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I have seen information on the web regarding third party hosting offered for free on many membership sites that teach internet marketing. Is it more beneficial to purchase independent hosting or is third party free hosting equally as good?. I am not concerned about the extra cost of paying for my own hosting, I really would like to hear from people with solid experience on this issue please. Sincerely Poppa.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    Buy your own hosting package from one of the top hosting providers out there (I use and recommend Arvixe) if you are planning to host many sites. But if you want to host 1 or 2 sites, use the free hosting service provided by the membership site.
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    • Profile picture of the author poppadufus
      Thanks for your input.
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    • Profile picture of the author poppadufus
      Originally Posted by SEO Power View Post

      Buy your own hosting package from one of the top hosting providers out there (I use and recommend Arvixe) if you are planning to host many sites. But if you want to host 1 or 2 sites, use the free hosting service provided by the membership site.
      Thanks for responding, muchly appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author simonbee
    That's like asking someone else to look after you money.

    VPS is the way to go if you can afford it.
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    • Profile picture of the author poppadufus
      Originally Posted by simonbee View Post

      That's like asking someone else to look after you money.

      VPS is the way to go if you can afford it.
      what does VPS stand for?
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      • Profile picture of the author arleneuw4
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      • Profile picture of the author nicoli
        Originally Posted by poppadufus View Post

        what does VPS stand for?
        Virtual Private Server.

        IMHO, dedicated is far better than VPS (which I would never use) for so many reasons, however, you will pay a lot more.
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        • Profile picture of the author poppadufus
          At the beginning of your response. What does IMHO stand for?
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          • Profile picture of the author JensSteyaert
            Originally Posted by poppadufus View Post

            At the beginning of your response. What does IMHO stand for?
            In my humble opinion.

            But he shouldn't be too humble because he's right. However it really depends on your needs, and if you do'nt expect tons of traffic then you can save a lot of money though.

            Shared hosting is just for beginning sites though, there is nothing unlimited about it, keep that in mind...
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    • Profile picture of the author Anna Maria Parker
      Originally Posted by simonbee View Post

      That's like asking someone else to look after you money.

      VPS is the way to go if you can afford it.
      I completely agree Simon. I messed around with shared hosting, namely Hostgator, and for a time it was okay, but then the real problems started to sink in. For instance, I launched my first eBook and created 8 landing pages for it and linked them all to my PPC campaigns. When the traffic started to flood in, my site went down and I lost conversions because my shared hosting account simply couldn't deal with it.

      I shopped around for a bit and have settled with Offshore SEO VPS. I've not looked back since. Their support is great and I've not had any down time, which for me is paramount.

      I suggest you shop around and see what suits your needs.

      AM.
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  • Profile picture of the author seeqer
    I use a2hosting.com

    Free backup that does a daily backup everyday up to 30 days.

    If you get hacked or your mess up your ass is covered. It is affordable and fast.

    I recommend this hosting company to my clients. (I am not one of their affiliates currently)
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  • Profile picture of the author joeho
    Always avoid free hosting if you are serious about your online business, if not you will regret.
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  • Profile picture of the author Phil Wilkinson
    Some things you find 'free' online are good....BUT, if you're really serious about online marketing, I would NOT use free hosting.
    You will start finding out all the things you can not do with your free account from day one.
    Not recommended.
    If you have the means, dedicated hosting is the way to go.
    If not, consider shared hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Kruz
    AVOID FREE HOSTING AT ALL COSTS

    It will be soo hard on you later down the road.

    I recommend HostGator. Its cheap and it very good.
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    • Profile picture of the author talking
      You may start from ifastnet.com or venetx.com.
      These hosts are low cost and reliable and their tech staff is online around the clock.
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  • Profile picture of the author Custis
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    All the hosting platforms above are great hosting solutions. If you are just in the start of your online business and don't have the funds for vps...go with hostgator or bluehost! both are very cheap and simple to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vilvop
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    A2hosting.com and keenweb.co.uk provide stable and reliable VPS deals which are able to satisfy the needs of many webmasters all over the IT world. Their services are resources and have high uptime.
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  • Profile picture of the author Illusion4II
    Free is not quite enough good for us. I'm using Offshore SEO VPS a longtime. Cheap and reliable. I would recommend this one.For starting your business you should choose them.
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  • If I were you I would go for the safe, simple, easier and better option of buying hosting from..

    sites like Godaddy, BlueHost, Hostgator or 1&1 for a few dollars a month
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by selfdisciplineacademy View Post

      sites like Godaddy, BlueHost, Hostgator or 1&1 for a few dollars a month
      For various reasons explained in some detail, with links and references provided above, huge numbers of Warriors are finding that these are high on the list of companies to avoid, for hosting.

      But well done for getting another post on the board. (Sometimes, though, it helps to read the thread first, to see what's already been said and why - especially when your information's very out-of-date and/or you're not really too familar with the subject ).
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