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Aug 22, 2004, 02:08 AM
 
So where do you guys host your websites?
happy? unhappy?
Quality?
I'm considering paying for the service, but would like some opinions first.

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Aug 22, 2004, 05:56 AM
 
I happened to find a hot deal a little while back from www.1and1.com where they gave you 3 years of a premium package that normally cost $40/month for free. I don't even have a page built yet, I just registered for a domain name through them for $5/year and use it to host files and pictures when needed. I do have a friend who I refered to the same deal who has since built a very nice page and is actually hosting a movie file for "ill will press" and has had no complaints. They seem to be a very reputable company for what it's worth, and their interface is pretty nice... so I can't complain!
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Aug 22, 2004, 09:09 AM
 
It's all personal preference, and I also wish this was a sticky

I use www.totalchoicehosting.com with godaddy.com as my registrar.
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Aug 22, 2004, 11:24 AM
 
probably over the top for most, but we rent our own server from managed.com
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Aug 22, 2004, 04:41 PM
 
I'll second www.totalchoicehosting.com . They offer a great deal of services and are extremely reliable compared to other cheaper hosts that I've used also.

I use www.mydomain.com for all of my domain name registering needs and I have never had a problem with them and their service. $7.50 a year
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Aug 22, 2004, 11:10 PM
 
I use godaddy. Highest recommendation.
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Aug 23, 2004, 10:31 AM
 
Originally posted by DUNSEL:
I use godaddy. Highest recommendation.
godaddy has been good to me as well.
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Aug 25, 2004, 05:03 PM
 
I host my (very small) site at home now on my DSL, but I used to use PHPWebHosting and was extremely pleased with the reliability and service.
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Aug 26, 2004, 09:49 AM
 
My internet provider hosting has FTP but it's slow and not good as expected.
Geocities is fast but upload is slow.
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Aug 26, 2004, 11:06 AM
 
Originally posted by genevish:
I host my (very small) site at home now on my DSL, but I used to use PHPWebHosting and was extremely pleased with the reliability and service.
I use them now, and I'm just as pleased.
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Aug 27, 2004, 04:16 AM
 
I use XCalibre here in the UK. I've got loads of domains & websites with them

They're not the cheapest, but I can call them up and get problems sorted out in minutes rather than waiting in an email support queue

I'd be keen to hear what other people in the UK are using and the support they get from it


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Aug 27, 2004, 04:56 AM
 
Originally posted by mrwalker:
I use XCalibre here in the UK. I've got loads of domains & websites with them

They're not the cheapest, but I can call them up and get problems sorted out in minutes rather than waiting in an email support queue

I'd be keen to hear what other people in the UK are using and the support they get from it


-mrwalker
thanks for that link. i need new hosts soon.

as for PHPwebhosting, it really does depend on which server you got dumped on. some are faultless; others are a nightmare and go down more often than a $10 whore on a double shift.
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Aug 27, 2004, 01:20 PM
 
Thanks for that insight, Philz ! I've wondered what goes on with one of my PHPWebHosting sights but not the other. Do you think it's worth asking to get moved to another of there servers? ever done that?
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Aug 27, 2004, 02:08 PM
 
Originally posted by Love Calm Quiet:
Thanks for that insight, Philz ! I've wondered what goes on with one of my PHPWebHosting sights but not the other. Do you think it's worth asking to get moved to another of there servers? ever done that?
if you hassle them enough, they will do it. just hope they put you on a good one, and not another quirky one.
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Aug 28, 2004, 10:37 PM
 
Originally posted by egleband83:
I'll second www.totalchoicehosting.com . They offer a great deal of services and are extremely reliable compared to other cheaper hosts that I've used also.
Yep. I concur.
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Aug 29, 2004, 11:35 PM
 
We've used www.dreamhost.com for a couple years and have found them very reliable. They offer PHP and MySQL, an ecommerce system etc etc. No phone support; very good email support. Tons of storage and bandwidth. Also, they include QT streaming.
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Aug 30, 2004, 10:24 AM
 
Gosh, to hijack a thread or start a duplicate one, how to not do wrong

I'm looking for a web host with the following requirements:

- unix SSH/telnet access, full shell, cron jobs
- PHP, Perl, mySQL
- Tomcat/JSP
- 5-6 TLDs, 30+ subdomains.
- FTP accts that can be restricted to TLD/subdomain
- email accts per TLD/subdomain
- majordomo would be a major plus (mailman does not have a full admin-by-email interface)

hostforweb has this (except majordomo), but their support is becoming increasingly bad (they blame cpanel and throw up their hands and/or try and claim the problem is on my side without investigating known cpanel bugs).

Totalchoice seems to not offer shell access anymore.
Dreamhost doesn't make any mention of Java support.

So anything out there that offers this?

