Recommend me a new webhost for my client, please
March 22, 2013 9:22 AM Subscribe
My client is talking about moving to a new host. I need options to suggest.
posted by Thorzdad to computers & internet (19 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
My client is (finally!) fed-up with Network Solutions for their web host. I'd like to recommend a couple of good possibilities to them, but I'm not really up-to-date with the options.
They're a small business (an adoption agency, actually) with a mid-sized website, all pretty basic html, no fancy bells-and-whistles. They average between 2.5-3.5 GB of bandwidth per-month.
A really good webmail option would be a plus. Currently, the staff hate NS's webmail interface to the point where they are all having mail forwarded to Gmail accounts (a situation I'm not entirely comfortable with given the sensitive, personal nature of a lot of their emails and, well, Google being Google.) The host's mail should have solid spam filtering that doesn't require each user mess-around with Spam Assassin or whatnot. Ditto for not using multiple webmail clients (for instance, my own webhost has you choose between three webmail clients each time you log in.) The fewer geek-oriented features for users, the better.
As for future site plans, there is always talk about having secure forms and, possibly, some limited sort of live chat, but they have never gone further than talk.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Obviously, cost is a concern (they're a non-profit) but almost anything has to be cheaper than NS.