What's the best website hosting service?

by Beau 56 replies
Hey Warriors...
Just wondering what you think is the best place to host your website.

I currently use ThirdSphere :: Web hosting for small business success! and they cost US$24 a month.

Any recommendations for any other hosting services?

:-) Beaumont
#main internet marketing discussion forum #hosting #hosting deals #service #website
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  • Profile picture of the author Mantero Cantrow
    try host gator.. $10+- a month, and you can get $0.01 in 1st month using coupoun code.
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    • Profile picture of the author potionchris
      Originally Posted by Monkey King Graphics View Post

      try host gator.. $10+- a month, and you can get $0.01 in 1st month using coupoun code.
      Hi, where can we find the coupon code?

      Thanks in advance!
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  • Profile picture of the author PRandContent
    I don't have any problems (yet) with hostgator. I also like their customer service system. Very efficient and helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayhew
    I also use Thirdsphere Been using HostGator around 4 years now. Love their service.
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  • Profile picture of the author R-Yeah
    I read the ThirdSphere hosting features.

    Sorry to tell you buddy it is WAYYYYYY expensive.

    I know a reliable hosting service that costs 1/3 of the price with 10 times more features.

    If it is the priceless support you get in ThirdSphere that i can understand.

    If you wish to know more on good hosting you can PM me.
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  • Profile picture of the author kkchoon
    I like hostgator, but most of my sites are in VPS server.
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    Here's one: HostGator coupon code


    Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author JCWHong
    Since everyone is using hostgator... I'm going to throw out my host, which is KIOSK.
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  • Profile picture of the author Liquification
    I've been using BlueHost for the last 2 years and have not had one problem. Pretty reasonable prices too.
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  • Profile picture of the author e-mail2u
    The answer really depends on your current and previous hosting experiences. I use 1and1 and have had no problems so far and it only costs me $4.99 a month. Paid every 6 months. Other's will hate 1and1 but they have been good to me.

    But everyone's answer will be different it's a personal experience type of answer..if you know what i mean.
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  • Profile picture of the author J.Knight
    Personally, if you're serious about having a decent host, watch out for one thing...

    Offers of UNLIMITED bandwidth and a GAZILLION gigabites of diskspace for $5/month.

    What a crock!

    But, say you fall for the lie. Months later after heaps of hard work, trying to get noticed, you get featured in a massive website, or on the Digg fp, and moments later...

    BAM!

    Host: "Sorry sir, but we were alerted that your site was using more than 10% of the CPU, so we had to shut it down"

    You: "But, but, you said UNLIMITED bandwidth"

    Host: "Check the small print. Unlimited to within reasonable use, sir."

    Your opportunity to rock to fame lost, because you bought into the overselling lie!

    Don't do it, unless it's for a hobby site which isn't important to you.

    JK
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Hostagor for sure
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  • Hostgator is the best and the cheapest
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    • Profile picture of the author innocent07
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      A Question about hostgator....

      I heard of hostGator, and wanted to know...

      If i wanted 10 completely different domains hosted separately on hostgator, will they charge me monthly for 10 domains?
      (because i heard unlimited hosting for unlimited domains?- under one monthly fee? )


      or do you have to pay for the 10 domains x each monthly fee with hostgator?
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  • Profile picture of the author tomfra
    I suggest some VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting for those who have some technical skills. Of if you get a fully managed VPS, you do not even have to have those technical skills.

    Much much much better than shared/reseller hosting and the price difference is virtually non-existant sometimes.

    Now if you want to get a great deal on some webhosting - any kind of it, I suggest you try the webhostingtalk.com forum as there are promo offers being posted all the time. And you will find a lot of reviews there too. That's where I found webhosts for my 4 dedicated servers after all

    And yes, I do not subscribe to the "unlimited anything" thingy. It's pure false marketing. Try uploading hundreds of gigabytes of your video archive and you will see how quickly you will get the "we cannot host your web" message from the webhost.

    But it's more likely their understanding of "unlimited space" does not go beyond a few gigabytes. On the other hand, after so many unscrupulous webhosts began offering the unlimited resources, the good ones joined the group just to stay competitive.

    Still, it's a nonsense, it's a big fat lie. I have yet to see an inftalable hard drive. In the case of bandwidth you can get sort of "unlimited" - they will simply limit the max. speed. In the VPS/dedicated server world this is normally called "unmetered" and that's what it is. But the unlimited space - that is a total crap. Not possible on this planet...

    Tomas

    P.S. For the record, I own a freehosting service. I am not attempting to advertise it in any way, I get no income from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
    You should check out - Kiosk Hosting.

    They're offering a crazy $1 trial for the first 30 days. Got nothing to lose.
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Transue
      I'm using Hostgator and don't have any complaints.
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    • Profile picture of the author FrankRumbauskas
      Originally Posted by Li Weng View Post

      You should check out - Kiosk Hosting.

