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Seems godaddy is the handiest domain name registrar. But unclear if it's best to have the web host set up the registration.

Alot of user "advice" on this this looks like web host advertising, even on forums. The risk may be that the web host registers in its own name.

I'm inclined to go straight to the registrar, but it looks like a future transfer of host could be costly. Also wondering about an all-in package to include a forum.

Appreciate your views and links.

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The only advice I can give is register domains separately from hosting companies, at least, avoid like the plague any 'free domain with hosting package.' Got stung once... never again.

I use GoDaddy, and recently namecheap domains.

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I use an American one called ENOM which is very good, though probably not the cheapest, I still have a legacy "reseller" package from when I used to manage and register domain names for clients all the time.

A bit like the free modem you get when you sign up for a broadband package - but if you cancel the package you have to pay for the free modem - there can be a catch to having the domain name and the host as one and the same.

With ENOM and most of the domain name specialists, there is no cost to move host. You simply log in and change the DNS servers - the important thing with any domain name registrar is to ensure that you have control of those via some form of control panel: these days I'd think they all do. The other important thing - you picked up on this - is that the domain name must be registered in your name.

So when you sign up for hosting you'll get the options to:

1. Move the domain name you've registered to the hosting company

2. Log into your registrar and update the DNS servers to (two or three specified name servers they supply)

Option 2 is preferable. Your domain names never "move" from the registrar. If you're setting up a new business, what you can do is get your email up and running with a basic package to start and then add web hosting later if that's what you want to do.

Especially important: be very careful about your choice of password for your domain name registrar. Your entire enterprise is only as secure as a user name and password.

Can't comment so much on the all in one packages, I tend to build bespoke stuff, but I'm sure others who are much more knowledgeable about the current market will comment on that.

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The answer is TSO host. www.tsohost.co.uk

Utterly superb in every way.

I have about 70 sites with them and they are faultess.

I've recommended them to many many people and never had anyone give anything other than praise for them.

I won't post my referral link as it brings less trust to my suggestion, though if you'd like to research them and PM me I would of course appreciate a referral.

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I have used one and one for the last 4 years without any real issues. Uptime is excellent and support at the end of a phone if needed although I have never needed to phone them as I could usually find my answer from the FAQ.

Only issue I had with them is they tried to migrate me on to a more expensive package last Month by default. I was supposed to opt out by replying to an email, which of course I didn't as I rarely read their spam mails.

The TSO hosts site interests me, and maybe I should be looking to move. Can anyone comment on how difficult it is to move a mysql database between hosts?

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I have used one and one for the last 4 years without any real issues. Uptime is excellent and support at the end of a phone if needed although I have never needed to phone them as I could usually find my answer from the FAQ.

Only issue I had with them is they tried to migrate me on to a more expensive package last Month by default. I was supposed to opt out by replying to an email, which of course I didn't as I rarely read their spam mails.

The TSO hosts site interests me, and maybe I should be looking to move. Can anyone comment on how difficult it is to move a mysql database between hosts?

Well I've moved loads of MySQL Joomla databases to TSO from various hosts without difficulty.

I use HeidiSQL (http://www.heidisql.com/) to connect to the old host, export the DB, then to connect to TSO and import.

Even as a mildly incapable nerd I have little problem. Even if I do, Adam and Darren at TSO are damned helpful. I've known them answer support emails well past midnight.

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How you people using TSO hosting finding using it now? Any problems/issues? Anyone using:

1. The Cpanel?

2. Wordpress on TSO hosting?

I am looking for a new Wordpress host with full Cpanel control and I am torn between the US hosts of gator or bluehost and this UK TSO hosts.... although, from ads on TV, I wonder if gator now has a UK datacentre for UK hosting?

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I use easyspace.

you can host the domain where you like, but the control panel is at easyspace to alter the A and MX records as you wish...good helpdesk if you havent a clue.

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I use easyspace.

you can host the domain where you like, but the control panel is at easyspace to alter the A and MX records as you wish...good helpdesk if you havent a clue.

Thanks, but I am interested in hosting with the full cpanel. In the past when I have used UK hosting the control options have been very basic whereas I want the full cpanel functionality.

Edit:

Here is what I mean - http://x3demob.cpx3demo.com:2082/cpsess1593040304/frontend/x3/index.html?post_login=39186137811073

In fact, US hosts such as bluehost offer far more than 'just' the above cpanel. I noticed on the TSO hosts site that they have Wordpress and Cpanel listed as TWO SEPARATE hosting packages - I want it in one like most of the US hosting companies do.

Basically, I want to buy a hosting package which has full cpanel and one icon in cpanel will be wordpress. By clicking that it sets up my wordpress site and my wordpress SQL DB. No messing around. No time wasted.

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Bump:

How you people using TSO hosting finding using it now? Any problems/issues? Anyone using:

1. The Cpanel?

2. Wordpress on TSO hosting?

I am looking for a new Wordpress host with full Cpanel control and I am torn between the US hosts of gator or bluehost and this UK TSO hosts.... although, from ads on TV, I wonder if gator now has a UK datacentre for UK hosting?

for development purposes, i'm using a small UK-based setup called PoweredByPenguins @ £25/yr (Linux "Plus" package)

http://www.poweredbypenguins.co.uk/

Good control panel; PHPAdmin, FTP and a wide range of auto-install scripts, eg. demo link:

http://extendcp.com/index.cgi

So far, I've installed multiple WP instances, Drupal, a Prestashop store, Facebook/Twitter apps etc. without a hitch.

