View Full Version : Hosting in Australia
07-31-2008, 06:51 AM
We are looking to set up a website in Australia which I will be managing from the UK. And am trying do find a decent host (e.g. Linux; good customer care, good uptime, no nasty surprises! I'd prefer unmetred bandwidth although for the first couple years we won't be expecting a huge amount of traffic...)
Does anyone have any recommendations?
I've found a few review sites but they all seem a little biased to me, and with so many negative comments about a number of the seemingly top web hosts I'm finding it difficult to make a choice...
Many thanks in advance...
07-31-2008, 09:26 AM
I have a friend that uses http://jumba.com.au/ and is quite happy with them, now part of http://www.aussiehq.com.au/
I don't think I have ever seen unmetered bandwidth offered on Australian servers. Does it have to be in Australia or could you use west coast USA?
I have been using Hosting Bay - The Cheapest Business Hosting Service in Australia (http://hostingbay.com.au/) for about 7 years for a number of smaller sites.
I never had any real trouble with them, I have done worse with big American hosts.
They have both Australian (servers in Melbourne, I think) and US packages,, but no unlimited Australian ones.
The biggest one here is probably Web Hosting from WebCentral for Small Businesses, Corporates and Enterprises (http://webcentral.com.au) but they are very expensive and might be too much focused on the very big end of town and government contracts.
07-31-2008, 06:10 PM
Unmetered hosting doesn't really exist here in Aussie-land. The closest it comes to is Hostess - Cheap Web Hosting, Domains, eCommerce services (http://www.hostess.com.au)
They are cheap, but only offer tech support via email and they run Zeus not Apache.
07-31-2008, 10:55 PM
Well, that is the opposite what I have done.
I found the hosts here in Australia charging a lot for less, service poor and downtimes on the high site.
For that reason I am now hosted by an outfit in the UK with their servers in Dallas TX USA
There is ample of speed from Australia to those servers for anyone in Austrlia who wishes to visit the site and I would argue that the speed advantage from Europe to the USA is superior than the speed from Europe to Australia, whish is at time really slow.
So, for people in Australia to view your site in the USofA is not a problem.
Your problem would be more expensive in Australia and maybe slower to update.
About unlimited hosting / bandwidth:
Why Unlimited or Unmetered hosting packages are not possible? - Page 1 (http://www.besthostratings.com/articles/Why_Unlimited_hosting.html)
My host is now Rochen.com, my experience see:
Thanks to Rochen.com : Sengers’ Blog (http://blog.nomore2pay.com/archives/76)
08-01-2008, 04:21 AM
I have been hosting for others and myself since 1997 and do not have much problems except for disaster like the earthquake or underground submarine cable being cut causing downtime for almost a day to recover.
My hosting service does not come with metering like those in Cpanel as we are using BSDRack. But if the bandwidth grows then upgrading will be neccessary to cater for the influx. Other than that, everything seems fine as there are no major crisis.
I am in Australia and host in the U.S. with Bluehost.
Australia doesn't really have any 'value for money' hosting services.
08-03-2008, 11:14 AM
I just signed up with ThePlanet hosting and am very happy with them.
Thyroid Blog (http://www.medicalonly.com)
I am in Australia and for my own sites that use linux (even the ones for Aussies) I host in the US because I haven't found any Australian ones that I can be happy with in terms of price or service.