Which Hosting Company?

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Hey,

I'm looking for a good reliable hosting provider, in the past I would have
had no problems choosing Hostgator.

But recently (on this forum) I've been hearing some really worrying things
about them, and how long peoples sites have been down.

So if any one has any recommendations that would be great.

I'm finding it hard to choose as most of the top one's are owned by the same
company, and this seems to be where the problem is.

Thanks
#company #hosting
  • Profile picture of the author DanielBlue
    I never had a problem with hostgator. There can always something go wrong. Maybe today it's hostgator and tomorrow bluehost.....
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    • Profile picture of the author Q-Man
      If your referring to the migration of c-panels accounts they recently implemented, I personally have had no issues with them migrating my c-panel account. Further more I have had no major issues with HG since I opened a hosting plan with them 3 years ago.

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      • Profile picture of the author DanielBlue
        Originally Posted by Q-Man View Post

        If your referring to the migration of c-panels accounts they recently implemented, I personally have had no issues with them migrating my c-panel account. Further more I have had no major issues with HG since I opened a hosting plan with them 3 years ago.

        Q-Man
        If it would happen, THEN I would look for a different company. If a hosting company cannot manage their own servers, than that’s a bad sign...

        Hope you all did your backup's???
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    • Profile picture of the author hometutor
      Originally Posted by DanielBlue View Post

      I never had a problem with hostgator. There can always something go wrong. Maybe today it's hostgator and tomorrow bluehost.....
      There's another thread on here somewhere that goes into detail, but I have 20 websites here Website Hosting I Recommend but I continue to warn people about their class action sueable policy to shut down an entire account due to a tos violation on one domain.

      The customer service by phone rules. The email customer service seems to just point things out.

      Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard A.Cox
    Always used Hostgator. Zero problems to date.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Most of the problems and complaints revolve around the same companies: HostGator, BlueHost, JustHost, HostMonster - they're all the same. Let's not forget that all of the people that got pissed at BlueHost, moved to HostGator & are now being moved right back to BlueHost.
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    • Profile picture of the author DanielBlue
      Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

      Most of the problems and complaints revolve around the same companies: HostGator, BlueHost, JustHost, HostMonster - they're all the same. Let's not forget that all of the people that got pissed at BlueHost, moved to HostGator & are now being moved right back to BlueHost.
      About two months ago I was talking to hostgater. Among other stuff I did ask: Are you the same company as bluehost? Their answer was: "Who? Bluehost? Never heard of them"
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Perry
    I've had one of Hostgator's Reseller packages to run my own hosting biz for my clients for over a year now and I have not had any complaints from any of my clients. When small issues do come up, they have always been quick to remedy the situation.

    Take care,

    Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author zcrafts
    After Hostgator Sale , one company I have migrated and feeling good is Web Hosting UK : Best UK Web Hosting | WebHost.UK.Net | UK Shared/Reseller Web Hosting | Affordable UK VPS Dedicated Server | European Domain registration & SSL | E-Commerce Hosting

    for reseller hosting one more company I have worked with is RsHosting

    There support and uptime is also fantastic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve West
    I always found Hostgator very good and their support is excellent
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  • Profile picture of the author smileverse
    I'm using Hostgator and find no problem. Support it!
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  • Profile picture of the author amcg
    I've tried a good number - MediaTemple, Slicehost etc but since I've opened an AWS, I haven't thought about switching. There's lots of evidence out there that AWS isn't the cheapest or offers the most value in terms of support, reliability etc. That said, it's the most complete suite of hosting services out there for developers IMO.

    For convenience alone with things like docs, billing etc it's ideal for me also.
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielPedersen
    Using Hostgator, zero complains.
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    • Profile picture of the author talking
      Use hosting from a2hosting and readymakers.
      Both provide quality and stable IT services with high uptime and active support.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimboJim
    My favorite is A Small Orange. They tell you how much bandwidth and disk space you are really getting (no "unlimited" BS), their monthly prices are nice and flat (if they say the monthly price is $5, then it's staying $5, even after your initial purchase) and I've always liked oranges (used to down a whole carton of OJ as a kid. In fact, I still sometimes do that).
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  • Profile picture of the author zcrafts
    You are absolutely right , Please check the companies EIG owns at : Endurance International Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Also if you check Webhostingtalk forum everyday you will see complains regarding huge down time with hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author talking
    Think of trying hosting services from a2hosting.com and obhosting.com.
    Both have affordable prices and plan which are resourceful.
    Support is active and helpful.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michel_Snook
      I've used a host of hosting companies including HostGator (okay), GoDaddy (never again), Netfirms (slow loading), DreamHost (don't like: no cPanel), and recently JustHost (jury is still out).