Thanks,
Mike
     
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Aug 30, 2004, 03:09 PM
 
I found that these guys are very good a little on the pricy side but they are really good with service and I can call them up and they will fix a problem in minutes.

Here is the site
Http://www.hostonfiber.com/

Here are there features
www.yourname.com - Ability to host yourdomain.com, .net, .org, or any other extension that is currently supported on the net.*
FLEXIBLE Disk Usage
FLEXIBLE Data Transfer**
UNLIMITED Sub-Domains
Fiber Optic connection!
MySQL Database
Stable Linux Servers
Apache Web Servers
Qmail Email Servers
Secure DNS Servers
Microsoft FrontPage« Server Extensions
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UNLIMITED POP3/IMAP E-Mail Accounts
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SSL (on e-mail request)
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15 Minute Account Setup

There $14.95 per month! (Canadian I think)
     
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Aug 30, 2004, 03:40 PM
 
Originally posted by quietjim:
We've used www.dreamhost.com for a couple years and have found them very reliable. They offer PHP and MySQL, an ecommerce system etc etc. No phone support; very good email support. Tons of storage and bandwidth. Also, they include QT streaming.
DreamHost seems to be hit and miss. When I was looking for a new host a few months ago, I tried them out. Got 2 days of downtime as a welcome present. Safe to say I was out of there rather fast
     
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Sep 1, 2004, 08:15 PM
 
Lunarpages.com has been really good to me. PHP/MySQL, email, control panel, etc...
     
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Sep 2, 2004, 02:09 AM
 
I'm with DreamHost (referral link) and have been very happy with them for the past year.
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Sep 2, 2004, 11:24 AM
 
Originally posted by OptimusG4:
It's all personal preference, and I also wish this was a sticky

I use www.totalchoicehosting.com with godaddy.com as my registrar.
How long have you been using them? Those prices are really nice.

As for me I use Domainsvision.com for hosting and have been for close to 4 years now and registerfly.com for domain names.
     
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Sep 14, 2004, 10:40 PM
 
Originally posted by E's Lil Theorem:
I'm with http://www.dreamhost.com/rewards.cgi?docholliday814 DreamHost and have been very happy with them for the past year.
Seconded. Excellent email support too. But it would nave been nice to tell people that you're putting your affiliate link into the link above, don't you think?
     
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Sep 17, 2004, 09:05 PM
 
I've used the free Spymac service, it's not too bad, I used to host through my cable connection and that worked well. When I switched to Verizon DSL they block port 80 and while it isn't too hard to work around it was a pain in the ass.
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 08:22 PM
 
www.mediatemple.net

It's the ONLY place to host if you're a serious web developer.
     
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Oct 3, 2004, 08:53 PM
 
http://www.globat.com/

anyone know anything about these guys???
     
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Oct 4, 2004, 01:51 AM
 
Originally posted by nredman:
http://www.globat.com/ anyone know anything about these guys???
For $1 a month, there's something wrong.
You get what you pay for, so buyer beware.

If you trust that, you might as well go here:
www.1dollarwebhosting.com

All seem like a sham to me, but it all depends on how reliable a host you require.
Talk to ANY reputable web developer, and I guarantee the names that will often come up:

www.mediatemple.net
www.2advanced.net
www.tilted.com
www.verio.com
www.interland.com

I have worked, or do work with every one of these and can comfortably say they're all very good hosts. Sure, they're not $1 - but a good host is NOT where to save money.
     
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Oct 5, 2004, 03:36 PM
 
Originally posted by Truepop:
How long have you been using them? Those prices are really nice.

As for me I use Domainsvision.com for hosting and have been for close to 4 years now and registerfly.com for domain names.
Been using almost a year now and have experienced no difficulties at all. And their support is top notch: the longest I've waited for a response is 2 hours.
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Oct 6, 2004, 10:18 AM
 
I use Powweb.com and WebSiteSource.com

I've been happy with both.
     
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Oct 6, 2004, 09:15 PM
 
i recently brought my business to WestHost I have been very happy with their service and the 20 gb transfer with 1.25 gb space for 16 dollars a month is a great deal in my opnion. i have had no downtime, and they have 24 hour tech support via phone. i dunno if the deal is over but they also offered 2 free years of domain and waived the set up fees. Great host, order at the beginning of the month as they charge you for a full month even if registered at end of the month.


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Oct 11, 2004, 09:37 AM
 
been reading good reviews on these guys...anyone know anything about them?


http://www.ipowerweb.com/
     
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Oct 11, 2004, 10:05 AM
 
Originally posted by Jan Van Boghout:
DreamHost seems to be hit and miss. When I was looking for a new host a few months ago, I tried them out. Got 2 days of downtime as a welcome present. Safe to say I was out of there rather fast
They had a huge DoS attack right around that time. In my full year of using them, that was the only time I had extended downtime. I highly recommend them. Their support, price, communication, and features are all excellent.
     
