Which Hosting company do you think is the best?

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I would like your input on which hosting company you think is the best. I have heard the best is GoDaddy or HostGator. I wanted to ask people that has actually used these services.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Vincent
    I've used Hostgator in the past for a shared hosting account in the past and highly recommend them. For a VPS account I would recommend Bluehost...I've been using them for a few years now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Originally Posted by steve875 View Post

    I would like your input on which hosting company you think is the best. I have heard the best is GoDaddy or HostGator. I wanted to ask people that has actually used these services.
    It depends on what your requirements are. 90% of the hosts that offer "unlimited" this & that, are all the same, just operating under a different brand.
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  • Profile picture of the author madh2h
    Godaddy is a worth hosting site ever. Never go with their Windows Hosting Servers. If your a techi/geek, go for Open Shift or Digital Ocean Cloud Hosting Servers. They are the best and helps a lot for SEO too! Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Douriff
    I don't really understand why everybody goes with hostgator or godady. before becoming interested in IM, I was running non commercial art site for more then 10 yrs with budget hosting comp. and when I started to play with ideaoof IM I hosted my 5 test sites for few cents each and evth works like charm. In case of floods of traffic is always easy to upgrade.
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    • Originally Posted by Douriff View Post

      I don't really understand why everybody goes with hostgator or godady.
      For the same reason everyone only clicks back and forth between Facebook and the Warrior Forum all day long, while forgetting that there are well over 600 million other sites to explore.
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      • Profile picture of the author cferfland247
        Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

        For the same reason everyone only clicks back and forth between Facebook and the Warrior Forum all day long, while forgetting that there are well over 600 million other sites to explore.
        I second this

        My experience with Hostgator is great so far and I can recommend Hostgator of course.
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      • Profile picture of the author Douriff
        Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

        For the same reason everyone only clicks back and forth between Facebook and the Warrior Forum all day long, while forgetting that there are well over 600 million other sites to explore.
        yeah you are right, and then everybody is complaining when the company becomes big uncontrollable monster . Stop feeding the monsters!! .
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      • Profile picture of the author sethdrebitko
        I used dreamhost previously and experienced atrocious downtime. Have since moved to hostgator and experienced no issues. They are extra awesome if you're not to much of a technical person at the moment.
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      • Profile picture of the author Iqball
        Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

        For the same reason everyone only clicks back and forth between Facebook and the Warrior Forum all day long, while forgetting that there are well over 600 million other sites to explore.
        Yes Very Good Point

        Also when you Google "Web Hosting" 600 million Hosting companies come up and
        i bet your bottom on the dollar they are all bought out by.....wait for it EIG!!
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  • Profile picture of the author svri
    GoDaddy is a domain registrar, they just do hosting for that extra money. In my opinion, GoDaddy hosting is terrible compared to BlueHost or Hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author Douriff
    It's always good to check with webhostingtalk forums to see reviews and recent offers.There are gazillions of hosting companies. It's a very competitive market, so chances that small guys will offer a better service are big. . I'm hosting on halfdollar hosting which literally costs half dollar, and has awesome support.
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  • Profile picture of the author karolina2004
    Hostgator and GoDaddy... they are my best
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    • Profile picture of the author themichaelcook
      I use both Bluehost and IPage...

      Ipage has got alot of bad rep over the internet and I've used them for around a year and a half and have never had a problem with them except once and it was something I did that caused that problem.

      I use iPage because my fiancee bought me 3 years worth of it, So why not use it ya know. The only thing different about iPage is they use a different c-panel than most other hosts. Which isn't a bad thing in my honest opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author kupang
      Originally Posted by karolina2004 View Post

      Hostgator and GoDaddy... they are my best
      GoDaddy... it the best for me, I used them for few years and didn't face any problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author play2win727
    I use hostgator and bluehost for my money sites and SEO hosting for my blog network. I like bluehost a little better because of there customer support.
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  • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
    This site is so frustrating, when it comes to hosting. (Read honest reviews at webhostingtalk.com and use it to find real hosts.) What people always recommend here is the fake "top 10" hosts. They don;t know any better. They've been duped for so long. The suggestions here are always for the 4 worst hosts:
    - Godaddy
    - Yahoo
    - 1&1
    - the 50+ EIG brands (the SAME COMPANY! SAME HOST!) that includes Hostgator, Bluehost, iPage, Fatcow, Justhost, etc. The customers often don't even know they're dealing with the same company.

    That advice is terrible.

    If you want a good non-EIG host, that doesn't screw over it's customers (1&1, Godaddy), and doesn't run lousy outdated servers (Yahoo) ... and you want unlimited ... look at Arvixe or Site5. Those are excellent companies. If you want to have your resources specified (aka not "unlimited"), then go with Stablehost or MDD Hosting. I could name at least 20-30 great hosts here.

