Anyone recommend a basic web hosting service? I just have a basic website. What sort of cost should i be paying?
Domain name can get co.uk for around £15 for 2 years. Some places offer discounts.
Standard hosting package for a small site, around £2.50 to £5 per month.
Don't waste your money with go daddy, find someone who doesn't use virtual shared hosting packages.
I use the basic package from hostgator and think it cost c. £60-70 per annum.
I use 1&1 internet. It is not the cheapest, but I'm happy with the service provided (page speed, down time etc) . It's around £80 per annum.
For cost effective and reliable I trust Webhostuk.co.uk using them from last 6 years , UK servers, good support and uptime.
I use Titan Internet for around £50 per annum
Amazon Web Services amongst the cheapest, but not at all easy to configure, install word press, etc.
I use 1 and 1 for my accountancy site, but I also use TSOhost, who seem to be good. Basic website hosting is £20 a year.
TSO used to be good until they got bought over by GoDaddy. Now they're a complete joke. They fail the uptime promise every month and you have to fight them to get the contracted refund.
Their hosting also attracts ddos - For a year, I had a constant stream of attempts - about 5/min. For a year. The second I moved from TSO, they stopped.
If you needs basics then try some fry hosting!
Or you can try hosting from Amazon!
Web hosting costs. Flagging.
Cheapest isn't always the best. The company and they way they host can be important. The technology they use and how they maintain their platform. Also the history of uptime is useful.