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Opinion on WP recommended host? (26 posts)

  1. hesed2
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm looking for a new hosting company and took a look at the list of those recommended here. PowWeb looks really good in terms of features and price, but when I did a google search for reviews I found quite a few really really negative reviews, yet I know unhappy customers are probably more likely to make their opinions known. Does anyone here have any firsthand experience with them?

  2. F1_error
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I use Dreamhost, and have been for years, so they get my recommendation. But YMMV

  3. jennmiller
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have 1&1, which is wonderful. (but a little pricey) and just recently switched to PowWeb. If you are going to install WP manually, PowWeb is wonderful. I've no problems at all, with site, database, or email. The features are easy to use and offer a lot of options some other companies don't see to offer. I had Dreamhost and had bad results, but as was said, we may all have different results

  4. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    hostingzoom.com are quality, i use their reseller service resellerzoom.com been with them since Jan/Feb since dumping the rubbish Fuitadnet (crap support, crap service, and one moderator who probably took lessons from hitler on how to mod).

    Reseller are the cheaper of the two, you don't get a lesser service, just not as good hardware

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    My host is not listed http://www.linksky.com/index.html but I am with them for 3 years, no complains, I am on the Standard package, everything works fine.

  6. One thing you have to remember is that most hosting companies used to pay individuals to post glaringly negative reviews (I'm not sure if they still do). If you do a search for all of the WP recommended hosts, you should find that each have more negative reviews than positive reviews, and that most of the negative reviews have similar sentence structure and spelling errors. Also, I'm sure that Matt wouldn't enter into a relationship like this with those hosting providers if they weren't good in the long run.

    (BTW, I'm a happy DreamHost customer.)

  7. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    One thing you have to remember is that most hosting companies pay individuals to post glaringly negative reviews.

    If that's the case, tell me where they are, I could do with some cash :)

  8. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "One thing you have to remember is that most hosting companies pay individuals to post glaringly negative reviews."

    What ?????

    Name 3.

  9. Sorry for not being clear. That was a widely known practice a few years ago when the hosting review sites started to spring up. I'm not sure if they still do, but I am sure that most of the negative reviews have similar sentence structure and spelling errors. I've edited my above post.

    As for naming 3, 1&1 was one of the first. Or, at the very least, someone with an @1and1.com email address was literally copy/pasting negative reviews to every host other than 1&1 on almost every review site. But, they caught quite a bit of flack for it. I'm sure that they no longer do it.

  10. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    it was the practice, but with law suits and the like, it's not likely anymore. I agree that this can happen, but this is no longer, or a very, very rare practice.

    Here's the interesting thing though, one popular site rates other hosts including the host they are hosted by, and the outright winner is the host they use, there's even a promotional link. These sites are, however, few and far between and best avoided. Affiliation with a host on a site meant to be objective is unlikely, but nothing to stop a user from stating their positive experience with one host over another. Webhostingtalk.com is generally a good site where genuine users rate and review their hosts and other host experiences. Some are artifical posts, but you spot those a mile away when the host intervenes and asks for evidence of the suggestion that service was atrocious.

    I don't think the replies are out of context, I think rephrasing the post as you did makes it seem clearer, but still suggests a degree of hysteria from past practices which really do not exist anymore, except for low brow hosts run by jonny-no-body in his bedroom while he munches on a pack of doritos waiting for muppet a to enter his contract

  11. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I use my brother's web hosting and I am a happy customer. If you're interested, you can contact him at ed@ewurster.com for information.

  12. hesed2
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks guys, does anyone have any experience with BlueHost?

  13. billh
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I use ICD Soft ( http://www.icdsoft.com ). 500Mb of space, 2 databases, email limited only by the space, cpanel, 7 subdomains, much more. The only thing that would be nice for WP is that I can't do is run a cron job, but for $5 per month I can live with that. Actually the first year was $65 ($5 per month and $5 for my domain name); after that it's $43 per year.

