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I have 100 Mgb of free space from my ISP, Plusnet, which is now owned by BT.

Have just read that BT planned to cancel all free space back in 2012.

Did this actually take place?

And if it did is there a danger they may do the same thing to customers of Plusnet?

I need an additional 100 Mgb of web space for a big development I have in mind.

But these days it seems free space comes with monthly subs for the ISPs own software tools to create your web site & you loose your web pages if you cancel the contract!

So although no longer happy with the service provided by Plusnet I dare not leave!

Advice on where to get space without strings attached AND a good service would be really appreciated.

Holywell House
http://www.holywellhousepublishing.co.uk/index.html
 

Mark.J

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Firstly it's 100MB for MegaBytes and not Mgb, whatever that is :).

Secondly PlusNet, while owned by BT, are technically independent of BT in many respects and so this is more a question for PlusNet themselves to answer. It also depends upon whether that "free" webspace you reference came with a paid product or some sort of free 0845 dialup from back in the day? Either way, PlusNet will be able to answer.

You can find plenty of free web hosts out there but generally if you're planning a proper project then I'd stump up just a few pounds a month and pay for a proper host, thus leaving your home connection free to switch ISPs or from any other future concerns.
 

NickC4555

Regular Member
Webspace that comes 'free' with ISP accounts is generally oversold, i.e. they have far less capacity than customers and rely on only a small proportion of them being active at the same time. Obviously, this is not always the case, and that's when your website grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, the same is true of a lot of budget hosting providers, so it pays to read independent reviews before you sign up. I have had a Cloud reseller account with Vidahost for a couple of years and can recommend them unconditionally.
 
I have 100 Mgb of free space from my ISP, Plusnet, which is now owned by BT.

Have just read that BT planned to cancel all free space back in 2012.

Did this actually take place?

And if it did is there a danger they may do the same thing to customers of Plusnet?

I need an additional 100 Mgb of web space for a big development I have in mind.

But these days it seems free space comes with monthly subs for the ISPs own software tools to create your web site & you loose your web pages if you cancel the contract!

So although no longer happy with the service provided by Plusnet I dare not leave!

Advice on where to get space without strings attached AND a good service would be really appreciated.

Holywell House
http://www.holywellhousepublishing.co.uk/index.html



You could try the Amazon Web Services free tier it provides enough resources to run your own virtual server in the cloud for a year (after which you have to pay as you go - or if you exceed the limits in a month they charge you excess).
 
https://www.digitalocean.com/ is pretty good if you need a server and will be using Crons, SSH etc. If you need cheap shared hosting, then http://111webhost.com/ is amazing value for money and they help you when you need it.

If you have quite a big project, then I would recommend going for digital ocean as the support and value for money is superb and it's recommended by a lot of big web developers.
 

AAuser27

Top Member
If you had an account prior to the changes with PN then you get to keep it anyway which I am sure the OP has since discovered
 

AAuser27

Top Member
I just pay £7 a month and get my own Kimsufi dedicated server, 2TB/4GB/100/100 can't really whinge at the price.

However, DigitalOcean is also fab i've got a grandfathered account.
 
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