Your favorite web hosting company?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Hosting' started by Vishal P. Rao, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Choosing a web hosting company is one of the toughest decisions of a website owner. Most of the time there is a compromise between pricing and service. It's pretty tough to find both under one company. There is nothing compared to the reassured feeling of having hosted your website with the best, without having to burn a hole in your pocket.

    Please list your favorite web hosting company, the plan you are hosted and what makes you stay with them.

    All my sites are hosted with pair.com under the Advanced plan ($17.95/month). The reason that made me sign up (and stay) with them is...

    * Ability to host multiple domains under same account @ $1/month for each extra domain name
    * Cost effective
    * Superb support
    * Transparency. They list the status (uptime) of their servers for everyone to see on their website
     
  2. netjobs

    netjobs Member

    I am using cheaphostservers.com for my sites, its costs me just $15/year and more likely I love there Fantastico (free scripts with auto installation) and 99.99% uptime... [​IMG]
     
  3. WhitePhoenix

    WhitePhoenix New Member

    I use Webstrike Solutions. They're based out of Australia. In the last 5 years that I have subscribed with them, I have never been down.

    One of the main things I looked for with a webhost was their availability. While it may be impractical to phone them with any issues, the few questions that I have asked them via email were responded to within one day or less.

    I pay roughly $35 a year and have been very satisfied.
     
  4. ann

    ann New Member

    $10 per month with Global Domains International gets you a whole website package which includes free hosting/url forwarding. You can easily create your own site - no software to buy and an income opportunity to boot. We're having fun creating our site and being able to converse with people from around the world has been really neat! Ann
     
  5. wahweb

    wahweb New Member

    I personally like hostland.com - its 50$ /mth for up to 5,000 websites.

    Ive used it for about 6 months now with no complaints, except that its not CPanel based (its proprietary).

    If you have alot of sites, its the most cost effective way to go, IMHO.

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  6. arunkumarsuri

    arunkumarsuri New Member

    My site is hosted at Cashhosters of lotsmorehosting. I have chosen it as it comes free as part of my Platinum membership of another program and I do not have to pay for it separately. The membership has several other benefits including free leads. Another advantage is that I can upload my files using the cpanel and need not bother about a ftp client. The support is quite good. I think it is a good package as a whole.
     
  7. gudangemas

    gudangemas New Member

    I would say http://www.awardspace.com because it's free.
    It can host 2 domain, 5 subdomain, PHP, Perl/CGI-BIN, 1 MySQL Database, FTP/FrontPage Access.

    It might be not suitable for someone with a sophisticated site, but for my website, it has all the features that I need.
     
  8. AGELREP

    AGELREP New Member

    netjobs, do you have an email address, would like to ask you about your cheaphostserver site

    thanks

    Agel

    PS - anyone interested in learning more about Agel? [Affiliate link removed - Admin] is a great place to start!

    contact me for more
     
  9. AGELREP

    AGELREP New Member

    netjobs, my email address is salesagel@hotmail.com

    email me there and we can talk?

    thanks
     
  10. AGELREP

    AGELREP New Member

    netjobs, you around. Email me at salesagel@hotmail.com so i can talk to you about the site you referred. thanks
     
  11. quickregister

    quickregister New Member

    When you start actually making money from your website you want to run away from cheap web hosting. If you are not paying them anything they will not care about you. Suppose your site makes you $100. per day. If your site is down one day you lose $100. All of a sudden the cheap web host is an expensive webhost. The most expensive web hosting is free webhosting.

    I like Servint.com and Liquickweb.com for VPS servers.

    Good luck

    Matt
     
  12. scottyg7

    scottyg7 New Member

    For years I was with Thirdsphere and they were great. Now I use and LOVE HostGator. I've got about a dozen sites with them and their support as been FAST and fantastic. I've written a review of each on my site.
     
  13. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    I use godaddy.com They are dirt cheap, they have 24 hour customer service (but its not toll free - although that is how they keep their cost so low), and I've never had any problems with them.
     
  14. c3exchange

    c3exchange New Member

    I use a startlogic. there basic plan starts at $4.95 a month and they have excellent tech support and customer service
     
  15. Hey Vishal,

    I finally did it...

    I signed up with BlueHost and got the domain name http://workingathomeinternet.com for $6.95 month.

    I just started using WP and things are certainly different.

    I think your advice was good way back when, and is still good... Get your own domain. There are a lot of advantages that I never thought about when I first started.

    I'll let you know how things are going after I have been working with BlueHost for a while, but so far I like the service. One phone call, no waiting, talked to a real person, problem solved.

    Joe
     
  16. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Congratulations Joe! Your blog looks great! I wonder why you have set up your blog in a sub directory (WP) rather than the root of your site?
     
  17. Hey Vishal,

    Thanks,

    The only reason, when I was talking to the guy at BlueHost during setup he asked me to create a directory for the upload, so I did.

    I put a redirect from the root directory to the WP so if someone just uses that, they won't have a problem finding me.

    Oh well, live and learn...

    Joe
     
  18. kristan

    kristan New Member

    I've had Bluehost for a good while now and I've never experienced any problems. You made a good choice!
     
  19. ebay_addict

    ebay_addict New Member

    I Use Blue voda [Affiliate link removed - Admin]
    its FREE and super easy to use! you only pay for hosting.
     
  20. tinabee

    tinabee New Member

    ipowerweb.com
     

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