Hosting Companies?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by pgwalsh, May 19, 2008.

  1. pgwalsh macrumors 68000

    pgwalsh

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    Anybody have any suggestions for a reliable and fast hosting service. Preferably something that doesn't break the bank. I currently am using StartLogic, but the site is so slow to load, it's becoming ridiculous. We've also had major issue with emails going through.

    Any suggestions will be appreciated. Oh and I'd like the server to have MySQL and PHP.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  5. Melrose macrumors 604

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    I've used Eleven2 for years. Their IM customer support is fantastic, and you get all the Control Panel admin stuff.

    Stay away from iPowerWeb, whatever you do; that company sucks big time all the way around.
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I've been with ASO for quite a few years now. Very good, highly recommended.
     
  7. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone recommend UK based hosting not Fasthosts though!
     
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  9. &Ingonyama macrumors member

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    mediatemple / joyent

    I have quite a few sites on both servers, no problems to report.
     
  10. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    which of these hosting companies has an idiot proof easy to use webdav "internet disk"?

    i would like to be able to share documents with coworkers and they are not too computer savvy. it should work like apples idisk but with easier access from every webbrowser. apples idisk has this weird url and log in procedure. also you can only manage .mac from a mac.
     
  11. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Most hosts that runs cPanel 11 come with an excellent WebDisk system.
     
  12. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    hostgator offers good prices
    very fast
    cpanel and shell access
     
  13. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    I second A Small Orange. They are more expensive than the competition, but the support is top-notch. Right now I am exchanging emails with them because my blog went down when upgrading to the newest Wordpress, and the response has always been fast and helpful. In cases like this is when you know that the extra money you pay is well worth it.

    For email, though, I use Google Apps. It is free, and you get Gmail's interface in your own email domain. :D
     
  14. sunday macrumors member

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    Surpass Hosting
    They have awesome customer care and a cool community forum..
    And Google Apps for email as they have the best webmail client i have seen. period
     
  15. pgwalsh thread starter macrumors 68000

    pgwalsh

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    Thanks!

    Thank you all for you suggestions, I really appreciate it. I'll look into them this coming week. I've checked out Small Orange and it looks quite good. How's page response time with PHP/MYSQL? I've been using Joomla, but may switch to CMS Made Simple because of the hassles during upgrades and patches. However, I don't want to start a CMS war. :)
     

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