Hosting recommendations?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by lamina, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    I am building a very basic website for my good friend who is running for a political position at my university.

    Does anyone have insight on what would be a good provider? He doesn't mind paying a little extra for stability and speed. Having iWeb capability would also be a huge bonus, but I don't know if this exists or not.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Veracon macrumors newbie

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    Personally I'm with Site5 (and I haven't experienced any of the stability problems some talk about), but I'm considering switching to A Small Orange. From what I've heard, they're a great host, and very reasonably priced.

    Good luck in your search.
     
  3. sepu macrumors regular

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    media temple its pretty well known ....

    right now Im with dreamhost ... Its pretty good and they great deals.
     
  4. abbottpc.com macrumors member

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    A Small Orange is a great hosting site. They are pretty cheap and they have great customer service. Anytime I have a problem they always help me out in a mater of minutes. I have never heard anyone have a problem with them.
     
  5. mac-convert macrumors 6502a

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    Also, try a search on this subject here, as it's been discussed at least a dozen times now. You'll find many more recommendations...
     
  6. bigandy macrumors G3

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    iWeb can connect to any host via FTP.

    Media temple is good if you need a lot of space, but doesn't really suit your requirements. ASO has great feedback around here.
     
  7. Epicurus macrumors 6502

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    I've been using Bluehost.com for a few years now, hosting several sites with varying levels of complexity. 200GB space, Ruby on Rails, all the standard database stuff, etc. etc....

    No problems with stability, even with a couple hundred thousand visitors a day. I peaked at 1 million over a single month with 7GB transfer in a single day, and Bluehost was solid as a rock throughout. Mac support is nothing special, but I can't really complain about that.

    $7 a month is a steal as far as I'm concerned, and the features keep getting better. When I started I bargained for just the <10GB storage I signed up for, but they've steadily bumped me up to the 200GB current mark. I only use a fraction of it for my sites, but the space is really handy for off site backups!
     
  8. tominated macrumors 68000

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    maybe try eboundhost.com. I recently signed up and they are great;)
     
  9. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

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    while we're here

    While we're on the subject, can anyone recommend a providor that will allow me to host about 100-200mb of video files for streaming without having to pay mega £££?
     
  10. erikpmort macrumors regular

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