I need a cheap & reliable web host...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by hkriffraff, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. hkriffraff macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2003
    I've been paying $8.95 a month for a web hosting plan that I only use for email, storing files and static homepages for two different domains. There seem to be much cheaper options out there but it's hard to tell which are reliable, since every review site has completely different rankings. I basically want a generous storage allowance, good control panels (ie, easy to setup a forum and other stuff) and the ability to have a couple different domains under one account. I am interested in developing a more commercial site down the road, so would like the ability to scale up to a higher traffic allowance and whatever features are needed to support a database-driven site.

    Can anyone point me to some good hosts, or to an objective review site?
  2. tominated macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2006
    Queensland, Australia
    i reccomend 110mb.com. It is free but hass awesome features. If that doesn't tickle your fancy try this search engine for webhosts.
  3. RRutter macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2008
    Austin, TX
    110mb.com is probably the best free one as of right now. It gives 2 GB free of storage, 15 GB of bandwidth, and there are no ADs. 110mb also has free WordPress support with MySQL. Use 110mb.

  4. RRutter macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2008
    Austin, TX
    ASO is decent.

    A teeny orange at that. :D

  5. LumbermanSVO macrumors 65816

    Mar 15, 2007
    Denton, TX
    I've been with Total Choice Hosting for a couple years now and love it.

    My email accounts with them have actually had better uptime that my .Mac or Gmail accounts.

    They have a forum where you can ask any questions you might have before signing up.
  6. deorg macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2007
    Miami, Florida
    Im using brinkster but I wanna change because its kinda expensive.
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    does your ISP include hosting? mine includes Apache hosting which i use for hosting images.
  8. nightwolf macrumors member


    Oct 4, 2005
    Ontario, CANADA

    its not bad for 5.95 cdn. I always used a U.S. company but will switch over to hostpapa. U can have a host anywhere in the world these days. With the internet... the world is flat!!
  9. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

    Mar 10, 2005
    I use www.ipowerweb.com and have been for years. Plenty of room, great service, always up and stable. I've also set many clients up with them with no problems. Worth a look. I think it's $90 a year.
  10. Mammoth macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2005
  11. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    I'll offer a balanced opinion... I used iPowerWeb for many years, and when I had a change of email they accepted the change and began sending all their ads and promos to my new address; Well, the account goes offline so I get hold of them to find out why. The snide customer service rep (after several hours waiting on hold to speak to someone) tells me the renewal notice went to me old email address even though they had earlier confirmed the change and they were sending all their adverts and sales crap to the new one. They insisted it would cost me $200 to reinstate my account so they could resend the email (which I should have received in the first place since they confirmed my address change). In the midst of our haggling, they sold my domain to a third party who upon contacting them requested I pay $600 to get back. Nevermind that if I had received the notice at the correct address they were supposed to have on file I would have renewed it well within time...

    Gets me steamed. I really can't stand this company. They used to be okay, but a few years ago they were bought out by a grade-z outfit and that's when their service took a nosedive. Anyway, if you use them and they're good for you, I'm glad... really. :) It's just my experience (and others I've heard) really pisses me off.

    I've used Eleven2 since 2006 and they've been wonderful. I host several clients with them also. Customer service is friendly and fast, uptime is great, all that jazz. :) :)
  12. itguy06 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2006
    hagenhosting.com did mine for a long time until I needed IMAP.
    Now I use hostmonster.com.

    Both are highly recommended.

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