Web Hosting for small eCommerce Site

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Hi Guys,

I need first person feedback from you. I'm looking for a reliable and not extortionate in price web host. I have been down the roads of Hostgator and GoDaddy before and don't want to do it again. Who do you like to use? It would be for a small eCommerce site specializing in luxury goods.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    I used HostGator for years and then it turned into a disaster a year or so ago. Don't know what happened with them but they went downhill quickly.

    I switched to NameCheap hosting when I left HostGator. Haven't had any issues since I switched. Website stays up and has been secure. Plus, I really like their backend/control panel.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    I would recommend you to go with Siteground. They are #1 reliable and best web hosting, provider. You can opt for a plan according to your needs at a very affordable cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    I recommend checking out Ipage, Name cheap, 1&1, WIX, Blue host, and Shopify. You can usually find coupon codes for them on retailmenot
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    How about Go-Daddy?

    It is both web hosting and domain name registry.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sandakelum
    I like to suggest a VPS. They give more control over your website. A 2GB RAM server costs $10 per month and is much better than shared hosting.

    Your site gets a dedicated IP address. Which is good for your online reputation. There are more benefits.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Originally Posted by amuro View Post

    How about Go-Daddy?

    It is both web hosting and domain name registry.
    Er... did you read the OP?

    Originally Posted by Charlotte Jay View Post


    I have been down the roads of Hostgator and GoDaddy before and don't want to do it again.
    Also, it's not a good idea to have your hosting and registration with the same provider. Better to keep them separate - then if ever there's an issue with the hosting, for example, and your account is suspended, you'll still have access to your domain and can transfer the hosting elsewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oziboomer
    Skynethosting.net has delivered the fastest speeds and good support for us for a few ecom sites we operate.

    Good thing is you can choose your server location to meet your market.

    Speed in our experience is excellent and tech support is fast and they work with you on any issue usually resolving very quickly.

    Also can run mailchannels through them for a small fee and that helps with email deliverability for transactional emails which are vital for delivering good cusomer service. Also keeps you off spam lists.

    Tons of plans and options and you can start on something economical that is still excellent and if you ever want to upgrade the support is there when you need it.

    If you want to run several sites take a look at their reseller plans. When you have the need can go to VPS but you may not need that for a while yet. SSL installs are easy also which can be a pain with some others.

    Best support we've found over the years.

    Best regards,

    Ozi
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  • Profile picture of the author Grazina
    Plans from hostingsource.com and hostsailor.com are worth trying.
    The prices are great and they also offer many services to help you if you lack the expertise to complete a job.
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  • what about one of the ecommerce solutions that provide the hosting such as volusion or 3Dcart
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  • Profile picture of the author mmlux
    You may want to avoid web hosting companies that have been taken over by Endurance International Group (EIG), like Godaddy and many others.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

    I recommend checking out Ipage, Name cheap, 1&1, WIX, Blue host, and Shopify. You can usually find coupon codes for them on retailmenot
    I would stay far away from iPage and Blue Host. iPage is way too expensive for the awful service they provide and both are owned by EIG. You want to stay away from any host that EIG owns.

    Wix? Wix is garbage.


    Originally Posted by amuro View Post

    How about Go-Daddy?

    It is both web hosting and domain name registry.
    The OP said they don't want to use GoDaddy, and likely for good reason. Their hosting sucks.


    OP, Siteground or A2Hosting are the two I would recommend right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    Liquid web.

    It may be slightly higher in pricing as compared to Hostgator but in terms of quality service, they are among the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lauren Proctor
    I agree with the siteground suggestion. They are one of the fastest hosting providers around, next to InmotionHosting.
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