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Posted on 10/19/2012 10:14:17 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
SO in the last few months, I was one of the victims of the GoDaddy hacking, and it has caused serious consternation in my business over the security of our email provider.
GoDaddy hosts our email and domain, our website is just a front page with contact info.
I am in search of a replacement, a host provider with a good track record for small businesses and able to provide daily backups of our files.
Please help me out with personal recommendations and experiences with various email and website hosting providers.
Could I get a Tech Ping List bump for this thread please.
http://www.hostmysite.com/ has been good for me going on 12 years.
I use dreamhost. On the plus side it is cheap for virtually unlimited storage and bandwidth. On the minus side their network can go down inexplicably.
check local folks out. pay an extra couple bucks a month to be able to actually call/meet the people that are in charge of what you actually need. Take a look at craigslist, ask a few local designers/developers who they use and recommend.
They are all thieves and susceptible to hacking. I use Godaddy still, but also moniker.com and ixwebhosting which gives you 15 free ip addresses.
For email, you can try messagelabs.
I’ve been on 1and1.com for about 8 years. Not the best first-line customer service (offshore mixed with local). But for the money they’re WAY better than nickel&dime GoDaddy for email count, storage. I haven’t used the 3000 emails you get with it.
I’d go with a “Reagan.com” address host....
I’ve used lunarpages for my domain hosting for quite a few years. On line support (rarely needed) is very good.
http://hostmonster.com Great service.
My third or fourth hosting company, am perfectly happy with http://www.bluehost.com/ .
Our business has been a 1&1 user for a decade now. We have not experienced any problems during that period. I think they provide a good product.
Low cost, unlimited email addresses, additional sites at no extra charge, templates if you like plus more.
Bump for later.
or Office365 for email.
A friend of mine runs just such a company. In fact, he did my website for my recent campaign for sheriff. http://www.pilgrimtechnology.com/
I think he changed his website tho. FS4 is in it but do you think I can find it for you! This is what came up in google. He is in Michigan but it still may be worth a call or email.
Can I recommend eroute.net - Good experiences with them!
Don’t laugh, I have a couple businesses and have been very happy with FatCow.com.
Their customer service is outstanding and you never have to hold or get transferred to another IT person.
You get a lot for your pennies and the site is never down. The e-mail will push to any device, or other address. FatCow’s e-mail is web-based and primitive but nobody uses it as we all push it to another smartphone or a Gmail account.
I don’t know if you can beat their hosting prices. IMO, avoid Network Solutions, GoDaddy, and the big players unless they match the second tier names in pricing and features.
Email for my business is more important than the actual website so when email fails to work correctly it means serious problems for me and my customers and vendors. Having gone through multiple “providers” from 1999 to 2005, I found “H-Sphere” clustered server providers employing H Sphere technology. Instead of a server performing all functions (DNS, Email, WWW and database functions) email is handled by separate discreet servers. Database functions on a separate server or servers, WWW on separate server or servers, DNS and control panel functions on a separate server or servers. There are quite a few providers offering H Sphere technology so search H Sphere providers. I’ve been with the same provider now for 7 years (jodohost.com). It’s nice being able to find a company you can stick with because moving everything to another provider is a PITA.
That is a similar situation to mine, will look into that H Sphere silo servers idea. This will be our third move, and no one is looking forward to it, got to find one to stick with for the next decade.
Thanks everyone, I am going to spend inordinate amount of time this weekend researching these suggestions.
I host with GoDaddy, Hostmonster and HostGator. All three have been good for me. I have always had good customer service, minimal downtime and easy to undertand administration.
GoDaddy was hacked, but any of them could be. I keep a backup in Amazon which has amazing prices for data storage. I also keep several copies of backups out of the cloud.
GoDaddy is also scrambling to close any holes they can find. The others are as well as they were able to see their own vulnerabilities.
I have personal hosting experience with Total Choice Hosting and Hostmonster.com.
Both sites perform with nary a hitch and zero downtime AFAIK.
Reasonable prices. Good service.