Webhost recommendations?

Ferc Kast

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Sep 26, 2012
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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?
 

Ferc Kast

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Original poster
Sep 26, 2012
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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.
 

960design

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Apr 17, 2012
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Destin, FL
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?
https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2424725,00.asp
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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.
 
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fig

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Jun 13, 2012
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Austin, TX
Since no one else has, here's my referral code for Dreamhost (who I've used for several clients with no complaints):
https://www.dreamhost.com/r.cgi?115079

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.
 

MacSince1985

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Oct 18, 2009
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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.
 
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ocabj

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Jul 2, 2009
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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.
 

Fillie

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Feb 19, 2008
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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?
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?
 

Shockwave78

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

SigEp265

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Dec 15, 2011
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Southern California
I am not sure if this is allowed, but I do sales for a Smaller Canadian webhost: Websavers.
My affiliate link: https://clients.websavers.ca/whmcs/aff.php?aff=96

Pricing is ideal if you are american and can take advantage of no taxes, and better exchange rate :) USD > CAD.
No phone support but servers are not overloaded, and very prompt ticket/email support.

Just giving another option. I've hosted with them for about 10 years before taking on a part time sales role after referring a ton of people through the affiliate program.

-William
Do they support WordPress?
 

bobbydaz

macrumors regular
Jan 24, 2009
178
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UK
For THE best customer support go with Siteground. Good value WordPress hosting and great support. Just read their online customer reviews says it all.
 

lynchdavidh

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Feb 14, 2018
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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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