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  1. urbanmac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm looking for an ISP that will host my WP site, ideally no monthly bandwidth limits and will also allow pop3/imap and one that will let me run crons so that I can use the blog by email feature...any suggestions?

  2. joecuk
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. BuffyVS
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There is no such thing as "unlimited" bandwidth. Any host who says they are offering unlimited.. well, stay away.

    How about http://www.siteground.com?

    4.00/mo gets you:

    1000 MB space
    20 GB traffic new!
    5 MySQL/Postgre DBs
    CPanel
    100 FREE subdomains

    Auto responders
    Forwarding
    CLAM antivirus
    SPAM protection
    1000 FREE email accounts

    Bonus From Overture!
    Shopping Cart
    Shared SSL
    Custom error page
    Search engine submission

    PHP, Perl, Python
    CGI scripts
    FrontPage ext
    Traffic stats
    Unlimited FTP acces

  4. Anavy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  5. Dev2000
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://www.godaddy.com

    Lots of Diskspace & Bandwidth
    from $3.95/mo!
    99.9% Uptime Guarantee
    World Class Data Center
    FREE MySql & SQL Server
    FREE Email and more
    Dedicated and virtual server
    options available

  6. dissurion
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    On dreamhosts site they seem to have a special offer:

    'Sign up for any of our shared hosting plans during the first two months of 2005 and we'll give you triple the normal amount of bandwidth and disk space for as long as you keep the plan active!'

    I'm wondering how many domains registered elsewhere godaddy will allow me to use? Anyone knows?

  7. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

  8. iJames
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm with Dreamhost as well. They have some quirky approaches to things, they're not quite state-of-the-art, and I'd personally call their service "adequate" instead of stellar, but they are very well-established and you get a lot for your money. They've also got a one-click WordPress installation that's quite handy for getting started.

    If you sign up with them, try putting in 777 as a promotion code and see if their "year for $0.77/month" promotion is still valid. I used it and I'm getting 120GB bandwidth and 2.4GB disk space (they tripled it on all their current customers too) for roughly $4.35 a month for two years. If this was a brand-new hosting service I wouldn't even trust an offer like that, but these guys have been around since 1997 so I don't expect then to go away any time soon. For that price I can put up with having to wait a few days to get GD Freetype libraries fixed in their PHP binary.

  9. elmsblog
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have godaddy. i've had a few issues. Never heard of siteground. I've actually thought about switching to someone else. Anyone use this siteground?

  10. ceo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://surpasshosting.com
    I've been with them for about two years now and never had a problem and they're terribly reasonable.

    I've heard good things about Dreamhost, too.

  11. ThisIsNotALoveStory
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    surpasshosting.com - used to use them, they were pricey at the time and a complete nightmare for me. My site was always down, I was moved toa new server which went well for awhile, but not for long. You have access to thier forums which is handy - but I found some of the private messages I received from the staff to be rude, and I was only looking for some help. Even though the problems were on thier end, I was the one who ended up feeling like a pain in the ass.

    I use http://globat.com - it's a good value, and I have 99.6% uptime - http://www.siteuptime.com/statistics.php?Id=15274&&UserId=13283

    For the next day or so Globat has an incredible offer -75gig transfer, 2500mb space, $1.99/month.

  12. chuckblue
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I use http://www.crosswinds.net/ for my sites. Good service. Even with a Drive-In movie theatre site as my domain, I don't use all of my bandwidth.

    Be sure and read their terms of service befoire signing up. They have 4 different packages. I've been there since 1999.

    Chuckblue

  13. joan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://www.lunarpages.com

    Stable. Reasonably priced. Good service. Good community in the forums (www.lunarforums.com). One click installation of WordPress if you'd prefer that to installing it yourself.

  14. WPHost
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    siteground are very good.
    they offer amazing support and have a special pack for WP users - http://www.siteground.com//index.htm?referrerid=11850

  15. Kyris
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You could also check out http://www.webhostingtalk.com to find reviews of companies you're looking into. Their Host Quote function is really useful as well.

    Hope that helps :)

    And to recommend a host... I'm with Micfo.com for about 6 months already and I've got nothing to complain about, and they've got awesome support.

  16. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

  17. raianoat
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I would recommend bluehost. Here is a little write up that I have on my site:

    http://www.tivoblog.com/index.php/archives/2005/01/06/new-host-bluehostcom/

    ..

  18. lt
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My recomandation goes to ''A Small Orange''. Very low prices starting from $5 per month, CPanel administration and good support.

  19. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    heh i use http://www.hddweb.com but that's because I know the person who runs the server. Pretty good setup though.

  20. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have been using WestHost from 2000. They are hosting Taragana.Com and my Simple Thoughts Blog. Never had problems. Their support is very prompt and capable.
    What I like most is that I get VPS (Virtual Private Server), which allows me to tinker with the system and optimize stuff. I can even restart my virtual machine, if things go wrong. You can run your own server processes, cron jobs, ssh etc. You have your own instance of Apache server in your VM.

    I heard good things about DreamHost too. However I haven't used them personally.

    You may want to check out Web Hosting Suggestions for Power User.

  21. cizilux
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've been using http://www.icdsoft.com for almost a year now and I've been totally satisfied. They have space for $60/year ($5/month) and you get 2 DB, 7 subdomains, 500mb space, 7GB traffic. And their service is fricking awesome. A business assosciate of mine was dabbling in php and having trouble. He sent an e-mail to them and within 5 minutes they'd sent his script back to him - fixed. Their support always has a response within 5 minutes, no matter the time of day or year. Tho I don't use it often I think it's amazing that it's there.

  22. marko
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just have to throw in my support for Aussie Hosts - don't know if they're the cheapest, but their prices fit in with my budget (and as a student, that ain't much) - but the best thing is their support and their attitude - no question is too dumb - and they never sleep - they are really cool people. I've been with them for two years now, and about to go into my 3rd year with them. Worth checkin' out.

  23. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have been using WestHost from 2000.
    They are hosting Taragana.Com and all my blogs like Simple Thoughts Blog.

    I enjoy their VPS which is pretty much the cheapest in industry.
    Support is also very satisfactory. I am pretty happy so far with them and will be upgrading in a couple of days to handle my traffic.

    Note: The above link contains my affiliate id. If you click on it and choose westhost, they should give me something back. If you don't want that then go directly to westhost.com.

  24. clintanderson
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have also have GoDaddy.com , I have not had any problems with their hosting and the WP install went smooth.

    C

  25. Clinker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Do not use affordablehost.com. They are deteriorating in services and support. In the last six months my accounts with them have suffered two major server crashes. I am currently looking for a new hosting provider.

  26. Joni
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Don't forget about TextDrive (http://textdrive.com). They sometimes have those VC campaigns where they offer lifetime hosting (whose life, I don't know, I assume yours, not Dean's) for cheap. They don't have any fancy interface, but they are dedicated to security, are die hard geeks, and donate a portion of their proceeds to WP if you so specify. What could beat that?

  27. stopthepress
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    JaguarPC: A1 service and A1 support at low price.

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