Which hosting company do you use?

by John Hillage 29 replies
I am planning to change hosting company as I am getting real security issues on my sites that need to be resolved and aren't being.

Hostgator seem OK with my current research.

Does anyone recommend anything else?

I am looking for something as secure as possible, easy to use and good accessible tech support.

Thanks

John
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  • Profile picture of the author summer07
    I've been with Hostgator for about a year and have had zero problems. I've only got about a dozen small sites, so I'm not pushing any bandwidth limits, though.

    Their tech support department has given me several hours of private tutoring on cPanel, so I don't hesitate to rave about them when given the chance!

    Good luck, and hope this helps
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    • Profile picture of the author kelvin yeo
      I've used HostGator for a year now. Their tech support is pretty good and very available. I recommend them to friends.
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      • Profile picture of the author grumpyjacksa
        i use a local company called Afrihost. their servers are located in Dallas for better bandwidth costs.

        their rates are not the lowest, but the service is great, compared to what i had before
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          I use my own web hosting company, of course!
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          • Profile picture of the author dbh
            I use Pair Networks Inc. - been using them for 8 years with no problems. Prices haven't changed since I started either.

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            • Profile picture of the author Frank Ayres
              I use innohosting the support is really good
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                • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayhew
                  I've been with HostGator over 4 years. Very satisfied.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Glenn72
                    I just switched from GoDaddy to Hostgator. Much faster, but I'm still getting my head around the C-Panel. I've never had a need to contact tech support for either, so I can't comment on that.

                    Although the good thing about GoDaddy was the Google features they had built in.
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                    • Profile picture of the author KimW
                      Originally Posted by Glenn72 View Post

                      I just switched from GoDaddy to Hostgator. Much faster, but I'm still getting my head around the C-Panel. I've never had a need to contact tech support for either, so I can't comment on that.

                      Although the good thing about GoDaddy was the Google features they had built in.
                      I just switched all my domains except one or two to hostgator. ( I have one being hosted at namecheap. )
                      I'm having the same problem as Glen,CPanel is a whole new monster to me.
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                      • Profile picture of the author Marian Berghes
                        a tip for people that want to sign up for hostgator, where they ask for your coupon type "b2evo" and youll have the first month for 1 cent.
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                        • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
                          I use HostMonster, IceStorm and HostGator.

                          I would put them in that order as well...based on uptime, support and features.

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                      • Profile picture of the author Roger Smith
                        As a newbie I have used HostGator for almost a year. Their phone support is great, of three problems I created all by my self the techs had me up and going within minutes.
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                        • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
                          Hostgator is definitly the way to go.

                          Bandwidth should not be a consideration, since you will have more than enough for most uses.

                          Things to consider:

                          SQL database connections allowed.

                          SQL database size/limits

                          Mod-Rewrite enabled (Required for many scripts to function)

                          Support/ chat support

                          Cpanel available

                          processor limits.

                          In my year with hostgator, none of these have been an issue.

                          Best!
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                          • Profile picture of the author martinp
                            I use Hostgator and haven't ever had a problem with them (in about 2 years). I tried Host Excellence when I first got into IM though and they were quite good too - great support.
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                            • Profile picture of the author David Chambless
                              Hostgator. Far and away the best support I've had.
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                              • Profile picture of the author pwebbiz
                                Sorry,

                                I had a terrible experience with host gator....no clue why these things happen to me...

                                Once my server network is more redundant I'll probably sell hosting

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                                • Profile picture of the author Phil Jacobson
                                  Maybe a simple question, but does having my site hosted at certain companies affect the speed of the site that much?

                                  I don't know how all this works.

                                  thanks

                                  Phil
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                                • Profile picture of the author trevnic
                                  *I'm having the same problem as Glen,CPanel is a whole new monster to me.*

                                  Me also,

                                  I use hostgator and so far am very happy with them. Some free video to talk me through cpanel would be very handy though. There's so much content I've never used before and therefore don't understand what it's for.
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                                  • Profile picture of the author Mark McWilliams
                                    Hi John, I've been using D9 Hosting for the past 7 months and their service is superb to say the least! It's run by 2 marketer's from the UK, Dan Thompson and Paula Brett!

                                    If you ever get stuck with a problem, then just ask away and they'll probably have it sorted quicker than you can thank them!

                                    Hope this helps!...

                                    Thanks
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                                    • Profile picture of the author jhongren
                                      I used hostgator. So far no problem.

                                      I just have an incident that my site was down for a while. I contacted the support which misdiagnosed the problem. He was asking me to do some editing to the database settings which I had no idea how to do it. I panicked.

                                      Luckily, I didn't do anything at all and the site was back online after 10 mins.

                                      Im not sure what may have happened if I have listened to the advice of the hostgator staff then. :_(

                                      John
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                                      • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
                                        If you want the best, iPowerweb is the way to go. Also Hostgator is very good.
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                                        • Profile picture of the author John Hillage
                                          Thanks guys I am gonna try Hostgator I think.
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                                          • Profile picture of the author yaji
                                            I just hosted at startlogic. The support has not much tecg experience. they cannot fix a small bug: php scripts hosted there cannot send emails to tahoo/hotmail accounts and they don't know athing what to do. I am considering leaving if they cannot get it to work. I don't wnat my users to complain that they cannot activate their accounts because they have not received their emails.

                                            If you are using hostgator, can you confirm that php hosted there can send emails to external email accounts such as yahoo, hotmail, etc..? If confirmed, I'll switch.

                                            One more thing though, I heard that sites hosted at hostgator are not accessible from China. If you wanted to develop sites that may someday penetrate that market, keep this in mind though.
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                                            • Profile picture of the author yaji
                                              If anyone is insterested and willing to help, here is a post where I asked for help with this email from php issue mentioned above:


                                              http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ght=startlogic
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                                              • Profile picture of the author mdunn123
                                                I use hostgator and liquidweb. I love them both!

                                                I've used godaddy, and boy do I hate them when it comes to hosting.
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                                            • Profile picture of the author yaji
                                              Can anyone help me testing this in hostgator?

                                              Much appreciated.

                                              Originally Posted by yaji View Post

                                              I just hosted at startlogic. The support has not much tecg experience. they cannot fix a small bug: php scripts hosted there cannot send emails to tahoo/hotmail accounts and they don't know athing what to do. I am considering leaving if they cannot get it to work. I don't wnat my users to complain that they cannot activate their accounts because they have not received their emails.

                                              If you are using hostgator, can you confirm that php hosted there can send emails to external email accounts such as yahoo, hotmail, etc..? If confirmed, I'll switch.

                                              One more thing though, I heard that sites hosted at hostgator are not accessible from China. If you wanted to develop sites that may someday penetrate that market, keep this in mind though.
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                        • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
                          I like hostgator, they are very reliable and responsive for support questions.
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