Best place for web hosting and domain names

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Tech607, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. Tech607 macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2006
    Who is the best at the fairest price for web hosting and domain names. I need feedback PLEASE!
  2. amacgenius macrumors 68000


    Aug 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Domain Names: GoDaddy.
    Web Hosting: HostGator.

    I use both and I wouldn't recommend anything less.
  3. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    A lot of people here seem to like A Small Orange for web hosting; I signed up with them recently myself.
  4. pdpfilms macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2004
    Ditto. AMAZING customer support as well... email them with a question at 3am, and they'll get back to you in minutes. I don't know how they do it.
  5. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
  6. theappleguy macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2005
    Hosting: TJR Networks
    Domains: GoDaddy

    There are quite a few threads regarding hosting and domains which might offer you additional aid. :)
  7. Butters macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2006
    A Small Orange

    Peope here recommended them to me and I'm glad they did
  8. MrSmith macrumors 68040


    Nov 27, 2003
    #8 have been great for me. Customer service is almost instantaneous. Highly recommended.
  9. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    Ditto here - I've never waited more tha an hour for an answer from A Small Orange when I send in an e-mail question.

    Earthlink or Dreamhoast on the other hand...
  10. Ezekiel macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2006
    I've never used Earthlink but people should never, never use Dreamhost. Only place worse than Dreamhost is Buffet hosting, it was horrific.

    I was a long time ASO (A Small Orange) user, I was happy with the service, I was happy with the speed. The only thing that made me switch is that their packages are pretty average in terms of value, just 400mb of size and 10gb of bandwith for $5 just wasn't enough for me, and to upgrade was even worse value. So after much searching I found a great deal, a great service and a hugely fast service.

    I am now with, I get 15gb space and 500gb transfer for $13 a month (much cheaper if you pay yearly) its cheap, fast and all around superb. I highly recommend them.
  11. nightelf macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2003

    Check for coupons online. "RON" 6.95 .COM Domains, "MUGGLE" 10% off.
  12. telmerco macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2006
    Any idea if apple will ever allow .mac to host a domain?
  13. theappleguy macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2005
    I doubt it, though it is not impossible. .Mac isn't designed for anything more than a personal blog, and most people with a personal blog are happy with domain masking, if they want a domain name at all. :)
  14. davidwes macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2004
    Can I get what you think about these to places/plans
    10dollars a month
    200gb of storage
    2,000gb of data traffic
    3.95 a month
    unlimited storage
    unlimited bandwidth

    Has anyone used these two services? I want something with more then 1,000GB of data traffic per month
  15. theappleguy macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2005
    If you are actually going to use more than 1000GB transfer per month, you want a dedicated server. That will cost you $100 and up. The specs these oversellers list are basically a promotional tactic, they will find some other way to cut you off before you reach the maximum.
  16. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2006
    North Hollywood, CA
    MEDIA TEMPLE!!!!!!!! its amazing

    100GB Grid Server
    1TB Bandwidth
    Ability to hoast 100 Domains
    Ruby on Rails
    Amazing IMAP Email system, for all the domains
    Great Customer service, when I have called I get a real person rite off the bat!!!
    Amazingly easy file manager
    Auto Install of many web apps

    I cant tell you how happy I am with them

    and this new Grid Server Technology is amazing.

  17. motherduce macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2005
    Houston, TX
    I was thinking of switching one or more of my sites to ASO or MT. Sounds like you really like the new grid infrastructure - is it all it's hyped up to be? ASO gets a lot of points for customer service, but really, I hope I never have to interact with my host, so how is their reliability and speed?

    I currently use iPowerWeb (stay far far away, they are awful), Dreamhost (for some small family sites with little traffic, so the price was good), and Bluehost (jury still out on them).

    I need speed and reliability for a couple of my sites, and the rest I'll leave on DH or BH until my contract is up.

  18. crees! macrumors 68000


    Jun 14, 2003
    Lunarpages is awesome (their link is in my sig). When you host with them they can host your domain for free, for life. So all you're paying for is the webspace. Plus they just updated storage to 35GB. No problems with them ever. Online tech support is fast and they have toll-free phone support too. Good stuff.
  19. Albone macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2003
  20. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

    Feb 23, 2006

    250 GB Web Space (250000 MB) - 2100 GB Transfer
    - Unlimited FTP Accounts - FTP Access
    - 1000 MySQL Databases (v4 & v5) - FTPS (Encrypted FTP)
    -Unlimited Domain Name Hosting

    Use me as a referral, you'll get an additional 25GB of web space (275GB)
  21. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
  22. telmerco macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2006
    email redirection

    Hi, somewhere up above I asked about domain name hosting at .mac and someone kindly mentioned I could use domain name hosting. Thanks.

    One more question - is it possible to do something similar with email. I.e. If I own can I get emails sent to that to go to my account? Futhermore, does .mac allow a reply to (I assume so but thought I would ask at the same time).

    Thanks in advance

    Cheers, Colin
  23. RojoLeo macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I can not recommend staying away from 1and1 enough. They are absolutely ridiculous. I spent an hour on the phone trying to explain what a TXT record in a DNS file is. It's really not that complicated. Eventually, they told me that they couldn't add TXT records, only NS and MX...argh. If you control your own DNS (like I do with most of my clients) it is literally a 2 minute change, but they are so poorly trained, they couldn't figure it out.

    Besides that, I was transferred, hung up on, and generally agitated every minute I had to talk to them. Save yourself the hassle and avoid them like the plague.
  24. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

    Apr 27, 2006
    Yes. This is possible through the use of forwarders. These can be setup in your domain or hosting control panel depending on your host. I am not familiar with .Mac mail, but I'm sure it would be very simple to set the reply-to line.

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