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I recommend www.9netavenue.co.uk
They are small but offer great rates on dedicated servers. They are based in the UK, but hosting generally seems cheaper in the UK. I have hosted with them for years and have acheived virtually 100 % uptime. Customer service good because they are small you get to know everyone there. They are not perfect but try hard and get problems sorted.
Also dont worry about UK hosting, I find often the ping time to US (where I am based) is quicker than a server i have just down the road.
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When the SQL worm attacked a few months ago and they could not make the guarrantee, they refunded 50% of the hosting fees into our credit card account.
joined:Apr 13, 2002
Dig into these threads as there is a lot of gold in there.
However, I don't think they're into hand holding. I believe it is more of a take your server and run with it type of show. But what they do provide for you is rock solid.
on-duty Mod is gonna have a field day :)
On a serious note, site search will bring up lots as Martini Buster has mentioned.
and may I advise deleting URLs to keep the mods happy, poor guys got enough going on in other forums.
It is mentioned in the third link posted by MartiniBuster and recommended by another hosting company owner who is in a slightly different (cheaper) market.
Hosting is critical to success, I spent at least $20K (in time) in my first year dealing with incompetant hosts. Today I don't even worry about hosting issues, the hosting company worries for me.
Cheap and cheerful is a mistake in this arena. If you are serious about running a successful website be serious about paying someone to host it!
My hosting cost currently represent about 0.75% of profit generated.....nothing really! If they charged 10 times as much I would still use them.