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    Wrinkly Member! B.M.'s Avatar
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    Default Website Host Recommendations?

    As the title says.

    I’ve been with Openhost for years, but they’ve gone to the pack so it’s time to look elsewhere.

    Any suggestions?
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    The problems we face today are because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.

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    Default Re: Website Host Recommendations?

    What problems are you having with Openhost ?

    I'm with them and not one single problem.

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    7 best web hosting services for New Zealand:

    SiteGround – Best Overall Web Host
    A2 Hosting – Best Reseller Web Host
    Panthur – Best Nearest Web Host
    GreenGeeks – Best Green Web Host
    Bluehost – Great Web Host for Bloggers
    Cloudways – Best Cloud Hosting
    Digital Pacific – Great Experienced Web Host

    Or

    https://www.whtop.com/top.10-alexa-ranking/country-nz
    Ex-pctek

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    What problems are you having with Openhost ?

    I'm with them and not one single problem.
    I’d been with them for years too without a problem, but a couple of years ago they upgraded their own website and I started having the odd problem. To their credit though they fixed them all without a major malfunction.

    However, recently I noticed that I hadn’t had any traffic, so wondered if my Site was down?

    When I tried to hook on, the same way you would, I got all sorts of messages that it was blocked because the site was dangerous etc. Tried another Browser, same response.

    Got onto OpenHost and got a right run-around until I got someone who knew what he was doing.

    Within seconds he established that the SSL Certificate hadn’t been renewed despite being paid for and promptly fixed the problem.

    Then a few days later I thought I’d check again and all was fine. It then occurred to me I hadn’t checked a .nz site that links to the main .co.nz one. Dashboard said it was enabled, but no way was it going past the “oops” stage.

    Back onto OpenHost and no response for 4 days, so back onto them I go only to be told that the name registration had lapsed, and was on the open market. Well that shot the BP to 200/100.

    Every bill has been paid on time and there has never been any correspondence, of any sort, suggesting that there was money outstanding.

    I was then informed that I would have to buy my Domain Name back from the open market and $53 plus GST would do that. Up went the BP again which in turn triggered my intention to unceremoniously dump them.

    Personally, I think the problems are more about the accounts department than the technical department, but that’s not my problem.
    Global Warming is Mann made.
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    The problems we face today are because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.

    I take no responsibility for the accuracy of any media links I quote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    7 best web hosting services for New Zealand:

    SiteGround – Best Overall Web Host
    A2 Hosting – Best Reseller Web Host
    Panthur – Best Nearest Web Host
    GreenGeeks – Best Green Web Host
    Bluehost – Great Web Host for Bloggers
    Cloudways – Best Cloud Hosting
    Digital Pacific – Great Experienced Web Host

    Or

    https://www.whtop.com/top.10-alexa-ranking/country-nz
    Don't know what goes on here, but I have never heard of any of them and OpenHost isn't even mentioned.
    Global Warming is Mann made.
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    The problems we face today are because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.

    I take no responsibility for the accuracy of any media links I quote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    I’d been with them for years too without a problem,


    Personally, I think the problems are more about the accounts department than the technical department, but that’s not my problem.
    It got sold twice. And comments abound that say customer service has gone downhill since.
    So it's not just you.
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    Personally, I think the problems are more about the accounts department than the technical department, but that’s not my problem
    Not alone there. Most problems happen at that level.

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    i love this one, somewhat helpful to me!

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    I've been using ifastnet for quite a few years for hosting personal and corporate websites. Our main regional websites get a few thousand visists each day and I haven't seen any performance hit at peak times.

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    I literally came here for this question! Cheers

    @wainuitech do you have standard or reseller hosting with Openhost? Overall are you fairly happy with their service? I'm looking at getting a reseller account with them or Hoopla.

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