Who do you host with?

Discussion in 'Hosting' started by Cormac, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member


    Nah :)
  2. enzo

    enzo New Member

    Ok thanks. For some reason I thought it was a lot cheaper.
    Mind you ... if you had a half decent site you could make €1200 per year from Google ads.
  3. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    You can get cheaper prices if you pay in advance, but the costs are unavoidable unless you're shoving it in a cupboard somewhere :)

  4. Sparks

    Sparks New Member

    Thou jesteth.
    When you say "half-decent", exactly how many tads off a squidgeen of hits per month are we talking about?
  5. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    The volume of traffic may help, but it's the type of traffic that matters.

    For example, this site had almost the same level of traffic last week as another site I manage, yet the earnings were completely different, as you lot don't click much on the adsense links :)

    (I'm not expecting you to either - it's more to prove a point)

    If you have a site that targets users that don't suffer from banner / adsense blindness you can earn quite well.

    Have a look at some of the threads in the adsense forum to get an idea
  6. Sparks

    Sparks New Member

    /me heads off to read the adsense forum
  7. Dan

    Dan New Member

    It was true, and it was a fair point.

    I'm not big into self-promotion, but I'd like to just say something about this. Until June of last year, the hosting at Digiweb wasn't given the attention it deserved. It had to be corrected, and I joined Digiweb last year to help make that happen.

    In September, we relaunched everything hosting related, and put a dedicated team of five people in place to handle it - every member with a good history of hosting support and real knowledge of this industry. We've also re-hauled all the technology that we use to get the right level of automation, monitoring and reliability that the users need. We're even opening our own datacentre within the next month.

    We're trying pretty hard to re-establish trust and confidence in what we are providing, and I like to think that we see some evidence of that returning.

    Lastly, I want to say sorry to people like kae, who we let down in the past. We won't let this happen again - we're back for good now.
  8. kae

    kae New Member

    Thanks Dan - sorry for the bad press; it really was painful at the time to try and get through to anyone who could help us when something went wrong.

    Admittedly, for the first few years (before the spread into other areas), the hosting support was very good. If you've gotten to that level again as you say, then we may be back to you again when we need a new server.
  9. davidbehan

    davidbehan New Member

    It'll take a bit to turn the image of Digiweb hosting around I'd say. I think a clear distinction between the hosting side of Digiweb and the broadband side is clearly distinguished for your prospects and customers. Personally I can't see myself ever hosting with them from an impression of the company I formed in a meeting about 6 years ago but I do wish you all the best with it and I hope you do well. Life must be a little different in Dundalk than Park West! :D



    p.s. hope to see you a bit involved on this forum too Dan! :)
  10. Dan

    Dan New Member

    Well, I imagine its changed a bit in six years...

    We're not in Dundalk, I'm afraid to say (but I do like Dundalk!) - we're in Blanchardstown. I miss the plaza in Park West though, too handy.
  11. davidbehan

    davidbehan New Member

    I agree but it was more the attitude of the people I met at the time... but I was young and inexperienced as well so maybe the attitude to me would be different now! :D

    They still have the main operation running out of Dundalk don't they? I thought they only moved to new buildings on the old by-pass in the past year or so or is everything moved to Blanch?
  12. jmcc

    jmcc Active Member

    It will be nice to see some competition at the top of the Irish hosting market again. :) The guys at the top (H365/Novara/Eircom/Blacknight/Irishdomains) need it.

  13. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Competition is always healthy :)
  14. H365 and Blacknight at the mo.

    Also LMFAO @ http://www.nouptime.com :D
  15. Gavin

    Gavin New Member

    I was just looking at the no uptime site again and I seen H365 & Blacknight ads at the bottom. :)
  16. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member


    It's no reflection on our service :)
  17. Gavin

    Gavin New Member

    Ha and there was me thinking I was buying downtime from you. :(
  18. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    It can easily be arranged :)

    /me disables Gavin's DNS
  19. Gavin

    Gavin New Member

    Nooooo please dont do it!!! :mad:

    You might actually being doing everyone a favour, including me. :D
  20. Tom

    Tom New Member

    Hosting only with Blacknight at the moment.

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