What hosting company would you recommend?

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Hi guys and gals...

As of now I have my domains spread over a couple registrars and a hosting company I'm not satisfied with.

So I'm planning to choose a registrar with good (end preferably cheap) hosting.

But with the ability to have lots and lots of domains sharing the same space.
I register about one domain a week and set it up with
wordpress.

I was thinking about
namecheap, but it seems there is a limit of how many domains I can have attached, both external and addons.

Godaddy is also a option, but I believe I heard some bad things about them... Not sure though.

However,Godaddy offers unlimited addon domains. Which is really important for me.

What do you guys think is the best
registrar and host for us IM'ers?

Edit - Google spellingcontrol messed everything up :confused:
#company #hosting #recommend
  • Profile picture of the author Jillian Slack
    I've received reports and info products from Mike Filsaime in which he states that GoDaddy is quick to shut you down with even the slightest accusation of spam, without even investigating.

    He also said, the reports, that if you buy your URL from GoDaddy they are likely to freeze it.

    I've been transferring the URLs that I purchased from GoDaddy so they will all be renewed elsewhere.

    It hasn't happened to me, but I don't want to risk it.

    Jill
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Moog
      If I were you i shoud sepearte your domain registrar and webhosting.
      Use GoDaddy or Namecheap,they are both fine to register domains.
      For hosting I can recommend you Hostgator,you can try them 1 month for only 1 cent.
      Many warriors use HostGator allready.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
    Hey guys,

    For hosting, I like hostgator.

    I like their live chat option, quite
    often they've gone above and beyond
    for me to get things fixed.

    I'd recommend them.

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  • Profile picture of the author hjalte81
    You really recommend HostGator? I thought they were really bad... Hmm.. More replys please
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    • Profile picture of the author Jillian Slack
      I've been on HostGator for close to two years without any problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lillian
    I really like Kiosk - it seemed a bit complex at first to set up each domain. What I really like about it is that every domain has a separate cpanel with separate login. You can work on one of your domains without having to worry about deleting everything in one fell swoop. (have to admin I am a bit of a klutz on the keyboard.
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  • Profile picture of the author virginiad
    I use Hostgator with a reseller account. I'm fairly new at this and only have a few sites, but the aluminum account is $24.95/month and allows you to set up accounts for each site, which means that each one has a separate cPanel, and you do not have to have add-on domains.

    I find that a lot of marketers recommend Hostgator.

    For registrations, I use Name.com, which gives private registration for free. Godaddy charges for that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kid Michigan
    Thanks for the post--I'm new to all this so I appreciate the info.
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Definitely HASTYHOST - affordable web hosting | shared, reseller, and vps. Fast response time, easy to use, 15.95 for a reseller account and they always let you know regarding upgrades or issues. So far, I've had not a lick ot trouble with them and have been using them since October.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scripteen
    Godaddy sucks yet cheap!

    lousy control panel for hosting and for domains as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author hjalte81
    It seems I was very wrong about goDaddy...
    I think I will look into them some more

    Glad I asked this before making a decision on my own..

    Go warriors, hehe
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  • Profile picture of the author TelegramSam
    NEVER go with Webfusion.

    Disgustingly bad customer service and complete money grabbers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Sussman
    Registrar: Namecheap
    Hosting: Liquidweb
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  • Profile picture of the author BurgerBoy
    I use HostGator for all of my sites and I've never had any problems with them. I started out with shared hosting with them and now I have a reseller server account with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author barbdear
    I buy my domains at GoDaddy (using a promotional code from FatWallet) but host everything at 1and1 ... I think their prices are good and the support has been superb. I particulary like how fast my sites load.
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    • Profile picture of the author normpurc
      I have been using 1and1 for several years now with very few problems and the few that I had their support handled quickly.

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  • Profile picture of the author Trixxie12
    i find godaddy is ok, they have been extremely helpful to me
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  • Profile picture of the author Kezz
    DO NOT host with GoDaddy. I sell a lot of websites so I get the chance to interact with a lot of different hosts, installing sites, uploading files and setting up databases. GoDaddy has the worst speed, the worst control panel, the worst features, and the worst everything in general. They even charge for access to the kind of webstats every other host provides free. When I install sites for people on GoDaddy, I have to employ special scripts and methods, because regular things like importing to a database just times out on GoDaddy. As a domain registrar, yeah they're all good because that's what they do. But for hosting, you need someone whose primary focus is their hosting.

