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Sleightofhand says

Hey,

I am looking to purchase some web space in order to put a website together. I was hoping to buy a wordpress template from themeforest to use.

Also it is quite important that the package offers email that can be linked to a blackberry.

I have already heard that go daddy is meant to be decent

Thanks

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matu says

I use http://www.hostgator.com/ they are very reliable and affordable

never had a problem with them and the support is second to non

they also give auto installers for mail clients and all the settings to be entered.

Hope on to their live sales support and see if they have what you are looking for.

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Sleightofhand says

Thanks Matu, will check their website out.

Anybody dealt with GoDaddy?

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deiby says

+1 Hostgator for hosting

+1 Namecheap for domains

I wouldn’t go with GoDaddy for anything personally. Moved my domains years ago. Never had hosting with them but last I knew some themes/plugins encounter problems with their hosting configuration?

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Sleightofhand says
deiby said

+1 Hostgator for hosting

+1 Namecheap for domains

I wouldn’t go with GoDaddy for anything personally. Moved my domains years ago. Never had hosting with them but last I knew some themes/plugins encounter problems with their hosting configuration?

Cheers Deiby will keep that in mind

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BoxedCreative says

I’ve had problems with godaddy. You can try http://www.bigwetfish.co.uk. Been using them for about 8 years or so. The support is great and good on hosting and domain packages.

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quickandeasy says

Media Temple is quite popular within the design community and I’ve spoken to several people who’ve used them for a while and none of them gave a negative review.

I moved to try Eleven2 a few months back after a promo that was run on Tuts+ and to be fair I have not been massively impressed with the service, although it’s rock bottom dirt cheap and not bad for the money + only hosting small websites.

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Sleightofhand says

Gatorhost seems to be the strongest contender, anybody want to give some last minute advice?

Also somebody mentioned 1and1 for hosting…but I am not convinced

Cheers for the input

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deiby says

I saw 1&1 mentioned by lifehacker once, but otherwise I don’t know much about them personally. Hostgator and MediaTemple are both very safe bets I think. If you go with either it just comes down to price/plans/features/need. Number of domains, space, hosted email, and whatever else you need. They both should offer very competitive features and pricing. I’m sure there are other good web hosts out there too but these two get passed around a lot, especially for their support.

It’s not like you are stuck with it. You can always move or upgrade. Plenty of info on this stuff and you just point your domain to the new host/server.

Check retailmenot for coupons. I’m sure there are some to save you a few. Scroll down for the green active ones.

Hostgator and many hosts offer one click installers like Fantastico which lets you one click install common things like Wordpress. But either way if you mess up, just delete it all and start over or whatever you wanna do. As for the email stuff in you original post, just make sure the plan has what you need or ask them about it if unsure and I’m sure you can get it done. :grin:

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I saw 1&1 mentioned by lifehacker once, but otherwise I don’t know much about them personally. Hostgator and MediaTemple are both very safe bets I think. If you go with either it just comes down to price/plans/features/need. Number of domains, space, hosted email, and whatever else you need. They both should offer very competitive features and pricing. I’m sure there are other good web hosts out there too but these two get passed around a lot, especially for their support.

It’s not like you are stuck with it. You can always move or upgrade. Plenty of info on this stuff and you just point your domain to the new host/server.

Check retailmenot for coupons. I’m sure there are some to save you a few. Scroll down for the green active ones.

Hostgator and many hosts offer one click installers like Fantastico which lets you one click install common things like Wordpress. But either way if you mess up, just delete it all and start over or whatever you wanna do. As for the email stuff in you original post, just make sure the plan has what you need or ask them about it if unsure and I’m sure you can get it done. :grin:

Thanks Deiby, your info will prove useful

Sleight

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