      They're offering a crazy $1 trial for the first 30 days. Got nothing to lose.
      +1

      Since they moved their datacenter to Texas my sites are loading crazy ridiculously fast. Sales are even up as a result. And they have something like 4 fiber lines coming in now so no worries about downtime anymore (their previous data center in Canada was crap).
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      • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
        Originally Posted by FrankRumbauskas View Post

        +1

        Since they moved their datacenter to Texas my sites are loading crazy ridiculously fast. Sales are even up as a result. And they have something like 4 fiber lines coming in now so no worries about downtime anymore (their previous data center in Canada was crap).
        Yeah I've heard they had some problems for a couple of months last year, but since they moved it's all smooth. Although in the past couple of days they were working on something again. Didn't affect my websites, but just couldn't get into web host manager.
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  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    great info but does any one have a coupon on hostagor ?? I need one as I would like to sign up with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richardo
    Blue Host and hostgator is better services.They are great and good service! HostGator actually does provide better pricing on their shared hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajul kaushik
    I like host monster: almost aspect of valuable hosting is available and the service is impeccable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Doyle
    Hostgator is your friend
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  • Profile picture of the author mudmat
    I'm currently using hostgator. It is one of the cheapest and most reliable around. And their support is superb!

    I emailed them the other day to help me edit the .htaccess file, they did it for me and email me back in less than an hour.

    Another that I heard is good is HostMonster - Cheap & Reliable (Unlimited everything I think..). It belongs to same company as BlueHost.
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  • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
    I talk about what to look for in hosting at my internet marketing blog if you want to take a look.

    TomG.
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  • Profile picture of the author dianarupert
    Me too. I am with hostgator for about 9 months now. So far so good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mavericks
    I'm using Hostmonster for one year and I don't have any problem. It is same company owner of BlueHost just a bit cheaper! $5.95 /mo
    Unlimited Hosting Space
    Unlimited Site Bandwidth
    Host Unlimited Domains
    Free domain forever

    and much much more for reasonable price. I may recommend this hosting
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    • Profile picture of the author Wan Mohd Hafiz
      I have been with Hostgator for almost a year now. No downtime yet and their support is also great.
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterLepacus
    GoDaddy
    $4.99 Month 10 GB Space 300 GB Transfer
    $6.99 Month 150 GB Space 1,500 GB Transfer
    $14.99 Unlimited

    BlueHost
    $6.95 Month Unlimited

    I have used both. Never had any problems.

    Just keep mind 'Unlimited' is not really unlimited. You will be ok as long as you don't setup some kind of file sharing system or re-sell hosting.

    Also the $4.99 plan will not allow you to host additional domains.

    If I was going to setup something new I would go with BlueHost.

    I can't post links otherwise I would include some good 3rd party reviews.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Collins
    yommys01 -

    rondo lists a link to a coupon above.

    Or if you're on Twitter you can follow @sitepointdotcom and they will DM you a link to a free CSS ebook The Art & Science of CSS 227 pages. A few pages in is a Host Gator deal and coupon for the Baby plan for 1 cent the first month. But in their header image the have a 20% off your order. I you're going to pay monthly the 1 cent coupon is good but if you going to pay for the 2 or 3 year option the 20% off coupon is the best deal.

    innocent07 -

    Yes about multiple domains. You can do it with Host Gators' Shared Baby Plan and Business.

    You first get your hosting with one domain and set up the DNS at you domain registrar for that main domain. Then when it's propagated and you can access it by it's domain name. Not the IP access. Add you other domains. To add additional domains to that account you first go to the domain registrar you have your domains with and change there DNS to the same ones you used for your main domain. Then they suggest you wait about a day til the new DNS settings have spread across the net. It's actually faster than that.

    You then go to the cPanel of your main domain and find Addon Domains. There's a video on that page to watch how to do it. Or on any Host Gator page go to the bottom and click on sitemap. In the Support category is Web Hosting Tutorials and this is one for addon domains. It creates a folder for the domain name you enter. You will have a separate ftp address for it. It's looks like a sub domain folder but it's named differently and to the rest of the world it looks and works like a regular single stand alone domain. The fact that it's an addon domain means nothing in function and visitor won't know it. They will just see www yourdomain com or net or org or info etc..
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  • Profile picture of the author zeppb
    I got my hosting with hostgater earlier this month. Used a coupon code to where I got first month free (google it cause I dont have the code on me). So far so good though service wise and the monthly fees are pretty low.
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  • Profile picture of the author mookinman
    Try $10 unlimited, first month free..... I can't help but plug my sig here, sorry!
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  • Profile picture of the author MalachaiGoodman
    I had a positive experience with "A Small Orange" (Can't post the URL since I don't have enough posts... Just Google it!).

    Their $5 /month "small" plan is pretty generous and will easily host a WordPress powered microsite. Their customer service is awesome!

    I'm currently on a HostGator reseller plan. It's half the cost A Small Orange's VPS plan. After a point I launched so many sites that all those little $5 charges started adding up. With the reseller plan I can launch as many sites as I like for $25 /mo.

