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Recommend me a domain & hosting that is cheap and good please

Post by deepndark » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:41 am

I used to be a client of 1 & 1 but they are now a 1 & 1 IONOS and don't accept Finnish clients anymore.
I'd like to buy a domain and host my upcoming forum, so please recommend me something that is cheap enough and is easy to use, if possible.

Thanks in advance.
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Post by KevC » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:42 am

We cannot really recommend a host, but we do recommend that you visit WebHostingTalk.
These topics just turn in to spamfests where everyone mentions who they host with so you don't really learn anything.
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Post by deepndark » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:03 am

KevC wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:42 am
We cannot really recommend a host, but we do recommend that you visit WebHostingTalk.
These topics just turn in to spamfests where everyone mentions who they host with so you don't really learn anything.
Ok, but why do you think they don't do the same over there as well?

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Post by KevC » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:06 am

Because that's a site dedicated to discussing hosting and which one best fits what you want.
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Post by deepndark » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:11 am

KevC wrote:
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Because that's a site dedicated to discussing hosting and which one best fits what you want.
Ok, I registered over there, thanks a lot KevC! :)

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Post by deepndark » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:28 am

But does anyone know why 1 & 1 deosn't accept finnish or estonian clients anymore?

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Post by david63 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:43 am

deepndark wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:28 am
But does anyone know why 1 & 1 deosn't accept finnish or estonian clients anymore?
Have you asked them?

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Post by deepndark » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:51 am

david63 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:43 am
deepndark wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:28 am
But does anyone know why 1 & 1 deosn't accept finnish or estonian clients anymore?
Have you asked them?
I tried to register a domain via their site, but estonian and finnish countries are not possible to choose from their country list anymore. I used to be their client when they were 1 & 1. Now they are called 1 & 1 IONOS. You can try it yourself here: https://www.ionos.com/
Just go there and try to buy a domain there, you can't as estonians and finns are not there over the country list anymore. Anyone cares to confirm? Just don't go as far as buying it off.

And, they want me to have an account to be able to get in touch. Their site has "leave your number - we call you back" but they don't accept my mobile number either. Mission inpossible.

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Post by deepndark » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:05 pm

david63 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:43 am
deepndark wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:28 am
But does anyone know why 1 & 1 deosn't accept finnish or estonian clients anymore?
Have you asked them?
Anyone cares to leave your number over the bottom of their site to ask why Finnish and Estonians are hated? https://www.ionos.com/

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Re: Recommend me a domain & hosting that is cheap and good please

Post by warmweer » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:13 pm

deepndark wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:05 pm
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Anyone cares to leave your number over the bottom of their site to ask why Finnish and Estonians are hated? https://www.ionos.com/
The "hate" part is your interpretation.
Perhaps there are specific (new?) rules and regulations.
I know 2 Dutch hosting providers that only offer hosting (and domainnames) to Dutch nationals.

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Post by deepndark » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:21 pm

warmweer wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:13 pm
deepndark wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:05 pm
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Anyone cares to leave your number over the bottom of their site to ask why Finnish and Estonians are hated? https://www.ionos.com/
The "hate" part is your interpretation.
Perhaps there are specific (new?) rules and regulations.
I know 2 Dutch hosting providers that only offer hosting (and domainnames) to Dutch nationals.
They are www firm, thus www firms should not call themselves a www firm as www menans "worldwide".

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:32 pm

they are not a www firm. that means nothing about what type of firm they are or what services they may or may not provide.

here is my suggestion. don't buy your domain name from the same company that you buy your hosting from.

use search and find a domain registrar. there are many of them and they are all the same service so pick the best price.

then use http://webhostingtalk.com to do your research about what the best hosing company is for your needs.
phpbb does not require a lot of resources until/unless you get many thousands of visitors/posts etc.

as long as the hosting company provides php and a database that is about all you have to worry about.

and finally, how would anyone here know the answers to all of your questions about why any given hosting company does anything?

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