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Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by tomence, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. tomence

    tomence Very Active Member

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    I need a good hosting provider, who do you use and recommend?
     
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  2. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    We use fatcow... they are reasonable and offer a lot of options. We had godaddy in the past and weren't thrilled with them.
     
  3. peavey123

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    I've been using Hostgator. I have multiple websites hosted with them for $9/month.
     
  4. tomence

    tomence Very Active Member

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    most of those hosters are resellers of some bigger names.
    Many of those hosters are reselling access under names such as godaddy network solutions etc..
    Do some research and find out which ones are resellers and which are actual web hosters.
    Google around discover that you also can be a reseller of hosting. you can get access to dozens of IP addresses for just a couple of dollars each or less.

    It is not difficult.

    for example.. Fred could open his own reselling of domain hosting under the signs101 banner.
     
  6. MrTopgun21

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    We have used HostGator for 4 years, and have been pleased overall. No host is 100% perfect.
    Stay AWAY from Ipower web and Ready Hosting!!!! Horrible!!!
     
  7. HDvinyl

    HDvinyl Trump 2020

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    halfway house.
    You can host unlimited websites, have 1500 email accounts, and 1500 online storage accounts(2GB each) for $8.99/month (currently only 4.99/month for first 12 months) with 1and1.com.
     
  8. rdmdarr

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    here I thought I was the only one who used Fatcow... :rock-n-roll:
     
  9. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    We have been referring people to them a lot... we really like their services
     
  10. tomence

    tomence Very Active Member

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    Is it easy to buy a domain from one place and transfer to another
     
  11. CreatedDesigns

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    I use Powweb
     
  12. DKgrafix

    DKgrafix Very Active Member

    http://www.webhostinghub.com/

    Love those guys. Used to have iPower and FatCow (Same company different domains, they have about 30 of them). TERRIBLE, when something goes wrong it was always my fault :) Never theirs
    Also, did not like the GoDaddy, one of my customers did not have great experience with them.

    HostGator is pretty good too.
     
  13. WCSign

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    Host Gator is good and has good customer service.


    1and1 is rediculous.. They cant even upgrade the quota on a database, they have caused me MAJOR issues in the past.

    but for average sites for small businesses, godaddy, network solutions and voxdomains have all been equally pleasant experiences. Just avoid all the upselling.
     
  14. HDvinyl

    HDvinyl Trump 2020

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    Yes.
    You need to be able to "unlock" the domain and have access to the "authorization code".

    You will need to supply your new host with the "authorization code".
     
  15. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    we have a shared server through 1and1.com

    no problems here
     
  16. njshorts

    njshorts Active Member

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    Read this first:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endurance_International_Group and http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-...g-eig-brands-hit-massive-new-years-eve-outage (as well as others)

    Do the smart thing- ask lots of questions and find out if you're buying from a faceless conglomerate, reseller or other equally crappy option. A quality provider has management involved in day-to-day operations and owns/operates their own equipment.

    EDIT- also, keep in mind... "unlimited" means "oversold" since "unlimited" doesn't exist. Just like in most industries, you get what you pay for (sometimes less!).
     
  17. Doc Savage

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    I have been using Host Gator for about 4-5 years for an unrelated personal hobby website. I like them so much I placed my unrelated business e-commerce website with them about 2 years ago.
     
  18. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    We use Site5. Aside from that, a couple asked about ease of transferring a domain between hosts. I've always recommended keeping your registrar separate from your hosting. Then changing hosting is just a quick and easy DNS change.
     
  19. binki

    binki Premium Subscriber

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    We were using 1 and 1 and we kept getting malware injections and finally they cut off our website. It was down for a week. We switched to GoDaddy. More expensive but more reliable. Plus, customer service is in the USA.
     
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