Got my 5 domains...Question on hosting...

by Charles Washington 21 replies
You can see by my post count that I am a newbie to AM. I just purchased 5 domain names for 5 different niches from Godaddy.

What is the best way to host them? I am afraid to just pick some one off DP or something. Plus, I like godaddy because I am illiterate to hosting stuff, and I can install wordpress at the push of a button. I do not want to pay $6.95 per site per month. That is pricy to start.

Any suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dixiebelle
    I use Hostgator and am very pleased with the service. For less than $10.00 you can host as many sites as you want on one account. They also have a toll-free number that you can call for help if you have a problem.

    Check themout at hostgator.com

    Dixie
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    • Profile picture of the author countonuspr
      I use BlueHost.com, but I also like HostGator.com. They are both great and inexpensive, and let you host unlimited domain names.
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    I second hostgator. Don't host with godaddy. With hostgator you also get support 24/7 and for like 9.95 a month you can have unlimited domains and sites. If I have a problem I just submit a ticket and usually they have an answer within a few hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author jazzyjeff
    I've been a member of bluehost for over a year now. I am completely satisfied with their service. They allow you to host unlimited domains so you don't have to worry about buying hosting for each domain. That would be very pricey. What you do is buy hosting for one domain and then you put the other domains as add-ons.

    Jeff
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  • Profile picture of the author Always-A-Warrior
    You can use GD but their hosting is not as good as HostGator or IX Hosting. I use both HostGator and IX Hosting for business and personal.
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  • Profile picture of the author d3m0nb0y
    I second Hostgator. Their support is great. and when I say great I mean GREAT. So far, all of my messages have been answered in less than an hour, one even 5 minutes after I have posted the ticket. Recommended for beginners.
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  • Profile picture of the author JOhnny Depth
    I use Bluehost because they let me host a lot of websites.

    I heard that Godaddy hosting is alway is always off line.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarieReyes
    Originally Posted by shkad14 View Post

    You can see by my post count that I am a newbie to AM. I just purchased 5 domain names for 5 different niches from Godaddy.

    What is the best way to host them? I am afraid to just pick some one off DP or something. Plus, I like godaddy because I am illiterate to hosting stuff, and I can install wordpress at the push of a button. I do not want to pay $6.95 per site per month. That is pricy to start.

    Any suggestions?
    Try 3ix.com they offer really cheap hosting for your domains and very fast servers too.
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  • Profile picture of the author blueleaf
    I agree with MarieReyes. I have been using 3ix.com. They give you hosting for as low as $1 per month. I have my sites there and there is no problem with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author karlp295
    I have been hosting with virtualave.net for about 10 years now and have never had any problems with them. You don't have to buy a super hosting account for each domain name. I can only have six or seven domains hosted & account and that's no problem. All the do is make a separate directory for each web domain and set the homepage to point to thats a domain. It was easy to set this up and saw only have to pay for one hosting.

    I have will also have many he said host later as reliable so I'd agree with everything has been said so far here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Pereira
    Hostgator is awesome.

    Use the coupon code wordpress or jury to get your first month of the Baby shared plan at $0.01 to try them out.

    I have two reseller accounts with them ATM and couldn't be happier.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Sol
    Hostgator "Baby" plan is the best - host unlimited domains.
    Use coupon code 'GREEN' to get 20% off
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  • What about storage and all that? If I hae too many sites on one hosting plan, want it slow the sites down or cause them to fail? That is my biggest concern right now. What type of plan should I look for that will give me enough space and transfer?

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author JamesFraze
      http://wf.clickable.biz/hosting

      Use a promo code:
      FREEWWW4LIFE to get 1 more free domain name (renewed free for life).
      EXTRA_IP_4_LIFE - free IP dedicated IP address for life
      25BUCKSOFF - $25 off your initial bill

      You also get:
      1 Free Lifetime domain (in addition to the one above)
      unlimited users
      unlimited bandwidth
      unlimited disk space
      50GB of online backup in addition to unlimited space
      unlimited mysql databaes
      unlimited domain usage (same price as 1 domain)
      unlimited subdomains (which they randomly give you different IP addresses for)
      one click installs for lots of software (joomla, wordpress, forums, etc)
      excellent support
      upgrade to VPS for $15 a month if you want/need
      green hosting

      Normal prices are $6 a month to $10 a month. I bought the three year plan after buying the 1 year plan the first time. I have not found a better deal anywhere

      Yes it's an affiliate link, but I've been with them since Feb 2006 and I love them. Here are other hosting companies I've tried:
      godaddy - I hate them, they upsell you 50,000 times and support sucks
      liquidweb - good, but pricey
      rackspace - way overpriced, service is just as good at dreamhost
      wewill - this guy sued me when I exposed a security hole
      a few others that I have forgotten over the years

      Thank you guys for the hostgator reviews. I might use them if I need vastly different IP - even though dreamhost gives me different IPs for free (though not dedicated).

      As with all shared hosting, make sure you list your website in the following as appropriate:

      http://websense.com
      http://opendns.org

      shared hosts is kinda like apartment living - your neighbor could be a thug and you won't know until the google cops evict you. (that's why I like the VPS solution offered above lol )
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    • Profile picture of the author globalpro
      Originally Posted by shkad14 View Post

      What about storage and all that? If I hae too many sites on one hosting plan, want it slow the sites down or cause them to fail? That is my biggest concern right now. What type of plan should I look for that will give me enough space and transfer?

      Thanks
      Host Gator is very generous with their packages and if you need more, they are very accomodating. Almost all of my clients and myself use them and are very happy.

      Stay away form Go Daddy for hosting. Nothing but problems.

      Thanks,

      John
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    What type of sites will they be? If they are simple content sites or blogs they should be fine on a cheap shared or reseller hosting account, but if they are database driven community sites then spend more and get a VPS or semi-dedicated plan.

    Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author David Cavanagh
    Hi there,

    Go with hostgator.com - by far the best and I know from years of experience!

    Use "daviduk" as the coupon code and get the first month for free.

    David Cavanagh
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  • Profile picture of the author SusanUSA
    I am also a newbie and very happy with HostGator. They have a very strong support system with live chats. They techies there will walk you through whatever you need step-by-step.

    Also, you can host all five of your domains with one single account and save a lot of money. Ask them to help you learn about this!

    I hope only the best for you as you start out!
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  • Thanks for all your responses! I decided to go with hostgator. I now have 5 sites up and running with wordpress in the root directory....I am getting closer to success by the day!
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisD
    I'd suggest you stay away from hosting at GDaddy because you're going to run into quite a few problems when you want to start running 3rd party scripts - especially those that need the IonCube loaders to work.

    Another reason is for the support... their online help is "iffy" at best.

    For example I had to dig REAL DEEP to figure out how to host domains that were not registered with them. Yes, it's possible, and they do have multiple domain hosting (their deluxe plan or something like that) but from the perspective of usability for a newbie... rather try some of the others that have been recommended.

    And, yeah, I do host some of my domains with GD... been with them a long time.

    EDIT: Oops, just saw you went with HostGator... well, I hope this post helps someone.
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