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Comparative Review of Hosting Solutions

Are you considering different hosting options? The list of hosting solutions below include the solutions we have reviewed or used. The table shows what you get for the basic package for each of the hosting providers. Our full review is available by clicking on the host name link.

Hosting company Space from Transfer from Review Pros Cons
Site Ground 40GB 900GB/month More info Good all round service. -
midPhase 25,000MB un-metered More info Good all round service. -
WebSiteSource
1,600MB 40GB/month More info
Good all round service. -
LunarPages
350GB 3,500GB/month More info
Good all round service. Shared servers only.
1 and 1 800MB 10GB/month More info Good all round service. -
123reg 100MB 1.5GB/month More info Excellent for domain name management.

Good for low volume sites.

Not suitable for busy sites because of data transfer limits.
FreeNetName 100MB unrestricted More info Good for a basic no-thrills website. UK private customers only. Single .co.uk or .org.uk domain. No scripting support.

We are currently reviewing a shortlist of hosts and as each review is completed it will be added to this table.

If you require a dedicated server and lack the confidence or the skills to manage it yourself then managed hosting services may be a better route. With managed hosting services you concentrate on the content for your website and the hosting company takes care of all the day-to-day maintenance of the hosting environment.

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