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Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by david_sakh, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. #1
    I recently purchased web hosting plan from www.avahost.com.

    Their prices aren't the best, but I was able to get a full-featured web hosting package involving tons of built-in CGI scripts, such as forums, chatrooms, guestbooks, shopping carts, and couple dozen other things, as well as 20 Gb of bandwidth and 500 MB of disk space for just under <$100/year.

    I think this a good web-hosting deal but I wonder if there are any better hosts that could host my site that have a similar plethora of idiot-proof hosting features and similar (or better :D ) bandwidth allowances for a cheaper price. I know there are cheaper servers out there, but I need something similar and just as reliable to host my website.

    Do any webmasters here know of a better place for my situation? :confused:

    I could cut back on the filesize needed (500mb is a bit excessive) but I'm probably going to need the 20Gig bandiwdth because i have a steady fanbase from a large, unrelated forum who are going to frequent my site in addition to daily traffic (which I hope to maximize).
    SEMrush
     
    david_sakh, Sep 9, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. TwisterMc

    TwisterMc Mac Guru

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  3. david_sakh

    david_sakh Peon

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    #3
    Are you saying it's a better deal or are you just trying to get a refferal. ;)

    But I need some vital things, like an invisionboard script or something. I don't see anything about that being built in. :confused:
     
    david_sakh, Sep 9, 2004 IP
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    TwisterMc Mac Guru

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    #4
    I don't get much for a referral. ;) However I thought of that because of the pre-installed scripts. There are tons of them.

    Blogs
    b2
    b2evolution
    pMachine Free
    WordPress
     
    Content Management
    Drupal
    Geeklog
    Mambo Open Source
    phpWCMS
    phpWebSite 
    Siteframe
     
    Discussion Boards
    Invision Board
    phpBB2
    YaBBSE

    And lots more
     
    TwisterMc, Sep 9, 2004 IP
  5. david_sakh

    david_sakh Peon

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    #5
    great!

    EDIT:

    but wait, their medium plan is essentially the same as avahost, and it wouldn't be worth the hassle because it would acutally cost me more to host there.

    any other sites?
     
    david_sakh, Sep 9, 2004 IP
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    comval Peon

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    #6
    Not sure exactly what you are looking for David, since my own hosting is very simplified. But I am hearing good things about hostingwithus.com (no referral)
     
    comval, Sep 9, 2004 IP
  7. TwisterMc

    TwisterMc Mac Guru

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    #7
    You could always ask asmallorange for a better deal. ;) It's worth a try. There is a 'custom plan' calculator there somewhere to. My other idea would be ICDSoft
     
    TwisterMc, Sep 9, 2004 IP
  8. david_sakh

    david_sakh Peon

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    #8
    "But I am hearing good things about hostingwithus.com"

    The bandwidth there seems VERY expensive. 50GB transfer is $360/yr!!! :eek:

    I guess there is no universally cool host - I might have to just spend a few hours filtering through all the junk tonight. :)
     
    david_sakh, Sep 9, 2004 IP
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    arestia Peon

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    #9
    i have used Mediatemple (www.mediatemple.net) for a long time now and have been very happy because of there customer service and great uptime and server controls. but there prices are high compared to a lot of the thousands of hosts out there.

    -dan
     
    arestia, Sep 9, 2004 IP
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    jebby Active Member

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    I've been happy with the service and pricing of www.realwebhost.net

    It uses Cpanel with a bunch of built in fool-proof scripts.
     
    jebby, Sep 24, 2004 IP
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    SEbasic Peon

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    #11
    I like this twister http://nightmarebeforechristmas.itwister.net/

    I will be gettin a tattoo of jack at somepoint this year ;)

    Bit of a fan myself...

    I bought a bit of art from this guy that he had done of one of the 3 kids, but it never arrived :( I was so dissapointed...
     
    SEbasic, Sep 24, 2004 IP
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    joeychgo Notable Member

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    #12
    I went with Lunar Pages for my hosting.


    For $7.95 a month I get 1000 meg storage and 40 gigs bandwidth.

    The customer service is UNBELIEVABLE. Telephone support most of the day and email support 24/7.

    They have all the free scripts like chatrooms and photo galleries and a bunch of other stuff. Cpanel as well.

    I couldnt be happier - plain and simple. Lunar Pages is top notch in my book.
     
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  13. TwisterMc

    TwisterMc Mac Guru

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    #13
    That was a small site i put together to go with my halloween theme that i'll be releasing for the mac on october first. It has a few jack elements in it. ;) I love the movie too!
     
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    Shine Peon

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    #14
    I started using http://www.webhostsaustralia.com.au/ for some of my sites, they have Aussie based servers and US based ones, and i can honestly say i have never seen Tech support like it. The best support that many places need to consider. VERY Fast, helpful and all hours! I have seen my fair share of pathetic hosts, now i've seen one that beats most of them.
     
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    FYI: You have a new referal :)

    This no artificial limit policy looks great.
     
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    mizt Active Member

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    Varhosting.net, use there customer support once and you'll be hooked. The reseller account allows you to have multiple websites/domains and is still very cheap.
     
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    antonaf Banned

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    antonaf, Apr 24, 2005 IP