    The reason good hosts don't show up on fake "top 10" lists is because they don't pay affiliates $100+ each -- assuming they even pay them. (That's another topic.) They might have no affiliates program, or only pay smart amounts (about $20 each). This also means those hosts are spending money on providing good servers, by not paying it all away on BS marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author 4DayWeekend
      For shared hosting I've always had good experience with Hostgator in the USA and Vidahost in the UK. Haven't had a dedicated server for years, so couldn't comment on that.
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    • Profile picture of the author fatafat
      Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

      This site is so frustrating, when it comes to hosting. (Read honest reviews at webhostingtalk.com and use it to find real hosts.) What people always recommend here is the fake "top 10" hosts. They don;t know any better. They've been duped for so long. The suggestions here are always for the 4 worst hosts:
      - Godaddy
      - Yahoo
      - 1&1
      - the 50+ EIG brands (the SAME COMPANY! SAME HOST!) that includes Hostgator, Bluehost, iPage, Fatcow, Justhost, etc. The customers often don't even know they're dealing with the same company.

      That advice is terrible.

      If you want a good non-EIG host, that doesn't screw over it's customers (1&1, Godaddy), and doesn't run lousy outdated servers (Yahoo) ... and you want unlimited ... look at Arvixe or Site5. Those are excellent companies. If you want to have your resources specified (aka not "unlimited"), then go with Stablehost or MDD Hosting. I could name at least 20-30 great hosts here.

      The reason good hosts don't show up on fake "top 10" lists is because they don't pay affiliates $100+ each -- assuming they even pay them. (That's another topic.) They might have no affiliates program, or only pay smart amounts (about $20 each). This also means those hosts are spending money on providing good servers, by not paying it all away on BS marketing.
      I second this post as 1&1 has been ripping me off this offer after offer but very low service on the things that matter
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonlwe
    Originally Posted by steve875 View Post

    I would like your input on which hosting company you think is the best. I have heard the best is GoDaddy or HostGator. I wanted to ask people that has actually used these services.
    For me, GoDaddy is for domains and HostGator for Hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    I was on HostGator baby croc plan for nearly 3 years. The service was good overall, but when I switched to Stablehost earlier this year, I noticed that sites load far quicker. This was even before HG migrated over to slower servers.
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  • Profile picture of the author jrenzi
    I've been using hostgator for 6 years, never had a problem. I'm using a shared account where I host lots of websites.

    What I really like about them is their customer service. I had to contact support at 3am sometimes and the operators via chat have spent lots of time trying to solve my issues.

    Can't comment on other hostings since I've always worked with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Alan
    I have active Hostgator and Blue Host accounts. I liked Hostgator in the past, but since they moved data centers it has been really bad. I wouldn’t recommend going with them until they get their problems sorted out. Blue Host is fine I never had any problems with them. I am going to get an iPage account in the near future yes I know they are owned by the same company that owns the other two, but if you watch their site for sales they have been doing $1 a month sales so it is $24 for two years of hosting plus a free domain name registration.
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    • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
      Originally Posted by Mark Alan View Post

      I have active Hostgator and Blue Host accounts. I liked Hostgator in the past, but since they moved data centers it has been really bad. I wouldn’t recommend going with them until they get their problems sorted out. Blue Host is fine I never had any problems with them.
      Hostgator is now in the Bluehost datacenter. That's where they migrated to.
      BH = HG now, for all intents and purposes.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Alan
        Yes, I know that but it was the migration part that is screwed up. My sites on Blue Host are stable and I haven’t had any problems.



        Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

        Hostgator is now in the Bluehost datacenter. That's where they migrated to.
        BH = HG now, for all intents and purposes.
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  • Profile picture of the author ContentWritingPhD
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    There are many of them –Hostgator, Ipage, Bluehost, GoDaddy and the list can go on and on. All of them are actually great and they’ve been used by many people but if you want to land to the best web hosting company, I have a few tips for you.

    1. Take a closer look that each potential web host offers. Usually, they would offer personal, business and corporate hosting at varied rates. Pick one that suits the purpose of your site and your budget as well.


    2. Check the offered storage space. Remember all the time that you have to choose based on what you need. If you plan to upload lots of videos then choose a plan with lots of storage space.


    3. Choose a hosting company with 24/7 support. This is very important because just in case you need assistance with an issue, you don’t want to wait for the next business day before you get to talk to someone on the phone to help out.

    Aside from these tips, don’t forget to check on reviews of the highly rated web hosting companies. Doing this should give you a better idea of each one of them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rsherwood
      Cool handle or Purely Hosting are my top picks right now.

      Haven't really conversed with the guys at Cool handle but I have had multiple phone calls and email help from the team at Purely Hosting.

      Service wise both are pretty equal!

      Good luck,

      R.S
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by ContentWritingPhD View Post

      There are many of them -Hostgator, Ipage, Bluehost, GoDaddy and the list can go on and on. All of them are actually great and they've been used by many people but if you want to land to the best web hosting company, I have a few tips for you.

