Is it time for Web Hosting regulations?

When you read this article, be aware I have no issues with small businesses or web hosts, this article is debating should web hosts actually have some form of regulation or make it more “ethical” in the larger sense- read on as I explain many problems I have experienced.

If you are an owner of a website you have likely used many “not well-known” web hosts and if you have, you likely have screwed over at one point. As you may know that if you wanted to get into the web hosting industry you could do it for, well, nothing if you actually looked around.

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Host watch: TopHostingUK

Having hosted many websites in the past, I know full well what it is like hosting people data. To some it is their life, their business, their income, their eduction, their fun, their past time and so much more and it really annoys me when people run cowboy web hosts.

So this article is about the web host called “North West Web Solutions” and what seems to be directly related to them – “Top Hosting UK”. Right from the start we have a typical website written in such bad English (look on the status page). Judging from their website we also can see there is very little technical experience from anyone and every solution to their problem seems to be to get a new server which they seem to claim is better and better each time but if that is true is something I can not comment on.

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Legal thief

Having been within the hosting industry I have seen many web hosts oversell their disk space but more importantly their data transfer and ultimately their bandwidth. This article is not about that though as I am sure you can read the horrors of mass overselling on Webhosting Talk but rather more about the oversell of … Read more

Unlimited hosting does not exist

Web hosting is very important if you want to get website hosting as it is this that allows people to host a website in the first place. Many years ago you were able to get a web host for about £5 a month which gave you something like 500MB of hard drive space and maybe 2GB of data transfer.

Over the years that bandwidth and hardware got cheaper and cheaper and it got to a point in which people started to offer things like 10GB hard drive space, and 100GB data transfer for around the same price of £5 a month.

However, it did not stop then. Finally, some people started to offer unlimited web hosting. Basically what this means is you can use as much data transfer as you like, and hard drive space as you like for just a low price of something like £3 a month (I am sure if you shop around, you can find it for $1.00 a year).

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Picking the right host

For the last 8 years, I have hosted this very website on so many websites that if Tweaked for your Pleasure was a whore it would have too many sexually transmitted diseases and likely would be laying on the floor dying while trying to pass on its last breath. Picking the right web host is very important as your website WILL depend purely on how good your web host is.

I am sure if you have looked around for a web host before what you roughly check for is speed and price and I would bet that most people will not look for more than that. So today I am going to talk about what I look for in a web host so that if you are looking for a web host you will not get screwed over.

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BurstNET: My Review

Cjb, Fasthost, The Hosting, Shacow, The Planet, Galaxy Solutions, Saidcom, Gretzkyhosting, FDCServers, DME Hosting and now BurstNET have joined the list of past web hosts/data centres that I have used over the years of Tweaked for your Pleasure life and this time I am going to write a little review on BurstNET.

Overall I would have to say my experience was good but there were some hiccups with their service for the price, they charge I don’t expect much else. So, for the review…

Support

I will start that with BurstNET support seems to be quite varied. Overall BurstNET would tend to reply within 1 – 4 hours but there have been times when posting on Web Hosting Talk got them to reply faster than they normally would. Maybe it is because a BurstNET representative is on there and jumping your tickets up but I do not know why.

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