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Looking for reliable hosting companies

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Jeffr2014, Jan 6, 2016.

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    I want to move a couple of WordPress blogs from existing hosting companies - the reason is excessive downtime and poor support.
    Would appreciate you recommendations. Ideally, I would like the companies that DO NOT offer an option of having multiple websites per hosting plan (i.e. trying to stay away from "SEO hosting"). I also don't want small re-sellers, had my share of bad experience with these :-(
    My budget is under $5/month per site. The data centers should be in North America.
    SEMrush
     
    Jeffr2014, Jan 6, 2016 IP
    SEMrush
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    Abelo Active Member

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    What hosting provider were you using? I'd suggest us but we're located in the Netherlands.
     
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    I'd recommend https://www.vultr.com or https://www.tilaa.com . I have used both and they are really good. Currently I'm using Vultr.
     
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    I am still with them, so I will keep the names private for the moment. Will publish reviews (here and at WHT) when I transferred the sites.

    Thanks you for recommendation, Vultr looks interesting, I like their concept and prices. Tilaa is European cloud, so it wouldn't work for me.
     
    Jeffr2014, Jan 7, 2016 IP
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    Puntocom81 Banned

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    I read good things about https://www.ixsystems.com/

    Hope that helps.
     
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    imuncutno1 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I can recommend you an OpenVZ/Cloud VPS hosting with USD4.50 per month.
    I can help install a free open panel into your VPS hosting + install WordPress into your domain.

    All I need is a small requirement from you.
    More info: Servers located across the United States. - Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL - Piscataway, NJ - Atlanta, GA - Dallas, TX - Los Angeles, CA
     
    imuncutno1, Jan 7, 2016 IP
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    Thanks for the offer, but I am looking for shared hosting for these blogs. I run Cloud VPS (with OVH) for my commercial site and it requires a lot of attention re security, configurations, updates, etc. I just don't have time to deal with another VPS...
     
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    imuncutno1 Well-Known Member

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    Oic.
    I fully understand your point.
    I had been using shared hosting for years but very frustrated because of their limited CPU resources. Some more I used few high-end WP plugins, they just couldn't take it.

    For more than 3 years, I am happy to use VPS as the loading speed is fine to me.
    Anywhere, good lucks to your finding and I hope you find DP forum members are great people.

    Best regards,
    Cheers!
     
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    Vlad587 Peon

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    It seems to me that many Big hosting companies now raise prices and I personally use hostingcross.com, I would not be that strict for those who resell hosting as I have worked with some who provided good support, at the end of the day with the small hosting companies you will be considered more as a personality:)

    I hope it helps,
     
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    Thanks, but considering that almost half of your recent messages on DigitalPoint are about recommending 4Goodhosting, I am not sure how objective you are :)
     
    Jeffr2014, Jan 12, 2016 IP
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    One of the ways on how to check the reputation of a good hosting provider is to check their customer reviews. You can look at some review sites e.g. trustpilot.com etc.
    It's also important to note if there is a 24/7 tech support available in case you need assistance with your hosting account.
     
    Benpick, Jan 15, 2016 IP
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    Thank you +Benpick, I always check reviews :) With so many bogus review sites the only one I trust is webhostingtalk.com
     
    Jeffr2014, Jan 15, 2016 IP
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    How many sites are we talking about? I think I can help you out with your problem.
    You say that you have a budget of $5/month per site. I can guide you on setting up and migrating your wordpress installs to a vps or specially designed hosting for WordPress.

    Let's say you have 4 sites.
    4*$5= $20 /mo

    With this budget, you can rent a vps with more than enough resources to take 4 medium sized websites with ease. Or you can go for a super solid web host like PhaseHosting and set up a WordPress multisite with domain mapping to attach your domains to your multisite. It isn't that complicated to achieve.
     
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    Thank you but, as I mention in this thread already, I use VPS for my commercial site only, and for blogs I just don't have time (or budget for hiring people) to deal with VPS management and prefer simple shared hosting.
     
    Jeffr2014, Jan 19, 2016 IP
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    vps management isn't that hard, the learning curve is as hard as WordPress.
    I run 17 different WordPress and 4 HTML websites for customers on a VPS with CentOS7 and cPanel. This way you will have the same interface as most hosting companies. It costs me about €40/mo I can transfer about 10TB/mo , 150GB SSD, 1GB symmetrical up and downlink. Everything runs smooth and never had a complaint about downtime, slow loading times,... Especially if you use a CDN like CloudFlare to distribute your website among multiple servers around the world. (This is free)
    There are many solutions that are cost effective and a lot better than the major hosting companies shared hosting plans.
     
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    I understand all this, as mentioned I have VPS and manage it myself :) Yet, I don't want any other sites on this VPS and [most importantly] I want ALL my blogs hosted at different hosting companies. That's why I am interested in shared hosting.
     
    Jeffr2014, Jan 19, 2016 IP
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