Good Web Host

switching web hosts, looking for a good, reliable one

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#1 Mitman  Icon User is offline

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 06:46 PM

I'm switching web hosts and I am looking for a good reliable web host to host my site. I was with 1and1, but they don't support php so i have decided to leave them. I am looking into bluehost or dreamhost but i can't decide which is better, so i was wondering what you guys think. What do you think is a really good web host that is reliable and supports the major programming languages (php, mysql, etc). money is no object as long as it is under $20/month

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 06:50 PM

I would avoid United Hosting if their US service is anything like what I get in the UK. It's slow, and they charge extra for each additional domain you want to point to your account. I realise you're not currently looking at them, but don't! :)

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 07:57 PM

There is a literal ton of threads exactly like this one. Can we use the search function, please?
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:29 AM

But that'd involve working ;)
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Re: Good Web Host

Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:32 AM

View PostMitman, on 14 Mar, 2008 - 06:46 PM, said:

I'm switching web hosts and I am looking for a good reliable web host to host my site. I was with 1and1, but they don't support php so i have decided to leave them. I am looking into bluehost or dreamhost but i can't decide which is better, so i was wondering what you guys think. What do you think is a really good web host that is reliable and supports the major programming languages (php, mysql, etc). money is no object as long as it is under $20/month

What is your complete list of requirements:
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 05:01 PM

View Postspearfish, on 15 Mar, 2008 - 01:29 AM, said:

But that'd involve working ;)

yeah seriously and who would want to do that
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 05:10 PM

But you just ignored #2.... what are you looking for in a webhost?
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:48 AM

I liked Atomhost when I wasn't hosting things myself - their tech support is really good, and they're very nice to developers - if I ever needed a security feature tweaked, or a new Perl module installed(didn't do much non-stock PHP), it was a simple matter of sending them an e-mail, and then receiving an e-mail back that said "it's been done, go test it out".

They're also pretty flexible on billing options - I've paid them via credit card and Paypal - although you have to mention that you want Paypal when you sign up(or submit a support request).
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 09:28 AM

Dreamhost is awesome. I can even hook you up with a discount :)

Dreamhost Discount

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:51 PM

Dreamhost rUUUULLLESSSSS!
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:52 PM

I've been with MediaTemple for almost 2 years now, they are extremely reliable and their 24/7/365 customer support is unmatched. MT is a big name for developers, artists, and people with extreme demands.

The Grid-Service plan starts at $20 a month and it offers everything most people need.

Check it out at http://www.mediatemple.net

Otherwise I do have a referral link - http://www.mediatemp...slangenfeld.com
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:13 AM

check out HostGator.com link is here

They have a couple of really good plans and I pay 8.95/ month and they give me more than I'll ever use.

I've only had one outage in the year that I've been with them, and it was for two minutes while they swapped out one of their reseller servers so that they could offer the last plan they have listed under linux hosting.

The only catch is that there last two plans it looks like you can only pay up front, but they try to be very flexible, so if you called them you could probably get a monthly rate.

Anyways tell me what you think.
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:41 AM

dreamhost.com
* paid 10 years in advance. $10.95/mo monthly, $9.95/mo for 1 year, $8.95/mo for 2 years, $7.95/mo for 3 years, $6.95/mo for 5 years. $49.95 set up fee if you pay monthly.

Erm not funny ;D You have to become addicted to this, otherwise its too expensive. I mean you have TO TEST IT first!

I think bluehost.com is a bit cheaper and better.

If in the future I will have lotd of visitors a day which would post 200GB daily bandwith. Will host like bluehost.com will still be suitable or dreamhost?

blue vs dream?
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 07:34 PM

I believe the Shared plans at Dreamhost are 5,000GB transfer monthly, whereas at Bluehost they are unlimited.
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 09:10 AM

I don't understand why people don't host in hosts where everything is unlimited? Explanation plz?
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