Although not central to the imaging workflow help I give to clients I have in the past helped some of them develop their websites and online presence.
Up till now I have recommended a few ancillary companies that have had a consistent and reliable service level, they have been:
easily.co.uk for domain name management.
godaddy.com for hosting
Unfortunately both these companies have now become unreliable:
|Easily.co.uk have introduced a new control panel that lacks the essential functionality of the old one and telephone support (whilst present) cannot directly help with essentials.|
|Godaddy are now using their industry dominant position to buy other hosting companies and are hiking charges as a result. Their recent “bait and switch” behaviour leaves a very sour taste.|
Fortunately there are companies that can offer much better service and reliability at reasonable cost, here are my current recommendations:
Domain name management: Google domains. Google understand the DNS system like no one else, prices are good and the interface is functional.
Website hosting: Krystal: I have now moved all my web hosting to Krystal, they are more competitive than goDaddy and offer a better standard of product with much more functionality included in the price. Highly recommended.
Clients wishing to transfer to the new services can get in touch with me if they need any help with the process or liaise with their in-house IT support.