Last post May 17, 2010 08:20 AM by wasishah
Apr 07, 2010 11:21 AM|cmsesan1|LINK
I need hosting in the U.K. and would like someone to recommend a hoster, and possibly a type of hosting. Here are my requirements:
I have a main site at 'bookingac.com'.
I have a Web application that gets installed on a subdomain, for example 'whatever1.bookingac.com'. There could eventually be lots of Web applications installed on subdomains, so there could be:
The main site and all subdomains would need to be secured with a wildcard certificate (e.g. RapidSSL wildcard) for secure log in.
bookingac.com and each subdomain would require a separate SQL Server database.
Each Web application on the subdomains would probably only be used by 1 or 2 people, so very little space and bandwidth would be consumed.
So far I have tried
softsyshosting.com and webhosting.uk.com. Softsys I found excellent, but because they are in Denver, my Web applications do not run fast enough all of the time. WebHosting.uk.com's shared hosting is much faster
for me because it is based in the UK, but they have problems with reliability. I did give discountasp.net a try but I struggled with setting up the subdomains - everything seemed far more difficult to set up. Also,
discountasp.net seemed to cost far more than the other 2 hosters, although I am beginning to wonder if I should try them again.
Although I want all of this set up, there would probably only be 3 Web sites for quite some time. I have not sold my Web application yet, but have demo.bookingac.com and oakville.bookingac.com set up for testing purposes.
As I have not sold anything yet I am limited to about £30 per month.
Thanks very much for any suggestions.
Apr 07, 2010 11:58 AM|rtpHarry|LINK
Good uk web hosts are:
A Virtual Private Server (VPS) solution is the best bet for you if you want to be able to setup multiple websites and have multiple databases.
Bare in mind when you are shopping that you need a MINIMUM of 1gb ram to use sql server express.
The benefit of using this kind of hosting package is that you can remote desktop in to it and install any software you want on it just like a full dedicated server. This means you could put asp.net 4 on it and hit the ground running as soon as its released.
It also gives you the option to install things like the Microsoft Chart controls which were released, or the latest release of MVC if you wanted to.
Given the chance you should go for IIS7 or above over IIS6 because it really is light years ahead.
Apr 07, 2010 01:27 PM|Doug - DASP|LINK
cmsesan1, you might want give our hosting a look. We offer a U.K. data centre at no extra cost and offer the RapidSSL Wildcard SSL you are looking for (you can view the pricing on the SSL
Let me know if you have any questions about us.
Apr 08, 2010 05:43 AM|cmsesan1|LINK
Thanks for your suggestions. I saw that webfusion are a bit cheaper than fasthosts so am going to try them. I like the idea of installing everything myself.
Apr 08, 2010 03:24 PM|Jack21|LINK
You may try one our windows hosting package or a Windows VPS.
Windows Shared Hosting :- http://www.eukhost.com/windows-web-hosting.php
Windows VPS Plans :- http://www.eukhost.com/windows-vps-hosting.php
Apr 09, 2010 07:10 AM|wasishah|LINK
It sounds link you need multiple sub-domains with SSL on each domain. You can try http://www.sky.uk.net they offers free shared SSL for all domains (including sub-domains). This will save you a lot of money because if you buy an individual SSL for each
sub-domain it will cost you a lot of money
Apr 13, 2010 10:14 AM|webhost.uk.net|LINK
You can check out http://www.webhost.uk.net
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May 12, 2010 03:19 PM|cmsesan1|LINK
Webfusion really were the worst ever. I had a VPS with them for about 9 days, and the machine was down for a majority of that. Therefore, I decided to cancel with them and get my money back (30 day money back). I did not get the refund so I called them
up and asked about it. Then, they promptly charged me for another month. Here is a note of some of the phone calls made to their accounts department:
28th April 2010 (16:45pm) Irene Web Fusion Credit Control.
Said refund x2 would be made by Friday/Monday. Said would e-mail confirmation by 17:15pm but did not.
29th April 2010 (16:05pm) A polite man answered. Said would be dealt with today and an e-mail would be sent. No e-mail received.
4th May 2010 (1pm?) Chanelle. Said 1 refund had been made but not in bank. Said would e-mail confirmation of second refund but did not.
6th May 2010 (9:54am) Karen. Said confirmation e-mail would be sent by close of business. It was not.
10th (11:34am) Ian. Said he just saw refund processed. Said would send an e-mail to confirm. E-mail confirmation was sent amazingly. Will the money reach my account?
I cancelled with them on 19th April 2010 and it took loads of phone calls and hassle to finally get my money back today, 12th May 2010. So £58.72 of my money was sitting in their bank all of this time. Avoid! Here
is another person's experience.
Someone recommended Memset to me and they have been excellent for the past few weeks.
May 17, 2010 08:20 AM|wasishah|LINK
I ma using http://www.sky.uk.net/ they also provides iPhone control panel and multiple hosting under one account