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I have a client who has a wordpress site that she is looking to move over from Crazy Domains. This is not something I ever really have to look at in the course of my work, so I actually don't really know who is good these days.

Looking for something secure, with good uptime and with good customer service. Australian based would be preferred, but this is not a dealbreaker. She is not pulling huge amounts of traffic or doing anything terribly sophisticated so a shared hosting plan probably the go.

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Most of my clients with small-ish websites are using Hostgator. None of them have ever reported any issues and have never had any problems with customer service or down times etc.

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Add Hawkhost to the two mentioned above, and you probably have the 3 most highly regarded budget hosts around.

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we use Below for Our Clients..

https://www.webaccess.com.au/hosting.html

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I have two servers I use. One based in Perth, the other in the US. I've been providing webhosting services for several years and concentrate almost completely on Wordpress for clients. Let me know if I can assist.

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I have two servers I use. One based in Perth, the other in the US. I've been providing webhosting services for several years and concentrate almost completely on Wordpress for clients. Let me know if I can assist.
Yeah, sure thing. Let me know the details and I'll pass it on.

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Hostgator is cheap and fairly reliable. If this is a Australia targeted blog page speed might suffer a little bit as their servers are based in Dallas, TX. However if it is a simple site this won't be a big issue.

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I have two servers I use. One based in Perth, the other in the US. I've been providing webhosting services for several years and concentrate almost completely on Wordpress for clients. Let me know if I can assist.
Question (and this is based on my own experience as a hosting reseller for my clients before deciding it wasn't the game for me): Do you offer 24/7 support if a hosted site goes down, or email stops working?

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I am running two wordpress websites on bluehost.com. Support is surprisingly good, while US$4.95/mo looks like a killer deal. No speed issues.

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Hi guys,

I have a client who has a wordpress site that she is looking to move over from Crazy Domains. This is not something I ever really have to look at in the course of my work, so I actually don't really know who is good these days.

Looking for something secure, with good uptime and with good customer service. Australian based would be preferred, but this is not a dealbreaker. She is not pulling huge amounts of traffic or doing anything terribly sophisticated so a shared hosting plan probably the go.

Hi, Handsome

I host quite a few sites, most of which are Wordpress-based. I have experience in moving WP sites between servers and making them more secure.

I am based in Adelaide but at the moment my server is in the US (I get the capacity I need at a lower price than I could get here in Australia -- though I always put service reliability ahead of cost!). The business that hosts my server there also acts as a backup support team, so if something happens in the middle of the night, they can look at it (although I do have a monitoring service that will try and contact me 24x7 if the server doesn't respond to pings for more than a couple of minutes).

Your client can find out more about uptime, costs, etc., on my site (www.inveress.net) and of course they can email me for more details.

Cheers,
Peter.

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