just curious most of you only use one host or more?

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how much in total annually ?

if you happen to get host from two different hosting companies

or most of you just only use one and buy many domain names?
#curious #host
  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Its totally depends on your needs. If you have multiple sites and not happy with your current hosting provider than you can opt for one or more. However maintaining one host will be more beneficial for managing your all sites at one place.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      Originally Posted by vishwa View Post

      Its totally depends on your needs. If you have multiple sites and not happy with your current hosting provider than you can opt for one or more. However maintaining one host will be more beneficial for managing your all sites at one place.
      now a bit confuse
      feel like starting all over again

      but If i do so will lost quite a lot of money which I use to invest..like services from outsourcing etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    I use four hosts at the moment. I pay Hostgator about $95 per year, my UK hosting company about the same, Weebly about $80 per year, and Six Apart whatever I pay them (can't remember, now - it's not expensive).

    I could manage without four different hosting locations (arguably I need only two: US and UK) but this was just the way my business grew: I was effectively limited at the points at which I made my hosting decisions by both my business's needs and my own technical limitations.

    I'll be leaving Hostgator soon (after many years there), because my prepaid-for year there is nearly up and their customer service sucks, since the EIG takeover.

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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I use four hosts at the moment. I pay Hostgator about $95 per year, my UK hosting company about the same, Weebly about $80 per year, and Six Apart whatever I pay them (can't remember, now - it's not expensive).

      I could manage without four different hosting locations (arguably I need only two: US and UK) but this was just the way my business grew: I was effectively limited at the points at which I made my hosting decisions by both my business's needs and my own technical limitations.

      I'll be leaving Hostgator soon (after many years there), because my prepaid-for year there is nearly up and their customer service sucks, since the EIG takeover.

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      4 host so total cost per year roughly?

      for me ....I think of "buying one compete site with host " this person is offer ..
      i check all the details etc it good ...

      next my present sites in my host .is not doing well.

      so here come the problem which I believe most iM will encounter is " funds to maintain....I already pay quite a lot .....go wasted I treat it as an learning experiences..

      so I don't know should i cancel my present host ..and buy the complete site with the host provided.

      as I already mention , I have check the host , details etc information of the site been offer I see it seem worth to invest
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Devilfish168 View Post

        4 host so total cost per year roughly?
        Not sure, exactly; about $300, give or take.

        That's for quite a big business, though, by "independent marketer" standards: I'm in 9 different niches, and have some unusual hosting requirements (including for a forum with automated back-ups and other things). And I also haven't done things the most economical way, partly because I hate dealing with this stuff, and it's all "business expenses" anyway.

        Can't you move the site you're thinking of buying to your existing host? Or move your existing sites to the host of that one? (It's a pain in the neck to have to do, I know ).

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        • Profile picture of the author dvduval
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          Not sure, exactly; about $300, give or take.

          That's for quite a big business, though, by "independent marketer" standards: I'm in 9 different niches, and have some unusual hosting requirements (including for a forum with automated back-ups and other things). And I also haven't done things the most economical way, partly because I hate dealing with this stuff, and it's all "business expenses" anyway.

          Can't you move the site you're thinking of buying to your existing host? Or move your existing sites to the host of that one? (It's a pain in the neck to have to do, I know ).

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          I spend about the same, maybe slightly more. I have a couple of dedicated servers plus a VPS and some reseller accounts. I prefer not to risk one site taking down the whole lot, and I run 3 completely separate businesses.
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    • Profile picture of the author dadaas
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I use four hosts at the moment. I pay Hostgator about $95 per year, my UK hosting company about the same, Weebly about $80 per year, and Six Apart whatever I pay them (can't remember, now - it's not expensive).

      I could manage without four different hosting locations (arguably I need only two: US and UK) but this was just the way my business grew: I was effectively limited at the points at which I made my hosting decisions by both my business's needs and my own technical limitations.

      I'll be leaving Hostgator soon (after many years there), because my prepaid-for year there is nearly up and their customer service sucks, since the EIG takeover.

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      You are paying like 30$ per month, you can get VPS for that and then see true speed of your websites...