      1. Take a closer look that each potential web host offers. Usually, they would offer personal, business and corporate hosting at varied rates. Pick one that suits the purpose of your site and your budget as well.


      2. Check the offered storage space. Remember all the time that you have to choose based on what you need. If you plan to upload lots of videos then choose a plan with lots of storage space.


      3. Choose a hosting company with 24/7 support. This is very important because just in case you need assistance with an issue, you don't want to wait for the next business day before you get to talk to someone on the phone to help out.

      Aside from these tips, don't forget to check on reviews of the highly rated web hosting companies. Doing this should give you a better idea of each one of them.
      1. Check resources? Everything you listed claims to offer the exact same thing...in fact, they're all the same company.

      2. 90% of those reviews on the highly rated companies are fake reviews pushed by affiliates. They're only worried about getting paid, not referring quality services to ones requiring it. Why else would every single review site have the same exact web hosts on there? Come on...
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      • Profile picture of the author Omiro
        Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

        1. Check resources? Everything you listed claims to offer the exact same thing...in fact, they're all the same company.

        2. 90% of those reviews on the highly rated companies are fake reviews pushed by affiliates. They're only worried about getting paid, not referring quality services to ones requiring it. Why else would every single review site have the same exact web hosts on there? Come on...
        Just because you see a hosting company on an affiliate lander doesn't mean that it is a bad host. They could be a mediocre or bad host, or great and give great commissions.

        Generally if you're paying $5-$10 for unlimited everything you aren't going to get much, it's cheap because it's you and 10,000 of your closest online buddies
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        • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
          Originally Posted by Omiro View Post

          Just because you see a hosting company on an affiliate lander doesn't mean that it is a bad host. They could be a mediocre or bad host, or great and give great commissions.

          Generally if you're paying $5-$10 for unlimited everything you aren't going to get much, it's cheap because it's you and 10,000 of your closest online buddies
          Find me a "top ten" or any other highly ranked page in the search engines that isn't littered with the same exact reviews & affiliate links all to the same place..

          It's only cheap & you & 10,000 others with the companies in question. I bet if they weren't paying $50-$100 a pop none of them would be listed on those sites.
          Here ya go - a fairly unbiased site known the the hosting & IT industry for quite some time. iPage Reviews by 37 Users & Our Experts - yes, they have affiliate links however, pushing affiliates isn't their sole purpose for the site.

          There's few web hosts out there that provide amazing services that also pay high commissions. These companies feel it's better to reinvest in their company, infrastructure etc vs wasting it on marketing. GoDaddy for example - what do you think their ratio is of advertising is to reinvestment? I've seen servers there with upwards or 5,000 sites hosted on 1 IP address.
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  • Profile picture of the author Omiro
    what's your budget?
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  • Profile picture of the author flovin
    I never have a problem with hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author retireblogging
    I have used Godaddy for hosting all of my niche blogs. I register my domains through them and then use their hosting....I have not had any issues and their customer service has been great. They rock with wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author muffty
    I use Hostgator and have no complaints about them!

    I find they are very user friendly, provide excellent support via email or instant chat, they also have a great range of video tutorials for those who are just starting out and they are very cost effective - so that's my recommendation!
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  • Profile picture of the author smith33122
    I have used most of the top hosters and without doubt Name Cheap has been the best for me
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  • Profile picture of the author theaffiliategeek
    Asking broad question like what hosting company do we think is best without any details such as what you are using it for, how much you are willing to invest, so on.....

    Well, it's a lot like walking in a crowded room and picking up a megaphone and shouting
    "What kind of car is the best?"

    It's not likely you will get a definitive answer. I admit I may not be adding any value
    to this particular post, but perhaps it will help someone in the future. I'm just as guilty
    of this as the next guy. What I'm slowly learning is,when I ask better questions,
    I tend to get better answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author basse
    for my own hosting => godaddy
    as affiliate => hostgator
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Alan
    Just signed up for my iPage account. I will let you know how it goes.
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  • Profile picture of the author wesawu
    I have 15 sites with Namecheap and have never had an issue. I will never use GoDaddy. I tried them with 1 site as a test and they screwed up big time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mikaedi88
    Taking the plunge, purchased my domain through GoDaddy, my hosting through HostGator for my site..the nameservers were transferred over to hostGator fine, then the problems started.
    Passwords provided didn't work to enable me to access my CPanel, finally after day 3 all goes well, so am happy..

    Using the live chat was great, much quicker than email, the techos were helpful the whole way through, happy as the login problems were finally resolved, one annoying thing was their advert/promo that would not allow me to access Cpanel, no red X top right..I had to sign in again with live chat to ask the tech to remove it.

    Overall, average!!

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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by Mikaedi88 View Post

      Passwords provided didn't work to enable me to access my CPanel, finally after day 3 all goes well, so am happy..


      Overall, average!!


      Mikaedi88
      That's "overall, average"!?
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      • Profile picture of the author Mikaedi88
        Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

        That's "overall, average"!?
        @KingFisher, At first with all the fustartion of not being able to access Cpanel for 3 days, was pretty bad service, but their teche people were really helpful and the problem was eventually solved..

