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01-25-2001, 04:20 PM
I have an idea for a small web-based business I'd like to develop. I'm a flash designer, not a server guy, so I need a company that offers ease-of-use, good support, and importantly, INEXPENSIVE.

I don't wanna get ripped off. Any suggestions?

01-25-2001, 04:28 PM
purplenames (http://www.purplenames.com) are good:

100mb space, cgi, fast, reliable, v good and helpfull service
£18 for .co.uk for 2 years!
about £30 for a .com or .net

I've been with them for a few months and I'm very pleased with the service :)

01-25-2001, 04:35 PM
Any spots in the united states? I don't think anyone wants to deal with an overseas company.

01-25-2001, 04:40 PM

Domains for $20. Tons of space, super-fast download times, and the guy who owns it was a designer, so they can cater to this side of the biz.

I've been with Arena1 for 2 years, and since they have a hot-wire backup, they're NEVER down. And my accout only costs me $15 a month. Can't beat it.

If you're just fooling around, you could go to geocities, but if you're making a BUSINESS, go with this company. They know what they're doing.

01-25-2001, 04:41 PM
I have a couple of sites with hostsave.com

- $6.95 a month (billed every three months)
- 30 meg
- cgi-bin
- 5 email address
- now $20 a year for domain names...

service is quite good as well - if you sign up, make sure they know I sent you with the address in my signature :)

01-25-2001, 05:13 PM
Hey, I use arena1.com too, and those guys are great (I wish Microsoft had that kind of people). Check this out.


In da' house!

--Better to be nasty than be normal--

01-25-2001, 06:36 PM
But what services do they offer? Pricing plans? Stuff like that.

01-25-2001, 06:45 PM

All the info you need.

01-25-2001, 08:51 PM
I'm on Addr.com. No setup fee, US$10 a month, 100 megs. The connection is pretty fast. Here's a copy-and-paste list of features from http://www.addr.com/services.htm.

4 Gigabyte traffic/month (that's over four million hits!)
CGI, SSI, Perl, Java, C/C++, PHP3/4, HTMLScript, Hit Counter, WWWBoard, GuestBook, Search Tool, FormMail, Custom 404 error page, Real Audio/Video
Mailing list (majordomo)
Unlimited Autoresponders
Comprehensive website statistics plus access log
Full shell/ftp access
3 email boxes (POP3 and SMTP)
Unlimited email forwarding (you will have an infinite amount of email addresses, e.g. bob@your_name.com, sales@your_name.com, info@your_name.com, etc.)
Microsoft® FrontPage® 98 and 2000 extensions
Easy to use web based Control Panel, allowing you to administer your account in real time, 24 hours a day. Very convenient!
Free submission to all major search engines
Free technical support

01-25-2001, 09:26 PM
I have 2 sites hosted at arena one as well. They're very good.

At school yesterday I downloaded a file from one of my web sites at 540 KB/sec! Not bad.

01-25-2001, 09:32 PM
http://www.magic-moments.com are the guys i run with weblogs etc you name what type of server you want unix nt...

good technical support as well



01-25-2001, 09:41 PM
I've had a Pair.com account for 3 months now and the service has been very bad. I've had problems with my email account and the site is really slow in the evenings.

02-19-2003, 06:51 AM
I reckon this might have been moved from another forum.

this (http://www.flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=380507) is the definitive hosting thread. check here and post.