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Vote for the Best Web Host

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by RB!, Feb 26, 2008.

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Who is the Best Web Host?

  1. lunarpages.com

    5 vote(s)
    9.6%
  2. bluehost.com

    7 vote(s)
    13.5%
  3. hostgator.com

    16 vote(s)
    30.8%
  4. dreamhost.com

    8 vote(s)
    15.4%
  5. webstrikesolutions.com

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Other (if other, please post)

    16 vote(s)
    30.8%
  1. chapicha

    chapicha Peon

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    #21
    I vote to dreamhost.
    SEMrush
     
    chapicha, Feb 26, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Overclock099

    Overclock099 Notable Member

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    #22
    What is your site type..? Image hosting..?
     
    Overclock099, Feb 27, 2008 IP
  3. dboldt

    dboldt Peon

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    #23
    hxxp://www.servercentral.net/ gets my vote
     
    dboldt, Feb 27, 2008 IP
  4. RB!

    RB! Active Member

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    #24
    this happened to someone else as well, im having doubts about host gator now, but i can't find anyone that offers the features they do at a good price

    what plan were you on with them? baby or swamp? and how much traffic did you generate before they sent you that email? and did they give you some sort of warning or was that the first and only email
     
    RB!, Feb 27, 2008 IP
  5. imnajam

    imnajam Well-Known Member

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    #25
    It was a new year day, and I expected to receive more than 20k uniques (as per awstats)

    Let me add another thing, the more worst thing about hostgator is that they suspend account without any prior warning to you.

    Further, they generate revenue by placing parked page on your domain / site.

    Overclock,Not image hosting, text messages you can see my blog URL
     
    imnajam, Feb 27, 2008 IP
  6. ShaneC

    ShaneC Peon

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    #26
    My vote goes for "The Planet". Their prices are a little bit higher than average, but they have great service and fix problems fast.
     
    ShaneC, Feb 27, 2008 IP
  7. RB!

    RB! Active Member

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    #27
    yea, i contacted them about the suspending of accounts, this was my chat session, it seems as though they do give u more than the two options u mentioned earlier, i had doubts, but after this chat session, im more confident to move forward with them, im sure this cpu stabiliy b/c of surges in traffic thing is common to most web hosts..

    "Z: ok; ive talked to a couple people that have had an account with you guys and got their account suspended b/c of surges in traffic on their site(s), and was told that all they got was an email saying to move to another host or move to a dedicated server
    Z: can u comment/expand on this
    Jess: Sure.
    Jess: When an account causes issues on the server, it must be suspended to ensure that service is restored to as many accounts on the server as quickly as possible. A review is done of the account and cause of the issue. The notification gives the client options to address the issue. I will get you the list provided to the client.
    Jess: One moment please.
    Jess: Actually, here is the full email notification we'd send a client, which would be followed by specific account information regarding the cause of the issue:
    Jess: "Hi,
    Jess: This message is to advise you of a temporary block placed on your account.
    Jess: The account referenced above was found to be consuming an inordinate amount
    Jess: of processor time, to the point of degrading overall system performance.
    Jess: While we do limit each account to no more than 25% of a system's CPU in our
    Jess: terms of service, we do not actively disable accounts until they greatly exceed
    Jess: that number, which is what happened in this case.
    Jess: It was necessary to disable your account to maintain a minimum level of proper
    Jess: service for everyone else. From this point, the following options are available:
    Jess: a) Block heavy users of your site, if any, that may be causing excessive load.
    Jess: b) Optimize scripts (php, etc) that may be consuming a large amount of cpu.
    Jess: c) Upgrade to a dedicated server; your site may have outgrown a shared environment.
    Jess: Please let us know if you have a solution you feel would resolve this issue.
    Jess: Should a solution not be forthcoming, we are happy to assist you with an upgrade
    Jess: to dedicated services, where your site will have room to grow without affecting
    Jess: other customers. I appreciate your attention to this matter. Thank you.
    ""
     
    RB!, Feb 27, 2008 IP
  8. imnajam

    imnajam Well-Known Member

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    #28
    I agree that they give more than the option I specified (optimizing your script) but can you tell me how can you optimize your script while they block your access to cpanel/ftp/ and everything ?
    you can't even move your database to somewhere else
    you don't have access to anything

    I have requested them to give my support tickets history, as soon as I get it. I will copy / paste it to you for your ready reference.

    BTW, have you asked them how many abuse admin they have? and how many pending tasks they have for abuse department?

    Beside & before the account suspension, I was a voter for hostgator myself:)

    But I really hated the way they suspend..
     
    imnajam, Feb 27, 2008 IP
  9. okapi2

    okapi2 Active Member

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    #29
    i use dreamhost and never had problems, but i've only small sites.
     
    okapi2, Feb 28, 2008 IP
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    hotpop Peon

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    #30
    lunarpages got my vote, it's fast and reliable.
     
    hotpop, Feb 28, 2008 IP
  11. codeyourpsd

    codeyourpsd Peon

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    #31
    Out of those, I would go with dreamhost
     
    codeyourpsd, Feb 28, 2008 IP
  12. Suri.CMS

    Suri.CMS Peon

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    #32
    Almost any webhost is decent when your site is small and gets low traffic. The real face of webhosts start to be revealed only when your site gets high traffic. They suspend your account without notice / they insist that you should upgrade to their dedicated server plan (that costs much higher amount for you).

    If you are thinking of growing your site BIG, then be careful in choosing webhost (Check their dedicated hosting plans also, you may require them later). Because when the actual problem arises in future, it's really difficult to move to another host.
     
    Suri.CMS, Feb 28, 2008 IP
  13. pipes

    pipes Prominent Member

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    #33
    I use hostgator, but i dont know about being the best, i guess it depends what your doing with the site, if its a bit heavy then you know most hosts are going to cut things off, they cant really provide us all that promise for $10 a month, it would be impossible.
     
    pipes, Feb 29, 2008 IP
  14. Bohol

    Bohol Peon

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    #34
    Lunarpages has earned my respect.

    Hostgator is an excellent option too.

    It all depends on what you need.
     
    Bohol, Mar 1, 2008 IP
  15. dipal76

    dipal76 Well-Known Member

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    #35
    I think vodahost is the best one for my opinion....
     
    dipal76, Mar 12, 2008 IP
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    dipal76 Well-Known Member

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    #36
    I think vodahost is the best one for my opinion....
     
    dipal76, Mar 12, 2008 IP
  17. Caesar1

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    #37
    dipal76, I guess so, you took the effort to post the twice!


    I'm going with Blue Host, really fast and supportive
     
    Caesar1, Mar 12, 2008 IP
  18. nICEsHARE

    nICEsHARE Active Member

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    #38
    How about listing hostings which provide let's say more than 30% of CPU??? If not, no one is best!
     
    nICEsHARE, Mar 13, 2008 IP
  19. shamess

    shamess Well-Known Member

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    #39
    If you want that much, you'd be better off getting a VPS or something.
     
    shamess, Mar 15, 2008 IP
  20. blade007

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    #40
    Vidahost, a smaller, dynamic hosting company with great people behind it. Makes all the difference to be able to get some decent support.
     
    blade007, Mar 15, 2008 IP