Good UK Windows/IIS Host
Posted on 2004-08-05
I run a small (1 man!) web design agency that's part of a group of companies. We're now selling this company so I can concentrate fully on the IT needs of the group.
We currently host all our websites (around 50) on a Fasthosts reseller account, which costs us just under £60 per month. We'll be transferring this account to the new owners of the company when we sell, so we need a new home for the five group websites that I'll still be maintaining myself.
I've already googled for hosts, but the amount of crap that comes up makes it virtually impossible to find hosts to compare with my requirements :|
The new host MUST support the following:
ISAPI filters for URL rewriting
5 sites, with the scope to add a couple more if required
Around 10-15 additional domain names pointing to these sites
Decent amount of space and bandwidth (one site is an estate agent, so lots of images are uploaded & transferred)
SMTP servers (Fasthosts don't provide SMTP to anyone but their dial-up customers, ugh)
Costs around the same (no more, less would be good though) as our current £60/m
The following would be nice to have if possible:
Good tech support, not bothered as to whether it's phone/e-mail/IRC
Host that considers installing 3rd party components
MSSQL database support