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Personal logo GeoffQRF Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jun 2010 6:19 a.m. PST

A friend of mine asked me to register a site for him (long story). They have asked for copies of passports or driving licences (Govt issued photo IDs) as proof of ownership of the Paypal account used to pay before they will activate the account. Does that sound normal??

Anyway, I am looking for a reliable web host…

1. Unlimited bandwidth and storage (as we keep exceeding both of ours!) to host 3 separate websites

2. I have a recommendation for a site costing $3.95/month. While not wanting to be a cheapskate over it, I see no reason to pay £30.00 GBP a month it I can do it for less (and the site is reliable)!

Ideally OSCommerce and/or Zencart friendly :-)

Any good ideas?

britishlinescarlet211 Jun 2010 6:31 a.m. PST

Hi Geoff

I have used these guys for the past few years and have found them very good:

purplepaw.co.uk

There is a bandwidth limit but it might be worth giving them a call and seeing if they will negotiate, up to you of course.

:-)

Pete

Personal logo GeoffQRF Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jun 2010 6:37 a.m. PST

Might be a slight issue… their top bandwidth allowance is 10gb… we hit that in a week :-)

freewargamesrules11 Jun 2010 6:45 a.m. PST

For the past few years I've been using streamline and find them very reliable

streamline.net

I've also had good reports about host gator but not used them myself
hostgator.com

Personal logo GeoffQRF Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jun 2010 7:00 a.m. PST

Hostgator seem to be the same company as hostmonster, who are the ones making me nervous requesting copies of passports…

Personal logo RavenscraftCybernetics Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2010 7:14 a.m. PST

Ive had 3 hosts in the past.
Ive never been asked to prove my identity.
I use 1and1.com currently,They're very affordable

Personal logo GeoffQRF Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jun 2010 7:23 a.m. PST

Ive never been asked to prove my identity.

Me neither, hence my concern :-)

Ah, it seems it needs to work with WordPress too (?)

Personal logo vexillia Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jun 2010 2:57 a.m. PST

I use these guys – names.co.uk/hosting.html – and they have been 100% reliable for the last two years.

They also offer options to add extra bandwidth to the lower priced packages and have UK based support..

All are below £30.00 GBP a month.

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Martin Stephenson
Vexillia: Wargames Miniatures & Accessories
vexillia.ltd.uk
vexilliagallery.blogspot.com
pikeandplunder.blogspot.com

Armchair Assassin dotcom Inactive Member15 Apr 2011 6:29 a.m. PST

I use hostgator. Rarely have problems with them, and when there are problems they fix them very promptly. I've been using them for about 3 years now and i can count the number of problems i've had with them on one hand. I currently host about 7 websites on my account with about 300GB of data.

You can host unlimited domains with unlimited space and bandwidth as well a pretty much unlimited everything else.

Zencart, wordpress and OS commerce friendly. In fact they have an automated install program, so if you are not webmaster savvy it's simple to install most of the major free web scripts.

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