What... have any of you guys tried Directadmin at all? Like actually use it instead of judging it by its simplistic theme? Directadmin destroys cPanel in terms of usability from the enduser point of view. The minimal interface loads quickly and does everything you can possibly need and more in a shared hosting environment.
I think the point was not regarding which is better, but with which is more commonly used. Since cpanel is more or less the industry standard, it makes more sense for providers to go with cpanel (the same goes for users).
I did a LOT of reading today, and ended up going with powermonster.
Already, I am SUPER impressed with the customer service. Super quick responses, very polite, - even got a phone call - and they're going to transfer EVERYTHING over for me!
I only wish I'd known that a new host would do that. Stress over the scope of changing hosts has prevented me from doing it for the past 6 months. I would have switched LONG ago, if I'd known how little hassle it would end up being.
It's $5/month, not sure how much cheaper I need to go, lol!
I went with them because the reviews were good, and a lot of their site attracted me. For instance, they seem to be VERY anal retentive about keeping their ips off blacklists. After dealing with the **** from HostPC for so long.. I really need that.
Also, a lot of what their customers were saying (on sites OTHER than theirs) sounded like what they loved about powermonster were all things that I miss from my earlier days with HostPC. Responsiveness, etc.
For instance, we've gone back and forth on my ticket a few times in the past hour or so.. contrasted with submitting a ticket for hostpc... waiting.. waiting... getting a non answer a day or two later.. they close the ticket without fixing the issue.. etc.
I'm really happy already. In describing my HostPC experiences to a friend, it really felt like trying to leave an abusive husband. Wishing it was how it was, giving a lot of chances.. swearing I'll leave when it gets bad, but then forgiving and hoping it'll get better...
Well, now I feel like a handsome man with a sexy accent just whisked me outta that hell hole, and off to somewhere sunny and PEACEFUL.
Sorry, I've been very, very frustrated with HostPC for a VERY long time, and really hate feeling like my hands are tied. CANNOT believe the weight that was lifted from my chest when these guys emailled to say that they've started transferring everything over.
Yeah, $35 / year difference. That's a nice meal out.
Sorry man. I get what you're saying and all, but $5/month is nothing. I have NO idea how they can do it that cheap, aside from equipment costs, geez, 1 decent trouble ticket/month, and they're losing money on me, labor wise.
Glad to hear you found a new web host.
I started my company because I had problems with hosts and I know what you have went threw, As to moving over your account all they will do is copy the account from the server you where on to there server witch makes it less hassle.