    BlueHost are not too bad, but they're not too great either. Everything at least works with them, nothing times out and their features are not too bad. I wouldn't say don't go with them, but nothing leaps out as being great about them either.

    In my experience, the number one inexpensive host is Hostgator by a long long shot. Their speed is great. Nothing ever times out or fails. The features are great. The specs of their service support virtually anything you could want to run. They have the latest PHP, they have cURL support, ionCube loaders, SSL certificates - the works. Their live chat support is fast and helpful. And, even with all that, they are so cheap! I mean, one cent for the first month (with the ever present always googleable coupons) and then only ten bucks for a heap of space & bandwidth is pretty hard to compete with.

    And that's a clue right there. Hostgator can give 1 cent for the first month, and can afford to pay affiliates anywhere from $50 to $125 per individual signup, even if it's just to a $10 a month plan. They couldn't possibly do this without going broke if they weren't retaining a lot of customers long term. This is a strong indicator of the kind of service they offer.

    In a nutshell, don't touch GoDaddy for hosting EVER. BlueHost are okaaay. Hostgator, my clear preference and recommendation.
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    • Profile picture of the author webhosting134
      I've been hosting with POWWEB for quite a while.
      POWWEB is reliable so far.
      The feature I like the most is that you can ask any web hosting questions by online chatting 24/7.
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    • Profile picture of the author hjalte81
      Originally Posted by Kezz View Post

      DO NOT host with GoDaddy. I sell a lot of websites so I get the chance to interact with a lot of different hosts, installing sites, uploading files and setting up databases. GoDaddy has the worst speed, the worst control panel, the worst features, and the worst everything in general. They even charge for access to the kind of webstats every other host provides free. When I install sites for people on GoDaddy, I have to employ special scripts and methods, because regular things like importing to a database just times out on GoDaddy. As a domain registrar, yeah they're all good because that's what they do. But for hosting, you need someone whose primary focus is their hosting.

      BlueHost are not too bad, but they're not too great either. Everything at least works with them, nothing times out and their features are not too bad. I wouldn't say don't go with them, but nothing leaps out as being great about them either.

      In my experience, the number one inexpensive host is Hostgator by a long long shot. Their speed is great. Nothing ever times out or fails. The features are great. The specs of their service support virtually anything you could want to run. They have the latest PHP, they have cURL support, ionCube loaders, SSL certificates - the works. Their live chat support is fast and helpful. And, even with all that, they are so cheap! I mean, one cent for the first month (with the ever present always googleable coupons) and then only ten bucks for a heap of space & bandwidth is pretty hard to compete with.

      And that's a clue right there. Hostgator can give 1 cent for the first month, and can afford to pay affiliates anywhere from $50 to $125 per individual signup, even if it's just to a $10 a month plan. They couldn't possibly do this without going broke if they weren't retaining a lot of customers long term. This is a strong indicator of the kind of service they offer.

      In a nutshell, don't touch GoDaddy for hosting EVER. BlueHost are okaaay. Hostgator, my clear preference and recommendation.

      Thank you... very informative.
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    • Profile picture of the author Powertreb
      Originally Posted by Kezz View Post

      DO NOT host with GoDaddy. I sell a lot of websites so I get the chance to interact with a lot of different hosts, installing sites, uploading files and setting up databases. GoDaddy has the worst speed, the worst control panel, the worst features, and the worst everything in general. They even charge for access to the kind of webstats every other host provides free. When I install sites for people on GoDaddy, I have to employ special scripts and methods, because regular things like importing to a database just times out on GoDaddy. As a domain registrar, yeah they're all good because that's what they do. But for hosting, you need someone whose primary focus is their hosting.
      Kezz is absolutely right about GoDaddy. Whatever steps you need to go through to setup and manage sites on other hosts, you can expect to go through nearly TWICE as many steps by hosting with GoDaddy. And their speed is definitely horrible.

      I remember calling in several times when I was still hosting with them, and everytime they would just blame the slow speed on Wordpress. They won't ever admit that they are the ones at fault.

      DO NOT host with GoDaddy. Period!

