Hosting Company Recommendation

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Hi,
A number of my sites were hacked and I am looking at changing hosting companies. Any recommendations as to which one is the best, or more secure?
All suggestions very much appreciated.
Thanks
Don
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  • Profile picture of the author RobertAxelsen
    Originally Posted by richgrad View Post

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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Thompson
    Originally Posted by drdonem View Post

    Hi,
    A number of my sites were hacked and I am looking at changing hosting companies. Any recommendations as to which one is the best, or more secure?
    All suggestions very much appreciated.
    Thanks
    Don
    If you have been hacked, moving hosts wont be of any benefit to you. Your hacking issue would still exist, you'd just be moving the problem elsewhere.

    You need to find the cause of the hacking (which in the vast majority of cases is down to insecure, badly written PHP scripts and weak passwords) and then take steps to fix the issues. Once you've done that, you'll be back up and running, and you wont have the hassle of reading thousands of hosting reviews.....and finding out that all hosts are brilliant, until they have a bit of downtime, then they suddenly become crap :-D
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  • Profile picture of the author ciel
    Originally Posted by drdonem View Post

    Hi,
    A number of my sites were hacked and I am looking at changing hosting companies. Any recommendations as to which one is the best, or more secure?
    All suggestions very much appreciated.
    Thanks
    Don
    More secure???? You need to make your scripts secure to avoid hacking, you can ask hosting tech support to help you but switching hosts won't do any good for you.

    Just to answer your question, Hostgator is the best (Warrior forum & its support desk is hosted on it) so you know its cool. I have my own servers

    Just my thoughts.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author dark witness
    Ya I am with hostgator as well. I have had one of my WP blogs hacked twice and they fixed it for me both times within 24 hrs plus they also gave me some helpful tips to make sure it didn't happen again... and it has not.

    not used Blue host, but heard good things about them.
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    • Profile picture of the author ajwilliams
      I have had great service and support from Hostmonster. I would recommend them for all basic hosting up to and including dedicated IP.

      The only thing they do not provide is dedicated servers. So far in the last couple years or so, they have been spot on with support services. Their live chat is great and pretty quick.

      As stated in other posts, the problem coud be with your own security measures. That certainly bears looking into. Hope you solve your problem.

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    • Profile picture of the author NestZone
      Originally Posted by dark witness View Post

      Ya I am with hostgator as well. I have had one of my WP blogs hacked twice and they fixed it for me both times within 24 hrs plus they also gave me some helpful tips to make sure it didn't happen again... and it has not.

      not used Blue host, but heard good things about them.
      Hacking is widely common online this days. so the issue is no longer security but how to get things fixed after the damage has been done.

      So when changing your hosting company, look first at the customer support.
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    I can vouch for ...

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    United Hosting (UK and US)
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Surpasshosting.com is great. Hostgator speed was an issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    Hostgator has been a bit lackluster lately. I'd check out Site5. I like them a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author redrabbitt67
    I've tried a couple over the years and settled on Hostgator and never had a problem with them. They all have their pros and cons, so I finally decided to quit the hassle and spend my time building sites and writing content.
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  • Profile picture of the author chinedu86
    I would suggest you give hostgator a trial.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bovie
    I use EVO Hosting. I couldnt find many reviews about them. But i couldn't find anything bad when i typed Evo hosting crash, evo hosting rubbish etc.

    So i went with them, very good 2 year price and so far they have been brilliant!
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    You should try Jonesolutions.com or servint.com. Their price is not that bad and support is great.
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  • Profile picture of the author IdeasThatExcel
    Stablehost.com is great. Look on Webhostingtalk.com and you will find their latest specials posted. Been with them for 1+ year and they are the best host I've ever dealt with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raj Riyat
    In my experience most people seem to recommend Hostgator - as a long time user I can say that I am completely satisfied with their service!!!
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    I am very satisfied with Hostgator. I have been using them for several years now.

    Doug
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    Check out Hostgator, you don't get much better for the price!
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    Hostgator is truly the best.... extremely cheap and reliable!
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  • Profile picture of the author John A Goodwin
    I can recommend two companies that I use:

    BlueHost.com
    HostGator.com

    I hope this helps,
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    So, unless you've noticed- pretty much everyone votes for Hostgator or Bluehost.

    And I'm part of that everyone
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    So far Hostgator has done a fantastic job for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author englandrm
    I love bluehost. Decent up time, and I've never had loading problems. And unlimited sites on one account (I have 40+ sites on it). Not expensive, I think it's $6-7 monthly, but if you catch a sale you can get it as low as $3-4/m.

    And if you're into it, they have a decent affiliate program where you get like $65/referral.
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    • Profile picture of the author Helena33
      Hostgator's been good. But I don't recommend Coolhandle; I've had server and email problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mitsakis
    you can also try https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/ for pay as you go hosting. you pay only for the bandwidth and storage you use and its very cheap for low traffic sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author hamzah3
    I have used hostgator in the past but now my domains are hosted at justhost and I think in some things they are even better than hostgator especially customer support
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  • Profile picture of the author kidino
    You guys still take recommendations? I use:

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    Site.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Mangan
    I host my Magento ecommerce site at AspirationHosting.com. They start at $4.99 per month. You get daily backups (and I think the package includes 1 FREE restore per month should you need it). Great service, never had downtime and customer support is 24/7 ticket system and the reply is always quick.
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  • Profile picture of the author micksss
    I agree with the HostGator recommendations here. Their support/tech department are very good about helping you figuring out what holes are in your website that the hackers are getting in.
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      I will suggest Webhost.US.Com , reliable cheap and quality service.
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