1&1 or Host Gator

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1&1 or Host Gator

Post icon  Posted 30 July 2008 - 05:35 PM

Hey all.

I am in the process of finding a good web host. I have narrowed it down to 1&1 or Host Gator (I am on a tight budget). I was just wondering if anyone could give me their opinion on them.

Thanks,
ITDemo.
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Re: 1&1 or Host Gator

Posted 30 July 2008 - 05:54 PM

Dreamhost
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Re: 1&1 or Host Gator

Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:35 AM

Thanks for the reply but it is 5.95 if you pay for 10 years but I don't think I want it that long.
Sorry :(

Thanks,
ITDemo
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Re: 1&1 or Host Gator

Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:59 AM

Try googling for "Dreamhost promo code" - there are a lot of codes out that can get you much sweeter deals.
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Re: 1&1 or Host Gator

Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:34 AM

http://www.tylerjame...your-next-host/

knocks out your sign up fee and gives you extra bandwidth.

OR get a free domain registration.
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Re: 1&1 or Host Gator

Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:25 AM

Mine also has a save $50.00 NYKC_50 can be found at www.nykcstudios.com

And I pay 9.95 a month - I think they even offer cheaper plans now.

Regardless of what promo code you land, you would be insane to not use Dreamhost.

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:39 AM

its true. i'm also paying 9.95 or something cause i signed up years ago and am too lazy to change it. but i use like 5% of my 600 gigs of space or 7 tb's of bandwidth.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:16 PM

I am in that same boat lol. I don't even think I used that much. You must have a lot of projects going on there.

I think it is 7.95 now, but it also seems like the older plan has better offerings. Or maybe I too am just too lazy to change it.

All I can say and I am sure everyone who uses dreamhost will concur, besides being ridiculously easy to use, and all the cool one click installs and even the ability to use almost any type of Open Source software you wish - for people on a tight budget or those who enjoy great flexibility and just want the best bang for their buck there is not a better host than Dreamhost.

Hell they even have "GREEN HOSTING" Whatever the hell that means.

I know a lot of people that used other hosts, and I heard countless hours of bitching from them, several of them switched to Dreamhost and love it.
I also know people that use Dreamhost and bitch because there website was down for 15 minutes 1 day - I mean all of 5 people that frequented the site were deprived for 15 minutes.

Either way, I have ran Blogs, ECommerce and CMS sites with no issues, I have been with them since 2005 and they have been very reliable.

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Re: 1&1 or Host Gator

Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for all the replys. I have finally found the promo code I need.
It is here: HERE!!!

It is great! (Well price wise :D)

Thanks,
ITDemo
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Re: 1&1 or Host Gator

Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:27 PM

I personally use ASPNIX, then again I create & host .Net sites, though they do support PHP 4, PHP 5 and mySQL on my current account. I pay $14.00 a month combined for the 3 sites I have hosted there, and have yet to come close to using the bandwidth I get (1.5 TB) or the disk space I get for that monthly cost (2.5 GB). So I'm pretty happy for the $14 I pay a month :)
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Re: 1&1 or Host Gator

Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:15 PM

View Postitdemo, on 31 Jul, 2008 - 02:31 PM, said:

Thanks for all the replys. I have finally found the promo code I need.
It is here: HERE!!!

It is great! (Well price wise :D)

Thanks,
ITDemo


just a heads up that the 90 bucks off is only on a 2 year plan.

and its only 40 off a month to month. use mine for 50 off month to month. just sayin . :)
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Re: 1&1 or Host Gator

Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:24 PM

sorry to correct you but it says this:

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This promotion code will get you $90 off if you sign up for any yearly or two year plan. DreamHost also waives the $49.95 setup fee for these commitments.


:D

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Re: 1&1 or Host Gator

Posted 02 August 2008 - 09:27 AM

I'd suggest not to go for either. Hostgator is expensive, their FTP is pure crap and their support doesn't even know how one is to form an English sentence. {REMOVED}" Véry pro!

1&1 is dull. The custommer support is slow as a crocodilisk on Anctarctica and there'se no webpannel availible. You've got to download a program of theirs to manage your website.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:19 AM

I use hostgator and haven't had any issues, either with their hosting or support.
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Re: 1&1 or Host Gator

Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:43 AM

1&1's customer support is terrible. And just as Kirth said, you have to download crap to manage your website.

Dreamhost looks pretty good, though I've never tried it.

And if you're looking for a freebie, 10gbfreehost.com is pretty good.

:):^:
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