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    Default web host?

    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?

    thanks, everyone.

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    I've used one.com several times and I am really pleased with them. Cheap and reliable.

    Good luck!
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    hey, that's cool. looks especially good for smaller sites/clients. anyone else?

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    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.

    (http://www.hostgator.com)

    Cheers,
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traq View Post
    anything can be made to look good before you buy it.
    Very true!

    //X

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    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.

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    Why's Dreamhost, hahem, eh, crap? Looks good to me. There must be a catch, though....

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    I like dream host... Thats what http://unlinkthis.net is on.
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    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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