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vic0239

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Re: Package or separarate?
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2018, 08:18:41 AM »

I contacted them yesterday about moving my domains and received an immediate response, very impressive. Think I'll move one over and try their hosting services out. They are certainly cheaper than my current registrar and email host.
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Re: Package or separarate?
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2018, 09:50:55 AM »

Another alternative, also a relatively small uk company.  I suspect they may have moved on a bit since it was written, all the same, their  Ďabout usí blurb is quite endearing...

https://www.vidahost.com/about

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Vidahost is founded by Seb and Dom, aged just 16. Wanting a better quality host for their own hobby websites (an Invision Board forum and Harry Potter fan site) they take matters into their own hands and buy a server, selling spare capacity to friends and family to help cover the costs

They were first mentioned to me by Kitz herself, some thread from long ago. :)

I use them just as registrars, though they do web hosting and mail hosting too.   Performance (as registrars at least) has been faultless.
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Re: Package or separarate?
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2018, 03:26:00 PM »

Yes I've used Vidahost for a long time now.   I don't know how I originally stumbled across them as they were relatively new at that time, but I was looking for a new host after the likes of 123.reg and easily hadn't been working out because of the amount of site traffic. 
Everywhere else was saying I needed dedicated, but Seb and Dom back in about 2006 put together a bespoke business package for me at a reasonable cost.   Since then, and as the site grew further I've upgraded several times through with them and my experience with them has been on the whole very good.   
However my requirements are obviously more than the average user, so Ive no experience with their general shared type hosting.

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Talking of small hosts, there is also our own d2d4j who runs a hosting company and is extremely knowledgeable.   
He offers special rates for members of this forum from time to time which may be worth looking at.    linky
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Re: Package or separarate?
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2018, 09:21:31 PM »

Had a BT line in the days when that was the only provider. Added Claranet broadband in 2002 - migrated to Plusnet in 2008.

Changed line rental to Plusnet in 2010 or 11, mainly because I was increasingly frustrated by BT's labyrinthine bills, and their offshore 'help'-desk. There was the added bonus of a £2∑50 discount for having BB & phone. If a fault occurred, there would be no ping-pong battle between the landline and BB providers.

At the moment email is 50-50 ISP & MS/Gmail - gradually migrating all off ISP.
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Re: Package or separarate?
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2018, 09:41:32 AM »

Hi

Many thanks kitz for mentioning me. The offer will remain in place should anyone wish to take it up

Many thanks

John
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Re: Package or separarate?
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2018, 04:38:17 PM »

Tips hat to d2d4j  :hat:
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Re: Package or separarate?
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2018, 03:15:45 PM »

UKServers.net aka virtualnames.co.uk

Really bad news. They have either folded or cashed-in / sold out, but anyway they will soon cease to exist, after over 16 years. Taken over by who <random-entity>. So I now have to move a vast number of domain names and some services, and very quickly as time is limited.

[Moderator edited to add the above "headline".]
« Last Edit: February 10, 2018, 06:36:34 PM by burakkucat »
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Re: Package or separarate?
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2018, 03:27:49 PM »

Hi weaver

If you want to take my offer up, please pm me

I hope ronski doesnít mind, but you could pm the users who have currently taken the offer to ask for their honest opinions so far. Albeit relatively too soon for an long period use

We can handle/transfer as many domains/clients as needed and usually within hours. Our biggest transfer was 238 domains to one of our platforms

Anyway, I wish you well on finding what you

Many thanks

John

Sorry tried pm you before posting here but youíve blocked me sorry, but I donít think Iíve pm you before but if I had and upset you, I didnít mean too sorry
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Re: Package or separarate?
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2018, 05:03:11 PM »

From an article
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One trick you may or may not have picked up about Gmail is that you can add in periods anywhere in the front part of your address and it makes no difference whatsoever: john.smith@gmail.com works just the same as johnsmith@gmail.com. What's more, you can add a plus sign and any word before the @ sign (e.g. johnsmith+hello@gmail.com) and messages will still reach you

This caught my eye, as with my PN ISP there are mail boxes for me, my wife etc. Will the same be available, were I to use Gmail in preference to Plusnet?
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Re: Package or separarate?
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2018, 06:34:23 PM »

Really bad news. They have either folded or cashed-in / sold out, but anyway they will soon cease to exist, after over 16 years. Taken over by who <random-entity>. So I now have to move a vast number of domain names and some services, and very quickly as time is limited.
Was in same boat, but only just one domain. :phew: Have taken up John's offer and the experience has been excellent.  :thumbs:
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Re: Package or separarate?
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2018, 06:51:05 PM »

Sorry tried pm you before posting here but youíve blocked me sorry, but I donít think Iíve pm you before but if I had and upset you, I didnít mean too sorry

It's not personal.  :)  Members can choose to switch off PMs in their profile settings, which will block all PM's except from admin. 
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Package or separarate?
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2018, 11:52:46 AM »

Hi kitz

Ooops sorry. I mainly use Tapatalk so I donít think I have ever looked at profile settings sorry.

I did think it strange though, as I do not like to pester people and just wanted to keep it off thread if possible

@vic - thank you for your kind words

Many thanks

John
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Re: Package or separarate?
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2018, 02:54:13 PM »

I hope ronski doesnít mind, but you could pm the users who have currently taken the offer to ask for their honest opinions so far. Albeit relatively too soon for an long period use

I don't mind at all, all went very smoothly, no problems at all just a little learning on my part, but very simple really, administration interface is great, as is the web mail especially with the choice of three web-mail clients. It a big  :thumbs: from me.
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Re: Package or separarate?
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2018, 10:11:02 PM »

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This caught my eye, as with my PN ISP there are mail boxes for me, my wife etc. Will the same be available, were I to use Gmail in preference to Plusnet?

If you and your wife use different gmail addresses, you will each have a separate account/mailbox.

If you decide to use 1 gmail account and differentiate your email address using + (such as johnsmith+hello@gmail.com) then you can filter the emails for each '+' into different sub folders,
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Re: Package or separarate?
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2018, 07:36:05 AM »

Thanks. :) Will outgoing mail be separable too?
« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 03:55:29 PM by renluop »
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