I Need a Web Host

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  1. ebook macrumors 6502

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    Okay, I have bartered with someone to build a site for our direct market farm and they have it about done ... but, I need to find a server/host or whatever it is called. I have the URL that I bought through GoDaddy and I would like to use that wherever I get the hosting. So, are there any that have good prices (just looking around all I need is the basic package from what I've seen).

    Are there any that include the domain name price with the hosting service? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    Some say buying your domain and hosting through the same company is a bad idea. Perhaps though using GoDaddy as the host would be the easiest thing for you at the moment.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well Godaddy offers good hosting. I have Netfirms. PM me if you want a cheap deal link. ;)
     
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  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Have you used them? :rolleyes:
     
  6. ebook thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I all most went with 1&1 because of the plans and prices, but then I started reading some bad reviews ... is it a big deal for those that have used it?

    Is switching a domain to a different host a difficult thing?
     
  7. anubis26 macrumors member

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    I have accounts with 1&1 and midphase, and I must say that 1&1 has been much better. No outages, no problems. Just occasionally slow, but not a bad deal for under three bucks a month :)

    Midphase, on the other hand, has been problem after problem, full of unexplained outages.

    Go with 1&1. Especially if you want to save some dough.
     
  8. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    no need to transfer your domain, you just need to point it to your host. Once you setup your host they will give you a couple DNS addresses, you will enter those into GoDaddys DNS settings panel...
     
  9. JNB macrumors 604

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    Yes, I have for the last four years, have three domains, and all they do is keep adding features and capacity without raising my rates. As a matter of fact, I was just rebated half my semi-annual fee for some reason. It costs me $30 every six months for an ungodly amount of storage, bandwidth, emails (including IMAP), subdomains, tools & utilities, plugins, support for any of my stupid questions (that typically get answered within an hour or so), and anything else I could think of. In fact, I just switched from MS to Linux hosting, and it took all of ten minutes, no charge, even though the Linux packages contain more functionality.

    A couple of months ago, there was a muck-up on the regular billing (my fault) and my account was locked. Mind you, all my domains remained completely active & functional during this unpaid period. I cleared up the billing, sent an email to Support letting them know (and would they please unlock me), and it was done in about five minutes.

    Honestly, there is nothing I could conceivably want or need that isn't offered by them already--including customer service, and when I check my admin panel periodically, another new feature or tool's been added.

    I periodically compare them with the other providers, and see absolutely no reason to switch. As far as complaints and problems, I see more about GoDaddy on this forum than I have ever seen about 1&1.

    It does, however, lack bouncing boob ads.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You don't have to switch domains; just move the DNS if you choose another subscriber.

    Yeah I was unhappy with them with this. I paid, they said I didn't and then they deleted all my stuff. :(
    Then they said sorry, but I already reversed the charge and told them I did.

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    Anyways, here's a deal on Netfirms (I use them); you can try it out:
    http://www.netfirms.com/maxpc

    I mean I find a Netfirms is getting a little whacky for me, so I might move to Godaddy, but that deal is something you should just try.
     
  11. MojoWill macrumors 6502

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    look at my sig UK an US, 30 day guarantee, don't want to say to much in case it's against TOS here.
     
  12. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    it says at the bottom of the page that the deal ends in Feb 2007!
     
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    I've had very good success with eapps.com. They give you complete "root" control of a virtual linux machine.
     
  15. sunday macrumors member

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    I have had people tell me great thing about dreamhost expect they don't have reseller plans,so instead i went with surpass i have had luck with so far exepect the occasional outage, check out host gator too. From what i have experienced and heard they all have great customer care and services.
     
  16. Lurk macrumors member

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    Host Gator - http://www.hostgator.com/

    I've been with Host Gator for nearly three years and am more than satisfied with their service. They have great packages for great prices.
     
  17. MacSociology macrumors regular

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    1. Stay away from the following:
    • 1and1.com
    • site5.com
    • bluehost.com
    • godaddy.com
    • lunarpages.com
    • and all the other oversellers

    Oversellers are those who are trying to sell you a package with a lot of storage and bandwidth. (Ex. 150 GB storage and 1500 GB bandwidth.)

    These companies will put way too many accounts on each server, and you are the one that will be hurt by this.

    It sounds like your website won't have too much traffic, so most budgethosters with prices around 10$, and storage/bandwidth at 1GB/20-100GB.

    I would recommend you to check out the offers at WebHostingTalk.com, and search for reviews for potential hostingcompanies.
     
  18. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Sadly, godaddy.com has the best deals on domains but as the poster here states, their hosting leaves a lot to be desired. I am having to move a hosted site off godaddy as the performance is abysmal. When questioned about it, godaddy support stated the only fix was to purchase a dedicated server. I've had $10 per month hosting that performed better than that with godaddy.

    It's a shame, as their domain pricing is the best around.
     
  19. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Seconded. You can't go wrong with ASO. You'll find that they're very highly recommended on this site.
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yes ASO is highly recommended here. excellent service. their numbers might not be the highest compared to other places, but thats because they don't oversell.
     
  21. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    I never understood peoples adversity to overselling. Everyone does it.

    Airlines do it all the time. The simple fact of the matter is if you offer your clients x amount of space and only 10% of them use it then you still have the rest of the space ununsed. By not selling it you are losing money.

    Basically 90% of people hosting websites will never ever use all their alloted space, therefore it is perfectly reasonable to oversell.

    Not overselling is a bad idea from a business perspective. The only good thing about it is the marketing advantage, which is offset by the fact that you will need to charge more than most other web hosts just to cover your costs.

    If you are hosting a mission critical website you would be foolish to use shared hosting or a VPS anyway, you'd need a dedicated server. Therefore anything that would fit in the realm of shared hosting should not be effected by overselling in the least.
     
  22. MacSociology macrumors regular

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    The problem with overselling is that oversellers put far too many accounts on each server. And this results in servers being overloaded too easy.

    Oversellers are selling these accounts at a very low price, and because of this they will have to put too many accounts on each server. The problem with this is that each account will have very little resources available, and it will only take one badly written script to take down the server.

    Not every hostingcompany will resell, and one that have already been mentioned is asmallorange.com. As you will notice this company doesn't sell those extremely oversold accounts, and do have higher prices than the oversellers. This would amount to the above mentioned about resources.

    A better and more expensive solution could be vps, were you will be allocated resources on a server (a virtual server). This could be a good solution, but you will have to be your own admin or hire one.
     
  23. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Number of accounts is meaningless if all of those accounts only use 0.001% of the resources they have been allocated. I see nothing wrong intrinsically with overselling.
     
  24. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    I've tried Host Gator and they are pretty good. It's sorta easy to use, and it has quite a bit of features.

    www.hostgator.com

    Pricing is great too. :)
     

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