Good & Cheap Web Hosting ??

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by fab5freddy, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2007
    Heaven or Hell
    Anyone know a good & cheap web host company....?
    Right now a have

    just curious if others know any better ones ?

  2. DeSnousa macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
  3. Georgie macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2006
    Columbus, Ohio

    I'm really happy with

    They're employee owned with a fun sense of humor. The owner (I think he's the owner anyway) Josh writes ridiculous monthly updates and blog entries (blog here: They're honest about issues on the network and work quickly to resolve them, and they have a blog for that too (

    Their cheapest plan starts you off with 167 GIGAbytes of storage and 1.67 Terabytes of bandwidth. They honor those numbers too. I set up WebDAV on my account and use the space for backup. I also host my rather simple website (, but using the space for backup is most valuable to me. Plus there's a web interface for the WebDAV drive, of course, so you can also use it as remote storage and get at those files anywhere, from any computer with an internet connection. One of Josh's posts addressed the issue, how can they give away so much space and he had a reasonable point: they do in fact lose money on some people who maximize their space and bandwidth, however such amazing stats attract many more people who don't maximize their space and bandwidth and it's a net gain for the company.

    Anyway, if you want to give them a try, use the referral code "GEORGIE20OFF" for $20 off the published prices: your first two and half months free. Here is their website again.

    (If you use that referral code you get $20 off and I get a small bit taken off my bill. Yeah I'm pushing, but I've been using them for three years because I've tried several and they're by far the best hosting provider out there.)
  4. AlexH macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2006
    I feel like I'm spamming this plug because there are so many similar threads about hosting, so this is the last plug for a little while from me... :D

    I use BlueHost, and have a great time using them. Great customer service and great plans.

    200GB storage
    2,000GB transfer
    Free domain name
    $6.95 per month
  5. Mooey macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2007
    well, if by cheap, you mean free:
    200GB data
    5GB bandwidth
    subdomain (buy a domain and use that instead- they're like 5 bucks if you can look around)
    supports everything from PHP to CGI
    no ads!

    The only con I have is that they have 1 mySQL database. :(
  6. MacSociology macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2006
    Battleground Europe?!
    5 GB bandwidth?
    200 GB data?

    Something isn't right about this one.

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