      Answer to OP:
      If you use PBN you need to have 1 host for each website. So many PBN users over here use like 100 hosts or even more. I m talking about host accounts...
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I have one basic vps for most of my stuff, I have one big project which I have on a separate vps. It all depends on what you are doing and the requirements
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  • Profile picture of the author Resource9
    Signing up with one or more than one web hosting companies totally depends on your choice. However, it is preferable to sign up with just one web hosting company as managing your hosting platform becomes easier. You can discuss your hosting needs with the web hosting company that you consider and they will provide you with a suitable hosting solution.
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  • Profile picture of the author hometutor
    I'm paying for pro hosting from Hostmonster and Bluehost. I had to separate The Christian Business Network and place it on pro hosting due to all the activity on the site. The other one simply had a lot of websites on it. Over 20 as I recall.

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  • Profile picture of the author kashif86
    Why don't you people checkout the services by blue host, Although they are a bit expensive but you can manage all of your websites at one place without any hassle.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by kashif86 View Post

      Why don't you people checkout the services by blue host
      Because it's now owned by EIG, exactly the same as Hostgator and all those other formerly good hosting companies.

      EIG's business model appears to be to take over previously decent hosting companies and consistently turn them into customer service nightmares.

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      • Profile picture of the author JasonPie
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Because it's now owned by EIG, exactly the same as Hostgator and all those other formerly good hosting companies.

        EIG's business model appears to be to take over previously decent hosting companies and consistently turn them into customer service nightmares.

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        EIG is the parent company. Bluehost is not EXACTLY the same as Hostgator otherwise they would just be called Hostgator.

        Bluehost sits under the EIG umbrella and operates independently of EIG and Hostgator.

        It's like saying that just because Volkswagen owns Audi and Lamborghini, they're both the same cars....really?
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by JasonPie View Post

          It's like saying that just because Volkswagen owns Audi and Lamborghini, they're both the same cars....really?
          No, Jason - it isn't "like saying that".

          EIG-owned hosting companies quickly move toward sharing many features, many staff, centrally relocated servers, and so on ... which isn't so true of Audi and Lamborghini.

          My own Hostgator hosting service, soon to be abandoned, has been devalued and has become unpleasant and unreliable in exactly the same ways and for exactly the same reasons as other people's hosting at other, different, companies now taken over by EIG, has been devalued and has become unpleasant and unreliable.

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        • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
          Originally Posted by JasonPie View Post

          Bluehost sits under the EIG umbrella and operates independently of EIG and Hostgator.
          No, that's not correct.

          All of the cPanel "brands" are under the same control -- Bluhost, Hostmonster, Hostgator, Justhost, etc. The only one not yet assimilited (like the Borg) is A Small Orange. But give it time. BH is already dumping USA based CS and moving it to India from what I read a while back. That's what they're done for 10+ years now.

          Anyway, @OP, I use several for several different needs. Some are better for dedicated, VPS, reseller, etc, than others. For some sites, I like to have an upgrade path, meaning that host needs them all.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      Originally Posted by kashif86 View Post

      Why don't you people checkout the services by blue host, Although they are a bit expensive but you can manage all of your websites at one place without any hassle.
      Actually my present hosting cost 200+

      geek plan in site ground.

      I having various websites using sub domains.

      I think I too "anxious" should start the lowest plan...first...

      because present my visitors haven't reach so much ..
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  • Profile picture of the author SanwalC
    It depends on you. I personally use 1 but its different for more people
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    I currently have about 125 different hosting accounts.

    I'm not the norm though...
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    • Profile picture of the author koolphoto
      I use one basic Hostgator reseller account. I have had it for years. I used to have a VPS but found it unnecessary for my marketing purposes. I only have a handful of sites. Been doing this so long and my winning formula for myself is "less is more."
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      • Profile picture of the author TheDigerati
        I have always used Hostnine. The beauty of hostnine is that, with one account you can host your site in different regions of the world.

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        • Profile picture of the author mb7861
          I use namecheap for hosting. About domain it's doesn't matter much because even small resellers are just marketing and the backend is managed by big companies. I usually get a domain with a discount. Also domain privacy is very important. My email and then my hosting email was once got hacked by someone because I was not using domain privacy.
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  • Profile picture of the author jemacb
    Devilfish168 I presently use two different hosts. Both 'based' in the US but not necessarily owned by US entities if you know what I mean.

    Depending on your needs, you may want to look at an inexpensive Reseller Shared Solution as opposed to just a shared hosting account. This can run you from $13.95 US per month and up.You can then sell cPanel hosting to potential clients or just simply do nothing and place all your websites on your reseller account . Naturally there would be restrictions on bandwidth and disk space but this can give you freedom and flexibility to some extent.

