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Geek4414
09-05-2012, 11:18 AM
Looking for a reasonable web host that supports CMS such as Silverstripe, Joolma, Drupal ... etc

Only played with Silverstripe briefly and pretty impressed with it, but it is still not that straight forward to set up on a web host. Never used Joolma or Drupal but have read good things about them.

Have also setup a site with OSCommerce VERY long time ago, that was not straight forward either. So in light of past (limited) experiences, I would like to find a web host that supports any of the above directly, to save hassles in setting them up.

A quick Google brought up WebBase http://www.webbase.co.nz/webhosting/silverstripe.php

There is also a recommendation on the Silverstripe forum for WebSlice http://www.webslice.co.nz/ it looks quite reasonable
$5.95 / month (assume its ex GST)

Anyone had experience with these web hosts?

Chilling_Silence
09-05-2012, 12:26 PM
I know that HD do their basic paid plan with support for stuff like that? :)

Geek4414
09-05-2012, 02:42 PM
I know that HD do their basic paid plan with support for stuff like that? :)

Is this the one you're referring to ... http://www.hd.net.nz/free-web-hosting.html

Did a search on their web site, couldn't find any mention about CMS supports. Rung their 0800 number and left a message, will see what they they say then.

Thanks for the suggestion :-)


This one (http://www.openhost.co.nz/?gclid=COWFgqrm8a8CFYYepAodQT13WQ)shows Joomla, Drupal and WordPress logo on their front page ... http://www.openhost.co.nz/?gclid=COWFgqrm8a8CFYYepAodQT13WQ
Price looks ok at $6.99 +GST / month with 500MB and 2GB traffic.

This one (http://www.easyserve.co.nz/silverstripe-hosting) suppose to provide FREE installation of Silverstripe .... http://www.openhost.co.nz/?gclid=COWFgqrm8a8CFYYepAodQT13WQ
But their web site looks very basic and kind of incomplete, does not instill too much confidence in them.


Do you know which CMS is easiest to use to setup a Membership type site?

pctek
09-05-2012, 04:26 PM
This one (http://www.openhost.co.nz/?gclid=COWFgqrm8a8CFYYepAodQT13WQ)shows Joomla, Drupal and WordPress logo on their front page ... http://www.openhost.co.nz/?gclid=COWFgqrm8a8CFYYepAodQT13WQ
Price looks ok at $6.99 +GST / month with 500MB and 2GB traffic.

http://www.openhost.co.nz/?gclid=COWFgqrm8a8CFYYepAodQT13WQ
But their web site looks very basic and kind of incomplete, does not instill too much confidence in them.



Openhost and Webbase are sister compnaies.
Yes you do have CMS available free to install.
Yes, support is good.

Chilling_Silence
09-05-2012, 06:20 PM
Is this the one you're referring to ... http://www.hd.net.nz/free-web-hosting.html

The "Easy" plan, yes. $5 a month.

They also have "Automatic Web Application Installer", which is basically where it falls under. It auto-installs many of todays popular web apps :)