      I see everyone recommending HostGator. They are not bad but I prefer HostMonster and have stuck with them for a couple of years now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zacman
      Without a doubt the best webhosting company is.....drum roll please.....

      Site Build It!

      65% of all SBI sites are in the top 3% of all sites. 30% are in the top 1%.

      Anyone know of another webhost that can even come close?

      I rest my case.

      Cheers,
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      • Profile picture of the author Dave Kingston
        Originally Posted by Zacman View Post

        Without a doubt the best webhosting company is.....drum roll please.....

        Site Build It!

        65% of all SBI sites are in the top 3% of all sites. 30% are in the top 1%.

        Anyone know of another webhost that can even come close?

        I rest my case.

        Cheers,
        Zac
        No no no no.

        SBI at $300+ per hosted domain is a rip off.

        Those stats are for Alexa...not search engine rankings. Alexa is a big deal in IM but not in the real world.

        I'm sorry I couldn't let your opinion slide.
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        • Profile picture of the author mannex
          I've been happy with Hostgator. Not happy with Lunarpages.

          I thought 1and1 was good, but they have their own interface and do not use cpanel.

          I used Yahoo web hosting for a while. Very reliable, but expensive and limited options. It did integrate well with Yahoo's web mail, though.
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      • Profile picture of the author jeffdean9297
        Originally Posted by Zacman View Post

        Without a doubt the best webhosting company is.....drum roll please.....

        Site Build It!

        65% of all SBI sites are in the top 3% of all sites. 30% are in the top 1%.

        Anyone know of another webhost that can even come close?

        I rest my case.

        Cheers,
        Zac
        Yeah if you don't have a clue what you're doing then use SiteBuild It. It you want to run a multi-million dollar business get a real web host.
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        • Profile picture of the author CDaeda
          I like 1and1 GoVette dot com
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  • Profile picture of the author silvervioletflame
    You might want to check Host4Profit.

    Their support team always reply very speedy and friendly. It comes with a free modifiable website with your affiliate banners and opt in page ( you keep the list ), 400 Pre-written & set auto responder all set up for your own domain name, plus free resell rights for $24 per month.


    You'll have free access to tons of video training about how to set up & use stuff online as well as many bonuses. Worth checking.
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  • Host Gator (Reseller) and Name Cheap for me mostly. I also use 1And1 and Total Choice Hosting. Avoid GlobAt.
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    • Profile picture of the author ahlexis
      Originally Posted by BestProductReviews View Post

      Host Gator (Reseller) and Name Cheap for me mostly. I also use 1And1 and Total Choice Hosting. Avoid GlobAt.
      Ditto, ESPECIALLY FOR avoid Globat!

      I tried Globat once and actually regretted it, even though they offered a sweet deal!

      Why?

      Their idea of upselling is, we've got your credit card number and we'll just stick the extra charges on there anytime we feel like running a "marketing special" unless you tell us you don't want it...and don't wait too long to tell us you want to opt-out. I get a TON of email, and sometimes I don't get to read through all of it, and every now and then I got an email that said something along the lines of "your hosting plan will be upgraded unless you tell us not to". I would tell them no, I don't want it, and then they would send me another upgrade letter in a month or two.

      I told them I wanted to opt out of receiving their upgrades, that I don't EVER want to be contacted about upgrading because I was happy with the plan I signed up with, and guess what? That worked . . . for about 3 months before they were upgrading me again!

      I eventually ended up just canceling the card I had charged that account to in order to be sure I protected myself. And here's the thing: I had signed up and paid for hosting with them for a year! Not worth the headache of the low price I paid for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pixulated
    I'd vote for Justhost personally.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg Jacobs
    For VPS or Dedicated, Liquid Web is as good as they get- and they respond to support tickets in minutes.

    for the Shared services, I like Site5 because they give MultiAdmin control on my domains (meaning that all my domains are NOT a subdomain of my main one and each has its own cPanel)
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  • Profile picture of the author fypnlp
    currently using 1 and 1. So far so good...

    But will change if I can find better
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  • Profile picture of the author jenna122
    For hosting - definitely HostGator
    For Registrar - Dynadot. Great service, prices and they even sell IDN's in almost every language
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  • Profile picture of the author James12C
    Hostgator and 1 and 1 for domains. Found Hostgator's registry rocket didn't have automatic domain renewal (that might have changed now?)
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  • Profile picture of the author mianderson
    hostgator is my choice by far
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  • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
    Bluehost is great if you don't have a ton of high traffic sites...