        To be fair, I thought an average was warranted, it could have been worse!!

        Mikaedi88
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        • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
          Originally Posted by Mikaedi88 View Post

          @KingFisher, At first with all the fustartion of not being able to access Cpanel for 3 days, was pretty bad service, but their teche people were really helpful and the problem was eventually solved..

          To be fair, I thought an average was warranted, it could have been worse!!

          Mikaedi88
          3 days is insane. The issue should have been resolved within a few minutes...it's a simple password reset, extremely easy.
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          • Profile picture of the author Mikaedi88
            Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

            3 days is insane. The issue should have been resolved within a few minutes...it's a simple password reset, extremely easy.

            I'm a complete newbie, my first website/hosting..
            I suppose 3 days is not good

            I had actually used the password reset, but would still not work..the only good thing really was the help from Live Chat..all solved now! thank god.

            Mikaedi88
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            • Profile picture of the author CDI MKT
              Hi,
              I have been following your posts as you have a similar site, amazon products review site, and we are kind of in the same boat. Both trying to drive traffic. Yours is a different product though.

              If you are still having problems with hostgator, they are migrating to new servers. I use the same hosting company. If you have your nameservers up and running, you may need to change them again. It depends on when you got your site up and running in comparison to where hostgator was in their migration.

              Yes, it was a bit of a cluster, and there were a lot of sites down for about a day that were hosted there. Hostgator has been amazing and I would recommend them to anyone but when they go down, they do go down HARD. Fortunately it has not been often in my limited experience.

              So you may want to reach out to tech support and make sure you are ahead of the curve in changing you nameservers. I flipped when my site was down so I know I how it feels to look for your site and its' not there.

              Originally Posted by Mikaedi88 View Post

              I'm a complete newbie, my first website/hosting..
              I suppose 3 days is not good

              I had actually used the password reset, but would still not work..the only good thing really was the help from Live Chat..all solved now! thank god.

              Mikaedi88
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    I would have said HostGator without a doubt a while back. Now, I couldn't tell you. I've never had a problem with a site being down. But I've had many issues with useless support, and being given the run around by them lately. Ever since they were bought out it's been a bit of a mess.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Which Hosting company do you think is the best?
    Hostgator without a doubt.

    Awesome uptime, awesome support, low prices, that's all I need from a host.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Alan

    I can tell you this about iPage so far: load time and execution on wordpress is much faster than Host Gator.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nate Simms
    Just did a quick skim and did not see anybody mention WiredTree.

    That is a bit surprising.

    Been with them for a while and absolutely love them. I moved to them the minute I found out EIG was purchasing HostGator.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I personally am a big fan of Yahoo Web Hosting. Aside from this, i would consider Hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nikhil V Nair
    I am using Hostgator for the past 5 years and very happy with their service
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    whois.net is tha good company matrimonymatch
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    • Profile picture of the author CaptainPike
      I have been using A Small Orange for a while. Haven't had any problems with them.
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    • Profile picture of the author greg80221
      Well I have hostgator for both my money site and a hosting resell site. I did not play around with to many hosting companies as HG gave me a real good impression the first few tickets I sent in. Their Linux people are quick and very good at what they do so it is a easy choice to stay. But on that flip side I have noticed a hiccup or two when they switched over to EIG especially the provo utah data center snafu. That took down my reseller hosting for about 12 hours but my money site stayed up so not the worst but I am so very glad I have two different accounts for those projects. So try out several companies since they all have a pretty homogenous product and pick one based on your criteria. I love the support currently at host gator and when that changes so will I.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarketMaster13
      BlueHost or Hostgator if you have a tight budget but you have a good budget then go for GoDaddy
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    • Profile picture of the author Marian
      HostGator is the winner, I have been with them for years. Great support!

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  • Profile picture of the author Radium
    I am using WiredTree VPS and I can say it's worth every cent I spend on it. I'd only ever recommend HostGator or shared hosting plans in general if you're an absolute beginner and do not have a budget. For a VPS, I would not recommend HG.
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  • Profile picture of the author astralguy
    Originally Posted by steve875 View Post

    I would like your input on which hosting company you think is the best. I have heard the best is GoDaddy or HostGator. I wanted to ask people that has actually used these services.
    Hostgator used to be good but these days it sucks with frequent slowdowns and sudden 503 under maintenance sign boards on websites hosted.
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    • Profile picture of the author Radium
      Originally Posted by astralguy View Post

