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Need your input on hosting

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3:13 pm
January 22, 2011


Beating The Index

Montreal, Canada

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Hi All,

I am about fed up Yell with my ipage hosting as my site has been having a lot of downtime in the last 36 hrs. Furthermore, since it came back up, images were no longer displayed, I asked them to fix it and by fixing it the theme icons stopped getting displayed and now they're blaming it on the app.

 

My 1 yr hosting ends in March, so i am not losing much by moving and it would be for the better since I find my site loadtime very slow compared to others. Who would you suggest as an alternative?

 

So far I thought of 2, Bluehost and Dave's network. Are you with any of them? how has your experience been so far?

 

Thanks in advance for your input,

Mich

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5:05 pm
January 22, 2011


Budgeting in the Fun Stuff

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Host Monster was AWFUL for me (down all the time), but Host Gator has been great!  Plus some Yakezie members have affiliate links and there are coupon codes you can google for.  :-)

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5:48 pm
January 22, 2011


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6:30 pm
January 22, 2011


financialstudent

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I use Dreamhost, no problems and only pay $10 per month, actually I only paid $10 for my first ENTIRE year thanks to a special offer, now it's $10 per month.

If you decide to use them and would like an affiliate link, let me know. :)

7:18 pm
January 22, 2011


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

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I use Hostgator and pay $5/month for unlimited everything (pretty much). They have wonderful service and a great reputation. Plus they will handle certain transfers for free! Here is my affiliate link if you choose to go with them: http://knsfinancial.com/go/hostgator

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7:18 pm
January 22, 2011


The Passive Income Earner

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I am following in the footstep of Sustainable PF. I am just about to get setup with Dave's Network using the RedFlagDeals free hosting for now. I have been in touch with him about my transfer and he has been really supportive and quick at answering my emails. (If the kids can give me some consecutive minutes of focused time :) )

 

Based on my other research, I would otherwise pick BlueHost or Hostgator.

8:39 pm
January 22, 2011


Sustainable PF

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The Passive Income Earner said:

I am following in the footstep of Sustainable PF. I am just about to get setup with Dave's Network using the RedFlagDeals free hosting for now. I have been in touch with him about my transfer and he has been really supportive and quick at answering my emails. (If the kids can give me some consecutive minutes of focused time :) )

 

Based on my other research, I would otherwise pick BlueHost or Hostgator.


The free hosting can't be beat, but one has to know how to get it.  Dave's has been REALLY good for me.  Very little downtime …virtually none.

The prices for non-free hosting also seem pretty nice. 

Using Dave's as a new blogger is GREAT as you don't pay while you figure out if blogging is your thing.  We paid for our domain name and nothing else to start up.  There are limitations on the free service are the space (500 MB) so we'll need to get more space sooner than later.  But given the service we have had, we'll seriously consider his network!

My one concern is that our site has some slow load times according to websitegrader.

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9:11 pm
January 22, 2011


The College Investor

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I have a site on Blue Host, and its great.  I use PowWeb on my main site, and it is okay.  Bluehost is cheaper and more reliable IMHO.

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5:31 am
January 23, 2011


Beating The Index

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Thank you everyone for your feedback. I guess it's down to bluehost vs hostgator. I am leaning towards hostgator because moving to the next level (vps) would be easy if it's needed one day.

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10:47 am
January 23, 2011


Glen Craig

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I'm on InMotion and it's been great so far (VPS).  They have great customer service as well.

12:38 pm
January 23, 2011


Buy Like Buffett

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I am another Hostgator fan!

 

 

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4:04 pm
January 23, 2011


Car Negotiation Coach

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Mich,  I just made a post last week where I collected 2 dozen reviews of hosting providers from yakezie members.  Hope that helps. -Geoff

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6:00 pm
January 23, 2011


Beating The Index

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Thanks for your input FFB and BLB, Awesome post Geoff and thanks for providing a link to it.

 

It's looking like hostgator will be my next hosting company, the fact that they help you out with your move is definitely a plus as well as the vps once I am ready to move up.

Are you guys transfering the domain name as well when you move your blog?

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8:31 pm
January 23, 2011


Buck Inspire

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Mich,

 

I cut over to iPage a month and a half ago.  I also noticed frequent outages Yell, but customer support was quick to fix the problem.  I may need to look around after my year is up, too.  Good luck! Cool

4:13 am
January 24, 2011


Beating The Index

Montreal, Canada

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Buck, ipage has a nice interface and quick customer support. The loading time is awful and the recent outages are unacceptable. Their tech support also repeats the same lines when u askfor more info. I am willing to pay more for a better service in return.

Time to dump these suckers….I advise not to stick around for too long!

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5:53 am
January 24, 2011


Glen Craig

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Are you guys transfering the domain name as well when you move your blog?

 

I've kept my domain name at GoDaddy.  It what they do, they remind you when to renew, and I like having my domain registration separate from my hosting in the event there's an issue or I move hosts.

9:21 am
January 24, 2011


moneysmarts

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Post edited 9:22 am – January 24, 2011 by moneysmarts


I keep the hosting and domain name separate, just to be safe – sometimes having them at the same place can get sticky – especially if it's a free domain that came with hosting. Sometimes transfering it can be a pain.  All my domains are at godaddy.com cause i find their site easy to use, and convenient. (plus i can always find coupon codes for domains)

 

I'm using a dedicated virtual server on Media Temple – which while it is more expensive ($30/month) than my old shared hosting account, it has been rock solid.  It has gone down only a couple of times in 2+ years, and that was mainly due to my own mistakes and bad plugins.

 

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1:26 pm
January 26, 2011


Beating The Index

Montreal, Canada

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Craig, I initially wanted to keep my domain name at ipage but when I asked them to downgrade my account to domain management only they outright cancelled my as per the cancellation email I received. So i am proceeding with the domain transfer to hostgator.

 

MoneySmarts, I on't think I have the traffic/revenue yet to warrant a vps. On the other hand, since HG has vps services, it will be a seamless transition as I don't have to move anything. I'll keep Mt in mind in case HG goes bust for whatever reason :)

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4:51 pm
January 26, 2011


SavingMentor

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One thing to keep in mind with Hostgator is they do limit your CPU usage to 20% of the server. You might be able to exceed that for a short period in a traffic burst, but if you exceed it for an extended period of time they may shut you down.

I was with Hostgator for a while and had nothing bad to say about them. I'm with Stablehost now and they are just as good as Hostgator was only I pay $20/year instead of $100+ per year.

6:09 pm
January 26, 2011


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

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SavingMentor said:

One thing to keep in mind with Hostgator is they do limit your CPU usage to 20% of the server. You might be able to exceed that for a short period in a traffic burst, but if you exceed it for an extended period of time they may shut you down.

I was with Hostgator for a while and had nothing bad to say about them. I'm with Stablehost now and they are just as good as Hostgator was only I pay $20/year instead of $100+ per year.


I didn't know about this limit until I was poking around in my control panel recently. Apparently, I have exceeded that limit a few times recently and they let me go with it. So, they do seem to be understanding if it only happens once in a while.

$20/year sounds like a great deal. Was that with a promotion or something, or is that the normal price?

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