Hosting recommendations? [Merged]

Ocnetgeek

macrumors newbie
Sep 1, 2018
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Oak Creek, WI
www.gwheatley.net
I'm with Site5 right now, but considering switching to siteground.com

Siteground seems to get good reviews and still an independent company, as far as I know. Site5 got bought out by a company that is buying a lot of other hosting companies and that usually bothers me, as service and features seem to go down.
Site ground is not the cheapest but I have been with them for several years and they have been very responsive every time I have contacted them with a question or issue.
 

whitedragon101

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Sep 11, 2008
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I have been with justhost for ages for developing sites. I run client sites on there as well. However more and more the backend connections just go down ftp, sftp, phpmyadmin just stop working. Sometimes for 30mins sometimes for 2-4 days which is crazy for professional use.

Can anyone recommend a solid webhost with top reliability and a good steady slope of price plans as traffic goes up. Needs to have :

Cpanel
php 7 or above
MySQL and phpMyAdmin
ftp pref secure

Its so hard to find this from a google as so many webhosts are in the business of lying professionally. Creating fake review sites just to push theirs to the top. Everyone promises 99.9% uptime so its hard to tell the ones that really do.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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Bergen, Norway
www.geek.no
I've been using ProISP for years, and consider them the best host in Norway: https://www.proisp.eu/web-hosting/

Cheap, reliable and offers (almost) all relevant technology (cPanel, PHP/MySQL, phpMyAdmin, FTP, Basic SSL) on all their plans, even the cheapest one. I especially love Softaculous with its one click installer for everything: https://www.softaculous.com/softwares

Edit: The link above is clean, but if you want to sign up, you may also use this referral link (giving me two months free hosting): https://www.proisp.eu/ref/17649/
 

Odysee

macrumors regular
May 13, 2007
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Lancashire, UK
bit.ly
I’ve used BigScoots for years (had a reseller account with them) but 2 years ago moved to HawkHost just to save a little money as my projects don’t need anything special as of yet - both are amazing hosts where downtime is very rare.

What do you use?
 

joyjoy22

macrumors newbie
Aug 4, 2019
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Siteground has been my favorite and I am not planning to venture into a new hosting provider yet.