      Most provide a quick response to problems, but not all have delivered adequate solutions to them. For example, any change you want to make on your site with a DreamHost account, you actually have to make a request for them to do the change and thus a delay.

      If I had to make a recommendation from the experiences I've had so far based on the services I've used and the uptime I have witnessed with my sites, I would have to go with HostGator.
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  • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
    Originally Posted by vivek389 View Post

    Yes you are right dear i totally agree with these problem .I Know its very hard to find a reliable and secure web hosting server. But after trying many hosting site i got an awesome hosting company with great security and quick server response. ...you should also check this best quality cheap web hosting.
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    Technical Contact Details:
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    I had a dedicated server with G V O and it couldn't handle more than 300 people on the site at any given time, so I moved everything over to Rackspace and have never been happier.
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  • Profile picture of the author misshang
    Hostgator for sure. A friend of mine used GoDaddy and I HostGator, she had problem with Godaddy for the last week for 3 days while I knew nothing about internet mis-connection here in my part of the Pacific. Hostgator is THAT good.
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    • Profile picture of the author andrewjax
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      • Profile picture of the author Bomtik
        I know goliathost and obhosting are decent and stable hosting plans.
        Their plans have many attractive resources which are necessary to feel fine in the IT industry.
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  • Profile picture of the author cybernetuk
    I've used Hostgator for years. Only time I've had a issue they have sorted it out on live chat straight away. Highly recommended.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOlover
    A2hosting provides stable and reliable hosting services which are worth every cent you pay for their service. Use them to meet all your needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarah Operman
    What kind of hosting really depends on what you are looking for. I would make sure they offer several different packages from what you want to start with all the way to dedicated, so you can easily upgrade as your business grows.
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    • Profile picture of the author CASD57
      LOL post got deleted..Sorry didn't know "No Links" anyway I use Host Mantis cost me $1.29 per month , Good customer service, always up..
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      • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
        Originally Posted by CASD57 View Post

        LOL post got deleted..Sorry didn't know "No Links" anyway I use Host Mantis cost me $1.29 per month , Good customer service, always up..
        It was deleted because it's against the rules to post affiliate links.
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        • Profile picture of the author CASD57
          Me bad..I was being lazy and just copied the link from my web site...I'll know next time

          Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

          It was deleted because it's against the rules to post affiliate links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Kahuna SEO
    For shared hosting I completely stay away from EIG companies and go exclusively with HawkHost. They don't oversell there servers and the support is just excellent. For all of my VPS/Dedicated needs I go with Wiredtree.
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    • Profile picture of the author eric669
      I'd say Hostgator
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  • Profile picture of the author BWHadam
    why not try a hosting wso here with good reviews
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Originally Posted by MalikD View Post

    I am also with bulletproofvps. Highly recommend.
    Originally Posted by ShanyMav View Post

    Iam happy with bulletproofvps, they have everything. No complaints so far
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    Especially since the domain was just created in January, I find it hard to believe there's "so many" people using them:

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    Registrar URL: Domain Names | The World's Largest Domain Name Registrar - GoDaddy
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    Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-01-25 17:20:59
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  • Profile picture of the author Walter Cyclid
    Originally Posted by MIB Mastermind View Post

    Hey,

    I'm looking for a good reliable hosting provider, in the past I would have
    had no problems choosing Hostgator.

    But recently (on this forum) I've been hearing some really worrying things
    about them, and how long peoples sites have been down.
    Yeah, I know sometimes it seems like you always hear about the same ones. At times you would think Hostgator or Godaddy are the only ISP's that exits. You can't always go by who gets the biggest voice.

    I have tried many ISP, and my three favorite are Justhost, 1&1, and Startlogic. Justhost always tries to hit you up with upgrades and stuff, but other than that, you just got to make sure you don't click on those if you don't want them. 1&1 I like a lot because they were always very reliable.

    I choose Startlogic as the favorite, simply because of the customer service they give.

    That might not mean a lot to those who are so techy that can handle everything themselves, but I like the fact that you never have to be put on hold for very long, you get to talk to an actual person, you don't have to go through all the voicemail crap, and the person you get to talk to isn't some east Indian that you can't understand, who is just reading off of a script or something off their computer screen, and they actually walk you through your problem, or take care of the problem for you. That's very unusual customer service today. lol
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