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The Joomla Hosting List: February update

Like I announced a few months ago, I’ve started to keep a list of hosting providers that are or aren’t suitable for Joomla Hosting.  I’ve decided to add three more companies to the list, based on recent experiences with them.  Two companies offer their services in Belgium; the third offers it’s services in the UP.I.

Added to recommended Hosters:

  • Priorweb, Linux hosting plan (Belgium):  Very suitable for Joomla hosting.  Everything works as it should.  If I’m not mistaken, their hosting plan can be “shared” by more than one site.  link Price: Unknown
  • Hostpapa, Shared Linux Hosting (U.K based): A very solid hosting provider.  Offer includes cPanel with tons of options.  Very generous with storage, bandwidth, databases… Offers the option to use an installer for the most popular web packages, including Joomla.  link +/- £65 a year

Added to Hosters to avoid: 

  • Hostyou, Shared Linux: Offers what seems to be an attractive deal, (options to choose between mysql 4 or 5, php4 or php5) but isn’t suitable for Joomla.  Reason:  Critical files need their file permissions set to 777 to be writable.  The same applies to any file / folder you want to make changes to.  Their tech support acknowledges the problem, and couldn’t offer an alternative solution.  An alternative Hosting provider, maybe?

The full list is here: 

  • Recommended in BELGIUM:
  • Linux hosting Intro (Hostbasket N.V, location: Antwerp, Belgium):  While a bit more expensive than other “Shared” solutions, the packages offered by Hostbasket are suited for Joomla perfectly.  I’ve yet to experience a problem.  The sites are fast, you can use all Joomla options (including SEF URL’s) and the support is excellent.  link +/- €120 a year
  • Linux hosting Advanced (Hostbasket N.V, location: Antwerp, Belgium):  See above, with the difference that you get “more” like more bandwidth, a bigger database, etc. etc.  Both packages can be expanded with more bandwidth, storage, databases, etc. etc. link  +/-  €210 a year
  • Priorweb, Linux hosting plan (Belgium):  Very suitable for Joomla hosting.  Everything works as it should.  If I’m not mistaken, their hosting plan can be “shared” by more than one site.  link Price: Unknown
  • Recommended in the U.K
  • Hostpapa, Shared Linux Hosting (U.K based): A very solid hosting provider.  Offer includes cPanel with tons of options.  Very generous with storage, bandwidth, databases… Offers the option to use an installer for the most popular web packages, including Joomla.  link +/- £65 a year

NOT recommended in BELGIUM / ACROSS EUROPE

  • One.com:  Yes, they’re cheap.  But their shared linux solutions are a Joomla disaster.  Forget about SEF, and forget about custom PHP pages just as well.  Their dramatic performance is widely discussed on difference internet forums.
  • Hostyou, Shared Linux: Offers what seems to be an attractive deal, (options to choose between mysql 4 or 5, php4 or php5) but isn’t suitable for Joomla.  Reason:  Critical files need their file permissions set to 777 to be writable.  The same applies to any file / folder you want to make changes to.  Their tech support acknowledges the problem, and couldn’t offer an alternative solution.  An alternative Hosting provider, maybe?

 

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