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  • # April 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Im starting to get very agrovated !
    this is my third host this month!
    i can not find a realiable web host that doesn’t crash or go down for a long time! im using host-ed (this morning) and the hosting website itself doesn’t work either.!

    im furious! i just want to get a .com (later) im getting a job soon so i can finally pay for one (and get a small visa).

    # April 11, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    mediatemple.net is extremely reliable, though not the cheapest. I also found justhost.com to be reliable, though service was slow (in my experience — I’ve heard others say they received good service there). I’ve never had any down-time on either host. Hope it helps.

    # April 11, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    For simple sites I like to use A Small Orange‘s tiny web hosting – cheap ($25/yr) and very reliable.

    I also NEVER combine domain registration with web hosting – even if its offered free as part of the package.

    # April 11, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    (mt) might be ok for a single site but if you manage a bunch of sites I cannot recommend them. I also cannot recommend Godaddy hosting for anything more than a simple personal site.

    # April 12, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Joe, what is it you found (mt) lacking in multiple sites? Personally I see that is where they shine and come much more cost effective. I can see how you could feel that way with the (gs), but to be honest, even the (gs) has been the easiest I’ve ever used to manage the several sites for friends that I’ve hosted.

    # April 12, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Never had any issues with HostGator. If you are looking for reliable, don’t do a shared server. Get a VPS.

    # April 12, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Unfortunately there are a ton of hosting options to choose from. Sometimes you don’t know what you have until after you go through all of the work to set everything up.

    I have used 1&1, godaddy, bluehost and hostgator. My main issue I had was lack of support or human connection and I was not sure of how the operation worked. I then found Canis Hosting. It is a one man show in Michigan and he is EXTREMELY helpful if you need help transferring domains or anything like that. The cool thing is he can scale to meet any site needs. If you want small-town hospitality without the overseas long distance phone calls… you should check him out.

    # April 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

    @JoshWhite I can’t speak for (gs) as I know they work completely different but when they come out with the next greatest (dv) version you will be stuck where you are. They do not offer a way to easily migrate and they don’t even offer to help, even paid help. I begged. We were managing over 100 sites on a php4 (dv) and we were stuck with a monumental task ahead of us if we wanted to move to the latest (dv). Also, a customer with their own (gs) account was offline for a few days recently due to scheduled maintenance gone wrong.

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