      Hostgator used to be good but these days it sucks with frequent slowdowns and sudden 503 under maintenance sign boards on websites hosted.
      This is true. On HostGator my WordPress sites keep jamming and become unavailable even with very low traffic. Lately it has been like that every week.
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  • Profile picture of the author prashanna
    Every Hosting company has its Pros and Cons but I prefer Hostgator. They are still my favourites !
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    I like godaddy.. but I use arvixe for my asp.net sites
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr Dan
    We still have 3 hostgator shared accounts but now use a dedicated hosting plan with hostgator. They rock!
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  • Profile picture of the author Yvon Boulianne
    hostgator was good before but not anymore
    sllllooowwwwwwwwwwww

    so beter forget hostgator and go with fast webserver
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  • For small/medium sites, I use HostGator

    For large sites, I use ServerStack
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  • Profile picture of the author apnavarun
    No one is good enough. I have used godaddy and had bad experiences as my sites used to get down frequently. About hostgator hosting I would say its better than Godaddy but there are some limitations and they will suspended your site if your site will exceed allotted resources without even warning. Currently I am using servint Vps which I think is best but little expensive for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dr Dan
      Originally Posted by apnavarun View Post

      No one is good enough. I have used godaddy and had bad experiences as my sites used to get down frequently. About hostgator hosting I would say its better than Godaddy but there are some limitations and they will suspended your site if your site will exceed allotted resources without even warning. Currently I am using servint Vps which I think is best but little expensive for me.
      They will only do this with shared hosting plans.

      We have ran all our business with the baby plan with no real problems until we started doing big product launches. Now we use Hostgators dedicated hosting.

      Hostgator just makes it easy to set up and use.

      Support has always been awesome for us as well.

      Unless you are super techie with hosting... then Hostgator is the best choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author sprucehill
    For faster-running sites, I recommend choosing a host with Litespeed servers. I have had good luck with Crocweb, MDD Hosting and Hawk Host. Each plan on these hosts has a specified amount of storage and bandwidth. If you need more you can upgrade to a higher plan.

    None of them have the so-called "unlimited" bandwidth, such as Hostgator and others do, which as most know is not really unlimited. You will have your sites shut down if you use too many resources on their servers.

    Any time I have had a question (never had any real problems, to speak of) I have had very quick responses from all three, usually within an hour or two at most. Many times you can find discount coupon codes at webhostingtalk.com.
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  • Profile picture of the author HugoLand
    Hostgator? Really?

    For me: LiquidWeb
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  • Profile picture of the author lifeisfun
    I cannot believe in this day and age people still use bluehost, hostgator, or any of those clich├ęs hosting companies. They completely suck. I've used them before, and finally I had to go looking for another company, and a colleague who has some gaming sites, recommended crocweb.

    For my shared hosting, I cannot believe i never used them before. They are cheap, fast, and their support is amazing.

    Let's just put it this way, bluehost for example, will give you generic answers to your questions if something goes wrong with your site. Case in point, at some point my site was crawling. They said it was the plugins. I disabled them all, and the site was still crawling, then they told me it was piwik. That's what led me to abandon them.

    Switched to crocweb, and my site never had any problems, until one day, I upgraded some plugins, site was again slow,and crocweb's support came out and said, we saw you have this plugin, and is causing problems, here is another similar one that might work. They were right and i was amazed with their support.
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  • Profile picture of the author ahkiat4u
    I used to use GoDaddy but their user interface is not as friendly as Hostgator and thus migrated to Hostgator eventually.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    I would say HostGator, have been with them for 3 years and pretty happy with their service.
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  • Profile picture of the author donalld
    I'm also looking for a super fast web hosting plan. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Geri Richmond
    Hi,
    I, personally love Hostgator. Easy to navigate, etc. I, also, use HostWithCarol. Excellent service and large bandwidth. Great plans. Not too expensive for what you get.
    Good luck! If you want to know more, PM me.
    Geri Richmond
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  • Profile picture of the author awardtech
    I personally suggest x10hosting, they offer free cPanel hosting, paid hosting, vps plans etc.

    I have a vps plan, and have gone over bandwidth, they've always been good about adding more, without asking me to pay more. I've been with 'em for a few years- check 'em out at http://x10hosting.com or x10VPS Virtual Private Servers
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  • Profile picture of the author python
    I've been using Hostgator for several years now and I can't complain. The support is very good. I have clients that use Bluehost with good results also.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Bluehost and Hostgator are runing with success for me. BlueHost and HostHator are two best and most recommended web hosting because of their performances.
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    • Profile picture of the author SanerWorld
      My VPS for my clients' sites is on LiquidWeb, my personal sites are on GreenGeeks. Both have been excellent providers with live tech support 24-7 and US-based - voice or chat. I use both GoDaddy and NameCheap as registrars only, never for hosting. And would NEVER recommend letting GoDaddy host an email account. Any webhost worth anything at all will easily let you set up multiple email accounts on your domain, so why pay extra to GoDaddy for email service?
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  • Profile picture of the author DeanJames
    Out of the 2 you have mentioned... Hostgator every time.
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  • Profile picture of the author giawalker
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    GoDaddy is the best web hosting company for me. I have my site that use GoDaddy. They are good company because they offer low rate it depends on you. They accommodate what you need. I haven't try other host aside my friend told me that he is using bluehost which is also the best.

