colinwalker
colinwalker

The blog is moving to a different hosting provider so there may be some downtime or certificate issues during the switch.

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hjertnes
hjertnes

@colinwalker how are you hosting it?

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colinwalker
colinwalker

@hjertnes Shared hosting via a company here in the UK. We have a reseller account so it’s with that.

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BestofTimes
BestofTimes

@colinwalker I need to think whether to move my sites. After many years with Virtualnames (great service from the Harveys) I was migrated to Namesco and it’s not great so far. Last straw might be the inability to edit my Wordpress site through third-party apps such as MarsEdit.

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JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@BestofTimes cough - isn’t that table stakes ?

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colinwalker
colinwalker

@BestofTimes Our current host has been experiencing more and more problems and performance has been worsening so it was time to move.

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stefp
stefp

@colinwalker You were on Tsohost, weren’t you? I’ve been having a lot of problems with them too. Time to move on, I think.

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colinwalker
colinwalker

@stefp Yes, it’s still there at present but not for long.

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hjertnes
hjertnes

@colinwalker how much is shared hosting these days?

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colinwalker
colinwalker

@hjertnes Not a clue 😆 because it’s all part of my wife’s reseller account I’m effectively getting it for free.

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JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@colinwalker is that deal available to everyone ?

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colinwalker
colinwalker

@JohnPhilpin hahaha, don’t think she’d go for that.

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JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@colinwalker you never get the order if you don’t ask for it.

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vishae
vishae

@JohnPhilpin @colinwalker @hjertnes I’m interested to know how much are people paying for hosting too. Bluehost does an introductory price of 3.95/month of you have just one site 5.95/month for unlimited sites. But those get pushed to 7.99 and 10.99 after your first order (you can buy a bucketload of years on that introductory price, but then you’re spending a bucketload of money in one go...)

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JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@vishae I use siteground and have a reseller deal there - works out to about 45 a year per domain name

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vishae
vishae

@JohnPhilpin how do you get a reseller deal? If you don’t mind my asking.

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JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@vishae i use siteground

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hjertnes
hjertnes

@vishae I run my sites and a few other apps from one of the cheapest linodes($5/month)

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vishae
vishae

@JohnPhilpin thanks!

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vishae
vishae

@hjertnes do you need a lot of technical know-how to handle that? So far all my WP instances are one-click installs, I wouldn’t know how to begin otherwise.

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hjertnes
hjertnes

@vishae It's not that hard. But you need to learn some stuff. I guess it depends on if you are willing to learn and how comfortable you are with the command line.

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hjertnes
hjertnes

@vishae Learning how to set up Apache, MySQL and PHP was where I started when I got into programming and unix / linux back in the day.

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stefp
stefp

@colinwalker Another eight hours of downtime last night. I’m definitely moving.

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colinwalker
colinwalker

@stefp Yeah, don’t know what happened but the whole of the Paragon group was completely down - Tsohost, evohosting, vidahost

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stefp
stefp

@colinwalker It’s hard to find independent reviews of UK hosting companies. The most promising I’ve found today is Krystal. I think they might be the one.

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colinwalker
colinwalker

@stefp Krystal acquired Smart Hosting a while back, who is we have moved (back) to.

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vanessa
vanessa

@stefp I gave up on UK ones in the end, after loads of research. Ended up going with Dreamhost. Possibly not the best but the various offerings soon got too complicated after figuring out what each actually offered!

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stefp
stefp

@vanessa I looked at Dreamhost and Bluehost but my preference was still for a UK based one. I nearly gave up too until I found Krystal. They looked good value and the few comments I found were very positive so I’ve decided to give them a try. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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