    I can always get in touch with support in no time at all, they're always helpful and kind. And you can buy domains right there unlike hostgator. (I think)

    And it has 1 click Wordpress installation which is great when you have a ton of Wordpress blogs like I do.

    Hope this helps,

    Zach
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Flavin
      I've been using hostgator for years. Cheap, reliable & decent customer service. Can't go wrong with them really.
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      • Profile picture of the author nuwav
        Hi,

        I Buy domains from Namecheap and use Hostgator they are very good, the support is great...and have no problems with setting up my sites or any server downtime...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jays80
    Hostgator, easily approachable live chat helps a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnchan
    Whatever you use, don't use HostNine...they have the worst support service you can ever imagine...

    I'm moving from this horrible hosting account to Hostgator now.

    You will be sorry for not listening to my advice, believe me.
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    • Profile picture of the author NoLemming
      Namecheap, Liquidweb, and Bizbuilderhosting. Hostgator is fine until you start getting traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alle-Cat
    Hostgator and Namecheap....... a combination that's hard to beat in my humble opinion-
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  • Profile picture of the author rparikh
    i like hostgator and i hav never occur any problem . i m fully satisfied customer of hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blackmediaprop08
    I've heard nothing but good things about Host Gator plan on making the switch very soon..currently use godaddy and mediatemple..
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  • Profile picture of the author michael_nguyen
    hostmonster is good aswell. You can get cheap deals at $3.95 per month (min 3 years though)
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  • Profile picture of the author lonestar164
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned WebHostingPad. They're relatively new (a couple of years old) and they offer everything everyone else is offering and then some.

    I made a technical support call on a Friday afternoon and was talking to an English-speaking native in Chicago in 22 seconds. I called the next day, Saturday, and had to wait almost 30 minutes, but they know what they're doing. I recommend them from personal experience.

    I also have a LunarPages account and they're okay. I expect more for what I paid. I've used Lypha but closed the account within 30 days due to slooooow tech support. Don't go with GoDaddy for hosting! Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author andy9241
    Lunarpages is pretty solid and not to expensive.
    Check it out.

    Good Luck,
    Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary L
    I like hostgator.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ventrilo Host
      I appreciate this because my experiences with hosting companies hasn't always been positive and while it's easy to find hosting companies to avoid, sometimes it's hard knowing what you are getting into before you have a chance to experience the service first hand. When I set up this blog, I spent a lot of time looking at different hosting companies and ultimately settled on a company called BlueHost. I choose BlueHost primarily because they offered easy integration with Wordpress, but I also liked that by hosting with them, they give you a free domain registration, as well as offering hosting for 6 different domains on the same plan. This is really nice if you have more then one site that you work on, but don't necessarily need the bazooka bandwidth for all of the sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author John_Paduchak
      I host with hostgator and kiosk. Both have great support. I have bought some domain names at 1&1 and have a few small sites hosted there but I'm not a fan of their hosting.

      I've used 1&1 and namecheap for domain registrar.

