Does anyone knows a good and reliable web hosting...

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  1. cameciob profile image82
    cameciobposted 9 years ago

    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?

    1. Tolovaj profile image87
      Tolovajposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Bluehost would be my first choice too. Whatever you decide, don't forget to check for discount coupons:)

      1. cameciob profile image82
        cameciobposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, I will check it out

    2. Marisa Wright profile image88
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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: … 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.

    3. LittleKnownStuff profile image77
      LittleKnownStuffposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I recommend Bluehost - they are reliable, offer terrific load times, wonderful customer service. I'll never switch.

    4. profile image52
      pager123posted 9 years agoin reply to this

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  2. SagaSphere profile image65
    SagaSphereposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. cameciob profile image82
      cameciobposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      i don't need affiliates...I'm not too techie either. But I do need traffic.
      I have read somewhere that now the cloud host is the best.
      Aren't bluehost and justhost part of the same company?

  3. Writer Fox profile image28
    Writer Foxposted 9 years ago

    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?

    1. cameciob profile image82
      cameciobposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Writer Fox...
      see my first comment.
      I thought a dedicated server is very expensive.

      1. Writer Fox profile image28
        Writer Foxposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. cameciob profile image82
          cameciobposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          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?

          1. Writer Fox profile image28
            Writer Foxposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Mobile is definitely a game-changer right now and 3-D is expected to surge in the Spring.  HostGator can handle it.

  4. cameciob profile image82
    cameciobposted 9 years ago

    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.

  5. electronician profile image81
    electronicianposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. cameciob profile image82
      cameciobposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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..

  6. Dale Hyde profile image84
    Dale Hydeposted 9 years ago

    My wife and myself have been using Bravenet for many years for six websites with no issues.

    1. cameciob profile image82
      cameciobposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I'll check it out.
      BTY are you happy with the traffic you get?

  7. Cardisa profile image88
    Cardisaposted 9 years ago

    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.

  8. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    Hover.  Very good service, competitive pricing, ethical attitude.

  9. James McCullough profile image68
    James McCulloughposted 9 years ago

    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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