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dp2010
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Hosting with Plusnet

I have a domain name hosted by Madasafish and I am at moment using Web Mail only.
I want to transfer this to Plusnet and have it all under one account along with a new home phone and broadband package.
Sales say that hosting is not done any more.
can this be confirmed please.
Hope i am in the right section.
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Re: Hosting with Plusnet

We (read: Plusnet) could host the email element of the domain, but sales are right to tell you that web hosting is no longer available. Moving the domain from MAAF to Plusnet is also likely to require that somebody manually corrects some of the back-end databases as I don't think the system handles the situation very gracefully.

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Re: Hosting with Plusnet

....and there are lots of much cheaper companies to host your domain.

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dp2010
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Re: Hosting with Plusnet

Bob Pullen
Many thanks for reply.
Is this link http://www.plus.net/support/hosting/domains/domainin.shtml
obsolete information in regards to Plusnet
Thanks
Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Re: Hosting with Plusnet

Hi dp2010,
It is still relevant but only for legacy account holders (or those on newer accounts who've kept legacy components when they upgraded). We've still a large number of customers who use the hosting platform, that's why the information is still on the site. I could request that it gets amended to state as such if you like?
dp2010
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Re: Hosting with Plusnet

Thanks to all.
Matt if you feel that it might be hepful to others then I leave it in your hands.
You have gien me what I needed.
Thanks
DP2010
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Re: Hosting with Plusnet

Quote from: Strat
....and there are lots of much cheaper companies to host your domain.

I have just transferred in from TalkTalk who bought out F2S but my domain is still hosted by them (or Register.com or Nominet I know not which?)
Who do you suggest I get to host my domain if Plusnet are not interested?
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Re: Hosting with Plusnet

I would host your domain with 123-reg and park your domain with PlusNet only if you have webspace from PlusNet, if you do not have webspace from PlusNet you can get Free webspace from 000webhost.com and you can park your domain with them for Free.
Hope this helps.
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Re: Hosting with Plusnet

Thanks for that.
Now a question (forgive me if it's stupid) i never did understand the difference between hosting a website and hosting e-mail. When I was first with f2s I had a website and personalised e-mail with what seemed to be the same domain name. I didn't maintain the website so finished up just using the e-mail. Now I want to initially host my e-mail then eventually get back to creating a website.
I have been on the webhost.com website and "hosted" my domain with them now can I use this for e-mail?
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Midnight_Caller
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Re: Hosting with Plusnet

With 000webhost.com you get 5 Free E-mail Addresses.
You can use the same domain name for your E-mail Addresses and website hosting.
Hope this helps.
Boxersoft
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Re: Hosting with Plusnet

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park your domain with PlusNet only if you have webspace from PlusNet

Hi. Thanks for the heads-up on 000webhost.com. I belong to a very small cash-strapped not-for-profit organisation who want a database-backed web site, and 000webhost.com sound like they might be just what we need.
Just out of interest: given that 000webhost.com seem to provide webspace, PHP & MySQL free, what are the advantages of parking with PlusNet even if you do have webspace etc. there?
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Re: Hosting with Plusnet

If you do have webspace like me for example my main site www.dhea.org.uk is on F9 / PlusNet Servers, I have unlimited email addresses from F9 for any of my Domains that are pointed at F9.
Hope that helps
Boxersoft
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Re: Hosting with Plusnet

Thanks Gary, I don't think a cap of 5 mail addresses would be an issue for the site I have in mind. It probably wouldn't be for my own domain either, come to that. With 000webhost.com offering MySQL 5.x it might make sense for me to move my own domain over there at some point if unlimited email accounts is the key advantage of parking on PlusNet, to be honest.
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Just out of kureosity what is the organisation?  That you are involved with.
I am involved with a number of organisations, you can see a list of sites that I own or run here
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Oh the key advantage for me is a UK Technical Support Center that I can Phone.
Boxersoft
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Re: Hosting with Plusnet

It's a rare-breed cattle association.