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VeNT said:
if I just want to register a domain, maybe get email forwarding, whos a good suplyer

2 of the top 4 on the list are primarily domain registrars and both provide free e-mail hosting/forwarding. One is a fully paid up Nominet member too ;).
 
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Hmmm well i use a similar type affair with vidahost (and am very happy with it, couldnt find much else tbh). Think its called a single domain package or something. Basically its used for, well, hosting a single domain and using email etc. Take a look here and check out the single domain thingy.
 
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2 of the top 4 on the list are primarily domain registrars and both provide free e-mail hosting/forwarding. One is a fully paid up Nominet member too ;).


But is 45% more expensive than the top one for com/net/org ;)
 

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Sorry, my fault. Some idiot has been spamming the Clook page, I must have forgotten to reset the average when I removed his last 'review'.

Was Clook the only one you noticed?
 

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Does anyone else find the recent ukhost4u reviews a little suspicious? 3 positive reviews within the space of an hour after a succession of negative reviews, all 3 from non-existent usernames....
 

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They're not from the same IP and the IPs do match the ISP supplied e-mail addresses which they've given but looking at the 'evidence', something fishy is going on. I'm just in 2 minds whether or not to remove the 'reviews'. Whenever I remove spam, they just seem to try even harder.
 

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Hmm, I guess I should give them the benefit of the doubt. I really need to add a compulsary "what site do you host with them?" field to the review form to help validate submissions.
 
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A few links to hosts websites seem to be broken from the front page (mix of broken links and non hosting websites):

8-95
GFXFusion
Woodhorn Hosting
Beef Hosting
.. possibly more, I've not checked each one.
 

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Thanks. I'll leave them be for now but there's going to be some major changes made as soon as I have some free time.

The last 2 actually belong to our mutual friend ;).
 
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can i make a suggestion?

force users to supply site hosted
dont calculate averages until hoster has at least x number of reviews.

so:
1 10/10 = 0/10
2 10/10 = 0/10
.
.
5 10/10 = 10/10

the number can be anything, 2/3/4/5..10 reviews, but it at least means that theres some balance in the reviews.

also i think its a great idea to have weightings on:

price
reliability
extras
customer support

etc
 

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They're all very good suggestions and are all on the 'to do list', it's just a matter of finding time to implement them :).
 
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I'm thinking of going down the Register1 VDS Pro route for my photography site. I can't see there being any downsides to their services but I don't know everything I should know about webdesign and webhosting.

Are there any glaring omissions from their feaature list? Anything that people have found a problem with?
 
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