I need a reliable web host, not too expensive but not free, with newer technology maybe cloud...
I have been reading reviews, even bought at ipage but the give up on them, tried justhost, but not happy...
Do you have any experience with webhosting companies?
Bluehost would be my first choice too. Whatever you decide, don't forget to check for discount coupons:)
I used to recommend Hostgator, but I believe it's been bought over or merged with some other hosts and I notice it's not as reliable as it was. The only thing that's stopped me switching to another host is inertia!
If you're going to have a shop, then consider going with a host that specialises in that shop. For instance, if you're going to build a shop on Prestashop then A2 hosting is worth considering:
http://www.prestashop.com/en/ecommerce- … a2-hosting
If you haven't built your site yet, then ask yourself what's more important - the shop or the site. If the shop is your main business, then I would recommend looking at Prestashop or Opencart instead of Wordpress. WooCommerce is OK, but fundamentally it's a bolt-on to Wordpress, whereas Prestashop and Opencart are built from the ground up as storefronts. You'll also find they have more features as standard, which on WooCommerce you'll have to buy as extensions.
I recommend Bluehost - they are reliable, offer terrific load times, wonderful customer service. I'll never switch.
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1.Make a survey online
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Bluehost is "the best", but i save money with dreamhost paired with maxcdn content delivery. If you need Geo localization, bluehost may be faster. But for my needs, dreamhost plus a CDN works fine.
What type of site will you be operating? You can host a WordPress site with WordPress(dot)net or com (forget which) for cheap, but you cannot have affiliate links on their servers.
It depends upon what kind of website you have and how much traffic you expect to have. If you plan on building a hugely important site, you'll want a dedicated server. In fact, even for smaller sites with 100,000 or so visitors per month, I would go with a dedicated server. What kind of site do you have, how much traffic, how much technical support do you need and what is your budget?
see my first comment.
I thought a dedicated server is very expensive.
For a very small site (not many pages and low traffic) like you describe, a dedicated server would be overkill. From what you describe, including the shopping cart and not being an expert when problems develop or you just have questions, I would recommend HostGator. For one thing, you pay by the month so if you aren't happy you can leave quickly with no problems. Secondly, they have 24/7 live chat support so you have a real person to talk to and help you if you need it. Their hosting packages start at $4 a month.
I think you got it right. And If I ever "grow" I could move it to a bigger better place.
Now, I do need traffic and I just read somewhere that a newer technology, like platforms offered for mobiles and tablets, are more likely to get traffic. I remember reading this in regard to another forum thread...
Could that be right?
Well, i dont think i'll have anywhere near 100,000 visitor/month...
It is a small business website that can be built on wordpress and have a shopping cart. nothing fancy.
Cloud hosting is good if you may get surges in traffic because you can easily scale it up or down, but its no better in any other way. If you're not expecting huge amounts of traffic and don't have any specific requirements you probably might as well get a standard shared hosting account. Fasthosts is good for performance, but it doesn't include cpanel which many people find easier to use than ftp. If you want cpanel I think Hostgator is pretty good.
I have had cpanel at ipage and i still have at JustHost. But I don't quite use it as I am not a developer...
My problem with the 2 company named above is:
ipage is lousy....I built my website in wordpress with PressCart and it failed to show right in IE or Chrome. They told me clean my caches and so on...Their support is useless to me.
JustHost has far better support but traffic is way bad. I thought was my content but I have reasons to believe the other way..
My wife and myself have been using Bravenet for many years for six websites with no issues.
I have used Hostgator before and they have very good customer support which is quick and reliable. Never had any issues with them. But I moved all my domains to Justhost because I had that account before and I had gotten a huge discount and a free domain. Justhost is great, never had server errors. Any issue I had was my own fault and they still assisted me to solve them.
Hover. Very good service, competitive pricing, ethical attitude.
I've been HostGator for over three years now. The support is great, price is decent, and there are lots of options for extra software to install, ad coupons, and discounts on other services. If you'd like a coupon to save money on hosting, get in touch.
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