Best simple web hosting? (Low bandwidth, one or two emails, no ads)

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  1. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking for a simple hosting company that will offer around 1gb/mo. bandwidth (I'll probably use less than 100mb), only 10mb or so of storage, and a few email accounts such as user@domain.com.

    I've seen a few out there that offer way more than I need for $10 a month. Maybe I can get what I need for less than that?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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  3. johnbro23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! Perfect.

    Do you want me to put you down as my referrer?
     
  4. johnbro23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What does "dedicated IP address for SSL" mean? Do I need that?
     
  5. emaja macrumors 68000

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    SSL sites are for secure shopping carts. If you are not selling anything, then you do not need it.

    I have heard nothing but glowing reports about ASO, so if that "Tiny" plan meets your needs, then grab it. You cannot beat the price and the service is supposed to be excellent.
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks, but I don't use them (I use a lessor ISP that provides a ton of disk space but not-so-great service). I'm sure someone else would be happy for a referral, though!
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    ASO are excellent and i use them for my site.
    i think they have great support and offer great pricing too.
     
  8. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Blue Host has been spectacular for me. Great hosting (15 GB at $6.95/mo. with a domain registration for signing up), very reliable uptime, rock solid support (going by what others have said, I haven't personally ever needed it).

    But a lot of people here do love ASO, so definitely check that out. They have better low-budget plans and seems to be pretty solid.
     
  9. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    I'd also recommend ASO. I've had them for a little over a year now and not once have I ever had a problem. Their support people always respond within hours with a message that's obviously from a real person, and the price sure isn't bad either for all the stuff you get!
     
  10. Rare macrumors member

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    I use Dreamhost (link) £100 for 2 years, I know it's quite expensive for what your looking for but I get 10GB hard disk space (Grows by 16mb a month) and 1TB transfer (Grows by 16gb a month).

    Resell to clients for the same price each (Giving them 500mb space and as much transfer as they need - never going to top 1TB!)

    100% uptime so far, apart from when they emailed me telling me they had to reboot the server for 10mins, which did not bother me, or my clients whatsoever. Nice of them to tell me, most hosts wouldn't.
     
  11. purelithium macrumors 6502

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    I just signed up last night with Bluehost because of your recommendation. I got the 2 year deal. Only cost US$170 including a free domain! fantastic! Thanks for pointing this great host out!
     
  12. exabytes18 macrumors 6502

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    I went the do it yourself route. Originally I was with bravenet.com, nothing was wrong with them, I just wanted PHP and MySQL, but I didn't want to spend more money. I setup Apache, PHP and MySQL all on my computer and got things up and running. Check it out, www.laazy.com. Excellant deal considering you get all the space you could possibly need, sufficient bandwidth, and no extra costs.
     
  13. virus1 macrumors 65816

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    i do hostfor2bucks.com. they have terrible service, but they charge $24 a year, and they give you a free domain.
     
  14. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    check out amacgeniusmedia, run by our own amacgenius. No domain, but the best hosting you can get.
     

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