About domain name and hosting

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Can anyone suggest reliable and cheap hosting? I am on Godaddy purchasing a domain name and I was going to include the hosting with it but the subtotal was over 100 dollars. That seems ridiculous to me but then again I have never done hosting or purchased a domain name before. Can anyone help?
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  • Profile picture of the author Pace07
    Hey check out hostgator, I heard it was really good and its only about 10$/month

    Cheers,
    Emma
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  • Profile picture of the author Gclunis
    oh sweet so hostgator it is..thanks guys. Ali thanks for the tip i'll definitely look into it.
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  • Profile picture of the author UndeniableSpirit
    HostGator is the winner in my books :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Whatever you do, don't get Godaddy hosting. World's worst. Hostgator is cheap and you get to host unlimited domains, databases on one hosting acct.
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    • Profile picture of the author Terri Tutten
      I used to have Godaddy and it was terrible - I hated their clunky interface, among other things.

      I switched over to Hostgator and I've never looked back. They're the best!
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Morgan
        GoDaddy's support sucks too. If you call them with any problem, they rush to find reasons they can't help you.

        For instance, every one of my domains that was on certain server got a server 500 error all at once. They told me for hours that "we don't support custom scripts" and that it was something I did (to 21 domains all at once). The next day without doing a thing my sites were all back up. That's the kind of service you can expect there.

        Host gator is cheap, and their service is far better. I second the previous recommendations, buy your domains at Godaddy, and host with host gator.
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        • Profile picture of the author SickHippie
          Originally Posted by Jeremy Morgan View Post

          GoDaddy's support sucks too. If you call them with any problem, they rush to find reasons they can't help you.

          For instance, every one of my domains that was on certain server got a server 500 error all at once. They told me for hours that "we don't support custom scripts" and that it was something I did (to 21 domains all at once). The next day without doing a thing my sites were all back up. That's the kind of service you can expect there.

          Host gator is cheap, and their service is far better. I second the previous recommendations, buy your domains at Godaddy, and host with host gator.
          I remember hearing somewhere that their tech support people were also sales people - the whole goal of any conversation with the being to sell you on extra services... That was a couple years ago, so I don't know if it's still true - but I wouldn't be surprised.

          On a side note, how are things in Wilsonville? I just moved from Tualatin!
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  • Profile picture of the author SickHippie
    Godaddy is quite possibly the worst hosting of all time. Hostgator, on the other hand is really great, especially for the price. The servers can be a little slow at times on their shared hosting, but nothing too drastic. An extra second or two of load time, every so often.

    I stopped using their servers for email once I got Google Apps for Domains, though. I've had email not make it through their filters before, not pleasant. Haven't lost an email (that I know of) with Google yet though.
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  • Profile picture of the author tommen
    I buy domain names at GoDaddy and host my blogs at Hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author BurgerBoy
    I've hosted at HostGator for 3 years now and have never had any problems or sites down time with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author The IM Prodigy
    Host Gator is where it is at. I've used them for years and they are great across the board. Price, customer support, ease of use etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author JWB
    Originally Posted by Gclunis View Post

    Can anyone suggest reliable and cheap hosting? I am on Godaddy purchasing a domain name and I was going to include the hosting with it but the subtotal was over 100 dollars. That seems ridiculous to me but then again I have never done hosting or purchased a domain name before. Can anyone help?

    Sometimes, cheaper is not better..you get
    what you pay for nowadays...

    also...there are new opportunities regarding hosting and
    domains that are totally fantastic.....

    You can even make residual income month after month on certain
    companies..

    So it pays to keep your mind clear and your options open
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