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So.. I'm newb in this, will be my first website and a friend will make it for me (not for free haha :/)
I just got my domain from namecheap and now is hosting turns!

The website will be really simple for a clothing line with an online shop..

Looking around I found the bests are:
Bluehost
Justhost
Hostgator
Dreamhost
Inmotion
Ipage

So I don't exactly know what to look into for, I tried to look on the forum also for "this VS this", but it's very confusing! The only thing I get is that I should go with a shared hosting.

So guys.. which one is better? I would go for 1yr contract.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Fame
    I might be biased, but I've been using Hostgator for years and absolutely love the uptime, the features and the customer support.

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    • Profile picture of the author daftdog
      [QUOTE=James Fame;8336192]I might be biased, but I've been using Hostgator for years and absolutely love the uptime, the features and the customer support.

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      Completely agree. I have the business package and love the 24/7 support...
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  • Profile picture of the author gottahave
    I'm with James. Hostgator is the one - a range of great packages plus their support is excellent.
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  • Profile picture of the author ijohnson
    HostGator would be my recommendation.

    Are you designing and marketing your own clothing line?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Samatha
    Well hello every one, i dont mean to contradict or oppose but lately i checked cutomer reviews and ipage, hostgator and others had really bad reviews. Sites like Greengeeks and siteground has great reviews. 5 Star. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny12345
    I was just about to buy hosting with HostGator. But, after reading all their recent bad reviews (on this forum), for me they're out of the running.

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    • Profile picture of the author BeverlyDweller
      I was just about to buy hosting with HostGator. But, after reading all their recent bad reviews (on this forum), for me they're out of the running.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Hostgator and Yahoo Web Hosting gets my top picks. If you ever get to a point where you're low on funds and you can't afford to buy a web hosting package from someone.... sign up for "Freehostia" and get free webhosting from them. But it's free, and you get what you pay for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    They're pretty much all the same company, run by the same parent company, driven by the same affiliate reviews.

    How about giving some details on your site(s)?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mitch Barber
      I did extensive research a couple of years ago when I was looking for hosting and Bluehost came out tops for everything. In those two years they've never let me down. I have recently heard of some problems with Hostgator and one very large IM related site was offline for a couple of days due to problems with them.

      I think the most important thing you want from a host is uptime and I've never heard of any problems with Bluehost regarding that.

      That's my 2cents worth. But I still think you should do your own research. :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Graham Maddison
      Blue Host is my favored one. Had hostgator before but had some unresolvable issues
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    • Profile picture of the author Ezio007
      Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

      They're pretty much all the same company, run by the same parent company, driven by the same affiliate reviews.

      How about giving some details on your site(s)?
      Which details could be useful for you guys to help me pick the best?

      As I'm reading hostgator was used to be the best but not anymore..
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      • Profile picture of the author Ezio007
        Originally Posted by Ezio007 View Post

        Which details could be useful for you guys to help me pick the best?

        As I'm reading hostgator was used to be the best but not anymore..
        and seems like blue host wins till now.. has also a great price (5.95/mo for 1 year)
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        • Profile picture of the author Dot7
          No doubt Hostgator is the best Web hosting company. We have been with Hostgator for several years now and we are completely satisfied. They have great uptime, topnotch technical support via phone, live chat, email/ticket system (Awesome), affordable prices etc
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          • Profile picture of the author bkmjet
            A lot of the shared hosting plans give you some variable uptime and speeds and most will have their problems from time to time.

            I personally use inmotion. Most of the time my sites are fast, but they do slow down a little occasionally where I think the server just has a lot of traffic. What I like about them is the support. Even their email support gets back to me pretty quickly when i need help and I only had to wait on chat once.
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            • Profile picture of the author Ezio007
              Originally Posted by bkmjet View Post

              A lot of the shared hosting plans give you some variable uptime and speeds and most will have their problems from time to time.

              I personally use inmotion. Most of the time my sites are fast, but they do slow down a little occasionally where I think the server just has a lot of traffic. What I like about them is the support. Even their email support gets back to me pretty quickly when i need help and I only had to wait on chat once.
              I see inmotion talk a lot about business websites.. which make this host different than the others? they also have great deal for business launch and power
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean Erickson
    I would go with HostGator if I were you... they got a baby plan (use a coupon and get the first month for just $0.01)... It's very easy to set up.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Vincent
      I vote Bluehost...I've been using them for years. They have great support and I've never had any issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author run
    For shared hosting, I'm currently using:
    - HostDime (Pure SSD) a bit pricey $15/month -> Great Uptime, Speed & Support
    - GeekStorage (SAS Storage & SSD Database) -> Great Uptime, Speed & Support
    - HawkHost & StableHost -> Good Support, Speed & Support

    Most of their servers are not over crowded, and especially, they're having a very great support which is the main point when site having the problem. The majority of the time, there is no need to get support because everything usually going smooth with them.

    The good part is that they're not promoting Unlimited Plan because how on the earth have unlimited HDD & BW ...
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    • Profile picture of the author Ezio007
      Originally Posted by run View Post

      For shared hosting, I'm currently using:
      - HostDime (Pure SSD) a bit pricey $15/month -> Great Uptime, Speed & Support
      - GeekStorage (SAS Storage & SSD Database) -> Great Uptime, Speed & Support
      - HawkHost & StableHost -> Good Support, Speed & Support

      Most of their servers are not over crowded, and especially, they're having a very great support which is the main point when site having the problem. The majority of the time, there is no need to get support because everything usually going smooth with them.

      The good part is that they're not promoting Unlimited Plan because how on the earth have unlimited HDD & BW ...
      wow they have great prices..

      as I said I don't even know what should I look at to make a decision
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  • Profile picture of the author rediscoverindia
    I recommended you Hostgator is best for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author AffiliateRg
    I keep hearing good things about HostGator.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      The question I always ask is, how expensive would it be if it broke?

