| Review by tschmidt |
member for 12.6 years, 7122 visits, last login: a few hours ago
updated 187 days ago
- $5 per month
- (12 month contract)
- about 5 days
- "Great tech support, no downtime"
- "Shared SMTP server ocassionally gets flagged for spam"
- "Extremely satisified with choice"
|Pre Sales information:|
Value for money:
November 2012 update
I had been using FrontPage 2000 to build my site. It has been end of life for years but they finally pulled the plug on server support so I was no longer able to upload changes. Rebuilt the site and now using FTP to update it.
October 2012 update
Price for storage was reduced so annual cost is now $40 per year plus $15 for domain registration.
February 2011 update
Site is generating more traffic, upgraded account from 2GB per month to 10 and increased storage capacity from 100MB to 200. That increased annual cost from $30 to $50 plus $15 a year for domain registration. All in all smooth sailing.
I had been using a local hosting service since 1998 (INR.net/ITZA.net). They were failing so wanted to move domain before I was left high and dry. Was going to use a nationwide service until I discovered another local hosting service, through a member here at BBR:
Transferred domain registration and activated site move. Im still using FrontPage (too lazy to change) so it was convenient it is still supported. Previous hosting service did not use cPanel so there was a short learning curve. Now that Im comfortable with cPanel regret not making the move years ago.
My site is simple low traffic, a few hundred hits a day and no active content. Signed up for Standard plan: 100MB disk space, 2GB monthly transfer limit, and multiple email accounts for $30 per year, plus $15 for domain registration. It is significantly cheaper then previous service. As with other hosting services they take care of domain registration transfer and DNS setup. They use enom as domain registrar and handle renewal billing for the site and domain registration via Paypal.
Site has been very stable. Only problem Ive run into is having SMTP mail server marked as spam. This is a virtual site with many customers sharing the same outgoing mail server. If anyone abuses email the server gets blacklisted, requiring notifying the blacklisting entity to remove it.