where should I host my website

aueddonlineaueddonline Member Posts: 611 ■■□□□□□□□□
I have a couple options for hosting my site,

1) I have a 2MB upload speed at home thanks to a free upgrade from my ISP so I could host it there on Apache, I would just need to get an entry level bit of hardware from somewhere.

2) find a hosting package somewhere, I guess I could pay upto 120 pounds a year for this.

What is the best option here, I'm hoping i'll have a large amounts of hits on the site so I want it to be responsive, although the hosting packages say "Unlimited Bandwidth" they don't say what upload to expect.

Thanks for any help making my mind up on this one
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    stuh84stuh84 Member Posts: 503
    Hosting providers usually have redundancy, much faster links, and will not fall under high usage (or at least not as quick as a home server on a broadband connection).

    If you are hoping for lots of hits, external hosting is a no brainer unless you have an entire core network infrastructure.
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    aueddonlineaueddonline Member Posts: 611 ■■□□□□□□□□
    cool, I like decisions that don't involve a brain
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    DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,214 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I've used several in the past. A google search for webhosting should bring up several different possibilities. Read a few of them, and see what they offer for the price.
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    aueddonlineaueddonline Member Posts: 611 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Anyone got anything good to say about a hosting service in the UK?
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    za3bourza3bour Member Posts: 1,062 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I'm using hostgator ,i've been with them for more than 5 years they have great prices and excellent support (very fast response) I started with a normal account and now have dedicated servers with them. I used in the past Intemedia.net which was good though but they are in the US as well but a google search should give good reviews about hosting companies in the UK.
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    Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,620 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I use Bounceweb. For $85/year I get a static IP with unlimited disk and bandwidth. It is shared hosting so the extra IP is necessary if you want any kind of legit SSL going on. If you're a SomethingAwful goon check the SAMart to get a coupon code that will save you 40%.
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    Warsh1pWarsh1p Member Posts: 66 ■■□□□□□□□□
    When I used to make Postnuke, osCommerce and ZenCart websites as a young teen I used Hawkins Hosting and Neosurge. I don't know any UK specific web hosters.
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