I'm looking into hosts, like fastdomain and hostmonster, basically the hosts that have "unlimited" nearly everything and are pretty cheap also. I don't need a lot of technical support or "web building" tools, but, obviously, reliability and up-time are important.
Anyone have specific experience with these (or similar) hosts? pros/ cons?
I've used one.com several times and I am really pleased with them. Cheap and reliable.
I love Dropbox. Get it through my girlfriend's referral link (I reached my limit) and both you and her get 500 MB extra! Thanks and you're welcome!
hey, that's cool. looks especially good for smaller sites/clients. anyone else?
Host Gator seems pretty good, lots of features, and only 5 bucks a month.
When I finally get around to getting a domain, I'll probably use HostGator.
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thanks for the link, but I was really looking more for firsthand experience. anything can be made to look good before you buy it.
Originally Posted by traq
A Small Orange - cheap, reliable, decent customer service
1&1 - cheap, mostly reliable, ok customer service,
Dreamhost - cheap but crap, stay away
If you have money to spend:
EngineHosting and MediaTemple are 100% the best.
Why's Dreamhost, hahem, eh, crap? Looks good to me. There must be a catch, though....
I like dream host... Thats what http://unlinkthis.net is on.
man, dreamhost's pricing structure is crazy. it's only 5.95/mo if you pay ten years in advance... that's more than $700 I don't have to blow.
1and1 is the host I use now. The main problem I have with them (and I suppose it's not *their* problem, exactly) is that full use of PHP (specifically, SSI) costs extra. I hardly ever use their tech support or customer service.
I'm basically looking for a cheap place that lets me use php, mysql, etc. and has good reliability/uptime. I may want to try out phpbb sometime soon, also. beyond that, I'm not really looking for any frills (re my first post: I'm not looking for "the best of the best," just usable).
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