    I can suggest to you that you must better to try in order to see and test which is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
    I have been using hostgator since 2007.

    Their customer support is excellent!
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  • Profile picture of the author Geri Richmond
    Hi,
    I love HostGator! Customer service is great. Really easy CPanel.
    Come and visit my blog. Great information about everything!
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    A Small Orange
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  • Profile picture of the author Major K
    Currently using Hostgator, Namecheap, and Bluehost.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonBennet
    I have personally used Hostgator and Bluehost before. Both works fine and it is a great way to get a website going. Hostgator support team is good as the Live chat is always available.
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  • Profile picture of the author Winlin
    I left goodaddy 3 years ago for Hostgator and have been extremely happy with that decision. "Hostgator" for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
      Originally Posted by Winlin View Post

      I left goodaddy 3 years ago for Hostgator and have been extremely happy with that decision. "Hostgator" for me.
      Originally Posted by vojohn33 View Post

      i've always been a big fan of hostgator. it's most likely because my very first experience with hosting was through them and they have been superb.
      It's almost insane how few people seem to realize that Hostgator was bought out. The old HG is gone, and has been for almost a year.

      Furthermore, it was down for EVERYBODY earlier this month. So those that say it has "great uptime" are not monitoring their sites. Ever since the migration from Texas to the "upgraded" (not a upgrade) EIG-owned datacenter in Utah, there's been thousands of complaints online about throttling and slowness.

      Compared to good hosts like Site5, Arvixe, Namecheap, Stablehost -- I could list dozens -- HG is slow (support and servers), and now owned by a less than honest company.
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  • Profile picture of the author vojohn33
    i've always been a big fan of hostgator. it's most likely because my very first experience with hosting was through them and they have been superb.
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  • Profile picture of the author Theo A
    Have been using Hostgator for a couple of years and has served me very well, they have great support as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      neither - I recommend that you go with a smaller company that actually cares about it's customers.

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  • Profile picture of the author astronomynerd
    Originally Posted by steve875 View Post

    I would like your input on which hosting company you think is the best. I have heard the best is GoDaddy or HostGator. I wanted to ask people that has actually used these services.
    Hi there, I previously used GoDaddy - their support is great but their shared hosting is terrible for WordPress websites. A fresh WordPress install on a GoDaddy server took no less than 15 seconds to load.

    I never used HostGator before, but I have heard that they are really good.

    Personally, I use Byethost Premium (unlimited bandwidth, space, email adresses & MySQL dadabases). So far, they have been better than GoDaddy in every way. They will even give you RailGun CDN for free, which is worth something like $400 a month - it makes your WordPress sites load super fast.

    Hope this makes your deciding easier
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  • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
    Originally Posted by steve875 View Post

    I would like your input on which hosting company you think is the best. I have heard the best is GoDaddy or HostGator. I wanted to ask people that has actually used these services.
    I've used Hostgator a while back and left them because they didn't allow shell access. I would say go with Hostgator and move to something like Knownhost when you want something bigger. You can't beat knownhosts support response time in like 5minutes.
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    • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
      Originally Posted by Walter Parrish View Post

      I've used Hostgator a while back and left them because they didn't allow shell access. I would say go with Hostgator and move to something like Knownhost when you want something bigger. You can't beat knownhosts support response time in like 5minutes.
      HostGator does allow shell access, here's instructions on it: https://support.hostgator.com/articl...use-ssh-access
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by Walter Parrish View Post

      I've used Hostgator a while back and left them because they didn't allow shell access. I would say go with Hostgator and move to something like Knownhost when you want something bigger. You can't beat knownhosts support response time in like 5minutes.

      Everything you can do via ssh as a standard user can be done via php. Jailed shell can be exploited as well hence why a lot of shared/reseller plans don't allow it. We do not allow ssh access on any shared or reseller plans for security reasons. If tighter security causes a few lost customers, I'd rather that then have an exploited ssh account that gained privilege escalation.
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      • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
        Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

        Everything you can do via ssh as a standard user can be done via php. Jailed shell can be exploited as well hence why a lot of shared/reseller plans don't allow it. We do not allow ssh access on any shared or reseller plans for security reasons. If tighter security causes a few lost customers, I'd rather that then have an exploited ssh account that gained privilege escalation.
        Very true on your security statement, however I disagree with the rest. How would I upload a zip file and unzip it with php??? How would you install geoip or any program. And of course there's convenience lol. I can delete the whole public_html directory quickly, but with ftp it would take forever.

        I think we are talking apples and oranges here two different types of users and you're correct when looking at the basic user they won't need shell access.
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  • Profile picture of the author RestlessBlaze
    well, i request thread starter to combine all good suggestions in opening post. Otherwise, i have toread all the posts to come to conclusion. I amalso looking for reliable hostprovide.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    It's hard to fault Liquid Web - great services with fantastic (knowledgeable!) support.

    We've been with them for years.

