Web hosting recommendations

  • TechnoHippy 21 Jul 2021 16:05:46 19,213 posts
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    Hi EG Hive Mind!

    I'm looking for recommendations for web hosting and domain name in the UK for a charity I'm helping who need a new site creating. ANy suggestions?

    Thanks!
  • askew 21 Jul 2021 16:08:03 24,015 posts
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    I don't think you can too wrong by staying away from 1&1 or GoDaddy.
  • elstoof 21 Jul 2021 16:25:27 27,823 posts
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    Iíve only ever used Gandi but theyíve been fine for my needs. Iím not a web guru by any stretch of the imagination however
  • askew 21 Jul 2021 16:50:27 24,015 posts
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    I imagine any of the site-builder tools (WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, Ghost(?)) will sell you a domain and have it all configured if you go down that route.

    You hand-rolling it?
  • elstoof 21 Jul 2021 16:59:56 27,823 posts
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    Charities should be set up on Geocities anyway afaik
  • Wayne 21 Jul 2021 17:30:42 3,955 posts
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  • Zerobob 21 Jul 2021 19:44:07 3,007 posts
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    I was using TSO Host to host my web/design portfolio on a Linux server for a fair few years. They were reliable and easy to contact. I'd recommend them.
  • TechnoHippy 21 Jul 2021 20:34:45 19,213 posts
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    askew wrote:
    I imagine any of the site-builder tools (WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, Ghost(?)) will sell you a domain and have it all configured if you go down that route.

    You hand-rolling it?
    I'd rather not as I Haven't built a site in over a decade and I'm sure it's all changed now, but we'll see - the option for either a tool or hand coded would provide sufficient flexibility.

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions and sarky comments :-)
  • MMMarmite 22 Jul 2021 01:54:45 1,659 posts
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    If you want a site builder go with Wix, Squarespace, or Duda - they all have decent tools, hosting and domains are usually included in the pricing.

    If you have a site built that you just need to host somewhere, pick your poison, hosting companies are ten a penny and most of them end up being bought by the big players. As already mentioned avoid 1&1 like the plague.

    Iíve had decent experience with Gandi for domains, can be a little expensive though, not used their hosting.
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