Best web host for Wordpress blogs?

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I had posted in The War Room, but the thread never went live... AFAIK, it still isn't live, so if it ever appears there, sorry!

I'm trying to find a good inexpensive host for WordPress blogs. I'd like to host 10-20 per account to start building traffic, using auto-blog apps.

I've tried iPage, but didn't have great luck - their servers had a lot of performance issues - for me anyway...

Here's a list I was able to compile. can anyone let me know if these are good for this purpose - or any others you would recommend?

www.ipage.com
www.justhost.com
www.webhostingpad.com
www.fatcow.com
www.greengeeks.com
www.bluehost.com

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce Hearder
    If you are prepared to pay $6-$7/month for hosting, then I would suggest going with HostGator..

    If not, then simply go to google and type in
    FREE Wordpress hosting

    and go with what turns up.

    Can I assume that you are gonna be building some AutoBlogs? If so, then the more splaces you spread your hosting over, the better they will do..

    Take care and hope this helps

    Bruce
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    • Profile picture of the author hollypatterns
      Originally Posted by Bruce Hearder View Post

      If you are prepared to pay $6-$7/month for hosting, then I would suggest going with HostGator..

      If not, then simply go to google and type in
      FREE Wordpress hosting

      and go with what turns up.

      Can I assume that you are gonna be building some AutoBlogs? If so, then the more splaces you spread your hosting over, the better they will do..

      Take care and hope this helps

      Bruce
      I agree with this!! It is not that expensive and they stay on top of things!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Dialady
        I hear good things about HostGator and BlueHost. I've been using Westhost since 1999 (I'm a website designer). They have fantastic customer service!
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  • Profile picture of the author QuackWare
    I have heard good things above bluehost. Also I suggest Hostagot as well since it is very reliable and cheap hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author l23bc
    im with bluehost use wordpress quite a lot
    there simplescripts installation is amazing just one click and your done for hosting wordpress, also you dont pay per montth you pay upfront for the year or min is 3 months but i have now 22 wordpress blogs going on one hosting account and 7 of them are autoblogs so yeah bluehost is great value
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  • Profile picture of the author Toots
    I use hostgator and they are fantastic
    www.hostgator.com

    I have tried Bluehost and Blackwire but had problems loading some of the wordpress themes
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom1985
    I'll put in another vote for HostGator. I've been with them for 2 years and do see myself changing any time soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author amujtabaa
      Originally Posted by Tom1985 View Post

      I'll put in another vote for HostGator. I've been with them for 2 years and do see myself changing any time soon.
      You mean don't right?
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  • Profile picture of the author shekhu1821
    Servage..
    Or hostgator of course..
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  • Profile picture of the author digital29
    I have hosting from hostgator for one and a half years...and I can definitely say they are awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaiganeshv
    I've a combination of all
    hostgator, powweb, and ipower

    so far so good w/ all...
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  • Profile picture of the author ayasmonsterz
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    Mmmmmm....I see...i'll Try, thanks for the info.
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  • Profile picture of the author pokerdawg
    Fantastic. Thanks for the feedback. Looks like HostGator is the next try!

    And yes, I do plan on perhaps 10 blogs on an account, and opening multiple accounts with multiple providers. Also, ensuring that if I have 2 host gator accounts that they are on different servers with different IPs.

    Maybe that screws with their automated ordering, but I had chatted with one other provider and they said it wasn't a big deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sebastian Oudot
    Take a Baby Plan on Host gator. It's very cheap, unlimited domains host, very easy to use the cpanel, amazing chat support.
    An big amount of marketers use hostgator, it should be a reason why!
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    • Profile picture of the author pokerdawg
      Thanks. I already signed up for the Baby plan and am playing with the first test blog on it now.

      I did spend the extra $2/month to get a dedicated IP address (woo hoo).

      I'm hoping to put 10 different blogs on that IP address, on unrelated topics. When I do two related blogs (ie. two blogs about insurance, purely for example), I will try to put those on different IPs (ie, another baby account or another provider)

      Any feedback on this?

      1 - What is the most amount of blogs you would put on a single IP address before it hurts with search?

      2 - Assuming that number, how many blogs would you do on that IP address on the same topic (1? more than 1?)

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author sajan1kota
    Justhost is nice host, they have a great customer service. my advise go for justhost.
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  • Profile picture of the author pokerdawg
    Thanks. HostGator is working well so far, but I'll add JustHost to the list for the next accounts...

    Any thoughts on how many blogs per IP address? Whether those blogs on the same IP should be different topics? Can you have more than 1 on the same topic?
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  • Profile picture of the author biz33ham
    I am new at this so please forgive me, is a landing page and a sale page the same?
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    • Profile picture of the author gjackson13
      Originally Posted by biz33ham View Post

      I am new at this so please forgive me, is a landing page and a sale page the same?
      Yes and No. A landing page is where you end up on a site when you click on a link. It may or may not be a sales page. Many times landing pages are designed to get a person's email address. The purpose of the sales page is of course to get a sale. It usually highlights the features and benefits of the product or service, contains testimonials and ultimately contains a link to the shopping cart. But wait there's more... sales pages usually contain a bonus if you act now. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author ina696
    I came across this link while browsing...

    WordPress Hosting | WPWebHost

    Ina
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  • Profile picture of the author AnthonyBeldt
    Host Monster is the best web host for wordpress blos. It is very reliable and cheap hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author pokerdawg
    Thanks for all of the tips. Hopefully, as I add more blogs, I'll have accounts at each!
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  • Profile picture of the author Netliner
    You can put as many websites on the same IP without hurting search rankings. A lot of shared hosts put all sites on a server on same IP, so it wouldn't be fair that having dedicated IP or IP with fewer sites on is factor in rankings. I think Matt Cutts said it when answering SEO questions posted on Google moderator several months ago.
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    • Profile picture of the author alex4success
      Without dispute HostGator take the lead. When you talk of quick customer service, HostGator is No 1.

      Go for HostGator
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  • Profile picture of the author agent13mp
    i love hostgator best one yet
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  • Profile picture of the author Harry Richardson
    I've been using Bluehost since starting IM. I've made some stupid mistakes, and every time they have walked me through the solution. They have to be thinking that I'm stupid with the mistakes I've made, but every time they have been completely friendly and patient with me. I even had to call them once at 2-3 am. I'm completely blown away with their customer service. I haven't used the others, but I haven't had any reason to use anyone else.
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  • Profile picture of the author Desaturator
    Hostgator's server and support is 'the best'. I have measured my site's performance over hostgator and hostmonster(which is another hosting company owned by bluehost). And I found my website giving better performance on hostgator.

    If your website needs serious grid computing support then go for MediaTemple. I have seen many large websites hosting on that; CSS-Tricks is one of them
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  • Profile picture of the author Desaturator
    Hostgator's server and support is 'the best'. I have measured my site's performance over hostgator and hostmonster(which is another hosting company owned by bluehost). And I found my website giving better performance on hostgator.

    If your website needs serious grid computing support then go for MediaTemple. I have seen many large websites(like CSS Tricks) use MediaTemple.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikemac1
    I'll give another vote for Bluehost, they have been great and never had any problems but you might want to check out WordPress Hosting by Page.ly | Create your own website, they are expensive but they strictly host WP sites, just a suggestions
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