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  • I orginally planned to go with my hosting at Godaddy, but after numerous failed installations, and a few hours browsing the forums here i learned of the issues godaddy has with its windows hosting service and wordpress. So im going to signup with a new hosting service and wondered what everyone thought the best was for using wordpress. Any suggestions?

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    GoDaddy can be made to work – but you’ll want to switch to linux hosting, not windows.

    the problem is i no next to nothing about linux, will it make a difference?

    You don’t have to know anything about it. Linux will be NOT installed on your computer but on the server. It is enough if the host – hopefully – knows how to handle it 🙂

    ok ill give it a shot, but im still open to other suggestions as well 🙂

    Lots of other suggestions in that link I already posted above…

    If you are not interested in fighting with technical stuff, but you are looking for a ready to made solution, you could check out places like http://thebloghotel.com, where they set WP up for you and you just have to start blogging. I set up a friend there, who wanted to start their own blog and I didn’t really have time to help them up with setups and such. Now, I don’t have any connection to them, I’m just pushing it cause they make my life easier 🙂

    If you’re not comfortable with installation, find any host that offers Fantastico, which lets you install any number of CMSs, including WordPress, with a couple of clicks. I recommend AN Hosting, but read this: How to Find a Web Host That Doesn’t Suck.

    sanho

    (@sanho)

    I use EHostOne they offer fantastico and great service, very affordable

    4curmudgeons

    (@4curmudgeons)

    Okay, I really hate recommending anything, but you might want to take a look at Globat.com… For less that a $100.00 / year you get 200 GB (yes GigaBytes) of disk space and a TerraByte of bandwidth per month so unless you are hosting lots of video material with tons of users downloading it… this provides unlimited email addresses, large numbers of MySQL databases, … All the workhorse material to run the site on 99.999% uptime and your own personal registered domain name too!

    Its worth taking a moment or two to check it out for a place to hang your hat and blog/cms/whatever..

    bosco991

    (@bosco991)

    For what it’s worth, I’m very happy with Global Internet (gi.net). They have a “Power Tools” one-click install option to install and manage it.

    It was very very east to get it running. Depending on your plan, mine for a YEAR was only $79 and it gave me 5GB of storage with 10GB of monthly bandwidth, 10 databases with 250MB of database storage.

    Check it out. I usually don’t “endorse” any hoster because no one hoster is “great” but this company actually has it all together (from what it seems like).

    Alex Cragg

    (@epicalex)

    Bluehost have the above mentioned fantastico installs, and offer you free google and yahoo advertising to the value of $75. and hosting starts at $6.95 a month, under $90 a year. Ive just switched to them myself, and they provide a great service. Plus you get free domain registration, but most hosts offer this anyway

    t0v3

    (@t0v3)

    GoDaddy is the best there is. I’ve tried most, and these are a mile ahead in terms of quality and price. Just go for their linux hosting, not windows

    drmike

    (@drmike)

    GoDaddy is the best there is

    *snort* Well there goes my coffee.

    Sorry but any company that feels that the Internet RFCs don’t apply to them shouldn’t be listed here. GoDaddy also has a history of booting users from their servers and domain accounts if they get joejob’ed.

    Modlook tag added for the Bluehost affliate link up above.

    Alex Cragg

    (@epicalex)

    i would edit it and take it out, but its too late.

    i still stand by what i said though, they are a good host.

    and im not a spammer.

    Chris_K

    (@handysolo)

    bluehost affiliate removed.

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