[ILUG] Quality of Magnet, IBB, Smart or Digiweb hosting service?
jmcc at hackwatch.com
Fri Jan 30 21:51:02 GMT 2009
On Fri, 30 Jan 2009, Thomas Pedoussaut wrote:
> Kingsley G. Morse Jr. wrote:
> > Hi Braun, Greg, Conor, Steph and Owen,
> > Thanks for the heads up on better ISPs.
> > I was happy to see that Smart evidently has quite
> > competent admins.
> > Do any of you happen to know if Magnet, IBB, Smart
> > or Digiweb also hosts web sites, and if so, how
> > good their service is?
> Digiweb are the only real hoster of the list. Other probably offer a 50M
> static website as part of their business package.
A lot of other Irish hosters exist: Blacknight.com, Irishdomains.com,
Webworld.ie etc. The Irish ISP sector (apart from Digiweb.ie) has
consistently lost marketshare for the last few years and pureplay Hosting
Service Providers (HSPs) such as Blacknight, Irishdomains, Webworld and
previously Hosting365.ie that have taken over the market. In real terms
the HSPs have the majority of the market now. Digiweb.ie has made a
serious play for the dominance of the Irish hosting market and over the
last few years has grown the hosting aspect of its business dramatically.
The other ISPs such as Eircom.net and Esat.net have lost out. Esat.net
hosting has been dogged by poor quality management and the lack of any
clue when it came to retail hosting. Eircom.net has tried to get back in
the hosting business but a series of poor marketing decisions has limited
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