      John
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  • Profile picture of the author MR2nice
    Either 1and1 or Hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author NickCook
    I'm using Siteground now...switched from HostGator. Very easy-to-use interface
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  • Profile picture of the author CarolinaInvestor
    I guess it might help to have someone actually mention why they do or do not like the particular companies. I tried GoDaddy because I figured they would be around a while and I had been getting my domains there for years. I was moving from setupsite which was not a good experience. It seemed they had one person on staff for support and they took forever to take care of problems. GoDaddy simply did not give us enough control over our database. Canceled the hosting (no problem with getting my money back - thats a plus). I then moved to IXwebhosting.com. They are cheap. I dont know of a less expensive host and you get 5 separate sites with the plan we have. You also get two free domain registrations and lots and lots of space. Unfortunately with some of our sites their email is not acceptable so we moved those sites to crystaltech. More expensive but a solid host when you have to be up. Now? we have sites accross ixwebhosting and crystaltech. Happy with both.
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    • Profile picture of the author cscarpero
      I'm on the Gator and I also have an account with Site 5
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    • Profile picture of the author creative
      I use featherhost.
      They have good prices and they are as good as hostgator (my previous hosting).
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  • Profile picture of the author webmatic
    I just use Da web host and it's great for me. Always working fine and using it for 2 years now plus its affordable as well so i never used any others as of now
    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author zenglen
    I use HostGator, but I'm looking for a green alternative. Also, Cloud Based Hosting from Mosso.com looks appealing.
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  • Profile picture of the author laguna1811
    Definitely hostgator. Love their customer support and very reliable.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMole
    Godaddy for domain registrations and Blue Host for hosting works for me
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  • Profile picture of the author atomAnt
    PowWeb is very inexpensive with decent CS. I have used them for a year and the customer support is relatively good. No upsell, just solid. Month-to-month is about $4.50 and 2 year sign-up is under $4 a month with unlimited domains and up to 75 mySQL databases, AdSense credits like the others offer. At first it was overseas customer service with some difficulties, but about 6 months ago this cleared up and communication is fine. It's worth looking at.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stay At Home Mum
    Hostgator for me to.
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  • Profile picture of the author reynic
    Hostgator for shared hosting. If you need dedicated IP and SSL check out their Business Plan.
    Namecheap for domain names. Free WHOIS protection AND Free SSL.

    Any recommends for best dedicated server hosting???
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    • Profile picture of the author Pelician
      Definitely Hostgator. Been using them for the past 3 years without any single problem.

      Pelicia
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      • Profile picture of the author browntree
        Originally Posted by Pelician View Post

        Definitely Hostgator. Been using them for the past 3 years without any single problem.

        Pelicia
        Same here.
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  • Profile picture of the author blur
    Here is my experience and I've hosted with a lot of places over the last 9 or so years:

    Hostgator: Seems OK but they have an inode limitation on their 'unlimited' plan. IF you go over their inode limitation they will not back up your site. An inode is a file and wordpress, joomla, etc.. has a lot of files.

    Bluehost / Hostmonster: Sister companies. I was with them for a couple years and found that they really oversold their servers. You can see how many other sites on your server (or, more technically share your IP) by going here: myIPneighbors.com Reverse IP Lookup & Domain Check DNS Tool

    HostNine.com: Great for resellers! They have a number of server in various locations throughout the world you can choose to put your site. This is great because each location and each node on each location has a different IP. If your linking from blog to blog, this is very helpful. Support for me was great, although you can definitely tell when a new guy is brought on.

    Godaddy: No. Decent for domains, no good for hosting.

    This is just my experience. I used a lot of smaller hosts, but these are the main ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author dollarware
    GVO is about to be the name for hosting that was Kiosk.

    They have a Titanium package that has Reseller CPanel Hosting, Aweber-like Autoresponder, Video producing tools and hosting for the Videos, a 10-Seat Conference Room and more.

    You can get $1 Trial and take a look.

    Affiliate program is VERY generous.

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author Allyn Hane
      I use Midphase. I have a VPS with them and also 4 reseller accounts.
      They are set up properly for internet marketers IMO.
      Their support is responsive and fast.
      great company,
      AL
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      • Profile picture of the author lissie
        Originally Posted by Allyn Hane View Post

        I use Midphase. I have a VPS with them and also 4 reseller accounts.
        They are set up properly for internet marketers IMO.
        Their support is responsive and fast.
        great company,
        AL
        I am looking to get another hosting company - I've only been with a reseller on hostgator to date - is there a learning curve with midphase or is the same cpanel as HG reseller has?
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  • Profile picture of the author silverbax
    I use GoDaddy and ENameCo for a registrar and HIGHLY recommend HostMySite (which just bought Hosting.com) as a web host.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomGuo
    I use lunarpages for more than two years and it works well for me. It's simple to use and the support is good.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave Kingston
      I know this is going against the grain but...

      I'm leaving Hostgator as fast as I can.

      I have had 5 reseller accounts with them for a good few years with TOP QUALITY service and set-up for IM.

      In the last 6 months they have gone downhill FAST!.

      Everything from customer support to up time has deteriated...big time.

      I don't know why and I am sad about it...but my business comes first.

      Was recommended MidPhase and so far so good. They are owned by a UK company that has a solid pedigree in online companies so no worries with their history/future.