      For a clothing line, I'd be looking at a managed private server. For that, I highly recommend ViaVerio. I've been with them (in various previous incarnations) since 1998. They're reasonably priced, at $200 to $300 a month for mid-range private machines.

      The big thing for me is competent, readily accessible tech support. I don't need it often, but when I do, I want solid people. Verio has THE best tech support I've dealt with, ever, for a hosting company.

      Note: I am not an affiliate. Just a very happy customer of some 15+ years.


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    • Profile picture of the author heavysm
      Originally Posted by AffiliateRg View Post

      I keep hearing good things about HostGator.
      Erm...I'm not sure how many "happy" customers they have right now.

      I'll just leave this as a chance for mid-range hosts like MDDhost and Stablehost to shine. Their discounts on webhostingtalk allow you to get a year of decent shared hosting for like $50. That's very hard to beat in terms of value and performance.
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  • Profile picture of the author M@tt
    Originally Posted by Ezio007 View Post

    So.. I'm newb in this, will be my first website and a friend will make it for me (not for free haha :/)
    I just got my domain from namecheap and now is hosting turns!

    The website will be really simple for a clothing line with an online shop..

    Looking around I found the bests are:
    Bluehost
    Justhost
    Hostgator
    Dreamhost
    Inmotion
    Ipage

    So I don't exactly know what to look into for, I tried to look on the forum also for "this VS this", but it's very confusing! The only thing I get is that I should go with a shared hosting.

    So guys.. which one is better? I would go for 1yr contract.
    All apart from Dreamhost and Inmotion on that page are one and the same, they are all owned by Endurance.

    I'd research more and come up with a recompiled list.
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  • Profile picture of the author amcg
    I'd think about a hosted option before self-hosting. I think with any store, you need validation; on your products, pricing and target customers. With a hosted store, you can get up and running faster and with less money down. Shopify and BigCommerce are probably the best two hosted carts.
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  • Profile picture of the author smileverse
    I vote for Hostgator. You need to list your specific requirements, then it will be easy for you to make a choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Delario
    Originally Posted by Ezio007 View Post

    So.. I'm newb in this, will be my first website and a friend will make it for me (not for free haha :/)
    I just got my domain from namecheap and now is hosting turns!

    The website will be really simple for a clothing line with an online shop..

    Looking around I found the bests are:
    Bluehost
    Justhost
    Hostgator
    Dreamhost
    Inmotion
    Ipage

    So I don't exactly know what to look into for, I tried to look on the forum also for "this VS this", but it's very confusing! The only thing I get is that I should go with a shared hosting.

    So guys.. which one is better? I would go for 1yr contract.
    Yep, this are the most recommented because they have an affiliate programm!

    In the past I had problems with Bluehost (I cannot recomment them) but never with Hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author ResaleMan
    I purchased many accounts from HostGator. Never had any problem with compatibility with scripts, site speed or database size. Tech support, although we don't need them much, could have been speedier.

    HostingZoom used to be a good one for us too, but we had couple of hiccups with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOlover
    Think of using hosting from a2hosting or readymakers.
    Both companies provide quality and affordable hosting plans with high uptime and quality support.
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    • Profile picture of the author Badgerx09
      I too have been using the HostGator for a while and now have all of my websites hosted under them. I have never had a problem when it comes to uptime or customer service. Only thing I dont like is that they dont give you a free domain like many other hosting services do.

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  • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
    I wonder how many of you would still recommend Bluehost and Hostgator today.
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  • Profile picture of the author tooAlive
    Just moved all my smaller sites from Hostgator to Stablehost.

    And FYI, most of all the hosts you listed are owned by the same parent company, EIG. Which doesn't have the best reputation.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ezio007
      why you think stable host is better? and btw i need django framework and stable host doesn't have python
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      • Profile picture of the author tooAlive
        Originally Posted by Ezio007 View Post

        why you think stable host is better? and btw i need django framework and stable host doesn't have python
        Well for starters, one of our members (kpmedia) who seems to be pretty knowledgeable when it comes to hosting lists them at #2 on his review here:

        Top Hosts in 2013 - List of overall best shared, reseller, VPS, cloud, dedicated - digitalFAQ.com Support Forum

        Their plans were also pretty competitively priced and I liked the fact they included LiteSpeed as well.

        If StableHost doesn't have what you need, check out the other sites on that list. I've heard good things about Site5 and Arvixe.

        Just make sure the host you pick isn't on this list:

        Endurance International Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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        • Profile picture of the author Ezio007
          Originally Posted by tooAlive View Post

          Well for starters, one of our members (kpmedia) who seems to be pretty knowledgeable when it comes to hosting lists them at #2 on his review here:

          Top Hosts in 2013 - List of overall best shared, reseller, VPS, cloud, dedicated - digitalFAQ.com Support Forum

          Their plans were also pretty competitively priced and I liked the fact they included LiteSpeed as well.

          If StableHost doesn't have what you need, check out the other sites on that list. I've heard good things about Site5 and Arvixe.

          Just make sure the host you pick isn't on this list:

          Endurance International Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
          Just to know why shouldn't be on that list?

          btw the ones who in the list can use python are: arvixe, jaguarpc, hosting zoom

          So now I'm pretty confused, I never heard bout those
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          • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
            Originally Posted by Ezio007 View Post

            So now I'm pretty confused, I never heard bout those
            It's like The Matrix, in a way. "Welcome to the real world." You've been misled by fake affiliate lists, and have not seen the real hosting industry.

            A few advertise, like 1&1 or Godaddy, but that's also where they spend all their money. So their hosting is terrible too.

            The brands you mentioned in that first posts are mostly crap, and only listed because they claim to pay $100 referrals. (Most don't however, but that's another topic for another time.)

            Since the EIG buyouts in 2012, Hostgator is a POS now too. Just another low-grade EIG brand. Sadly, few realize this, so continue to praise it for the old reputation, not for the actual current one. Any Hostgator postive reviews you read now can be classified as obsolete and should be ignored.

