Web Hosting who do you use?

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I'm trying out a blog site and was looking to do this for as inexpensive as possible. I recently found free hosting through a company but is this a good idea to use free hosting? Is it better to pay for hosting for stability? Do you get faster load times by paying or is it all the same?
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  • Profile picture of the author ada544
    I think to get web hosting free is beneficial for you .
    you can get stability through free web hosting .So I suggest you to do it without paying .
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  • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
    Originally Posted by Tony McWhyte View Post

    I'm trying out a blog site and was looking to do this for as inexpensive as possible. I recently found free hosting through a company but is this a good idea to use free hosting? Is it better to pay for hosting for stability? Do you get faster load times by paying or is it all the same?
    Since you are looking for a cheaper and good option. I recommend you Bluehost
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  • Profile picture of the author microunique
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    If you think for quality you should go for paid hosting like hostgator or bluehost
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  • Profile picture of the author gottahave
    If you're serious about internet marketing no matter what your niche it is not very professional to go the free hosting way with all its downsides. Get paid hosting and fully control your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author deloriagod
    I use HostGator. I've got the "hatchling" plan which is something like $10/month and lets me host "unlimited" domains.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by deloriagod View Post

      I use HostGator. I've got the "hatchling" plan which is something like $10/month and lets me host "unlimited" domains.
      I have the same Hostgator plan, it does everything I need for hosting.

      OP, If you are new to self hosting I strongly suggest Hostgator, they have a live 24/7 chat support, that has never failed me.

      The chat support alone is what sold me when I fist started self hosting.

      I used the chat support about 6-months ago when I F up one of my sites database (my own fault), they had my site back up & running in less than 15min., they walked me through every step I needed to fix the database.

      Hostgator support ROCKS!

      BTW, no tickets at Hostgator, it's all instant live support!
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      • Profile picture of the author LSFloyd
        Godaddy has a basic blogging plan for 4.99 per month.
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        • Profile picture of the author Tony McWhyte
          right now i am using a company called 000webhosting. to upgrade is only like 5 dollars a month. but i was wondering if through your experience that it mattered. It doesn't put any ads on my page so it looks all the same and it 100gb a month of bandwith which i have no clue if tha'ts a lot or not!
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      • Profile picture of the author Tyler Abernethy
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        I have the same Hostgator plan, it does everything I need for hosting.

        OP, If you are new to self hosting I strongly suggest Hostgator, they have a live 24/7 chat support, that has never failed me.

        The chat support alone is what sold me when I fist started self hosting.

        I used the chat support about 6-months ago when I F up one of my sites database (my own fault), they had my site back up & running in less than 15min., they walked me through every step I needed to fix the database.

        Hostgator support ROCKS!

        BTW, no tickets at Hostgator, it's all instant live support!


        ^^Hit the nail on the head there^^

        Hostgator is great about customer support,
        their control panel is very user friendly, and has TONS of extras that you will not see anywhere else.

        They are priced very modestly!
        I would recommend their baby plan, just because if you have more than one site you can put them all on that account! (plus if you only have one, you will have another soon enough, and you will just have to upgrade your account anyway!)

        Also, i have been with hostgator since i bought my first site, and they have NEVER gone down for maintence!!!!

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    • Profile picture of the author chrisk824
      I'm through HostGator as well and have a "hatchling" plan. I've actually been pretty happy with them.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Sorrell
        Hostmonster. 24/7 live support and great features.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Douglas
    Hi,
    I wouldn't go with free hosting unless its part of a membership site or something.
    You will often find free hosting comes with adverts being placed on your site which is not good for you.
    Hosting is very inexpensive as others have pointed out.
    I think you just have to go for it.
    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author faysal969
    I think paid hosting is better. You will have full control over your hosting.

    You have not pay huge for your hosting. It is very little. It is about $4 to $7. Some times you may get lower than this amount.
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  • Profile picture of the author pjman
    If you're serious about building many sites that can be deployed at any time. I use VPS packages.

    The best host I have found and have been using for 5 years is Wired Tree. I have used about 6 different VPS companies. Wired Tree I would rate a 9 out 10. The next best company was maybe a 6 out of 10. They have super support, that's the difference. Tickets answered in seconds.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexishost
    Paid hosting is often faster than free one.

    Tony, how much bandwidth and space do you need?


