Hosting Recommendations Besides GoDaddy

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Hi,
Please ignore the title, I meant Hostgator

Can anyone recommend a reliable webhost for a new domain?

I host all my sites with Hostgator but am looking for a different IP address for my new site.

Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
    Step 1. Get as far away from GoDaddy as possible.
    Step 2. Get Hosting with HostGator.
    Step 3. Transfer domains as soon as you can to Namecheap.com.

    HostGator + Namecheap = Happy Marketer

    Also never have your domains registered with the same company that you have your hosting with. If something goes wrong you could lose both your site and domain.

    In addition to HostGator consider getting accounts with BlueHost and HostMonster or any other reliable host not named GoDaddy. This way you can create redundancy with your sites. This is also another reason why you should have your domains registered with a separate company than your hosting provider.

    If you need additional IP's then you should consider getting a dedicated server with HostGator. Each server comes with 10 ip addresses. They have plans at less than $200 per month for a server.

    Hope that helps.

    Dennis
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    • Profile picture of the author Heidi White
      Originally Posted by jjpmarketing View Post

      Step 1. Get as far away from GoDaddy as possible.
      Why do you say that? Just curious.
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  • Profile picture of the author guillopuyol
    You may want to check Kiosk, they are great with marketers and they understand product launches, but I am not sure if they offer packages with multiple IP addresses.

    -G
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  • Profile picture of the author AverageGuy
    maybe an off topic. anyone used namecheap's hosting? never heard anyone said something about it. hostgator is great, but I want to try something different.


    david
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  • Profile picture of the author toddilee
    Mid phase are very good, you can get a business account for approx $8 per month where you can host unlimited domains with unlimited bandwidth and unlimited MySQL databases
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    • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
      Don't confuse "unlimited" with actually meaning "unlimited". It is only unlimited up to a certain metric that the host allows. They won't likely tell you what this limit is either.

      For the most part though, this shouldn't be an issue, but if you are running a very high bandwidth site like a video site, you will want to get a dedicated server.

      Dennis
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      • Profile picture of the author AffiliateKungfu
        Originally Posted by jjpmarketing View Post

        Don't confuse "unlimited" with actually meaning "unlimited". It is only unlimited up to a certain metric that the host allows. They won't likely tell you what this limit is either.

        For the most part though, this shouldn't be an issue, but if you are running a very high bandwidth site like a video site, you will want to get a dedicated server.

        Dennis
        It's much like a genuine no-limit "Eat as much as you like" offer at a restaurant.

        But yet, even if you do overeat to the maximum extend (extent), the actual limit is your stomach size.
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      • Profile picture of the author 123me
        I currently use Godaddy but am forever seeing lots of people complaining about the hosting there but have yet to have any problems myself. However Bluehost or Hostgator seem to be the best two alternatives and my intention is probably to switch to Bluehost in the near future.
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  • Profile picture of the author bannor32
    I use Bluehost and haven't had any complaints so far. Hostgator seems to have the best reputation around though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Hubbard
    For multiple IP addresses you can try SEO Hosting or HostNine. They both offer multiple IPs and are very affordable. I will warn you though, I've been less than impressed with Hostnine's support. It's been terrible at times. I can't speak for SEO Hosting's support. Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author BurgerBoy
    Get a reseller server at HostGator. You can host all of your sites on your reseller server and the monthly fee is the same regardless of how many sites you put on the server.

    I pay 24.95 a month regardless of how many of my sites I put on it.

    Never have any problems with it either and my sites have never been down.

    I've tried just about all of the other host and as far as I'm concerned - Host Gator is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyler99
    I use hostgator, hostmonster and a dedicated ip with bluehost -- all three have given me good service.
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    • Profile picture of the author BlueStar
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      Originally Posted by tyler99 View Post

      I use hostgator, hostmonster and a dedicated ip with bluehost -- all three have given me good service.

      All 3 are excellent choices.
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  • Profile picture of the author MisterMac
    I've been very pleased with Lunarpages.
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  • Profile picture of the author magentawave
    Hostgator is awesome. 24/7 toll-free tech support phone. They were even up and running when their offices were destroyed last summer from the hurricane. IF there has ever been down time with them then I have never seen it before. Actually I use their SEO Hosting (same company) so I can easily change IP Addresses for each cpanel account.

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author jamiedolan
    Originally Posted by Craig McPherson View Post

    Hi,
    Please ignore the title, I meant Hostgator

    Can anyone recommend a reliable webhost for a new domain?

    I host all my sites with Hostgator but am looking for a different IP address for my new site.

    Cheers
    Hi Craig;

    Sorry to reply to an old thread, I hope you don't mind. What was the reason for a different IP? Was this related to SEO?

    Jamie
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    • Profile picture of the author zcrafts
      Hello,

      Yes IP is more over related to SEO optimzation.

      As for me I work mostly on UK sites so I have hosted my website with webhost UK LTD to get better traffic from UK.
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      • Profile picture of the author magentawave
        seohosting.com is owned and run by Hostgator and allows you to have the ability to change IP Addresses within a minimum of 5 different cpanels with unlimited addon domains. Pretty awesome and only $25 a month.

        Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author AverageGuy
    I used godaddy's asp.net hosting several years ago, and decided to NEVER use it anymore. it could be changed, but I will not go back. another hosting I had very bad experience is easycgi.

    david
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  • Profile picture of the author cathyanderson
    I use Hostgator and have used the phone support several times and I found they were really helpful and patient.

    Cathy
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  • Profile picture of the author GingerColeen
    Stick with Hostgator.

    As I see it you have 2 choices if you want more IPs. You can upgrade to a reseller account which DOES NOT mean you have multiple IPs although many people seem to think so. It only gives you more hosting space and the ability to use WHM to create top level CPanel accounts for each domain. In essence, your domains are no longer add-On or sub domains. However, I do understand that you can pay extra (about $2 per month) for a different IP in the same C Class. So you might have 69.14.15.6 and 69.14.15.8, if you paid for a 2nd IP. At least that's what I've read in the Mage forum.

    If you want different C Class IPs (which is what you should do if you're trying to protect your domains) you'll need to go with SEOHosting. Which is just another hostgator company. You still talk to Hostgator support folks. I'm not sure how people are quoting it at $25 per month as I'm paying $67.50 for 10 IPs and their sales page lists $35 for 5 IPs. You can add more IPs as you want and the more you add the lower your cost per group of 5 IPs becomes.

    I do agree as well that Namecheap is great for domains. I got so sick of the GoDaddy interface and trying to find what I was looking for, I transferred them all to Namecheap!

    Hope that helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author jamiedolan
      Originally Posted by GingerColeen View Post

      (which is what you should do if you're trying to protect your domains)
      Ginger,

      Can you please explain what you mean by that statement? What kind of danger are our domains subject to if they are all on the same host?

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author MottyB
    When I first started out I tried the big consumer names, "godaddy" and "yahoo", both were slow, had horrible service, and were constantly trying to upsell me. I just wanted reliable easy to use, straightforward hosting. Bluehost.com was the answer. I have lots of domains with 1and1.com and got good service but hate trying to turn off their autorenewal feature for old domains I dont need anymore. Sounds like I need to try namecheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arfan
    Got all my Dedicated Servers with Hostgator and Peer1
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