  14. Personally, I don't have any experience with BlueHost, but I have heard a lot of good things about them.

  15. buzolich
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I just setup a domain on godaddy and had zero problems. I think the key is knowing that you have to change to hostname in your wp-config.php file from localhost to the name they give you on your godaddy database setup page.

    The least expensive option is less than $4 a month. This is my first hosted account with godaddy, but I've been buying my domain names there for a couple years.

  16. pauljohns
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    i use http://www.1and1.com, and theyre only 10.00 a month, so far, i like them.

  17. editor
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sorry for any potential OT, but I would like to get an opinion about Doorhost.net. I've been with them since january. Apparently everything worked fine, but since april, they are driving me crazy. Ongoing downtime. At first they said that the problem was with a tmp directory of theirs, filling up and causing crashes to the Apache server; then they said that the problem was fixed, but I'm still experiencing sudden downtimes. Now they say that it could be a d.o.s attack, and so on. What do you think about them? Am I just unlucky or is there anything else? Thanks.

  18. Asecondforever
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    As a beginner I did a lot of research here and on other sites, and ended up going with Laughing Squid. I picked them because they seemed to suit my needs as a novice. Their help/sustomer support were key for me:

    1) Their online documaentation, FAQ, etc, was in plain enough english and was more understandable for me than many others.

    2) They do have knowledge of and experience with WP.

    3) I submitted a couple of help tickets to ask them questions that would help me decide if they were for me, and they got back to me very fast despite the tickets being "low" priority. (Another webhost took a few days to get back to me on a simple question.)

    4) I figured any webhost that specializes in sites for artists, nonprofits, and the like probably gets a lot of quesitions from folks without much site building/management expertise. So my questions wouldn't annoy them. :)

    I've only been with them a few weeks, but have had my share of questions for them, and have not been disappointed.

  19. jetshack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    my god you all are willing to pay a lot of cash to get your blogs hosted....

    anyway... I've got a client who uses powweb... no problems... funky admin area... expensive...

    I've also sent several people to globedomain.com... no frills, but they've recently been taken over by acunett... the service is improving, but I'm not recomending them yet (they are crazy cheap though... )

    There's another company called 9esolution that I've used which has had stellar uptime, but has horrible customer service.

    If you're site doesn't have much traffic, I could host it for you as well.

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

    A Small Orange.

    Very good indeed.

  21. Michael Bishop

    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK, I'll admit, I'm still a bit naive about hosting, as I've only got a couple of low traffic blogs on my domain, but I paid $18 for a year's worth of hosting. Unlimited databases, emails, subdomains. 6 gigs bandwidth (a month) and 600mb of storage, cpanel. I have yet to notice one minute of down time (knocks on wood), and everything seems cool. What's the catch?
    MyMarkdown

  22. Arlo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have a hard time recommending Powweb...I (along with all users on a given server) have had 4 outages since I joined them, once lasting almost 8 hours, along with a php update glitch that took 3 days to correct.

  23. I'll second the vote for A Small Orange.

    http://www.asmallorange.com/services/hosting/

  24. WorldBuilder
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I currently use MidPhase, and am moderately happy. I will going back to LunarPages. They are amazing. Hell, the W3C likes 'em, so there you go!

    Chris

  25. jetshack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If the site isn't for a business I might think about using globedomain... I haven't had any down time in the last 3 months, but I'm still not convinced that things are all rosy...

    500MB Space
    5 GB Bandwidth
    $18.75 / year

    I pay like a $ extra a year and use a reseller account... let's me share hosting with 4 domains under the same package

  26. Kassad
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have been with free webhosting with 50 MB space for a while.
    Not really satisfied though.
    At last, I met an offer I could not withstand.

    -free domain registration
    1 GB space
    20 email addresses/100 MB apiece
    virus and spam protection
    DNS, PHP, Perl etc.
    MySQL, pgSQL
    SMTP, IMAP, POP3
    Webmail, webstatistics
    unlimited subdomain
    FTP, TLS FTP
    Control Center (email, phpMyAdmin)
    SSL

    All for 90$/year.

    Friendly host, giving support and fulfilling special request if possible. The service is really good and I am all on my own.

    Well, I bought myself the freedom :)

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