            Once you look past the noise, you'll find real hosts -- and many are quite well-known and respected in this industry. It's just newbies and laymen that can be so easily misled. The REAL top hosts are companies like LiquidWeb, EuroVPS, Stablehost, Namecheap, Site5, etc. And there's great up-and-comers, like Veerotech.

            You confusion is understandable. That's why I post here. To help.

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  • Profile picture of the author Brantley
    Hostgator all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author GlenH
      I've had a dedicated server with HostGator for 4 years, and cannot fault them at all.

      The problem with a thread like this is you can come away still confused with all the different opinions.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ezio007
        Originally Posted by GlenH View Post

        I've had a dedicated server with HostGator for 4 years, and cannot fault them at all.

        The problem with a thread like this is you can come away still confused with all the different opinions.
        so you think I should just go with a random one, all's good?
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    • Profile picture of the author talking
      Cheap and reliable hosting is available from kvchosting and obhosting companies.
      They have stable and reliable servers and their prices are competitive.
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  • Profile picture of the author webpromo
    My daughter and son-in-law work for Bluehost. They were bought out by the same people who own HostGator (and several other companies). So at least those two are going to get you the same level of service. I also know the VP of whatever-he-does at Bluehost and he's vicious about shutting down spammers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bomtik
    Look at hosting which 4goodhosting.com provides.
    Their plans are full of useful resources and prices are not high.
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    • Profile picture of the author qwidjib0
      Hosting industry veteran here. I just wanted to quickly point out, that most of those that you mentioned are brands of the same company: The Endurance Brands | Endurance International

      EIG's brands all had about a half-day-long outage last week, but usually they're fine for little affiliate sites that don't need perfect uptime or performance, especially if you're planning to push their law of averages on own of those wildly over-loaded "unlimited" servers. For that, they're all probably good enough, and the price is certainly right.

      I do marketing consulting for hosting companies now, so I'm probably too biased to give you a recommendation that the mods will approve of, but if you have a site that's more mission-critical, I'd just look for a more mid-sized hosting shop and do your research on them. There are thousands of good options out there, especially with those running SSDs and creative web server / caching engine arrangements (which can do dramatically good things to your benchmarks).
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Agent
    For the past week, it has been business as usual at HG. I have had no "Site Down" notices from two third party services. It looks like they were able to get over their issues of late.

    I am speaking from the context of a dedicated server mind you. However, in this thread, there was also the opportunity to research other hosting companies. I would like to add an excellent VPS service. It is designed for Wordpress hosted sites. I got the referral from iThemes. iThemes Hosting
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    • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
      Originally Posted by SEO Agent View Post

      For the past week, it has been business as usual at HG. I have had no "Site Down" notices from two third party services. It looks like they were able to get over their issues of late.

      I am speaking from the context of a dedicated server mind you. However, in this thread, there was also the opportunity to research other hosting companies. I would like to add an excellent VPS service. It is designed for Wordpress hosted sites. I got the referral from iThemes. iThemes Hosting
      I logged into a HG dedicated server today and yesterday. They're really, really slow. SSH and WHM are so bad that some modules timeout, and SSH closes mid-process. Again, really, really slow. Even my dedicated servers in Lithunia, half a world away, load faster.

      Nothing is fixed there. That's the norm with Hostgator. You can do better.

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  • Profile picture of the author badaz
    i will go for Hostgator
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffsolochek
    Originally Posted by Ezio007 View Post

    So.. I'm newb in this, will be my first website and a friend will make it for me (not for free haha :/)
    I just got my domain from namecheap and now is hosting turns!

    The website will be really simple for a clothing line with an online shop..

    Looking around I found the bests are:
    Bluehost
    Justhost
    Hostgator
    Dreamhost
    Inmotion
    Ipage

    So I don't exactly know what to look into for, I tried to look on the forum also for "this VS this", but it's very confusing! The only thing I get is that I should go with a shared hosting.

    So guys.. which one is better? I would go for 1yr contract.

    I've used many different hosting companies and so far I've found HostGator to be the best. I know the owners and the head of support, I used to do some work for them. This work was done after I started using them for my hosting.
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    • Profile picture of the author SEO Agent
      Originally Posted by jeffsolochek View Post

      so far I've found HostGator to be the best
      Surprisingly yes. I believe their pocket book was deeply in jeopardy. What ever hacks you, makes you stronger. I have been through somewhat similar scenarios. Eventually it all gets handled. I was lucky, because none of my sites are released yet on HG Servers.

      But it would have shook the earth, had my sites experienced this "anomaly." During peak hours on a weekend as it occurred. Hackers have no sense of time or consideration for the machines they hurt, lol. So now for me, HG will at least remain until I find better priced and performance. (Dedicated Server).
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  • Profile picture of the author Vilvop
    I think you start from obhosting company.
    They have low prices and resourceful plans with high uptime.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ctutz21
    Originally Posted by Ezio007 View Post

    So.. I'm newb in this, will be my first website and a friend will make it for me (not for free haha :/)
    I just got my domain from namecheap and now is hosting turns!

    The website will be really simple for a clothing line with an online shop..

    Looking around I found the bests are:
    Bluehost
    Justhost
    Hostgator
    Dreamhost
    Inmotion
    Ipage

    So I don't exactly know what to look into for, I tried to look on the forum also for "this VS this", but it's very confusing! The only thing I get is that I should go with a shared hosting.

    So guys.. which one is better? I would go for 1yr contract.
    I haven't read any other replies...I just had to give my opinion as soon as I saw this question. Out of all of the "tools of the trade" that I use in my internet marketing business...the one that I recommend over any other is Hostgator for hosting. Before I knew anything about anything...their customer support helped me every step of the way. I used to think customer support was all the same...you know...people on the other end who hated their jobs and it showed with the level of support they provided. Hostgator is friggen awesome every single time. If you haven't made your choice yet...I'd go with them for sure.
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    • Profile picture of the author kid3378
      I had some trouble dealing with Hostgator before because I used a different paypal account to purchase a package. Still, the CS where very kind to help me through. I'm all good using Hostgator for my websites now. I also think BlueHost is good.