      RIP Hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author dandimit
    I've been using 1and1 for domains, and I've reconmmended them for a while because they have an affiliate program. I'm not really satisfied with them...so I think I'm going to stop using and recommending them.

    I learned a lot from these posts, thanks peeps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Waldo Claassen
    I have been using Hostgator for several months without any problem

    Waldo
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Smale
    HostGator. Unbeatable customer service. Good value as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gama Seva
    I am using Hostgator reseller acct. everything goes smoothly the thing is they suspended my high traffic website under my own WHM account without any warning and tried upselling me an upgrade for a dedicated server. I like their service BUT I don't like their approach.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg Jacobs
    Hostgator's IP pools has been heavily slammed (read, banned and flagged by many services) - and they wont change your IP on shared accounts. Guess that what happens when you offer 1 cent hosting.

    for shared, hostmonster/bluehost supergreen/justhost or even Site5 are pretty darn good. for dedicated/vps try liquid web.
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    • Profile picture of the author SMazinTX
      Originally Posted by Greg Jacobs View Post

      Hostgator's IP pools has been heavily slammed (read, banned and flagged by many services) - and they wont change your IP on shared accounts. Guess that what happens when you offer 1 cent hosting. .
      Had an issue with a site on hostgator where e-mails were being banned by craigslist. Took several days to get resolved. Finally had to create a free e-mail account to be able to work w/craigslist.
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    • Profile picture of the author nikmerchant
      Originally Posted by Greg Jacobs View Post

      Hostgator's IP pools has been heavily slammed (read, banned and flagged by many services) - and they wont change your IP on shared accounts. Guess that what happens when you offer 1 cent hosting.

      for shared, hostmonster/bluehost supergreen/justhost or even Site5 are pretty darn good. for dedicated/vps try liquid web.
      Greg, can I build blogs with Site5 host? Its seems different from any hosting provider
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  • Profile picture of the author greenteazen
    I've been with Hostgator and many of my clients are too.
    No problems at all. Very satisfied and excellent service.

    For domains I used domainhostess, which is an Australian company. Cheap as anything
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  • Profile picture of the author SMazinTX
    Hostgator WAS fine until we had a billing issue. The site has now been down for over 4 days while we've jumped through hoop after hoop that they have put us through.

    Every time we have complied with their requests - they have told us we have to do something else.

    I'll say this - they have been great - for a year. Technical Support staff is good and responsive and knowledgeable.

    But just PRAY you don't have a billing issue or you can just kiss it all goodbye.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeretohelpU
    I got online about a year ago was not even sure what hosting was but I knew I needed it. I settled on a hosting company name Knownhost and utilize a Plesk panel. Not knowing a whole lot right from the beginning their customer support was very quick to respond to my inquiries and questions from FTP to reinstalling my whole system after I accidently wiped out some important files. For my money they are terrific.
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    I use Vodahost
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  • Profile picture of the author AlonzoTJones
    I have been using bluehost for 3 years and have not had any problem with them. The support is helpful and, for me, only 1 time zone away.
    I have tried GoDaddy and 1 and 1 and found that the cPanel user interface is straight forward and uncomplicated. Thats why I have stuck with bluehost.

    I have read through all the replies and it seems that there is a lot of good suggestions for good reasons. It really depends on what fits you best and what meets your specific needs.
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    • Profile picture of the author kelboy42
      Cheap, reliable, professional.....Definately Hostgator for me
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  • Profile picture of the author nota-bene
    Another vote for Hostgator. Have had a reseller account for years now and no problems at all!
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  • Profile picture of the author Micah09
    Hosgator leads the way. I also vote it and I think it is more trusted by many. I've been using this for a year and I never encounter any problems with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author khamleetran
    Hostgator is extremely reliable and very quick to respond whenever I had a problem, particularly when I first started out online a couple years ago.

    For domain name registration, it doesn't really matter. However I now use Namecheap as they are cheap (you can Google "promo code" for a discount) and best of all they have been offering free privacy protection (you're details are not shown on whois).
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  • Profile picture of the author mmpro
    I really like Lunarpages! I have been with them for years and their uptime and support are outstanding!
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  • Profile picture of the author guan70
    although hostgator is the most popular here, i'm using bluehost. so far i'm satisfied with the hosting.
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    • Profile picture of the author mrdomains
      namecheap for regs!
      hostgator as host!

      bluehost is ... acceptable

      aspriration hosting feels.... small
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  • Profile picture of the author ktpasco
    I host all my sites on HostGator and register my domains through Namecheap. Love them both!
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  • Profile picture of the author kimperino1985
    Originally Posted by hjalte81 View Post

    Hi guys and gals...

