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whooleytoo
Oct 13, 2003, 12:48 PM
I'm setting up a website to host my next Mac shareware program, and am looking for a good, reliable host that isn't too expensive - though the most important thing is no hidden charges, or hidden conditions! Also, I need to register the domain (it still is available). Any recommendations?

Although I'm based in Ireland, a US webhost is preferable; where the (.com) domain is registered probably doesn't matter.

TIA!

robeen
Oct 13, 2003, 01:48 PM
I love www.dreamhost.com...
10$ a month plus free domain registration if you pay in one go for a year.

just check you estimated download so you don't go over the monthly limit...that's the only charge extra I know....

they have wevdav too so you can share your calendar 8-)

I'm originally from Dublin, now in Wisconsin (not much different: lots of cheese and booze)

Rob

Marc the Mac
Oct 13, 2003, 02:12 PM
Originally posted by whooleytoo
I'm setting up a website to host my next Mac shareware program, and am looking for a good, reliable host that isn't too expensive - though the most important thing is no hidden charges, or hidden conditions! Also, I need to register the domain (it still is available). Any recommendations?

Although I'm based in Ireland, a US webhost is preferable; where the (.com) domain is registered probably doesn't matter.

TIA!

I design web sites and organise hosting. I'm based in UK but use U.S. for hosting as it is far better value for money. I can honestly recommend chrystaltech.com. The have a great range of packages on their shared hosting setup. The bandwidth is huge, the customer support is 100%. I've been a reseller for a couple of years now, check them out. If you need to register a domain name, go to www.ukreg.com you can control it all online, you just have to register free first.

Hope your shareware thing goes well..

whooleytoo
Oct 13, 2003, 02:18 PM
Thanks for the advice guys! I'll check them out.

One question, what form of remote admin do you use? Obviously they'll have ftp access for uploading the files, but what about telnet (or ssh) access, or any other? Ideally, I'd like to administer the site via my Mac, but I do have an XP machine that I can use.

Thanks again!

robeen
Oct 13, 2003, 02:57 PM
with dreamhost you can ssh, ftp, telnet, webdav, and its got mysql and lots of other stuff, and a nice, yet powerful configuration over their web interface. I do it all from both mac and pc.

and they are total nerds who are totally into what they do!! Their newsletters are great fun!

Rob

p.s. I have no vested interest - I am just a dreamhost user who thinks they are great!

tazo
Oct 13, 2003, 03:25 PM
http://crisishost.com

very cheap, the guy is very cool to talk to, and they will work with ya for whatever ya need.

whooleytoo
Oct 13, 2003, 03:25 PM
Thanks rob for the info re: dreamhost. I tried signing up with them, but got a form error when I tried to create a WebID. Not exactly the best start! :)

Mike.

flukewurm
Oct 13, 2003, 03:28 PM
www.redstarnetwork.com

i know it seems too good to be true.. i havent got my credit card bill yet but i know the guy running this business from another forum.. hes a generally good guy..

www.berfmurret.com is my site thats being hosted by this service. i have gotten VERY good results and am very satisfied!! see for yourself.

robeen
Oct 13, 2003, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by whooleytoo
Thanks rob for the info re: dreamhost. I tried signing up with them, but got a form error when I tried to create a WebID. Not exactly the best start! :)

Mike.


oops! awww - give 'em one more try! - or contact their customer support - you'll see how fast and good they are (and let's face it, its the long term support that's most important)

rob

whooleytoo
Oct 13, 2003, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by robeen
oops! awww - give 'em one more try! - or contact their customer support - you'll see how fast and good they are (and let's face it, its the long term support that's most important)

Yup, in fairness, I tried their tech support and got a reply (and a result) within the hour. So I went with Dreamhost (though RedStarNetwork looked very tempting!).

(By the way, you can retroactively claim me as as 'referee' for money back.)

Thanks!

Juventuz
Oct 14, 2003, 12:51 PM
Try ICDSoft.com

I've been using them for a little while now and have three sites hosted with them. I also know a couple other people who have sites with them. The rates are great and they offer a lot.

robeen
Oct 14, 2003, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by whooley
Yup, in fairness, I tried their tech support and got a reply (and a result) within the hour. So I went with Dreamhost (though RedStarNetwork looked very tempting!).

(By the way, you can retroactively claim me as as 'referee' for money back.)

Thanks!

that's great! - I think I need your domain, or userid on dreamhost to do that, can you email it to me??
my email is roboconnell@yahoo.com

thanks a lot!!
rob

mrjamin
Oct 15, 2003, 10:10 AM
www.sitehq.co.uk. say ben lancaster referred you and you should get some kind of discount..

arby
Oct 15, 2003, 10:58 AM
Finally I can sleep at night. I got in with some companies who were basically crap, no response to questions, dns problems, security breaches, you name it I have had it!