      By the way. Any ideas on what's the cheapest SEO hosting website?

      I need some good package that's affordable.
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    • Profile picture of the author tonyla
      Lunar Pages, Green Geeks or GVO.
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      • Profile picture of the author Texjd
        For all you Hostgator fans, wait until they move you to Utah servers. What a nightmare. System support guys are clueless. I have been hosting at Hostgator for about 6 years and all was good until they sold out last year. Then this move totally screwed the pooch. I've got domains down and lost, cpanel showing totally wrong information (even the IP's are screwed up), email problems, you name it.

        I've got clients (web hosting), customers (membership), and new customers (who try to buy and can't) screaming bloody murder right now. What a mess. In fact the reason I'm reading this thread was to get opinions on a new web hosting company.

        If I could, I'd drive over to Utah (new location for severs) and throw the whole bunch off the tallest building I could find =8~). I don't think they could have screwed this up anymore even if they were trying.

        Beware, chances are good that you will get smacked hard if they move you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ratdog
      I don't know boo about hosting companies yet since I'm a newbie, but so far I have heard/read good things about dreamhost, ipage, & greengeeks
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    • Profile picture of the author xtcnews
      Originally Posted by Ctutz21 View Post

      Out of all of the "tools of the trade" that I use in my internet marketing business...the one that I recommend over any other is Hostgator for hosting. Before I knew anything about anything...their customer support helped me every step of the way.
      I found Hostgator to be excellent, but unfortunately I did have a problem with them that was unresolved and I left. After moving all my sites they all worked perfectly.

      However, my friend is still with them and would not move and when I first started with them the support was great.

      Would I use them again? Yes probably
      Would I recommend them? Yes

      They have monthly rolling contracts so it is easy to move if you have a problem.
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    • Profile picture of the author SAHM03
      I have so been in your shoes! After a few more flops than I care to share....I LOVE Host9. Been with the father figure and the snapping lizzards....dont get me wrong they were good. But the support through Host9 is AWESOME! FREE, live online support at your fingers whenever you need someone to hold your hand. Multiple package options and monthly billing, not to mention a 45 day guarantee. Trust me, it's worth clicking the link below and seeing all they have to offer, or just hit them up to answer any questions. Congrats and good luck on your website!
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  • Profile picture of the author RuiSantos
    is Hostgator a good option?
    After all the complaints I've saw in the previous days?

    Right now I'm using godaddy as my hosting service and I'm pretty happy.
    But I want to move my website to another hosting that can handles more traffic (at the moment I'm having 500 hits per day and my website is loading fast). Everything works great but I don't think It will handle for example 4k or 5k of views in just a few hours....
    With my first launch soon
    Which hosting you recommend?
    (a hosting pack that can easily handles more than 5k of customers in a few hours?)

    Thanks !
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    • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
      Originally Posted by RuiSantos View Post

      is Hostgator a good option? After all the complaints I've saw in the previous days?
      Right now I'm using godaddy as my hosting service and I'm pretty happy.
      But I want to move my website to another hosting that can handles more traffic (at the moment I'm having 500 hits per day and my website is loading fast). Everything works great but I don't think It will handle for example 4k or 5k of views in just a few hours....
      No, Hostgator is not good anymore, (It hasn't been for many months now.)

      Godaddy isn't very good, and for the reasons you yourself have stated. If the site gets any degree of decent traffic, it'll be throttled and slow. I saw some tests last week with a 25 concurrent viewership. Godaddy was the only host that froze up when it got to ~20 users at once. Terrible! (HG and the EIG brands went wacky, with 5-10s page loads.)

      Good hosts like Site5 and Stablehost fared well in the tests. The load was consistently under 1S, even with 25+ concurrents. You'll likely be able to get quite a few more, meaning thousands of view per month without an issue.

      Most advice here is unknowledgeable. Watch out who gives you advice.

      Good luck!
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      • Profile picture of the author RuiSantos
        Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

        No, Hostgator is not good anymore, (It hasn't been for many months now.)

        Godaddy isn't very good, and for the reasons you yourself have stated. If the site gets any degree of decent traffic, it'll be throttled and slow. I saw some tests last week with a 25 concurrent viewership. Godaddy was the only host that froze up when it got to ~20 users at once. Terrible! (HG and the EIG brands went wacky, with 5-10s page loads.)

        Good hosts like Site5 and Stablehost fared well in the tests. The load was consistently under 1S, even with 25+ concurrents. You'll likely be able to get quite a few more, meaning thousands of view per month without an issue.

        Most advice here is unknowledgeable. Watch out who gives you advice.

        Good luck!
        Thanks for your answer!
        which hosting plan can handle like 300 users online at a time on my website?
        would shared hosting do the job? (with the plus version of stablehost)
        or I need to go with the entreprise hosting choice?
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        • Profile picture of the author heavysm
          Originally Posted by RuiSantos View Post

          Thanks for your answer!
          which hosting plan can handle like 300 users online at a time on my website?
          would shared hosting do the job? (with the plus version of stablehost)
          or I need to go with the entreprise hosting choice?
          I recommend MMDhost personally. Stable gives you 15% of one cpu core while MDD gives you 100% of one. Stable throttled me about a hundred times (their cpanel displays the throttle number) but MDD has been strong even with 700+ visitors.

          I can't say they were simultaneous, but I say that's good enough for visits over a 6 - 8 hour period with zero slowing that i could detect.

