Good Web Hosting Companies

EricNau

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Hi Everyone.
I'm looking for a good, and cheap web hosting company for my church. I was hoping for maybe less than $10 a year? It's a small church (maybe 200 members, tops), so it wouldn't need to be able to support thousands of visits. Maybe a hundred or so per month. And, just in case "Web Hosting" is not the right term, I need something that would get me a url, and then I could just FTP my website onto thier server.

Also, a different question...
What is "Mac OS X Personal Web Sharing"? Does it cost money, ow does it work?
 

robcts

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Less than $10/year? I doubt you will find that unless it is a shady company.

A Small Orange has a "Tiny" plan for $30/year which seems perfect for you.
 

EricNau

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I found several places that offered a plan for about $10 a year, they they seemed to be pretty good, they had a whole list of awards and other stuff. I just don't really know what to look for in a comapny.
 

ZoomZoomZoom

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Cheapest and non-shady looks to be the right way to go. I'm using a more costly plan from surpasshosting, but they have cheaper ones. Their customer support is incredible, and they definately have my trust. Price for the cheapest plan is $48 a year. Add in a domain for about $10 a year, and it's just about $60. $5 a month would be well within your budget, and you'll have enough space for a very long time. 2GB of storage and 30GB of monthly bandwidth.

I can also donate space to you/your church if you provide your own domain. I can add on up to 3 domains to my hosting plan, and I have plenty of space to give out. I'd normally charge since add-on domains are limited, but I'd be happy to donate one to a church. Only thing would be that you can't access cpanel, but you'd still get all of your basics like FTP. If you're interested, just send me a PM or something.
 

ham_man

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robcts said:
Less than $10/year? I doubt you will find that unless it is a shady company.

A Small Orange has a "Tiny" plan for $30/year which seems perfect for you.
Get that. ASO is a great value for the price. Don't cheap out and get poor service to save less than 2 dollars a month. That is what? The price of a bag of chips and a Coke. Go with ASO.
 

robcts

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ham_man said:
Get that. ASO is a great value for the price. Don't cheap out and get poor service to save less than 2 dollars a month. That is what? The price of a bag of chips and a Coke. Go with ASO.
Yup, really good company with fantasic support. :D
 

edesignuk

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EricNau said:
This Orange Place looks good, even though they don't use Apple servers :p
Thanks for the help!
Anyone that wants to be cost effective won't be using Apple servers (not for just web hosting) :eek: ....anyway, just chiming in another strong recommendation for ASO, been with them for some time how and they have been nothing short of brilliant.
 

capsLOCK

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Before you buy anything, look around at free hosts. not all are crappy. I found one that gave me 1 gig space and 50 gig bandwidth for free (he had a CS server).
 

sierra36

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Has Anybody heard of Meccahosting company and if so what do you think?

Hi!

I was wondering if anyone knows about Meccahosting company. They sounded pretty nice on the phone but I wanted to double check with anyone who might had experiences with them.

Thank you.
:D
 

dornoforpyros

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yeah man don't cheap out with $10 a year. I realize it's a church but for $10 who knows how secure it's going to be, you might wake up one morning to discover your wonderful little website has been replaced with gUy SmIl3yS pr0n & w4R3z!!!11!!!1!

:p
 

Doozy

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You can't go wrong with ASO they are a great company.

The Mac OS X Personal Web Sharing feature is an apache webserver. If you turn this feature on you can access your webpages from the internet using your IP address~username. It works fine if you have a static IP but if you have a dynamic IP you will need to figure it out before you can access the pages. Can be a kinda a pain. You will also need to set up DNS if you wanted to use a domain name. I don't recommend hosting a website using this feature, but it is cool to play with.

If your interested I have a domain name hosting plan for $15.00 a year. Includes the cost to register your domain name.

http://www.doozyhosting.com/domain-hosting.php

I will upgrade the account to 50 megs of disk space for free.
 

radiantm3

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A lot of people are switching to dreamhost. I got on board about a month ago. They are very nice. Good pricing, feature-full, and your bandwidth and disc space go up on a weekly basis. Definitely worth checking out.
 

EricNau

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3rdpath said:
another satisfied ASO user!

great tech support, forums and prices.
ASO sounds like it has very satisfied users, I guess I'll give them a try. It's more than my church wanted to spend, but too bad for them. :eek:
 

radiantm3

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theappleguy

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EricNau said:
ASO sounds like it has very satisfied users, I guess I'll give them a try. It's more than my church wanted to spend, but too bad for them. :eek:
Yes, ASO seems to have a good repuation on these forums. Two others I would recommend would be TJR Networks and Myacen. :)
 

the next reviva

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www.dreamhost.com

get the basic plan (4.8gb, free domain)

normally $9 a month, use code "777" to get a years worth of hosting, and domain registration for $9.24

put in referal code "mattklein" and I'll giev you a special bonus!
 

EricNau

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Thanks everybody...right now everything is still going through "the system" but I should have it up and going someday :p