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Hosting - Anyone know a good one?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by mrdjkcool, May 18, 2005.

  1. #1
    I am having a hell of a time finding a good and affordable dedicated host. Can anyone help me by telling me if they know of any good hosts for both WINDOWS and UNIX?
    SEMrush
    Everytime I have asked this in the past I get messages from people with some self interest. What I really need is the following:

    - a windows box
    - good support services (if necessary)
    - under $200 /mth

    Can anyone recommend me something? I would be eternally greatful.
     
    mrdjkcool, May 18, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
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    #2
    Try hostgator.com . I've used them for quite a while and I've been very pleased with the support.

    -jay
     
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    letsmakeamillion Well-Known Member

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    #3
    I am speaking from self interest, however you must also realize that this is valid self interest and honest self interest and my own individual experience using them over the last 5 years.

    Here is a quote from the CEO of superb, the hosting company I use:

    "I started Superb because I could not tolerate poor service from the hosting company I was using. I still won't tolerate poor service from my web hosting company."

    They were recently awarded #1 for dedicated servers by a popular web host rating company.

    I have used them for 5 years and have been extremely pleased with prompt support and expertise in support.

    Superb consistently keeps winning hosting awards from professional web hosting magazines. It takes a high level of service and technical superiority to keep winning like that.

    Please sign up through the link in my signature.

    lmm
     
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  5. mrdjkcool

    mrdjkcool Guest

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    #5
    I just tried this one but they seem like they have a million hidden charges in there prices... http://tinyurl.com/dgkrs

    Does anyone else know a good dedicated hosting company for WINDOWS where I can get a server for less then $200?
     
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    mrdjkcool Guest

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    #7
    Good Site Classifieds... appreciate that!
     
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    #8
    HostGator lacks in support and does not support FrontPage. Also has other up charges that are not listed but is listed as part of service you sign up for. Bad customer support. If anyone finds a site that supports FrontPage let me know. Thanks.
     
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    TommyD Peon

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    #10
    Looks like you registered just to bash HostGator.

    First of all FrontPage is for weenies. Learn to write code and not rely on the crap that Microsoft sells or gives away.

    Second, I've been with HG for sometime and have dedicated servers and shared accounts and they absolutely have the best support I've seen. Maybe I'm just lucky but I send them at least 2 support tickets a day and I've never had less than 10 minute response times - sometimes I don't like the answer but at least its clear.

    Third, their pricing policy is straight forward if you take the time to read it you'll never be suprised.

    There are a lot of good hosting companies out there but the good ones will not let abusive customers take advantage of them.

    If you've got problems with them take it up on their forum and don't go around trying to shoot them in the back.


    -jay
     
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  11. mrdjkcool

    mrdjkcool Guest

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    #11
    Whoever recommends these 2 (which are actually the same company) has to be on crack. There has to be a million other companies out there that are more dependable. I have used them myself and they are not recommended at all.

    For single domains: www.HostDime.com

    For many domains/reseller: www.SurpassHosting.com
     
    mrdjkcool, Jun 28, 2005 IP
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    I also had a terrible time with Hostgator. Horrible customer support, I ended up doing a chargeback and taking my business to micfo.com
     
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    frankm Active Member

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    #13
    I just have rented a dedicated server at http://www.vrtservers.net/ [not affiliated]
    3ghz pentium 4 - 2gigs mem - fast connection

    set up took 3 days, $ 115 or so per month, until now: no compaints
     
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    Fryman,

    I'm not defending HG I just don't like people who regsiter for the sole purpose of bashing a company. My experiences have been really good for the last 18 months and I hope they continue. But rest assured if they are not I'll move in a heartbeat.. . .
    -jay
     
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    Crack isn't my preferred drug, unless you got some!


    :D
     
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    #16
    Read http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?p=221577#post221577
    POST:
    Can anyone suggest a hosting company that supports frontpage and forms that does not have hidden upcharges and service outages and half ass support?
    Please do not recommend the following crappy companies.
    dialtoneinternet.net idiots
    hostgator.com don't support fp features
    hostcentric.com morons don't support fp features
    lunarpages.com idiots and rip off and read http://www.diagnose-me.com/sucks/lunarpages.html

    So JAY who is this too?

    Weenies are men as you.

    Yah I buy Microsoft products and even got a few free things helping at their seminars and part of their partners, 99% of the ms stuff I bought.

    Are you representing the company or do you want me to reply to this directly to them?

    Do you want me to reply here entirely or send you my total reply to you personally?



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    classifieds
    Berserker Join Date: Dec 2004
    Location: North Florida
    Posts: 241


    Looks like you registered just to bash HostGator.

    First of all FrontPage is for weenies. Learn to write code and not rely on the crap that Microsoft sells or gives away.

    Second, I've been with HG for sometime and have dedicated servers and shared accounts and they absolutely have the best support I've seen. Maybe I'm just lucky but I send them at least 2 support tickets a day and I've never had less than 10 minute response times - sometimes I don't like the answer but at least its clear.

    Third, their pricing policy is straight forward if you take the time to read it you'll never be suprised.

    There are a lot of good hosting companies out there but the good ones will not let abusive customers take advantage of them.

    If you've got problems with them take it up on their forum and don't go around trying to shoot them in the back.


    -jay
    "

    Today i can say HostGator is better thanks to Sales CHAD and CHRIS, trying to get my support issues thru and fixed! They actually read the support tickets.

    And if fryman was not on here complaining about hostgator i would not of found this site.
     
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    #17
    Personally I don't care what you do or who you do it to. I see from your message count you've been very active.

    If my characterization of you as one post wonder was wrong then I apologize.

    -jay
     
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    gatordun Guest

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    Jay where do you want me to send my full reply to?
     
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    gatordun Guest

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    #19
    Yah I was pissed when I posted here and i had reasons.
    I could not get my support issues resolved.

    I tried posting to HostGator forums but was not able to post, i could sign up but not post.
    So why deny customers from asking your other customers about problems they are having and asking for a fix?
    So they can post elsewhere.
    How smart was that?

    I told them was I searching for online complaints about hostgator.com and even sent them some links of complaints.
    Most where not that bad.
    I found this site because of fryman's complaint.

    So who did i stab in the back?
    I notified the company that i could no post questions in HostGator forums so i was looking online for company complaints.

    Pricing for hosting is cheap at hostgator.com and I do love their cute little alligator logo.

    I asked them to list it all out on the same page.

    On hostgator.com http://hostgator.com/shared.shtml
    It states:
    SSL shared
    SSL private
    FrontPage
    Are supported

    Other fees not listed on this page or link to it.
    SSL certificate 75.00
    Install it 10.00 or 20.00 for got which
    Dedicated ip address 2.00 a month.

    But nowhere says:
    It does not state that shared SSL will NOT work with FrontPage.
    It does not state that if you USE FrontPage that you need to buy an SSL certificate and it’s extra to install and that you need a dedicated ip address for the certificate.
    It does not state FrontPage counters will not work in SUBDOMAINS.
    It does not state you only get 1 cgi counter for only 1 page.
    Nor does it state any of this in the support areas.
    Nor did your support people say this.

    SALES told me about this = you only get 1 cgi counter for only 1 page.
    Support never said that.

    SALES is the best thing going for hostgator.com right now, if anyone has any issues please talk to them especially when you can't resolve things with support.
    Please ask for SALES = CHAD or CHRIS if anyone needs help with hostgator.com they are a literal lifeline!
     
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    imhosted.com <-- cheap and quality
     
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