Host search 1GB (28 posts)

  1. carthik
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I am looking for a host again.
    I want :
    1 GB web space.
    ssh access.
    2+ MySQL tables.
    all for less than 8 dollars a month. Is this possible even?
    What is the difference between Virtual Domains/Dedicated servers ?
    I have been with icdsoft.com for the past year and I love their service, and I would love to get that in the future too, but they only offer 1 plan - 333 MB, and they don't provide ssh access either.
    I have checked out lunarpages and ipowerweb. They have issues with granting ssh access.
    Any and all suggestions are welcome, and thanks in advance :)

  2. Alan
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I saw this host the other day...
    ...and, tbh, their pricing seems too good to be true. Caveat Emptor.
    I love my host and have no intention of leaving them... http://www.rochenhost.com

  3. Alan
    Posted 12 years ago #

    The pictures at the bottom of that post make me wonder what the heck is not being shown. <g>

  4. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    All of the request for $8/month are reasonable except SSH. My host provider Netfirms has several plans, the cheapest being $4.95 but not really worth it since it's only 25mb of web space. The Netfirms Advantage business plan is $9.95 a month. A welcome suprise I only found out days ago is they increased the bandwidth/month by 5 times to 50GB! They also increased the storage to 1000 MB. 10 MySQL databases were already present. But, with all of this and more they do not offer SSH. I would be willing to bet you're not going to find one for <= $8/month.
    Though I stand corrected. I quick 5 minute google search turned up HostColor. For "less than $8 a month" you get can a lot of things. Advertisements for this host say they offer SSH but looking at the actual package there is no mention whatsoever of SSH.

  5. carthik
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Thanks for the lead. They are a "local" company for me, and they do not allow ssh access, and without it, I am a dead man :) Good deal though.

  6. Ozh
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I'll be interested in sharing your search results for such a hosting requirement at this price.
    From time to time, the fact that my (free) host could die pops in my mind, so I go googling for hosts. I'm also looking for 1GB or so and ssh access amongst other things, and when I see what I would have to pay for what I have today ... I faint and pray for my actual host to live long :)

  7. carthik
    Posted 12 years ago #

    CitadelHost has a 2GB / 30GB (per month)reseller plan for $12.99 and I am hearing good things about them.
    ServerPlace has a 1.8 GB plan for $10.95.
    p4Host has a 1GB plan for $8.99
    I have about one more week to make up my mind. I eliminated a few for bad reviews and stuff. P4host has a couple of bad reviews, Citadelhost is a one man show, or something similar, and serverplace is , well, an almost unknown quantity.
    I thought this might help you, ozh.
    I will post updates on my host hunt from time to time. :)

  8. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    - Recommended by evrsoft.com (1st Page editor)
    SSH / Telnet Access -Yes
    Storage Space -1000 MB
    Data Transfer -100 Gb
    Mysql Database's -Unlimited
    12 Month Fee (Free Setup) $8.95 /mo
    + 2 Free Months
    3 Month Fee (Free Setup) $9.95 /mo

  9. harpshot
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Have a look at AffordableHost. I've had a small and basically inactive site with them for about a year but I've been impressed with their attention to customer service. My main sites are with iVersit, and they've been good, too, but if I start a new site I'll probably go with AffordableHost. It looks like they offer SSH with plans in your price range but with a small one-time SSH set-up fee. I don't think iVersit has SSH in your price range.

  10. Ozh
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Thanks for the infos, I'm bookmarking this

  11. carthik
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Thanks for the pointers, results of my research are below :
    Affordablehost : 1gb is not affordable :)
    Lypha : users have bad things to say at webhostingtalk.com :(
    Gimme more !

  12. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Stay away from lypha. Support doesn't answer, my site was down often and the gave me a lame excuss about moving another site that was spamming. Run from them and never look back!

  13. carthik
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Lilandra, ace-host.net is cheap, no make that terror-inducingly cheap. 1GB / 50MB for $3 a month? :O . I don't want to risk everything, risking a little is fine, but $3? I am amazed! Just how did you find them!! Amazing.

  14. MaxT
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I just have one thing to say... I'm not that rich to buy cheap things... Think of it... I've prooved that "concept" many many many times allready...

  15. Lilandra
    Posted 12 years ago #

    i know...v. cheap
    a friend of mine is hosted there..their special changes every now and again so she waits or waited for the good stuff...
    it wasn't that "good" when i found them tho and then they only had one mysql database which i hadn't realized at first so i ditched them :-)
    but they were good and prompt on the customer service even for me who was cancelling service cuz i wanted more DB's to play with!
    so haven't you searched for the reviews yet? it is kinda scary!

