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 604

    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 68020

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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 603

    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.
     
  9. Fillie macrumors newbie

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    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. Kari3 macrumors newbie

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    Can you give a little bit more info about your requirements and up to what price the plan should be? I personally am very satisfied with my host - BGOcloud, but its servers are located in Europe. The speed is perfect for my needs, but in your case i don't know if you need a host which servers are located in the USA or your target audience is located somewhere else?
     
  11. willph macrumors newbie

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    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
     

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