          You should seriously look up BOTH hosts on webhostingtalk, reviews and everything, since they both have discounts there for annual hosting for like $50 - 60.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
            Originally Posted by heavysm View Post

            I recommend MMDhost personally. Stable gives you 15% of one cpu core while MDD gives you 100% of one. Stable throttled me about a hundred times (their cpanel displays the throttle number) but MDD has been strong even with 700+ visitors.
            I doubt that. You're getting 100% usage of your "allocated" CPU threshold, not the entire core itself... See section 7 in their TOS. The threshold at MDD is just s little higher however, I'd be more concerned as to why you're using that much CPU & for how long.
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            • Profile picture of the author SEOlover
              I know a2hosting.com and internetworldwide.org have provided stable and reliable hosting service which is worth every cent you pay for it.
              All works like a clock with them.
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            • Profile picture of the author heavysm
              Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

              I doubt that. You're getting 100% usage of your "allocated" CPU threshold, not the entire core itself... See section 7 in their TOS. The threshold at MDD is just s little higher however, I'd be more concerned as to why you're using that much CPU & for how long.
              I was told it was one core, just not pushed continuously 24/7 which would mean inefficiency on my end. Their TOS says usage for shared is max 25% of system resources. In any case that's still better than the 15% for Stablehost where I was throttled for a couple dozen visitors a day (my lowest traffic sites!).
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  • Profile picture of the author Eternal
    I use Hostica, they are giving out $1 domains for new signups and $1 for the first year on their shared hosting plan.
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    • Profile picture of the author michaelpotter
      I had big problems with Bluehost, so would never recommend them. I use Hostgator and have never had a problem. Great support phone and chat. Even zapped some malware without being asked. Bluehost want $45 a rip off because they didn't clear it.
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    HG support is awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author abock
    I've just had a client bought the baby plan at hostgator.

    We've had issues already, like downtime and something with the email system as well. Called them several times, spent about an hour on phone altogether.

    I'd had an account a few years back, had no problem, but things may've changed since then.

    Just stay away from hostgator. They got issues recently...
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  • Profile picture of the author ozstylo
    go for godaddy its best ever
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  • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
    For 300 concurrent hitting MySQL, you'll need a VPS. But I doubt that's what you mean anyway. I think Site5 would be ideal here. It has a little more resource leeway than Stablehost does. I have a link to my suggestions (and why) or my other posts at WF. Signatures are disabled for some reason in this thread. Can't help as much as I like here.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

      Signatures are disabled for some reason in this thread. Can't help as much as I like here.

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    • Profile picture of the author RuiSantos
      Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

      No, Hostgator is not good anymore, (It hasn't been for many months now.)

      Godaddy isn't very good, and for the reasons you yourself have stated. If the site gets any degree of decent traffic, it'll be throttled and slow. I saw some tests last week with a 25 concurrent viewership. Godaddy was the only host that froze up when it got to ~20 users at once. Terrible! (HG and the EIG brands went wacky, with 5-10s page loads.)

      Good hosts like Site5 and Stablehost fared well in the tests. The load was consistently under 1S, even with 25+ concurrents. You'll likely be able to get quite a few more, meaning thousands of view per month without an issue.

      Most advice here is unknowledgeable. Watch out who gives you advice.

      Good luck!
      Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

      For 300 concurrent hitting MySQL, you'll need a VPS. But I doubt that's what you mean anyway. I think Site5 would be ideal here. It has a little more resource leeway than Stablehost does. I have a link to my suggestions (and why) or my other posts at WF. Signatures are disabled for some reason in this thread. Can't help as much as I like here.

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      Thanks for your help!
      I've read your thread about the best hosting/VPS.
      for my business website expecting like 300 under user at the same time on my website should I buy which hosting plan from Site5?
      for example the shared hosting plan called HOSTPRO
      will do the trick?

      Thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author wwbuilder
    Hi...I use GVO been with them 7 years and not one problem ..support is great and live chat with support desk.. even if you have to pot a ticket in they are back to you in less than 24 hours ....I have 27 websites with them and I give them 100%
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  • Profile picture of the author misshang
    For your information, hostgator has cancelled my account because they don't want to solve the continuous problems on my server (not serious, just identical problems on 5 of my domains within 2 months).

    After I submitted my ticket reply to the point I received paypal notice of my cancellation, it took them 2 mins without prior notice to do so. I have to submit another ticket to tell them I have no access for to my stuff on my hosting that they are aware of this, and that they should informed me and give me like 30 mins to back up. 5 hours from them, still no notice for my cancellation.

    How long does it take them to answer my ticket? 72 hours to copy and paste the former one. How long does it take to cancel your account, within 120 seconds including paypal sent you notice.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by misshang View Post

      For your information, hostgator has cancelled my account because they don't want to solve the continuous problems on my server (not serious, just identical problems on 5 of my domains within 2 months).

      After I submitted my ticket reply to the point I received paypal notice of my cancellation, it took them 2 mins without prior notice to do so. I have to submit another ticket to tell them I have no access for to my stuff on my hosting that they are aware of this, and that they should informed me and give me like 30 mins to back up. 5 hours from them, still no notice for my cancellation.

      How long does it take them to answer my ticket? 72 hours to copy and paste the former one. How long does it take to cancel your account, within 120 seconds including paypal sent you notice.
      What problems were you having with your sites?
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  • Profile picture of the author weblizr
    for handling more then 2k visitors in an hour shared hosting wont be good. cause in shared hosting your cpu and other resources are limited so in result your website wont load fast (if your website just have static pages then you can use shared hosting ).

    if you are having good traffic on your website then i will suggest you to have a VPS (SSD Will be also good) you can handle good amount of visitors in vps hosting . for SSD VPS you can choose DegitalOcean .com .
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  • Profile picture of the author blacsocial
    I recommend Hostgator I have never had a problem with them and their service is great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ezio007
    HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE.

    I decided to go with blue host.. I couldn't even use filezilla to go ftp because apparently there were some troubles to log in..
    I used live chat and it took more than 30minutes just to make realize the guy that i had a problem.. the ticked i opened i never had feedback..
    I just asked my money back and I least I got a full refund.