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author usfemail
    I have been using a Hostgator Reseller plan pretty much since I got started. It seems to work for me now. I was having issues with them a couple weeks ago, but everything seems to be working fine now.

    They have great support.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryhen
    i m now using hostgator. for hosting, available time is my 1st priority and great support come next! they are good so far for both.
    i then suggest you go into using 2 separate hosting provider as you go along, i m sure we do not want all our sites under 1 single provider alone.
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    I used Dreamhost for a number of years and found it to be quite an awful service.
    I switched to HostGator and have been happy since.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian John
      hard to say which hosting company is best as i've only used a few. that being said, been w hostgator several yrs and never had any major probs. had a minor issue earlier this month but was pretty quickly resolved after speaking w tech support. 2 things i really like about them, their reliability and their 24/7 phone tech support. have considered a few other companies as of late but don't think i'm going anywhere anytime soon, no reason, they've been pretty darn good in the time i've been w them.
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  • Profile picture of the author scyruck
    Host Gator FTW!!! Never down time and great support staff.
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  • Profile picture of the author salnetparadise
    Best in terms of?

    If price is not an issue, you won't go wrong with Softlayer, LiquidWeb, EuroVPS, Amazon EC2, Rackspace. These are the BMWs and Mercedes of hosting.

    If you're at a budget, here are some good recommendations:

    StableHost, Site5, MDDHosting.

    Hostgator used to be good. Really good. Until everybody knows what happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author BettyM
    Liquid Web for dedicated hosting . . . . they do a lot of things for me free that former hosts would charge $100 per hour.

    Host Gator for regular hosting
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  • Profile picture of the author VA2011
    If you don't need anything out of the ordinary, Hostgator is the way to go. Good prices and good service, aside from that little incident a few day ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author osamaye360
    Originally Posted by steve875 View Post

    I would like your input on which hosting company you think is the best. I have heard the best is GoDaddy or HostGator. I wanted to ask people that has actually used these services.
    Hostgator, Godaddy, Namecheap. For now Hostgator is giving a $100 Adwords coupon when you register. i would suggest that whatever company you want to use, choose a low plan like one - three months plan and observe their services before getting a long-term plan like 1-2years.

    Cheers
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  • I go for Go Daddy because in case your site is down they can easily fix it and you can call them any time as long as you need their service.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlineworkers
    Was finding the answer for the same question and recently got from Godaddy. There was a good offer for unlimited hosting and has also got a domain free with it. Also you find lot of godaddy coupon codes in the net. You can get good discounts on that....

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  • Profile picture of the author imoffersonline
    hey friend i tell you one thing . i used hostgator baby plan,godaddy deluxe plan,ipage and just host.
    i find justhost and ipage are very cheap in compared to hostgator.
    where godaddy using load balancing ....and its control panel you find its weired.But support is very good.

    Hostgator is faster than these and support is good. plus point hostgator uptime is very high and server speed really save you.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    really depends what you need i would say. i use hostgator for most of my sites. Use a canadian server for local seo purposes for clients. I mean it depends what you're looking for but I would say host gator is pretty reliable in general.
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  • Profile picture of the author AAManager
    I believe they are both too expensive. There are hundreds of other good hosting companies offering the same services as GoDaddy and HostGator, but at acceptable and affordable prices. 1and1 is one of them if you target US. If you target Europe, you should try GlobeHosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jess9
    Probably going to have to go with Godaddy o.O
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  • Profile picture of the author apnavarun
    For Linux VPS hosting Servint is very good
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    With GoDaddy, be wary of the fact that their shared hosting service has basic functionality missing from their PHP system meaning that some scripts simply won't run. By "basic" I mean PHP extensions that are offered, as standard, by every other webhost under the sun, no matter how inexpensive.

    If you ask for a particular PHP extension to be enabled, the answer is "No, but upgrade to VPS or dedicated and you can have it".

    My advice is to stick with a good CPanel-based host such as Liquid Web or Hostgator. The standard nature of CPanel means you know what you're getting.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mutt
    Bluehost service is great. They have online chat help that I have used several times and each time I am amazed at how quickly and efficiently they have managed to help me.
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  • Profile picture of the author ninatsa
    hostgator is the best hosting company
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  • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
    Originally Posted by ninatsa View Post

    hostgator is the best hosting company
    Hostgator isn't best at anything, and hasn't been for a while now. Unless by "best" you mean that you don't care about slow sites, downtimes, etc. They were bought out by EIG, and that's how it is now. Sites that used to take 1s to load now take 4s+ on average. That's horrible

    Bluehost = Hostgator = JustHost = iPage = 50+ EIG brands = yuck

    Originally Posted by Walter Parrish View Post

    How would I upload a zip file and unzip it with php??? How would you install geoip or any program. And of course there's convenience lol. I can delete the whole public_html directory quickly, but with ftp it would take forever.
    Sorry, you're wrong.

