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Good host?

Posted 11 May 2002 - 10:52 PM

Hey, I'm thinking about registering my own domain, but with so many options out there... where would I find a good host?  Could someone give me a small walkthru of where I should register my domain name, and then what host to get?  This is for a personal web site, tho I'd like more than just a little space... but it's not like I'm gonna be getting MAD hits.
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Re: Good host?

Posted 12 May 2002 - 01:33 AM

http://www.guardianhosting.net

Same folks that host this site... I highly recommend them.

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Re: Good host?

Posted 12 May 2002 - 05:10 AM

Guardian is god
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Re: Good host?

Posted 12 May 2002 - 07:18 AM

i personally use godaddy.com (The cheapest domain register out there) and guardianhosting.net (a great cheap host)

sign up for hosting first
i think its easier that way
go to guardianhosting.net
and pick the plan you want to buy (on the left side)
i use the dream plan but im not sure that is still an option
next fill out all the necessary information


go to godaddy.com
type in the domain name you want in the yellow box
hit the blue contine button on the next page
fill out all the necessary information
it asks for your dns server name or something like that...
and if you use guardianhosting that will be
ns1.guardianhosting.net
ns2.guardianhosting.net

---- if u have any questions
send me an instant messenge
capty99

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Re: Good host?

Posted 12 May 2002 - 07:19 AM

#Moderation Mode

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Posted 12 May 2002 - 05:40 PM

Is there anything else that's good for registering a domain besides godaddy?  They accept only credit cards, which I cannot use.  I can only pay via money order.
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Posted 12 May 2002 - 05:56 PM

i dont think there is any other way but a credit card. try www.netsol.com but i think they are only credit also but it wont hurt to check it out right?
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Posted 14 May 2002 - 08:11 AM

I used directNIC.com for my registrar.  ฟ/year.
For hosting, I'm using dzones.com.  Ů/month for an assload of features.
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Posted 14 May 2002 - 08:54 AM

for my vary first domain i used http://www.budgetregister.com they accept paypal , but their not cheap
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Re: Good host?

Posted 14 May 2002 - 09:49 AM

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Quote: from MarkoDaGeek on 8:54 am on May 14, 2002
for my vary first domain i used http://www.budgetregister.com they accept paypal , but their not cheap

Kind of ironic that they are called budget register but they chage an arm and a leg. I have no good or bad things to say about netsol.com, they seem to be reliable (although they aren't very cheep also).

Cheers Sam

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Re: Good host?

Posted 14 May 2002 - 10:22 AM

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Quote: from smckone on 12:49 pm on May 14, 2002
I have no good or bad things to say about netsol.com, they seem to be reliable (although they aren't very cheep also).

Cheers Sam

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Re: Good host?

Posted 14 May 2002 - 10:50 AM

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Quote: from smckone on 8:49 am on May 14, 2002

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Quote: from MarkoDaGeek on 8:54 am on May 14, 2002
for my vary first domain i used http://www.budgetregister.com they accept paypal , but their not cheap

Kind of ironic that they are called budget register but they chage an arm and a leg. I have no good or bad things to say about netsol.com, they seem to be reliable (although they aren't very cheep also).

Cheers Sam


I hate verisign (netsol's new owners) more than any other company on the net. They are worse than Microsoft to work with.

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Re: Good host?

Posted 14 May 2002 - 11:48 AM

Actually, Guardian Domain registration is only 9.95 a year, and the link to register your domain name is on the main page, http://www.guardianhosting.net
Just a litttle FYI...
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Posted 14 May 2002 - 03:56 PM

Yoh, well anyway I'm gonna get a friend to register my domain name, but now hosting... guardinhosting seems cool, but I've also asked around and came up with a few others...

So how about...

Hosting Network

*Price: US ű.95 / month
*1,000 MB WEBSPACE (1 gigabyte)
*host your own domain name!
*Dedicated IP Address

*no forced advertisements
*www.yourname.com
*15 users email service
*15 users FTP services

AtomHost
the 200MB one...

RackHost
> 400 Megabytes Of Storage
> 15 Gb Of Traffic
> Unlimited POP Mail Accounts
> Unlimited Forwarders
> Pre-Installed Scripts
> Control Panel
> ű.95/mo and no set up fees!

(Edited by NCesky at 7:02 pm on May 14, 2002)

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Re: Good host?

Posted 08 June 2002 - 11:03 AM

I have been using OLM.net. Never had any downtime, prices are great, a lot more bandwidth than others, ultra-fast downloads (seen up to 600 K/s), CHI, PHP4 and some other stuff. The company has also been very stable, as far as I can tell (probably as, if not more, important than disk space, bandwidth and features combined).

I had been using 800hosting previously and they absolutely sucked. They wanted a $150 cancellation fee if I EVER cancelled and they were going to automatically renew my plan (charge my CC I had originally used the previous year). When a year had passed I had to make a big deal so I could simply just NOT renew.

Whoever you choose, make sure to read ALL the fine print and make hard paper copies of everything to make sure that they don't conveniently change the contract in their favor without you knowing. Trust me, it will be a lot easier making sure you do not use a company likely to screw you that it will trying to go through the legal crap of getting out of one that does. Of course, if management changes mid-drift, you are kind of screwed, and with the unstability of the net economy today, trying to see through the crystal ball is a bit tough.
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I would suggest not using a credit card and having them bill you by mail. You have to wait a couple days, but it makes it that much less likely that they'll try to screw you when you want to cancel. Of couse, if you do use a CC, make sure you have excellent consumer protection so you can dispute charges if you need (Citi and FirstUSA have been good for this in my experience, MBNA, Bank of America, Discover, not always so good).
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