    I'm thinking about trying just host.. I know should be the same but still anytime money back guarantee..
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    • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
      Originally Posted by Ezio007 View Post

      HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE.
      I decided to go with blue host..
      I'm thinking about trying just host.. I know should be the same but still anytime money back guarantee..
      JustHost = Bluehost = same company! = EIG = 50+ others = yuck
      Don't "switch" to the same EIG company.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ezio007
        Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

        JustHost = Bluehost = same company! = EIG = 50+ others = yuck
        Don't "switch" to the same EIG company.
        so where could i see a list of non EIG companies with support of phyton and and possibly anytime refund?
        and of course not too expansive, 5-6$/month is already too much
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  • Profile picture of the author Ezio007
    I told you what I'm looking for. it's a small commerce business
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    • Profile picture of the author OnlineStoreHelp
      Originally Posted by Ezio007 View Post

      I told you what I'm looking for. it's a small commerce business
      So that unfortunately does not tell us much. People on here will just pop up with their favorite hosting. In reality you need to tell us more about the "small commerce business."

      Are you using a shopping cart? Which one? Magento? Prestashop? Opencart? Tomato Cart? Spree?
      Or are you going the amateur route and using wordpress?
      Are you checking out on site? Or are you just using PayPal web standard?
      How many products will you have? 20 products, 200 products, 2000 products?
      How many options?

      All of these will let us give you targeted advice based on what you tell us. Are you using a dedicated cart, well cheap hosting won't do you any good. Are you using opencart? Well you need to make sure you have Mod-rewrite enabled for SEO friendly URL's. Do you want to have your own SSL or a shared SSL? You will need your own IP address, that is an extra cost.

      I have hostgator shared and have noticed it getting much slower over the last few months. I am using Veerotech for my offline customers and have been pleased with the performance. Dedicated IP's are more expensive than other providers but good quality hosting (lightspeed servers, softaculous vs fantastico) means its worthwhile for me.

      You also might be better off going for a hosted shopping cart where you don't have to worry about the hosting, SSL, Shipping API, it is all done for you at a reasonable monthly cost.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ezio007
        Originally Posted by OnlineStoreHelp View Post

        So that unfortunately does not tell us much. People on here will just pop up with their favorite hosting. In reality you need to tell us more about the "small commerce business."

        Are you using a shopping cart? Which one? Magento? Prestashop? Opencart? Tomato Cart? Spree?
        Or are you going the amateur route and using wordpress?
        Are you checking out on site? Or are you just using PayPal web standard?
        How many products will you have? 20 products, 200 products, 2000 products?
        How many options?

        All of these will let us give you targeted advice based on what you tell us. Are you using a dedicated cart, well cheap hosting won't do you any good. Are you using opencart? Well you need to make sure you have Mod-rewrite enabled for SEO friendly URL's. Do you want to have your own SSL or a shared SSL? You will need your own IP address, that is an extra cost.

        I have hostgator shared and have noticed it getting much slower over the last few months. I am using Veerotech for my offline customers and have been pleased with the performance. Dedicated IP's are more expensive than other providers but good quality hosting (lightspeed servers, softaculous vs fantastico) means its worthwhile for me.

        You also might be better off going for a hosted shopping cart where you don't have to worry about the hosting, SSL, Shipping API, it is all done for you at a reasonable monthly cost.
        So..
        I'm not the guy who's building the website, but this is what I know.
        The website is built from 0. Every single script.
        I will use paypal as checkout (for credit cards too) and it will be done on my website.
        1 product customizable.
        I will start with shared SSL.
        Why I need a personal IP?

        I did a bit of research and those are the hostings NON EIG:
        Hostupon
        GreenHosting
        Arvixe


        I saw for example arvixe doesn't have any cart.. does it means just that it doesn't have the "already built" ones, but not that i cannot put any right?
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        • Profile picture of the author OnlineStoreHelp
          Originally Posted by Ezio007 View Post

          So..
          I'm not the guy who's building the website, but this is what I know.
          The website is built from 0. Every single script.
          I will use paypal as checkout (for credit cards too) and it will be done on my website.
          1 product customizable.
          I will start with shared SSL.
          Why I need a personal IP?

          I did a bit of research and those are the hostings NON EIG:
          Hostupon
          GreenHosting
          Arvixe


          I saw for example arvixe doesn't have any cart.. does it means just that it doesn't have the "already built" ones, but not that i cannot put any right?
          To be honest, if someone is building it for you, then they should be able to direct you to proper hosting theoretically (that being said more and more "web designers" put people on Godaddy... another time...). If they can't tell you good quality hosting to use for your site, why would you use them to make your site?
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        • Profile picture of the author Ezio007
          Originally Posted by Ezio007 View Post

          So..
          I'm not the guy who's building the website, but this is what I know.
          The website is built from 0. Every single script.
          I will use paypal as checkout (for credit cards too) and it will be done on my website.
          1 product customizable.
          I will start with shared SSL.
          Why I need a personal IP?

          I did a bit of research and those are the hostings NON EIG:
          Hostupon
          GreenHosting
          Arvixe


          I saw for example arvixe doesn't have any cart.. does it means just that it doesn't have the "already built" ones, but not that i cannot put any right?
          So guys which one you suggest between those 3?

          Hostupon
          GreenGeeks
          Arvixe

          And I saw here: http://www.hostingthebest.com/compare.asp?c=26,14

          It says no one of those has paypal support.. what does it means? That my "webmaster" can't integrate paypal in the website as payment? or just that they don't give it user ready? or that i can't pay them via paypal (who cares)
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    • Profile picture of the author M@tt
      Originally Posted by Ezio007 View Post

      I told you what I'm looking for. it's a small commerce business
      We have plans slightly lower than that but majorly lower and you are opening up a can of worms for inferior/crappy quality hosting.

      There is not a magic formula to reduce hosting costs. Instead, the $1/month hosts will cram 2000 accounts per server to try get a decent revenue per server and your site will be left hanging day in, day out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    Lots of the most popular hosts are owned by the same company and run on the same servers, with the same customer support. Hosts like Bluehost and Hostgator are examples of this. You can find the full list here. In the past, some of these hosts were good, but lately I personally have been having problems with Bluehost uptime, and I've heard the same from a lot of people.