    Originally Posted by Tony McWhyte View Post

    I'm trying out a blog site and was looking to do this for as inexpensive as possible. I recently found free hosting through a company but is this a good idea to use free hosting? Is it better to pay for hosting for stability? Do you get faster load times by paying or is it all the same?
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  • Profile picture of the author TZ
    Hostgator or Sitecloud these days.

    Service from provider to provider changes from time to time, so in my mind there is no magic bullet.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    For Seo Hosting i recommend H9, not because i get commission if someone clicks from my review, but because i use them for years and they are really good

    Please don't even try to get started with free hosting, it will only cost you in the long run. Hosting today can be VERY cheap, i know some which charge $2 for unlimited hosting per month..and they have everything. And with that SEO Hosting i also only pay $19.95/month.

    For the rest of my sites,i am hosting a zillion on one VPS from solarvps which cost me $60/month. Once you got a number of wordpress sites you WANT a VPS, take my word. Shared just doesnt cut it anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author kposs
    Free hosting? Only if you don't care whether your site is available at any particular time. Everyone likes a deal, but as a web host for going on 16 years, I can tell you that hosting is one area where generally you get what you pay for.

    I host my own sites, but I also use HostGator for non-money sites that need different class Cs than mine. They're a great start and you can always upgrade with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author kbs
    I use 1&1 hosting. Even though they don't have cpanel, I find that their prices on domain names and hosting is quite reasonable. Also I was able to host my wordpress site with them, although it took a little work to figure it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    CPanel is a must, imo.
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  • Profile picture of the author D111
    You tend to get what you pay for, so I would avoid the free host as you never know when the site might go down and there are other downsides with that.

    Host Gator works well for me and as mentioned in a previous post they have great
    chat support.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willybeen
    Fatcow had a special last month... for 3.47 a month for 1 year. with a free domain, ability to host unlimited domains, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big__Lebowski
    go to: Shared Hosting Offers - Web Hosting Talk - this is best source of good hosting offers and promotions
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  • Profile picture of the author sim22
    I use hostgator they seem ok, no problems yet anway.
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  • Profile picture of the author Georgech
    I especially love the live chat support of Hostgator. The support team attend to you almost instantly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aki Fagno
    Try for yourself Godaddy or hostgator. I have them both. And they really are working great. See it for yourself too. Wish you luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author JT Philips
    I've tried several webhosts and finally stayed with hostgator for various reasons - customer support being one. Sign up for a year or two to get a better rate. You are in this for the long term - right?
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  • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
    Hostgator and IXWebhosting, though I'm starting to get fed up with IX...
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    • host gator is great but watch out they can be slow wih loads etc..

      wired tree for vps for sure
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  • Profile picture of the author chinabness
    I used godaddy, so far so good. Cheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author revenue27
    Free hosting mostly comes with limited features, we can not install some of the third party script that require more features, so it's better to paid for your hosting, you can get a professional hosting for less than $10 / Month these day.
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    • Profile picture of the author roddyfonline
      looks like alot favours hostgator and for that reason I also pumped for the them and went on the baby plan.
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    i use DreamHost
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  • Profile picture of the author Jabapo
    I tried free hosting before... but you have minimal options, security and stability. I do suggest to paid hosting for better results and quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author somenathsen1
    i useing host gator.....it's best....i think you sould tried it....
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  • Profile picture of the author chilidawg
    I use justhost, but I've gotta say lately I'm not thrilled with their customer support.
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  • Profile picture of the author rain21
    free hosting sometimes slow, once I used byet host free package for one of my temporary sites. Go for premium hosting, its the best as we all know.
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  • Profile picture of the author summer1217
    Paid hosting is you are in control! I use hostgator and godaddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Agency
    I am using Bluehost I am satisfied with tier services.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimtgarcia
    do even you have to spend something as long as in return you are satisfied with the services. that's the reason why most outsource services company willing to pay for a better satisfaction.
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  • Profile picture of the author imfusa
    I have hosted my blogs through just host in the post, and i don not recommend them at all, stay away from them, now i am hosting on a vps level 3, it is 50$/month, but if you want you can buy web hosting from them, starts from 4 $ /month i think
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  • Profile picture of the author vsky
    Does anyone know any good UK hosting that has cpanel like hostgator that I can easily throw up wordpress?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ozwald01
    Anyone can afford $7-$10 per month for a hosting site.
    You can then have all the features which may not be available on free sites.
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