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Oct 11, 2004, 05:08 PM
 
What about surpasshosting.com?

They offer a ton of space compared to other hosts and the prices are great.
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Oct 13, 2004, 03:20 AM
 
Host Orange roxors my boxors.
Especially for multiple domain hosting with sub-domains. All at an obscenely reasonable price.



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Oct 14, 2004, 09:13 AM
 
I use infopop for my message board and a little website stuff.
Not cheap, but for $99 a Month I get 30Gigs of traffic and 750 megs of storage.
They have a great control panel and rock solid service and help.
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Oct 14, 2004, 09:45 AM
 
Originally posted by Buck_Naked:
I use infopop for my message board and a little website stuff.
Not cheap, but for $99 a Month I get 30Gigs of traffic and 750 megs of storage.
They have a great control panel and rock solid service and help.
Infopop.com
Wow. You are getting ripped off. For $20 a month you can get 64GB of bandwidth and 2.5GB of storage at Dreamhost. Their support staff is also rock solid, and their control panel is amazing. They have a great spam filter, and a ton of features.

And if you love me, click my referrer link!
     
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Oct 14, 2004, 04:32 PM
 
Originally posted by Turias:
Wow. You are getting ripped off. For $20 a month you can get 64GB of bandwidth and 2.5GB of storage at Dreamhost. Their support staff is also rock solid, and their control panel is amazing. They have a great spam filter, and a ton of features.

And if you love me, click my referrer link!
Thanks for the advert, but I mostly use Infopop for their turn-key message board.
     
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Oct 14, 2004, 04:35 PM
 
Originally posted by Mastrap:
... But it would nave been nice to tell people that you're putting your affiliate link into the link above, don't you think?
I suppose so. I just fixed it. Better late than never, or so I hear.
     
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Oct 14, 2004, 11:59 PM
 
Guys,

Like I said above surpasshosting offers way more space.. for $15/month you get 10000MB and 100GB of bandwidth. I've yet to find someone offering the same amount of space for similar pricing.
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Oct 15, 2004, 02:46 AM
 
Pricing is not always the only determinant.
As long as you'e happy, and get the service you require, I'm happy for you.
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Oct 15, 2004, 09:59 AM
 
I enjoy my service with http://www.ipowerweb.com
     
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Oct 15, 2004, 02:48 PM
 
dreamhost.com has a coupon code [ 777 ]. sign up for the cheapest package for 1 year, put the coupon in and you get a year & a domain for $9.24.
if you choose this could you say i reffered you?
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Oct 21, 2004, 09:02 PM
 
Def go wtih www.asmallorange.com they are great. I just signed up with them and I am nothing short of pleased.

They too have a referal system so if you end of using them just type in Zach Magid
     
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Oct 22, 2004, 07:47 PM
 
Are there any that offer unlimited bandwidth for a reasonable price? Or high bandwidth for a good price.
     
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Oct 24, 2004, 02:45 AM
 
To my knowledge, NO reputable host will EVER offer unlimited bandwidth.
     
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Oct 24, 2004, 03:58 PM
 
Originally posted by Eyenovation:
To my knowledge, NO reputable host will EVER offer unlimited bandwidth.
Ok,how but one that offers the best bandwidth for the buck?
     
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Oct 24, 2004, 04:33 PM
 
You're going to get a variety of answers on that.
Check out anything from

http://www.1dollarwebhosting.com

to

http://www.mediatemple.net


My advice-- pick a host that you KNOW will be there when the Sh*t hits the fan.
     
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Oct 26, 2004, 06:20 AM
 
Originally posted by Eyenovation:
To my knowledge, NO reputable host will EVER offer unlimited bandwidth.
hostultra.com used to. I don't know if they still do or not though. I just decided to host my Website on my own after a while. I like to be able to know whats going on with my servers.
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 01:17 AM
 
Originally posted by quadraphonic:
What about surpasshosting.com?

They offer a ton of space compared to other hosts and the prices are great.
I use them, they are fine. Not great, but then I moved to them after running my own servers, so I doubt I consider anything great
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Feb 10, 2005, 05:25 PM
 
Okay, I was comparing plans today and need to figure out something about multiple domains. I was looking at surpasshosting.com's shared plans and it turns out if you get multiple domains in one account, only one is the "real" domain, and the rest use that URL-forwarding trick, so that if a browser is using a secondary domain, the URL displayed never changes as the user navigates the site. I hate that.

So I'm wondering: is this par for the course, or are there hosts that will let me do real multiple domains on a single account at comparable prices (i.e. <$20/mo.)? Do surpass's reseller accounts (using an admin tool called WHM) work the same way?

I'm also wondering why this thread isn't sticky..

Thanks.
Y.
     
 
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