    So far I haven't had any major issues, but I miss the responsiveness and small biz touch that A Small Orange had. I can't say enough positive things about them. (I'm not an affiliate or associated with them, BTW)
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  • Profile picture of the author craigraphael
    I use Thirdsphere and I personally find that although there are cheaper hosts, the features and user friendliness of Thirdsphere keeps me around. It is also fairly easy to promote Thirdsphere to earn commissions. I'd be afraid to use anybody else but that's just me.

    Good and reliable hosting is imperative so I feel like when you find one that works well for you and that you're familar with, don't change. That's just me....

    Sincerely,

    Craig Raphael
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  • Profile picture of the author ChristianM
    If your quite technically able you may want to try slicehost.com - you have to install pretty much everything so you get almost full customisation and it's about $20 a month for the low-end vps
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Stanley
    I would give thinkhost a go.. 7.95 and unlimited everything pretty much. Also powered by solar and wind energy if you're into the whole 'green' thing =). Others in my sig..
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  • Profile picture of the author nair
    Definitely not Startlogic

    Bad experience. Stay away
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  • Profile picture of the author teamincome
    Now have 3 normal accounts and 2 seohosting accounts with hostgator. Have used many others over the past 3 years but now everything is with HG
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  • Profile picture of the author sequincer
    I wouldnt thing mentioning a name would be appropriate,the industry is full of providers that are really competent,and its really competative.
    you need to evaluate what your website needs and research on the companies that provide those solutions.
    just try to go for reliability over cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author DougBarger
    Beaumont, I recommend

    http://1and1.com (1-877-Go1and1)

    1and1 has by far and large been a dream come true for me.

    They regularly have specials where they give away free domain names,

    months of dedicated servers and business hosting,

    Provide you with All 24 hours a day, All 7 days a week technical support

    by toll free phone number, let you add on unlimited domain names instead of having to buy them separately,

    have free apps for building forums, blogs, on site chat, other apps,

    marketing resources, free adwords and ppc vouchers,

    easy ftp and too much to list here without visiting their site

    to get the full scoop.

    Nearly 100% uptime which is the #1 consideration for hosting because

    you do Not want to risk having your site go down during

    a big launch.

    I've registered 70 domains with them in the last 2 years

    and have over 100 sites hosted with them

    and have never had a single problem with them.

    One time someone tried to hack one of my membership sites,

    and they had the attack attempt report traced and sent

    to me within minutes.

    They are the world's #1 largest for a reason as those types of ranks

    and distinctions don't often happen by accident.

    When it comes to choosing hosting and domain registrations,

    I can only tell you what has worked best for me

    and Beaumont, I hope this helps you too.
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  • Profile picture of the author PeteMoore
    Hi Beaumont,

    I'm a big fan of hostgator good customer service, well priced and reliable.

    Thanks
    Pete Moore
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  • Profile picture of the author Spike SpiegelIM
    Hostgator for me. Tried and tested and I don't think I'll be switching anytime soon. I've been hearing some good feedbacks about Bluehost, sounds like a good alternative..
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  • Profile picture of the author RichardYoung
    Hostgator also, and Kiosk is just too expensive for what you get.
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  • Profile picture of the author mhobbs25
    I like VodaHost the best for one, its only 7.95 per month with a 1 year purchase, or 9.95 a month if done monthly. Its unlimited Bandwidth & unlimited space, unlimited websites. Pretty good deal. They also have a very good website builder you get for Free when you get their hosting. I use the website builder for every website I do. Requires no Html knowledge.

    go to YouTube and type in Blue Voda or Voda Host and you will find my review...

    Pretty good service!

    Make it a great day!
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  • Profile picture of the author PattiM
    I've been with Site5.com for several years now with no serious issues with them. One of the features I really love about them is their reliable and fast customer service. I can usually figure on having a response to a support ticket in no less than 30 minutes, usually more like 15 minutes.
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    • Profile picture of the author kkrueger
      Stay Away from Voda Host!

      They canceled my renewal subscription without any explanation.

      P.S. I love Hostgator, they have always been helpful and available by phone or chat. I use them for my personal hosting as well as a small reseller. Awesome service and reliability.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zubair Zm
    Beaumont,
    Signup as an affiliate with Resellers Panel and purchase hosting with your affiliate link. They allow purchase with your own affiliate link. It will cost you only $40.00 per year and you can host upto 3 domains, 15 GB Disk Space and 300 GB Traffic.
    rgds
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  • Profile picture of the author jrianto
    Hey, I started my entire hosting company from being a HG reseller... learn a lot of things from them and now I am on my way to competing with them LOL.

    Go for HG, it's money well spent.
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  • Profile picture of the author keithdougherty
    I agree and I use Hostgator, great service.
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    hostgator is my recommendation
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  • Profile picture of the author laurelwachtel
    Some great suggestions so far, I would highly recommend the host gator service as it is really reliable for me in setting up my own domain and hosting. You can get a great deal with coupons at the moment with for as low as $10 a month! Hope this helps you!
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