web hosting recommendations?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by xjohn, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. xjohn macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2003
    Does anyone have any recommendations for a good web hosting company?

    My needs are fairly simple. I mainly want to use it to host my (as of yet still theoretical) weblog, and I don't want to use .mac because it doesn't support CGI scripts. I would like it to be flexible should my needs expand in the future.

    I'm currently looking at Dot5Hosting's "Dot 1" plan.

    Any ideas?

  2. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    I am happy with www.networksolutions.com.

    I think that this was once the internic.
    Check them out, they are very reliable and the prices are not bad.
  3. robotrenegade macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2002

    I've used many host in the past and I think Dreamhost is the best. Dreamhost has been in the biz for a long time and the 24-tech support is bomb.:D

  4. maradong macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2003

    best webhosting ever. and easy as nothing else i know.

    24/7 support aviable
  5. AlphaTech macrumors 601


    Oct 4, 2001
    Natick, MA
    Dot5Hosting... Excellent package price range, good service, and plenty of pipes from the servers to the web (producing good load times). I'm on the dot3 plan at present, but I could always change to a different package and the bill changes to reflect that. If it turns out I really only need the dot2, I can downgrade and pay less, or upgrade to a dot4 and pay the new price starting at the next bill. You also get the OPTION to pay for a year at a time, IF you want to.
  6. icetraxxg5 macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2002
    Commerce Township
  7. FlamDrag macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2003
    Western Hemisphere
    It doesn't get any better than NDCTech.com

    $2.95 / month to start and you get ALL KINDS of features for no extra charge.
  8. AlphaTech macrumors 601


    Oct 4, 2001
    Natick, MA
    That's all well and good, if you have a TINY web site, with almost zero traffic on it (including your uploads and updates). Dot5 has better lower cost plans then that place. ALL of Dot5's plans include unlimited email, unlimited sub-domains. As for the MySQL databases allowed, one is all well and good for a low end site, two is better, I get three (only using two at the moment). Unlimited is just plain stupid, especially when even high end sites with tons of content rarely go over 3 to 5 MySQL database files. Considering how Dot5 has unlimited php files and such (limited only by the size of the files) you don't need more then a few. I only had the second one generated because I wanted to keep my discussion boards and store database files seperate.

    Feature for feature, I firmly believe that Dot5's hosting plans beat the ones from ndctech...

    BTW, what does ndctech charge for setup and domain registration?? Dot5 has FREE setup, as well as free activation of things like the MySQL database files, naming of the files, performing tasks that you cannot do through either an FTP client or terminal (I can SSH to my site at will). They also have a decent name registration charge, less then some, and the same price as many/most. I find it humorous when hosts claim to offer free domain registration but then charge you ~$35 (or more) for getting set up. Don't you think that part of that is going to pay for the domain name? :rolleyes:
  9. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA

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