    As of now I have my domains spread over a couple registrars and a hosting company I'm not satisfied with.

    So I'm planning to choose a registrar with good (end preferably cheap) hosting.

    But with the ability to have lots and lots of domains sharing the same space.
    I register about one domain a week and set it up with
    wordpress.

    I was thinking about
    namecheap, but it seems there is a limit of how many domains I can have attached, both external and addons.

    Godaddy is also a option, but I believe I heard some bad things about them... Not sure though.

    However,Godaddy offers unlimited addon domains. Which is really important for me.

    What do you guys think is the best
    registrar and host for us IM'ers?

    Edit - Google spellingcontrol messed everything up :confused:
    Blue Host or Go Daddy
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  • Profile picture of the author TimTyus
    your power host dot com I have been using it for two years now and have four url's there and I love it never a problem
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Hostgator and Namecheap.

    I'm a "if ain't broke, don't change it" kind of guy, that's why I love these two companies.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yoshi1
    We use Dreamhost. Their customer service is really professional and personal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rozaidi
    No doubt, Hostgator is the most popular and reliable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johncpu
    Im surprised no one has mentioned this host before, so hopefully I can turn everyone on to another good choice.

    I tend to spread my sites around, but I've used BargainVault with a couple fo sites for 3 years with excellent results. And they are incredible inexpensive - $.99/month for 500GB of bandwidth. And their reseller package is only $5.00/month. They have all the features - PHP, AWStats, cPanel, FAntastico, etc. I've never had a performance problem.

    They have always been responsive, but their support is email only. So if you need a lot of hand-holding, they might not be the best choice. But if yopu're looking for the most features at minimal cost, they rock !

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author John A Goodwin
    HostGator has provided an excellent hosting service for my sites, I am very happy with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author nelsonroque
    Most of my marketer friends used HostGator until I showed them HostMonster.

    HostMonster has unmatched customer service!

    I called them at 3AM for a project I was working on, and their Tech Support team was extremely knowledgeable.

    Their features and pricing is great!
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  • Profile picture of the author bha
    For domain registration I use GoDaddy and NameCheap, but I am moving away from GoDaddy. No technical problems with them, but their customer support is lazy and lacking knowledge. Also, NameCheap gives free privacy.

    Hosting, I use HostGator, KnownHost, Blue Host and Arvixe

    Whatever you do, avoid 1and1 for any service. They are horrible in hosting and domain regsistration. Bad customer service, horrible control panel and nearly impossible to stop rebilling.
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    • Profile picture of the author Deligiannis.Alex
      Originally Posted by bha View Post

      For domain registration I use GoDaddy and NameCheap, but I am moving away from GoDaddy. No technical problems with them, but their customer support is lazy and lacking knowledge. Also, NameCheap gives free privacy.

      Hosting, I use HostGator, KnownHost, Blue Host and Arvixe

      Whatever you do, avoid 1and1 for any service. They are horrible in hosting and domain regsistration. Bad customer service, horrible control panel and nearly impossible to stop rebilling.
      About the whois protection with namecheap, its only for the first year if im not wrong. At the next renovation you have to pay for it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Deligiannis.Alex
        Also one important thing besides the good support and reliability of Hostgator, is the option ot pay monthly. Maybe for an advanced IM this is not an issue, but for someone starting and with a tight budget other companies like BlueHost ask you for a year in advance...So thats another point for HostGator.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patricia1
    Hostgator have been great for us. Whenever we've needed guidance a quick phone call has always got things sorted. Haven't tried any other service and as things stand not likely to.
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  • Profile picture of the author davejohnson333
    I would recommend the best hosting company you can find that is located outside of North America. I am saying this for safety reasons.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
    I chose "other"

    I use ResellerZoom because I own multiple domains and plan on flipping some of them in the future. I have a lot more control over the domains with a proper reseller account. They have great plans at great prices, and they are all fully upgradeable. Technical Support are fast and really helpful...I rate them 9/10

