Any Reliable hosting provider

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I am looking to host around 15-20 sites & blogs in the next couple of months.
I need to find the best and reliable hosting provider.

I don't like Godaddy for its hosting reputation and hostgator for its slow support.
Anyone else recommended by you guys please?
#hosting #provider #reliable
  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Do you expect that number to grow?

    Also, any location preference?

    How about the types of blogs, assume WordPress but any others? Joomla etc?

    Any specific features you're looking for?
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  • Profile picture of the author niles
    I use mddhosting and have liked it.

    Liquidweb seems to be one of the highest rated hosting companies, but it is more expensive.



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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I recommend looking at A vps with beyond hosting or another reputable company (like liquid web, wired tree, etc)
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  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    I used to use HostGator. Now I use Kalatu for my blog. It's the best so far. Nothing like it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Thorsett
      Originally Posted by CapnWillard View Post

      Dreamhost: been with them since 2008, have always been great.
      I'll second this. I've been with them since 2009. Great support, good prices, terrific flexibility.

      The only problem I have run into is that they don't have cPanel hosting. It's not a problem for me, but some people I have worked with just lose their minds trying to work with it. I guess I'm just used to it by now, or something.
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    • Profile picture of the author Slade556
      Originally Posted by NoMoreWords View Post

      Nobody here likes Bluehost?
      I do. And I also wanted to suggest the OP to try them out. They're reliable and, if you look for reviews, you'll see they're actually pretty great.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by NoMoreWords View Post

      Nobody here likes Bluehost?
      BlueHost is the same as HostGator, JustHost, Hostmonster & 50+ other brands. Research wisely.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by NoMoreWords View Post

      Nobody here likes Bluehost?
      It's one of the ones taken over by EIG. I know Pat Flynn still uses them, but a lot of customers are fed up with customer service issues like extreme lag time in help



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        • Profile picture of the author Carlos Tabora
          I've used Blue Host, Hostgator and MyHosting.com in the past. Currently, I'm using Inmotion Hosting. While a little bit more expensive, I've found their uptime and customer support to be top notch. Plus, the plans typically have better specs (more RAM, storage space, bandwidth, etc.) than plans I've seen at Hostgator, Bluehost and other hosts.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeac
    I recommend a VPS. If you are going to be hosting that many sites you want to stay away from shared hosting. Im using Inmotion Hosting currently for my VPS and I love it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Hunter
    I suggest Namecheap as both web host and domain host. Most of my domains are hosted outside USA, but for North American sites I use Namecheap and have not regretted it yet.
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    • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
      Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post

      I suggest Namecheap as both web host and domain host. Most of my domains are hosted outside USA, but for North American sites I use Namecheap and have not regretted it yet.
      I agree with buying domains from NameCheap (that is what I do).

      But... I would not recommend putting all your eggs into one basket and hosting your blogs / sites with them as well. Host on another separate entity, such as HawkHost.

      My 2 cents.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrhmamun
    ipage for extra ordinary support, Bluehost for everything ....
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  • Profile picture of the author tonyscott
    I was with Hostgator for many years but because of their deline, switched to namecheap around 9 months ago. No problems with Namecheap but I wanted to upgrade to a VPS. Someone suggested Knownhost to me and I migrated all my sites and client sites to them around 3 moths ago. Price is excellent, as is support. I think the longest I've had to wait has been about 5 minutes.

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  • Profile picture of the author micksss
    Originally Posted by sarah23 View Post

    I am looking to host around 15-20 sites & blogs in the next couple of months.
    I need to find the best and reliable hosting provider.

    I don't like Godaddy for its hosting reputation and hostgator for its slow support.
    Anyone else recommended by you guys please?
    I started using A2 Hosting last year and they have been great. Also check out InMotion Hosting or StableHost.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Try Bluehost, it is very user friendly and very compatible with Wordpress Plugin
    if you using wordpress on your websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Bluehost has always been great...

    Used them ever since I first started.
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  • Profile picture of the author astral walker
    Originally Posted by sarah23 View Post

    I am looking to host around 15-20 sites & blogs in the next couple of months.
    I need to find the best and reliable hosting provider.

    I don't like Godaddy for its hosting reputation and hostgator for its slow support.
    Anyone else recommended by you guys please?
    I have tried hostgator, bluehost,inmotion, ipage and all of them suck big time.

    Hostgator: CPU usage problem
    Inmotion: Servers are not secure and pretty slow
    iPage - A joke..don't ever try to sign up just by their $1 marketing stunt
    Bluehost is pretty much ok but not great

    I have been using A Small Orange hosting since a year now and I never encountered any problem. Less downtimes, website loads quickly, no cpu usage problems or notifications and I'm on shared hosting. Technical support team is superb and they would never let you down. They also provide you free website transfer and setup. Make sure you have a chat with their sales team before you sign up.

    Honestly speaking, I only recommend those services which I use. Currently my tech blog is hosted on A small orange.

    A Small Orange's fee is reasonable. There is a 25% off code: FACETWEET
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  • Profile picture of the author Jennifer Hutson
    I personally love HostGator and have used them for years.

