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Electron
25-01-2003, 12:51 AM
Hi!

I need a superb hosting provider that can cope with a high demand website, especially around Christmas time!!!

This is what I'm looking for:

.co.uk AND .com domain name
Linux OR Windows server
PHP4 OR ASP 3.0 or higher
MySQL OR SQL Server 7 / 2000 (remote access not important)
100MB of space or more
HTTPS server availability
FTP access / Control Panel
POP3 email accounts

If you could let me know on the prices, features for a business account then that would be great as I am looking to 'setup shop' ASAP. Reliability is of the utmost importance!!!

Thanks!

Designr
25-01-2003, 01:48 AM
How much bandwidth do you need? We can help you with your hosting.

Features

*Redhat 7.2
*Yipes bandwidth
*Multiple domain hosting
*Plesk control panel 5
*Unlimited email accounts
*Unlimited Autoreponders/ Forwarders
*PHP
*PHP Myadmin
*Perl, SSI, CGI
*Apache ASP
*Custom Error Pages
*Unlimited auto responders
*mySQL Databases
*IMP Webmail
*Frontpage Extensions
*Shared SSL (https)
*Protected folder
*24/7 FTP access
*Web Stats
*Support Forums
*Technical support and more

Take a look at our site at: http://www.designrweb.co.uk Client feedback can be found at our forums: http://forums.designrweb.co.uk and Plesk control panel demos (how to's) can be found at: http://tutorial.designrweb.co.uk All hosting plans are based on our own servers. Also, what type of site will you be hosting?

Regards
Design R Web Solutions

Electron
25-01-2003, 03:24 PM
Do you run your own servers or are you a reseller? because I really need a company who do run their own servers etc...

Designr
25-01-2003, 06:32 PM
We run our own servers. (We actually offer resellers accounts to other web hosts/ businesses)

Regards
Jay
Design R Web Solutions

Electron
25-01-2003, 06:38 PM
What is the procedure to register a 'detagged' domain name?

Designr
25-01-2003, 08:11 PM
For a detagged domain name, you may need to contact Nominet and obtain some information from them.

Regards
Jay
Design R Web Solutions

Electron
26-01-2003, 10:24 AM
I will be doing business with your company as I find the price and the features to be extremely reasonable.

I just have a few questions before purchasing:

How much do you charge for .co.uk and .com domain names?

Although it states on your website "free .co.uk domain name" is that for the first 2 years? or will that be included in the hosting price every 2 years?

Do you offer Direct Debit payment plans? if not, what payment plans do you offer?

Will you be offering SQL Server 7 / 2000 database solutions in the future?

Will I be able to use an HTTPS server once the web domain has been setup? Will I have to pay extra for HTTPS space?

Although I do expect a server crash from time to time which isn't too much of a problem, what guarantee could you give a business on server uptime?

I expect traders / collectors to use the site from all over the UK,
Could you guarantee that your servers could cope with a potential high demand website as I will be offering an auction section (similar to e-bay).

How much will you charge for extra bandwidth if needed?

What is the maximum bandwidth you have at your disposal?

Thank you for the information in advance.

Regards

Designr
26-01-2003, 12:01 PM
Hello Electron. Regarding your questions:

1.How much do you charge for .co.uk and .com domain names?
With every account, we include a free .co.uk. If you wanted to register additional domain names (.com) then we would recommend using someone like 123 Reg.

2.Although it states on your website "free .co.uk domain name" is that for the first 2 years? or will that be included in the hosting price every 2 years?
The free domain name would be registered for 2 years upon sign up. Once the 2 year period is up, you would then need to renew this yourself. (Approx Ģ6.00 per every 2 years)

3.Do you offer Direct Debit payment plans? if not, what payment plans do you offer?
We do not have a direct debit method of payment. However, you can purchase our account(s) by credit cards, debit cards and by cheque. All credit/ debit cards are paid securely via Worldpay.

4.Will you be offering SQL Server 7 / 2000 database solutions in the future?
MsSQL/ 2000 is a Windows application and as we are running Linux, these databases will not be offered. However, we can offer Mysql databases.

5.Will I be able to use an HTTPS server once the web domain has been setup? Will I have to pay extra for HTTPS space?
There are no extra charges for using our Shared SSL space. What we would do is set you up some SSL space for you to FTP your files onto it.

6.Although I do expect a server crash from time to time which isn't too much of a problem, what guarantee could you give a business on server uptime?
We have a 99.5% uptime guarantee. If in the unlikely event that this does not happen, we will offer you extra hosting (time, webspace/ bandwidth) in the way of compensation.

