[Scottish] UK Hosting? was BBS / mini social network network software

Colin McKinnon colin.mckinnon at ntlworld.com
Fri May 3 20:36:07 UTC 2013

Hi all,

Currently the software evaluation list looks like pligg / anahita / 

...but I'm also looking for any recommendation on cheap UK-based hosting.

While I can find lots of very cheap hosting companies claiming to 
operate in the UK - nearly all of them have their datacentres in the 
US/Canada. It's not that I've got anything against the former colonies - 
but I already have a site hosted in Florida, and although packets go 
back and forth at around half the speed of light (I measured it - how 
sad) the latency is a killer.

Uk2.net do have at least one datacentre here - but for the basic package 
they don't tell you where it's hosted / don't give you any choice in the 
matter. Easyspace seem happy to wave the flag. I've used 123-reg for DNS 
before, but not for web hosting - but they don't explicitly say their 
datacentres are in the UK. Anybody used any of them?

Aiming for something under £5/mo

Any other suggestions?

On 19/04/13 23:50, Colin McKinnon wrote:
> On 19/04/13 19:06, Ronald MacDonald wrote:
>> I've had a good bit of success with Symphony. Drupal's great too and 
>> tends to be what I use if I need a site up real quick. It is, 
>> however, overkill in most instances.
> Thanks Ronald, Lisha, Kenny.
> I'm rather being pulled in 2 directions here. On the one hand, the 
> programmer in me wants something simple to tinker with and extend, but 
> I keep reminding myself that I just don't have the time to do that and 
> need a turn-key solution.



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