    Awhile back, someone in Warrior Forum shared this list of web hosts that are supposed to be high quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author Unfree
    I use Arvixe since years for all my domains. They have a REAL live chat 24/7/365.
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  • Profile picture of the author yougpeter
    I was checking out seohosting.com for my website and found this one - dollarseohosting.com.

    Very interesting fact that when you push order or ad now button i cam to the same page where seohosting.com also websites are very similar too.

    Only think is that the price for $1 / c-class.

    But with seohosting the price for $7.00 / c-class

    Crazy!!! Do you now something about this or it is a scam?

    Thank you for answers.
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    • Profile picture of the author M@tt
      Originally Posted by yougpeter View Post

      I was checking out seohosting.com for my website and found this one - dollarseohosting.com.

      Very interesting fact that when you push order or ad now button i cam to the same page where seohosting.com also websites are very similar too.

      Only think is that the price for $1 / c-class.

      But with seohosting the price for $7.00 / c-class

      Crazy!!! Do you now something about this or it is a scam?

      Thank you for answers.
      Avoid the myth/farce that is SEO hosting
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  • Profile picture of the author lavinbatra
    I am sorry, the hosting provider which i am using is not in this list. I am using the services of Godaddy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ezio007
      this is not helping me
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      • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
        Originally Posted by Ezio007 View Post

        this is not helping me
        Everything you're looking at is so called "unlimited". Probably any of those that's decent is Arvixe.

        I'd recommend increasing your budget a bit & getting with a better quality host. I thought you said a few posts back you went with "BlueHost"........what happened with that?
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  • Profile picture of the author sidneyng
    Hey,

    Welcome online. I would have to agree with the rest and say Hostgator as well.
    Great customer support and more importantly - its easy to use.
    I seen people charging ridiculous amounts of money to "help" you configure hosting etc.

    But with Hostgator - you can get set up very easily. Else, there's lots of great help on Youtube.
    If you have any questions - feel free to drop me an IM. Glad to help ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author TangoDown
    I've had HostRocket for about 10yrs. now.... Granted, I had sites just siting there not doing much but after being laid off after 21 yrs. I'm jumping into IM with both feet.
    Hostrocket is cheap and reliable with a lot of software and plug-ins included... great personal tech support for the 2-3 times I had a stupid question... they also spun off a VOIP company and I've had them for about 7 yrs. now $199 per year, tons of features and always 1/2 off deals or renew now, get a year free... Hosting, I pay $3.99 mo. (grandfathered) I think they charge 5.99 now. VOIP works out to be about $11.00 per month (plus $2-3 bucks in gov't fees and taxes per month) price includes 60 min international per mo. .02-.03 per min after.
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  • Profile picture of the author Keith Price
    BTW, for those of you still searching for a quality host, you'd never know it (because he's very careful about self-promotion) but Kingfish85 is the owner and operator of Veerotech, an EXCELLENT QUALITY host.

    When you look at how helpful Kingfish85 is on this and other threads without ever suggesting people give his hosting a try, you start to get an idea of the kind of man he is.

    I've been with Veerotech for about 2 months now and am happy with every aspect of it.
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    • Profile picture of the author GingerColeen
      Originally Posted by Keith Price View Post

      BTW, for those of you still searching for a quality host, you'd never know it (because he's very careful about self-promotion) but Kingfish85 is the owner and operator of Veerotech, an EXCELLENT QUALITY host.

      When you look at how helpful Kingfish85 is on this and other threads without ever suggesting people give his hosting a try, you start to get an idea of the kind of man he is.

      I've been with Veerotech for about 2 months now and am happy with every aspect of it.
      Goodbye Servint and Hostgator. Hello Veerotech!

      I just finished moving all of my sites over to Veerotech based on your recommendation. I experienced fast, helpful support all day yesterday through the process and my sites were transferred very quickly. In fact, it was the easiest transfer I've ever experienced and I've had sites online since 1997!

      Today, I'm up and running and boy do they load fast.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
        Originally Posted by GingerColeen View Post

        Goodbye Servint and Hostgator. Hello Veerotech!

        I just finished moving all of my sites over to Veerotech based on your recommendation. I experienced fast, helpful support all day yesterday through the process and my sites were transferred very quickly. In fact, it was the easiest transfer I've ever experienced and I've had sites online since 1997!

        Today, I'm up and running and boy do they load fast.
        Thanks for the mention here!

        Glad to see that you're happy, satisfied with our services and that your sites are moving along faster!

        -Brent
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  • Profile picture of the author JimmyB
    I'm ringing in for Host Gator!!! I tryed Blue Host and had nothing but problems setting up the server. Host Gator tech support has been great...
    I have a question for you are you designing your own clothing line?
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    • Profile picture of the author zcrafts
      Originally Posted by JimmyB View Post

      I'm ringing in for Host Gator!!! I tryed Blue Host and had nothing but problems setting up the server. Host Gator tech support has been great...
      I have a question for you are you designing your own clothing line?
      Hosgator and blue host are owned by the same company EIG , need something reliable you can try :

      Rshosting.Com
      Webhost US
      Infrenion.com
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  • Profile picture of the author John P
    Im using Scala Hosting for more than 3 years now.I have a shared hosting account with them and a reseller account.

    Never had any problems with them and their support is really awesome.
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    • Profile picture of the author GingerColeen
      I have to chime in about Hostgator going downhill. I was a long time customer and then they shut down my sites without warning a couple of years back. I was sad to leave because I worked in tech support for years and they had great tech support.

      So I went with a VPS at Servint (came highly recommended) but it is slow and I'm constantly having problems with them so I tried to go back to Hostgator with a VPS about 2 months ago. After 2 weeks of screwing around with their now very slow support center (tickets - yuck) I gave up.

      So, yes, Hostgator has changed and is not nearly as good as it used to be. I used to be able to send a simple email to support and get a rocket fast accurate answer. Now, I have to go to a ticket site, fill out a ticket and wait and wait and don't get helpful answers any longer.