    As your business grows, you can always upgrade.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonb9829
    I would recommend going with one hosting provider which also hosts your domain names too. It makes managing your website a lot easier. Start off with a shared hosting package and as your site grows, you increase your hosting plan.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
      Originally Posted by jasonb9829 View Post

      I would recommend going with one hosting provider which also hosts your domain names too. It makes managing your website a lot easier. Start off with a shared hosting package and as your site grows, you increase your hosting plan.
      Not a good idea at all. If you part ways on bad terms with your host and they have your domain, you could have trouble getting your domain and even lose it. It's happened to me.

      Domains and hosting should ALWAYS be separate. ALWAYS.
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      • Profile picture of the author knyght
        Originally Posted by Ron Killian View Post

        Domains and hosting should ALWAYS be separate. ALWAYS.
        That's a good idea - keep "things" segregated.

        Thanks Ron.
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  • Profile picture of the author FunMakingMoney
    I use one hosting at $27 per month and can have many domains, websites as I like. My domains are separate from my hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    I have 4

    1 Rackspace Cloud
    1 VPS.net
    1 Beyond Hosting VPS
    1 Bluehost VPS

    Cost $350-400 a month or something like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
    right now I'm only using one Hosting service and I pay about $120 a year ...

    I use multiple domain names with that one Hosting. I'll be upgrading soon since my blogs traffic are growing!

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author huzie
    I run my own server. I have tried shared hosting in the past but find its far better to have control over your own kit.

    I doesn't have to be expensive to get a virtual machine hosted (or VPS) and many hosting providers will let you start off small and then grow the VM as you need to.

    I have hosted with Memset in the UK for a while it generally works out pretty well.

    If you are not a Linux wiz then pay the extra for management so you don't run into security issues and unwanted downtime!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I use 1 right now, but soon in the future i will be using 2. For security reasons. There's a product that i want to buy that doesn't work with my current host. I spoke to the product developer and he said it would be best to take out a new domain and pair it with his recommended choice of web host. Like i said not now, but very soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author razorz18
    I slightly prefer Reseller instead shared hosting. Firstly, its easier to manage one website in one control panel rather sharing many domains in single cpanel. Secondly, you could hosting other people website than charge them. This will be useful for anyone looking for small hosting who just want their website hosted. If your into PBN, you might need more than one hosting services. Its entirely depend on your plan whether its only for personal usage or private network.
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  • Profile picture of the author queldorei
    Look at different hosting companies as few different servers located in different places. Some projects need have servers in regions near to customers to work faster
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Seymour
    I use different ones. I only get another from the same company if I have to

    Some cloud hosting, shared, vps, dedicated. It's important to fit it with your requirements.

    Ideally, of course it would be best to have it under 1 company but I've seen hosts come and go or suddenly break down or just wont upgrade. It's just better to be prepared and be on different IPs
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    • Profile picture of the author jredmond
      Tell me about "A Small Orange" .
      I have looked into them in a somewhat superficial manner,(online chat and support) and have experienced a very varied (how did you like that?) level of satisfaction.
      I would rate it from (on a scale from 1-10) 3 to 9.

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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by jredmond View Post

        Tell me about "A Small Orange"
        Like Hostgator, Bluehost, and so many others, it's one of the hosting companies taken over by the dreaded EIG conglomerate, whose business model appears to be to buy up previously decent hosting companies and very consistently turn them into customer service nightmares.

        One to keep well away from, in my opinion.

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  • Profile picture of the author PaulMeyer
    Use different hosts
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOlover
    Good hosts are A2hosting.com and QHoster.com.
    Servers are stable and prices are rock-bottom. Support is helpful for 24 hours.
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      Originally Posted by SEOlover View Post

      Good hosts are A2hosting.com and QHoster.com.
      Servers are stable and prices are rock-bottom. Support is helpful for 24 hours.
      +1 for A2 Hosting. Starting using them in March and very happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    Before saying anything else, allow me to say : "Hostgator Sucks"

    Having said that...

    I have around 30 domains and more than a dozen sub-domains.

    All of those are hosted on 2 different HawkHost hosting accounts, half of the domains in the HawkHost acct. in my name and the other domains in the HawkHost acct. of a trusted close friend. Diversify your risk. A lesson I learned the hard way with HostGator back in 2011.
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  • Profile picture of the author IvoryPearl
    I use one hosting company - Weebly I haven't had any downtime or issues with it....so far..... : )
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