I am looking for a new web host and would like to know who you have had a good experience with.
If possible it should have:
Answer by Granit · Jun 06, 2010 at 04:43 PM
"Unlimited" plans are not unlimited. It's a marketing ploy used on consumers because the hosts don't believe the average customer will even come close to the actual limit. There is a limit to unlimited plans in all fields, an example (though not with hosting) is Verizon wireless. Verizon has a unlimited data plan, however, if you go over 5gigs you have to pay overage charges.. overage charges on an unlimited plan. There has been quite a few reports on unlimited plans for hosting, trying to tell consumers that they are false.
I myself, use Machighway.com hosting. I pay $5 a month for 10gigs of storage, 100gigs of bandwidth, and 3 databases. I've been to dozens of hosts and have never found a better one, for the first time I can call support and someone will be on the line, if I send an email I get a reply in 10 minutes. It really comes down to, do you want quantity over quality? A plan that appears good on paper, but has bad support, lies that it has unlimited but then caps you or sets overage charges on you, and the transfer rate is slow... or do you want a fair plan, one that does not lie to you, has good transfer rates, good support, etc?
btw, all hosts have FTP, if they don't I wouldn't trust them. PHP is normally support on virtually all hosts, minus a few. Unlimited Databases is extremely rare, and is normally on the $100+ a month list of web hosts.
Answer by tsilb · Jun 06, 2010 at 04:30 PM
I host my own websites from home.
Any platforms I want (ASP.NET, PHP, Java, etc)
FTP, HTTPS, SFTP, any other protocols I care to implement
The only downside is the bandwidth is a paltry 1.5 MB/s upstream. Seems fine to me though.
edit: Another downside is that you have to do all the implementation and configuration work yourself.
Answer by clickbee · Jun 08, 2010 at 05:45 AM
My wife and I use several hostings but we prefer iPage, great features and support + very reliable and affordable.
They also register domain names. If you register a domain name and buy their hosting, your domain name is FREE.
Besides, they don't stop at web hosting. They also give free advertising credits on top search engines, search-engine optimization tools, PC backup, malware scanning, security applications, etc.
Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth & Email
FREE Domain Name (Free for life, a $9.95 Value)
FREE Security Suite
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FREE Online Store
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Answer by TechJohnson · Jun 21, 2010 at 02:35 PM
I am currently using GoDaddy on the Linux hosting. I have never had an issue with them at all. I can't rate any other services because I have never used them before. So, if it were in my opinion, I would go with GoDaddy. They are pretty cheap as well :)
Answer by trueb · Jun 27, 2010 at 12:23 PM
Unlimited Space and Transfer! 1000 Email Accounts Unlimited MySQL Databases Includes a Free SSL Certificate!
both in Linux and windows all for about 14.99 a month
also the techsupport is amazing and the online interface is easy to use. however i have not hosted with anyone else but godaddy seems to be a good service. it also is what chris uses
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