How much should I be paying for web-hosting?

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PostHow much should I be paying for web-hosting?
by Floex » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:00 pm

Got a website for my portfolio, currently paying no more than £6 for the web domain and around £65 for web hosting from Go Daddy. Does this sound reasonable?

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PostRe: How much should I be paying for web-hosting?
by Tell Karl his brother is dead » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:41 pm

Just a heads-up that GoDaddy are well-known for being an awful awful company -- atrocious business practices, horrible customer service, run by evil people.

£6/year for a domain is fine. £65/year for hosting is a bit on the pricey side for just hosting one portfolio site, I think £30-40 would be more reasonable.

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PostRe: How much should I be paying for web-hosting?
by Kezzer » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:24 pm

I used gandi.net for my web hosting.

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PostRe: How much should I be paying for web-hosting?
by satriales » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:50 pm

The place I work at started out as a web hosting company, but we're scrapping that side of the business from next month.

We charged £5 per month for hosting, which includes a free domain, 5GB of storage, email, databases and 24/7 UK support.

So that works out at £60 a year and we were'n't really making any profit on that.

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PostRe: How much should I be paying for web-hosting?
by Rex Kramer » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:59 am

That pricing lines up with what you'd pay at someone like Squarespace.

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PostRe: How much should I be paying for web-hosting?
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:51 am

I use http://tsohost.com/ it was originally 5quid host but they got bought out. Anyway they are really good, I pay £5 a month for unlimited storage.

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PostRe: How much should I be paying for web-hosting?
by Green Gecko » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:11 pm

Go daddy are awful. The price is awful.

Use the UK company Tsohost with amazing support. Tsohost.com

They will migrate your site for you for free.

I've set up multiple companies/clients on them and rarely if ever had a problem and when something like downtime happens (once it was emails) it is fully explained and detailed and fixed in hours.

They respond to tickets in minutes even in the middle of the night.

I ran my company on 14.99 a year, if you aren't dumb with your big uncompressed video and JPEG uploads 500 Meg is fine. The infrastructure is really really fast and the control panel is excellent. It is easy to upgrade.

I only moved to 2.99 a month because I now host a client as well so that's £36 a year - almost half of what you're paying for a horrible US company that doesn't deserve a fraction of the clients it has.

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PostRe: How much should I be paying for web-hosting?
by Floex » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:14 pm

Forgot to reply to this, thanks guys.


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