    I don't really have much experience with other hosting providers, but the only thing I will say is DON'T go with 1and1. They have cheap prices, but their UI and support are an absolute nightmare.
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  • Profile picture of the author ricgrb1
    I have 1and1. They are pretty good
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  • Profile picture of the author hardnova
    Your best bet is to get your own server. I recommend an Azure VM and YOU host all your sites. No need to pay and pay and pay some more when a $15 dollar a month VM can host your sites for the foreseeable future, then you can scale it up, if need be without missing a beat.

    Our product is used with Azure and I personally host over 8000 sites on one server for about $85 per month and they are all dynamic (database features like upload pics, video etc..slideshows etc..members etc.) So don't spend and spend on hosting [ http://www.mysafemedia.com ]. Everyone does not do it that way, only the majority, due to dependencies they may have for the tools they use. The majority is usually not the best model, just the most popular. If you want to make it, you must optimize from day one. Then you scale up. The other way round is expensive and frustrating, and slow.

    Hosting providers have to make money, using them makes you a consumer. Be a service/product provider if at all possible in all cases. Let others consume what you sell. If you find yourself having to consume, keep it to a minimum. Then find a way to provide what it is you are consuming (hosting, etc.).

    It works. I'm out the $85 per month on 8000 sites that consumers pay me to have and to host and I do not have to build nor maintain a single solitary one. This is how it works.

    There is a different level to the game, so be careful which advice you take off The Internet in all things, great or small.

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  • Profile picture of the author andorod77
    Arvixe is definitely one of the best hosting companies I have come across.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jimilof
      I've used Hostgator for the past 5 years and found their control panel to be user friendly. Also there is plenty of documentation and support from Hostgator, as well as from the user community in the form of video tutorials on Youtube on how to do pretty much everything with the hosting service.
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinguy
    I've been using Arvixe for years for low traffic. For high traffic, high availability, dedicated server, I use Rackspace.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Siteground is very good option for you. By the way I am currently on Godaddy Managed WordPress platform and never have any issues so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author voldamort
    i think hostgator has got the best and most talented support among the forums .... the waiting time is 30mins so that is only a drawback but hostgator is most reliable for sure ......
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  • Profile picture of the author Vilvop
    Check out servers from hostsailor.com and ewallhost.com.
    With their dedicated solutions, you are powered with freedom: a box of your own. Setting up domains, installing modules, your dedicated server can be 100% customized to suit your needs. Powered by CPanel, all domains created are equipped with full features of the linux hosting plans.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay81
    Originally Posted by sarah23 View Post

    I am looking to host around 15-20 sites & blogs in the next couple of months.
    I need to find the best and reliable hosting provider.

    I don't like Godaddy for its hosting reputation and hostgator for its slow support.
    Did I read that right? Hostgator for its slow support? I've been with Hostgator for a few years now and my top reason for remaining with them is their 24/7 live support. Very effective.
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    • Profile picture of the author DavePalermo
      I am currently with Host Gator.
      Last Saturday 3/14 I sent a support ticket.
      No response.
      On Tuesday 3/17 I sent another tick referencing the first ticket.
      No response.
      Friday 3/20 I sent a final ticket.
      No response.
      God knows I am patient but this is stupid.
      I did my home work and am going to switch to Liquid Web.

      Poor planning on their part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
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      • Profile picture of the author heavysm
        Originally Posted by Kay81 View Post

        Did I read that right? Hostgator for its slow support? I've been with Hostgator for a few years now and my top reason for remaining with them is their 24/7 live support. Very effective.
        Support is just getting worse over time. I continually hear of my friends who haven't thought much about their hosting running into horrible situations with any of the EIG brands, HG included. Almost everyone went with HG initially because of their low cost and great support. Now you literally get what you pay for with their shoddy support and performance.

        Originally Posted by astral walker View Post

        I agree that Hostgator sucks and I moved to A small orange but I disagree with what you have said about "C Panel" . I would say its the best and most commonly used by all hosting companies.Pretty much the industry standard for shared web hosting. Most hosting companies offer free migration and support is your previous host uses cpanel ( only applies to people who would like to move to a different host if there is a problem with the current host)
        It's good that you left HG, but not so good that you went with another EIG owned company. You never really left HG if you think about. Same server types and support, just different brand name, sorry to say.

        Originally Posted by DavePalermo View Post

        I am currently with Host Gator.
        Last Saturday 3/14 I sent a support ticket.
        No response.
        On Tuesday 3/17 I sent another tick referencing the first ticket.
        No response.
        Friday 3/20 I sent a final ticket.
        No response.
        God knows I am patient but this is stupid.
        I did my home work and am going to switch to Liquid Web.

        Poor planning on their part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
        LiquidWeb is good, just be sure to note that they don't allow many add-on domains. I had a few domains over their maximum allowed and asked for an exception, but they were unable to grant me that. This was years ago, but it seemed like a trivial detail to reject a customer for.

        Other than that, they're a solid company.
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