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Changing web hosts

by APBooks / October 8, 2007 7:21 PM PDT

Any advice gratefully received.

Our site is currently hosted by Pipex who also provide our broadband connection. Historically, the site was originally registered when we were using a dial-up account with Pipex. For some reason, Pipex can't or won't transfer our domain management from the dial up account to the broadband account so rather than continuing to pay for both, we wish to switch to another web host and possibly change ISP as well.

I would appreciate recommendations for a very small business with 6 part-time employees. We have a fairly simple website - no ecommerce required and we don't need 100s of email boxes either. We would also prefer any new ISP to be active in spam detection and deletion - Pipex seem to do nothing in this regard. This morning I have deleted 1360 spam emails (most of it fortunately going directly to the junk folder thanks to our own filters).


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Your request for ...
by Kees Bakker / October 8, 2007 7:49 PM PDT
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"a very small business with 6 part-time employees" seems an invitation for shilling. Too specific.

One of my students has such a very small business (even smaller). He told me yesterday he has 140 very happy clients with some 500 web-sites. Just what you're looking for. Unluckily, it's based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and - although the Internet is really international - that might not be what you want. Or is it? Than I'll be happy to be a go-between.


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UK hosts
by APBooks / October 8, 2007 8:14 PM PDT
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We would prefer UK hosts/ISPs, but thanks.

I had to look up what was meant by 'shilling' (excuse my naivety). This is a genuine request for information.

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Thanks for the explanation.
by Kees Bakker / October 8, 2007 8:20 PM PDT
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This is primarily a USA-based forum, so I doubt if you will get much recommendation for UK-based hosts. But it gives me the freedom to delete a too much advertising-like USA-answer, if it might come.

And we really meet the occasional shilling here. A post from a new member asking for a commercial service is a nearly sure sign. Glad to see yours isn't.

Best of luck,


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by rfwilliams777 / October 20, 2007 8:19 AM PDT
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I have a friend who was hosting with a company in Dallas and he was having problems off and on with them. They were also his ISP. I think he finally went to Go Daddy only because of the simple hosting needs he needed. There are a lot of great companies and testimonies are a great report card of how a company is doing. Williams Web Solutions let's people see their client's testimonies straight up.

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