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Paul - Taiphoz(Posted 2013) [#1]
looking for a new host at the moment.

My current host's price is a little high for me now and I think its time I move on and find a new one , will probably mean losing my domain name but im not to worried about that, was wondering if any of you know of any decent low cost web hosts that have a good back end admin panel.

Amon(Posted 2013) [#2]

c.k.(Posted 2013) [#3]
You shouldn't lose your domain name if it's all legit. You bought it, it's yours, even when you move hosts. You might want to transfer it to another registrar, like NameCheap.com or somesuch.

Raz(Posted 2013) [#4]
I've used http://www.qiq.co.uk/ for 4 years now and I'm really happy with it. It's not exciting, but it has plenty of back end control and just works.

I appreciate the way they deal with customer support as well. It feels more personal than something like 123-reg or the other larger hosting companies.

Neuro(Posted 2013) [#5]
I use http://www.hostmonster.com/ for a few years now. Never had any issues and they've always provided quick support.

muddy_shoes(Posted 2013) [#6]
I use GoDaddy and Dreamhost as domain registrars. Lots of people don't like GoDaddy for various political reasons but besides the endless upselling you have to wade through to buy/update a registration they've been fine for me. No problem with Dreamhost either.

For actual hosting I use Webfaction. They specialise in catering to hobbyist coders and the like so if you're into being your own admin and/or messing around with writing server-side stuff then they're a good option. I've had fast and intelligent customer service responses when I've needed and things like server upgrades have gone smoothly.

Shinkiro1(Posted 2013) [#7]
I have had no problems with Bluehost so far. Also it was fairly easy to set up my site in minutes.

Paul - Taiphoz(Posted 2013) [#8]
thanks for the info guys.

As for the domain name im paying for it yearly at the same time as the hosting with the same company, if I move host I will want to cut all ties and also avoid the costs involved in transfering the .com from my host to a new registrar who will probably then want me to pay more for a longer period rather than only yearly.

Im really not to worried about the domain name , its only a name and I'v changed domain name so many times in the past its really not that big of a deal, I find it far more important that I can admin things myself, get access to the low level back end of the host so I can get my feet wet.

Nothing worse than these nanny state hosts who assume your always upto no good and lock you out of the lower level stuff like shell access, or back end ftp and sql access.

Anyway , I will check some of these guys out, again thanks for the info, oh and I used to be with goDaddy, didnt have any issues with them at the time but back then I only had a domain name from them my hosting was elsewhere, I might go down that route again not sure.

Might want to try and secure a more longer lasting domain name and keep it separate from my hosting option, should make it easier to change hosts without having to change or transfer domain names.