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Please help me in choosing web hosting

Post by 0xyGen » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:27 am

Hi everyone,
I am sorry for possible offtopic, but I need your help in find new web hosting provider as soon as possible, because my current host (bluehost.com) is kicking me off, they say 'your account is using a lot server resources', but my website gets only about 200 visitors per day and my disk usage is 1500 MB (maybe they do not like that?)

Anyway, what would be your recommendations for getting reliable web hosting? Where are you hosting your websites? Are you happy with your providers?

I am now checking http://www.hosting24.com/ - offer looks very nice, but is it real that they can provide unlimited disk space?
I have contacted them about this question and they say something that "These days 500GB disk drive costs only $30 per month, so if some day we will run out of disk space we will simply add new 500GB disk drive with almost zero costs and you can continue uploading without any problems".

What do you think about it? Maybe things have changed in last 4 years? With my current provider I get only 2GB of disk space for $10 per month..
Any ideas and suggestions are much appreciated.

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Post by Craig » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:21 am

What type of server-side scripting do you need (if any), PHP or ASPX?

Do you require a database, if so, do you need MySQL, MS SQL, or something else?

There are tons of hosting companies out there. I use PowWeb.com. They are cheap and offer PHP and MySQL hosting. However, they are also pretty slow.

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Post by reloadron » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:39 pm

I strongly agree with Craig as what you are asking depends on what you want and need from the providers server. Do you want a Linux or MS based platform? What features do you need from the server side?

Personally I use two sites for experimenting and they are hosted by verio.com who I have used for about 8 years now. I have never had a complaint. They offer several packages:

http://www.verio.com/web-hosting/

I think I pay about $25 a month per site. If you pay in 6 month chunks the cost is less rather than monthly.

I never had a problem with them and in 8 years as far as I know neither site has been down.

Ron

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Post by jwax » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:57 pm

I've had no problems with these guys:
http://www.101sitehosting.com/
John

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Post by pwillard » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:08 am

I have been using http://hostingrevolution.com/ for a few years now with great service and pricing after a friend starting using them to host the MYTHBUSTERS FANCLUB website... which is still hosted there as well.

I'm only a long term customer saying I get good service and I'm happy with my choice... There is no benefit to me in making this recommendation.

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