    That is OK by me... i am glad that you are not actually adertising and posting links to your site all over the place
     
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    Its for the benefit of people like you ( the webmasters ). :)
     
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