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Old Jun 24, 2014, 08:35 AM   #26
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Wait, wait, wait.

The first thing you have to learn is that everything can change everyday. That's why you don't base your choice on old suggestions, like the first on this thread.

A Small Orange, Dreamhost, FatCow, HostGator, BlueHost and others were bought by EIG, Endurance International Group. If you do some research on internet you'll find that EIG hosts don't have a good reputation. After they were bought by EIG, a lot of customers complain about a significant reduction of the quality of service, support, uptime, speed.
Probably two or more years ago they were good, but today you can find too complaints to say that they are the best providers you can go with.

Do your homework, make your research (reading recent reviews) and take your conclusions.

If I can chose, I'll stay away from EIG hosts today.

Fortunately there are a reliable EIG hosting alternatives, but it depends on your needs.

What are your requirements?
  • Disk space
  • Bandwidth
  • Databases
  • Email accounts
  • 1-click CMS installer (for WordPress and others)
  • Backup
  • Domains, subdomains and addon domains
  • Shared, VPS, Dedicated hosting
  • Budget

Then search on hosting forum like webhostingtalk.com the most reliable hosting.

Now check hosting that fits your needs and remove the others.

Read recent reviews of that providers on hosting forums and then compare them.

Finally, make your choice and ask pre-sales questions to have a first contact with your future hosting provider.

Simple? No, and it is also time consuming. But it is important to do, it is about your business future, so invest your time on it.

Some tips.
  • Search reviews on hosting forums, you can find honest reviews and also experts that can answer to your questions
  • Avoid blog posts or "top 10 site" because usually they are made only to earn money
  • Search for a money back guarantee, at least 30+ days
  • Don't take the free domain (if host offer it to you), buy it from another provider (domain registrar, such as GoDaddy or NameCheap)
  • Pay monthly, at least at the beginning. It should be simpler to change hosting in case of problems

There are a lot of other tips, I suggest you to read an online free web hosting guide to read them and to avoid the most common mistakes in web hosting purchasing, saving money and time.
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Old Jun 25, 2014, 01:29 AM   #27
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After a long string of different shared hosting sites, ending with Bluehost, I'm now on a VPS (Linode). I just prefer to have a legitimately dedicated server (albeit virtual) with a truly sandboxed environment.

Not to mention it's my server, so I can update the OS and the applications how I please, as well as secure it tighter than shared hosting can be.
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Old Jul 1, 2014, 01:03 AM   #28
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I've gone through a fair few hosts over the years (1&1, Hosting24, 000 etc). I'm now using Bluehost (a VPS) and MediaTemple for my sites. Both highly recommended.

There's a tool here that my team put together which 'calculates' the best hosting company based on your specs, which might help?
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 10:54 PM   #29
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There's a tool here that my team put together which 'calculates' the best hosting company based on your specs, which might help?
I'm highly sceptical of any tool that doesn't know the difference between bandwidth and transfer. What that site calls bandwidth is actually transfer.

Bandwidth is the total amount of data you can push at the same time. Think the inner circumference of a water pipe.

Transfer is the amount of data that has been pushed in a given time period (usually a month). Think about the amount of water that passes through a water pipe in a month.

Oh and the security section is rubbish as well. Of course it is possible to upload malicious content to a website on a dedicated server and just relying on a firewall misses the point of most security breaches.

The vast majority of attacks are things like SQL injection attacks or cross site scripting attacks. All of which rely on the application running on server and affect shared, VPS and dedicated servers in equal measure. So make sure that applications you are running are secure as well as the server itself. This is down to the user.

Keeping installed server software up to date and not exposing unneeded services to the internet goes a long way to improve security.
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Old Jul 12, 2014, 08:04 PM   #30
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Old Dec 1, 2014, 01:49 AM   #31
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iPage is the web hosting service used now-a-days.. It is a great all rounder with excellent packages for an excellent price.. It supports all 24hrs .. Its bandwidth is unlimited
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Old Dec 2, 2014, 12:27 AM   #32
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A Small Orange, Dreamhost, FatCow, HostGator, BlueHost and others were bought by EIG, Endurance International Group. If you do some research on internet you'll find that EIG hosts don't have a good reputation. After they were bought by EIG, a lot of customers complain about a significant reduction of the quality of service, support, uptime, speed.

Probably two or more years ago they were good, but today you can find too complaints to say that they are the best providers you can go with.
Holy crap... here are all the companies under EIG according to Wikipedia:



I had no idea they were all related!


I've been hosting with Site5 for many years. Never had a problem with them.
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Old Dec 2, 2014, 09:03 AM   #33
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I had no idea they were all related!


I've been hosting with Site5 for many years. Never had a problem with them.
Yeah EIG have been gradually buying up a lot of large hosts and then "upgrading" their clients onto their lower end (and more contended) infrastructure.

I'd find it difficult to recommend anyone who they own currently.

If my input is of any value, I'm currently using Digital Ocean for just about everything now.
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Old Dec 8, 2014, 11:50 PM   #34
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Bluehost is the best webhosting service to use
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Old Dec 11, 2014, 02:33 PM   #35
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one.com is very cheap and more than good enough if you plan to use iWeb. If you use this link you join the referral plan and you'll get 3Gb webspace extra.
Just keep in mind iWeb is no longer supported by apple, as long as you have a mac that can run it you are safe but remember you enter a dead end street if you start using it.
I used your link from that very old post, so you should be receiving +3 GB. I looked at everyone mentioned in this thread and one.com seems to be the best value to me. (Use the link to get an additional 3 GB) The current offer is one year for $13.80.

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iPage is the web hosting service used now-a-days.. It is a great all rounder with excellent packages for an excellent price.. It supports all 24hrs .. Its bandwidth is unlimited
My personal website is currently at iPage but I have to tell you they make a significant increase in price between that introductory year and the second year. I will admit that my hosting with iPage has been excellent. Prior to iPage, I used 000webhost. It's a free hosting site with no advertising. However, I often hit the upload limit.
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Old Dec 12, 2014, 07:58 PM   #36
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Netfirms are great. www.netfirms.com. Have been using them for 10 years. Go Daddy are not good and try and nickel and dime you for everything.
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Yeah EIG have been gradually buying up a lot of large hosts and then "upgrading" their clients onto their lower end (and more contended) infrastructure.

I'd find it difficult to recommend anyone who they own currently.

If my input is of any value, I'm currently using Digital Ocean for just about everything now.
Same here, Digital Ocean are outstanding.
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