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Freeper Help: What is best Web Host for small business user
Posted on 02/02/2005 9:42:30 AM PST by Raycpa
Sorry for the vanity. I need to select a web host and I am very confused about what to look for and prices. It looks like my DSL provider would charge about 12 per month and some results of my search engine yeild providers that charge 5 per month.
I'm told I need no more than 5 megs.
Suggestions and education much appreciated.
Sorry for the vanity, but if you can't trust fellow freepers, who can you trust ?
posted on 02/02/2005 9:42:30 AM PST
I don't know who is best but I have no problems with
I highly recommend GoDaddy.com
Price/service - they have it all
BTW I have no financial interest in godaddy.com!
posted on 02/02/2005 9:51:51 AM PST
posted on 02/02/2005 10:03:19 AM PST
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posted on 02/02/2005 10:06:11 AM PST
by Izzy Dunne
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GoDaddy is good for domain names, I have not tried their hosting.
I have used IMHosted for years and they are very fast and reliable. You can get an account that will allow you to host 3 domains for $4.95 per month. I wholeheartedly recommend them.
posted on 02/02/2005 10:08:14 AM PST
(snow up to the dog's ears, but the cable modem is working fine)
posted on 02/02/2005 10:08:30 AM PST
(Looking for a new tagline- Next outrage please!)
We use CrystalTech. No problems thus far. Have used it for a couple of years.
Oh great. Several good leads. Any advise on what to distinguish besides price ?
posted on 02/02/2005 10:12:19 AM PST
I'v been using 123eHost
for about 3 years now and have had no problems. They start at $4.17/month and $10.00 to register your domain name. Lots of reasonably priced extras, too.
posted on 02/02/2005 10:13:47 AM PST
While you are asking, I would ask a similar question.
Advice for a website/hosting that would only be used to illustrate images of projects, say 10 projects, 3 images each. Images. No downloads or anything else. Minimal traffic.
posted on 02/02/2005 10:14:13 AM PST
(cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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Yep, GoDaddy is great, though I've only registered domain names with them. As for hosting, the best service I've ever used is http://www.hostmatters.com
Outstanding service from them, miniscule downtime and I've never waited more than fifteen minutes for a technical response from them. I tried others, and may go looking around again soon (I'll need a ton of bandwidth soon), but these guys have been the best I've used so far.
posted on 02/02/2005 10:16:11 AM PST
(I love the smell of burning troll in the morning.)
We run therunes.net on http://www.micfo.com/ and they have been an excellent host. Problems with the servers are rare and they are solved fast if they arrise. Price and options for servers are great.
posted on 02/02/2005 10:18:15 AM PST
(Skimmed Oil for Food money is used to kill innocent Iraqis, where's the "No Blood for Oil" outrage?)
We use Crystal Tech also. Great site. Easy for beginners.
posted on 02/02/2005 10:18:51 AM PST
(The older you get ... the older "old" is !)
posted on 02/02/2005 10:22:37 AM PST
("It was just a scratch")
I recommend going to Ebay, and purchasing a cheap hosting plan from a reputable supplier with a reputation there, could cost about $24 per year. Getting a domain name may be easy too, as they may be able to provide that as well for about $15. Once you have those things, you will be send a link to the control panel, and you can set it up yourself. I have more than one that I've set up this way, and it's inexpensive, easy, and I've been happy with the results.
posted on 02/02/2005 10:26:37 AM PST
There is a company in Canada called Canaca.com
that has obscenely low prices on webhosting...literally 1/50th the price of some competitors here. I've had an account there for two years now with absolutely no problems. $4 US/month for 10GB space, 200GB bandwidth and something like 10,000 email addresses. And no catch so far.
I've used many. Startlogic is very low priced, has plenty of capacity and tools. Most importantly, the servers have a very fast response times.
FREEPERS, PLEASE NOTE: I have used Verio over the past 10 years, but their customer service has gone to h*ll. I noticed a $9.00 charge from Verio on a recent credit card statement, and it's been seveal years since I quit using them. Emailed them for an explanation - none came back. I did have the charge removed.
posted on 02/02/2005 11:13:34 AM PST
("Let us try" sounds better, don't you think? "Essayons" is so...Latin.)
what are you using it for? Personal? Business?
Business, low volume.
posted on 02/02/2005 12:37:45 PM PST
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posted on 02/02/2005 1:56:57 PM PST
(Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
Does 5 megs for 3 or 4 pages sound right or could I have misunderstood ?
posted on 02/02/2005 2:35:42 PM PST
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