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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Pavlis
    For Hosting....... HostGator

    For Domains...... Go Daddy

    These are my favorites, besides you can you watch Bob Parsons and the Go Daddy girls.
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  • Profile picture of the author coco james
    i am at hostgator , i am going to be upgrading to a resellers account and i am looking for someone else that is doing the same, i thought we could exchange affilate numbers,
    and reduce the monthly cost.ANYONE INTERESTED U CAN SEND ME A PM
    THANKS
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  • Profile picture of the author igorGriffiths
    I have finally settled down with hostgator, they are fantastic, I do not have many problems but when I have they were sorted out super fast, the quickest resolution so far has been 15 minutes in total. Just love the fact that they keep everything simple and let me get on without putting hurdles in the way.

    I hope 1&1 have sorted themselves out as during time I was with them it was horrendous, their faqs prior to sign up would illustrate the features forgetting to mention that these features were only available with certain membership levels, I think I had to rise up 3 levels before I got most of the features they had promised on their sales page, tough time and glad when I escaped.

    The other I have tried is Hostazar and with this unless you are clinically insane, do not go anywhere near. I have been trying to cancel my account for 6 months, their customer service is appalling, in fact on the 1st of October I am going to take legal advice on the matter!
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    • Profile picture of the author zcrafts
      Hello,

      I use Web hosting UK for 3 years , I feel I have found he the best UK web hosting provider in my last 7 years of IP profession. There up time is fantastic, customer support is 24/7 ,always ready to help me when I need assistance. That's what get for them ..Complete peace of mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author cebuana
    I suggest keeping your hosting and your domain registrar separate. I used to use bluehost but someone broke into one of my sites once and bluehost warned me that i needed to correct it in 3 days, then shut down my huge site the next day without warning. I told the story to hostgator and they said if someone broke into my site they would help me correct the problem rather than shutting me down. I have been with them ever since and have a few multiple website accounts with them. There service is very prompt and helpful, unlike other experiences i have encountered.
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  • Profile picture of the author AcmeDude
    I have used Hostgator hsoting for over a year now never have had any problems. The support chat is top notch, when you need to get some additional informantion.
    Also started to use GVO hosting what isnt bad either.

    For domains i use mostly Godaddy, but have heard nearlyfreespeeh.com offers .com domains for 8.99$.
    Namecheap - 9,98$, Hostgator 15$, Godaddy 11.14$. Only with Godaddy you can use some coupons to get some discount on the domain purches.
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    • Profile picture of the author frodo77
      I use Bluehost and today they changed my primary domain within 90 minutes - very impressed. I use Namecheap to register domains.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Noel
        At the end of October I am switching to GVO they offer everything from e-mail autoresponder, conference room, video production and excellent training and support for like $50.00 for their best package.
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  • Profile picture of the author darren13
    Hi
    Im fairly new to IM and have found Hostgator to be very helpful and easy to get the hang of.
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  • Profile picture of the author DomainZaar
    I would highly recommend HostGator if you want shared hosting. If you need VPS or dedicated, I would not look anywhere other than at WiredTree. We've had quite a few servers with them over the last 2 years, and they have been truly fantastic.
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      • Profile picture of the author AX
        Originally Posted by johnma View Post

        Hmmm.. Ive never heard of Wiredtree, I'll have to check them out as I am starting to look into getting a dedicated server.
        Thanks for the advice.
        Originally Posted by DomainZaar View Post

        I would highly recommend HostGator if you want shared hosting. If you need VPS or dedicated, I would not look anywhere other than at WiredTree. We've had quite a few servers with them over the last 2 years, and they have been truly fantastic.

        Yes WiredTree is an exceptional hosting provider if you are looking for a managed service,especially their support is very good.I've nothing but good experiences with them.

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  • Profile picture of the author vijay08
    In all sincerity Hostgator has been great, with superb customer services cost effective, and 100% up-time. I recommend their services. As for domain registrar I have using Namecheap without much ado.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacquey
    I voted for hostgator.

    I guess it's simply good.
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  • Profile picture of the author JonathanB
    Hostgator is my vote, the customer support is really friendly, and instant! Cheap too. I have a shared hosting account so I couldn't really give my opinion on servers or virtual servers.
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