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[*] Post 316454 posted on 15-1-2008 at 19:10 Reply With Quote
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I've 'volunteered' to build a website for a local literary festival, this requires a site for the festival, a site for the charity that is a beneficiary of the proceeds from the festival and a site for the local am-dram (don't ask ). I know I could do it by having a single site and pointing each of the domains at it but I'd rather keep them separate (at least for the am-dram, there is a justifiable reason for the charity and festival sharing a site). I also need email and form handling (for the application forms for entries to the short story competition).
Firstly what should I be looking for in a host and secondly has anyone any recommendations?
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[*] Post 316486 posted on 15-1-2008 at 22:27 Reply With Quote


I don't have web hosting, only a domain name with email and web forwarding.

I used to be with domainsite.com but I left because email forwarding was becoming very slow, and they didn't reply to any of my emails.
I've since moved to ukreg.com and they seem to be good - so far anyway;)
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[*] Post 321299 posted on 18-2-2008 at 00:05 Reply With Quote


How long's a piece of string?

Seriously that is one loaded question with no easy answer. Best bet is to do a search and find a few hosters that match what you want and then investigate them and perhaps ask around for opinions.

Apart from the forms and mail, what other requirements do you need?
Do you need databases, do you want PHP or scripting of another kind.
How fast do you want the host links to be, how much are you prepared to pay (or not)?
How much space, what transfer quota do you want, etc, etc ....
Do you want dedicated or shared hosting?
Windows or Unix?
UK, Europe or don't care?
Backups?


etc, etc .... here's some links to get you started on your hunt.

http://whreviews.com/

http://www.comparehostingcompanies.com/

http://www.free-webhosts.com/php-hosting-comparison.php


Personally I use http://www.freehostia.com to do all my "developing with" and then I move it because their servers tend to be pig slow - anyway, Google is definitely your pal here if you choose your search words wisely.
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