HostGator, Bluehost, Dreamhost or Pair.com

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Does anyone have experience with these hosting firms? Which ones to avoid, and which is the best for price/performance?

Are they able to upgrade as you expand, or do you need to plan to shift hosts after a few months of growth?
#bluehost #dreamhost #hostgator #paircom
  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    I personally like Justhost, used them for 2 years now and I haven't any problems.
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    • Profile picture of the author doorkicker13
      Originally Posted by Nickolie0990 View Post

      I personally like Justhost, used them for 2 years now and I haven't any problems.
      I used to use JustHost.. I just wasn't happy with them. I found their customer service was unsatisfactory and I often had errors with cPanel.

      I switched to FatCow a few months ago and I haven't looked back since.
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      • Profile picture of the author kurttasche
        Originally Posted by doorkicker13 View Post

        I used to use JustHost.. I just wasn't happy with them. I found their customer service was unsatisfactory and I often had errors with cPanel.

        I switched to FatCow a few months ago and I haven't looked back since.
        I also had problems with JustHost and would often get Cpanel errors and MySQL errors. Also had alot of downtime. Using Hostgator now and very satisfied.
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  • Profile picture of the author Giani
    I like Site5. I have been using for more than 2 years now.
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  • Profile picture of the author esk
    I'm using bluehost and I'm very satisfied with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author SShip
    HostGator is the best in my opinion. You can try them your first month for 1 cent and the customer service is great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Revolves
    I've heard good things about HostGator in the forums. I personally use SharkSpace. They're pretty good.

    -Revolves
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  • Profile picture of the author kandabrewer
    I've used HostGator for several years and their service has been fast and thorough!
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  • Profile picture of the author lesterlim85
    I am using Hostgator and their customer service is exceptional. They are also one of the bigger player in the market and you might wish to consider them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ted_B
      Hello,
      I have used Bluehost and have been very pleased with their customer service. It's currently the only hosting service I have.
      Ted
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  • Profile picture of the author actofrage
    I've been hosted with dreamhost for 6 six years. It's a very good host, but it's not a very cheap one.

    Now I'm with Hostgator, which is probably even better and they have very affordable hosting packages. Their service is amazing as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author CharlieSheenSays
    I have been using JustHost for the last 3 years. It is still as good as it was at the time i start. My sites were never down and the customer service is pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Originally Posted by Conservationist View Post

    Does anyone have experience with these hosting firms? Which ones to avoid, and which is the best for price/performance?

    Are they able to upgrade as you expand, or do you need to plan to shift hosts after a few months of growth?

    I do a lot through hostgator and have no problems. Up time is great, service is great, and its easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevintg1
    i have 3 hostgator accounts, and i would not go any where else, great customer service and support
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Hi, l have been with Hostgator and they do have very good backup service and very cheap hosting up to 10 websites for $10 a month.

      But...

      they do have some drawbacks.

      • Their email service can break down occasionally, but you can easily get around that by pasting your email onto a page.

      • And it isn't unlimited number of pages for a basic package, it is 100 pages then you will get a "reached your limit" warning.

      It can also be a bit tricky getting the hang of Cpanel, etc, but backup support is excellent.

      And once you have mastered it, sky's the limit.

      Shane

      P.S. Bluehost is virtually the same except you pay up front. This is a bigger investment up front, but you do save money over Hostgator over a year, and you don't have the monthly $10 taken out of your account each month?
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      • Profile picture of the author Matthew Iannotti
        No offense but Hostgator Sucks...

        Knownhost & Wiredtree get my votes...
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        • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
          Originally Posted by Matthew Iannotti View Post

          No offense but Hostgator Sucks...

          Knownhost & Wiredtree get my votes...
          I will back up the knownhost recommendation. Especially in terms of linux VPS. There is no one quite like them.
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          • Profile picture of the author Matthew Iannotti
            Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

            I will back up the knownhost recommendation. Especially in terms of linux VPS. There is no one quite like them.

            Yep - Its ashamed Hostgator gets love - I did use them to at one time - that was a lesson learned..

            Wiredtree is top notch as well ... so many good resources folks do not know about..
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  • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
    I am using HostGator, Bluehost. Both have been fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oranges
    Hands down to Hostgator and Bluehost. Both of them are serving me pretty well for years now and when it comes to shared hosting services they are the best IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christian Little
    If you are looking for a host, feel free to consider Bolt Web Hosting. We have a WSO here that makes our hosting cheaper than HostGator (and pretty much any other host for that matter), see my sig for details.

    /end shameless plug

    HostGator was always good when I was with them (I had various accounts over a 3 year period with them). But I never pushed their servers too hard, so I never had the problems you read about with them suspending accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author ecdavis
    I'll chip in for Hostgator and Bluehost. I have accounts on both. I use Hostgator for reseller hosting and Bluehost for conventional domain hosting. To date, I am happy with both services.

    Evan
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