Web Hosting

  Jodakist 11:47 17 Apr 2012

I have a small family history web page that was set up through Microsoft Office Live Small Business'; however Microsoft are discontinuing this service at the end of April when they introduce their latest web hostingOffice 365'. Having read through the information supplied, it looks as if this will be much more expensive than the present web hosting so I would like to ask if anyone can recommend a cheap web host for my family site. I am not a business, just a retired old family history researcher biding his time until I meet up with the ancestors.

Any help would be gratefully accepted.

Thank you,


  spuds 12:31 17 Apr 2012

There are a number of web hosting facilities about, and some are more favourable than others, depending on choice. Some ISP's run their own free hosting for customer's, so it might pay to look there?.

Personally. I use 1&1 for my needs. http://www.1&1.co.uk

You could also look at this hosting review-comparison website http://www.hosting-review.com/uk.shtml?gclid=CIuIw4Diw68CFQITfAoDBd7jQ for further information.

  Batch 13:24 17 Apr 2012

I had a small website that had been on hosted on free webspace from Freeserve with an old dial up account for years. I wanted to get off it as it was limited to only 15MB, but didn't really want to pay.

A few months ago I came across this free service 000webhost.com

I switched over and it has been fine since.

The only issue (if you can call it that) was that the original domain name that I had was of the style rabbit.co.uk which was registered through easyspace and redirected to the Freeserve hosting at rabbit.fsnet.co.uk (but was displayed in a rabbit.co.uk frameset controlled by easyspace so visitors only saw rabbit.co.uk). Whereas now it is of the subdomain style rabbit.site88.co.uk and that is what visitors see. One can opt to host your own domain with 000webhost, but it is quite contrived and I would not recommend it unless you are very familiar with the way nameservers and changing the nameservers associated with a domain all works.

  LastChip 13:27 17 Apr 2012

123-reg and HartInternet are also both well regarded.

  Jodakist 14:21 17 Apr 2012

Thank you spuds, Batch and Lastchip for your replies, I will have a look at your suggested sites.

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