Now I am with a company based in Craigavon up north, not too far from Dublin or Belfast. They are called www.beyondperception.net and have been beyond all my expectations. Easy to deal with and very flexible, excellent pricess too. They also have independent figures showing their uptime records which helps to assure you of their guarantees. :-)

Very pleased with them indeed.

jeremy.king
Oct 15, 2003, 01:41 PM
A friend of mine referred me to STP Web hosting (http://www.stpwebhosting.com/linux.htm)

They have plans starting at $27/year ($2.25/month). Personally I use the $36 plan and it suits my needs.

They do offer MySQL, PHP, and a slew of PHP apps like phpBB and others. PHPMyAdmin too...

Anywho, everyone has their personal choice and this is mine.

Good luck

jywv8
Oct 16, 2003, 01:53 AM
I use Domain Zone (www.domain-zone.com) for a few web sites. You can get the works for a great price and, best of all, there are no data transfer limits. Never had a problem with anything. Highly recommended.

cb911
Oct 17, 2003, 03:11 AM
Originally posted by tazo
http://crisishost.com

very cheap, the guy is very cool to talk to, and they will work with ya for whatever ya need.

wow! thanks for the link! :D i'll use them when i need hosting.

but i just registered a domain - my first one, at RegisterFly.com. so i'll see how it goes...

janey
Oct 19, 2003, 09:21 PM
http://www.cromag.com/
and
http://www.mediatemple.com (nice if you got the $$$)

oh and a shameless plug for Hal, the dude who spent 24 hours in front of the santa monica apple store for the opening, http://www.baldrocket.com

cb911
Oct 22, 2003, 07:48 AM
i just realised that with registerfly.com, even though you get a free 10MB hosting deal with flyservers.com, you can't change the domain name for the free site. so it's kinda useless, not much better than my Angelfire account.:rolleyes:

so now i'm looking at crisishost.com... they look pretty good.

joed
Oct 25, 2003, 03:01 AM
I also recently registered 3 domains with registerfly (http://www.registerfly.com)

I used these cause Arn actually said he had used these guys. The interface is really good and I currently link the domain names to my homepage.mac.com account.


James.

brianellisrules
Oct 25, 2003, 08:15 PM
www.netrillium.net - been with them for about 2 months now and haven't had any problems. tech support is fast and helpful. fast, lots of features and reasonable prices.

cb911
Oct 25, 2003, 10:02 PM
i've just been in contact with crisishost.com... they were really good helping me get everything setup - and they just said worry about paying later! :D

very good people to deal with. :)

CmdrLaForge
Nov 3, 2003, 09:35 AM
Originally posted by cb911
i've just been in contact with crisishost.com... they were really good helping me get everything setup - and they just said worry about paying later! :D

very good people to deal with. :)

Hi ,

where do you get your domain from ? And how to direct it to your webpage ? Pls help !

Phatpat
Nov 12, 2003, 12:12 AM
crisishost.com seems too good to be true. There's no order form online to pay or anything...seems sketchy. Is it really a legit service?

g808
Nov 12, 2003, 04:49 PM
http://insiderhosting.com/

they're $10/month for their cheapest package. may sound expensive to some of you, but their service is great. fast transfer times, outstanding uptime, and great customer service. it's worth the price. i think $10/month for their service is a steal.

if you want mac osx hosting, then try
xrackhosting (http://www.xrackhosting.com/machine.php?pid=home)

Mark Nelson
Dec 9, 2003, 05:33 PM
If you are intrested in a Macintosh based host these guys host on Mac OS X Server.

Mac OS X Hosting macosxhosting.com (http://macosxhosting.com)

tazo
Dec 12, 2003, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by Phatpat
crisishost.com seems too good to be true. There's no order form online to pay or anything...seems sketchy. Is it really a legit service?

Yes -- I have 3 websites hosted with them. The guy is very nice and will do anything for ya if need be. talk with him via AIM at: Slim Garbage

bluesabotage
Dec 15, 2003, 05:50 PM
2 other good hosts are OktaGone Publishing (http://oktagone.net)(Soon to be OktaGone.com) and FuitadNet (http://fuitadnet.com). Check out there prices and what they offer. I use OktaGone, but, I believe I'm going to switch to FuitadNet if I don't switch to one of the others posted here.

