Webhost recommendations?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Ferc Kast, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Ferc Kast macrumors 6502

    Ferc Kast

    Sep 26, 2012
    Ohio, USA
    After horrible customer service from my current web host for a major issue, I find myself in the market for a new web host.

    I was curious if there were any decent ones that could be recommended, or ones I should completely avoid?
  2. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    What are you hosting? i.e., static site, some kind of CMS, custom app (if so, what language/framework/services do you need)?
  3. Ferc Kast thread starter macrumors 6502

    Ferc Kast

    Sep 26, 2012
    Ohio, USA
    It’s currently hosting a Wordpress blog, but I’m recoding my site into a custom CMS to have more control over what I will have on my site and its appearance.
  4. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
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    I have used most of these in the last couple of years for low priority sites and have had happy customers.
  5. fig macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Since no one else has, here's my referral code for Dreamhost (who I've used for several clients with no complaints):

    I have an account with MediaTemple for my personal and client sites, it's not as cheap as others (about 20 bucks a month) but great uptime and support.
  6. MacSince1985 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2009
    I have used MediaTemple for many years and still recommend them. Although the service quality has dropped a bit since they were acquired by GoDaddy.

    I use Pair for clients with more limited needs (single website without excessive traffic). It's my go-to budget host.

    I avoid GoDaddy and any EIG (Endurance International Group) hosts like the plague. Also, anyone promising "unlimited" anything often cannot deliver.
  7. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    I throw my hat in for A2 Hosting.

    If you choose them I'll flip you my affiliate link!
  8. ocabj macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2009
    I jumped around from shared hosting providers for 10 years or so and wound up on a Linode VPS. I was tired of arguing with Bluehost about server performance.
  9. Fillie macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
    I recently switched to Veerotech after terrible experiences and support from a number of different hosts, including Bluehost. I've been quite happy with Veerotech for a number of reasons:
    Fast support
    Monthly billing (I hate paying for a full year upfront when I do not know if they are a quality host)
    They have not (yet) tried to sell my anything (Bluehost was HORRIBLE for this! Everytime I signed into cPanel, there was so many ads and deals thrown in my face).

    The only downside is that the micro package only allows you to host a single domain. You have to upgrade to the next tier to have unlimited domains. Its still quite affordable, but would be nice to be able to host a few more domains on the micro package.

    Anyways, been very happy with them and available to speak with others about my experience. They are also listed as a recommended webhost in /r/webhosting.

    If you wish to sign up to try them out, here is my affiliate link: https://affiliates.veerotech.net/clickthru.php?id=360.

    Would anyone like to chat further?
  10. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2010
    I am using AWS/Route53. It's amazing the amount of tools you get access to in the AWS dashboard.
  11. Odysee macrumors regular


    May 13, 2007
    Personally I would recommend HawkHost or BigScoots.

    www.webhostingtalk.com is the place to see what’s good and what’s not. WHB can literally make or brake a site.
  12. SigEp265 macrumors 6502


    Dec 15, 2011
    Southern California
    Do they support WordPress?
  13. bobbydaz macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2009
    For THE best customer support go with Siteground. Good value WordPress hosting and great support. Just read their online customer reviews says it all.
  14. lynchdavidh macrumors member


    Feb 14, 2018
    New York
    Depends on what you're looking for. WP Engine is far and away the top web hosting company for individual WordPress websites. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, SiteGround is also great. I recommend SiteGround to people a lot and get almost unanimously positive responses.

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