7.I expect traders / collectors to use the site from all over the UK. Could you guarantee that your servers could cope with a potential high demand website as I will be offering an auction section (similar to e-bay
A site/ company like Ebay will have run there own servers to accomadate there site(s). However, we can cope with high demand sites. If your site does become as popular as EBAY, we would also recommend you obtain your own servers if/ when you need to. In the mean time, our shared hosting plans will suit your sites needs.

8. What is the maximum bandwidth you have at your disposal?......How much will you charge for extra bandwidth if needed?
We have 400 GIG at our disposal, but there is more if we needed it. Please see our "Terms & Conditions" page for extra bandwidth charges. http://www.designrweb.co.uk/terms.htm

If you need further information, please post again.

Thanks
Jay
Design R Web Solutions

Electron
26-01-2003, 12:26 PM
Hi,

I have contacted nominet to try and register a detagged domain name, if I can register then I will setup webspace with your company, if not, then I will have another think about another name to use LOL, but I will definately be using your services.

Thanks again!

Designr
26-01-2003, 01:58 PM
Thanks again!
Your Welcome Electron. In the meantime, if you want to see how our control panel funtions (Plesk 5) feel free to see some of our demos at: http://tutorial.designrweb.co.uk

Kind regards
Jay
Design R Web Solutions

Electron
27-01-2003, 04:19 PM
Hi!

Would it be possible to obtain a list (or just a few) of the websites you currently host?

Thanks

Designr
27-01-2003, 05:42 PM
Sure, if you take a look at this thread on our forums: http://www.forums.designrweb.co.uk/index.php?act=SF&f=14 you will see a handfull of sites we hosts.

Regards
Design R Web Solutions

oliphaunt
27-01-2003, 06:57 PM
Hi Designr,

much better you couldnīt have promoted your business

maybe elektron can ask some more questions about how wonderful your servers are and how great your customer service is and please everything in this board, as we all want to know :)

daniel (who has a bad day, because of a member of this board)

Designr
27-01-2003, 07:31 PM
Hi Daniel. I'm not sure what your post meant, but Electorn has simply asked a few questions and we have answered them. There are many forum members that host with us and a few that we have helped out.

Regards
Jay
Design R Web Solutions

mkrb
27-01-2003, 07:51 PM
I can voutch for the helped out

cheers

Michael

Electron
27-01-2003, 10:01 PM
Oliphant,

I am a genuine person trying to find a little bit more about DesignR Web Solutions, we are NOT associated in any way, what's wrong with asking questions? Do you think I am someone who works for the company because I can assure I am not. I am a business that requires web hosting solutions and that's all so I thought the best place to find this informaton would be here!

oliphaunt
27-01-2003, 10:06 PM
the last sentence of the post was already an apology.

and yes, you are right to post your questions here

but after the initial contact it would have been possible to contact him directly, as you know his website, his email address

but nothing wrong with it and Iīm sure you will get a good service from designr

I just thought, if he wants to promote his site, there would be no better way of doing it :) without accusing anybody

Electron
27-01-2003, 10:15 PM
Oliphant, although I could have contacted Designr web directly I thought the forum was for this sort of thing to communicate and to share ideas, perhaps the questions that I've asked would not of been questions other people would have asked or thought of, I don't know, perhaps, perhaps not, If I can help someone else out then that's an achievement.

anyway, you must have some sort of problem otherwise you wouldn't have posted.

one more thing, your logo under your name isn't promoting your business? no I thought not :P oh erm... and your website address as your signature? come on, stop being such a hypocrit :)

oliphaunt
27-01-2003, 10:31 PM
I will stop immediately, donīt worry.

Never was one anyway, but as I said, someone from this board was playing a foul game with me and somehow I had to release my anger, but as usual the wrong person has to suffer.

Sorry for the trouble.

Electron
27-01-2003, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by oliphaunt
someone from this board was playing a foul game with me and somehow I had to release my anger, but as usual the wrong person has to suffer.

someone was playing a foul game with you? was that me? I don't think so...

Tell me, how does asking a web hosting business for help constitute playing a foul game with anyone, especially you?

btw, If you can get angry with someone on a forum LOL perhaps you shouldn't be in business, as there will be MANY times you WILL get angry, alas you just have to except it and act professional.

anyway, I don't wish to post such pointless messages anymore, let's just agree to disagree.

Designr
28-01-2003, 12:24 AM
I'm sure the moderators would have put a stop to this thread if they thought I was also Electron, as they would the IP logged. Besides, it's not a professional thing to do and to be honest, we don't have to do it.

Along with this forum, we are active in many forums and newsgroups and we have clients from all over the world. Just like everyone else, if you need web hosting and your business depends on it, you need to make sure that your host can provide the service you need. (whether it is us or any other host)

Regards
Jay
Design R Web Solutions