      So, now I'm looking to replace Servint and Hostgator! And, I'm not afraid to pay for good hosting. It's important. Going with cheap hosting is like putting diesel in a gas engine. You can start it and it will run, but you'll know the difference for sure and so will your customers. It just makes you look bad.
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      • Profile picture of the author zcrafts
        Originally Posted by GingerColeen View Post

        I have to chime in about Hostgator going downhill. I was a long time customer and then they shut down my sites without warning a couple of years back. I was sad to leave because I worked in tech support for years and they had great tech support.

        So I went with a VPS at Servint (came highly recommended) but it is slow and I'm constantly having problems with them so I tried to go back to Hostgator with a VPS about 2 months ago. After 2 weeks of screwing around with their now very slow support center (tickets - yuck) I gave up.

        So, yes, Hostgator has changed and is not nearly as good as it used to be. I used to be able to send a simple email to support and get a rocket fast accurate answer. Now, I have to go to a ticket site, fill out a ticket and wait and wait and don't get helpful answers any longer.

        So, now I'm looking to replace Servint and Hostgator! And, I'm not afraid to pay for good hosting. It's important. Going with cheap hosting is like putting diesel in a gas engine. You can start it and it will run, but you'll know the difference for sure and so will your customers. It just makes you look bad.
        If you are looking for good support and managed VPS Hosting you should try out Rshosting they are just great.

        you can also take a look at Cloud VPS

        Best thing about both companies is they support quality.
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  • I think Namecheap is quite an underrated web hosting company.

    I am currently using Namecheap hosting for most of my sites, I am yet to face any issue.
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    • Profile picture of the author GaryBurke
      Originally Posted by bizarrionetwork View Post

      I think Namecheap is quite an underrated web hosting company.

      I am currently using Namecheap hosting for most of my sites, I am yet to face any issue.

      I would never use my domian registrar for hosting and a lot on here would agree
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      • Profile picture of the author GaryBurke
        I have been years with Hostgator and no problems.
        why is it when a newbie asks about hosting most reccommend hosting companies that no one has heard of or ones that are too expensive and dont offer good service.
        there are a lot of bad reviews for bluehost and even more for immotion
        Ok hostgator had a few problems lately but they are by far the host of choice for most marketers
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      • Profile picture of the author Ratdog
        Originally Posted by GaryBurke View Post

        I would never use my domian registrar for hosting and a lot on here would agree

        I there a reason for this? Just curious.
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    Hostgator hands down!
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    • Profile picture of the author SEOlover
      You may use hosting service from onlinecares.com.
      Their plans are able to meet the needs of any webmaster and prices are not high.
      They offer a trial period as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Murray
    I've had good experience using Hostgator so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author sunny9495
    I prefer Arvixe,its really good..
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  • Profile picture of the author joebuz
    I've been with HostGator for at least 6 or 8 years now and I have nothing but good things to say about them. Their plans are very affordable and their help desk is quick to resolve any problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author andrisco
    I love digitalocean!

    Great prices and reliable servers!
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  • Profile picture of the author SammiRose
    Originally Posted by Ezio007 View Post

    So.. I'm newb in this, will be my first website and a friend will make it for me (not for free haha :/)
    I just got my domain from namecheap and now is hosting turns!

    The website will be really simple for a clothing line with an online shop..

    Looking around I found the bests are:
    Bluehost
    Justhost
    Hostgator
    Dreamhost
    Inmotion
    Ipage

    So I don't exactly know what to look into for, I tried to look on the forum also for "this VS this", but it's very confusing! The only thing I get is that I should go with a shared hosting.

    So guys.. which one is better? I would go for 1yr contract.


    I will refer softsyshosting.com for your shared hosting package. Great Services and Superb Technical Support. 99.99% Uptime Guarantee.
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  • Profile picture of the author BeverlyDweller
    Buy hosting with HostGator
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  • Profile picture of the author regervin
    I recently moved to Namecheap hosting and I'm very pleased. From all the problems I've read and heard about EIG companies downtime, I personally no longer recommend them for hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author BizWizable
    Hostgator is superior over all others. Their 24 hours chat support have never failed to answer any of my questions or fix any problems I've had. After every chat I've always left a 9 or 10 vote on their voting system. It's hard to find support as good as Hostgators.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoApprentice
    Originally Posted by Ezio007 View Post

    So.. I'm newb in this, will be my first website and a friend will make it for me (not for free haha :/)
    I just got my domain from namecheap and now is hosting turns!

    The website will be really simple for a clothing line with an online shop..

    Looking around I found the bests are:
    Bluehost
    Justhost
    Hostgator
    Dreamhost
    Inmotion
    Ipage

    So I don't exactly know what to look into for, I tried to look on the forum also for "this VS this", but it's very confusing! The only thing I get is that I should go with a shared hosting.

    So guys.. which one is better? I would go for 1yr contract.
    Bluehost is good with free 1st year domain.

    Hostgator is good because its flexibility and uptime. Plus if you planned for adult content website, it can support as well.
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  • If you want something that works without being never offline, and with an excellent customer support, go straight to Site5 or Midphase. I tried also Hostgator (I've 2 hosting with them), JustHost, CirtexHosting and Aruba (from Italy) but they are not so good for many different reasons, that I personally think are necessary.

    See you soon,
    Alessandro
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  • Profile picture of the author fallingdown101
    i use hostgator and i am very satisfied with them. always get great customer Support !!
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  • Profile picture of the author Vilvop
    A2hosting and iFastNet are also good hosts whose services are able to meet the needs of many webmasters with specific demands.
    Their servers are well-supported and prices are competitive.
    They have high uptime as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author SammiRose
    Its nice to be connected with Big Brands, they have some reputation earned till date, one more name, need to be added here is Softsys Hosting. Enjoying their services with no tension of getting website down. Highly Secured and always ready to help. Also Rates are decent, which makes you happy. Overall Results are best with their web hosting services
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