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Recommendations for UK hosts

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by jamesyboy, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. jamesyboy

    jamesyboy Regular Member

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    Need Drupal ecommerce site hosting - preferably VPS - in the UK.
     
  2. synfig

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    Site5 and Hostnine have UK datacenters. You can check them.
     
  3. paullopez

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    Could you elaborate the location of both data centers?
     
  4. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    I have uk hosting with 1and1 in Milton Keynes and it's shite. I have hosting with Hostgator in Texas and it's great. Don't think the geographical location matters as much these days
     
  5. paullopez

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    Your problem might be related to with service provider not with data center. FYI, a lot of hosting companies actually leasing rackspace in data centers owned by companies such as Blue Square DC which is based in Milton Keynes.

    In addition, geographical location still has importance in web hosting and UK Data Centers facilities are identical for those who would like to target European regions.
     
  6. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    My experience hasnt shown any difference but that's just my experience and I respect your opinion.

    I am about to build a site for a friend in Australia. How much of a difference will it make if I get Australasian hosting ?

     
  7. Duffers5000

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    Still interested in a definitive answer on Aussie website- Aussie hosting will it make a difference ? Thanks
     
  8. paullopez

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    Geographical location is important for numerous reasons such as network of the different service providers. For example, if you would have a server in UK or Europe chances are that the server is connected to the various large Internet Exchanges in those countries which could make your website fast to access in those regions.

    I know these days latency period is not a big issue, but if you are targeting local market then hosting a website in the same country can be beneficial. However, it will not be a slower if you host it in US or UK.
     
  9. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Ok got you on the faster/slower aspect....so If I wanted to host a site in Australia...you would be pretty certain that a site hosted on oz would get a serp priority over a site hosted in UK/USA ?

     
  10. paullopez

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    IMO no, because when it comes to the SERP; ccTLD domain extension is more important than the location of server.
     
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  11. soupypoopie

    soupypoopie Newbie

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    don't use justhost
     
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    I've tried a few, and Vidahost are the best i've tried. Excellent support and friendly staff.
     
  13. webbusiness

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    Go for Hostings House reach by putting the term Hostings House into G, they provide services in UK as well.
     
  14. HOmERCIdAL

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    Yeah vidahost are great but I'm not sure they offer vps servers preferring shared/reseller and cloud servers instead.

    Could be wrong and cba to check as I have 8% battery.