If we build your website, must you use us for hosting?
It is very highly recommended that we provide you with hosting if we are developing a site for you. The Joomla CMS requires certain applications and services to be running on the server, and we know our servers have been correctly optimised for this.
Although many hosting companies run comparable software, we know from experience that there can be issues with different configurations and software versions. If you particularly wish to use your own choice of hosting company, then we will try and accomodate your request, but it will be dependent upon technical compatibility, and it may restrict our ability to support your site.
Depending upon the specification of your site, if you host with us your site will be hosted on servers managed by our hosting partners Siteground.
Alternative hosting companies that we know to be compatible and have sites hosted with:
UK / Europe
Siteground (highly recommended supplier if you wish to manage your own hosting)
Zen Internet (Linux - Silver Package and above)
Siteground (we highly recommend Siteground for hosting in the US/Canada)
In all cases where hosting is not on our own hosting service, we require direct cPanel access in order to install and manage the site.
Hosting companies where we know of configuration and/or security problems:
Namesco - we would not wish to host a site with Namesco due to security and PHP versioning problems (last checked 2013)
New Net - can be done, but requires special configuration (last checked 2011)
123-Reg - horribly slow server response / loading times (last checked 2015)