DreaminDirector
Dec 16, 2003, 11:41 PM
I just signed up with crisishost.com on Tazo's recommendation. The guy is totally cool and got back to me fast. Faster than Dot5, I'll tell you that.

tazo
Dec 17, 2003, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by DreaminDirector
I just signed up with crisishost.com on Tazo's recommendation. The guy is totally cool and got back to me fast. Faster than Dot5, I'll tell you that.

dreamin,

did you tell the guy at crisishost that I recommended you?

Flowbee
Dec 17, 2003, 05:51 PM
Well, as long as we're all still giving recommendations... I've been with Neureal.com (http://www.neureal.com/forum/) for about 6 months now and it's been great. No problems whatsoever. I'm loving multi-domain hosting... currently hosting 5 sites on one account for $6.95 per month.

DreaminDirector
Dec 17, 2003, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by tazo
dreamin,

did you tell the guy at crisishost that I recommended you?


I mentioned that macrumors members recommended me, but I will tell him now that you were the one specifically. I gotta give credit where credit is due, with your permission of course.

tazo
Dec 17, 2003, 07:57 PM
no please do! I get money off my next bill;) joking...I kid :)

iindigo
Dec 17, 2003, 08:51 PM
http://f2o.org/ is all you need -

They're great. Their main service is free, which is very nice itself and comes with all the extras. 75MB, PHP, MySQL, ASP, you name it. VERY nice.

They also have a paid plan that helps support their free one. I plan on getting one of these later on...

VAG
Dec 19, 2003, 10:16 PM
The last 3 years I work with SouthernWebHosting (http://www.southernwebhosting.net) and SouthernWeb (http://www.southernweb.net) a friend of mine has them both, the first is prefered for US sites (faster in US visitors) and the second is also fast for Europe websites (fast enough for Europe visitors.

CEO's name is Robert, if you tell him via e-mail taht you are referal from VAG Design (http://www.vagdesign.com) you'll get discounts to any plan.

Domain registration and WHOIS also available.
Trust me, my clients for the last 3 years are directed there and I can guarantie you all that Robert is the best Host cause of the personal touch with any customer, sometimes I wonder how he can handle this :)

I hope you can find there a good home :D
LaterZzz

And don't forget to say that you are sent by me VAG or VAG Design.com

mangoman
Dec 21, 2003, 09:03 PM
Anybody here using MediaTemple?

(übergeek, I saw your post -- do YOU use 'em?)

Their ten bucks a month deal is all I would need.

Wardofsky
Dec 21, 2003, 09:26 PM
http://www.hostforweb.com
Good service, lots of features.
I use the basic plan. (http://www.hostforweb.com/hosting_basic.html)

Unlimited sub-domains, 30GB transfer/month, 350mb space, all the coding stuff (PHP etc.).

My site's here;
http://www.another35mm.com

Ugg
Dec 24, 2003, 11:15 AM
ICDSoft

I've had them for about a year now and they've been great. They are based in Hong Kong but their English is fine and no hidden costs. First year was USD60 and second USD 40.

neut
Dec 24, 2003, 01:36 PM
2 advanced is the **** yo: 2advanced.net (http://2advanced.net/)


peace.


btw- they'll pay off your current hosting fees if you switch...

grafikat
Dec 26, 2003, 09:45 PM
If you want OSX and/or Lasso support, try Inno-tech.com (http://www.inno-tech.com/hosting/unix_web_hosting.html)
also, here are a few other OSX server links (listed at top of page)Darwin Run Sites (http://osx.hyperjeff.net/reference/OSXSites.html)

I have no experience with these...just an fyi

mangoman
Jan 21, 2004, 09:45 AM
Took the plunge with MediaTemple.net

Totally impressed. And there's something to be said for getting a human on the other end of the line at 5:30am.

As a designer, I think their website interface is nicely done. Especially the Web Control panel. Great little icons. Neatly arranged. Logical. Good, clear help docs for assisting with setup.

Yep, I'm in the 'Temple!

arson
Jan 21, 2004, 11:05 AM
domain - http://www.godaddy.com - $8.95/year

hosting - http://www.phpwebhosting.com - $9.95/month

neut
Jan 21, 2004, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by arson
domain - http://www.godaddy.com - $8.95/year

hosting - http://www.phpwebhosting.com - $9.95/month

i registered at godaddy almost 2 years ago. low cost...simple set-up. i'll be renewing it there too.


peace.

Rower_CPU
Jan 23, 2004, 10:37 PM
I'm shopping around after my latest issues with dot5hosting...

Are people still happy with whoever they went with? Anyone new want to chime in with a suggestion?

mangoman-
How's mt working for you? The 2-year commitment for the $10/month is a big leap, but they look great.