  16. Alan
    Posted 12 years ago #

    This is a post from another forum about the host I mentioned above:

    Re: Web host which allows multiple domain name hos
    SurpassHosting's website says this,
    "Located in Orlando, FL, Surpass Hosting operates its own data center. More than 75% of all web hosting companies cannot say that!"
    Yet tracerouting their domain shows it to be hosted at rackspace.com
    And their DNS record is, um, incomplete with 'NA' used for the contact info and the state - which I believe is technically 'illegal'
    Their Demo Cpanel login goes to an IP hosted with 'dimenoc.com', which is hosted with NAC.
    Finally, their hosting plans are listed as 'Surpass, Bronze, Silver, Plasma, Gold, and Platinum'.
    Considering the DNS and routing questions, I'm wary of this host. They have great bandwidth limits, but I think something is shadey. I'll continue to use and recommend Rochen.

    I'm sorry for even mentioning the company.

  17. carthik
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I think I found what I was looking for at
    http://ultraunix.net after I posted a Quote Request at Webhostingtalk.com. Ultraunix seems to have good reviews, and their live chat support is good (so far) and a friend of mine said they rock. So I'll sleep on it, and unless someone here has something terrible to say about them, I will go ahead and get my cheap webspace with ultraunix.
    CitadelHost - got back to my pre-sales question a full one day later.
    Serverplace and p4host - support request emails are sluggish. When I say sluggish, I mean it takes an hour or two. My previous host, http://icdsoft.com never took more than half hour to get back with a reply to the most demanding requests I made, and usually took 2-5 minutes to respond to simple queries that took no doing on their part. Icdsoft really rocks at $5. Just so that someone who comes here looking for a reliable, cheap, and dependable host knows.

  18. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    My webhost Netfirms tends to listen to their customers, so I took the liberty to ask them if/when they plan to implement SSH/Telnet access.

    I am an active member of the WordPress forums. Several members are looking for a host who provides 1gb of storage, plenty of bandwidth, PHP and MySQL, and SSH/Telnet access. Sadly, this host offers all of them but SSH/Telnet. We would like this to be implemented. Are there any current or future plans to implement SSH/Telnet access?

  19. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    In about 45 minutes, I received a reply from them:

    Hello Mark,
    Thank-you for expressing an interest in this feature.
    At the moment, there are no plans to support SSH/Telnet access. It has been added to our list of client requested features and may be included in a future service upgrade. Thank-you for your suggestion.

  20. LoganSix
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I also recommend http://lypha.com/.
    1GB storage
    60 GB data transfer
    unlimited e-mail addresses
    unlimited sub domains (i.e. blog.your-site.com)
    shared SSL (but you can purchase your own)
    It uses Control Panel, so you get a bunch of ready to install programs; like gallery, shopping cart, chat, forum, and WP.
    24 months at $6.95/mo
    48 months at $4.96/mo - however, it wasn't a selection in the form
    I had some problems with uptime at the start, but they moved all the bandwidth hogs off of the server and my uptime and speed is much better now. I host two sites off of the same account using an add-on domain (you get 2 with economy).

  21. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    does anybody here use anything even close to 1 gig storage & 60gig/month? is it just a marketing ploy selling people capacity that they'll only use in their dreams? a typical blog w/ few graphics uses what? <1gig/month? <100m/month?

  22. carthik
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Anonymous, photomatt.net runs up HUGE bandwidth bills. Just an example.
    I host a gallery which is 600MB and the transfer on that one alone is about 7 GB a month, which is why I wanted in on a bigger hosting account.

  23. Joshua Lyman
    Posted 12 years ago #

    If you are still sleeping on it, I highly recommend Equivity, I use them for everything, excellent and speedy service, SSH upon request, and are having a 50% off sale right now! 2/20 gigs for $12.50 a month, slightly more expensive, but all the extras and good service is worth it. Multi-domain resellers are 4/40 at $20 a month. Good luck!

  24. carthik
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I thought I would let you all know that I went with the XR2 plan on
    It's working fine for me, and now I can resell too. If someone's interested, or has questions, let me know.
    UltraUnix has online chat-help, the CEO is online most of the time on your chat tool of choice. I have had no issues so far. No downtime till now (3 days).

  25. Nick Momrik
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Aplus.NET just changed their hosting plans....very big improvement! I no longer need the Pro plan that they offer since they've added PHP and MySQL to their Solo XR plan, which by the way was rated #1 by CNET.

  26. thunderbyrd
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Now that some time has passed, how is your new host doing?

  27. carthik
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Very good. They turned on wget for my ssh account (don't ask me why it wasn't already there!), and CVS too.
    Support is very fast, and usually over one's chosen instant messaging service.
    You be nice to Whei-meng and you're treated nice in return.
    WHM is there for managing your client (reselling).
    I am a satisfied customer, for sure.

  28. Kelso
    Posted 12 years ago #

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