    PHP can be used to do quite a few things, be it uploads a zip, unzipping it, or installing whatever. (Google it, if needed.) And then FTP doesn't necessarily take long if the server is fast, and not some throttled/oversold garbage from Bluehost, Godaddy, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
      Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

      Hostgator isn't best at anything, and hasn't been for a while now. Unless by "best" you mean that you don't care about slow sites, downtimes, etc. They were bought out by EIG, and that's how it is now. Sites that used to take 1s to load now take 4s+ on average. That's horrible

      Bluehost = Hostgator = JustHost = iPage = 50+ EIG brands = yuck


      Sorry, you're wrong.

      PHP can be used to do quite a few things, be it uploads a zip, unzipping it, or installing whatever. (Google it, if needed.) And then FTP doesn't necessarily take long if the server is fast, and not some throttled/oversold garbage from Bluehost, Godaddy, etc.
      lol dude you can only add geoip via the server
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  • Profile picture of the author RestlessBlaze
    I am checking asmallorange hosting company. With my initial chat, they seem like nice guys.
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  • Profile picture of the author DFTskillz
    Hostgator or bluehost, cheap reliable and easy to set up. Kind of like an all in one inclusive
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    • Profile picture of the author Axeslinger
      I've used several different companies over the years and my favorite is HostGator. I've been using them for years. I am able to host all of my sites for about 10 bucks a month. They've recently had some server issues, but that's the only problem I've encountered with them so far.
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    I think Hostgator and GoDaddy is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave147
    Hostgator have always been good, Liquid web very good, and one to watch could be Hostica... I believe they are switching over to Cpanel in the near future.
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  • Profile picture of the author iJaCt
    Hostgator is the hosting i do recommend. But buying your domain name better get at godaddy lots of discount near at 2.95. ^_^
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    I use 3 hosts. Techhost - who I'm going to leave as their down time hasn't been good. Hostgator who I'm also about to leave as they are slow when editing Wordpress sites. Finally I use Betterwebspace. I've used them since I started. They are far and away the best.
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  • There isn't perfect hosting, Bluehost is good at wordpress hosting, but ixweb has multiple IPs. Hostpapa is 100% green with some datacenter in Canada! and so on. There is no so called best hosting company, but the most suitable hosting for you. although, these is something called luck when you choose the hosting, know what you need and find what suits you.
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  • Profile picture of the author srmax
    I am using one.com from 7 years. They are expensive but must say best services so far. 24*7 support and I have seen my self they are ready to help at any moment of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon Farmer
    Bluehost without a doubt.

    I've used many different companies and Bluehost tops them all. I'm always inpressed with their customer service and they don't mind offering a refund if you forget to cancel a renewal or something.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Rosmer
    Depends what you need, but for basic hosting the best is InMotion Hosting for several reasons:

    1. Speed
    2. Uptime
    3. 24/7 PHONE support - this is a huge deal
    4. Multiple domain hosting on an account
    5. Scalability - things like supporting cron jobs might not seem like a big deal when starting but it's a pain to have to change later
    6. Geo redundancy

    Combine all the above with decent prices and a decent affiliate program and they are simply the best, this coming from a guy whose tried a number of them and left most out of frustration due to not having any number of the points listed above, get a host that has all of them, you'll thank yourself later.
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  • Profile picture of the author desultory
    Every company has its own strengths, basically be to see your own needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vilvop
    A2hosting is the best hosting company whose services are inexpensive and quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cason
    I use hostnine to host tons of domains with my reseller account. Well worth the money and uptime is solid!
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    I can't believe I keep clicking on this thread grrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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  • Profile picture of the author daviddifranco
    I use Di Franco Hosting. If you want a discount code, PM me!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    For those who aren't familiar with some of these companies mentioned here, kpmedia has written a great in depth article comprised of information over the years: HostGator Alternatives, Part 1: Who is EIG? – The Digital FAQ – Media Guides & Services


    I encourage everyone reading this thread to review it thoroughly and understand what the article is about & who Endurance International Group actually is. He's been reviewing the web hosting industry I've known since the early 2000's that I'm aware of & has seen plenty of companies come & go & also get destroyed. There's a lot of horror stories of EIG acquisitions & some companies that most of you have never even heard of.

    99.9% of the customers who all of the sudden start having problems, chances are, your "new" host is the problem. 90% of the customers were either lied to about this migration (so called "upgrade") or simply fed some other BS; network issues, hdd failures, RAID array failures, websites go down for a few hours, suddenly come back up & customers are told Wordpress/Joomla plugins are the culprit...come on.
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  • Profile picture of the author DJL
    I have never had a host with better uptime, performance, and prompt, efficient, and effective technical support than VeeroTech.net.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    I think Hostgator is the best with it's support and good plans
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  • Profile picture of the author misshang
    I used to love Hostgator, but now reluctant to refer people to it. Services and hosting performances differ among Customer Services Reps and servers. Heard some forum friends suffered since the takeover and upgrage.
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