My webhost, Bargain Host is a complete con. Go check out IhateBargainHost and see the customer feedback about them.
I was thinking that I may be able to get permission from my company's boss to use his server as a webhost, free. The company has quite a fast connection for one its size, 100Mbits, and seems to be mostly idle anyway.
First off, would a 100Mbit connection be fast enough to host a website? My website is not a public one, I just share its contents amongst friends & family, so I am not expecting heavy traffic.
Secondly, what work is involved in transferring my website? Since there has been a recent exodus of Bargainhost customers leaving because of lousy service (I mean REALLY lousy), the idiot, (cut), has introduced a transfer fee from them of Â£25 to squeeze more money out of this failing scam of his. Can I just bypass him entirely and contact whoever regulates domain names and tell them to transfer it to a new IP of my choosing? I have the contents backed up in my HDD so I can start anew once I have a server up and running.
Thirdly, what kind of punitive/retaliatory action can I take against a webhosting company which fails to live up to providing service for the contracted time and changes the terms of the contract before its expiry date? I am not interested in consumer watchdogs. That will just hurt his number of customers (or should I say suckers). I am interested in legal action which will put the loser behind bars or give him a well-deserved fine. From what I read from other Bargainhost lamenting websites, the guy has been quite an active con artist, involved in other scams and it is time for justice to be brought down on him - hard and painfully. Wishing every misfortune known to man on his family and him is nice, but does not make me feel any better. :a :a :a :a :a :a
Fourth, can anyone recommend a good webhost situated in the UK, with reliable service and a proven track record, as well as some third party consumer associations which recommend it?