Webhost recommendations?

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

  1. Ferc Kast macrumors regular

    Ferc Kast

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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?
     
  2. D.T. macrumors 603

    D.T.

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    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 regular

    Ferc Kast

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    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 68000

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    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.
     
  5. fig macrumors 6502a

    fig

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    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.
     
  6. MacSince1985 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  7. jonnysods macrumors 601

    jonnysods

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    I throw my hat in for A2 Hosting.

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

    ocabj

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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.
     

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