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Re: Web hosting recommedations

Postby Guest » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:36 am

desmond wrote:
markoos wrote:What about Krystal?

Krystal is the business-facing other half of my recommendation above - same company, different brand and targetting.

Would you recommend one over the other?
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Re: Web hosting recommedations

Postby desmond » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:11 am

Still Vibrations wrote:Would you recommend one over the other?

No, as I have no idea of your budget and requirements.

Here's a comparison between the services:
https://www.bestwebhosting.co.uk/smart-vs-krystal

As they say, Smart is "Value-orientated home users and small business" and Krystal is "Quality-orientated professionals and enterprise".
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Re: Web hosting recommendations

Postby Dave B » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:43 pm

I'm with EUKHost which costs me 40quid a year plus whatever my domain renewal is every couple of years. I'm trying to remember if they are the ones recommended to me by a colleague or whether I found them myself. I'm relatively happy with them but would consider someone else if I thought I could do better..
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Re: Web hosting recommendations

Postby Guest » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:51 am

I am going to have to find a new website host as my .eu domain is going to be sunset, this means it's a good opportunity to find a new host. I have done some research and there seem to be some really good hosts based outside UK/EU/US jurisdiction such as Canada, Norway, Switzerland and Iceland. The Norwegian and Icelandic companies are often run on 100% renewable energy as well. I know Canada is part of Five Eyes but I don't think that's a problem, it's political snooping that concerns me.
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Re: Web hosting recommendations

Postby wireman » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:04 pm

Still Vibrations wrote:I am going to have to find a new website host as my .eu domain is going to be sunset,...

How is any future domain change connected to your hosting?
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Re: Web hosting recommendations

Postby Guest » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:33 pm

wireman wrote:
Still Vibrations wrote:I am going to have to find a new website host as my .eu domain is going to be sunset,...

How is any future domain change connected to your hosting?

The ISP I've been using links the web space to a particular domain. If you use a different domain name you have to buy another hosting account, they are not transferrable with this ISP.
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Re: Web hosting recommedations

Postby Guest » Wed May 02, 2018 7:16 pm

desmond wrote:
markoos wrote:What about Krystal?

Krystal is the business-facing other half of my recommendation above - same company, different brand and targetting.

After much research I decided to go with krystal.co.uk which is the same company as smarthosting.co.uk as Desmond said. I spoke to them via live chat and although you get less for the same price, I need so little hosting space that the Krystal plan was sufficient but has a few advantages with speed etc.
I am sure they would not mind me quoting an excerpt from the live chat which explains the difference:

Krystal: Actually Smart is much cheaper, for example the starter package at Krystal is £2.99/mo and includes 5 GB where's for the same price you can get unlimited at Smart which is £9.99/mo at Krystal. So in short Smart Hosting is much cheaper, but Krystal has a higher uptime 99.99% and the servers are much less populated which offers a performance and speed perk.

Me:
That means if I only need 1GB of hosting space and low bandwidth - I'm quite specialist - it would be better to go with Krystal for the up time and less populated servers?

Krystal: Exactly. With these requirements you would benefit from having the starter package with Krystal.
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Re: Web hosting recommendations

Postby desmond » Wed May 02, 2018 7:18 pm

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