Paid Hosting opinions.

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by wheelhot, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. wheelhot macrumors 68020

    Nov 23, 2007
    Well Im about to host 2 website, 1 is mine and the other one is my friend, actually we are moving from our previous host to a new one (mine is free but heck I dun trust free, hers is paid but the person who take care of her hosting part seem duwan to do it anymore).

    I searched the net and I came with this.

    What do you guys think of the 2 above site? Which one should I pick and anyone with personal experience with any of them? And why don't any of them offer a 1 year pay all package?

    Oh yea, and is it true that I BlueHost isn't that great of a host? I heard their CS was poor.

    Some extra info, currently we will use that host to host our blog but I might use it for some other stuffs in the future.
  2. bobbyrockets11 macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2009
    I have heard bad things about php support for hostmonster, don;t know about fat cow.

    Can vouch for hostgator though. I'm using their shared to host around 10 sites with smooth sailing. [​IMG]
  3. manadospace macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2008
    hostgator is good, but not all like hostgator, is depend to you, which one the best, visit forum hosting for more info is the best, or asking there
  4. Vanilla Cocoa macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2009
    Tucson, AZ
    I like MediaTemple's grid hosting. Some haven't had good experiences with it, at least in the past, but it seems to be a very stable platform now.
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    A Small Orange* always gets my vote, and many others around here will also sing their praises. Their support is very good, and importantly quick too!

    *if you do go with them using that link to do so would be appreciated. It's a referal, saves me a few $ on my next bill :)
  6. memco macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2008
    I used to host with fatcow, but their plans were overpriced compared to what I've found elsewhere. They had good support, but that didn't seem worth the higher cost for more limited hosting (this was more than five years ago).
  7. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    I'm a big fan of, they've been good to me and have kept my sites running for many years now with no problems.

  8. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    I've never heard of the two you mentioned. If you google it I'm sure you'll find a hosting review site that will offer some good feedback. Also check with the BBB if you're serious.

    DON'T use iPowerWeb. Customer Service sucks big time.

    DO check out Cheap cheap, friendly service.
  9. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    I've been happy with Dreamhost for the past few years. They're pretty irreverent and refreshingly honest, and the service has been pretty much spotless. They've had some issues, of course, but they're up front about it and fix things fairly quick.

    Use the promo code I made, CHERITH, and you'll get $50 off your web hosting bill, and the children's summer camp (charity) I volunteer with will receive a $47 credit toward our bill.
  10. Fiasco macrumors regular


    Dec 1, 2007
    New York, NY, USA
    I host with godaddy. I have my domains with them and after trying out a few other hosts, I ended up going back to godaddy. I have their Deluxe hosting plan and I host all my domains as well as a few friends' sites under my plan also. I really like it.
  11. lmfao macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2009
    I never used hostmonster. I used fatcow a long time ago and I had a problem with them trying to bill my credit card after I let them know that I was letting my site expire. One call and it was cleared up quickly but I never used them again. I've used ICDsoft for years and never had a problem with them and their customer service is quick to respond so I highly recommend them.

    Some people here seem to like ASmallOrange. I'm putting together a small website and their "tiny" $25 a year option might be too good for me to pass up.
  12. MacInTO macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2005
    Canada, eh!
    I've been using Hostmonster for the last three years. I've never had a problem with them.

    However, I'm about to switch to They have the same services as HM, but cheaper - $3/month. Reviews are quite good also.
  13. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2008

    Dream Host is having a promotion...a full year of hosting for only $9.47!

    The offer expires Today, so sign up now, it's very low risk for under $10

    I was looking for a host, and this made my decision a no-brainer

    Use '777' As your promotion code, and it literally takes off $110 for a year of hosting. :)
  14. vivithemage macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    dream host is a bit overloaded..but if you want cheap, you get what you pay for :).

    Now if you want something nice, not overloaded you can check out :cool: I can set you up with a free domain for the year as well.
  15. savar macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2003
    District of Columbia
    I've used 1&1 several times for virtual private servers (VPS).

    You'll hear horror stories about them but I've never had problems. Even the few times that I've called CS it was pretty decent.

    Of course, I like a host that is more hands off. I usually know what I'm doing and I generally want as little "help" from them as possible.

    My one gripe was that one of my servers was getting DDOS'ed, and they weren't really receptive to doing anything to intervene. I had to teach myself ipchains and fix it myself. NBD
  16. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  17. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2005
    Little grey, chilly island.
    Another vote for A Small Orange here. Excellent email support and have always addressed any issues that I've had.
  18. buzzbee macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2007
    Just looking into this for a friend who wants to build his own web server and host his own little personal site for a friend.

    I use

    Their $4 a month plan works for me. Good, fast, friendly support and CPanel tools does all I need it to do.

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