TIA everyone.

brianellisrules
Jan 24, 2004, 12:35 AM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
I'm shopping around after my latest issues with dot5hosting...

Are people still happy with whoever they went with? Anyone new want to chime in with a suggestion?

mangoman-
How's mt working for you? The 2-year commitment for the $10/month is a big leap, but they look great.

TIA everyone.
www.netrillium.net has yet to do wrong by me. their plans seem very reasonable and their tech support is fast and on the ball. ummm.... I guess that's about it.

Rower_CPU
Jan 24, 2004, 12:50 AM
Brian-
You've been with them for 3-4 months now, right? If all you have to say are good things, that's not a bad deal.

My main beef with dot5 is that after ****ing up my domain registration twice in the last 24 hours, they have the gall to act like this is routine and do nothing to try to keep my business. I've been pretty clear in my emails with them that I'm not averse to going elsewhere, but that doesn't seem to phase them. Maybe losing my business will...

brianellisrules
Jan 24, 2004, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
Brian-
You've been with them for 3-4 months now, right? If all you have to say are good things, that's not a bad deal.

My main beef with dot5 is that after ****ing up my domain registration twice in the last 24 hours, they have the gall to act like this is routine and do nothing to try to keep my business. I've been pretty clear in my emails with them that I'm not averse to going elsewhere, but that doesn't seem to phase them. Maybe losing my business will...
Yeah, I'm up to 4 months now with them and I honestly can't think of anything I don't like or am unhappy with. Not even in the slightest. I think my only downtime was for a server switch or upgrade or something and that wasn't more than an hour or two at most.

My buddy (aka 'vthokienj' from the php/asp.net post in my other thread) signed up with them too and cancelled after a week (after he found out they didn't support asp.net). Even he has nothing bad to say... apparently they were really helpful even as he was leaving, switching domains, etc.

AmbitiousLemon
Jan 24, 2004, 01:39 AM
Probably not what most of you are looking for but I host a variety of websites for free. I have a colocated server with a very fast backbone connection. We started hosting people because we had more bandwidth than we knew what to do with.

We are NOT a wehosting company. Just some guys that started a website that needed more than any shared hosting solution could provide so we went for colocation and started hosting other folks for free (doesn't cost me anything to host more people).

We currently host about 50 websites. We try to stick with sites that make no profit (I don't want to be paying my money so someone else can rake in the cash). A few sites do make some profit but its either so little we don't mind or they just help us out with stuff from time to time. We like to think of ourselves as a community, so people at different sites often end up working together. The graphic designers often help the software developers and such.

I made a little note (http://www.ambitiouslemon.com/myoffer.php) on one of my sites explaining my philosophy on things:
Lemon Aid

AmbitiousLemon offers free hosting to a variety of websites. We offer free hosting (either full site or just forums) for people and sites who we feel have a genuine interest in contributing to the Mac Community. We feel that too often online sites exploit the Mac community for money or notoriety, while people with good intentions often haven't the money or resources needed to continue offering their software, themes, artwork, advice, etc. We are not a hosting business. We are simply a small group of mac enthusiasts who own a web server with plenty of storage space, cpu cycles, and bandwidth to go around.


Again probably not the sort of solution many of you are looking for but if you need free hosting drop me a line and we will talk. My AIM account runs 24/7 so you can message me there any time (I'm usually around even if it seems I am idle... woohoo Adium) [AIM=AmbitiousLemon].

mangoman
Jan 24, 2004, 08:57 AM
Rower:

I went with MediaTemple primarily because the company seems to be bullet proof -- and that comes at a cost. To me, it's worth the expense. Sometimes, I believe that you get what you pay for, and I'm hoping that MT is exactly that.

So it wouldn't be a fair review if I jumped on here after what, two weeks, and started foaming at the mouth about them. What I can tell you is that the staff members that I've talked to (24 Hour Support -- god I love that) are friendly, knowledgable, and professional. Just seems like they want my money more than other companies I've dealt with and they're willing to take care of the details in order to get it.

That's my first impression, for what it's worth.

MetallicPenguin
Jan 26, 2004, 07:44 AM
My preferred host is Liquid Web, their costs are pretty low, maybe not quite as low as the others, but innexpensive nonetheless. And the support is very good, not quite as fast as Dreamhost (but still very fast), but I like them more because the answer I got from Dreamhost was hard to understand from what I remember. Another cool thing about Liquid Web is the fact that I got a call about 5 minutes later confirming the purchase!

tomozj
Jan 30, 2004, 04:02 PM
[Trash me]