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  • # November 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Media Temple has been my web host since the mid 2000′s and I’ve always been super happy with them. Also, if you go to the “Deals” section on this site, you can get 20% off, which I used and now only pay $16/mo. Their customer service is awesome and you can call them 24/7 and talk to a real person! Good luck.

    # November 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I used justhost for years never had an issue even when I missed a couple of payments, though after I closed my account i did get a couple of invoices telling me I was been charged £0.00 that month, probably a hiccup while updating their databases.

    # November 3, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    @ToxicFire I never liked their customer support.

    # November 5, 2012 at 1:28 am

    HostGator has been great for me at work. Plus they have 24 hour support should an issue arrise.

    I also use DreamHost for my personal site and side projects as it is REALLY cheap – something like $40 for 2 years. Never really had an issue with them either.

    # November 5, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Godaddy is the best hosting company.

    # November 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    HostGator anyday! 1and1, GoDaddy, Expertrio, Arvixe are some other options you might consider.

    # November 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I made the switch to StableHost and used TheDoc’s referral code.. All i can say is that i am in love with this hosting.

    I still prefer to purchase domain names from GoDaddy, only because its cheaper. But so far, StableHost has been amazing for me.

    # November 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Same here @JohmMotylJr, I am liking it too! I particularly love the file manager in the back end, its so easy to use.

    # November 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    @Watson90, yeah it is pretty nice. Do you use ftp though? I personally use FileZilla for ftp’ing into my root directory. They make it very simple to set all that stuff up as well.

    # November 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    @JohnMotylJr I also use GoDaddy for my domains instead of with Stablehost.

    The screencast I sent you using Sublime, you can download an SFTP/FTP plugin for it.

    # November 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    @ChristopherBurton, I am going to check that out. I like FileZilla though when i have to transfer alot of things. But yeah, using a plugin for sublime would be awesome…

    Are you refering to this Sublime SFTP

    # November 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    That’s it

    # November 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    @JohnMotylJr no I don’t use an FTP service it doesn’t seem to create the ftp username for me when I try to set one up :S it looks like a HTML page with no CSS whatsoever and then I fill in the details and click submit and nothing happens…

    # November 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    @Watson90

    If you plan on using FileZilla, is so super simple man. Just follow these steps:

    1. 1.) Go to your sites cpanel (http://domainname.com/cpanel) and log in.
    2. 2.) Click “FTP Accounts” under Files, or search for “FTP Accounts”
    3. 3.) Enter a name, password, confirm and select directory (i select my root dir “www”)
    4. 4.) Create FTP Account
    5. 5.) Once created, go under FTP Accounts and find the one you just created. Now click “Configure FTP Client”
    6. 6.) *For FileZilla* select “FTP Configuration File”
    7. 7.) You have just downloaded an xml document that we will use in FileZilla
    8. 8.) Open up FileZilla and go: File / Import / *select the xml document you just downloaded* / Open
    9. 9.) When prompted click OK
    10. 10.) go: File / Site Manager and select your new FTP should look like (ftp.domainname.com) / Connect
    11. 11.) Enter your password
    12. 12.) And Boom goes the dynamite

    It may look like a lot of steps but its really not, its fairly simple..

    Simple as 3.14, however, im going to purchase that sublime ftp plugin, ill let you know how that works if you wish. Notepad ++ has a free ftp plugin but i prefer Sublime.

    # November 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Worked like a charm thank you very much for taking the time to write that all for me, I don’t know why but the page didn’t look like that when I tried, it might have been because I just purchased the hosting the same day and it may not have been ready to add a new FTP user just then, but it’s fine now. I’ll use my FileZilla now :)

    I’m a windows 7 user so Sublime is out of the question, I prefer to just use Dreamweaver.

    I have been looking at Macbook’s lately, they look soooo nice but they’re so expensive!!! I know the old cliche goes _You get what you pay for…_ but that is taking it a bit too far!

    Mac’s are just so nicely built, but I can’t justify it for the price and getting one on finance and tying myself into another contract is not something I’m willing to do, everything looks so good on Mac’s though, Sublime, Coda etc.

    It’s just unfortunate, maybe I’ll be able to afford one in the future…

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