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  1. karr
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I was not sure if this was a question belonging on these forums so I put it under Miscellaneous.

    Anyone have Blue Host Web Hosting listed under the Hosting tab? Is Blue Host the preferred host for this website?

    I had questions on features and wanted to get some feedback.

    Does it use cPanel? If not, what does it use?
    What stat features are offered? (i.e, AwStats, Webalizer, etc.)

    I went on Blue Host's site but couldn't find what I was looking for? Maybe I'm blind.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://www.asmallorange.com
    Use ASO.

    Why do I say this ?
    Because I am extremely happy with my domains with them.

    And Bluehost ? http://wordpress.org/support/topic/39528

  3. Yes, I am also a happy ASO user. I was not pleased with BlueHost's support department.

  4. Joni
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Don't forget about Dean Allen's TextDrive, http://textdrive.com. However, if you are looking for a slick, c-Panel or Plesk like interface, you won't find it. TXD is apparently for hard core geeks. Also, they insist on SFTP, FTP is just not allowed. But its support is second to none and everyone involved is committed to running secure servers. There's been virtually no spam coming through on my domains that are hosted there.

  5. ian2
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey I don't mean to self advertise .. but I have my own hosting "company" here, http://www.intensityhosting.com .. with cPanel and Fantastico autoinstaller.

  6. karr
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks so much for the feedback! :) I'm not looking for something complicated. I like simplicity. Getting my WordPress diary to where it is now was complicated enough. Anyway.

    Feedback was much appreciated.

  7. eragle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm a pretty satisfied asmallorange customer myself.

  8. Jonathan Dingman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've heard good things about ASO, but I personally use Site5.com for my hosting. Very satisfied customer for almost a year now.

  9. stevenw
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I added word press to my domain using Blue Host. Now that I added my blog to my domain I am unable to find the Fanstico link in my control pannel. Anyone have ideas why this is going on. I am unable to add another blog or any other programs that use PHP. Has anyone had this problem and know what the fix is?

    Steven

  10. Steven, that is not a WordPress problem. You will have to contact BlueHost's support department.

  11. kev888
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Kevhosting.com is much better.

  12. StateDOG
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've used Site5 for my hosting needs. Just went with them and have been very, very pleased. Almost went with ASO. Only reason I didn't was because I also run a message board adn thought I'd have too much going on for their servers.

    Either one is excellent

  13. So, a user named "kev888" joins eight hours ago and immediately posts "Kevhosting.com is much better." He does not offer any support for the OP, nor does he offer any constructive criticism of other hosting companies, nor does he provide any facts for why his hosting company is better. Ladies and Gentlemen, take note of this. Do not register your hosting account with spammers such as Kevhosting.

  14. twoalone
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've been with BlueHost since Jan of this year and very very happy with them. Only needed to call support one time and they fixed what was wrong immediately. sorry, can't remember what the problem was as it's been too long ago. Regardless, they've been an excellent host so far.

  15. sprboston
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I retreated from Earthlink after they wouldn't "support third party software" when i went to them for help with MT. They changed something on their end and wouldn't/couldn't explain what they did...so good bye Earthlink, hello Bluehost. I've been extrememly pleased with both the customer support and the service...especially the price!

  16. raianoat
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm extremely happy with bluehost. Here's a post that I put together that shows how happy I am with them.

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

    good luck,
    Alex

  17. mythicaldude
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I signed-up with BLueHost yeswterday and set up my site with only a few glitches. I opened a couple of help tickets for the various problems I encountered and got replies today. HOWEVER... the final reply was that they deleted my site and refunded my money per my request. Funny thing s that I NEVER requested them to delete my site or to refund my money. Six solid hours of work entirely down the drain. What a bunch of incompetent hosers! The worst ever in life.

  18. twoalone
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    coming back to withdraw my support of BlueHost. I still use them but wouldn't recommend.

  19. mythicaldude
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    After weeks of irritating, frustrating back and forth with BlueHost I got this final insulting and inflamatory reply (below) from Danny Ashworth, their VP and owner. (dan@bluehost.com)

    Gives you an idea of the incredibly lame, weak, worthless and doewnright antagonistic attitude that obviously comes from the company's leadership.

    Hey Stave,
    Have a martini and take your prozac.

    So it was an accident that you sent a fraudulent e-mail to me? The e-mail was not fraudulent. Your site was deleted because you lied about the country you were from.

    And it was an accident that your tech support guy asked me for private and confidential credit card information via e-mail?

    It is not a crime to ask for it via e-mail.

    And then it was an accident that you guys still refuse to acknowledge severe weaknesses in your handling of this matter and the utterly unacceptable "service"?

    We accepted the fact that we did not handle it in the best manner possible but you would not be happy no matter what we did so it would be better for us both to have you go make some other hosting company miserable.

    And it was an accident that you've totally confused "fighting fraud" with despicable manners, business sense and common courtesy.

    With people like you signing up I think we will increase our FRAUD protection. I wish we had some idiot protection because then you would never have
    been able to sign up.

    OK. You shall reap what you sow. Such a pity you are so incredibly weak and worthless, like an accident waiting to go out of business.

    We are in the top 10 fastest growing hosting companies in the world I think we will survive without an "Extensive overland backpacking traveler" who can't seem to keep a Job for more than a few years.

  20. apply75
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://www.bigbluehost.com
    offers word press hosting and uses cpanel, awstats, fantasico and urchin. they provide better personal support.

  21. raianoat
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I haven't had any problems with bluehost. As a matter of fact, I've been very happy with their level of service.

  22. onegear
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    textdrive.com works great for me! their support is great, too. i've only had a few issues with textdrive and the support department was extremely helpful. once i submitted a ticket, they resolved the issue within a few hours. very much worth the monthly charge.

  23. michaelbb
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    For what its worth I use http://www.crystaltech.com and have the wifes blog setup on the php developers plan, if the blog takes off I can move it to the business plan. Helpdesk tickets/emails are responded on with in 18 minutes or less, 24/7 talking to a live english speaking tech that knows what there talking about and doing. There definetly worth a try , I have several commercial sites hosted through there and have NEVER had a problem or down time.

  24. angelina
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi,

    I have blogs from google free blogs and i am able to access everything and they have given me all the rights to access and change it. example for my blog is http://www.manmadanz.blogspot.com/ i think after seeing this the topic might change to blogspot....

  25. Torttis
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    All of the opinions about Bluehost are not too positive:

    http://apperceive.blogs.com/apperceive/2005/07/bluehost_email_.html

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