All their shared hosting also comes with an alternate secure URL (SSL) mapped to it by default and for free.

and they have been very quick to get back on support tickets.

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I think Heart Internet does what you want and has a very nice control panel. Seems quite well rated.

http://www.heartinternet.co.uk

Fasthosts has a reasonable control panel but it's quite buggy, or used to be, and their reputation is fairly poor from some rather underhand business and billing practices so I'd steer clear.

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I think Heart Internet does what you want and has a very nice control panel. Seems quite well rated.

http://www.heartintenet.co.uk

Fasthosts has a reasonable control panel but it's quite buggy, or used to be, and their reputation is fairly poor from some rather underhand business and billing practices so I'd steer clear.

Thanks - will look.

Will never use fasthosts again - it was an absolute nightmare cancelling an account with them. I started a thread on here about a year or so back. Suffice to say, I will NEVER recommend fasthosts to anyone. In fact, I would personally advise people to avoid them.

Actually, I have had bluehost accounts in the past and another advantge with them has been cancelling - nice and simple. My only problem with them is that the last time I was with them for two sites the sites began to crawl.

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Thanks - will look.

Will never use fasthosts again - it was an absolute nightmare cancelling an account with them. I started a thread on here about a year or so back. Suffice to say, I will NEVER recommend fasthosts to anyone. In fact, I would personally advise people to avoid them.

Actually, I have had bluehost accounts in the past and another advantge with them has been cancelling - nice and simple. My only problem with them is that the last time I was with them for two sites the sites began to crawl.

I wouldn't go anywhere near 1 & 1 Internet either then. On the plus side it's really cheap and the kit seems quite good. On the minus side, support is useless, the control panel is frankly weird to look at and use, and cancelling can be done online except actually it can't, you then have to ring up after doing it online - things like that really annoy me.

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Arent Heart part of Daisy Communications...they(daisy) are a bunch of *****ers, a client had a demon account and they took it over...nothing ever goes wrong with their service...ever...even when it does...they recently randomly blocked protocol 47 on the client...course, VPNs just stopped working...nothing they did of course...moving client to BT offering Fibre through Timico.

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Thanks - will look.

Will never use fasthosts again - it was an absolute nightmare cancelling an account with them. I started a thread on here about a year or so back. Suffice to say, I will NEVER recommend fasthosts to anyone. In fact, I would personally advise people to avoid them.

Actually, I have had bluehost accounts in the past and another advantge with them has been cancelling - nice and simple. My only problem with them is that the last time I was with them for two sites the sites began to crawl.

My parents' small business had used Fasthosts for their modest needs (email and a static website) and suffered from repeated and extended periods of downtime. After the bloke who used to look after their computer systems did a runner a couple of years ago, I switched them to TSOHost and they've since had no problems whatsoever. I'm certainly happy with TSOHost.

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My parents' small business had used Fasthosts for their modest needs (email and a static website) and suffered from repeated and extended periods of downtime. After the bloke who used to look after their computer systems did a runner a couple of years ago, I switched them to TSOHost and they've since had no problems whatsoever. I'm certainly happy with TSOHost.

Thanks.

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Arent Heart part of Daisy Communications...they(daisy) are a bunch of *****ers, a client had a demon account and they took it over...nothing ever goes wrong with their service...ever...even when it does...they recently randomly blocked protocol 47 on the client...course, VPNs just stopped working...nothing they did of course...moving client to BT offering Fibre through Timico.

I've heard some negative things about Daisy and the "Demon changeover scenario".

I can't immediately find any reference to Daisy on the Heart website.

I have used Heart - actually it's where that wretched Joomla community planning website ended up being hosted - although my interaction has been very limited they do seem quite competent.

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I've heard some negative things about Daisy and the "Demon changeover scenario".

I can't immediately find any reference to Daisy on the Heart website.

I have used Heart - actually it's where that wretched Joomla community planning website ended up being hosted - although my interaction has been very limited they do seem quite competent.

Ah, i recall the scenario...the client was hosted with Heart and was subject to several outages...wanting to change the manager of the site to me, I asked my colleague to move the site to a good host....the issue was the site was so large that no-one would take it ( bigger than a few MBs for the database.

The people we moved to were daisy affiliated....cant remember who they were and daughter is using the PC for destruction of Orks, so cant access.

Anyway...avoid Daisy....and its not just one experience of them i am reporting....I can accept things go wrong, but it boils my pee when the support denys everything....then miraculously, it gets fixed...sometimes a week later...."oh yeah, there was a problem with that server, so we changed it"

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I use Vidahost. Full Cpanel - with easy WordPress install. Extremely good UK support. I've even had them email me suggestions on how to improve the efficiency of my cron jobs in the past after asking them a related query.

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Long time lurker apologising for a bit of a thread-jack... wasn't sure whether to put this here, or in the web design thread.

Anyhow, as someone just starting to self-teach HTML, php, etc, do any of the resident experts here have any recommendations or pointers for books, sites etc that might be useful? The w3schools site looks promising, and have a few basic/general books, but any other guidance is much appreciated.

Also, any recommendations for hosts for basic website construction/mucking about/ testing my (lack of) skills, running php scripts, etc?

Thanks...

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I use Vidahost. Full Cpanel - with easy WordPress install. Extremely good UK support. I've even had them email me suggestions on how to improve the efficiency of my cron jobs in the past after asking them a related query.

Thanks. Never heard of them before.

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